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Worst corners to face in Fantasy matchups

By Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Fantasy receivers don't get many chances against Seahawks corner Richard Sherman. (USATSI)
Fantasy receivers don't get many chances against Seahawks corner Richard Sherman. (USATSI)

Yesterday we unveiled the easiest cornerbacks to throw on, guys you wish your Fantasy receivers could line up against every week.

On the flip side, certain corners don't see many passes thrown their way. Of the 40 corners who played at least 75 percent of their teams' snaps, six saw fewer than 80 passes into their coverage area and gave up fewer than 600 yards.

Richard Sherman heads the list. He played more than 1,000 snaps and was thrown at 58 times. Quarterbacks posted a league-low 47.3 rating throwing at Sherman. The Seahawks just gave him a $57.4 million extension because he really does shrink the field.

1. Richard Sherman, Seahawks: Thrown at 58 times in 1,003 snaps. 30 completions (51.7 percent) for 421 yards, 2 TDs, 8 INTs. Yards after catch: 112. Opposing QB Rating: 47.3.

2. Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers/Patriots: Thrown at 63 times in 972 snaps. 34 completions (54 percent) for 400 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs. Yards after catch: 159. Opposing QB Rating: 81.4.

3. Keenan Lewis, Saints: Thrown at 68 times in 905 snaps. 38 completions (55.9 percent) for 466, 3 TDs, 4 INTs. Yards after catch: 112. Opposing QB Rating: 67.4.

4. Trumaine Johnson, Rams: Thrown at 75 times in 892 snaps. 46 completions (61.3 percent) for 523 yards, 2 TDs, 3 INTs. Yards after catch: 203. Opposing QB Rating: 74.5.

5. Alan Ball, Jaguars: Thrown at 79 times in 1,020 snaps. 43 completions (54.4 percent) for 569 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs. Yards after catch: 225. Opposing QB Rating: 75.3.

6. Alterraun Verner, Titans/Buccaneers: Thrown at 79 times in 1,023 snaps. 39 completions (49.4 percent) for 579 yards, 2 TDs, 5 INTs. Yards after catch: 137. Opposing QB Rating: 55.8.

(All stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus).

In PFF's breakdown of the 20 toughest corners, the website notes:

Sherman plays left cornerback almost exclusively, so he covered No. 1 receivers just 27 percent of the time.

Revis shadowed No. 1 receivers 49 percent of the time. In Week 12, he held Calvin Johnson to three catches and 44 scoreless yards.

Lewis spent 45 percent of his snaps covering No. 1 receivers and missed just two tackles all season.

Verner covered No. 1 receivers on 28 percent of his snaps, while Jason McCourty covered top wideouts 42 percent of the time.

Joe Haden allowed six touchdowns and finished 20th in PFF's rankings, but he had to defend No. 1 receivers on a whopping 65 percent of his snaps. No other corner in the top 20 shadowed No. 1 receivers 50 percent of the time.

 
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