22-Year-Old Safety – Arizona Cardinals
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Mathieu won't necessarily produce like a top-25 IDP this year, but that would only be the case if the torn ACL/LCL injury he suffered in December limits his workload early in the season. He's expected...
Tyrann Mathieu Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $3.052 million deal with the Cardinals in May of 2013.
Mathieu (knee) said Friday that his health won't allow him to play for 6-to-8 weeks, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
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Tyrann Mathieu: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The report indicates that Mathieu believes that he is about "60, 70 percent" in terms of running, while adding that he has been able to do some cutting. While his progress from a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee is encouraging, the safety's early-season status remains unclear, with coach Bruce Arians having previously suggested that he doesn't expect Mathieu back until October.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Mathieu was enjoying a stellar rookie season before tearing both his ACL and LCL in Week 13. Prior to the injury, He totaled 68 tackles (65 solo) and two interceptions. Mathieu will probably still miss portions of training camp, but it appears he's on the fringe of being healthy for Week 1 of the regular season. In any event, the Cardinals drafted Washington State safety Deone Bucannon in the first round to provide another playmaker in the secondary.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Mathieu isn't expected to be ready for the start of training camp and likely won't be available for any part of training camp. His ultimate goal is to avoid the PUP list and be ready for Week 1, but that seems questionable at this point.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Mathieu will battle for the starting free safety position against Yeremiah Bell. Mathieu will also likely be featured on special teams as the Cardinals will look to utilize his return ability.