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IDP Defensive Back Primer (2022 Fantasy Football)

by Scott Bogman | @BogmanSports | Featured Writer
Jun 15, 2022
Jamal Adams

Here’s a look at the defensive backs as you start to plan your IDP drafts.

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DB Primer

Defensive Backs should be the last IDP position that you draft. There are SO MANY DBs that will score points that it makes DBs harder to predict on a week-to-week basis and cheap to buy in drafts. Passing increases every year and with that so do defensive backs making plays on the ball and stacking tackles. I have no issue taking my first DB all the way down to tier 3 and that’s not something I’m willing to do at the other positions. Even splitting the DBs into Safeties and Corners in bigger leagues doesn’t change my thought process for DBs because the position is so deep.

Drafting CBs

In leagues that mix S and CB (most leagues) Corners are so unbelievably inconsistent that I have my first CB (Kenny Moore) all the way down at 37 amond DBs and 134 overall. Diggs had a historic year with 11 INTS (most since 1981) and still only finished 19th in tackle-heavy formats in PPG. There is a ‘rookie CB rule’ that most rookies tend to get picked on in their first season and get more tackles. It’s more of a matchup play but it didn’t really pan out last year, Surtain was the #1 scoring CB from the 1st round and didn’t crack the top 50 in PPG.


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