Tuesday - Mar 26, 2019

Home / Commentary / Defensive Back Break Down

Defensive Back Break Down

I used
to get my information, using the standard scoring system.

I wanted to know what position was the most consistent producer of points in the defensive backfield. What I found out is that over the past five years the cornerback has been No. 1 in four out of the last five years. Charles Tillman has been No. 1 the last two years, and the strong safety position has been at the second spot in the last five years.

What I did was break these down into the top-5, top 10 and top 20 over the past five years. Here is what I came up with. I also found the position of defensive back in my rankings so I used them in this but they could be plugged in anywhere.

Top 5

SS 36%

CB 25%

FS 16%


DB 0%

TOP 10

SS 38%

CB 30%

FS 24%


DB 0%

TOP 20

SS 37%

CB 32%

FS 21%


DB 2%

You can notice that the strong safety is the biggest producer of points but it is very close when you get to the top 20. When drafting your defensive backs it is obvious that the strong safety position is more likely to be the point producer but it’s not that much of a difference. I am sure that I would try to get as many strong safeties as I could, but having a cornerback or free safety in your lineup wouldn’t hurt.

About Fantasy Sharks

FantasySharks.com began in 2003, disseminating fantasy football content on the web for free. It is, or has been, home to some of the most talented and best known fantasy writers on the planet. Owned and operated by Tony Holm (5 time Fantasy Sports Writer Association Hall-of-Fame nominee,) Tony started writing fantasy content in 1993 for the only three fantasy football web sites in existence at the time.