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DaRon Bland

#2 CB,


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116 FPTS

RANK: 203





23 yrs


6'0'' / 197 lbs


Fresno State


Emerges as ballhawk

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-31

Bland recorded 54 tackles (38 solo) with five interceptions on seven passes defended across 17 regular-season games in 2022.

An unheralded fifth-round pick out of Fresno State in the 2022 NFL Draft, Bland played exclusively on special teams for the first three games of the season until injuries began to open up snaps for him on defense. The 23-year-old cornerback seized his first opportunity by intercepting Carson Wentz in Week 4, and by the second half of the year he was a fixture in defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's secondary, grabbing four picks in a four-game stretch between Weeks 13 and 16. Bland also made an impact in the playoffs with 18 tackles in the Cowboys' two postseason contests. Trevon Diggs is locked into one starting spot on the outside for Dallas, but Bland figures to head into 2023 either lined up opposite Diggs in place of free agent Anthony Brown (Achilles) or replacing Jourdan Lewis (foot) in the slot.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

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Moves past injury Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-12

Bland (chest) was not listed on the Cowboys' injury report Thursday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Bland was forced out with a chest injury during Dallas' regular-season finale against the Commanders. However, the rookie cornerback appears to have quickly overcome this issue since then, so he should be ready to play in Monday's wild-card game against Tampa Bay.

No concerns over availability

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-09

Bland (chest) is expected to be fine for next Monday's playoff game against the Buccaneers, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Bland exited in the second half of Dallas' regular-season finale, but the rookie isn't expected to miss any additional time due to this injury. He will have some extra time to heal since Dallas plays in the final game on wild-card weekend, but it sounds like Bland would have been good to go regardless.

Hurts chest Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Bland suffered a chest injury during Sunday's 26-6 loss at Washington, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Before he departed in the second half, Bland tallied two tackles. With a wild-card matchup in Tampa Bay on tap, his status will be one to monitor this week to get a sense of his availability, or lack thereof, for that contest.