30-Year-Old Safety – Detroit Lions
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Last season's league leader in interceptions wasn't Richard Sherman or Patrick Peterson or Darrelle Revis, it was Quin. Quin didn't necessarily come out of nowhere last season, but his seven intercept...
2015 ADP: 234.14
Bye Week: 9
Glover Quin Contract Information:
Five-year deal with the Lions in March of 2013.
Quin underwent surgery this offseason to clean out bone chips in his ankle but expects to be ready for the start of the Lions' offseason program, the Detroit Free Press reports. "I did my surgery, my ankle didn't swell very much," he said. "I was back a lot earlier just from my standpoint than I was last time. Obviously, we'll see what the trainers say and allow me to do when I get back, but it feels a lot better this year than it felt in 2014 when I had it done the first time."
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Quin will start at safety for the Lions this season, though most of the production from Detroit's defense comes from its front seven.
Quin is a former cornerback who was moved to safety in recent years in Houston, and he'll play the latter position after signing with the Lions in 2013. Quin averaged 82 tackles per year over the last three seasons but should push for the 90-tackle range in Detroit, as the team's extremely pass-happy offense dares opponents to shoot it out, leading to extra tackle opportunities against opposing receivers. Safeties Erik Coleman, Ricardo Silva, John Wendling, Don Carey and Amari Spievey combined for 176 tackles last year, and Quin is expected to single-handedly replace most of that platoon.
The team's starting strong safety, Quin likely will post around 80 tackles and a couple interceptions this season, based on his numbers in previous seasons with the Texans.
Although Houstonís coaches have singled out Quin as the teamís best cornerback, he still is reportedly facing a possible move to free safety. Such a move would be questionable on Houstonís part, but itíd be a nice boost to Quinís fantasy value. He finished last year with 85 tackles (71 solo) playing cornerback, so itís a distinct possibility that heíd make a run for triple-digits if he moves to safety in Houstonís porous secondary. Teams throw often and effectively against Houston, so there will be tackles to be had no matter where Quin lines up.
Quin will open the season as one of Houston's starting cornerbacks.
Quin is one of a number of cornerbacks in camp, looking to get into the regular rotation. He was impressive during organized team activities, when he was given a lot of snaps, while versatile enough to play safety. At best, he'll be Houston's nickel defensive back, supporting starters Dunta Robinson and Jacques Reeves or Fred Bennett.