26-Year-Old Cornerback – Green Bay Packers
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Shields signed a four-year deal to remain with the Packers this offseason, and he is set to be the team's top cover guy for the foreseeable future. He tallied four interceptions and 17 pass defenses i...
Sam Shields Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $39 million deal with the Packers in March of 2014.
Shields recorded three tackles (all solo), an interception, and three passes defended in Sunday's victory over the Bears.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)At first glance, the contract seems like a bit much, but the Packers have plenty of cap room, and quality starting cornerbacks don't come cheap. This deal is likely a sign of things to come, as Shields nearly hit the $10 million-per-year mark, despite ranking in the second or third tier of prospective free agents. He figures to start across from Tramon Williams again, and the Packers' cornerback group has the potential to rank among the league's best, if Casey Hayward (hamstring) can bounce back from a disappointing sophomore campaign to regain his dominant rookie-season form in the slot. Shields piled up 61 tackles (51 solo), four interceptions and 17 pass defenses in just 14 games this season, making him a nice sleeper IDP option heading into 2014.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Shields will get a chance to compete for the starting cornerback job opposite Tramon Williams. Even if he does not grab the role, he should play extensively in multiple defensive back formations.
Shields will compete for the starting cornerback spot opposite Tramon Williams, but most likely will be a reserve corner and will see time only in the nickel and dime packages and on special teams.
Shields will work as the third CB.