Tavon Wilson
Tavon Wilson
29-Year-Old SafetyS
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tavon Wilson in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Lions in March of 2018.
Approaches triple-digit tackle numbers
SDetroit Lions
January 9, 2020
Wilson generated 98 tackles, one sack, five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries over 16 games in 2019.
ANALYSIS
After seeing his role diminish during the 2018 campaign, Wilson logged a career high in defensive snaps this time around, presumably thanks to the offseason departure of Glover Quin followed by the midseason trade of Quan Diggs to Seattle. Wilson, who turns 30 in March, parlayed this heavy usage into a new career high in tackles and more than twice as many PBUs as he's had in any of the past six seasons. Whether this statistical growth can reasonably be expected to continue in 2020 largely depends on if Detroit extends another contract to the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent, and whether 2019 third-rounder Will Harris -- or any other younger bodies the Lions may bring in -- eat into Wilson's playing time.
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Wilson is an obscure name to most, but that might solely have to do with injury troubles. He has played a full season only twice in his six-year career, and in neither of his two years with Detroit. His per-snap production is very useful, however, so if he could just stay healthy he'd be a boon to IDP owners. If you took his 55 tackles from last year and projected it over 1,000 snaps, for instance, you'd get 101 tackles. You could do much worse for a DB2 gamble.
The 2016 season was Wilson's first in Detroit after spending the first four years of his career with the Patriots. The former second-round draft pick eventually beat out Rafael Bush to secure the Lions' starting strong safety role, and he showcased a pleasantly-surprising display of versatility by lining up in coverage, on the line, and in the slot. That isn't to say Wilson didn't have his bad moments, too, as he struggled from time to time both against the run and the pass. Although Bush bolted for New Orleans in the offseason, the ascending second-year Miles Killebrew waits in the wings and should give Wilson a run for his money in the chase to earn a starting spot in Week 1. Even if Killebrew ultimately wins out, Wilson will likely still see the field often, as Bush logged 500 snaps in a backup role last season.
Wilson signed with the Lions to presumably fill the team’s vacancy at free safety, but fellow free-agent acquiree Rafael Bush appears to have won that job. Subsequently, Wilson will be relegated to a role in nickel packages and likely won’t see enough playing time to flash any IDP appeal.
With Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung set to start at safty for the Patriots, Wilson -- a 2012 second-rounder, who recorded 22 tackles last season, will look to stick around as in a reserve/special teams role.
Provides the Patriots with depth at free safety, but no lock to secure a big role after recording just three tackles last season, his second as a pro.
Wilson, considered by most a major second-round reach in 2012, played both corner and safety in college, given him the sort of versatility the Patriots covet. He'll begin the 2013 season as a reserve. As a rookie, he racked up 41 tackles, including 10 in Week 5, when he drew a spot start. He's one to watch if injuries hit the New England secondary.
The Patriots selected Wilson in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 48th overall, which was viewed by many as a reach. Still, he's penciled in as the team's backup strong safety behind the productive (when healthy) Patrick Chung.
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Good to go Sunday
SDetroit Lions
December 29, 2019
Wilson (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's matchup with the Packers.
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Questionable for Sunday
SDetroit Lions
Hamstring
December 27, 2019
Wilson (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
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Nursing hamstring injury
SDetroit Lions
Hamstring
December 26, 2019
WIlson (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday.
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Tallies eight tackles in loss
SDetroit Lions
November 26, 2019
Wilson recovered a fumble and collected eight tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Redskins.
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Records first sack
SDetroit Lions
November 11, 2019
Wilson generated six tackles (five solo), a sack and a pass breakup in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Bears.
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