Ronald Darby
Ronald Darby
26-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Washington Football Team
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Darby has started 56 of his 57 games through five pro seasons, but injuries cost him at least five appearances each of the past three years, and he also struggled with performance in 2019. He should be in the mix for a regular role in Washington, where Kendall Fuller and Fabian Moreau are the other cornerback options with significant experience as starters. Fuller is the best bet for IDP value, as he's capable of playing any position in the secondary. Darby has mostly just played as an outside corner, which doesn't create as many opportunities for tackles or blitzes. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Redskins in March of 2020.
Staying in NFC East
CBWashington Football Team
Hip
March 29, 2020
Darby (hip) inked a one-year, $4 million deal with the Redskins on Sunday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Darby battled injuries for the Eagles last season, suiting up in 11 games as a starter, racking up 37 tackles (34 solo), two interceptions and 11 pass breakups. The 26-year-old missed the final two games of 2019 with a hip strain, and his timetable to return remains unclear. New head coach Ron Rivera has long been a fan of Darby, so he likely will battle for the starting cornerback spot that was vacated when the team traded Quinton Dunbar (hamstring) to Seattle.
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Measurables Review
How do Ronald Darby's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
193 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.38 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.14 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.94 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.5 in
 
Broad Jump
129 in
 
Bench Press
12 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ronald Darby
Corner Report: Week 3
4 days ago
The Panthers have largely foregone the slot corner position in two games, choosing to cover with linebackers and safeties -- a potentially risky strategy against Keenan Allen.
Corner Report: Week 2
Corner Report: Week 2
12 days ago
12 days ago
Will Fuller's breakout season may yet resume, but a matchup with the Baltimore corner rotation is a good way to briefly derail it.
Corner Report: Week 1
Corner Report: Week 1
18 days ago
18 days ago
No matter whether he runs more from the slot or out wide, it's difficult to see what the Raiders corners can do to slow down D.J. Moore.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 1 Start/Sit
20 days ago
Jerry Donabedian digs into Week 1 and notes that DeSean Jackson and Cam Newton draw perfect matchups to rebound from the disappointment of 2019, while Tom Brady lands in a tough spot for his Bucs debut.
Best Ball Journal: Late-Round Targets
144 days ago
Fantasy owners tend to disregard Devin Funchess, but he has a long history of drawing targets at a rate higher than almost all other late-round WR options.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
Darby has missed vast stretches of games during his two-year run as an Eagle, with a torn ACL keeping him off the field after Week 10 of last season. Considering this particular injury occurred Nov. 11, there's a very real chance that he'll miss a handful of games once the campaign kicks off. When he receives clearance to return, Darby will be working under a one-year, prove-it deal, so the 25-year-old has the opportunity to revitalize a topsy-turvy career to date.
Darby missed half of 2017 due to a dislocated right ankle suffered in the first game of the season. In eight games, he produced at roughly the same clip he had during his first two pro campaigns, tallying 34 tackles, nine deflections and three interceptions, the latter number being good for a tie for second on the team and a career high despite the missed time. Now he returns as a starting cornerback and enters a contract year looking to build on those numbers. If healthy, he could be one of the better playmakers at the position in 2018.
Following Stephon Gilmore's departure to New England via free agency, Darby -- in his third NFL campaign -- now profiles at the Bills' top cornerback. He's coming off a 2016 season in which he recorded 69 tackles in 14 games. If he can snag some picks (which he did not last season), the 5-11, 193-pounder could merit IDP consideration in 2017.
Entering his second season, Darby should benefit from a full year in the Bills' system and a normal offseason as a professional. Already regarded as one of the top young corners in the league after registering 68 tackles, 21 pass defenses and two inteceptions last year, Darby has a high ceiling and room to grow into a true difference maker.
Darby was the Bills' 2nd round pick in 2015 and should step right in to bolster the talented Buffalo defense, most likely in the nickel or dime formation. He lacks elite size, but he has shown exceptional athleticism at Florida State as well as in an outstanding amateur track career.
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Placed on injured reserve
CBPhiladelphia Eagles
Hip
December 24, 2019
Darby (hip) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
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Out with hip strain
CBPhiladelphia Eagles
Hip
December 23, 2019
Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Darby (hip) will be sidelined Week 17, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Heads to locker room
CBPhiladelphia Eagles
Hip
December 22, 2019
Darby (hip) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
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No injury tag for Sunday
CBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 20, 2019
Darby (hip) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Dallas.
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Works as limited participant
CBPhiladelphia Eagles
Hip
December 18, 2019
Darby (hip) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
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