2014 Rankings: Top-200 | Top-200 (Half-PPR) |  Top-200 (PPR) | QB | RB | RB (PPR)| WR | WR (PPR) | TE | TE (PPR) | K | DST | IDP Rankings: Top-100 | DL | DB | LB

Now that we’re done going through the Front Sevens, it’s time for the annual crapshoot of ranking Defensive Backs. Sure, guys like Harrison Smith and Eric Weddle are good bets to produce, but 2013’s consensus DB1, Morgan Burnett, barely made the top 20 DBs for the season last year. Injuries, role changes, and wild performance shifts all play more of a role for D-Backs than for any other fantasy football position outside of kickers. So rather than focus too much on one player or another, I’ll take a deeper look at strategy before diving into the rankings.

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With all the free agency chaos that has been engulfing the league in the last month, it’s easy to forget about the season that just ended. This will be the culmination of the positional recaps here at Razzball, and honestly it’s about time. When these recaps started, Sky was still running the show, Nick Capozzi was still in Canada, and Jay and I had never met (Note: We still have not met). Things have changed in the IDP world as well. Some of these guys are already on different teams, and others have seen their teams go out and sign players who will potentially replace them in 2014. Such is life for DBs in IDP leagues.

These recaps will focus mostly on how each player landed in the top-20 last year, and whether or not they can do it again in 2014. Spoiler alert: a lot of them can’t.

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There’s a Hunger Games-heightened awareness that kung-fu grips your junipers once lineups lock for the week. The endless control you once possessed within that chlorine-purified free agent pool or the comfort of a flex play switch fades into the distance then bursts into a monster truck tire downhill race of chaotic NFL RedZone quad-box onslaught. […]

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Approx. 12:49 EDT September, 9 2012: laptop illuminates your retinas, the scent of slow-cooked game sweetness serenades your nostrils, a chilled Kool-Aid and brandy sweats onto a football-shaped coaster, as you twist your gas station purchased NFL lid frontward and backward then drum In the Air Tonight-style on your keyboard and slap “Enter” completing your […]

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Navigating my way through the Two Minute Drill is always a challenge. Of course I know every player, but it’s easy to omit guys when I go from team to team. Here are some helpful tools I utilize, and hopefully you’ll be able to find some use in them as well. FootballGuys Depth Chart: Trying […]

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Fantasy Football thoughts and opinions heading into NFL Week 1.   New Orleans 34, Green Bay 42 I think the NFL should have used this version of an American anthem to kick off the season. Pierre Thomas, not Darren Sproles, was the running back in the first part of the two minute drill. Head coach […]

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Good news, you can stop holding your breath. Individual Defensive Player top 100 revealed (***waves smelling salts at computer monitor***). These rankings form an upside projection, position scarcity, injury risk analysis, and playing time composite, which equates to a tackling and tipped pass totem pole of tremendousness. Important note, I’m basing these rankings on a […]

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You down with IDP? The fantasy team defense is dead. Not quite as poignant as Nas’s take on Hip Hop, but if you dare to venture for a more organic form of fake pigskin explore picking defensive players individually. Odds are if you’re reading this you’re either already in an IDP league or at least […]

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