Complete 2014 Projections

The default order for player projections is based on ESPN.com's recommended draft rankings, which take into account projected total points as well as upside and risk.

Position: ALL | QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K | FLEX
     

PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. 49ers D/ST D/STYEARSCKINTFRTDPAYAPTS
2013 Statistics38181152725071154
2014 Projections40141452904670166
2014 Outlook: The Niners' defense revolves around perhaps the game's two best inside linebackers: Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. Yes, Aldon Smith and Justin Smith, with 37' sacks since 2012, are fantastic pass rushers, but their abilities are accentuated by the do-everything ILB duo. Unfortunately, Bowman tore up his knee in the NFC championship game and probably won't be ready until midseason. Even with shaky corners, a downgrade at safety (Antoine Bethea replaces Donte Whitner) and a possible Aldon Smith suspension looming, this D/ST will be starting quality. Just don't overreach for it on draft day.