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2009 Player Rankings: Defensive Backs
Updated: September 10, 2009
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Oshiomogho Atogwe - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 2
Comments: Jumps up in the rankings due to a new defensive scheme and a solid 2007 campaign.
2006                      
2007 STL 16 75 66 9     1 8 12 1
2008 STL 16 82 75 7   6 3 5 5 1
Avg   16 79 71 8 0 3 2 7 9 1
Proj FA   96 80 16 1.0 5 2 6 11  
Champ Bailey - NOS YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 40
Comments: He's often avoided in the passing game but still puts up numbers. Is he healthy? Should be.
2006                      
2007 DEN 15 79 66 13       3 14  
2008 DEN 9 41 36 5 1 2   1 3  
Avg   12 60 51 9 1 1 0 2 9 0
Proj NOS   60 55 10 0.0 1 1 4 13  
Yeremiah Bell - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 12
Comments: Two top fantasy DBs on the same team? Why not. Bell had a huge 2008 but with Wilson there don't expect a repeat.
2006                      
2007 MIA 1 5 4 1            
2008 MIA 16 120 100 20 1 3 1   10  
Avg   9 63 52 11 1 2 1 0 5 0
Proj FA   89 73 16 1.0 2 1 1 9  
Antoine Bethea - SFO YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 11  
Comments: With Sanders likely to start the season on the PUP Bethea could be in for a nice season.
2006                      
2007 IND 13 64 46 18       4 8  
2008 IND 16 101 74 27     1 2 4  
Avg   15 83 60 23 0 0 1 3 6 0
Proj SFO   80 69 21 2.0 3 2 4 9  
Leigh Bodden - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 34  
Comments: It's been said that the journeyman could have a Pro-Bowl year for the Pats. We'll see.
2006                      
2007 CLE 16 88 76 12     3 6 15  
2008 DET 16 73 61 12   3 2 1 12  
Avg   16 81 69 12 0 2 3 4 14 0
Proj FA   70 50 20 0.0 3 2 5 10  
Melvin Bullitt - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 26  
Comments: With Sanders likely to start the season on the PUP Bullitt's stock rises.
2006                      
2007 IND 15 13 11 2       1 1  
2008 IND 15 65 53 12   1   4 9  
Avg   15 39 32 7 0 1 0 3 5 0
Proj FA   78 60 18 2.0 2 1 1 8  
Daniel Bullocks - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 31
Comments: Someone has to make the tackles the guys up front will likely miss.
2006                      
2007                      
2008 DET 16 93 63 30   2 1   1 1
Avg   16 93 63 30 0 2 1 0 1 1
Proj FA   81 64 15 0.5 1 1 1 4  
Patrick Chung - NEP YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 41
Comments: Too talented not to crack the Patriots' starting roster early on and will put up good stats in the Patriot scheme.
2006                      
2007                      
2008                      
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj NEP   70 50 20 0.5 3 1 2 11  
Nate Clements - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 27
Comments: Never hurt but his production has been dipping. Talented enough - and in a good enough situation - to turn it around.
2006                      
2007 SFO 16 92 77 15 1 3   4 14  
2008 SFO 15 63 56 7   1   2 9  
Avg   16 78 67 11 1 2 0 3 12 0
Proj FA   70 60 10 1.0 1 1 3 17  
Erik Coleman - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 49
Comments: The rookie Moore will steal plenty of stats and thunder but Coleman can still produce.
2006                      
2007 NYJ 15 41 20 21            
2008 ATL 16 95 80 15   2   3 6  
Avg   16 68 50 18 0 1 0 2 3 0
Proj FA   75 53 13 2.0 1 1 2 4  
Nick Collins - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 29
Comments: Don't plan on him having three TDs this season but his numbers will be solid.
2006                      
2007 GBP 13 46 40 6         5  
2008 GBP 16 69 58 11   1   7 15 3
Avg   15 58 49 9 0 1 0 4 10 2
Proj FA   74 60 14 0.0 1 1 5 12  
Brian Dawkins - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 22  
Comments: The broken hand doesn't seem to be an issue and the veteran will spend a significant amount of time on the field.
2006                      
2007 PHI 10 37 28 9       1 6  
2008 PHI 16 75 64 11 3 6 1 1 6  
Avg   13 56 46 10 2 3 1 1 6 0
Proj FA   81 61 20 1.0 2 2 2 11  
Louis Delmas - MIA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 43
Comments: Despite a balky knee Delmas should be good to go come Week One and could put up gaudy numbers for the Lions.
2006                      
2007                      
2008                      
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj MIA   62 51 20 0.5 2 2 2 8  
Cortland Finnegan - MIA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 25
Comments: Big hitter that helps in run coverage and can take it to the house after an INT.
2006                      
2007 TEN 16 93 78 15 1 1   1 13  
2008 TEN 16 69 57 12 1     5 17 1
Avg   16 81 68 14 1 1 0 3 15 1
Proj MIA   73 60 13 1.5 1   5 13  
Brandon Flowers - SDC YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 32
Comments: Racked up a good amount of solos last season and defended a ton of passes. Good sign moving into 2009.
2006                      
2007                      
2008 KCC 14 68 61 7   1 2 2 13 1
Avg   14 68 61 7 0 1 2 2 13 1
Proj SDC   76 61 11 0.0 1 1 3 10  
Chris Gamble - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 44
Comments: The Panther defensive backfield is littered with solid fantasy options. Not quite the playmaker Marshall is but still a nice DB2.
2006                      
2007 CAR 15 46 41 5   1 1 1 6  
2008 CAR 16 93 83 10   1 2 3 19 1
Avg   16 70 62 8 0 1 2 2 13 1
Proj FA   70 56 9 0.5 1 1 2 11  
Cedric Griffin - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 13
Comments: Might actually be the better value in terms of drafting a Viking defensive back. Racks up the tackles and pass defenses.
2006                      
2007 MIN 16 89 80 9   2 1   10 1
2008 MIN 16 85 74 11   4   1 14  
Avg   16 87 77 10 0 3 1 1 12 1
Proj FA   87 75 12 0.0 2 1 1 11  
Michael Griffin - TEN YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 16
Comments: Could outplay and outperform Chris Hope. 10 INTs in first two seasons in NFL and no signs of slowing down.
2006                      
2007 TEN 16 42 33 9   1   3 7  
2008 TEN 16 64 47 17 1 1 1 7 11 1
Avg   16 53 40 13 1 1 1 5 9 1
Proj TEN   86 65 21 1.0 2 1 5 13  
Roman Harper - CAR YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 9
Comments: Had a solid 2008 in terms of tackles but not much else. Should improve on his stats.
2006                      
2007 NOS 16 82 68 14 4 2   3 8 1
2008 NOS 15 80 73 7   1     9  
Avg   16 81 71 11 2 2 0 2 9 1
Proj CAR   90 80 10 2.0 1 1 2 8  
Chris Harris - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 24
Comments: Could regain 2007 form if Marshall doesn't steal the thunder in the Panther defensive backfield.
2006                      
2007 CAR 15 93 74 19   8 3 1 5  
2008 CAR 16 69 59 10   2 1 1 3  
Avg   16 81 67 15 0 5 2 1 4 0
Proj FA   80 63 17 0.0 4 1 2 7  
Chris Hope - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 7  
Comments: With the loss of Haynesworth in the middle there could potentially be more chances for Hope.
2006                      
2007 TEN 11 49 37 12     1 2 3  
2008 TEN 16 78 63 15 1     4 8  
Avg   14 64 50 14 1 0 1 3 6 0
Proj FA   90 77 17 1.5 2 2 3 10  
Chris Horton - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 23
Comments: Had a solid rookie campaign and while he may lose a few snaps he should produce solid fantasy numbers.
2006                      
2007                      
2008 WAS 14 72 53 19 1   1 3 5  
Avg   14 72 53 19 1 0 1 3 5 0
Proj FA   81 61 20 1.5 1 1 3 10  
Sean Jones - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 20
Comments: Moves to a good defensive scheme but don't expect the top-5 numbers you're used to.
2006                      
2007 CLE 16 96 69 27   1   5 10  
2008 CLE 12 56 48 8   1   4 4  
Avg   14 76 59 18 0 1 0 5 7 0
Proj FA   89 66 23 0.0 2 1 4 8  
Michael Lewis - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 19
Comments: The vet keeps plugging along and the Niners lack playmakers in the defensive backfield.
2006                      
2007 SFO 16 103 74 29 2 1 1 2 5  
2008 SFO 16 96 76 20 2 1 1   6  
Avg   16 100 75 25 2 1 1 1 6 0
Proj FA   88 68 20 1.5 1 1 1 9  
Richard Marshall - SDC YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 10
Comments: Now as the starter - not just a nickel back - he'll produce big time. Could challenge Winfield for top CB spot.
2006                      
2007 CAR 16 74 65 9 1   2 3 11 1
2008 CAR 16 55 51 4 2     1 4  
Avg   16 65 58 7 2 0 1 2 8 1
Proj SDC   85 73 12 3.0 2 1 3 10  
Terrence McGee - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 47
Comments: Another able tackler and pass defender at the CB spot. The numbers may dip a bit with an improving Bill front seven though.
2006                      
2007 BUF 15 77 67 10       4 21  
2008 BUF 14 66 61 5       3 18  
Avg   15 72 64 8 0 0 0 4 20 0
Proj FA   63 53 10 0.0   1 3 15  
Brandon Meriweather - WAS YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 30
Comments: Firmly entrenched as the leader of the Patriot secondary and a good playmaker.
2006                      
2007 NEP 16 15 10 5   1     3  
2008 NEP 16 77 57 20 2 2   4 9  
Avg   16 46 34 13 1 2 0 2 6 0
Proj WAS   79 59 19 1.0 1 1 2 8  
Quintin Mikell - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 8
Comments: Looked solid as the starting SS for the Eagles traditionally a fantasy goldmine.
2006                      
2007 PHI 14 69 49 20 1 1 1 1 5  
2008 PHI 16 86 62 24 2 2   3 9  
Avg   15 78 56 22 2 2 1 2 7 0
Proj FA   94 74 20 2.5 1 1 4 11  
William Moore - ATL YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 39  
Comments: Moore has more big-play ability than the other potential starter Thomas DeCoud. A situation to watch closely.
2006                      
2007                      
2008                      
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj ATL   71 58 13 1.5 2 2 3 8  
Nedu Ndukwe - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 28
Comments: One word: opportunities. He has a lot of them as the center fielder for such a poor defense.
2006                      
2007 CIN 14 35 27 8 2 3 1 3 6 1
2008 CIN 11 63 42 21 3   1 1 4 1
Avg   13 49 35 15 3 2 1 2 5 1
Proj FA   80 55 25 2.0 1 1 3 8  
Kevin Payne - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 15  
Comments: Looks like Payne is keeping the starting spot despite injury concerns and a capable Josh Bullocks available.
2006                      
2007 CHI 3                  
2008 CHI 16 89 74 15 1     4 7  
Avg   10 45 37 8 1 0 0 2 4 0
Proj FA   86 69 17 1.0 1 2 4 9  
Kenny Phillips - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 18
Comments: Had a soild rookie campaign and is the undisputed leader of the Giant secondary.
2006                      
2007                      
2008 NYG 16 62 50 12       1 5  
Avg   16 62 50 12 0 0 0 1 5 0
Proj FA   88 70 18 0.5 1 2 2 8  
Troy Polamalu - PIT YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 14
Comments: One of the best safeties in the game can't seem to bust into the top-10 fantasy-wise.
2006                      
2007 PIT 11 58 45 13   3 1   9  
2008 PIT 16 73 54 19       7 17  
Avg   14 66 50 16 0 2 1 4 13 0
Proj PIT   86 65 21 1.5 2 2 4 12  
Bernard Pollard - TEN YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 17
Comments: Helped by a ridiculous amount of assisted tackles in 2007 fantasy-wise Landry looks to a bigger 2008 season.
2006                      
2007 KCC 16 89 73 16 1 1   2 7  
2008 KCC 16 98 78 20   3 3 1 1  
Avg   16 94 76 18 1 2 2 2 4 0
Proj TEN   92 72 20 0.5 1 1 1 5  
Edward Reed - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 33
Comments: One of the most talented defenders in the NFL. Battling nagging injuries and not showing up for OTAs is not a good sign though.
2006                      
2007 BAL 16 39 29 10     1 7 13  
2008 BAL 16 41 34 7 1 1 2 9 16 3
Avg   16 40 32 9 1 1 2 8 15 2
Proj FA   64 44 20 1.5 3 2 8 15  
Darrelle Revis - NEP YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 36
Comments: Will this be the season his freakish talents finally make for huge fantasy production?
2006                      
2007 NYJ 16 87 74 13   1   3 17  
2008 NYJ 16 58 45 13 1 1 2 5 16 1
Avg   16 73 60 13 1 1 1 4 17 1
Proj NEP   63 52 14 0.0 1 1 4 16  
Kerry Rhodes - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 21
Comments: Got his big contract a couple years ago and has faded a bit. Could turn up the heat this season as he's got the talent.
2006                      
2007 NYJ 16 68 52 16 2 2 1 5 10 1
2008 NYJ 16 84 60 24 1   2 2 5  
Avg   16 76 56 20 2 1 2 4 8 1
Proj FA   88 64 24 1.0 1 1 3 9  
Dunta Robinson - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 46
Comments: If he can stay healthy increase these numbers by 20-25% if not more.
2006                      
2007 HOU 9 35 30 5       2 7  
2008 HOU 11 38 35 3       2 6  
Avg   10 37 33 4 0 0 0 2 7 0
Proj FA   67 50 17 0.5 2 2 2 11  
Antrel Rolle - NYG YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 35
Comments: Rolle is a talented young safety but Wilson gobbles up most of the big stats for the Cards.
2006                      
2007 ARI 16 57 47 10       5 10 3
2008 ARI 16 88 77 11       1 5 1
Avg   16 73 62 11 0 0 0 3 8 2
Proj NYG   80 59 13 0.0 1 1 1 6  
Ike Taylor - PIT YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 42
Comments: Backs up the big mouth with a pretty big game. Could increase tackle numbers in 2009.
2006                      
2007 PIT 16 79 69 10 1 1 1 3 16 1
2008 PIT 16 62 47 15       1 15  
Avg   16 71 58 13 1 1 1 2 16 1
Proj PIT   67 55 12 0.0 1 1 2 12  
Charles Tillman - CHI YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 6
Comments: Has been relatively healthy and racked up the solos in 2008. Could do more of the same in 2009.
2006                      
2007 CHI 15 76 67 9   4   3 13  
2008 CHI 15 93 81 12   4   3 17 1
Avg   15 85 74 11 0 4 0 3 15 1
Proj CHI   90 78 12 1.0 4 1 4 13  
Marcus Trufant - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 38
Comments: Often overlooked he's a steady performer for the Seahawks. Decent DB2 in larger formats.
2006                      
2007 SEA 16 85 78 7       7 15 1
2008 SEA 16 64 60 4     2 1 13  
Avg   16 75 69 6 0 0 1 4 14 1
Proj FA   68 59 6 0.0 1 1 3 11  
Eric Weddle - SDC YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 3
Comments: If he could figure out how to do more than just tackle he'd be the #1 DB.
2006                      
2007 SDC 15 48 37 11 1     1 6  
2008 SDC 16 125 103 22 1   1 1 5 1
Avg   16 87 70 17 1 0 1 1 6 1
Proj SDC   100 82 18 1.0 1 2 2 5  
Donte Whitner - CLE YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 48
Comments: Talented but just can't seem to put it all together. Should put up decent DB2 type numbers.
2006                      
2007 BUF 15 89 68 21   1   1 1  
2008 BUF 13 61 50 11 1 1     1  
Avg   14 75 59 16 1 1 0 1 1 0
Proj CLE   66 55 11 0.0 1 1 1 10  
Madieu Williams - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 50
Comments: If he's recovered and back in form from injury in 2008 he could have a decent '09 season with DB2 type production.
2006                      
2007 CIN 13 70 57 13 2 1 1 2 7  
2008 MIN 9 42 38 4       2 3  
Avg   11 56 48 9 1 1 1 2 5 0
Proj FA   65 53 12 1.0 1 2 1 7  
Adrian Wilson - CHI YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 1
Comments: Should be completely healed from injury/surgery from last off-season. Could regain 2005 form.
2006                      
2007 ARI 9 44 33 11       2 2  
2008 ARI 15 74 59 15 2 2   2 5  
Avg   12 59 46 13 1 1 0 2 4 0
Proj CHI   101 80 21 3.5 3 2 4 12  
Gibril Wilson - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 4
Comments: Produces no matter what uniform he wears. Bell could vulture some of the production.
2006                      
2007 NYG 13 84 70 14     1 4 7  
2008 OAK 16 127 97 36 2 1 3 2 3  
Avg   15 106 84 25 1 1 2 3 5 0
Proj FA   100 75 25 1.5 1 2 3 9  
Antoine Winfield - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 5
Comments: Contract year for the best fantasy cornerback in the game. Expect a big year.
2006                      
2007 MIN 10 65 56 9   1 1 1 9 1
2008 MIN 16 89 76 13 2 4 2 2 11 1
Avg   13 77 66 11 1 3 2 2 10 1
Proj FA   99 78 21 1.5 2 1 2 8  
Charles Woodson - OAK YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 45
Comments: Moving back to corner but will still be an effective fantasy DB.
2006                      
2007 GBP 14 63 52 11     1 4 9 2
2008 GBP 16 63 51 12 3 1 1 7 17 2
Avg   15 63 52 12 2 1 1 6 13 2
Proj OAK   59 48 11 1.5 1 2 7 15  
Eric Wright - FA YEAR TM GMS TKLS SOLO ASST SACKS FFUM RFUM IND PDEF TD
Huddle Rank: 37
Comments: Someone has to make plays for the Brown defensive secondary. Last year he made them why not again in 2009?
2006                      
2007 CLE 14 71 66 5 1     1 11  
2008 CLE 16 66 61 5   2 3 3 13 1
Avg   15 69 64 5 1 1 2 2 12 1
Proj FA   70 52 18 0.0 2 1 4 11  
   
 

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