Darrelle Revis Injury: 3 Fantasy Players to Start in Place of Injured Corner

Brian LendinoCorrespondent IISeptember 11, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 09:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets walks to the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills  during their season opener at MetLife Stadium on September 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Not many people participate in Individual Defensive Player type fantasy football leagues, but if you’re one of those people, chances are that you have Darrelle Revis on your roster.

I mean, why wouldn’t you? The guy is the best cornerback in football.

Unfortunately for you, however, Revis suffered a mild concussion against the Buffalo Bills and his status for Week 2 is currently up in the air.

If you’re in desperate need of a cornerback replacement to pick up off the waiver wire just in case Revis can’t go on Sunday, then you’ve come to the right place.

Here are three potential defensive back replacements in IDP leagues in case you need to start someone ahead of Revis this weekend. 


Cortland Finnegan, St. Louis Rams

There isn't a whole lot to be made about the St. Louis Rams' defensive unit as a whole, but it certainly did have its moments against the Detroit Lions in Week 1. 

One of those players who shined brightest was Corland Finnegan.

Cortland Finnegan is part of a Rams defense that had the task of locking up Calvin Johnson. And while Johnson didn't find the end zone, he snagged six balls for 111 yards. 

Finnegan, however, had himself a day individually. He recorded 10 total tackles, including nine solo, two pass deflections, a tackle for loss and an interception that he returned 31 yards for a touchdown. 

If you're looking for a solid replacement with CB1 skills but is likely ranked outside of the top 10 in most IDP rankings, then Cortland Finnegan is your guy. 


Kareem Jackson, Houston Texans

The Houston Texans' secondary lucked out by drawing Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 and then Blaine Gabbert and the Jacksonville Jaguars the following week. 

Jackson himself recorded five tackles and an interception in Week 1 against the rookie quarterback. 

He's the No. 2 corner on his own defense, but it's likely that Jonathan Joseph is already taken in your IDP league. 

Against a lackluster passing offense, it could bode well for Jackson to record his second interception of the season against the Jaguars. 


Tracy Porter, Denver Broncos

Tracy Porter was all over the field for the Denver Broncos Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

He recorded eight tackles, five passes deflected and an interception that he returned for a touchdown to seal the 31-19 victory. 

The Steelers' defense threw the ball 40 times against the Broncos, which allowed Porter to be very active, but what helped him most was his defensive line putting constant pressure on the Steelers' quarterback and rushing his decisions. 

If the Broncos' defense can get similar pressure on Matt Ryan and the Falcons in Week 2, Porter could see himself with another big game.