After a slow start, Brown has been an IDP revelation over the past two weeks with 22 solo tackles. Stepping in for an injured
Big-play leagues no longer have a choice: Byrd has to be on a roster. The rookie came into the league with a reputation for having great ball skills, but his instincts have really stood out since becoming a fulltime free safety. In five starts this year, he not only has five interceptions but seven passes defensed. He's not going to get more than two or three solo tackles most weeks, but Byrd is as likely as anyone in the NFL to keep picking off passes.
The rookie continues to look better and better as he gets more comfortable, recording six solo tackles with two forced fumbles in Week 6, then getting five more solos in Week 7. He's been excellent when dropping into coverage, picking up six passes defensed already. Still, his solid play doesn't figure to translate into much fantasy value. Cushing isn't going to rush the passer, and playing the strong side he won't have a chance to get big enough tackle numbers.
As we mourn yet another disappointing year from
He didn't start in his Eagles debut, but he played pretty close to a full game after coming in for