23-Year-Old Safety – Arizona Cardinals
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Mathieu was off his game in 2014 due to his recovery from ACL and LCL tears suffered in the previous campaign. However, the Cardinals' previous defensive coordinator, Todd Bowles, was forced to use fi...
Tyrann Mathieu Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $3.052 million deal with the Cardinals in May of 2013.
Mathieu produced 37 tackles (35 solo), four passes defended, one interception, two tackles for loss, and one fumble recovery in 13 games this season.
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Tyrann Mathieu: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Cardinals held an unofficial practice Monday, which Mathieu took part in with a cast that extends from his healing left thumb to the midpoint of his forearm. With such a hindrance in place, he'll have difficulty reeling in any potential interceptions, if he indeed suits up on Sunday night. Nevertheless, as the sole question mark among the defense heading into the week of preparation, the opportunistic unit could soon be at full strength with their toughest remaining regular season test on tap.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Mathieu has been diagnosed with both a fractured and dislocated thumb, and he will need to undergo a procedure to repair the damage. Assuming Mathieu sits out the next three games as expected, he should be available for Arizona's Week 17 matchup with the 49ers as well as any postseason games.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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 to be ready for Week 1, however, so there's a decent chance that he's ready to hit the ground running by the time the season starts. To the surprise of no one who ever saw him play at LSU, Mathieu displayed unique upside as a safety/slot corner hybrid. Despite playing a part-time role early in the year, he finished with 68 tackles (65 solo), one sack, and two interceptions in 13 games, and he'll be locked into a three-down role this year as soon as he's physically able to play. Mathieu forced 11 fumbles and posted 16 tackles for loss in his two years at LSU, and his nose for the ball gives him significant upside once he regains full strength.
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.