NFL 2020 Cornerback Rankings

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We all know that there is a difference between a really good fantasy cornerback and a really good cornerback. Most of the time.

Smart quarterbacks attempt to avoid a really good cornerback. That isn’t good for fantasy scoring. We also know that cornerbacks aren’t going to score us huge fantasy points.

What we know

How does you league score is the single most important thing to know.

What IDP players you will need is a close second. Some leagues group safeties and cornerbacks together as Defensive Backs. Are you going to have to play a cornerback?

Cornerbacks and Scoring

Cornerbacks are hard to depend on for fantasy Yahtzee! They are match-up dependent and rarely get you that double digit fantasy score.

Remember the cornerback rankings are in flux. They are dependent upon match-up, their own pass rush (good pass rush is a cornerback’s best friend), and of course the defense that they are playing in.

So buckle up and lets goooooo! Remember this is all about the fantasy scoring opportunities for your IDP Leagues.

2020 Cornerback Rankings

1. Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears

2019 stats: 6.2 average fantasy points per game, 72 solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, 12 passes defended, three interceptions.

2. Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns

2019 stats: 5.8 average fantasy points per game, 38 solo tackles, six assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit, 11 passes defended, two interceptions, one fumble recovery, one touchdown.

Quarterbacks had a 48.2 percent completion rate against him.

3. Tre’Davious White, Buffalo Bills

2019 stats: 6.6 average fantasy points per game, 48 solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback hit, 16 passes defended, six interceptions, one forced fumble.

White was targeted 83 times without giving up a single receiving touchdown.

4. Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints

2019 stats: 5 average fantasy points per game, 46 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, 14 passes defended, one interception.

5. Kevin King, Green Bay Packers

2019 stats: 6.7 average fantasy points per game, 56 solo tackles, 10 assisted tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback hit, 15 passes defended, one forced fumble.

6. Tre Flowers, Seattle Seahawks

2019 stats: 7 average fantasy points per game, 65 solo tackles, 17 assisted tackles, two tackles for loss, two sacks, two quarterback hits, eight passes defended, three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery.

In man- coverage opposing quarterbacks had a QBR 38.4

7. Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams

2019 stats: 5.2 average fantasy points per game, 45 solo, six assisted tackles, five passes defended, one interception, two forced fumbles.

There have been reports the Rams are going to move Ramsey around to take on the opposition’s #1 wide receiver…more potential fantasy points

8. Carlton Davis, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2019 stats: 6.3 average fantasy points per game, 54 solo tackles, six assisted tackles, three tackles for loss, 19 passes defended, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery.

On the 110 throws he saw as a primary defender, Davis allowed only a 43.6 completion rate

9. James Bradberry, New York Giants

2019 stats: 5.6 average fantasy points per game, 51 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, five passes defended, one quarterback hits, 12 passes defended, three interceptions.

Top 10 cornerback in zone coverage—Giants played zone on 55 percent of their defensive snaps

10. Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots

2019 stats: 6.3 average fantasy points per game, 44 solo tackles, nine assisted tackles, 20 passes defended, six interceptions, one fumble recovery, two touchdowns.

Only allowed a 47.4 passer rating

11. Chris Harris Jr., Los Angeles Chargers

2019 stats: 4 average fantasy points per game, 44 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, seven passes defended, one interception, one forced fumble.

In 2019 the Denver Broncos played Harris in the slot 3.1 percent of the time. He will be in the slot for considerably more time in LA. In 2018 he was the highest-rated slot corner per Pro Football Focus

12. Joe Haden, Pittsburgh Steelers

2019 stats: 6.4 average fantasy points per game, 59 solo tackles, six assisted tackles, three tackles for loss, 17 passes defended, five interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery.

13. Bryon Murphy, Arizona Cardinals

2019 stats: 5.4 average fantasy points per game, 66 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, two tackles for loss, 10 passes defended, one interception.

Murphy was on the field for 97.6 percent of defensive snaps—he also gave up a league-worst nine touchdown passes in coverage

14. Marcus Peters, Baltimore Ravens

2019 stats: 6.1 average fantasy points per game, 40 solo tackles, 13 assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, 14 passes defended, five interceptions, one forced fumble, three touchdowns.

Highly inconsistent but is guaranteed to take one interception to the house…just have to know when.

15. Richard Sherman, San Francisco 49ers

2019 stats: 5.5 average fantasy points per game, 48 solo tackles, 13 assisted tackles, two tackles for loss, 11 passes defended, three interceptions, one touchdown.

Forget the last image you saw of Sherman from 2019—according to Pro Football Focus he has the highest coverage grade by a cornerback in 2019 (90.5).

16. AJ Bouye, Denver Broncos

2019 stats (Jacksonville Jaguars): 5 average fantasy points, 50 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, eight passes defended, one interception

17. Kendall Fuller, Washington

2019 stats: 4.6 average fantasy points per game, 34 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback hit, two passes defended

18. Shaquill Griffin, Seattle Seahawks

2019 stats: 5 average fantasy points per game, 45 solo tackles, 20 assisted tackles, two tackles for loss, 13 passes defended

Quarterbacks had a 57.1 completion percentage against him, however in three seasons only has three interceptions

19. Trae Waynes, Cincinnati Bengals

2019 stats: 5.8 average fantasy points per game, 56 solo tackles, two assisted tackles, four tackles for loss, eight passes defended, one interception, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery.

20. Charvarius Ward, Kansas City Chiefs

2019 stats: 5.3 average fantasy points per game, 56 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, 11 passes defended, two interceptions, one forced fumble.

Only had one touchdown against him with a 41.2 percent completion rate

21. Bradley Roby, Houston Texans

2019 stats: 6.6 average fantasy points per game, 35 solo tackles, three assisted tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback hit, eight passes defended, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one touchdown.

Roby’s stats are on 10 games.

22. Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals

2019 stats: 7.3 average fantasy points per game, 46 solo tackles, seven assisted tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback hit, seven passes defended, two interceptions, one forced fumble.

Peterson’s stats are on 10 games.

23. Eric Rowe, Miami Dolphins

2019 stats: 5.5 average fantasy points per game, 54 solo tackles, 27 assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, eight passes defended, one interception, one forced fumble, one touchdown.

24. Janoris Jenkins, New Orleans Saints

2019 stats: 5.8 average fantasy points per game, 50 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, 16 passes defended, five interceptions.

25. Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins

2019 stats: 4.3 average fantasy points per game, 12 solo tackles, five assisted tackles, four passes defended, one interception.

Had knee surgery and landed on IR after five games

26. Chidobe Awuzie, Dallas Cowboys

2019 stats: 5.3 average fantasy points per game, 48 solo tackles, 31 assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit, 14 passes defended, one interception, one fumble recovery.

Could be moved to safety—last season was the eighth most targeted cornerback.

27. Bashaud Breeland, Kansas City Chiefs

2019 stats: 5.7 fantasy points per game, 37 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, one quarterback hit, eight passes defended, two interceptions, two fumble recovery, one touchdown.

Facing a four-game suspension

28. Pierre Desir, New York Jets

2019 stats: 5.4 average fantasy points per game, 38 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, one tackle for loss, 11 passes defended, three interceptions.

Will battle for starting cornerback position.

29. Damon Arnette, Las Vegas Raiders

Rookie

30. Trevon Diggs, Dallas Cowboys

Rookie

The rookies are worth a look. And remember the cornerback position is fluid. It is all about the match-ups. FLUID.

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