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Tyvon Branch

27-Year-Old Safety – Oakland Raiders

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Double-check on Branch's health before your draft. He missed all but two games last year with a mysterious lingering ankle injury, but as long as he's healthy, Branch should provide legitimate DB1 ups...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  OUT  (IR)     INJURY:  Foot
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 210   DOB: 12/11/1986
College: Connecticut  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Tyvon Branch Contract Information:

Restructured his contract with the Raiders in March of 2013.

September 25, 2014  –  Tyvon Branch News

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The Raiders have placed Branch (foot) on IR, the team's official site reports.

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Tyvon Branch NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 21 7 - 6 - 0 - 1 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 22 16 - 119 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 23 Oak 16 102 79 23 4 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 -4 0
2011 24 Oak 16 106 78 28 1 4 1 0 0 1 31 0 0 0
2012 25 Oak 14 94 74 20 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Oak 2 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Oak 3 30 23 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tyvon Branch – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

190

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Tyvon Branch was on the field for 190 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Tyvon Branch was on the field for 13 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 836 83
2013 64 7
2014 190 13
Tyvon Branch 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @NYJ 70 4 7 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Hou 71 7 13 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NE 49 2 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Mia
5 BYE Bye Week
6 SD
7 Ari
8 @Cle
9 @Sea
10 Den
11 @SD
12 KC
13 @StL
14 SF
15 @KC
16 Buf
17 @Den

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Tyvon Branch
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   210 lbs
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Oakland Raiders Team Injury Report
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Tyvon Branch: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Branch, who will require foot surgery, is expected to go on IR, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

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Branch is slated to undergo a procedure on his foot, ESPN.com reports.

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Branch suffered a fractured foot in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Branch left Friday's preseason game against the Lions with an ankle injury, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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An ankle injury limited Branch to just two games last season, and while coach Dennis Allen said immediately after Friday's game he didn't think his latest setback was serious, he added that he wasn't positive as to the extent of the issue. Brandian Ross seems like the top candidate to see increased reps at strong safety should Branch miss practice time.
GM Reggie McKenzie indicated Thursday that Branch (ankle) is fully healthy for the Raiders' offseason program, CSN's Scott Bair reports.

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Branch (ankle) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday, 957 The Game's John Dickinson reports.

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Previously listed as doubtful for Sunday's game, Branch hasn't suited up for a contest since Week 2. On a roster full of youngsters and over-the-hill veterans, Branch was supposed to be one of the few key Raiders in his prime. While not an elite safety, he's always been a solid run stopper and a strong source of tackles for IDP owners. Assuming Branch returns to his starting role in 2013 -- a strong possibility -- he should pick up right where he left off, as one of the better fantasy options at defensive back.
Branch (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

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Branch (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Branch (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Interceptions are exceedingly difficult to come by if you're Branch Ė he has just three over the last four years Ė but he's a highly reliable asset in leagues that reward heavily for tackle production. Branch totaled 327 tackles from 2009 to 2011, and he finished 2012 with 94 tackles despite missing two games. Those two missed games were the only ones Branch has missed in the past four years, so durability is a strong suit.

2012

Branch seems to have little or no ability as a playmaker, particularly in coverage, but he is second only to George Wilson in being the safest bet to hit triple-digit tackles. Itís a mark Branch has had little trouble reaching each of the last three years, with 124 (98 solo) from 2009 serving as the high point. His totals from 2010 (104) and 2011 (109) also rank among the highest in the league for defensive backs. But as consistently elite as his tackle numbers are, he just hasnít done anything else of note, aside from a four-sack showing in 2010. He has just two sacks in the three seasons outside of 2010 and just three interceptions in his four NFL years. His three forced fumbles and 16 passes defended over four years are similarly unimpressive. Itís possible that Branchís game will go to the next level with an apparently bright defensive mind (Dennis Allen) taking over the team, but the reasonable expectation is for Branch to provide tackles and little else.

2011

Branch has consecutive years with triple-digit tackles in Oakland, and everything is shaping up for him to make it three in a row in 2011. While he has mostly been an in-the-box safety in his career, itís easy to forget Branch was actually a college cornerback at Connecticut, so he hasnít been playing at the safety position for long. His 228 tackles (179 solo) the last two years, then, are an especially impressive total in light of his non-safety background. He also has five sacks and three forced fumbles in that span. Itíd really be something if Branch could expand his game and become a factor in coverage (he has just two interceptions in his career), but Branch should be expected to continue his standout play as a run-stopping safety, even if he doesnít improve from here.

2010

The safety spot in Oakland has become a fantasy gold mine. Two years ago, Gibril Wilson made 128 tackles from the Raiders secondary. Wilson parlayed that season into a deal with Miami, so the Raiders moved Branch from cornerback to fill the vacancy. Good move. Branch became a tackling machine at strong safety, racking up 124 stops in his first year at the position to lead all defensive backs. He didnít have any interceptions, but he should be good for 100-plus tackles as the Raidersí strong safety again this year.

2009

Branch will switch from cornerback to safety this season. If starting safety Michael Huff's struggles continue, Branch will be among a group of players pushing for more playing time.