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CB Corner: Philadelphia story

The Eagles' secondary should be atop your list of fantasy targets

Updated: November 19, 2009, 1:13 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

It may sound a bit macabre, but two of the best friends a fantasy football owner can have when targeting cornerbacks down the stretch are injuries and fatigue.

Injuries are a bit of a quarrelsome cohort in that it often is hard to tell just how hurt a cornerback is. The key here is to target only those cornerbacks whose injury status is fairly clear.

Fatigue is an ironic friend in that it often tends to affect young cornerbacks. Rookies and first-year starters quite frequently hit a wall around or after midseason because they haven't learned how to properly pace themselves for a 16-game schedule.

Dimitri Patterson
Drew Hallowell/Getty ImagesPatterson's shortcomings as a cornerback could be a boon for your fantasy team.

This week's Cornerback Corner will cull the best of both of these worlds for start/sit and waiver-wire options for Weeks 11 through 13.


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