Tashaun Gipson
Tashaun Gipson
28-Year-Old SafetyS
Houston Texans
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The 28-year-old safety has started all 32 games since joined the Jaguars as a free agent prior to the 2016 season, recording 105 tackles, nine pass breakups and five interceptions. Gipson has been a key member of the ball-hawking Jacksonville secondary, but averaging less than four tackles per game doesn't put him on the valuable end of fantasy safeties on a week-to-week basis. The Jaguars drafted Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison in the third round of April's draft, but he seems unlikely to significantly impact the veteran's defensive role in his rookie season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $22 million contract with the Texans in March of 2019.
Officially joins Texans
SHouston Texans
March 12, 2019
Gipson signed a three-year, $22 million contract with Houston on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
News of Gipson's deal with Houston was announced early Tuesday and was made official the same evening. He'll figure to take over as a starting safety for the Texans after logging 54 tackles (44 solo) and seven passes defensed, including an interception, across 16 starts in 2018.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
With Johnathan Cyprien out of the mix, Gipson will serve as the Jaguars' unquestioned starter at free safety.
One of several high-profile free agent additions, Gipson will immediately fill a need in the secondary. The former Brown projects to start at free safety, enabling Johnathan Cyprien to play more of his natural, in-the-box style.
An undrafted free agent in 2012, Gipson has been one of the league's most productive safeties the last two years, particularly in coverage. Even in a season shortened by five games due to an MCL injury, Gipson intercepted six passes last year, giving him 11 interceptions (two returned for a touchdown) in his last 27 games. And with 147 tackles in that span, he's shown decent tackle production, as well. Playing for a Browns team that figures to struggle on offense, Gipson and the defense should see plenty of snaps this season.
Gipson is projected to be the Browns' starting free safety alongside the recently-acquired Donte Whitner in 2014. The soon-to-be 24-year-old collected five interceptions during his sophomore campaign in 2013, and stands to benefit from the addition of Whitner's experience to the secondary. Gipson also logged 95 combined tackles last season, and could be a useful IDP option if he continues to improve.
Gipson compiled 33 tackles, one pass defensed, and one interception in his rookie year. He started three games in 2012, but he looks to be the favorite to start at free safety this season and he could be in for a nice boost in production.
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Headed to Houston
SFree Agent
March 12, 2019
Gipson is signing with the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Added to veteran purge
SFree Agent
March 8, 2019
The Jaguars are releasing Gipson, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
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Tallies 54 tackles
SJacksonville Jaguars
January 4, 2019
Gipson had 54 tackles (44 solo) and one interception in 16 games during the 2018 season.
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Good for season finale
SJacksonville Jaguars
December 28, 2018
Gipson (foot) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Texans.
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Nursing foot injury
SJacksonville Jaguars
December 27, 2018
Gipson was added to Thursday's injury report with a foot injury, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
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