2014 IDP Rankings - Cornerbacks (Redraft)

Listed below are my 2014 Cornerback Rankings for IDP Redraft Leagues. I will continually update these throughout the off-season to reflect changes in free agency, defensive schemes, playing time, draft selections, etc. However, keep in mind that the information listed here is just a small sample of a much larger set of rankings and descriptions that are accessible through purchasing my 2014 Fantasy Football Draft Guide.

Scoring System:
Solo Tackle = 1 point
Assist = 0.5 point
Sack = 3 points
Interception = 4 points
Forced Fumble = 2 points
Fumble Recovery = 2 points
Pass Deflection = 1 point
Defensive TD = 6 points

S = Sleeper/Undervalued Player
B = Bust/Overvalued Player
R = Injury Risk

Tier 1

Charles Tillman 1. CB Charles Tillman (CHI) - At age 33, Tillman isn't quite the player he use to be when he first started with the Bears. However, he remains one of the most intelligent and instinctual players in the game. He should be able to produce 5-7 tackles per contest with a good amount of big plays (especially forced fumbles). CB1/CB1- value.

DeAngelo Hall 2. CB DeAngelo Hall (WAS) - Say what you want about DeAngelo Hall, but he's been one of the most consistent fantasy producers over the past decade. He started all 16 games for the fourth consecutive year and finished as the #1 fantasy cornerback in the majority of leagues. Despite his age and diminished play, he still remains one of the top corners for fantasy purposes.

Tier 2

Tramon Williams 3. CB Tramon Williams (GB) - Williams has sneakily cemented himself as one of the most consistent cornerback options available to fantasy owners over the course of his nine year Pro career. He was able to set career highs in tackles (83) and sacks (2.5) last year while still reeling in three interceptions. The Packers defense relies on it's aggressiveness and ability to make big plays, so look for Williams to continue to contribute in the box scores in multiple ways. He's a top 3-5 cornerback selection.

Alterraun Verner 4. CB Alterraun Verner (TB) - Verner should prove to be a nice fit for Lovie Smith's scheme in Tampa Bay. He's an above average zone defender who can hold his own in man coverage. He won't see as much tackle opportunity with the Bucs as there was with the Titans, but it shouldn't be a drastic drop off. Cornerbacks always tend to be a crapshoot in fantasy, but Verner should remain one of the relative safe options at the position.

Prince Amukamara 5. CB Prince Amakumara (NYG) - His his third pro season, Amukumara finally broke through and showed the Giants organization that he is capable of living up to his early first round draft status. He still needs to improve his coverage skills, but he graded out as the #1 CB in all the NFL against the run according to Pro Football Focus - racking up 72 solo tackles. If he can continue to tackle at that clip and up his big play numbers, he should find himself in the elite fantasy CB tier. Granted cornerbacks are one of the hardest positions to project fantasy-wise, but Prince is worth a speculative add as a CB1-/CB2+ or DB4 as he has room to grow his numbers. S

Lardarious Webb 6. CB Lardarious Webb (BAL) - Webb saw a dramatic decline in his big play production in 2013 going from five interceptions the year previous down to one last year. He still remains one of the top tackling cornerbacks in the AFC however and is a fairly reliable option for 4-6 total tackles per week. He projects to be a serviceable low-end CB1 with some upside if he can elevate his big play production.

Tier 3

Jason McCourty 7. CB Jason McCourty (TEN) - After back-to-back 90+ total tackle seasons, McCourty's production came screeching back to normalcy last season. Not only were his tackle numbers down nearly 40% year over year, but he failed to garner an interception for the first time since his 2009 rookie season. Alterraun Verner's strong coverage skills forced teams to throw at McCourty at a fairly high rate which would lead one to believe his tackle numbers should have been strong; however, McCourty's lack of tackle opportunity via the run game is what helped contribute to his overall decline. With Verner now gone, McCourty may see less balls thrown his way, but he has the historical production owners look for at a position with few very safe fantasy options and therefore remains a top 10 CB selection.

Cortland Finnegan 8. CB Cortland Finnegan (MIA) - After spending several successful seasons in Tennessee, Finnegan's career took a disastrous turn for the worse since signing with the Rams in 2012. He was released by the team earlier in the year and somehow managed to sign a relatively sizable contract with the Dolphins. All this said, he's a scrappy player who has had a few elite fantasy producing seasons and should see plenty of targets starting opposite Brent Grimes. He's a player I plan on targeting late in fantasy drafts as he should put up good fantasy numbers as long as he starts. S

Jason Verrett 9. CB Jason Verrett (SD) - Verrett has drawn many comparisons to former NFL corner Antoine Winfield. Although relatively small in stature, he was perhaps the most physical of all the corners to come out of this year's draft class. The depth chart is wide open in San Diego and Verrett should consequently see immediate starter snaps. Great situation, opportunity, and skill set to post high level CB fantasy numbers right out of the gate. S

Justin Gilbert 10. CB Justin Gilbert (CLE) - There's been debate amongst scouts on Gilbert's true value; however, the Browns didn't spend a high first round pick on him to sit on the sidelines. He will start and see a ton of balls thrown his way playing opposite Joe Haden. If his ballhawk skills translate over to the pros, he should have no problem justifying this draft position. S

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Last Updated: July 2, 2014
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