27-Year-Old Safety – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Robert Blanton in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2016 ADP: –
Robert Blanton Contract Information:
Signed with the Bills in March of 2016.
Blanton (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Bills' sideline reporter Sal Capaccio reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Robert Blanton.
Blanton was the starter at safety next to Harrison Smith for 13 games last season before losing his job in December to Andrew Sendejo. Blanton will compete with Sendejo, Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Smith, but is more likely a backup.
Blanton, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick, enters the season competing for a reserve defensive back role. He's primarily a safety, but also played cornerback and nickelback at times last season.
Blanton will serve as the backup to Mistral Raymond at strong safety.
Blanton is a rookie fifth-round pick, and so a starting role is far from assured, but he is a good bet to emerge with the job, playing next to Harrison Smith, the fellow rookie and Notre Dame product. A college cornerback with safety athleticism by NFL standards, Blanton's physicality should help him make the transition to safety. If he emerges as a starter in what should be a leaky Minnesota secondary, he should see a good number of tackle opportunities.