28-Year-Old Cornerback – Baltimore Ravens
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Webb returned from a torn ACL to put together a solid, healthy season, but he wasn't quite the dominant corner that we saw in 2012 and early in 2013. He did, however, record career-high marks in tackl...
Lardarius Webb Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $50 million extension with Baltimore in April of 2012.
Webb missed Saturday's practice with back spasms, the Baltimore Sun reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Webb was also dealing with a knee issue at the end of 2013, but he won't need surgery on either injury. Despite suffering a torn ACL in October 2012, the veteran corner was ready for Week 1 in 2013 and turned in a strong season. He didn't quite match the elite level that he was playing at before the torn ACL, but there's a chance he'll regain that form in 2014. At his best, the 5-foot-10 Webb is a complete corner with no obvious flaws besides not being born taller. Assuming everything heals with rest, he'll be back as the Ravens' starting left cornerback in 2014, with Jimmy Smith lined up on the right side. Webb compiled a career-best 74 tackles in 2013, and his 23 pass defenses tied him with Tennesse's Alterraun Verner for tops in the NFL.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Even though he battled the injury for the final several weeks of the season, Webb still managed to notch a career-high 74 tackles (63 solo) in 2013 and had an NFL-best 23 passes defensed. He'll go under the knife to repair the hernia, but Webb should be recovered well ahead of the start of training camp.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Webb only played in sx games last season for the Ravens, and will look to bounce back from an ACL injury that ended his 2012 season. Webb and the Ravens' defense lost many key pieces, but added other high profile free agents this offseason as replacements. Webb is a surprisingly good run-stopper for his size, so he could be a solid IDP option in leagues that differentiate between safeties and cornerbacks.
Webb picked off five passes during the 2011 season, and then grabbed three more in two playoff games. He also went the entire season without giving up a touchdown pass. This year you can expect quarterbacks to target the other members of Baltimore's secondary, although Webb is a good tackler despite his stature, so he could still rack up some tackles.
Webb should see the field in nickel and dime packages, and if injuries are a concern again he will be one of the first in line to start. He should factor heavily into the return game as well.
Webb may not even be ready to play to start the season after an ACL tear in December landed him on Injured Reserve. He'll need time to get up to full speed before he can be counted on as a nickel back and return man again.
Webb likely won't see much of the field considering his rookie status and the Ravens' depth in the secondary. He has speed to burn, however, and is a potential kick return candidate.