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September 20, 2019 01:04 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Makes seven tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard notched seven tackles (four solo) during Thursday's 20-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Byard made plays in coverage during the Week 3 loss but ultimately wasn't able to make up for the Titans' struggles on offense. The fourth-year safety has accumulated 14 tackles (10 solo), one defended pass and one interception in three games.

July 25, 2019 02:56 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Becomes highest-paid safety
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard agreed Wednesday with the Titans on a five-year, $70.5 million contract extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The contract will make Byard the highest-paid safety in NFL history in terms of annual average value ($14.1 million). The 25-year-old certainly merited the lavish contract based on production, as gathered 90 tackles (59 solo) and four interceptions in 2018 in what amounted to a strong follow-up effort from his breakthrough 87-tackle, eight-pick effort in 2017. In an era with many emerging standout safeties, Byard may be the unchallenged leader of them all when it comes to playmaking ability in coverage.

January 1, 2019 07:20 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Ten tackles in final game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded 10 tackles in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts.

Byard's 10 tackles were his most since Week 4 against the Eagles, helping him to a new career-high total (90). While he took a step back in his production against the pass -- both his interceptions and passes defensed fell by half this season -- he still finished among the team's leaders in tackles, interceptions and pass breakups. Entering his fourth season in 2019, Byard is set to a be a major contributor to the defensive success of the team once again.

December 23, 2018 08:04 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Another big defensive day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded nine tackles, two passes defensed and an interception in Saturday's 25-16 win over Washington.

Byard picked off an overthrown Josh Johnson attempt with just over a minute left in the fourth quarter to help propel the Titans to victory. He now has four interceptions on the season, two of which came in the past couple weeks. He's also been able to get to the ball carrier consistently, with his 80 tackles good enough for third on the team.

December 16, 2018 11:08 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Big defensive day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded five tackles, a sack and an interception in Sunday's 17-0 win over the Giants.

Byard picked off his third pass of the season when he stepped in front of Eli Manning's attempt on the Giants' opening drive of the second half. Byard now has three interceptions on the campaign, though that falls well below his mark of eight from last season. He also added his second sack of the season, marking the first time he's recorded multiple sacks in a season.

December 8, 2018 02:32 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Hauls down quarterback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded three tackles and a sack in Thursday's 30-9 win over the Jaguars.

Byard recorded his first sack of the season when he brought down Cody Kessler, forcing the Jaguars to punt on their first offensive possession. He didn't add any defensive stats in coverage, though he does have two interceptions and four passes defensed for the year.

November 6, 2018 12:20 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Picks off second pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded five tackles, a pass defensed and an interception in Monday's 28-14 win over the Cowboys.

Byard picked off Dak Prescott in the end zone late in the first quarter, ending a scoring threat. It was his second interception of the season, both of which have come in his past three games. While he isn't replicating his eight-interception campaign of 2017, Byard is proving that he has a propensity to cause turnovers as a member of the Titans' secondary.

October 15, 2018 12:28 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Picks off pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded six tackles and an interception in Sunday's 21-0 loss to the Ravens.

Byard turned in an opportunistic and athletic interception late in the second quarter after Logan Ryan tipped a Joe Flacco pass intended for Willie Snead. It was his first interception of the season, though he has played a consistent role in the Titans' defense this season, recording at least six tackles in four of six games. The third-year pro picked off eight passes last season, so he is no stranger to creating turnovers.

October 1, 2018 08:56 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded 11 tackles Week 4 against the Eagles.

Byard led the Titans in tackles in Week 4, nearly doubling his combined total from Weeks 1 to 3. In 2017, he racked up an impressive eight interceptions, and although he has yet to make that same impact in 2018, he was very active in the Titans' Week 4 win over the Eagles. He'll look to build on that heading into a Week 5 matchup against the Bills.

December 4, 2017 01:20 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Nine tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded nine tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's 24-13 win over the Texans.

Byard tied linebacker Wesley Woodyard for the team lead in tackles. The second-year safety has quickly bloomed into a difference-maker on the back end with 67 tackles (45 solo) and six interceptions through 12 games.

November 28, 2017 09:12 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Pounces on fumble Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard had five tackles (three solo) and a fumble recovery against the Colts on Sunday.

Byard was dealing with a shoulder injury ahead of Sunday's game, but he was still able to play a full snap count. With Houston travelling to town in Week 13, Byard will look to replicate a Week 4 performance where he posted nine tackles, two pass breakups and one interception against the Texans.

November 22, 2017 10:36 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Practices fully Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard (shoulder) was a full participant at the Titans' practice Wednesday, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.

Byard injured his shoulder in last Thursday's loss to the Steelers, but didn't miss any snaps and was expected to be good to go for Week 12. The 24-year-old will hope to continue his breakout season against the Colts on Sunday.

November 17, 2017 03:40 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Suffers shoulder injury Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard sustained a shoulder injury in Thursday's 40-17 loss to the Steelers, but Titans head coach Mike Mularkey expects the safety to be OK for the team's Week 12 matchup with the Colts, freelance sports writer John Glennon reports.

The injury didn't result in Byard missing any time during the blowout loss, as he played 77 total snaps (73 on defense) and finished with a season-low two tackles to go with a pass breakup. With 53 tackles and a league-leading six interceptions on the campaign, Byard has emerged as top-flight IDP in the secondary. The early word regarding his health is encouraging, but Byard will likely need to practice in some capacity during the upcoming week in order for Mularkey and team doctors to sign off on the second-year player being available against Indianapolis.

November 17, 2017 11:04 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Season-low two tackles Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard had a season-low two solo tackles and one pass breakup in a 40-17 loss to the Steelers on Thursday night.

Byard missed his first snaps of the season Thursday when he tended to a minor shoulder injury, but he was able to return and play the remaining 73 defensive snaps. It was Byard's poorest fantasy performance of the season, yet playing in Pittsburgh in primetime is never an easy task. Look for him to right the ship as the Titans head to Indy in Week 12.

November 8, 2017 08:36 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Adds two interceptions Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard accrued four solo tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions Sunday against the Ravens.

Two weeks ago, Byard racked up three interceptions, and we said it wouldn't be replicated, but Sunday was pretty close. The second-year pro now has five interceptions over the past two games and he has six on the season. This explosion covers up the fact that he's still averaging over five tackles per game. The Titans host the Bengals in Week 10, and QB Andy Dalton has only thrown eight interceptions through eight games. Although it's highly unlikely he continues this production, Byard should still be considered in most fantasy formats.

October 25, 2017 12:24 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Explodes with three interceptions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard had four tackles (two solo), three pass breakups and three interceptions Sunday against the Browns.

The Browns' quarterbacks combined for 14 interceptions in the six games leading up to this matchup, so it would be expected they'd add a few more. But for Byard to snag them all, that's simply amazing. He now has four interceptions on the season, and while this performance won't be replicated, it's a great confidence boost for a second-year safety.

October 9, 2017 02:36 PM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Gets fumble recovery in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard recorded five tackles (four solo), including one tackle for loss, while adding a fumble recovery in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Dolphins.

Byard's biggest contribution came on the recovery of a Jay Ajayi fumble, but it wasn't enough to swing the outcome in this defensive struggle. The second-year safety remains on pace for over 100 tackles.

October 3, 2017 11:08 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: On pace for triple-digit tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard totaled nine tackles (four solo) along with two passes defensed in Sunday's 57-14 loss to Houston.

Byard was a rare bright spot in this brutal Week 4 performance, tying linebacker Wesley Woodyard for the team lead in tackles. The 24-year-old safety has 29 tackles (12 solo) at the quarter point of the season, putting him on pace to top 100 after finishing with 59 as a rookie.

September 12, 2017 01:20 AM
Titans' Kevin Byard: Eight solo tackles in Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byard led Tennessee with eight solo tackles in Sunday's season-opening loss to the Raiders.

Byard and cornerback Logan Ryan were the only players to take the field for all 66 of Tennessee's defensive snaps in this one. The team is deep at the safety position, but the second-year player out of Middle Tennessee seems to be a cut above the rest.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Tennessee Titans165844.0141000.0004
2017Tennessee Titans168762.0250813016.233016
2018Tennessee Titans169062.0282410.2108
2019Tennessee Titans31410.04012828.02801
2016Tennessee Titans16700---0---0000/000---
2017Tennessee Titans161600---0---0000/000---
2018Tennessee Titans161611100.06666.0066100/011158.3
2019Tennessee Titans3300---0---0000/000---
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016Tennessee Titans1600000000
2017Tennessee Titans1600002620
2018Tennessee Titans1600000000
2019Tennessee Titans300000000
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