Complete Week 3 Projections

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PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. Harrison Smith, Min SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics01201158378
2014 Projections3051.53812614188
2014 Outlook: Smith's not an in-the-box thumper nor a ball-hawking center fielder. But he does a bit of everything, so you can bank on this versatile youngster.
2. Eric Weddle, SD SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics12212711510155
2014 Projections2031.52411411157
2014 Outlook: Expect a sturdy foundation of tackles (161 solos since 2012) with a bevy of big plays (15 turnovers over the past three seasons).
3. Barry Church, Dal SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics3110281356171
2014 Projections1010.5261166134
2014 Outlook: Church logged 38 tackles in three seasons before exploding for 133 last fall. The Boys need playmakers, so his breakout should last.
4. Morgan Burnett, GB SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics030036965117
2014 Projections2032.5271128156
2014 Outlook: Forgive Burnett for his interceptionsless 2013. Focus instead on his 319 tackles since 2011, good for second best among defensive backs.
5. T.J. Ward, Den SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics0121.5371127162
2014 Projections3022361208160
2014 Outlook: If he avoids a potential suspension, you can count on Ward, who thrives against run-heavy teams and has capable coverage skills.
6. Eric Berry*, KC SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics1233.577310144
2014 Projections2063.5118912159
2014 Outlook: Just when we thought we were out, Berry pulls us back in. His All-Pro skill set hasn't quite met expected milestones. But this is his year!
7. Johnathan Cyprien, Jac SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics2011161036128
2014 Projections3022.5171099152
2014 Outlook: This second-year standout should shine in a safety-friendly scheme ported over from Seattle. Cyprien was 11th in tackles last season among defensive backs, with an eye on cracking the top five this season.
8. Kenny Vaccaro, NO SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics101117797105
2014 Projections3022.518935132
2014 Outlook: The rare enforcer with capable coverage skills, Vaccaro teams with Jairus Byrd for one of the most complete tandems outside of Seattle.
9. Mark Barron, TB SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics012218886119
2014 Projections2032.5271128156
2014 Outlook: We love his talent and skill set. What we covet even more? His fantasy upside. Lovie Smith's new defensive scheme will fit Barron's game to a tee.
10. Bernard Pollard, Ten SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics0030.5229910140
2014 Projections4011.524997134
2014 Outlook: Weekends with Bernie are a blast. He's a productive, punishing safety with a penchant for consistent numbers (96.1 tackles per since 2007).
11. Antrel Rolle, NYG SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics1162189812163
2014 Projections2023221018141
2014 Outlook: A former corner, Rolle has thrived in his transition to safety. He's had at least 92 tackles and three forced turnovers in three straight seasons.
12. Earl Thomas, Sea SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics2050271058151
2014 Projections2051.5369811153
2014 Outlook: When will reality become fantasy? Thomas is one of the league's elite secondary assets, but his fantasy stats haven't been as special -- yet.
13. Tyvon Branch, Oak SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics00011509
2014 Projections3010.5281157142
2014 Outlook: A fractured fibula sidelined him for much of last fall, but otherwise he's a tackle hoarder. He racked up 420 of them between 2009 and '12.
14. Charles Tillman*, Chi CBYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics3030941781
2014 Projections3071.5228011151
2014 Outlook: Don't let the nickname fool you: Peanut's a bruising tackler. Age might erode his skills some, but Tillman will still come up with big plays.
15. James Ihedigbo, Det SYEARFFFRINTSCKTKATTPDPTS
2013 Statistics12303810011144
2014 Projections2021371087139
2014 Outlook: For the first time in six seasons, Ihedigbo started all 16 games last year. It showed. He nearly cracked 100 tackles and chipped in three INTs.