Marcus Peters
Marcus Peters
26-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Los Angeles Rams
2019 Fantasy Outlook
It was a difficult initial adjustment for Peters during his first year with the Rams, but a defensive shift to limit the amount of man-to-man coverage he played was a notable schematic change in the second half of the season. It's no coincidence that his improved play aligned with Aqib Talib returning from injury Week 13, either. Peters is in the fifth-year option of his rookie contract, so the stakes are high, and it wouldn't be surprising if he turned in a bounce-back campaign for the Rams in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $9.58 million contract with the Chiefs in May of 2015. Traded to the Rams in March of 2018. Rams exercised $9.07 million team option for 2019 in April of 2018.
In good graces
CBLos Angeles Rams
March 26, 2019
Coach Sean McVay said Peters is in the Rams' long-term plans, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports. "I think, his ability to take the accountability but then also respond and get it corrected with (defensive backs coaches Aubrey Pleasant and Ejiro Evero), who do an excellent job of correcting and addressing some of those issues," McVay mentioned.
McVay is referencing Peters' turnaround from a horrid first half of the 2018 season. After a 45-35 loss to the Saints in Week 9, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips altered the philosophy of the unit from one that attacked in man-to-man coverage to a read-and-react zone look. The latter played to Peters' strengths and back into the good graces of McVay and Rams management. Although Peters' interception total has decreased in each of his four campaigns -- from eight in 2015 to three in 2018 -- he'll be playing out the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, which oftentimes yields a fruitful season.
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Measurables Review
How do Marcus Peters' measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 0"
195 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
Shuttle Time
4.08 sec
Cone Drill
7.08 sec
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
Broad Jump
121 in
Bench Press
17 reps
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
A surprise trade to the Rams this offseason was one of many moves that brought a marquee defensive talent to Los Angeles, and Peters now finds himself as a leader in one of the league's most imposing defenses. No player of any position has more interceptions (19) or pass breakups (55) than he has since Peters entered the league in 2015, and there's no reason to think the Washington product can't keep racking up the stats in his new locale while playing opposite the talented Aqib Talib. Along with Peters, Talib's offseason arrival gives the Rams both of the two 2016 first-team All-Pro selections at cornerback. With Lamarcus Joyner providing help at free safety, the Los Angeles secondary will be a problem for many offenses in 2018, and Peters' production could be one of the biggest beneficiaries. It only helps that Rams' world-class defensive line will be giving opposing quarterbacks little time to throw.
The ball-hawking corner seemed destined for some drop-off a year after taking the league by storm as a rookie, but he certainly didn't go through a sophomore slump. Teams surely began looking the other way more frequently, but that didn't stop Peters from racking up another six interceptions in 2017. He added a forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and 45 tackles (35 solo) to his IDP ledger last season, keeping him on the fantasy radar in leagues that incorporate individual defensive statistics. There's no reason to believe there will be a big dip in production this year as he attempts to solidify his status as one of the NFL's elite corners.
Peters posted a monstrous 2015 campaign, displaying ball skills (eight interceptions, two for touchdowns) and a willingness to assist in the running game (60 tackles). Given the Chiefs’ lack of depth at his position, it wouldn’t be surprising if the second-year cornerback sees fewer passes thrown his direction in 2016.
Peters was selected by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. His attitude has much more question to it than his skills, and he'll enter training camp looking to unseat Phillip Gaines for a starting spot alongside Sean Smith in 2015.
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Limited options in LA
CBLos Angeles Rams
March 14, 2019
Peters' contract with the Rams became fully guaranteed Wednesday, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
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Facing fifth-year option
CBLos Angeles Rams
February 12, 2019
Peters is scheduled to play 2019 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Shakes off cramps, gets second pick
CBLos Angeles Rams
November 20, 2018
Peters overcame a bout with cramps and returned to Monday's 54-51 win over the Chiefs, finishing with one tackle and an interception.
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Questionable with cramps
CBLos Angeles Rams
General Soreness
November 19, 2018
Peters is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Chiefs due to cramping, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Health a non-issue
CBLos Angeles Rams
October 11, 2018
Peters said Wednesday that he feels 100 percent healthy, Herbie Teope of reports.
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