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Can someone give me a reason as to why his stats are disappointing? I have not seen a Seahawks game this year. Yesterday because he got a sack, his final fantasy score is not bad, but I rely more on tackles+assists and it's weak. The sack just clouds the picture. So far this year, Boulware got:6, 4, 5, 4 tackles+assistsThis is nowhere close to what I expected.

 
You realize that not all DBs get tackles like Harrison I hope. That is pretty good for a guy that should be considered a DB2 in pretty much all leagues.

 
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He has an average of 4.75 T+A per game so far. At the end of last year he was at about 7. The FBG pre-season projections were for 7 per game as well. He is performing at only 68% of that level, which is a huge difference. I am not expecting Harrison type numbers. I am expecting 7 per game.

 
I agree with Bouddha here. Everyone always talks about how good he is. He's also usually high on weekly IDP rankings. I know that he didn't have a tackle in the entire second half yesterday. Just too much hype around him, I guess. I bought into it somewhat, because everyone always says how good he is. But, he now appears as a decent #2 DB at best.

 
He's starting to irritate me....the Skins ran the ball 40 or so times (which is EXACTLY why I started him) and he manages 3-2-1? No good...

 
You realize that not all DBs get tackles like Harrison I hope. That is pretty good for a guy that should be considered a DB2 in pretty much all leagues.
Boulware was a part time/situational player up until week 14 when they finally put him in as the starting SS. During that span as a part time player, all he did was produce when given the chance and it finally paid off. Why it took them that long to make him a starter is a mystery. He didnt have much of a hurdle to go over to land the starting job. After watching him make plays week after week I thought they would have had him in there alot earlier.2004 Yearly stats

63 total tackles

1 sack, 5 int, 6 pd, 2 ff, 1 td

Not too bad for someone who didn't make his first start until week 14

Anyway, after being inserted into the starting lineup in week 13, this is what his #'s looked like.....

12/12 8 tackles, 1 sack, 1 int, 1 pd

12/19 10 tackles

12/26 4 tackles, 1 ff

01/02 8 tackles

01/08 12 tackles, 1pd (plo)

He had one game during that span where he went under 8 total tackles but he did have a FF in that game. So far this year he hasnt even come close to performing like that, so I can see where Bouddha is concerned. The numbers he has put up this year are not that good. Alot of people (including John Norton) had high hopes for this guy to majorly break out this year. He hasnt yet but im not giving up on him. He just didnt continue where he left off last year.

The numbers that he put up while starting last year are DB1 #'s, not DB2. Perhaps thats why quite a few people including myself are a little dissapointed thus far.

 
You realize that not all DBs get tackles like Harrison I hope.  That is pretty good for a guy that should be considered a DB2 in pretty much all leagues.
Boulware was a part time/situational player up until week 14 when they finally put him in as the starting SS. During that span as a part time player, all he did was produce when given the chance and it finally paid off. Why it took them that long to make him a starter is a mystery. He didnt have much of a hurdle to go over to land the starting job. After watching him make plays week after week I thought they would have had him in there alot earlier.2004 Yearly stats

63 total tackles

1 sack, 5 int, 6 pd, 2 ff, 1 td

Not too bad for someone who didn't make his first start until week 14

Anyway, after being inserted into the starting lineup in week 13, this is what his #'s looked like.....

12/12 8 tackles, 1 sack, 1 int, 1 pd

12/19 10 tackles

12/26 4 tackles, 1 ff

01/02 8 tackles

01/08 12 tackles, 1pd (plo)

He had one game during that span where he went under 8 total tackles but he did have a FF in that game. So far this year he hasnt even come close to performing like that, so I can see where Bouddha is concerned. The numbers he has put up this year are not that good. Alot of people (including John Norton) had high hopes for this guy to majorly break out this year. He hasnt yet but im not giving up on him. He just didnt continue where he left off last year.

The numbers that he put up while starting last year are DB1 #'s, not DB2. Perhaps thats why quite a few people including myself are a little dissapointed thus far.
:goodposting: Good info here.

 
This is my take on it, though it is more of a high level comprehensive look. Simply said the Seattle defense is getting better. There was a period a couple years ago where both the Seattle safety positions were very productive fantasy players, especially the SS. Why? Well the front 7 is a joke so the safeties are involved more in tackles than they should have to be. If you look at what Seattle has done on D, they basically have a whole new front 7 that has evolved over the past two years, and that front 7 is geling and getting better. Many of them are still fairly young. Most importantly, they are much more solid at DT and ILB now than in prior years as Tubbs is growing into his own, and Tatupu is a least some presence in the middle. So, the front 7 is actually doing its job and making tackles leaving the safeties to actually be safeties versus that extra help in the box. The Seattle D is a top 15 defense so far this year vs. a bottom 10 last year. You do not improve your total defense around safety production. Actually, the highest scoring safeties, from a tackles and assist prospective, are probably all on the worst teams/defenses, as they are on the field a lot and need to step up and make tackles. See the Cleveland, KC, Oakland, etc. safeties, who I think/know have been very productive this year.Here's to hoping the Seattle defense starts blowing again :banned:

 
Here's the scoop on Boulware:1. He didn't start right away last year due to switching from LB to S, and the fact that Bierria was playing pretty well in front of him. Even as a part-timer he had a big-play knack.2. Seahawks defense was very injured last year. They are healthy this year so far, and are playing worse than they did at the beginning of last year. That's right - worse than last year's start. They came out like gangbusters and then fell flat when the injuries started to pile up.3. They have improved the quality up front at DT. I'm not sold on Tatupu, but he's active.I'm hoping for 5-6 tackles & assists a game from Boulware, with the big plays to come the rest of the way.

 
also remember, he plays FS, which is the weaker of the 2 safety spots with respect to fantasy football... the fact that he's making around 5 tackles a game is a testament to his ability... like someone mentioned previously, he was accruing high tackle numbers last year b/c he was the only playmaker on defense due to injuries...i can promise you this... if you stick with him, the big plays will come

 
also remember, he plays FS, which is the weaker of the 2 safety spots with respect to fantasy football... the fact that he's making around 5 tackles a game is a testament to his ability... like someone mentioned previously, he was accruing high tackle numbers last year b/c he was the only playmaker on defense due to injuries...

i can promise you this... if you stick with him, the big plays will come
Hamlin is the FS, Boulware is the SS. Same as last year. Even Hamlin perfomed better last year so it must be the play of the team as a whole or possibly how they are running their defense could be a bit different from last year. I just cant figure it out yet.
 
What's alarming to me is that - through 4 weeks - SEA has had some very favorable matchups in terms of teams that allow points to DBs:mad:JAX (3rd)ATL (20th)ARI (1st)@WAS (7th)(My DB scoring is: 1 pt/tackle; 0.5 pts/assist; FF 3pts; FR 2pts; INT 5 pts; Sack 4pts; PD 1 pt; tds 6; safeties 2)SEA DBs have scored in total in these games/Boulwares take:mad:JAX = 38 / 6ATL = 22 / 5ARI = 46 / 11@WAS = 37 / 9Breakdown of DB scoring for other games for SEA opponents => AVG excl SEAJAX: 36 to IND; 47 to NYJ (OT); 37 to DEN => 40ATL: 55 to PHI; 28 to BUF; 21 to MIN => 35ARI: 44 to NYG; 52 to STL; 34 to SF => 43WAS: 42 to CHI; 38 to DAL; BYE => 40SEA DBs have only exceeded the allowed average one time (ARI). Boulware doesn't seem to be getting a disproportionate amount of the points. He's currently accounting for 21.6% of SEA DB points YTD. There may be some merit to the notion that SEA's overall DEF has improved. But it isn't showing up in terms of takeaways, sacks and defensive TDs. At least not yet. It does seem to be showing up in terms of reduced tackles for Boulware unfortunately.

 

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