Fantasy Football Safety WK8 AFC Ranking IDP Start/Sit Charts
October 30, 2020 No Comments Article, IDP Tactical Charts Gary Van Dyke

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Week 8 / AFC Safeties

NOTICE – Chart Key Marking Fine-Tuning Update

This was not applied to all the charts yet but will be by WK6. We are using a new STAR method this year that needed a better user-friendly feel.

Avoid Weak
1/5
Barley Solid
2/5
Firm Solid
3/5
Really Solid
4/5
Firm Strong
5/5

Questionable (?)  –  Out (O)

Doubtful  –  (D)  –  Injuried Reserve (IR)

AFC NORTH

 Ravens Safeties

Chuck Clark
3.5/5
DeShon Elliott
2.5/5
Anthony Levine Sr.
1.5/5
Geno Stone
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Stable and as marked versus the Steelers.

Bengals Safeties

Jessie Bates
3/5
Von Bell
3/5
Shawn Williams
1.5/5
Brandon Wilson (?)
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Stable and as marked versus the Titans. 

 Browns Safeties

Andrew Sendejo
2.5/5
Karl Joseph
2.5/5
Ronnie Harrison Jr.
2/5
Sheldrick Redwine
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: The matchup on paper versus the Raiders is mediocre compared to the situation. At least talking about Harrison playing over Joseph in last week’s contest. Reportedly with Joseph (hammy) being eased back in the last contest, Harrison got the start, and 85% of the snap counts. And he had himself a game in the box score. But the assumption is that Joseph will regain his playing time at some point. And that makes playing either player this week risky in an on-paper matchup that isn’t all that, to begin with.

Steelers Safeties

Terrell Edmunds
3/5
Minkah Fitzpatrick
2.5/5
Sean Davis
0/5
Jordan Dangerfield
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: On paper versus the Ravens, it’s another one that just isn’t all that appealing overall. But they are stable at their averages and this is a divisional contest. And that’s what has them where they are marked. In other words, it’s the upside to this contest for them.

AFC south

Texans Safeties

Justin Reid
0/5
Eric Murray
0/5
Michael Thomas
0/5
A.J. Moore (IR)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Bye Week.

Colts Safeties

Khari Willis
3/5
Julian Blackmon
3/5
Tavon Wilson
1.5/5
George Odum
1/5
Malik Hooker (IR)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Inconsistency is a problem with these two starters on paper. So the matchup this week versus the Lions is slightly better as the marks that each has received. And we suggest caution if needing to decide between this squad and another with the same designations.

 Jaquars Safeties

Josh Jones
0/5
Jarrod Wilson (?)
0/5
Daniel Thomas
0/5
Brandon Watson (CB)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Bye Week.

Titans Safeties

Kenny Vaccaro
3.5/5
Kevin Byard
3/5
Amani Hooker
1.5/5
Joshua Kalu
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Byard hung out on our waiver wire article for the second week in a row versus the Bengals. His ownership percentage still qualified as a potential option. And this matchup on paper is sold enough either player could outperform their designated marks.

AFC East

 Bills Safeties

Jordan Poyer
4.5/5
Micah Hyde (?)
3.5/5
Dean Marlowe
1/5
Jaquan Johnson
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Hyde (concussion) popped up on the injury report after we named him to our bye-week waiver wire article. He hasn’t practiced yet but does have a little bit of time to get on the field versus the Patriots. If he can’t go in this strong contest it’s likely that Dean Marlowe will take his spot. We’ll leave that decision to insert him on owners. It would be a really high risk versus the reward and something to track at this point right up to game time.

If they rule him our early, and name a replacement starter, an owner wouldn’t be crazy to use that player if they really needed to dig deep this week. The Patriots are a top 5 team in allowing production to the safeties. And if there is a backup in we have to figure that Belichick knows it and could target him. Good luck if you reach there.

Dolphins Safeties

Bobby McCain (?)
3/5
Eric Rowe
2.5/5
Brandon Jones
1/5
Reshad Jones (Q)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Rams assuming the Dolphins come out of the bye week as they went in.

 Patriots Safeties

Adrian Phillips
3/5
Devin McCourty
3.5/5
Kyle Dugger
2/5
Terrence Brooks
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: This one is a bit of a catch 22, and not because we are reaching on the on paper. We have McCourty in again this week as a great bye week waiver wire pickup. That’s not the catch 22. 

The catch is we needed to reduce Phillips a touch after the on-paper results versus the Bills this contest. And that is because he plays more of an LB role than a SS role in the defensive scheme. Which the Bills favor allowing production to the safeties over the linebackers. Both of these guys should be just fine to get the job in, but McCourty may have the advantage.

 

Jets Safeties

Marcus Maye
2/5
Bradley McDougald (?)
2/5
Ashtyn Davis
1.5/5
Matthias Farley
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: We suggest owners avoid the Bronco’s top safeties last week versus the Chiefs for a couple of reasons. The main one being they are bottom three in allowing production to the safety positions. And that result was 6 combined tackles (3 tackles & 3 assists) between the two Bronco safeties. This is something to keep in mind when you see the designation for the Jets safeties this week.

AFC west

 Broncos Safeties

Justin Simmons
3/5
Kareem Jackson
2.5/5
Trey Marshall
1/5
P.J. Locke
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Stable and as marked versus the Chargers. 

Chiefs Safeties

Tyrann Mathieu
2.5/5
Daniel Sorensen
2.5/5
Juan Thornhill
2/5
Tedric Thompson
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Of course any one of these players could and likely will overachieve. And the only reason they are marked as they are, is the opponent. The Jets aren’t all that good, and if this game gets out of and like it did versus the Broncos last week, they started sitting the starters. We suspect that it is possible that this squad won’t be on the field a lot of snaps, and that hampers the opportunity for them to produce.

Chargers Safeties

Nasir Adderley
4/5
Rayshawn Jenkins (?)
4/5
Desmond King II
2.5/5
Alohi Gilman
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: This matchup is so strong that we were able to list both Addarly and Jenkins as bye-week waiver wire pickups. Based on their ownerships in the Tipster leagues, of course. And so strong that if you are in a very deep format and are desperate, you could consider King as a play this week versus the Broncos. Jenkins does have a hammy issue but reportedly was only limited in practice. So unless things go wrong he should be good to go.

Raiders Safeties

Johnathan Abram
2.5/5
Erik Harris
2.5/5
Jeff Heath
1.5/5
Dallin Leavitt
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Abram returns this week, and his mark is a firm “just” solid versus the Browns. And with Harris, we have a barely “just” solid and might be one to avoid this week based on his odds to have any extra upside.

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