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February 20, 2020 01:32 PM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: Turns in another impressive season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu totaled 75 tackles (63 solo), four interceptions and two sacks across 16 regular-season contests in 2019.

Mathieu fell 14 tackles shy of matching the career-high total he recorded in both 2014 and 2018, but he doubled up his interception total from the previous campaign. The safety has two years remaining on the contract he signed with the Chiefs last March, so he should retain his spot at the back end of the Kansas City defense next season.

December 25, 2019 11:32 AM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: Pads tackle total
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu notched six tackles (all solo) and a pass defensed Sunday versus the Bears.

Mathieu has notched at least five tackles in each of the last three weeks, leaving him on the IDP radar in some leagues at a defensive back slot. The seventh-year safety would need 14 tackles next week to reach his season total from last year, but he has already surpassed the interceptions mark and is just one off his sack total.

December 17, 2019 05:00 PM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: Picks up second sack of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu recorded five tackles (all solo), including a sack, in Sunday's tilt versus the Broncos.

Mathieu has hit a fantasy stride in recent weeks, notching six tackles against the Patriots the week prior and an interception in each of the two weeks before that. Chicago typically tries to get tight ends and running backs involved in the passing game, so Mathieu could have another solid tackle day ahead in Week 16.

November 19, 2019 11:08 AM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: Notches second INT of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matheu recorded an interception, two passes defensed and eight tackles (four solo) in Monday's game against the Chargers.

Mathieu fell just two tackles shy of his season-high 10 recorded during Week 6 versus the Texans. Mathieu has already matched the two interceptions he has posted in each of the last two seasons, but he's on pace to fall short of the career-high 89 tackles he recorded last year in Houston.

October 16, 2019 12:48 AM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu made 10 tackles (all solo) in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Texans.

It's not often that a safety leads his team in tackles for the game, but with the Texans rushing the ball 41 times, it opened the door for Mathieu to rack up tackles. The 27-year-old continues to be a mainstay in the secondary, as he was the only defensive player to play every snap in the game. He and the Chiefs will face a quick turnaround in Denver on Thursday night.

October 7, 2019 02:08 PM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: Notches first INT
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu recorded four tackles (all solo), one interception and one pass defended during Sunday's loss to the Colts.

Mathieu managed to pick off Jacoby Brissett during Sunday's loss, but he otherwise had a relatively quiet day. The 27-year-old safety is locked in for his usual starting role in Kansas City's secondary versus the Texans in Week 6.

September 30, 2019 05:16 PM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: Tallies first sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu had six tackles (five solo) and one sack in Sunday's 34-30 win over the Lions.

Mathieu had his most productive game of the season with his first sack, and the six tackles also represents his highest total of the young season. The 27-year-old has 15 tackles (10 solo) and three passes defensed through four games.

September 4, 2019 06:52 PM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: Full participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu (shoulder) was listed as a full participant for Wednesday's practice.

Mathieu had been dealing with a shoulder injury he sustained during the Chiefs' second preseason game, but appears fully healthy. Barring a setback, the fact that he was listed as a full participant all but guarantees his availability for Week 1 against Jacksonville.

August 20, 2019 06:44 PM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: Limited at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu (shouler) was a partial-participant at Tuesday's practice, Pete Sweeney of reports.

Mathieu hurt his shoulder in the Chiefs' second preseason game, but the issue was not considered serious. It looks like the Chiefs are going to ease him back into the swing of things at practice in order to ensure he does not aggravate the injury. The 27-year-old is entering his seventh season and first with the Chiefs. He is expected to start at strong safety.

August 18, 2019 01:28 PM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: Injury not serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Andy Reid said Sunday that Mathieu (shoulder) likely would've stayed in the game if it was during the regular season, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Mathieu suffered the injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers, but Reid confirmed the team didn't want to risk the corner's health in a preseason game. It's unclear how long the LSU product will be sidleined, but he should be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. As long as Mathieu is sidelined, Jordan Lucas will likely see an increase in snaps.

August 17, 2019 08:56 PM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: Exits with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Steelers after suffering a shoulder injury.

Mathieu injured his shoulder early on in Saturday's game. The team has said the injury isn't serious but they likely won't risk Mathieu's health in a preseason tilt. Jordan Lucas will figure to see some extra snaps with Mathieu sidelined.

March 15, 2019 12:24 PM
Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu: New deal made official
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu officially signed a three-year, $42 million contract with the Chiefs on Thursday.

Mathieu projects to be a major upgrade for Kansas City's secondary, which finished among the worst pass defenses in the league last season and allowed 273.4 yards per game. The 26-year-old is coming off a 2018 prove-it campaign with the Texans, in which he matched his career-high in tackles (89) while notching three sacks, two interceptions and one recovered fumble.

March 11, 2019 07:36 PM
Texans' Tyrann Mathieu: Lands in Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs are closing in on a deal to sign Mathieu, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.

The terms of the contract aren't known, but Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it's in the range of three years and $42 million. Mathieu will shore up what was among the worst defenses against the pass (273.4 yards per game) in 2018, which resulted in the 24th-ranked scoring defense (26.3 points per game). After inking a prove-it deal with the Texans last offseason, he matched his career-high in tackles (89), accrued three sacks and picked off two passes across 16 games. Expect Mathieu to slot in as Kansas City's new starting free safety.

January 6, 2019 10:52 AM
Texans' Tyrann Mathieu: Records eight tackles Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu had eight solo tackles in Saturday's 21-7 loss to the Colts.

Mathieu recorded a career-high tying 89 tackles during the regular season, his first year with the Texans, and the 26-year-old safety enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. He told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle that he'd like to return, but he'll have options on the open market and will be expensive.

November 21, 2018 01:48 AM
Texans' Tyrann Mathieu: Posts sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu recorded nine tackles (eight solo), including a sack, in Sunday's win over the Redskins.

Mathieu now has three sacks in the Texans' last four games, putting him one shy of doubling his total from his first five seasons combined. He's flourished in his first season with Houston and is on pace for a career high in tackles if he can averaging six stops per game. Looking ahead, Mathieu will aim to continue his strong season into Week 12, when he and the Texans take on Tennessee.

October 27, 2018 02:48 PM
Texans' Tyrann Mathieu: Notches sack in second straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu made seven tackles (six solo) and one sack in Thursday's 42-23 win over the Dolphins.

Surprisingly, the Texans only dropped Brock Osweiler twice, but Mathieu got in on the action to record a sack for his second straight game. He's been a solid addition to the Texans' defense thus far, and he's on pace for a career-high 92 tackles.

October 22, 2018 12:28 PM
Texans' Tyrann Mathieu: Grabs interception in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu recorded five tackles (four solo), including a sack, and an interception in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

Mathieu put together a complete game, making plays in coverage and as a pass rusher. His sack was his first of the year and his interception gives him two on the season. He'll look to continue his strong play into Week 8, when the Texans face off against the Dolphins.

September 24, 2018 11:44 PM
Texans' Tyrann Mathieu: Nine tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed across 62 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Mathieu played every defensive snap in Sunday's loss, leading the team in tackles in the process. A team captain on defense, Mathieu has been a vocal leader on and off the field this season for the Texans, a role he showcased nicely in Sunday's performance.

September 10, 2018 01:12 PM
Texans' Tyrann Mathieu: Makes impact in first game as Texan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathieu had five tackles, a pass defensed, an interception and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Patriots in Week 1.

Mathieu, who was named a team captain last week, made an impact in his first game as a Texan. He reacted to a tipped ball to secure his first pick of the season deep in New England territory -- setting up the Texans' first score -- and later pounced on a Rob Gronkowski fumble near midfield. "That's why we brought him here," head coach Bill O'Brien told Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site. "We think he's an instinctive player. He played a good, solid game."

May 16, 2018 03:20 PM
Texans' Tyrann Mathieu: Focusing on safety position
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans want Mathieu to focus on playing safety, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "We told [Mathieu] that we really do value versatility, but we also understand that a guy needs to have basically one home," Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said. "He needs to understand and master that one home, which is safety for Tyrann. Then, in different packages that are played less of the time, maybe he does something else."

Mathieu played a steady mix of safety and slot corner during his time in Arizona, and also received a few looks as an outside corner and nickel linebacker. He led the NFL in both defensive snaps (1,056) and total snaps (1,263) last season, but hasn't quite looked like the best version of himself since suffering the second ACL tear of his career late in the 2015 campaign. With starting free safety Andre Hal returning and slot corner Aaron Colvin also signed this offseason, Mathieu will likely open training camp as the starter at strong safety, a favorable spot for piling up tackles.

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