Robert Alford
Robert Alford
30-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Arizona Cardinals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Robert Alford in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a three-year, $22.5 million contract with the Cardinals in February of 2019.
Going through offseason as starter
CBArizona Cardinals
March 4, 2019
GM Steve Keim considers Alford to be the Cardinals' starting cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
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Typically, such a role has yielded plenty of looks from opposing quarterbacks and thus elevated production. That said, the position was a revolving door in 2018, hence the reason Keim pounced once Alford was released by the Falcons on Feb. 5. While Alford has picked off just three passes the last three seasons, he's averaged 61 tackles per 16 games during that stretch. A similar projection for 2019 is reasonable to expect, with an increase in interceptions possible with Peterson on the other side.
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How do Robert Alford's 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.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
186 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.39 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.23 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.89 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
132 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
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Alford has become a staple of the Falcons defense by starting in 15-plus games over each of the past three seasons, last year establishing career highs with 20 passes defended and 65 tackles. Entering his sixth year in the league, the 5-10 Alford merits consideration as one of the league's premier No. 2 cornerbacks. In 2017, he allowed just 38.2 percent of targets thrown in his direction to be completed, while ranking 19th at the position in yards allowed after catch, per Bleacher Report.
Alford has been a model of consistency ever since entering the league four years ago and stepping right into a starting role, as he's tallied at least 30 tackles and two interceptions in each of his first four seasons. Last season was his most productive, as he set a career high with 61 total tackles, and he had a pick-six for the second consecutive campaign. The Falcons have been pleased with what they've seen from Alford, and they rewarded him with a four-year deal in December of 2016. He will continue to line up opposite Desmond Trufant at cornerback, and another season with between 40-70 tackles and a couple of interceptions is certainly in the cards.
Alford continued to improve in his third season in the league, setting a career high with 53 tackles and scoring his first touchdown on an interception return. He has plenty of value in IDP leagues, and a 60-70 tackle season with a few interceptions is certainly in range.
Alford enters training camp as a starting cornernack, but he could be replaced by rookie Jalen Collins, who the Falcons selected with their second round pick in 2015. Should Collins win the job, Alford would likely handle the nickel duties. If Alford can hold down the job for the entire season, he could be in line for 50-70 tackles and a few interceptions.
Alford is expected to start at cornerback opposite Desmond Trufant in 2014. The team parted ways with Asante Samuel in the offseason, and Alford, a second round pick just a year ago, will be called upon to fill the void. He tallied 40 tackles and two interceptions in a limited role last season, so expect those numbers to increase with more playing time this year.
Alford will back up both Asante Samuel and Desmond Trufant at corner in 2013, and he will be used in some nickel and dime packages. He'll be groomed to take over for Samuel once the veteran moves on.
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Signs with Cardinals
CBArizona Cardinals
February 7, 2019
Alford signed a three-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Cut loose by Atlanta
CBFree Agent
February 5, 2019
Alford was released by the Falcons on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Struggling in coverage
CBAtlanta Falcons
November 14, 2018
Alford collected five tackles during Sunday's 28-16 loss to the Browns.
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Ready to go Week 10
CBAtlanta Falcons
November 9, 2018
Alford (ankle) will suit up against the Browns on Sunday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Not yet at full speed
CBAtlanta Falcons
Ankle
November 7, 2018
Alford (ankle) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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