28-Year-Old Cornerback – Indianapolis Colts
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Butler struggled in pass coverage last season, but he could emerge as the No. 3 cornerback after the Colts failed to boost the secondary's depth in the offseason....
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 10
Darius Butler Contract Information:
Agreed to a two-year contract with the Colts in March of 2013.
Butler (illness) is active for Sunday’s game against the Texans.
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Darius Butler: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)It looks like Butler will return this week as the team's nickelback, which should move Josh Gordy back to a more limited role.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Butler is expected to serve as the Colts' primary backup at cornerback and play consistently at nickel. He logged a career-high four interceptions in 2012, taking two of them the distance for touchdowns.
Expected to backup Chris Gamble at cornerback.
The third-year cornerback had just 23 tackles last season and seems destined for reserve duty in the Pats' secondary this season.
In his second year with the Pats, Butler will likely start at left cornerback opposite Leigh Bodden. He should easily surpass his rookie numbers (35 tackles, three picks) given the added responsibility.
Butler is an athletic cornerback with decent size, who will be the latest draft pick made by the team to correct the mistake of letting ball-hawk Asante Samuel go via free agency. With the way the Pats have blown through DBs the past few years (due mostly to injuries), there is an opportunity for upward mobilty -- and thus an expanded role -- for Butler, who was considered a second-round steal this past April.