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23 Robert Alford CB

Arizona Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%3%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
15500000

Player Updates

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Cardinals' Robert Alford: Going through offseason as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

GM Steve Keim considers Alford to be the Cardinals' starting cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Typically, such a role has yielded plenty of looks from opposing quarterbacks and thus elevated production. That said, the position was a revolving door in 2018, hence the reason Keim pounced once Alford was released by the Falcons on Feb. 5. While Alford has picked off just three passes the last three seasons, he's averaged 61 tackles per 16 games during that stretch. A similar projection for 2019 is reasonable to expect, with an increase in interceptions possible with Peterson on the other side.

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Cardinals' Robert Alford: Signs with Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alford signed a three-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Alford was released by the Falcons on Tuesday as the team looked to create some extra cap space ahead of free agency. The former second-round pick struggled a bit in 2018, recording no interceptions and posting his worst tackle numbers in four years. He'll enter his age-30 season in 2019 and will add to Arizona's secondary depth and could start at cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson.

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Robert Alford: Cut loose by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alford was released by the Falcons on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The cornerback was due $8.5 million in the upcoming season, but Atlanta opted to let him go after he struggled a bit during the 2017 campaign. Alford recorded just 50 tackles last season - his lowest mark since 2014 - and failed to grab an interception for the first time as a pro. Most experts expect him to find a new landing spot fairly soon, though it's currently unclear as to where that will be.

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Falcons' Robert Alford: Struggling in coverage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alford collected five tackles during Sunday's 28-16 loss to the Browns.

The sixth-year defensive back has dealt with an ankle injury for the past two weeks, but his level of play overall this season has been well below par. Alford owns a season-long performance grade of 48.5 from Pro Football Focus, a career low for him, and easily the worst of any of the Falcons' top four cornerbacks. After the Atlanta secondary got diced up by Baker Mayfield on Sunday (85 percent completion rate, three passing touchdowns), Alford and the defensive backs look to get back on track in Week 11 taking on Dak Prescott and the Cowboys' bottom five pass offense (194 yards per game).

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Falcons' Robert Alford: Ready to go Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alford (ankle) will suit up against the Browns on Sunday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Alford was a full participant in Friday's practice after having been limited to begin the week. The starting cornerback will return to Atlanta's lineup after missing last week's win over the Redskins, and he'll attempt to contain Baker Mayfield and the Browns on Sunday.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/6/18PHI0000
29/16/18CAR0000
39/23/18NO0000
49/30/18CIN0000
510/7/18PIT0000
610/14/18TB0000
710/22/18NYG0000
911/4/18WAS0000
1011/11/18CLE0000
1111/18/18DAL0000
1211/22/18NO0000
1312/2/18BAL0000
1412/9/18GB0000
1512/16/18ARI0000
1612/23/18CAR0000
1712/30/18TB0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Atlanta Falcons164028.0120200.0008
2014Atlanta Falcons103124.0703217.021012
2015Atlanta Falcons155345.08027638.059115
2016Atlanta Falcons166150.011023417.030119
2017Atlanta Falcons166860.080100.00020
2018Atlanta Falcons155043.070000.00011
TOTAL88303250.05301013113.159285
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2013Atlanta Falcons161100.0000
2014Atlanta Falcons10000---000
2015Atlanta Falcons15000---000
2016Atlanta Falcons16000---000
2017Atlanta Falcons16000---000
2018Atlanta Falcons15000---000
TOTAL881100.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Atlanta Falcons1611101-510
2014Atlanta Falcons1000000000
2015Atlanta Falcons1500001010
2016Atlanta Falcons1600000000
2017Atlanta Falcons1600000000
2018Atlanta Falcons1500000000
TOTAL8811102-520
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/186
Birthdate:
11/1/1988
Age:
30
Hometown:
Hammond, LA, USA
School:
Southeastern Louisiana
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: