Carolina Panthers’ Antoine Cason is top Week 7 plug and play at defensive back

Panthers’ cornerback Antoine Cason has quietly been putting up elite fantasy CB numbers, his matchup against the Packers this week gives you one more reason to plug and play the former first round pick. For more info on the Defensive Back Streamining strategy, click here


Week 6 Summary:

Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia, S (v NYG): 1 tackle, 2 assists, 1 pass defended

Charles Woodson, Oakland, S (v SD): 5 tackles, 2 assists

Chris Harris, Denver, CB (@NYJ): 1 tackle

Robert McClain, Falcons, CB (v CHI): 2 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack


Week 7 Streaming Targets:

Antoine Cason, Carolina, CB,  (@GB)

If Cason is a free agent in your league, make a beeline for him in waivers. HE is currently the second highest scoring cornerback in fantasy in big play leagues with 69 points in total. Quite often this would be because of a couple of freak pick sixes or a multiple interception game in one week, but Cason has been consistent with a combined 42 tackles to go with his picks in Weeks 1 and 6. Cason has the luxury of being thrown at a whole lot. Passes have gone into his coverage 45 times this season, the sixth most for cornerbacks. Add to these stats the fact he faces Aaron Rodgers this week you can be sure he’ll get at least 7 or 8 passes thrown in his direction. I’m not hunting for picks this week but trying to get a solid tackle game out of your CB, start Cason for those points. Prediction: 7 tackles, 2 assists, 1 pass defended, INT chance:15%


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Thank you very much! Antoine Cason makes a play and grabs a pick last week v the Bengals, picking up some serious fantasy points along the way – photo from

Kyle Arrington, New England, CB (NYJ)

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With Revis covering one side of the field against his old team, Patriots’ nickelback Kyle Arrington will have the task of covering slot receiver Jeremy Kerley. Kerley has just one fewer target on the season than Eric Decker at 34, and is definitely what you would call Geno Smith’s safety blanket. Most of Kerleys catches are short yardage (YPC of 8.6 yards, among lowest in the league), encouraging him to make plays after he has the ball in space. Arrington should be able to cover Kerley and get plenty of easy tackling opportunities, though some may come as assists. Whether Smith or Michael Vick lines up against the Pats, Arrington will have a slightly higher than usual chance to get an interception, which is always a bonus. Prediction: 6 tackles, 4 assists, 1 pass defended, INT Chance: 25%


Antrel Rolle, New York Giants, S (@DAL)

I don’t need to tell you how much the Cowboys run the ball, I feel like I do that every week. Watching them move the chains against Seattle on the ground was very impressive. Seattle have been such a dominant force against the run but Murray gashed them time and time again (as a 49ers fan this is pleasing to write…).  Meanwhile Antrel Rolle was watching LeSean McCoy breeze through his linebackers and making tackles. In fact, he and Quintin Demps combined for 14 total tackle on the day, with Demps scoring a tidy 11.5 points from tackling alone. If Rolle is unavailable then Demps is not a bad play this week either. Both will have to soak up tackles in front of their porous LB corps. Prediction: 8 tackles, 3 assists, 0.5 TFL, INT Chance: 10%


Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh, S (v HOU)

Polamalu has the joint third most tackles for safeties this season with 34, he also has the joint most defensive stops with 17. This week he’s up against Houston Texans, who have had Arian Foster run the ball 106 times so far this season (3rd highest in NFL). The Steelers LB grouping is better than the Giants, but I do get the impression that the Steelers defence (much like the Bears) is still living off its reputation. In fact, inside backers Lawrence Timmons, Ryan Shazier and Sean Spence have a combined 19 missed tackles. A quick look around some other ILB groups shows around 10 to be the average. This could explain why Polamalu has been getting his tackles, and against the Texans that trend should continue upwards. Prediction: 8 tackles, 2 assists, 1 QB hit, INT Chance: 15%


Good luck this week in your fantasy matchups, keep streaming!

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