29-Year-Old Cornerback – Buffalo Bills
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
One of the bigger free agent signings for the Bills, Graham should see a good amount of playing time in 2014. He can be considered an average defensive back for fantasy and one with limited upside si...
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 9
Corey Graham Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the Bills in March of 2014.
Graham is expected to play cornerback to start the season and will not be tried out at safety, BuffaloBills.com reports. Said GM Doug Whaley, "Corey brings us depth, so he helps us outside and nickel and I think in a pinch we would put him at safety, but I think we’re going to concentrate on him in the corner position right now."
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Graham has been a cornerback throughout his pro career, and the initial angle seems to be for him to provide experienced depth behind starters Stephon Gilmore and Leodis McKelvin. Still, the Bills have an open spot after losing big-play safety Jairus Byrd to the Saints in free agency, and the team had a major success story by moving Aaron Williams from corner to safety last season.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Injuries to other cornerbacks forced Graham into a starting role last season, and he responded by playing like a superstar. His rise from special teams ace to key cog on a playoff defense was cemented in a memorable playoff game against the Broncos in which Graham returned one interception for a touchdown and then came down with another pick in overtime to set up the game-winning field goal. 2013 probably won't treat him as well as 2012 did, but he'll still get the chance to battle Jimmy Smith for a starting cornerback spot in training camp. Graham probably won't have much IDP value as a third cornerback, but he could be a strong option if he beats out Smith for the No. 2 job.
Graham is known for his special teams play, but has impressed early on, and could see some playing time as the No. 4 corner in Baltimore.
One of the best special teamers in the league, Graham led the the Bears with 25 special-teams tackles in 2010, a role that will not change this forthcoming season. Graham, however, could be in line for more meaningful snaps on defense after re-upping with the Bears this summer.
Graham should see a decent amount of action at cornerback in 2010, but it will likely all be coming off the bench. Graham would need an injury to either Charles Tillman or Zack Bowman to have a shot at the starting lineup.
Graham took on a larger role than expected when Nathan Vasher and Charles Tillman got hurt in 2008, and he exceeded all expectations. He totaled 82 tackles and had one interception. He should start somewhere in the secondary this year, and could develop into a viable IDP option.