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Regular Season, Updated: 9/3/18


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

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

Rankings:  Top 200 | QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DEF | DL | LB | DB | Print | MFL Power


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
Tier 2
  5 Tyrann Mathieu HOU 10
  6 Malcolm Jenkins PHI 9
  7 Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix GB 7
  8 Budda Baker ARI 9
  9 Kevin Byard TEN 8
  10 Darius Slay DET 6
  11 Jamal Adams NYJ 11
  12 Tre'Davious White BUF 11
  13 Marshon Lattimore NO 6
  14 Earl Thomas SEA 7
  15 Jalen Mills PHI 9
  16 Jordan Poyer BUF 11
  17 Kenny Vaccaro TEN 8
Tier 3
18 Jalen Ramsey JAC 9
  19 A.J. Bouye JAC 9
  20 Casey Hayward LAC 8
  21 Eric Weddle BAL 10
  22 James Bradberry CAR 4
  23 Josh Norman WAS 4
  24 D.J. Swearinger WAS 4
  25 Terrell Edmunds PIT 7
  26 Glover Quin DET 6
  27 Matthias Farley IND 9
28 Adoree Jackson TEN 8
  29 Eric Berry KC 12
  30 Justin Evans TB 5
  31 Marcus Peters LAR 12
  32 Eddie Jackson CHI 5
  33 Josh Jones GB 7
  34 Micah Hyde BUF 11
  35 Desmond King LAC 8
  36 Barry Church JAC 9
  37 Devin McCourty NE 11
38 Jessie Bates III CIN 9
  39 John Johnson LAR 12
  40 Derwin James LAC 8
  41 Malcolm Butler TEN 8
  42 Marcus Williams NO 6
  43 Janoris Jenkins NYG 9
44 Jason McCourty NE 11
  45 Kyle Fuller CHI 5
  46 Marcus Gilchrist OAK 7
  47 Denzel Ward CLE 11
  48 Damarious Randall CLE 11
  49 Trumaine Johnson NYJ 11
  50 Vonn Bell NO 6
  51 Rodney McLeod PHI 9
  52 Xavien Howard MIA 11
53 Quandre Diggs DET 6
  54 Tony Jefferson BAL 10
  55 Morgan Burnett PIT 7
  56 Jahleel Addae LAC 8
  57 Marcus Maye NYJ 11
  58 Mike Adams CAR 4
  59 Trae Waynes MIN 10
Tier 4
  60 Darian Stewart DEN 10
  61 T.J. Carrie CLE 11
  62 Jourdan Lewis DAL 8
  63 Kurt Coleman NO 6
  64 Robert Alford ATL 8
  65 Ronald Darby PHI 9
  66 Tramon Williams GB 7
  67 Brent Grimes TB 5
  68 Logan Ryan TEN 8
  69 Shaquill Griffin SEA 7
  70 Reggie Nelson OAK 7
  71 Antoine Bethea ARI 9
  72 Jeff Heath DAL 8
  73 Byron Jones DAL 8
  74 Dre Kirkpatrick CIN 9
  75 Patrick Chung NE 11
  76 Ricardo Allen ATL 8
  78 Eric Murray KC 12
  79 Kendall Fuller KC 12
80 Aqib Talib LAR 12
  81 Xavier Rhodes MIN 10
  82 Minkah Fitzpatrick MIA 11
  83 Sean Davis PIT 7
  84 Artie Burns PIT 7
  85 Jabrill Peppers CLE 11
  86 Stephon Gilmore NE 11
  87 Anthony Brown DAL 8
  88 Jamar Taylor ARI 9
  89 Adrian Amos CHI 5
  90 Chris Conte TB 5
  91 Chris Harris DEN 10
  92 Vernon Hargreaves TB 5
  93 Cordrea Tankersley MIA 11
  94 Desmond Trufant ATL 8
  95 Jaquiski Tartt SF 11
  96 Lamarcus Joyner LAR 12
  97 Ahkello Witherspoon SF 11
  98 Buster Skrine NYJ 11
  99 Malik Hooker IND 9
  100 Orlando Scandrick KC 12
  101 Justin Coleman SEA 7
  102 K'Waun Williams SF 11
  103 Bradley McDougald SEA 7
  104 Erik Harris OAK 7
  105 Rashaan Melvin OAK 7
Tier 5
  106 Nickell Robey LAR 12
  107 Quincy Wilson IND 9
  108 Ross Cockrell CAR 4
  109 Brandon Carr BAL 10
  110 Kareem Jackson HOU 10
  111 Richard Sherman SF 11
  113 Trevor Williams LAC 8
  114 Patrick Robinson NO 6
  115 Darqueze Dennard CIN 9
  116 Mike Hilton PIT 7
  117 Andrew Sendejo MIN 10
  118 Will Parks DEN 10
119 Ron Parker KC 12
  120 Brian Poole ATL 8
  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 Tavon Wilson DET 6
  129 Karl Joseph OAK 7
  130 Tashaun Gipson JAC 9
  131 Justin Reid HOU 10
  132 George Iloka MIN 10
  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 Mike Hughes MIN 10
  139 Steven Nelson KC 12
  140 Vontae Davis BUF 11
  141 Aaron Colvin HOU 10
  142 Derrick Kindred CLE 11
  143 Jimmy Smith BAL 10
 
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.

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.