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FreeBallinLeaderboard DB   SEP 2014

DFW IDP rankings are based on the following scoring setup: Tackles: 1 pt (0.5 for assists); Sacks: 4 pts (2 for assists); Tackles for loss: 1 pts; Interceptions: 4 pts; Passes defensed: 1 pt; Fumbles forced: 2 pts; Fumbles recovered: 2 pts; Defensive TD: 6 pts; Safeties: 5 pts.

QB | RB | WR | TE | DL | LB | DB | Rookie Top 50 | Rookie QB | Rookie RB | Rookie WR | Rookie TE | Rookie DL | Rookie LB | Rookie DB
RankPlayerPos.AgeTeamBase DefenseGary BeaudetteBill CerviSean KirbyAvgChangeSkinny
1Jonathan CyprienSS24JAX3-Apr3212Cyprien was a volume tackler in his first year. If he can get a few big plays, he'll be elite.
2Harrison SmithFS25MIN3-Apr1152Before injury, Smith was on pace for a second straight top 5 finish. We'll see if Zimmer uses his FS differently.
3Earl ThomasFS25SEA3-Apr5434Thomas hasn't missed a game in 4 seasons, but probably won't break an 80 tackle ceiling due to an efficient defense and stingy home stat crew
4Morgan BurnettSS25GB4-Mar4624Managed >7 avg combined tackles/game over last 2 years, but lacked big plays last year. Hopefully they return now he's healthy
5Mark BarronSS24TBTampa 22765An efficient front 7 and new Tampa-2 CBs will gobble up tackles, but two straight 80+ solo tackle seasons is impressive.
6Eric WeddleFS29SD4-Mar8376Weddle's been a consistent volume tackler for years and enters a contract year.
7Barry ChurchSS26DALTampa 26846Last years numbers were an aberration from a crippled defense. Extetnsive injuries to the front 7 are making 2014 look similar.
8Eric BerrySS25KC4-Mar71099Like Earl Thomas, Berry's been a consistent top 10 finisher despite lower tackle numbers and a conservative home stat crew.
9Kenny VaccaroSS23NO4-Mar95129Team's 3rd S in 2013, playing only played 800 snaps, should increase by 20+% as he takes over for Harper in 2014.
10Bernard PollardSS29TEN4-Mar139810Along with Weddle, Pollard is one of the two most consistent tackle monsters over recent years
11Tyvon BranchSS27OAK3-Apr12111111Branch had 4 consecutive seasons with 70+ solo tackles before last year's unfortunate injury
12Matt ElamSS22BAL4-Mar10141011The youngster will move to SS where Ihedigbo finsihed 15th among DBs last year
13TJ WardSS27DEN3-Apr11121713Ward sadly will play FS for the Broncos, where tackling opportunities will decrease, a repeated top 10 finish will be difficult, over drafted in 2014
14Tyrann MathieuFS22ARI4-Mar17131314Should be back before week 4 from ACL/MCL injury and has a great opportunity in ARI, but at 5'9" needs to recover his explosiveness for another successful a season.
15Kam ChancellorSS26SEA3-Apr14241417A consistent, yet low ceiling option, Kam seems ready for week 1 after hip surgery
16Reshad JonesSS26MIA3-Apr16152117He has proven durability and reliability. Jones is suspended the first 4 games of 2014
17Donte WhitnerSS29CLE4-Mar201715174Whitner will fill TJ Ward's roster spot and Pettine's SS role, both of which have been very productive in the past.
18LaRon LandrySS29IND4-Mar18182019Perhaps a better fantasy option than real life player, he's been a DB1-2 when healthy. He's a behemoth who looks like a MLB playing S.
19Deone BucannonSS22ARI4-Mar19201819Expected to assist heavily in run-defense, his upside is huge if he's an every down player.
20TJ McDonaldFS23STL3-Apr15281620The sophomore is locked in as SS, where McLeod was a top 40 DB last year.
21Calvin PryorSS22NYJ4-Mar23231922Recovered from his first concussion, he'll produce consistent numbers once he earns an every down spot.
22William MooreSS29ATL4-Mar21212322Moore has averaged >6 fantasy pts/game each of past 4 years and has 4 years left on contract, a safe and startable pick.
23Antoine BetheaSS30SF4-Mar22222623Arguably the best LB core in the NFL limits the ceiling of the SF secondary.
24Jairus ByrdFS27NO4-Mar26163225Byrd's a big play maker, which should lead to big games, and also inconsistent production.
25Stevie BrownSS27NYG3-Apr35192426Returning from an ACL tear, he'll start next to Rolle behind a shaky LB core. Rolle will likely lead in tackles, while Brown should get more big plays.
26Malcolm JenkinsFS26PHI4-Mar24282726Will start as FS, where he should be an improvement at a position that's been moderately productive in recent past
27Antrel RolleFS31NYG3-Apr33242226A lot of new, but not necessarily improved, LB talent shouldn't hurt the consistent and aging Rolle but S.Brown's return could.
28Eric ReidFS22SF4-Mar28272527After two concussions in his young career, he'll look to get back on track as a consistent, but low upside option behind SFs strong front 7.
29Hasean Clinton-DixFS21GB4-Mar25253629He's a great player, but won't see full snaps immediately and FS hasn't been a productive spot in Lambeau recently.
30Aaron WilliamsFS24BUF3-Apr30263731Williams will shift to FS likely opposite Danorris Searcy. Both the FS and SS for Shwartz scored 5.5 fantasy pts/game in 2013.
31Mike MitchellFS27PIT4-Mar37332833A hot free agent, Mitchell will settle into Ryan Clark's old productive FS spot.
32James IhedigboSS30DET3-Apr32293833Coming off a career year, his strength is run support, which should put him position for high tackle counts.
33Duron HarmonSS23NE4-Mar29423034A surprising 3rd round pick in 2013, Harmon will start SS as an every down player in 2014.
34DJ SwearingerFS23HOU4-Mar36313534HOU stuck with him through growing pains in 2013. He should be more comfortable this year.
35Da'Norris SearcySS25BUF3-Apr41223934With Alonso's injury, Buffalo's safeties should see a lot of work. However, Searcy may rotate out due to coverage defficiencies.
36Brock VereenFS22CHI3-Apr42322934Pick #131 in the draft, he'll start FS, where Conte was the DB25 last year.
37Reggie NelsonFS30CIN3-Apr27344535-3He's a starting FS, but Cincy DB tackles have declined in recent years due to emergence of nice LB play.
38Lemarcus JoynerFS23STL3-Apr45304139Might start in only nickle packages, but could definitely earn an every down role this year opposite McDonald.
39Glover QuinFS28DET3-Apr473634396He will be playing Ed Reeds role in Teryl Austin's defense, perhaps more important for real life than fantasy.
40Shawn WilliamsSS23CIN3-Apr313740-5Williams is convincingly behind Iloka for the starting SS position in Cincy.
41Earl WolffSS24PHI4-Mar38434040Philadelphia would like to give the younger Wolff a chance, but he's been outplayed by Nate Allen so far.
42Terrence BrooksFS23BAL4-Mar343941Great speed and instincts, but needs to become more complete to earn full snaps.
43Dez SouthwardFS23ATL4-Mar394043Southward's a smart, big, fast safety who has some depth chart climbing to do before he's IDP-relevant.
44Troy PolamaluSS33PIT4-Mar513847451-3 years left in the tank, he was remarkably durable last year and you know what you're getting with Troy.
45Jimmie WardS23SF4-Mar48494246Recovering from foot surgery, the 49ers claim he will be used on >50% of snaps as rotational S and slot corner
46Ryan MundySS29CHI3-Apr473147Adrian Wilson failed to supplant Mundy, who will likely be serviceable at DB if CHI's defense struggles as much as last year.
47Dashon GoldsonFS29TBTampa 252464447A disappointing 2013, he still managed 6 fantasy pts/game. TB hopes for more for their money in 2014
48Roman HarperSS31CAR3-Apr434948-4Now with CAR, he will see situational snaps in run defense, earning modest tackles/game.
49DeAngelo HallCB30WAS4-Mar58414648Probably the most consistent CB in fantasy, a 4 yr deal keeps Hall in WAS.
50Alterraun VernerCB25TBTampa 260444349Lovie's Tampa-2 defense should make Verner one of the more consistent CB options.
51Shamarko ThomasSS23PIT4-Mar4452499Negative PFF grades and the arrival of Mitchell forecast at least 1 more year as the #3 option in PIT
52Ahmad DixonSS?22DALTampa 2495050Is the #3 DB behind Church and Wilcox, but whoever is starting as a Dallas DB needs to be started in fantasy.
53Rahim MooreFS24DEN3-Apr4653505He'll start opposite TJ Ward after full recovery from a scary season ending injury in 2013.
54George IlokaSS24CIN3-Apr3350Iloka took almost every SS snap for Cincy last year, which will likely continue into 2014.
55Devin McCourtyFS27NE4-Mar53504951He was PFFs top safety last year and a major part of NE's defense, but only managed 48 tkls, 21 asst, and 1 INT.
56Charles TillmanCB33CHI3-Apr614552Chicago claims the 33-year-old will play CB in 2013. He's been remarkably consistent at that position when healthy.
57Michael GriffinFS29TEN4-Mar565153He's atop the FS depth chart for now. Sometimest that's all you need out of your DB in IDP.
58Prince AmukamaraCB25NYG3-Apr62475053Increased his production in his first three years, though likely hit his ceiling last year as DB24.
59Delano HowellFS24IND4-Mar484853The 24 year old is on IR with a neck injury and probably not worth holding. Look to journeyman Mike Adams to fill Betheas old role.
60Duke IhenachoSS25WAS4-Mar5453Cut from the Broncos, he'll look for a role with his new team in Washington.
61Charles WoodsonSS37OAK3-Apr55545The 37-year-old will likely get you through 1 year as they test out rookie Dowling.
62Charles GodfreySS28CAR3-Apr5952543Godfrey will be a CB in 2014 and not necessarily an elite one for fantasy.
63Mike AdamsFS33IND4-Mar4855Bethea's old role in Indy should be his, and it's historically been productive.
64Louis DelmasFS27MIA3-Apr5456Delmas projects to beat out Wilson for FS spot
FreeBallinSkyscraper DB   SEP 2014