Josh Bynes
Josh Bynes
29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Josh Bynes in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Cardinals in March of 2019.
Cut by Cards
LBFree Agent
March 5, 2019
The Cardinals released Bynes (thumb) on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Prior to injuring his thumb Week 12, Bynes was heavily utilized during Steve Wilks' sole season as the coach in Arizona, playing every defensive snap from Week 3 through the fateful season-ending issue. Overall, he racked up 75 tackles and two sacks in 11 games, but the output wasn't enough to keep him around as the Cardinals switch back to a 3-4 alignment under new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.
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Slated to start at Mike linebacker in the Cardinals' new 4-3 defense, Bynes is also expected to come off the field on obvious passing downs. If he's indeed capped to a two-down role, it's difficult to foresee a significant tackle count, but he's proved capable of racking them up in the past. In 2015, he parlayed 78 percent of the Lions' defensive snaps into 82 tackles. He also accumulated 17 tackles between Weeks 12 and 13 last season, but Deone Bucannon, Bynes' anticipated replacement in nickel formations this season, only played five snaps on defense in that two-game span. As a result, Bynes may be hard-pressed to surpass his career high in stops from three seasons ago.
Bynes has been dual-trained at both middle and outside linebacker during training camp, and has even worked with the starting unit as the weakside OLB. However, with DeAndre Levy returning from injury, Tahir Whitehead manning the middle and Kyle Van Noy securing the other outside linebacker role, Bynes will likely be relegated to a depth role in 2016 and is unlikely to warrant IDP consideration.
Bynes will serve as Detroit's backup weak-side linebacker in 2015. With DeAndre Levy dealing with a hip injury to start the season, Bynes is likely to fill in on the starting defense.
Bynes opened last season as a starter at inside linebacker, but he's a one-dimensional run stopper, and is now left fourth or fifth on the depth chart at a suddenly crowded position.
Bynes started three games last season, and may have a shot at a starting inside linebacker spot in 2013. He's not one of the favorites to win a starting job, but did perform reasonably well against the run last season. He's very questionable in pass coverage, which means he will likely be used as a two-down player at the Mike inside linebacker spot.
An undrafted rookie out of Auburn, don't expect anything fantasy-wise out of Bynes even if he does make the final roster.
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Lands on IR
LBArizona Cardinals
Thumb
November 26, 2018
Bynes (thumb) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Questionable to return
LBArizona Cardinals
Thumb
November 25, 2018
Bynes is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers due to a thumb injury, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Records sack in loss
LBArizona Cardinals
November 11, 2018
Bynes logged three tackles (two solo), one sack and one pass defended during Sunday's 26-14 loss to the Chiefs.
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Cleared for Sunday
LBArizona Cardinals
October 12, 2018
Bynes (wrist) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Minnesota, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Limited practice Thursday
LBArizona Cardinals
Wrist
October 11, 2018
Bynes (wrist) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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