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January 7, 2021 05:32 PM
Antoine Bethea: Wraps up career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea announced his retirement via his official Twitter account Thursday.

After going the entire 2020 season without latching on with a new team, Bethea has now officially decided to wrap up his 14-year career. A sixth-round pick of the Colts back in the 2006 NFL Draft, Bethea earned three Pro Bowl nods while playing in Indianapolis, San Francisco, Arizona and New York over the course of his impressive career. He started the Colts' Super Bowl XLI win over the Bears.

March 18, 2020 04:04 PM
Antoine Bethea: Cut by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants will release Bethea on Wednesday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

The move clears up just $2.75 million in cap space, so it's a pretty clear indication the Giants don't view Bethea as a plus starter at this point. The 35-year-old has maintained IDP relevance late into his career, reaching triple-digit tackles in 2016, 2018 and 2019. That said, there's no guarantee Bethea finds another starting job elsewhere.

January 6, 2020 09:12 PM
Giants' Antoine Bethea: Wraps up 2019 with 110 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea recorded 110 tackles (81 solo), six defended passes and one interception across 16 contests in 2019. He also forced two fumbles.

Bethea played a career-high 1,132 snaps on defense as the Giants' starting free safety in 2019, and he served as a usable IDP asset in favorable matchups. The 35-year-old is set to enter the final year of his contract in 2020, though cutting him would only result in $125,000 in dead money for New York.

December 25, 2019 11:48 AM
Giants' Antoine Bethea: Registers six tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea totaled six tackles and one pass breakup during Sunday's victory over the Redskins.

The Giants allowed Dwayne Haskins to complete his first 10 passes of the day before Bethea forced an incompletion on a pass intended for Terry McLaurin. While he's no longer a standout contributor in real life, Bethea has at least hit double-digit tackles three times in 2019 and he should again see as much playing time as he can handle in Sunday's season finale against the Eagles.

December 17, 2019 06:40 PM
Giants' Antoine Bethea: Breaks up pass in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea made five solo tackles and broke up a pass in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

Bethea has made five or fewer tackles in four of his past five games, with a 13-tackle outlier in Week 15. All five of the 25-year-old's pass breakups on the season have come in his last eight games, however, including one each of the last two weeks.

November 5, 2019 08:04 PM
Giants' Antoine Bethea: Forces TO on first play from scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea recorded nine tackles (seven solo), one pass defensed, one interception and a fumble recovery in Monday's 37-18 loss to the Cowboys.

Bethea had a hand in two separate turnovers Monday, including a heads-up interception on the first play from scrimmage as the Giants were eventually able to take an early 3-0 lead as a result. Bethea has also recovered a fumble in consecutive weeks heading into a favorable matchup against the 1-7 Jets.

October 22, 2019 10:04 PM
Giants' Antoine Bethea: Nine stops in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea notched nine tackles (five solo) and one defended pass during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Bethea is operating as an every-down starter in New York's secondary. The veteran safety has accumulated 55 tackles across seven contests, and he's on pace to eclipse the century mark in tackles for a second straight season.

October 8, 2019 04:56 PM
Giants' Antoine Bethea: Generates 11 stops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Vikings.

Bethea played every defensive snap (71) for the third straight week, and he now has 23 stops in that span. The veteran linebacker doesn't offer much as a pass rusher, but he's on track for another season of 100-plus tackles. That provides a serviceable floor for IDP purposes.

September 24, 2019 08:12 PM
Giants' Antoine Bethea: Racking up tackles early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea continued his hot start to the 2019 season, finishing Sunday's 32-31 win over Tampa Bay with a team-high nine tackles (seven solo).

The veteran defensive back has been a tackling machine in the early stages of the season, but a lack of interceptions has hurt Bethea's value in IDP formats over the years. The veteran last intercepted a pass in 2017. While his tackle numbers do give him undeniable fantasy value, shortcomings in other key areas make Bethea a risky fantasy option most weeks.

September 17, 2019 08:48 PM
Giants' Antoine Bethea: Racks up tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea made 10 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 28-14 loss to Buffalo.

Bethea moved his season tackle total to 17 with the effort Sunday, as he played 75 of 76 defensive snaps in the game. Bethea has proven to be worthy of IDP consideration throughout his career, and he'll draw an appealing matchup against struggling Jameis Winston in Week 3.

March 12, 2019 03:28 PM
Giants' Antoine Bethea: Joining Big Blue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea is signing a two-year contract with the Giants, Reggie Wayne of NFL Network reports.

Bethea was released by the Cardinals last week, which means he doesn't need to wait for the start of the new league year to officially sign with a new team. He'll join the New York secondary as a replacement for Landon Collins, who is joining Washington on a record-breaking contract. Heading into his age-35 season, Bethea undoubtedly has lost a step in coverage, yet he still managed 121 tackles (100 solo) in 2018 after picking off five passes the previous year. His proven ability to pile up tackles should allow for IDP value even if he isn't a true difference-maker for the Giants.

March 8, 2019 04:48 PM
Antoine Bethea: Cut by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals released Bethea on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Bethea would've been entering the final season of a three-year contract after leading the Cardinals with 121 tackles (100 solo) in 2018. He still has something to offer a defense if he wants to continue playing, but the rebuilding Cardinals presumably hope to find a younger starter. Bethea will turn 35 in July and now joins a deep group of safeties in free agency.

January 5, 2019 11:28 PM
Cardinals' Antoine Bethea: Paces Cardinals with 121 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea led the Cardinals with 121 tackles (100 solo) during the 2018 campaign.

On top of finishing in the top 20 overall in stops among NFL defenders, Bethea tacked on three sacks and a forced fumble. Playing 99.6 percent of the Cardinals' defensive snaps clearly gave him plenty of chances to make his mark, and with one year remaining on his contract, the 34-year-old should remain a mainstay next to rising safety Budda Baker in 2019.

December 11, 2018 03:24 PM
Cardinals' Antoine Bethea: Racks up the tackles once again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea recorded eight tackles (seven solo) across 60 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

The 34-year-old is leading the Cardinals with 105 tackles this season, to go along with three passes defensed and two sacks. He hasn't shown any signs of slowing down, as Bethea has participated in 92 percent of the defensive snaps in 2018.

December 3, 2018 06:20 PM
Cardinals' Antoine Bethea: Strong performance in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea recorded 10 sacks (eight solo) and one pass defended during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Packers.

Bethea recorded his highest single-game tackle total since Week 6, and now has 97 tackles on the season. The 34-year-old is a matchup dependent IDP option, and should see a strong workload against the Lions in Week 14.

November 19, 2018 07:42 PM
Cardinals' Antoine Bethea: Adds another sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea compiled eight tackles (six solo) and a sack during Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Raiders.

Bethea tied for the team lead in tackles and managed to bring down Derek Carr in the third quarter for his second sack of the season, both of which have come in the past three weeks. If the 34-year-old can continue finding the quarterback along with putting up solid tackle numbers, he'll be a strong IDP option. He'll look to keep it going Sunday against the Chargers.

October 29, 2018 01:24 PM
Cardinals' Antoine Bethea: Tallies sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea recorded six tackles (all solo), including a sack, in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Bethea hasn't produced much in the way of pass coverage but he's been a quality tackler and showed he can get after the quarterback when asked to. He's on pace for one of his best seasons as far as tackles go, and will look to continue the strong play in Week 10 against Kansas City after Arizona's Week 9 bye.

October 20, 2018 10:00 AM
Cardinals' Antoine Bethea: Ties for team lead in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea registered eight tackles (six solo) in Thursday's 45-10 loss to the Broncos.

Fellow safety Budda Baker also tallied eight tackles, as the duo continues to remain among the NFL's more productive IDP options in the secondary. Through the first seven weeks of the season, Bethea has recorded 61 tackles (50 solo), though he has yet to produce a turnover after notching a career-high five interceptions in 2017.

October 9, 2018 08:48 PM
Cardinals' Antoine Bethea: Posts 13 tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea recorded 13 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's win over San Francisco.

Bethea's 13 tackles Sunday was a season-high figure for the veteran. He and fellow safety Budda Baker combined for ridiculous 29 tackles. Looking ahead, Bethea and the Cardinals will take on the Vikings in Week 6.

September 18, 2018 11:40 PM
Cardinals' Antoine Bethea: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bethea recorded eight tackles (seven solo) across 72 defensive reps in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

The veteran safety has not showed any signs of slowing down this season, as Bethea played in 100 percent of the defensive reps Sunday. He continues to be a leading tackler for the Cardinals, which can make him an intriguing IDP option going forward.

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2009IND161695 70.025 04191905
2008IND1616101 74.027 020004
2007IND131365 47.018 04473008
2006IND141490 66.024 01383805
Total2092001334 996.0338 9.52531249181

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