Fantasy Football Safety WK2 AFC Ranking IDP Start/Sit Charts
September 17, 2020 No Comments Article, IDP Tactical Charts Gary Van Dyke

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Matchup Strength Key

Strong
5/5
Solid
3/5
Weak
1/5

Questionable (?)  –  Out (O)  – COVID List (C)

Recently Sent To Injuried Reserve (IR)

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Week 2 / AFC Safeties

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AFC NORTH

 Ravens Safeties

Chuck Clark
2.5/5
DeShon Elliott
1.5/5
Anthony Levine Sr.
1/5
Geno Stone
0.5/5

Advice/Note: The matchup on paper is a bit better via the formula than it was week one versus the Browns. The problem is, it isn’t that much better on paper so we aren’t going to mark them any higher than they were. Clark, as expected never left the field at SS, but he wears the green dot directing traffic and it seems he is better at setting the other defensive player up rather than himself. But in any case with the way they sparingly use the ILBs for now (again this year), he’ll remain solid, and likely even if it’s a weaker matchup like last week.

Bengals Safeties

Jessie Bates
0/5
Von Bell
0/5
Shawn Williams (?)
0/5
Brandon Wilson
0/5

Advice/Note: Played Thursday and/or the matchup is located on the Thursday Edition of chart.

 Browns Safeties

Karl Joseph
0/5
Andrew Sendejo
0/5
Ronnie Harrison Jr.
0/5
Sheldrick Redwine
0/5

Advice/Note: Played Thursday and/or the matchup is located on the Thursday Edition of chart.

Steelers Safeties

Terrell Edmunds
4/5
Minkah Fitzpatrick
2/5
Sean Davis
1/5
Jordan Dangerfield
0.5/5

Advice/Note: The matchup versus the Giants was about as strong as it gets, yet Fitzpatrick barely did anything while everyone else in the secondary did. And for the same reason I’ve never ranked him more as a DB2, he proved again that he is inconsistent and it takes INTs for him to produce in IDP. It’s too bad, he is one heck of a player and one has to consider his role or the fact everyone around him is pretty darn good. Either way, this consistency mark grows in the formula each, and every week he doesn’t produce weekly.

AFC south

Texans Safeties

Justin Reid
2.5/5
Eric Murray
1.5/5
A.J. Moore
1/5
Michael Thomas
0.5/5

Advice/Note: If last week is any indication, how it is designatedly mark remains true to the formula. So unless the Ravens game plan changes(unlikely), don’t expect any upside anywhere.

Colts Safeties

Khari Willis
2.5/5
Malik Hooker (Q)
1.5/5
Tavon Wilson
1/5
George Odum
0.5/5

Advice/Note: The fact of the matter that the five step formula resulted more favorably last week than this week for SS Willis. But reality, he has a great ILB squad in front of him that doesn’t leave a lot of IDP meat left on the bone. So on paper, go as designated this week versus the Vikings, but keep what I mentioned in mind.

 Jaquars Safeties

Josh Jones
2.5/5
Andrew Wingard
1/5
Daniel Thomas
0.5/5
Jarrod Wilson (IR)
0/5

Advice/Note: With Wilson hitting IR for at least a month, reportedly Wingards up. But on paper this certainly isn’t the matchup to test how’ll he’ll do versus the Titans. Jones over achieved last contest on a game he was marked solid on. Wondering if he’ll do it again this time around.

Titans Safeties

Kenny Vaccaro (Q)
2.5/5
Kevin Byard
2.5/5
Amani Hooker
0.5/5
Joshua Kalu
0.5/5

Advice/Note: We’ll roll with the on paper formula results, but just like last week we shouldn’t be shocked if they overachieve again versus the Jaquars. So why don’t we bump them up a little? Because all last season they both only got what was there each week in the formula. So if there is a swing upward in that, we need to see it first and in at least a couple more contest.

AFC East

 Bills Safeties

Jordan Poyer
3.5/5
Micah Hyde
2/5
Dean Marlowe
1/5
Jaquan Johnson
0.5/5

Advice/Note: Poyer again this week versus the Dolphins. he might actually top last weeks production on paper, so there is some upside. And the Dolphins didn’t show much in the running game which hampers Hydes outlook via the formula. Although the Billls inside linebackers are a little banged up, but it still isn’t worth that risk this early in the season. 

Dolphins Safeties

Bobby McCain
2.5/5
Eric Rowe
2.5/5
Brandon Jones
2.5/5
Reshad Jones (Q)
0.5/5

Advice/Note: If your in a dynasty league and the rookie Brandon jones is on the waiver wire, he shouldn’t be. And likely shouldn’t be in redrafts either going forward. Now that we got that out of the way, this writer hit on Jones as a potential breakout as a quest writer this summer. And his performance with just about 50% of the snap count just backed up that thinking to this point. And it’s that performance that hampers the numbers for the formula heading into week two versus the Bills. Or Rowe and McCain would both be a touch higher.

 Patriots Safeties

Adrian Phillips
3.5/5
Devin McCourty
2/5
Terrence Brooks
1/5
Kyle Dugger
0.5/5

Advice/Note: As some G.R. members might know, I was right about Adrian Phillips in my very early IDP Dime Drop this very early offseason. And although he only played about 70% of the snaps available he hit hard on the matchup last week via the formula for these charts. And we are guessing that the only reason he didn’t play the entire contest is because he missed a huge amount of time in camp. But yet he still got the job done and more importantly Old Bill trusted him to do so. With that being said this matchup isn’t as appealing versus the Seahawks on paper as the contest last week. But Phillips role within the Patriots defense as a versatile safety assures he has that upside to lead the squad in production again this contest.

Jets Safeties

Marcus Maye
3.5/5
Bradley McDougald
2.5/5
Ashtyn Davis
1/5
Matthias Farley
0.5/5

Advice/Note: Marcus Maye was another one I hit on a lot after Adams was traded to the Seahawks, those of you who follow me on Twitter may know. And adding I’m really regretting that I didn’t make time to write that IDP Dime Drop on him as time got away from me. But anyhow, Maye and McDougald out performed, correction, smashed the high-solid stars via the chart formula last week. And there isn’t any reason on paper not to think it can’t happen again in week two versus the 49ers. The on paper is right, and the state of the Jets defense around these two players doesn’t hurt either, actually, it’s all upside.

AFC west

 Broncos Safeties

Justin Simmons
2.5/5
Kareem Jackson
2.5/5
Trey Marshall
1/5
P.J. Locke
0.5/5

Advice/Note: On paper we should see a bounce back for Simmons this contest after Jackson stoled the show in week one. If we don’t see that bounce back to a certain degree versus the Steelers, we should start worrying a little about Simmons role with Jackson back this season at full tilt.

Chiefs Safeties

Tyrann Mathieu
3.5/5
Daniel Sorensen
2/5
Juan Thornhill
1/5
Tedric Thompson
0.5/5

Advice/Note: As designated versus the Chargers this week on paper. What we need to mention is that it was Sorensen who recieveided 97% of the snap counts at the SS position with Thornhill at 64% and looks like only when Mathieu played up in the slot. On top of it, neither Sorensen or Thornhill produced anything worth mentioning, as expected via a time share and role warning. And although the time share may be cleared up at the moment, it doesn’t do anything for the risk of their roles within the squad and the fact they do not produce consistently. The only safe play is the honey badger (Mathieu), period.

Chargers Safeties

Nasir Adderley
2/5
Rayshawn Jenkins
2/5
Desmond King II
2/5
Alohi Gilman
0.5/5

Advice/Note: Just like we warned last week, on paper we are leaving the designations as they were again this contest. They’ve moved King to a designated safety with james on I.R. And although it was King and Jenkins on the field the whole time, neither recrded much in the stat box. Oh, and Adderly saw just 405 of the snaps, so there’s that, for now. But overall this matchup is a touch better versus the Texans via the formula, but not enough on paper to “upside” them to a solid designation.

Raiders Safeties

Johnathan Abram
3/5
Erik Harris
2/5
Jeff Heath
1/5
Dallin Leavitt
0.5/5

Advice/note: After last weeks performance we’ll give Abram a slight bump in another “just solid” matchup on paper. The designations were dead on last week other than Abram over achieving, which isn’t surprising, but let’s see how it does versus the Saints this week before we keep bumping him up. We are also going to mention that starting MLB Kwiatkoski only got to play 33% of the snaps last contest after a feared pec injury. Noting as well he is still questionable, but the fact we have to ask, with him out, is that why Abram did so well? And it’s no knock on Abram, just wondering.

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