2013 IDP Player Rankings: Defensive Backs
By: Robert Kirlin (aka: The IDP GURU)
(Editor's note: For the past several seasons we have thoroughly enjoyed having Robert Kirlin provides us with his top 50 lists at DL, LB, and DB positions each preseason. While we do not have IDP's included in our Analyzer's due to our standards of making sure the algorithm we provide meets a level of accuracy we have a high degree of confidence in, we are thankful for Robert's involvement with us and his willingness to share his opinions on IDP questions in our Forums)
Another Fantasy Football season is upon us, and you are looking once again for a decisive advantage in your IDP draft.
Well look no further, as this should give you the advantage over your fellow owners that you seek.
I have compiled once again my Top 50 List for D-Line, Linebacker and D-Backs.
Here are the Defensive Backs:
1. Charles Tillman Chicago: Older player, but just the most consistent
2. Harrison Smith Minnesota: 74 tackles last year, I'm thinking closer to 90 this year.
3. Morgan Burnett Green Bay: Last year's top tackler at DB, I don't see him repeating that, but still a great player.
4. Eric Weddle San Diego: Not to his form from a few years ago, but will be solid.
5. Eric Berry Kansas City: KILLED me last year, but look for a bounce back.
6. Antoine Bethea Indianapolis: My personal favorite
7. Kam Chancellor Seattle: He always seems to under achieve, but his numbers are solid.
8. Laron Landry Indianapolis: Poor D-line and LB play will lead to a lot of secondary points for him and Bethea
9. Antrel Rolle NY Giants: Always solid.
10. Ryan Clark Pittsburgh: If healthy will probably lead the Steelers in tackles.
11. Cortland Finnegan St. Louis
12. Jairus Byrd Buffalo
13. Tyvon Branch Oakland
14. Reshad Jones Miami
15. Janoris Jenkins St. Louis
16. TJ Ward Cleveland: Injuries keep setting him back.
17. Dawan Landry NY Jets
18. Roman Harper New Orleans: Steal him if your league rewards for tackles
19. Thomas Decoud Atlanta
20. William Moore Atlanta
21. Michael Griffen Tennessee
22. Stevie Brown NY Giants
23. Chris Clemons Miami
24. Deangelo Hall Washington
25. Yeremiah Bell Arizona
26. Richard Sherman Seattle
27. Earl Thomas Seattle
28. Devin McCourty New England
29. Mark Barron Tampa Bay
30. Danieal Manning Houston
31. Donte Whitner San Francisco
32. Alterraun Verner Tennessee
33. Cary Williams Philadelphia
34. Tim Jennings Chicago
35. Josh Wilson Washington
36. Glover Quin Detroit
37. Reggie Nelson Cincinnati
38. Patrick Peterson Arizona
39. Mike Adams Denver
40. Major Wright Chicago
41. Malcolm Jenkins New Orleans
42. George Wilson Tennessee
43. Buster Skrine Cleveland
44. Dashon Goldson Tampa Bay
45. Patrick Chung Philadelphia
46. Casey Hayward Green Bay
47. Darrelle Revis Tampa Bay
48. Terence Newman Cincinnati
49. Adrian Wilson New England
50. Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh: Past his prime and only a name, he will make splash plays but is unreliable due to injuries and age.
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