Jordan Poyer
Jordan Poyer
28-Year-Old SafetyS
Buffalo Bills
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Formerly a ballhawking cornerback who nearly went undrafted due to poor athleticism, Poyer might have been a Ronde Barber sort of player 20 years ago. But with the Cover-2 cycling out of style, Poyer had to cut it as a safety instead. He's a perfect fit for the Sean McDermott defense, posting superb counting stat production while playing a meaningful role in the strong showing of the unit as a whole. He has 195 tackles, four sacks and nine interceptions in his two years with McDermott, so even in a strong class of defensive back IDPs, it'd be fair to select him first. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $19.5 million contract with the Bills in March of 2020.
Lands extension
SBuffalo Bills
March 17, 2020
Poyer has signed a two-year extension with the Bills that will keep him with the team through 2022, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
In his third season with the Bills in 2019, Poyer racked up a career-high 107 tackles to go along with two picks and three forced fumbles, making him a quality IDP option while serving as the team's starting strong safety. Meanwhile, Micah Hyde -- the squad's top free safety -- is still under contract with Buffalo through the 2021 season.
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2019 Jordan Poyer Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jordan Poyer's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
191 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.18 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.87 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
8 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jordan Poyer
IDP Analysis: Week 16 Matchups
113 days ago
Tre’Davious White and the rest of Buffalo’s defensive backs should be able to take advantage of New England having to throw the ball more often than it would like.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 12 Start/Sit
139 days ago
Jerry Donabedian breaks down the best and worst matchups of Week 12, treating Tevin Coleman with optimism and Joe Mixon with skepticism.
NFL Game Previews: Week 7 Matchups
174 days ago
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup as the Patriots head to East Rutherford to face the AFC East rival Jets.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 5 Start/Sit
188 days ago
Jerry Donabedian uses DVOA to help identify the best and worst matchups of Week 5, including upgrades for Allen Robinson and Calvin Ridley.
IDP Analysis: Drafting Defensive Backs
255 days ago
Jim Coventry concludes his three-article series with defensive backs, and coming in at third in the rankings is Keanu Neal.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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For four years Poyer was known as an NFL misfit – a player with the skill set of a ball-hawking cornerback, but the lacking athleticism of a box safety. Coach Sean McDermott figured out how to make the best of the situation, moving Poyer to safety to make plays without the responsibility of endless man coverage. He's always had great ball skills, and after posting 95 stops in 15 games last year it appears that Poyer will be a strong tackle source from now on, too.
Poyer was on the fast track to a career season in 2016, having racked up 39 tackles (43 is his career-high) and two passes defensed through six games. However, his season came to a crashing halt after he suffered a lacerated kidney in Week 6. Poyer decided to jump ship after spending the past three seasons with the Browns, signing a four-year deal with the Bills on the first day of free agency. Now back to full strength, the 26-year-old figures to be an integral part of a secondary that lost Stephon Gilmore and Aaron Williams during the offseason. Poyer is slated to start at free safety alongside Micah Hyde, and if he is able to remain healthy, Poyer could reach the 100-tackle threshold in 2017.
Poyer will back up Tashaun Gipson at free safety in 2015.
Poyer will look to provide the Browns with safety depth in 2014.
Poyer was a very productive college cornerback at Oregon State, but he went undrafted after testing poorly in pre-draft workouts. He looks like a great practice squad prospect for Philadelphia, but there's no reason to think he can't make the final roster with the Eagles.
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Career-best production
SBuffalo Bills
February 8, 2020
Poyer ranked second on the Bills in tackles in 2019 with a career-high 107 stops, while also adding one sack, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
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Reaches 100 tackles
SBuffalo Bills
December 22, 2019
Poyer recorded 11 tackles (10 solo) and forced a fumble in Saturday's 24-17 loss to the Patriots.
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Interception and fumble recovery
SBuffalo Bills
December 17, 2019
Poyer tallied three tackles (two solo), an interception and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 17-10 victory over the Steelers.
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Tallies 10 tackles
SBuffalo Bills
December 9, 2019
Poyer had 10 tackles (five solo) and a pass defensed during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Ravens.
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Minor shoulder injury
SBuffalo Bills
October 7, 2019
Poyer briefly left Sunday's win over Tennessee due to a shoulder injury but was able to return after missing just a few plays, Leo Roth of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports.
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