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Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Defensive Back Rankings 2019

Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Defensive Back Rankings 2019

Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Defensive Back Rankings 2019

Linebackers may be the linchpins when it comes to fantasy football leagues that include Individual Defensive Players (IDPs) but don't overlook the value that comes in finding a versatile defensive back. Typically the most valuable DBs for fantasy are those that function like a Swiss army knife on the field.

Take Derwin James, for example. He leads the 2019 DB rankings not only because he has a knack for finding the ball carrier (105 tackles), he also fared well in coverage (3 INTs, 13 pass breakups), and contributed as a pass rusher (3.5 sacks). James is not alone in serving as a defensive Jack of all trades, which is why you find Landon Collins, Jamal Adams, Budda Baker, and Keanu Neal at the top of these rankings. And those are just a few of the names as it should be pointed out that Shawn Williams led all DBs in fantasy points last season (Athlon scoring) with John Johnson not too far behind him.

So whether you prefer a defensive back that plays more like a linebacker, a lockdown defender who can excel in pass coverage or someone who offers multiple-category appeal, there is no lack of options to choose from to fill your DB spot in an IDP league.

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2019 Defensive Back (DB) Rankings

Rank

Player

Team

Bye

1

Derwin James

LAC

12

2

Landon Collins

WAS

10

3

Jamal Adams

NYJ

4

4

Budda Baker

ARI

12

5

Keanu Neal

ATL

9

6

Reshad Jones

MIA

5

7

Jordan Poyer

BUF

6

8

Shawn Williams

CIN

9

9

John Johnson

LAR

9

10

Johnathan Abram

OAK

6

11

Harrison Smith

MIN

12

12

Damarious Randall

CLE

7

13

Jabrill Peppers

NYG

11

14

Malcolm Jenkins

PHI

10

15

Tyrann Mathieu

KC

12

16

Bradley McDougald

SEA

11

17

Antoine Bethea

NYG

11

18

Jaquiski Tartt

SF

4

19

Justin Evans

TB

7

20

Jessie Bates

CIN

9

21

Adrian Amos

GB

11

22

Clayton Geathers

IND

6

23

Kevin Byard

TEN

11

24

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

CHI

6

25

Eric Weddle

LAR

9

26

Ronald Darby

PHI

10

27

Earl Thomas

BAL

8

28

Justin Simmons

DEN

10

29

Kenny Vaccaro

TEN

11

30

Justin Reid

HOU

10

31

Adoree' Jackson

TEN

11

32

Vonn Bell

NO

9

33

Jaire Alexander

GB

11

34

Terrell Edmunds

PIT

7

35

Brian Poole

NYJ

4

36

Kendall Fuller

KC

12

37

Kyle Fuller

CHI

6

38

T.J. McDonald

MIA

5

39

Micah Hyde

BUF

6

40

Eddie Jackson

CHI

6

41

Xavien Howard

MIA

5

42

Prince Amukamara

CHI

6

43

Quinton Dunbar

WAS

10

44

Juan Thornhill

KC

12

45

Minkah Fitzpatrick

MIA

5

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