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Jaire Alexander's Dominance Over Mike Evans and Calvin Ridley is Insane

Jason Schandl
Jaire Alexander has been one of the NFL's best corners in 2020.
Jaire Alexander has been one of the NFL's best corners in 2020. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images
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There's no question at this point. Jaire Alexander is one of the most dominant defensive players in football.

The Green Bay Packers' shutdown corner is tasked with shadowing some of the NFL's premier wide receivers, and he's been shutting them down consistently. Just peep his numbers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Evans and Atlanta Falcons' Calvin Ridley.

That's right, covering Evans and Ridley on a combined 42 routes, Alexander didn't give up a single reception.

In fact, according to Pro Football Focus, Alexander has given up just 14 receptions on 181 coverage snaps this season. His coverage grade of 90.6 is by far the best of his career and ranks No. 2 among all corners. He also has the league's best overall grade (also 90.6) at the position.

Alexander and the Packers have allowed a below-average 231.2 passing yards per game on the year, and that defensive play has helped them to a 4-1 record.

FanDuel Sportsbook gives the Packers the NFL's fourth-best odds (+1200) of winning the Super Bowl.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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