There are some NFL defensive players who excel in coverage and there are others who most certainly do not. Here are the five players who were transformed into burnt toast this week.
5. Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears
Nobody gave up more yards than the 147 yards surrendered by Fuller in Week 6 as Brock Osweiler feasted on the Bears in a spot start. He gave up long completions to Kenny Stills (35 yards), Jakeem Grant (25 yards) and Albert Wilson (43 yard touchdown on a screen pass). Overall, Fuller allowed seven completions on the 10 targets he saw, but he redeemed himself a bit by also intercepting two passes.
4. Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants
Jenkins only saw five targets, but allowed four catches and two touchdowns, one to Alshon Jeffery and one to Zach Ertz.
3. Devin McCourty, New England Patriots
Both Devin and Jason struggled against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs high-scoring offense, but McCourty was personally victimized by Tyreek Hill, who caught three four targets he saw while being covered by McCourty and scored two of his three touchdowns. Overall, McCourty allowed four completions on six targets for 50 yards and Hill’s two touchdowns.
2. Raekwon McMillan, Miami Dolphins
Five different receivers saw a target against McMillan, who allowed four completions on five attempts for 51 yards and two touchdowns, including being burned by fellow rookie Anthony Miller on a 29-yard score. Talk about a mismatch.
1. Torry McTyer, Miami Dolphins
While teammate McMillan was bad, McTyer was considerably worse, allowed four of five targets to be completed and a touchdown. Taylor Gabriel owned McTyer’s sould in this contest, snagging all four of his targets seen while McTyer covered him for 114 yards while Allen Robinson added a 12-yard score.