News: Indianapolis DL Tyler Brayton tallied his first tackle of the year on Sunday against New Orleans. He now has four tackles on the year. The Colts would lose the game, 62-7.
Analysis: Brayton was signed by the Colts to add depth on the defensive line. Brayton had 22 tackles in 15 games as a reserve with the Panthers last season. Fantasy owners in IDP leagues should continue to ignore him.
News: The Indianapolis Star reports that the Colts signed free agent DL Tyler Brayton to a one-year deal on Monday. I think they plan on using him in a variety of ways," Tom Mills, his agent, said. This is a very good opportunity for him." Brayton had 22 tackles in 15 games as a reserve with the Panthers last season.
Analysis: Brayton was a first-round pick in 2003, but he has never registered more than 61 tackles or 4 1/2 sacks as a pro. He will not compete for a starting job in all likelihood with the Colts, so he can be avoided in Fantasy play for now. Ignore Brayton on Draft Day in IDP formats.
News: Panthers DL Tyler Brayton made three tackles and a sack, and he also forced a fumble in a Week 12 loss to Cleveland.
Analysis: Brayton did not have a sack prior to Week 12 and he now has all of 15 tackles this season. Owners can continue to ignore him in Fantasy.
News: Panthers DL Tyler Brayton sat out Saturday's preseason loss to the Jets with an ankle injury.
Analysis: Brayton is nothing more than a potential late-round Fantasy sleeper in IDP leagues with his potential to grab some sacks from the starting DE spot. You're better off just seeing how he does over the first few weeks of the season, if healthy, then jumping on him if he impresses.
News: Panthers DL Tyler Brayton was having a heck of a football game during Thursday's preseason opener against the Ravens before leaving with an ankle injury. Brayton injured himself on his second sack of QB Joe Flacco at the 7:32 mark of the first quarter. The Charlotte Observer reports Brayton had a walking boot on his left foot after the game, but Brayton said he suffered no broken bones. More tests on Friday will identify how serious the problem might be.
Analysis: With the departure of DL Julius Peppers, the opportunities for players to step up are now available in Carolina. Brayton, who has 15 1/2 sacks in his first seven seasons, could definitely benefit from Peppers' absence. He showed a good pass rush against Ravens OL Michael Oher on Thursday, but now he has to worry about getting healthy. Keep tabs on Brayton's progress, but we figure he is nothing more than a potential late-round Fantasy sleeper in IDP leagues.
News: The Panthers will have at least one starting defensive lineman returning next season after agreeing on a three-year deal with defensive end Tyler Brayton. Agent Tom Mills says the 30-year-old Brayton visited Seattle and had conversations with Oakland and Jacksonville, but is happy to return to Carolina. Brayton was eighth on the team with 45 tackles last season and had five sacks.
Analysis: We don't expect Brayton to be productive enough to warrant Fantasy use on a regular basis. At best he's a guy you can use off waivers during the season.
News: The Panthers have listed the following players as inactive for Week 14 at New England: QB Jake Delhomme, DB C.J. Wilson, DE Tyler Brayton, RB Mike Goodson, RB Tony Fiammetta, DT Derek Landri and WR Kenneth Moore.
Analysis: Apart from Delhomme, who was already declared out earlier this week, none of these guys have any Fantasy value. Delhomme remains worth stashing in only deeper formats.
News: Carolina DL Tyler Brayton (concussion) has been ruled out of the team's Week 14 game at New England. Brayton did not participate in practice all week.
Analysis: Brayton is not a recommended Fantasy option outside of the deepest IDP formats to begin with. When he returns, he'll remain just a low-end option.
News: Panthers DE Tyler Brayton (head) and LB Na'il Diggs (ribs) were banged up in the Week 13 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Neither player has much Fantasy value in IDP leagues. You can ignore them in Fantasy play for Week 14.
News: The Panthers had several defenders play well Sunday at the Jets. Jon Beason led the way with 17 tackles and a fumble recovery. Tyler Brayton had nine tackles and 1.5 sacks. Chris Gamble had one tackle and an interception. Richard Marshall had eight tackles and recovered a fumble. And Julius Peppers, Everette Brown and Damione Lewis each had a half-sack.
Analysis: The Panthers have several standout defensive players, and they should all play well in Week 13 against Tampa Bay. Use your regular starters in IDP formats.
News: Panthers DL Tyler Brayton recorded a sack Week 9 at New Orleans, giving him 2 1/2 on the year. He also had two solo tackles and a forced fumble.
Analysis: Brayton doesn't get sacks consistently enough to serve as more than a low-end DL in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: DB Charles Godfrey knocked the ball loose from Selvin young and DL Tyler Branton fell on the ball on Sunday in Week 15 against the Broncos.
Analysis: Both of these players have no Fantasy value in IDP leagues and this hook-up was merely a fluke. Leave them on waivers.
News: Panthers DL Tyler Brayton had a sack and forced fumble during a Week 5 win against the Chiefs. He now has 1 1/2 sacks in five games.
Analysis: Brayton is just a reserve DL for the Panthers and has never managed more than 2 1/2 sacks in a season. He has little to no Fantasy value.
News: The Charlotte Observer reports that the Panthers and DE Tyler Brayton have agreed to terms on a two-year contract. Brayton was a reserve lineman with the Raiders last season and has six career sacks.
Analysis: Despite landing in a spot where he might start, Brayton isn't expected to be productive enough for Fantasy use. Ignore him for now.
News: Raiders LB Kirk Morrison (10 tackles), LB Robert Thomas (five tackles, forced fumble), DL Warren Sapp (five tackles), DL Jay Richardson (two tackles, sack), LB Chris Clemons (fumble recovery) and DL Tyler Brayton (fumble recovery) all helped out with nice efforts in Oakland's 34-20 win over the Broncos in Week 13.
Analysis: Morrison is a high-end No. 1 LB and should start in all leagues in Week 14 against the Packers. The rest of these players have minimal or no Fantasy value and should not be started in the game.
News: Oakland defensive lineman Tyler Brayton was fined $25,000 and Seattle tight end Jerramy Stevens was fined $15,000 for an altercation at the end of their game earlier in the week. Brayton was ejected in the final minutes of the Raiders' 16-0 loss to the Seahawks on Monday night for kneeing Stevens in the groin at the end of a play. Gene Washington, the NFL's director of football operations, ruled that Stevens attempted to kick Brayton in the groin area earlier on the same play, leading to his fine. Washington also ruled that Stevens head-butted and taunted Oakland safety Stuart Schweigert on a play in the second quarter. Stevens was called for a personal foul for both his infractions, but not ejected from the game. The league also told both players that future infractions of this type could lead to suspensions.
Analysis: Stevens is a low-end TE option in deeper Fantasy leagues, while Brayton is a future WWE performer considering his tactics (and he's also useless in IDP leagues).
News: Tyler Brayton was ejected in Week 9 at Seattle late in the fourth quarter after kneeing Seahawks TE Jerramy Stevens. The Raiders also incurred a 15-yard penalty on the play.
Analysis: Brayton will likely face suspension and/or a heavy fine from the NFL. He is not a useful Fantasy option in any IDP league when he is able to play.
News: Defensive end Tyler Brayton signed a six-year contract with the Raiders.
Analysis: Brayton will push for playing time in his first pro season, and will be worth watching in individual defender leagues.