2014 Fantasy Football: Top 5 Cornerbacks

Top 5 Cornerbacks for 2014 Fantasy Football

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Cornerbacks can make a huge impact in today's NFL, so it's no surprise that the same can be said for the position in IDP Fantasy Football leagues. Here are the top five guys to target in 2014.

5. Jason McCourty - Tennessee Titans

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5. Jason McCourty - Tennessee Titans

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McCourty had a down year in 2013 after averaging over 90 tackles for the two previous seasons. His 65 tackles and zero interceptions were disappointing especially since teams threw more to his side in order to avoid Alterraun Verner. With Verner now in Tampa Bay, teams may avoid McCourty in order to pick on the less experienced Blidi Wreh-Wilson. This doesn't seem ideal for McCourty, but he still remains one of the safest CB options for 2014.

4. Tramon Williams - Green Bay Packers

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4. Tramon Williams - Green Bay Packers

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With an average of 66 tackles, 17 pass deflections and four interceptions, Williams has quietly been one of the most consistent CBs in the NFL over the last four seasons. This includes a career-high 84 tackles and two forced fumbles in 2013 despite teams opting not to throw to his side as much as teammate Sam Shields' side. There is no reason for Williams not to record around 70 tackles, 12 pass deflections and four INTs in 2014.

3. Prince Amukamara - New York Giants

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3. Prince Amukamara - New York Giants

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Amukamara had a breakout season in 2013 and began to justify his first-round draft pick status. With 85 tackles, 13 pass deflections and two forced fumbles in 2013, he launched himself into Top-10 CB status, and he can improve on those numbers in 2014. The Giants have added shutdown CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to their team which should increase Amukamara's tackle, pass deflection and interception opportunities. He is easily a Top-3 CB.

2. DeAngelo Hall - Washington Redskins

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2. DeAngelo Hall - Washington Redskins

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Like him or not, it's hard to argue against Hall being an elite fantasy CB. Over the past four seasons, he has averaged 88 tackles, 15 pass deflections, four INTs, one forced fumble and one touchdown. Those numbers are incredible considering that Hall is a rare CB who can put up elite safety numbers. He also finished last season as the No. 1 ranked CB and hasn't missed a game since 2009. Fantasy owners can draft Hall with supreme confidence.

1. Charles "Peanut" Tillman - Chicago Bears

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1. Charles "Peanut" Tillman - Chicago Bears

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Before a triceps injury ended his 2013 season, Tillman was on pace for another stellar season with 84 tackles, 12 pass deflections, six INTs and six forced fumbles. This would have led him to an average of 88 tackles, 14 pass deflections, four INTs and six forced fumbles over the past four seasons. His mastery of forcing fumbles combined with his elite tackling ability and big play potential makes Tillman the top fantasy CB to select in 2014.

Roje Smith is a Fantasy Sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @RoKnowsDFS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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