25-Year-Old Safety – Minnesota Vikings
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Blanton was the starter at safety next to Harrison Smith for 13 games last season before losing his job in December to Andrew Sendejo. Blanton will compete with Sendejo, Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and An...
Robert Blanton Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract with the Vikings in May 2012.
Blanton will compete with Andrew Sendejo, Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and Anthony Harris for a starting safety role next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Blanton currently ranks third in tackles among defensive backs with 95, matching Charles Woodson's total on the season. In addition, Blanton has contributed an interception and fumble recovery to IDP pursuits, which could take a hit if he's unable to suit up Sunday in Detroit.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Blanton, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick, enters the season competing for a reserve defensive back role. He's primarily a safety, but also played cornerback and nickelback at times last season.
Blanton will serve as the backup to Mistral Raymond at strong safety.
Blanton is a rookie fifth-round pick, and so a starting role is far from assured, but he is a good bet to emerge with the job, playing next to Harrison Smith, the fellow rookie and Notre Dame product. A college cornerback with safety athleticism by NFL standards, Blanton's physicality should help him make the transition to safety. If he emerges as a starter in what should be a leaky Minnesota secondary, he should see a good number of tackle opportunities.