29-Year-Old Cornerback – Indianapolis Colts
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Butler should reprise his role as the nickelback with a focus on covering the slot receiver. He didn't grade well in pass coverage last season and didn't have an interception, but had four each of the...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 10
Darius Butler Contract Information:
Agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the Colts in March of 2015.
Butler missed Sunday's preseason loss to the Eagles with a groin injury, ESPN reports.
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Darius Butler: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Colts should have continuity at cornerback in 2015, with Butler again manning the slot alongside starters Vontae Davis and Greg Toler. Butler and Toler were both picked on at times last season, with Davis the clear standout of the group.
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 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.
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.