33-Year-Old Safety – Tennessee Titans
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Wilson started all 16 games for the Bills in 2012 at strong safety, recording 73 total tackles and five passes defensed. He is entering his eighth year in the league and should start at safety for the...
George Wilson Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Titans in February of 2013.
Wilson agreed to terms with the Titans on Friday, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Wilson is one of the league's most productive tacklers at safety, but the Bills were phasing him out of the lineup during 2012 in favor of Da'Norris Searcy, who was a fourth-round pick in 2011. Wilson could get a look from several teams as a stopgap starter at strong safety, but his IDP value likely won't approach what it was during his best Buffalo days. Searcy should start for Buffalo in 2013 and make a fine IDP target.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The hype still hasn’t seemed to pick up to an appropriate level for Wilson, who has 209 tackles and eight interceptions in his last two seasons as a starter. But there’s nonetheless no doubt the secret is out at this point, even in the most casual of IDP leagues. Wilson totaled 106 tackles (78 solo), four interceptions and two forced fumbles in 2011 despite missing three games due to a neck stinger. That sort of production, which projects to roughly 131 tackles (96 solo) and five interceptions over 16 games, can be a game-changer for fantasy owners. Those numbers are no fluke, either – Wilson finished the 2009 season with 103 tackles (70 solo), two sacks and four interceptions despite starting only 12 games. He is in himself the top tier for defensive backs by a rather comfortable margin since age or injury are weighing down the stock of players like Eric Berry, Kam Chancellor, Charles Woodson and Patrick Chung. If you’re going to be the first owner in your league to draft an IDP, the pick should probably be either Wilson or defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul.
With Donte Whitner off to San Francisco, Wilson is in line to take over at strong safety. In such a role, he makes an excellent IDP sleeper. Wilson made the most of his playing time in recent years, finishing 2009 with 103 tackles (70 solo) and four interceptions. Wilson will be a bit under the radar in most IDP drafts, but considering how profitable of a role he’s inheriting (Whitner totaled 140 tackles last year), Wilson is worth a pick.
The Bills like where they're sitting at safety entering 2010, with Wilson, Bryan Scott, Donte Whitner and playmaking youngster Jairus Byrd all signed and sealed. Byrd will likely be one of the starters, and Whitner seems to have the inside track on the other. That would make the talented and versatile Wilson a backup, meaning he's not worthy of an IDP slot even though his numbers in 2009 were excellent. But if injuries strike like last season, he's worth a pickup, as his 103 tackles in 12 starts last season prove.
Wilson finished the 2008 season with 25 total tackles and 1.5 sacks. He played in all 16 games, starting three. Wilson is a nice story of a fringe receiver who switched to defense, worked hard, and earned an NFL role, but his contributions as an IDP will probably remain in check. The Bills drafted Jairus Byrd in the second round this season, which could relegate Wilson to the No. 4 safety spot.
Wilson (like seemingly every member of the Bills’ secondary) ended 2007 on injured reserve, but not before making Buffalo’s experiment to convert him from receiver to safety a success. He’ll likely return to a reserve safety role this season, but has excellent play-making ability when given the chance, using his offensive background to post two defensive scores last year.
If the Bills were playing baseball, Wilson would be the ultimate utility player. His natural position is wide receiver, but the Bills are also trying him at strong saftey and they like him as a special teams player. He's been on the team's practice squad two of the last three seasons, so there must be something the Bills see in him. Unfortunately, he doesn't have too a bright future at any of his positions. It would seem that Wilson's best asset is his versatility, which might just be enough to finally land him a spot on the 53-man roster.
Wilson couldn't beat out Andre Davis and Sam Aiken for one of the final receiver spots and was cut in September of 2006.