Through nine games, Stephon Gilmore has 27 tackles, two interceptions, and 15 passes defensed.
Gilmore and rookie Ronald Darby are having quite nice seasons, and currently rank first (Darby has 18) and third in the league in passes defensed. Because both players are performing so well, it's unlikely teams will constantly pick at one or the other, meaning there's little reason Gilmore can't keep up his current production. Darby does have much higher tackle totals, but much of that is because teams occasionally throw at him like he's a susceptible rookie. However, he's proven up to the task and we may see a more even balance in that category over the last seven games as teams realize Darby is one of the more talented rookies out there.
Through six games, Stephon Gilmore has 20 tackles, two interceptions, and 12 passes defensed.
Gilmore is the team's best cornerback, and he's going to pass his 2014 numbers by a decent margin. There was some concern that opponents would simply avoid him all season and pick on rookie CB Ronald Darby, but Darby is quickly proving to be a decent player in his own right. Plus, the Buffalo pass rush has really fallen off so far, leaving other teams more able to complete passes and stay on the field. Finally, Gilmore is aggressive and usually gets the opponent's top receiver. All this makes him a decent IDP play if your league makes you use cornerbacks.
Gilmore will make $11 million in 2016 as a result of the team exercising the option. In 14 games last season, Gilmore totaled 46 tackles with three interceptions.
Gilmore, 24, has six interceptions and 32 passes defensed over his first three seasons.
The following players have been deemed inactive for the
Dareus was listed as out after Friday's practice. He finishes his season with 48 total tackles and 10 sacks for the Bills.
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