Kevin Byard
Kevin Byard
26-Year-Old SafetyS
Tennessee Titans
2019 Fantasy Outlook
In an era with many emerging standout safeties, Byard may be the unchallenged leader of them all when it comes to coverage ability. He's perhaps the most feared ballhawk in the league after picking off 12 passes the last two years. His tackle production could regress despite its initial modesty (177 in the last two years), but Byard is a rare case where the interception production appears bankable. It's the same thing he did in college at Middle Tennessee, where he intercepted an absurd 19 passes, including four returned for touchdowns. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $70.5 million contract with the Titans in July of 2019.
Picks off fifth pass
STennessee Titans
December 30, 2019
Byard recorded seven tackles and also intercepted a pass in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans.
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Byard led the team in tackles to notch his third consecutive season with 80 or more takedowns. He also added his fifth interception of the campaign, surpassing his 2018 total of four. Byard will look to continue to lead the defense through the playoffs, beginning with a wild-card matchup against the Patriots.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2016
No safety in the NFL pounces on the ball like Byard, whose eight interceptions and 16 passes defensed last year were forewarned by his superb college production at Middle Tennessee, where he snatched 19 interceptions in four years, returning four for touchdowns. His IDP utility isn't interception-dependent, however, as his 87 tackles from last year play in mainstream IDP scenarios, too. Eight interceptions a year is too much to ask, but Byard should rank at or near the top in the category most years going forward.
The 2016 third-rounder joins a deep group of safeties that includes presumed starters Da’Norris Searcy and Rashad Johnson, as well as Daimion Stafford, Marqueston Huff and Josh Aubrey. Byard’s 19 interceptions at Middle Tennessee State indicate that he possesses elite ball skills, but the Titans have the resources to bring him along slowly as he makes the adjustment from Conference USA to the NFL. While he’ll make the roster, expectations should be tempered for the rookie.
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Notches fourth pick
STennessee Titans
December 3, 2019
Byard recorded two solo tackles, a pass breakup and an interception in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Colts.
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Notches season high in tackles
STennessee Titans
November 26, 2019
Byard amassed nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 42-20 win over the Jaguars.
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Another interception
STennessee Titans
October 13, 2019
Byard tallied six tackles, a pass defensed and an interception in Week 6 against Denver.
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Nabs first INT since opener
STennessee Titans
October 9, 2019
Byard registered five tackles (four solo), two pass breakups and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Bills.
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Makes seven tackles in loss
STennessee Titans
September 20, 2019
Byard notched seven tackles (four solo) during Thursday's 20-7 loss to the Jaguars.
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