Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2014 Fantasy Football Playoffs - Defensive Backs Review

Can you believe the 2014 season is over? After 16 weeks of excitement and turmoil, we've got our champions. If you were one of the winners, congratulations on your success. If you were not a winner, good luck next year.  Now, let's analyze the Defensive Backs of 2014, and rank how they did in weeks 14-16.

2014 Playoff Thoughts:
1) Morgan Burnett was a machine in the playoffs, scoring the most points and never falling out of the top 12 in any week.

2) Ryan Clark, T.J. McDonald, Malcolm Jenkins, Kemal Ishmael, Eric Weddle, Brandian Ross and Harrison Smith averaged at least 8.5 points per game and never fell out of the top 24 DBs in all three playoff weeks.

3) Aqib Talib, Dwight Lowery, Orlando Scandrick, Bradley McDougald, and Alterraun Verner played well for two of the three playoff weeks, but had a dud in week 14 or 15.

4) Top IDP DBs that didn't make the top 30 playoff contributors include Reshad Jones, Johnathan Cyprien, Rashad Johnson, Earl Thomas and Barry Church.

5) Marcus Gilchrist, Jim Leonhard, Glover Quin, and T.J. Ward were servicable, but not spectacular during the playoff push.

Dynasty thoughts: 
A)  Look for players like Tyrann Mathieu, Eric Reid, D.J. Swearinger, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Mark Barron to continue to improve and make major impact in Dynasty IDP.

B) Eric Weddle, Donte Whitner, James Ihedigbo, and LaRon Landry are getting long in the tooth, so it may be time to sell high on these playmakers.

C) Adam Jones, Micah Hyde, and possibly Patrick Peterson (if they put him back at PR), could be nice sleepers as they can get you bonus points in the return game.

D) Prince Amukamara, Tashaun Gipson, Will Hill and Kenny Vaccaro are solid buy low candidates for 2015.

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