Even in allowing seven catches for 76 yards against the Colts, he had three pass breakups. Lets start with this weeks featured matchup and then run through all the potential shadow matchups and most notable upgrades and downgrades. 8 in our rankings. Build your customFanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis onGreen Bay Packers and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Odds & lines subject to change. Jaire Alexander on covering Justin Jefferson: 'The best guy will be on him', Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander spoke to the media on Friday about the matchup against the Vikings' pass-catchers as well as his mindset going into Week 1. An unshakable confidence in one's ability to overcome regardless of the circumstances. Is it more important for a team to harass the passer, making the coverage an easier assignment? Hes giving up 0.85 fantasy points each time hes targeted, which is already 0.06 fewer than No. What is the best possible team money could buy in 2022? After being named second-team All-Pro following the 2020 season, Alexander entered 2021 as one of the best cornerbacks in the league. 7) Coverage Rating. Coming off the bye, Thielen is Nos. 34 / 52. Desmond King departed Los Angeles with back-to-back relatively bad games in which he allowed 11.0 and 12.6 PPR points to his covered WRs, and also had a couple of rough games in his first couple for Tennessee (10.9 and 15.0). Las mejores ofertas para JAIRE Alexander 2022 Panini Mosaico Oro Mosaico SSP 06/10 Green Bay Packers #72 estn en eBay Compara precios y caractersticas de productos nuevos y usados Muchos artculos con envo gratis! While this is not expected to be the fifth SC on A-Rob, Hargreaves should be on Robinson for most of the game given their usual alignments. Thats horrid. That hasnt mattered a lot, as even on a lower amount of targets-against Rob is surrendering plenty of fantasy goods. In the absence of an established perimeter threat, White typically stays at left corner, where I expect him to play most against Jakobi Meyers, an injury fill-in for starter NKeal Harry (concussion). Draft Team Green Bay Packers. I think what makes him special is he has it all he has size, he has speed he can play the X receiver on the single side, he can play the Z receiver on the multiple receiver side, he can go in and play the slot position or the F position. Instead, I am here to celebrate the best when it comes to shutting down receivers from the last season of NFL action. In that case, Jones might be in for a tough one. Only three players allowed a lower Yard per Target average than Breelands 5.7 mark, and he boasted a 71.2 (No. Take a look at the defensive backs who were named to the AFC and NFC rosters for the 2023 Pro Bowl Games in Las Vegas, Nevada. This led to his 7.4 Fantasy Points Allowed per Game, making him the second most stingy among all corners in 2020. These marks made him a destroyer of fantasy production. 7) Pass Break-ups in 2020, with three in Week 6 against the Browns and another three against the Bengals in Week 10. No other key contributor in the secondary has a mark of even 60. Coming off a superlative 2020 season in which he earned second-team All-Pro, Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander will face some challenges in 2021. Robinson has been one of the best receivers against shadow coverage, with two performances above 14 PPR points in two of those four games. We present them here for purely educational purposes. The content on this page is for informational purposes only. In the four games since then, he has held receivers to just 5.1 yards per target and a 58.3% catch rate on three targets per game. WR Exp = Wide Receiver Expectation: I rank from 3 to -3 how much I think we should adjust expectations for wide receivers based on matchups. The second best result is James W Alexander age 80+ in Ogden, UT in the Lynn neighborhood. While Jefferson has been a force in the league for the past three seasons, Alexander has yet to face Jefferson when hes been the focal point of the offense. 16). He finished as high as sixth and as low as 15th. He allowed 193 yards and 26.3 (No. Round 1. She reveals the five biggest snubs from the top 10 based on her models. When it comes to season-long leagues, your lineup will always feature your top wideouts. In the next 14 games of the season (he missed one with a concussion), he allowed more than this tally just once. 42) yards. In a September 9 locker room interview, Alexander was asked whatd he do if he were to cover Cousins. 78-80: Delontae Scott, Carlo Kemp, Bronson Kaufusi, Nos. In his first ten games of the season, he allowed more than 50 yards three times. When Darby was in an Eagles uniform, a matchup against a player like Diontae Johnson would have had fans of the Eagles sitting up at night in the week leading up to the game, fearful of the approaching storm. Or write about sports? But Kelce has made many a cornerback or safety look stupid, so no reason to forget the fine work Ward put in over the campaign. In his first season with the Giants, he has been a lone bright spot for the defense, putting up an 80.3 PFF coverage grade. NFL footage NFL Productions LLC. The problem with that Jones vs. Jaire matchup from Week 2, though, is that that game was pretty much the second-worst of the cornerback through 2020. -1: Small downgrade. Brown and Marvin Jones on his way to his first Pro Bowl nod and a spot on the AP All-Pro second team. Copyright 2023 Action Network Inc, All Rights Reserved.Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | AdChoices. Take a look back at photos of Green Bay Packers G Elgton Jenkins during the 2021 season. He also chipped in with a Pass Break-up in each game and notched his first career interception in Week 2. So, which team boasts the best 1-2 punch at the position? After having back-to-back 100-yard performances in Weeks 4 and 6 (with a Week 5 bye), Patrick (hamstring) exited Week 7 early with a soft-tissue tweak and is uncertain for this weekend. How do you get back there? Packers vs. "Alexander allowed just 337 yards in coverage in 2020 while earning the fourth. After a down 2019 season perhaps because of head coach Matt Patricias defense Slay has rebounded in his first year with the Eagles. Xavier Rhodes is not the only redemption story among our top-ranked cornerbacks in 2020. Super Bowl LVI Viewing Guide: Staff picks, favorite prop bets, and more. He hasnt regained the elite form he had with the Lions, but he has allowed a manageable 7.5 yards per target and forfeited just one touchdown this year. inCharlotte,NC, College: 6 in both Coverage Rating (+47.6) and Catch Rate Allowed (52.5-percent). In the next 14 games of the season (he missed one with a concussion), he allowed more than this tally just once. In four games of action, Jackson has allowed 16-149-2 on 21 targets. Jaire Alexander 2020 Efficiency Metrics Alexander gave up five receptions for 71 yards in Week 1, mostly matched up against Adam Thielen. 2 Isaac Yiadom and 0.24 fewer than No. Hamler have returned from injury. And the times that we haven't this year, I mean, it's definitely had an effect on our play.". NFL Network's Jason McCourty shares his top defensive plays from Week 2. Consider 2020, albeit when Jefferson was a. Alexander has toed the line against Mike Evans, Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson, Calvin Ridley, Allen Robinson, A.J. 1. Alexander intercepted a pass in the second quarter after his safety, smashing Minnesotas game plan to possess the ball and chew up clock time in the run game. 1: Small upgrade. All betting content is intended for an audience ages 21+. "GMFB" share the most impressive plays from Week 16 on You Gotta Rewind That! Packers Experiences powered by QuintEvents. Among those six players (including Jaire), Alexander has allowed the fewest completions (50%) and has the second-most broken passes with 12 already). Aaron Rodgers is fresh off his second straight MVP season, but in the wake of Davante Adams' departure to Las Vegas, is Green Bay still a top contender? Take a look at photos of Green Bay Packers CB Jaire Alexander through the years. DOB 1997-02-09 ( 26.0) Height 5' 10". But he went about his business of locking down a large chunk of the players he was tasked with covering. 1 receiver. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. 75-77: Coy Cronk, Willington Previlon, Jack Heflin, Nos. An All-Pro defender last year, Humphrey has allowed just 6.1 yards per target this year. Ronald Darby spent most of the 2019 season decidedly not at the races. Free shipping for many products! "Just to see all his hard work come to fruition on the field, I'm so happy for him," nickel cornerback Chandon Sullivan said. His first shadow assignment ever was against Thielen in Week 12 of 2018. He has only allowed 33 completed passes all season long while being targeted on 61 passes. Teams couldnt find a way to beat him deep, but they also discovered that he wasnt in the mood to give up much in the short to intermediate areas of the field either. There were 73 qualified players who boasted a better Coverage Rating than his -23.8 showing. Join our linker program. 1 receivers, but last year he shadowed John Brown, who is comparable to Diggs in size and athleticism. Oh, and he wont turn 25 until four days before Super Bowl LVI. 7 among qualified cornerbacks with a mere 6.0 Yards per Target allowed, while his 10.1 Yards per Reception Allowed was the eighth-best mark. Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander intercepts Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields in crunch time. 1, I will look and say OK, where do you want to compete and where do you want to be? defensive backs coach Jerry Gray said during OTAs. J Alexander Bennett. Copyright 2000-2023 Sports Reference LLC. It's that time of year again, when NFL players cast their votes to identify the best in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season. Among corners with 200+ routes defended, Jimmy Smith ranks tied-second in PPR/Route allowed and hes the leader in PPR/Target against. In two games spent mostly keeping A.J. Right now, youre sitting on the top of the mountain, youre one of the top corners in this league. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. "My swagger just comes from knowing myself, loving myself and having confidence," said Alexander last month. In Weeks 1-2, he allowed 8-148-1 receiving on 12 targets, and then he missed Week 5 after testing positive for COVID-19. -2: Medium downgrade. Select this result to view James W Alexander's phone number, address, and more. The only thing missing on Jimmys season-stat line is an interception. Here are a couple of disadvantageous matchups to keep in mind. He seems to attack each play with the mindset that hes the best cornerback in the NFL and hes probably not wrong. Presumably, the team will want to work out a lucrative long-term extension sometime before next season to lessen that cap charge while locking up one of the NFLs best defenders for the long haul. 2) Fantasy Points Allowed per Coverage Snap and 1.20 (No. Two of those seven receptions ended in scores, which doesnt improve Robinsons outlook. . Xavien Howard enjoyed a season for the ages as one of the lynchpins of the Miami Dolphins defense. In 12 games this season, Brown has 56 catches for 881 yards and 10 touchdowns. The Baltimore Ravens boast two of the best big money cornerbacks in the game in Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey. Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. Xavier Rhodes finished his final season as a member of the Vikings with a -34.2 (No. Or a passing offense. Bashaud Breeland Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile. That was Alexander in 2020, who took the next step in his career by earning second-team All-Pro honors. Javascript is required for the selection of a player. 76) Coverage Rating, a 3.5-percent (No. Hall has been targeted more than thrice the times Moore is averaging in the last three weeks. More WR vs CB videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtgKfr6wMuevMoe9nsYiY7sF_Y4WKZWNEMore Robby Anderson & DJ Moore: https://www.youtube.com/playlist. And it hasn't come against nobodies, either. Hes dead last among starting corners with a 30.1 PFF coverage grade. Not only that, but hes also allowed 71 percent of passes to end in completions with an average 13.8 Y/R allowed to his covered wide receiver. In Alexander, the defense has its first All-Pro corner in nearly a decade (Charles Woodson, 2011) and it's going to be relying on him to help the Packers advance to their third NFC title game in five years with a win over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 2022 Panini Absolute #67 Jaire Alexander - Green Bay Packers at the best online prices at eBay! No joke. Okudah has already been benched once this year and is an injury fill-in for starter Desmond Trufant (hamstring). Against No. Moore is not Seattles No. Kenny Golladay is questionable for this weekends game, and if he plays Jones upside should be even lower. 2: Medium upgrade. Pretty much as Jimmy Smith (read above), the only thing King has missed is intercepting a pass through the year. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. He also led the way with a miserly 4.4 Yards per Target allowed. You probably don't need me to tell you, but Thielen faces Alexander this weekend. Alexander played at Louisville from 2015 to 2017 under head coach Bobby Petrino. Try selecting a different location. Alexander and Diggs squared off against each other twice in 2018 and 2019 when . One important point to consider that most people forget about: different wideouts face different cornerbacks, and different cornerbacks have wildly varying defensive levels. In Week 1 of this season, Alexander once again shadowed Thielen, who was 6-110-2 on eight targets. His matches have turned into 50 routes defended in which hes been cooked left and right. Fuller is dynamic enough to beat any corner. No one should expect to make money from the picks and predictions discussed on this website. That average-against isnt terrible, but the truth is that VH3 has allowed 8+ targets and 6+ receptions in five games, more than 70 receiving yards in four, and a ridiculous 71 percent completion rate. His 29.9 PFF coverage grade suggests the extent to which he is overmatched. And when it comes to which member of Green Bay's roster personifies that ideal more than anyone, it's a fairly easy answer whenever players and coaches are surveyed for their opinion. Texans WR Will Fuller vs. Packers CB Jaire Alexander. I dont get caught in the hype of players, Alexander said. It wouldnt be fair to label LJarius Sneed as a slot specialist, but he did play inside on 23.9-percent of his snaps last season. Alexander has been one of the league's most difficult puzzles to solve in 2020. How Mike Pettine plans to cover the Titans receivers remains to be seen, but dont be surprised if we see Jaire Alexander matched up with Brown a lot on Sunday night. With his size, Darius Slayton is the type of receiver Carlton would typically shadow, but Sterling Shepard looks like the teams No. The players ranked in the top 10 of the "Top 100 Players of 2021" were revealed on Sunday, and Cynthia Frelund's analytics suggest some deserving players were left out. Analytics guru Cynthia Frelund uses her models to project win share leaders for the 2021 NFL season. He is still a viable fantasy receiver, but weve seen Cooper struggle in the past with tough cornerback matchups, and thats what he has this week. But under first-year coach Kevin OConnell, who helped Cooper Kupp lead the NFL in receiving yards last season, Jefferson is expected to see plenty of targets and be moved around the field to produce the best matchups on offense. Darby allowed seven (No. 3) in 2020. I'd probably say Ja'," defensive lineman Kenny Clark said. BYU Provo's A Wilder Night: Three One-Act Plays is an Ethereal, Lovely, Delightful Evening. 71) touchdowns. If theres one receiver who can make Alexander revert back to his pre-Weeks 4-7 shadow form, its probably Thielen but his matchup with Alexander must be respected. However, Alexanders next answer harkened back to a play he made on Cousins that in the 2020 season opener that kickstarted Alexanders 2020 Pro Bowl season and was a harbinger of a poor run of games by the Vikings quarterback. He surrendered more than 50 yards in a game just three times all season, with no more than 61 in a single game. But Smith-Schuster has just 6.6 yards per target this year vs. 9.2 from 2017-19, and he has had more than eight targets in a game just once in 2020. Jones has started to get things right lately with Detroit missing players due to injury. Pos = left, right or slot WR or CB Green and Darius Slayton, all of whom are comparable to Cooper with their size and playing style. He had streaks of four and five consecutive games with an interception during the season. Before that happens, Alexander will face quite a gauntlet of receivers in 2021. Alexander is No. And that means, Can I go out there and do it again? Then people will say its not luck; he actually knows how to become an All-Pro football player and do it more than one time., Feature: Bronson Kaufusi's position change, 30 Days Until Training Camp: Potential cuts, 29 Days Until Training Camp: First-year starting QBs, 28 Days: Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon and top running back tandems, 27 Days: Record-setting red-zone dominance, 26 Days: In Wisconsin sports, misery loves company, 25 Days: Matt LaFleur's record-setting start, 24 Days: The triumph of turnovers and the one that got away, Nos. But the improvement in his production and efficiency is there for all to see. 1 option, nor Seattles No. Among corners with at least 150 routes defended, Hall is allowing the 19th-most PPR/Target at 1.92, compared to Moores 2.65 average on the year. Selection 18. Its not guaranteed that Bradberry will shadow Evans. 69) completion rate to boot. He finished at No. Smith, on the other hand, has allowed 10+ PPR points once this season (to Kansas City in Week 3). The GMFB crew make their 2022 regular season awards. According to Pro Football Focus, Alexander conceded just 35 catches (on 69 targets) for 337 yards and two touchdowns . The Green Bay Packers are finalizing a four-year, $84 million extension with Pro Bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander. The mystery surrounding this performance should not overshadow a season spent closing the Rhodes once again. Coming off a superlative 2020 season in which he earned second-team All-Pro, Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander will face some challenges in 2021. That's Jaire Alexander. He ranked sixth with 15.1 snaps per reception, third with 0.64 yards per snap and fifth with a 68.3 passer rating, according to PFF. 2 WR. Everything about him seems super vet-like to me," said Adams last month. 72). Take a look back at photos of Green Bay Packers G Jon Runyan during the 2021 season. The NFL's highest-paid players at every position: Here's who makes the most money, from QB to punter. Yet, inexplicably, when tasked with keeping Chad Hansen of the Texans quiet, he was torched for 101 yards on eight receptions. Given how inconsistent Evans has been this year and the struggles he has had against Bradbury, he will carry extra downside risk in Week 8. ET on Sunday | TV: FOX Alexander is No. His last three-game streak of surrendering fewer than 7 PPR points has been much more impressive, though: King has defended a combined 88 routes in those three matches being targeted only 11 times (12.5%) and allowing back-to-back-to-back two receptions in each of those three games for a combined 80 yards and no scores. So you have to be able to compete all the time within yourself, even when the ball is not coming your way. Weight 196. Jaire Alexander Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College | Pro-Football-Reference.com Jaire Alexander Jaire Zakar Alexander Position: CB 5-10 , 196lb (178cm, 88kg) Team: Green Bay Packers More bio, uniform, draft, salary info 2x Pro Bowl 23 SUMMARY 2022 Career G 16 64 AV 9 32 Int 5 10 Yds 59 149 TD 0 0 Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. 4). 2023 NFL Enterprises LLC. Im putting him in the ground, Alexander said. In fact, only five other cornerbacks are currently giving up more PPR/Target than Alexander while having at least 69 targets to their name. 1 on the team with market shares of 19% and 28% of targets and air yards. Brown has 376 yards after the catch, including 73- and 69-yard touchdowns he took the house as he sprinted past defenders. 71-74: Christian Uphoff, Henry Black, Innis Gaines, Jake Dolegala, Nos. Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander joins NFL Network. Cynthia Frelund's model projects the final scores, win probability, and cover probability for every NFL game in week 17 of the 2022 season. Ronald Darby Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile. Rob has allowed 7 of his 10 targets to turn into receptions for a not-so-good 72 percent completion rate against. (College Stats), Weighted Career AV (100-95-): 30 (3755th overall since 1960). It starts with me and thats just the mentality I have to approach the game.. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 2022 Panini Mosaic Mosaic Red #72 JAIRE ALEXANDER Green Bay Packers at the best online prices at eBay! The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. 90-81. James is related to R Alexander and James M Alexander as well as 3 additional people. Rashard Robinson, on the other hand, has been rather meh. It was a callback to the 2020 season opener at U.S. Bank Stadium where Alexander sacked Cousins on a corner blitz in the end zone, resulting in a safety that sparked a 12-point swing that gave the Packers a lead they never relinquished in a 43-34 victory on the road. After moving to the slot in the middle of last year, Humphrey faced Smith-Schuster in Week 17 and shut him down. 11/1):I have made updates based on injury reports for the week. In his three-plus years with the Patriots, Gilmore hasallowed a 51.0% catch rate and 6.6 yards per target. You might have already bought your ticket for Higgins train after his Week 13 performance, which is reasonable considering he posted season-high marks in targets, receptions, touchdowns, and most of all fantasy points at 21.5 against Tennessee. 2023 Minute Media - All Rights Reserved. If he plays, he will almost certainly be less than 100% and will see fewer targets now that tight end Noah Fant and wide receiver K.J. Matthew Freedman (@MattFtheOracle) October 29, 2020. Slay was one of the leagues most reliable cover men for over half a decade in Detroit. In his first game back from injury last week, Shepard was 6-59-1 receiving on eight targets. Not that that will affect his outcome this weekend, though. "Jaire always has it," defensive coordinator Mike Pettine responded. -3: Large downgrade. When asked about if he'd prefer to move around more, Alexander slips back in his chair and says with a wry smile, "I like having the island. You can follow him in our free app. According to Pro Football Focus, Alexander conceded just 35 catches (on 69 targets) for 337 yards and two touchdowns (with one interception) to opposing receivers in 2020. That "swag" is justified. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? Although Alexander is not expected to play shadow coverage on Jones, odds are they face each other for most of the game as they align on the right side (looked at from the offenses perspective) of the field. As is always the case with tough matchups, this doesnt mean that Jones cant beat Alexander and reach a good amount of fantasy points, but odds are he does not do that and drops a few PPR points below his season average. Take a look back at photos of Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones during the 2021 season. Removing all filters from the 2020 season cornerback data, Hall still ranks ninth in routes covered per game (38.5) and hes been targeted on 18.8 percent of those routes, a relatively high percentage in which hes getting cooked. There were three games in 2020 in which he allowed five receptions. But with the matchup and rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa making his first start, Parker could underwhelm. Jaire Alexander has never won a Super Bowl. Jackson is a seventh-round rookie backup who has been thrust into action because of injuries to No. The flashy sunglasses and apparel offer a glimpse into Alexander's colorful personality, but the true measure of the man can be seen in how he's embraced life on an island, with no safety in sight, on most weekends during his breakout season. Alexander has maintained tunnel vision throughout. Use without license or authorization is expressly prohibited. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he wants to bring another Super Bowl to Green Bay, and Panthers OC Ben McAdoo discusses the continued QB competition in Charlotte. Given the circumstances and the matchup, Cooper has increased bust potential this weekend. Updated Sep 16, 2022 at 7:51pm Getty Jaire Alexander is preparing for seventh matchup with the Bears after missing both of last year's games for the Packers. 2) yards of average Target Separation. Smith-Schuster was 2-6-0 on six targets and 0-0-0 on two targets against Humphrey, specifically. He has to fight being an All-Pro right now.