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Regular Season, Updated: 7/19/18



Projections:  QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DEF | DL | LB | DB

Rankings with Outlooks:  QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DL | LB | DB

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Legend:   Upside = Upside   Risk = Risk   ADP = Average Draft Position
ADP courtesy of FantasyFootballCalculator 
DEFENSIVE BACKS
Chg Rank Player Tm Bye
  1 Landon Collins NYG 9
  2 Reshad Jones MIA 11
  3 Keanu Neal ATL 8
  4 Harrison Smith MIN 10
  5 Marshon Lattimore NO 6
Tier 2
  6 Tyrann Mathieu HOU 10
  7 Karl Joseph OAK 7
  8 Malcolm Jenkins PHI 9
  9 Budda Baker ARI 9
  10 Kevin Byard TEN 8
  11 Darius Slay DET 6
  12 Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix GB 7
  13 Jamal Adams NYJ 11
  14 Tre'Davious White BUF 11
  15 Earl Thomas SEA 7
16 Jalen Mills PHI 9
Tier 3
  17 Casey Hayward LAC 8
  18 A.J. Bouye JAC 9
  19 Eric Weddle BAL 10
  20 James Bradberry CAR 4
  21 Josh Norman WAS 4
22 Eric Berry KC 12
23 D.J. Swearinger WAS 4
  24 Terrell Edmunds PIT 7
  25 Glover Quin DET 6
  26 Marcus Peters LAR 12
  27 Micah Hyde BUF 11
  28 Morgan Burnett PIT 7
  29 Adoree Jackson TEN 8
  30 Derwin James LAC 8
  31 Jordan Poyer BUF 11
  32 Justin Evans TB 5
33 Barry Church JAC 9
  34 Matthias Farley IND 9
  35 Devin McCourty NE 11
  36 John Johnson LAR 12
  37 Josh Jones GB 7
  38 Marcus Williams NO 6
  39 Jalen Ramsey JAC 9
  40 Janoris Jenkins NYG 9
  41 Kyle Fuller CHI 5
  42 David Amerson KC 12
  43 Trumaine Johnson NYJ 11
  44 Vonn Bell NO 6
  45 Eddie Jackson CHI 5
  46 Malcolm Butler TEN 8
  47 Rodney McLeod PHI 9
  48 Xavien Howard MIA 11
  49 Tony Jefferson BAL 10
  50 Jahleel Addae LAC 8
  51 John Cyprien TEN 8
  52 Marcus Maye NYJ 11
  53 Mike Adams CAR 4
Tier 4
  54 Darian Stewart DEN 10
  55 T.J. Carrie CLE 11
  56 Byron Jones DAL 8
  57 Jourdan Lewis DAL 8
  58 Kurt Coleman NO 6
  59 Robert Alford ATL 8
  60 Ronald Darby PHI 9
  61 Tramon Williams GB 7
  62 Brent Grimes TB 5
  63 Denzel Ward CLE 11
  64 Logan Ryan TEN 8
  65 Quandre Diggs DET 6
  66 Darian Thompson NYG 9
  67 Jabrill Peppers CLE 11
  68 Shaquill Griffin SEA 7
  70 Reggie Nelson OAK 7
  71 Antoine Bethea ARI 9
  72 Damarious Randall CLE 11
  73 Trae Waynes MIN 10
  74 Byron Maxwell SEA 7
  75 Jason McCourty NE 11
  76 Jeff Heath DAL 8
  77 Dre Kirkpatrick CIN 9
  78 Patrick Chung NE 11
  79 Andrew Sendejo MIN 10
  80 Xavier Rhodes MIN 10
  81 Ron Parker ATL 8
  82 Minkah Fitzpatrick MIA 11
  83 Artie Burns PIT 7
  84 Stephon Gilmore NE 11
  85 Anthony Brown DAL 8
  86 Jamar Taylor ARI 9
  87 Adrian Amos CHI 5
  88 Chris Conte TB 5
  89 Chris Harris DEN 10
  90 Ricardo Allen ATL 8
  91 Richard Sherman SF 11
  92 Vernon Hargreaves TB 5
93 Lamarcus Joyner LAR 12
  94 Aqib Talib LAR 12
  95 Cordrea Tankersley MIA 11
  96 Desmond Trufant ATL 8
  97 Jaquiski Tartt SF 11
  98 Ahkello Witherspoon SF 11
  99 Buster Skrine NYJ 11
  100 George Iloka CIN 9
  101 Malik Hooker IND 9
  102 Justin Coleman SEA 7
  103 K'Waun Williams SF 11
  104 Bradley McDougald SEA 7
  105 Marcus Gilchrist OAK 7
  106 Rashaan Melvin OAK 7
Tier 5
  107 Nickell Robey LAR 12
  108 Quincy Wilson IND 9
  109 Ross Cockrell CAR 4
  110 Brandon Carr BAL 10
  111 Kareem Jackson HOU 10
  112 Trevor Williams LAC 8
  113 Patrick Robinson NO 6
  114 Darqueze Dennard CIN 9
  115 E.J. Gaines CLE 11
  116 Mike Hilton PIT 7
  117 Steven Nelson KC 12
  118 Will Parks DEN 10
  119 Brian Poole ATL 8
  120 Kendall Fuller KC 12
  121 Tavon Young BAL 10
  122 Bradley Roby DEN 10
  123 Eli Apple NYG 9
  124 Jaire Alexander GB 7
  125 Kevin King GB 7
  126 Ken Crawley NO 6
  127 Prince Amukamara CHI 5
  128 William Gay NYG 9
  129 Tashaun Gipson JAC 9
  130 Justin Reid HOU 10
  131 Orlando Scandrick WAS 4
  132 Sean Davis PIT 7
  133 Johnathan Joseph HOU 10
  134 Montae Nicholson WAS 4
  135 T.J. McDonald MIA 11
  136 Shawn Williams CIN 9
  137 Da'Norris Searcy CAR 4
  138 Daniel Sorensen KC 12
  139 Vontae Davis BUF 11
  140 Aaron Colvin HOU 10
  141 Derrick Kindred CLE 11
 
COMMENTS
  Landon Collins, NYG: Collins (forearm) is a month into his 6-8 week timetable but should be ready for the start of 2018. He's the top DB given his playmaking ability.

  Reshad Jones, MIA: Jones gets some help in the secondary this season, so he may see a dip in production, but the 30-year-old safety led Miami with 122 tackles last season.

  Keanu Neal, ATL: Neal is an emerging force on a solid defense and he's a near-lock for 110+ tackles.

  Harrison Smith, MIN: Smith is still quite good even if he lacks the every-play consistency from a few years ago, but he's still a Top 5 DB. He had monster season, yet was somehow not voted to the Pro Bowl in 2017. That means he'll be hungry in 2018.

  Marshon Lattimore, NO: Lattimore was the 2017 Defensive Rookie of the Year in just 13 games and is among the best playmakers in the league. I have a feeling his numbers will be even better in 2018 with 16 games worth of stats.

  Tyrann Mathieu, HOU: A versatile defensive weapon, Mathieu plays a lot of snaps and makes a lot of plays.

  Karl Joseph, OAK: Joseph took a while to get on a full snap count and play every down, but he's emerging as a game breaker DB.

  Malcolm Jenkins, PHI: Jenkins has recorded at least two interceptions in each of the last five seasons and is considered one of the league's best D-backs.

  Budda Baker, ARI: My prediction for 2018 breakout is Budda Baker, who will shine in his sophomore campaign with a full snap count.

  Kevin Byard, TEN: Byard had a monster 2017 and projects well this season on an improving defensive unit.

  Darius Slay, DET: Slay was named to his first Pro Bowl last year and makes a ton of plays in the Detroit secondary.

  Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, GB: Clinton-Dix is one of the best DBs in the league and a stalwart IDP producer, and now Morgan Burnett is gone.

  Jamal Adams, NYJ: Adams had a great 2017 and should improve on his numbers this season.

  Earl Thomas, SEA: Thomas seems a bit disgruntled but remains in Seattle for now. He'll produce if he's on the field.

  Casey Hayward, LAC: Hayward anchors the Chargers secondary and makes a ton of plays.

  A.J. Bouye, JAC: Bouye may have a difficult time reproducing the gaudy 2017 numbers but this whole unit looks ready for another big season.

  Eric Weddle, BAL: Weddle is a steady veteran who cleans up whatever the Ravens front 7 doesn't get to.

  Josh Norman, WAS: Norman isn't a huge IDP producer, but he's steadier than most give him credit for and he brings the upside.

Eric Berry, KC: Berry carries risk with health and age, but he's still going strong and could have a couple years left in the Top 20 DB.

  Terrell Edmunds, PIT: The rookie DB from VT comes in with high expectations, but he could be worth a look as a high-upside pick.