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Antoine Bethea

32-Year-Old Safety – San Francisco 49ers

2015 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

There may be a considerable amount of risk in a 32-year-old safety returning from a season-ending shoulder injury, especially when San Francisco was reportedly looking to move him in the offseason, bu...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 206   DOB: 7/7/1984  College: Howard  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Antoine Bethea Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $23-million deal with the 49ers in March of 2014.

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Bethea (pectoral) is back at full strength and expected to start the season at strong safety, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Antoine Bethea NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 23 16 - 101 - 0 - 2 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 24 16 - 95 - 0 - 4 0 - 1 - - - -
2010 25 Ind 16 106 77 29 0.5 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Ind 16 139 80 59 0 7 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Ind 16 100 75 25 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Ind 16 110 80 30 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 29 SF 16 86 72 14 1 10 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 30 SF 7 44 32 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Antoine Bethea – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety
  1. Antoine Bethea
  2. Jaquiski Tartt
San Francisco 49ers

Snap Count Stats

443

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Antoine Bethea was on the field for 443 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

35

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Antoine Bethea was on the field for 35 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 902 8
2014 965 0
2015 443 35
Antoine Bethea 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Min 56 2 8 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Pit 57 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Ari 71 9 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 GB 73 4 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @NYG 79 7 10 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Bal 77 5 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Sea 30 3 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @StL
9 Atl
10 @Sea
11 Ari
12 @Chi
13 @Cle
14 Cin
15 @Det
16 StL

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Antoine Bethea
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   5' 11"
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Weight:   206 lbs
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Antoine Bethea: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bethea (shoulder) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, ESPN.com's Adam Caplan reports.

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Bethea left Thursday's game against the Seahawks with a shoulder injury and will not return.

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Bethea collected 10 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

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Bethea led all 49ers with eight tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Monday's win over the Vikings.

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Bethea recorded six tackles (two solo) in Saturday's preseason loss to the Texans.

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Bethea ended the 2014 on a quiet note, recording just four tackles (all solo) in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

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Bethea had his best game as a member of the 49ers on Saturday, collecting eight tackles (seven solo) and taking an interception to house in the overtime loss to San Diego.

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Bethea recorded six tackles (five solo) and picked off his second pass of the season Sunday.

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Bethea (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

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Bethea (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, the 49ers' official site reports.

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Bethea (ankle) put together his best performance of the season Sunday, recording seven tackles (all solo), nabbing an interception, and forcing a fumble in the win over Philadelphia.

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Bethea (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

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2015

Bethea predictably produced well for IDP owners in his first season in San Francisco last year, though the change resulted in a significant drop in tackles. In his six previous seasons with Indianapolis, Bethea averaged about 109 tackles per year, but at least he offset the decrease in tackles by tying a career high with four interceptions, scoring his first touchdown. The San Francisco defense likely will regress without coach Jim Harbaugh and a number of playmakers who either retired or left in free agency. That could mean more tackle opportunities for Bethea due to longer drives and runners breaking through to the secondary.

2014

Bethea would be listed as a top-10 or top-five IDP in the secondary if he were playing for almost any other team, but the long-time Colts star headed to San Francisco in free agency, and the 49ers tend to post modest tackle totals in the secondary. Donte Whitner averaged just 72 tackles per season the last three years for the 49ers, so Bethea's odds of maintaining his six-year average of 109 tackles per season don't seem very good, especially when you factor in the possibility of losing snaps to rookie first-round pick Jimmie Ward. But Bethea is likely better than Whitner, and he should be able to stay in the 90-tackle range with a little luck.

2013

Bethea has shown little playmaking ability in recent years, but if you need an absolute lock for tackle production, he's arguably the best choice you could make among defensive backs. Although Bethea has just one interception the last three years, he amassed 345 tackles over that same span. He hasn't missed a game since 2007, either. Even with two tackle machines like Jerrell Freeman and Pat Angerer playing in front of him, Bethea should have plenty of cleanup work to do in the secondary with Andrew Luck forcing opponents to keep up on the scoreboard. Bethea was also highly consistent last year, making five or more stops in all but one game, and six or more tackles in 13 games.

2012

With just 12 interceptions in his six-year career – including none in 2011 – Bethea’s ability to make plays in coverage is limited. That said, he’s one of the most reliable defensive back IDPs year after year thanks to his exceptionally consistent tackle production. Bethea has 441 tackles (301 solo) the last four years, including a career-high 139 (80 solo) in 2011. That total will likely drop in 2012 since the Colts should be both significantly better on offense and slightly better on defense – resulting in fewer snaps for Bethea. But with no missed games the last four years, Bethea should remain consistent in leagues that primarily emphasize tackle production, even if his ceiling is on the modest side.

2011

He might not have gigantic upside, but with three consecutive years in the 100-tackle range, Bethea is hard to beat when it comes to year-to-year consistency. He has the skills to play both free and strong safety, which allows him to make plays against the run and the pass. He also hasn’t missed a game since 2007. It would be nice if Bethea could make some more big plays, but he remains a moderate-ceiling, high-floor option.

2010

Bob Sanders has a Defensive Player of the Year award on his resume, but Bethea has been the most productive Indianapolis DB the last few seasons — at least partly because he’s done a much better job of staying on the field. Bethea fell just shy of a second consecutive 100-tackle season in 2009 and has a knack for big plays (10 INTs in the last three seasons, four in 2009). The Colts used a first-round tender to retain Bethea’s services this offseason, so he’ll be back in a familiar role making plays for Indy this fall.

2009

With reigning NFL Player of the Year Bob Sanders fighting a variety of injuries, Bethea stepped up his production in a big way, leading the Colts’ secondary with 101 tackles and two interceptions and playing all 16 games. Sanders is obviously the bigger name, but at this stage of their careers, Bethea is a far safer pick in IDP leagues. He had 90 tackles in 2006 before being limited by injury in 2007. If healthy again for a full season, Bethea can be counted on for strong a tackle total.

2008

Bethea dropped from 90 tackles in 14 games as a rookie in 2006 to 65 stops in 13 last season. He did increase his interceptions from one to four, a sign that he is roaming more freely and taking more chances. This makes him less predictable than a player who relies more on his tackling ability. Bethea has missed a total of five games the past two seasons, another reason to pass on drafting him too early. Just don't avoid him too long, because at 24 years old in July, there are still a lot of reasons to like Bethea. He has the tools to be a hard-hitting safety with decent interception potential for years to come.

2007

Fellow rookies Dawan Landry and Donte Whitner had flashier stats, but Bethea was just as impressive last year. He had 90 tackles and a pick in 14 games, but that's really 12-and-a-half since he left one game early and another at the half. That puts Bethea on pace to match Whitner’s strong year. It makes sense, since he’s a similarly bruising hitter. He bursts into the box in run support, takes excellent angles and is fundamentally sound in open space. His bad ‘tude is just what a weakened Colts linebacker and secondary corps needs. Granted, his exceptional tackling came in a season largely absent of the talented Bob Sanders. Will he be just as prolific with Sanders back? The Colts don’t figure to be as poor against the run with a full season of Sanders, but Bethea is good enough on run support to create his own opportunities.

2006

Ads depth in the secondary with good speed.