IDP Free Agency Gauge: Franchised Justin Simmons
March 13, 2020 No Comments Article Gary Van Dyke

Welcome to the IDP free agency gauge, where we’ll use an assortment of available information to gauge a player’s potential fantasy football outlook. And signed or unsigned, we’ll accumulate what we’ve learned in the process to gauge how to proceed from an IDP point of view with each player. So sit back and enjoy as the NFL ramps up their free agency period, and we break down those scenarios along the way.


2020 Free Agent Fantasy Football IDP Player

Justin Simmons

Designated IDP Positions: SS/FS/DB

H/W: 6-2 – 205lb – Age: 26

2019 Team / Scheme: Droncos / 3-4

Experience: 4 years

Status: Unrestricted Free Agent

2019 Gridiron Ratings











Ranked 11th Safety overall

Note: PFR’s advanced metrics are only available from 2018 onward.

Additional IDP Free Agency Information According To…

2019 PFF NFL Grade: 90.8 – Ranked As Free Agent: #2 Safety / #20 Overall


Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

IDP Free Agency Scenario Gauged

Franchised Tagged

Descending Ascending

Taking everything into account, this writer believes that Simmon is just now hitting his prime and knowing that I’ve done a mock-up profile of him before, he still can be viewed as ascending as a Bronco. Because the new coaching regime put him in a place that depends heavily on the skillsets of the safeties. And all that happened in 2020 was the defensive coordinator Ed Donatell worked his magic, using Simmons’s overall talent as a key cog in the defensive scheming. So all the boxes would remain checked for Simmons’s second season in the scheme with odds to improve slightly on last seasons performance.

Fantasy Football owners should consider him in the same realm he ended last season when it comes to the Gridiron Ratings. And as we mentioned, possibly ascending with more stats pending what additions or improvements to the Bronco’s personnel may occur. And the cut and dry of the topic, DB and Safety one status for fantasy football purposes, with possible upside to the top five range.


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Gary VanDyke

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