Nate Clements

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Nate Clements | Defensive Back

2011 IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: One of the more overrated corners in his career not only does Nate Clements lack the speed to be a teams number one corner, but he makes bone headed decisions on the field as well. In part, this helps Clements provide IDP fantasy owners with dependable numbers, because he is a decent tackler for his position and opposing quarterbacks have no problem challenging him.

With Leon Hall on the opposite side, look for quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco to challenge Clements when the matchups dictate to go his direction. I’m not sure Clements will rack up his normal amount of tackles as he switches over to a 4-3 scheme, but he is a possible option as a No. 3 defensive back, to No.2 corner if you start that position in your league.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD INT
2011 Projected Stats 74 62 0 2 11 2
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

One of the more overrated corners in his career not only does Nate Clements lack the speed to be a teams number one corner, but he makes bone headed decisions on the field as well. In part, this helps Clements provide IDP fantasy owners with dependable numbers, because he is a decent tackler for his position and opposing quarterbacks have no problem challenging him.

With Leon Hall on the opposite side, look for quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco to challenge Clements when the matchups dictate to go his direction. I’m not sure Clements will rack up his normal amount of tackles as he switches over to a 4-3 scheme, but he is a possible option as a No. 3 defensive back, to No.2 corner if you start that position in your league.

Tackles
Total Solo Sacks FF PD INT
2011 Projected Stats 74 62 0 2 11 2

2011 June

Maybe it’s just because I’m a 49ers fan but Nate Clements makes me sick, and I can’t stand to look at him. Sorry, but I still haven’t forgiven the guy (just a little resentful) for failing to just kneel down on the football when he intercepted Matt Ryan with a couple of minutes left in the game, then he fumbled while returning the ball back, the Falcons got the ball, and then went down the field and won.

It’s bone head plays like that and gambling for picks that get him burned for big touchdowns that help keep the 49ers in obscurity, but it’s great for his IDP fantasy value. Reason, because he’s a player with talent, but because he makes dumb decisions (doesn’t have great speed either), opposing quarterbacks throw the football his way.

If Clements stays with the 49ers (team is asking him to take a pay cut) he should continue to be a useful starting No.2 corner for IDP leagues, because San Francisco hasn’t done much in the off-season to get better. Don’t expect him to go for over 80 tackles this season as I’m sure he will find a way to miss a few games, from injury, but he can be a respectable option to draft.

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