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FreeBallinLeaderboard DB   AUG 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.AgeTeamGary BeaudetteBill CerviKevin PowellSean KirbyAvgChangeSkinny
1Harrison SmithFS25MIN11242Before injury, Smith was on pace for a second straight top 5 finish. We'll see if Zimmer uses his FS differently.
2Earl ThomasFS25SEA54133.25Thomas 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
3Jonathan CyprienSS24JAX42713.5Cyprien was a volume tackler in his first year. If he can get a few big plays, he'll be elite.
4Mark BarronSS24TB25353.75An efficient front 7 and new Tampa-2 CBs will gobble up tackles, but two straight 80+ solo tackle seasons is impressive.
5Morgan BurnettSS25GB65825.25Managed >7 avg combined tackles/game over last 2 years, but lacked big plays last year. Hopefully they return now he's healthy
6Eric WeddleFS29SD73575.5Unlike Church, Weddle's tackles are legit and consistent from year-to-year. He is entering a ontract year.
7Eric BerrySS25KC310496.5Like Earl Thomas, Berry's been a consistent top 10 finisher despite lower tackle numbers and a conservative home stat crew.
8Barry ChurchSS26DAL881068Last years numbers were an aberration from a crippled defense. Extetnsive injuries to the front 7 are making 2014 look similar.
9Kenny VaccaroSS23NO966138.5Team's 3rd S last yr, only played 800 snaps in 2013, should increase by 20+% as he takes over for Harper in 2014,
10Bernard PollardSS29TEN13912810.5Along with Weddle, Pollard is one of the two most consistent tackle monsters over recent years
11Tyvon BranchSS27OAK1211111111.25Branch had 4 consecutive seasons with 70+ solo tackles before last year's unfortunate injury
12Matt ElamSS22BAL1014141012The youngster will move to SS where Ihedigbo finsihed 15th among DBs last year
13TJ WardSS27DEN111391913Ward sadly will play FS for the Broncos, his tackling opportunities will decrease, repeat of top 10 DBs may be difficult, over drafted in 2014
14Tyrann MathieuFS22ARI1712131213.5The youngster is ahead of schedule in ACL recovery, but may still start slow and lose return duties due to other options in ARZ
15Kam ChancellorSS26SEA1420181416.5He's reportedly "ahead of schedule" in recovery from hip surgery and should be ready before week 1.
16Reshad JonesSS26MIA1615152116.75Jones needed 700+ snaps to be the #25 DB last year. He has proven durability and reliability.
17LaRon LandrySS29IND1818202019Performed as a DB1-2 on the field, but multiple injuries have held him back. This behemoth looks like a MLB playing S.
18TJ McDonaldFS23STL1528161819.25The sophomore is locked in as SS, where McLeod was a top 40 DB last year.
19Calvin PryorSS22NYJ2317281621Rex Ryan will love his physical new SS. He'll produce consistent numbers once he earns the starting spot.
20William MooreSS29ATL2121212321.5Moore has averaged >6 fantasy pts/game each of past 4 years and has 4 years left on contract
21Donte WhitnerSS29CLE2023301722.5Whitner will fill TJ Ward's roster spot and Pettine's SS role, both of which have been very productive in the past.
22Antoine BetheaSS30SF2222232623.25Arguably the best LB core in the NFL limits the ceiling of the SF secondary.
23Deone BucannonSS21ARI1920431524.25He will likely start SS, frequently assisting a depleted and untested LB core.
24Malcolm JenkinsFS26PHI2428222725.25Will start as FS or SS, but both positions in PHI have been moderately successful in recent past
25Jairus ByrdFS27NO2623193425.5Byrds more of a big play producer than run supporter, which hurts consistency. Hopefully his lingering foot issues are in the past.
26Antrel RolleFS31NYG3324242225.75A lot of new, but not necessarily improved, LB talent shouldn't hurt the consistent and aging Rolle but S.Brown's return could.
27Stevie BrownSS27NYG3519252425.75Returning from an ACL tear, he'll likely start FS and look to recreate 2012's success
28Eric ReidFS22SF2827262526.5Arguably the best LB core in the NFL limits the ceiling of SF secondary. 2 concussions in his young career
29Aaron WilliamsFS24BUF3026173627.25Williams will shift to FS likely opposite Danorris Searcy. Both the FS and SS for Shwartz scored 5.5 fantasy pts/game in 2013.
30Hasean Clinton-DixFS21GB2525423331.25He's a great player and will almost certainly start FS, though MD Jennings was DB108 at the position last year.
31James IhedigboSS30DET3229313832.5Coming off a career year, he's excellent in run support but struggles in coverage.
32Mike MitchellFS27PIT3833322832.75A hot free agent, Mitchell will settle into Ryan Clark's productive FS spot.
33Duron HarmonSS23NE2935383333.75The Pats trumped their scouts in 2013 and took Harmon early, we'll see how it works out if he starts SS in 2014.
34Reggie NelsonFS30CIN2732354434.5Cincy DB tackle counts have declined in recent years due to emergence of nice LB play.
35Shawn WilliamsSS23CIN31372736.5Williams lost the SS job to Iloka last season. It should be an interesting position battle again this year.
36DJ SwearingerFS22HOU3731374637.75HOU stuck with him through growing pains in 2013. He should be more comfortable this year.
37Da'Norris SearcySS25BUF4238333938Buffalo's secondary needs to be sorted out, but he's favored to start with Williams. He blitzed with great frequency last year.
38Brock VereenFS21CHI4334553040.5Pick #131 will need to beat out Conte to start at FS, where Conte was the DB25 last year.
39Earl WolffSS24PHI3943463540.75The young Wolff will try to hang on to SS spot over Nate Allen and some late round rookies.
40Lemarcus JoynerFS23STL4630514041.75The rookie will likely start FS opposite McDonald in a FS/CB role, similar to Mathieu last year in ARI
41Major WrightSS26TB412943.756A true ball-hawk, he will struggle to find reps behind Barron and Goldson, but has upside.
42MD JenningsFS26CHI363644.256With Mundy likely starting at SS, Conte, Jennings, and Vereen will battle for FS reps.
43Troy PolamaluSS33PIT51424047451-3 years left in the tank, he was remarkably durable last year.
44Roman HarperSS31CAR44493945.755Now with CAR, he will see situational snaps in run defense, earning modest tackles/game.
45Glover QuinFS28DET4836633746He will be playing Ed Reeds role in Teryl Austin's defense.
46Dez SouthwardFS23ATL4040564946.25Southward's a smart, big, fast safety with an opportunity to beat Dwight Lowery at FS
47Alterraun VernerCB25TBB6044414246.75Lovie's Tampa-2 defense should make Verner one of the more consistent CB options.
48Dashon GoldsonFS29TB5246484347.25-3A disappointing 2013, he still managed 6 fantasy pts/game. TB hopes for more for their money in 2014
49DeAngelo HallCB30WAS5841454547.25-3Probably the most consistent CB in fantasy, a 4 yr deal keeps Hall in WAS.
50Prince AmukamaraCB25NYG62473448.5Increased his production in his first three years, though likely hit his ceiling last year as DB24.
51Terrence BrooksFS23BAL34397148.75More a speedster than tackler, Brooks will get a chance to beat Darian Stewart for FS.
52Ryan MundySS29CHI47583149.75Rookies will shake up the Bears secondary, but Mundy will compete with newly signed Adrian Wilson for SS job
53Dawan LandrySS31NYJ504449.753It's hard to imagine he keeps SS spot over Pryor. Rex should find a way to keep at least limited snaps for Landry
54Ahmad DixonSS?22DAL49505451Drafted late, Dixon has a chance to grow into the SS position with lack of playmakers in Dallas
55Michael GriffinFS29TEN56514951.75He's atop the FS depth chart for now. Keep an eye on late round safety Huff.
56Charles TillmanCB33CHI61455051.75Chicago claims the 33-year-old will play CB in 2013. He's been remarkably consistent at that position when healthy.
57Chris ClemmonsFS28HOU574752.253A reliable and durable option in Miami, he'll try to earn a starting spot over Swearinger and Lewis
58Rahim MooreFS24DEN4749665053-3Shouldn't be too challenged by the injury-prone Carter or ineffective Ihenacho for FS snaps opposite TJ Ward
59Delano HowellFS24IND482953.25The 24 year old is poised to take over Bethea's role from last year, Mike Adams is giving him serious cpmpetiton
60Shamarko ThomasSS23PIT45526753.75Negative PFF grades and the arrival of Mitchell forecast at least 1 more year as the #3 option in PIT
61Devin McCourtyFS26NE5350684854.75PFFs top safety last year and a major part of NE's defense. Only 48 tkls, 21 asst, and 1 INT in 2013
62Duke IhenachoSS25DEN5461553He was losing snaps in late 2013. TJ Ward will take most of his work in 2014.
63Justin GilbertCB22CLE5255Playing opposite Haden will send a lot of balls his way
64Tim JenningsCB30CHI5355.25A top 10 CB per PFF, Jennings got a 4 year deal and is coming off a career year.
65Charles GodfreySS28CAR595262564Godfrey is likely moving to CB full time in 2014 and may need to compete with rookie Benwikere for those snaps.
66Charles WoodsonSS37OAK556556.25-3The 37-year-old will likely get you through 1 year as they test out rookie Dowling.
67Richard ShermanCB26SEA5756.25Lets see if the big money pays off. The SEA scheme should give him at least a modest fantasy floor.
68Bradley RobyCB22DEN5956.75The rookie will benefit from teams throwing away from Talib
69Tony JeffersonSS22AZ6057Probably the least likely to win SS job over Rashad Johnson and Rookie Deone Bucannon
70George IlokaSS24CIN724157.5Iloka took almost every SS snap for Cincy last year. He will compete with Shawn Williams again this summer.
71Chris ConteFS25CHI6458-9CHI secondary is up in the air. Expect a battle with Vereen and maybe Jennings for FS spot opposite Mundy.
72Louis DelmasFS27MIA537059.25Delmas projects to beat out Wilson for FS spot
73Thomas DeCoudFS29CAR6959.25CAR secondary is up in the air. He will be a battle with Godfrey, Harper, and Rookie Boston for two spots.
FreeBallinSkyscraper DB   AUG 2014