In fantasy football, there are some new trends that I enjoy writing about: dynasty leagues, and individual defensive player leagues. This weekly column will combine two of those by discussing two young IDPs. I will give my scouting thoughts on how they played a particular week. Today I will be discussing Arizona rookie safety Deone Bucannon and third year Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall.
S-Deone Bucannon, ARZ- The rookie defender plays a hybrid linebacker/safety position which keeps him in position to defend the run and the pass equally well. He drops back into coverage quickly, has good vision and anticipation to discern where the play is going. Bucannon moves well laterally, showing no wasted movement getting to the ball carrier. There were a few times he dropped back deep into coverage, but he is better taking on athletic tight ends near the line of scrimmage. The young safety is a solid, punishing tackler who limits their yards after the catch. Bucannon has the speed and quickness to hang in coverage with slot receivers and running backs too. He reads the quarterbacks eyes well.