Darqueze Dennard
Darqueze Dennard
27-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Cincinnati Bengals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Dennard finally broke out in Year 4 with the Bengals after being a first-round pick in 2014, one of a string of first-round corners taken by the team. He had 85 tackles, tied for 13th among all defensive backs, along with two interceptions and six passes defensed. With Adam Jones now gone, the Bengals will need to rely upon Dennard more than ever. He should combine with William Jackson III and Dre Kirkpatrick to form a pretty formidable trio. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $7.97 million contract with the Bengals in June of 2014. Bengals exercised $8.53 million team option for 2018 in April of 2017.
Six pass deflections in 2018
CBCincinnati Bengals
January 17, 2019
Dennard recorded 68 tackles (54 solo), six passes defensed and two forced fumbles in 13 games in 2018.
ANALYSIS
Dennard tied his career high in passes defensed, though he didn't secure any interceptions this season. While not one of the league's dominant corners, the 2014 first-round pick is a decent starter and likely will see a similar role with Cincinnati once again in 2019.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Darqueze Dennard'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
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.52 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.41 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.07 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
134 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2014
Dennard hasn’t lived up to expectations since entering the NFL as a first-round pick in 2014. He’s started just one game, recorded 24 tackles, and grabbed one interception in two years. Entering 2016, he’ll likely be competing for the nickel corner position with this year’s first-round pick, William Jackson.
Dennard was selected 24th overall in this year's draft and should see major playing time as a rookie considering the recent durability issues that have plagued cornerbacks Leon Hall, Terence Newman, and Dre Kirkpatrick. The former Michigan State standout earned the Jim Thorpe Award as college football's best defensive back last season and excels in press coverage situations.
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Practicing in full Friday
CBCincinnati Bengals
November 23, 2018
Dennard (calf) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited in practice Thursday
CBCincinnati Bengals
Calf
November 22, 2018
Dennard (calf) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
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Clear of injury designation
CBCincinnati Bengals
November 16, 2018
Dennard (collarbone) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game at Baltimore, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Limited practice action
CBCincinnati Bengals
Collarbone
November 14, 2018
Dennard (collarbone) saw limited action in Wednesday's practice, his first such action since getting hurt against the Steelers, Richard Skinner of Local12.com reports.
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Ruled out Sunday
CBCincinnati Bengals
Collarbone
November 9, 2018
Dennard (collarbone) was ruled out for Sunday's game against New Orleans, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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