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S Antoine Bethea - Arizona Cardinals

5-11, 185Born: 7-27-1984College: HowardDrafted: Round 6

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Summary

With 95 solo tackles and 3 turnovers Bethea had the best statistical season of his career in 2016. While he has consistently put up strong tackle totals over his career, the big numbers were helped greatly by all the injuries San Francisco had at linebacker a year ago. It is generally anticipated Bethea will step right in at strong safety replacing free agent defector Tony Jefferson. For fantasy owners there are a couple of things to consider here. The Cardinals situational rotation at the position last season had no safety on the field for more than 86% of their total defensive snaps. So between playing on a defense that is simply better than the one he was in last season, and not being on the field every play, Bethea will probably have substantially less opportunity. For reference; Bethea played 1126 snaps for San Francisco last season while Jefferson played 874 for Arizona. The other issue to consider is the new scheme. Bethea should have no issue adapting and producing but there is always reason for caution when a player changes team or scheme. (June 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

S Redraft - 26, 15, 21, 24, 28, 30, 32, 43
S Dynasty - 35, 32, 44, 44

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2014 SF 16 71 14 1 1 0 4 10 1
2015 SF 7 32 12 1 0 0 0 2 0
2016 SF 16 95 15 0 1 1 1 3 0
2017 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 70 * * * * * * *
2017 PROJ-Norton 16 79 * * * * * * *

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