It is week seven and there are four teams on a bye: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cleveland Browns. That is a few pivotal defensive backs.
There are also a few players you want to keep an eye on as they are listed as questionable and therefore not ranked: Byron Jones, Donte Jackson, and Desmond Trufant.
Also Jalen Ramsey is not ranked because his status for this week is uncertain.
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Now the rankings for week 7 defensive backs. Remember the rankings are based on potential point scoring for the week.
Fantasy v Reality
A shut-down defensive back…say one named Marshon Lattimore of the New Orleans Saints is a bona fide shut-down corner. But he doesn’t have the glaring stats because quarterbacks (rightly so) are hesitant (the smart ones) to throw his way.
- Landon Collins, Safety, Washington v San Francisco
- Jamal Adams, Safety, New York Jets v New England Patriots
- Jordon Poyer, Safety, Buffalo Bills v Miami Dolphins
- Harrison Smith, Safety, Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions
- Budda Baker, Safety, Arizona Cardinals v New York Giants
- Justin Reid, Safety, Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts
- Antoine Bethea, Safety, New York Giants v Arizona Cardinals
- Kevin Byard, Safety, Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings
- Shawn Williams, Safety, Cincinnati Bengals v Jacksonville Jaguars
- Vonn Bell, Safety, New Orleans Saints v Chicago Bears
- Jessie Bates III, Safety, Cincinnati Bengals v Jacksonville Jaguars
- Justin Simmons, Safety, Denver Broncos v Kansas City Chiefs
- Ronnie Harrison, Safety, Jacksonville Jaguars v Cincinnati Bengals
- Jabrill Peppers, Safety, New York Giants v Arizona Cardinals
- Reshad Jones, Safety, Miami Dolphins v Buffalo Bills
- Adrian Amon, Safety, Green Bay Packers v Oakland Raiders
- Ha-Ha Clinton Dix, Safety, Chicago Bears v New Orleans Saints
- Tyrann Mathieu, Safety, Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos
- Bradley McDougald, Safety, Seattle Seahawks v Baltimore Ravens
- Eric Weddle, Free Safety, Los Angeles Rams v Atlanta Falcons
- Kenny Vaccaro, Safety, Tennessee Titans v Los Angeles Chargers
- Kyle Fuller, Cornerback, Chicago Bears v New Orleans Saints
- Montae Nicholson, Safety, Washington v San Francisco 49ers
- Earl Thomas, Free Safety, Baltimore Ravens v Seattle Seahawks
- Shaquill Griffin, Cornerback, Seattle Seahawks v Baltimore Ravens