Aqib Talib
Aqib Talib
33-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Los Angeles Rams
2018 Fantasy Outlook
An offseason trade sent Talib from Denver to Los Angeles, and the 2016 first-team All-Pro will reunite with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who served in the same role for the Broncos in 2015 and 2016. This move could benefit Talib from an IDP standpoint considering he might see more attention from opposing quarterbacks while playing alongside fellow 2016 All-Pro corner Marcus Peters. While it's true Talib played with another elite corner in Denver, Chris Harris Jr. saw a lot of time in the slot, which allowed defenses to throw away from Talib on the perimeter. The 10-year vet has 72 pass breakups in the last five years - which ranks among the top in the league since 2013 - and he's about to become much more fantasy relevant in 2018 should he actually become more involved from a tackling standpoint. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $57 million contract with the Broncos in March of 2014.
Logs first interception of season
CBLos Angeles Rams
December 19, 2018
Talib recorded two tackles and one interception during Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
ANALYSIS
In his third week back from injured reserve, Talib logged more than 60 defensive snaps for a second game in a row and recorded his first interception as a Ram along the way. His heroics came at a critical juncture, too, considering Los Angeles was then down 17 points in the second half. The five-time Pro Bowler will look to continue his strong play in Week 16 when his team looks to exploit Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, who's thrown 14 interceptions in 12 games this season.
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Measurables Review
How do Aqib Talib'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
6' 1"
 
Weight
209 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.44 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.22 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.82 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
131 in
 
Bench Press
10 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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As the rangy corner recovers from bullet wounds to his leg, his first hurdle will be to avoid suspension. Talib's antics have gotten him suspended in the past, so any gun-related public activity should raise eyebrows in the league office. So long as he's on the field, Talib is the Broncos' most dangerous cover man - returning two picks for touchdowns in each of his two seasons in Denver.
Talib joined the Broncos in March after signing a six-year, $57 million contract that included $26 million guaranteed, the most ever given to a cornerback at the time. There is no doubting Talib's abilities, but he's struggled to avoid the injury bug in his career, failing to play in 16 games in any of his six seasons. In fact, after playing 15 games in both of his first two seasons, Talib has played 11, 13, 10 and 13, respectively. He is likely to be avoided by most cornerbacks, who will choose to pick on rookie Bradley Roby on the other side of the field, although Talib does have a solid ability to pick off passes, registering four interceptions last year.
Overall, Talib recorded 40 tackles and two picks in 10 games this past season, but more importantly he helped solidify a leaky Patriots' secondary with his capable play at left cornerback, where he remains the team's starter. His tackle totals aren't especially IDP-friendly, but Talib can help out those in deeper formats if he regains some of the ball-hawking prowess he displayed earlier in his career with the Bucs, a reasonable expectation while playing his first full season for New England.
Talib is coming off a season in which he had 34 tackles (31 solo), two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns), and 11 passes defensed in 13 games played. It was a bit of down year for the CB, as he flashed more playmaking ability in previous years. That being said he will still start at CB in 2012 for the Bucs and he may able to return to a higher-tackle, higher-interception player.
Talib has the talent to be a Pro-Bowl corner, but his constant off the field problems could cost him his career someday. For now, Talib should be back in 2011 starting at cornerback opposite Rhonde Barber. He may miss some games due to suspension in 2011, due to being charged with assault with a deadly weapon over the summer. As long as Talib is on the field he will surely get his share of interceptions, fumble recoveries, and tackles as he is a physical ball-hawk that is worthy of a pickup in IDP leagues that require a corner.
Talib had a solid first season as a starting corner in 2009 as he had 64 tackles and tied for the team lead with five interceptions in 15 games played. As long as he can keep out of trouble he has the talent to be one of the better corners in the league.
Talib will take over for the departed Phillip Buchanon as the starting cornerback opposite Rhonde Barber. Talib clearly has the talent to be a starting cornerback in the NFL but he needs to stay out of trouble off the field, which has been a problem for him.
First-round draft pick in 2008; will compete for starting left cornerback role, could also return kicks.
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Won't see limited snaps
CBLos Angeles Rams
December 6, 2018
Talib is expected to play a complete game against the Bears on Sunday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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Sees snap count in return
CBLos Angeles Rams
December 2, 2018
Talib played on a snap count during Sunday's 30-16 win over the Lions, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
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Starting in return
CBLos Angeles Rams
December 2, 2018
Talib will start at cornerback in his first game since being activated from Injured Reserve, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Will play Sunday
CBLos Angeles Rams
November 30, 2018
Coach Sean McVay confirmed that Talib (ankle) would play in Sunday's game against the Lions, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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Activated from IR
CBLos Angeles Rams
November 30, 2018
Talib (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Friday Clarence Dennis of the Rams' official site reports.
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