WK2 Fantasy Football NFC Safety Ranking IDP Start/Sit Charts
September 18, 2020 No Comments Article, IDP Tactical Charts Gary Van Dyke

Welcome to the WK2 Fantasy Football NFC Safety Ranking IDP Start/Sit Charts presented by GridironRatings.com Where the only original and proven IDP start/sit chart “cheat sheets” via The IDP Tipster can be found. And yes, there are a few imitators, but there is only one true original five-step formula IDP tactical tool. A formula with a well-tested history for over a decade and a proven high-hit rate in IDP play well before sharing it with the public four years ago. And all of that history and relevancy is only available here for G.R. fantasy football family members.

Individual Defensive Players

Great News!

We are now accepting new members at GridironRatings.com. So just click on login in the main menu and you’re on you’re way!

WK2 Fantasy Football NFC Safety Start/Sits

Needing to split those IDP hairs between two or more players with the same color code? Besides our great Player Ratings located in the main menu, our Oddsmakers IDP tactical tools were originally intended to do just that. And they are located on our The IDP Tipster member page or perhaps even on our main article page.

Disclaimer: We do not suggest “reaching” for higher designated players over available known studs!

WK2 Fantasy Football NFC

Two Helpful Resources for The WK2 Fantasy Football NFC Safety Ranking IDP Start/Sit Charts

“THE NFL DEFENSIVE SCHEMES FOR 2020 FANTASY FOOTBALL”

“DECIPHERING DESIGNATED IDP IN FANTASY FOOTBALL”

Want a more defined description of the charts? Click HERE and scroll down below the 2020 sample charts.

We have a NEW look for 2020, with a streamlined mobile device feel!

WK2 Fantasy Football NFC

Matchup Strength Key

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

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

Recently Sent To Injuried Reserve (IR)

*Looking for the Cornerbacks? We’ll refer users to the Cornerback Oddsmaker IDP Tactical Tool on The IDP Tipster member page or main article page.

Week 2 / NFC Safeties

All the charts are only available for free for the first three weeks of the season.We hope you consider joining the G.R. family.

The User of any chart must read the notes or they are setting themselves up to make a mistake!

NFC North

Bears Safeties

Eddie Jackson
2.5/5
Tashaun Gipson
2.5/5
Deon Bush
1/5
Sherrick McManis
0.5/5

Advice/Note: Not a lot to say other than Gipson may just become a viable DB play going forward if he can repeat week one this week. On paper the matchup versus the Giants is “just solid”, so let’s see what he can do with it.

Lions Safeties

Tracy Walker
3.5/5
Duron Harmon
2/5
Will Harris
2/5
C.J. Moore
0.5/5

Advice/Note: So, shockingly enough, here are the Lions snap counts and such. Harmon, started and 100%, and produced the third most. Will Harris, started and played 80%, with the second most production topping Harmon by recording all solo tackles. And Walker, who did not start with 83%, and came in first recording as much as the other two in IDP production together. Interesting to say the least and we’ll keep rolling as marked until future notice via the formula.

Packers Safeties

Adrian Amos
2.5/5
Darnell Savage
2.5/5
Will Redmond
1/5
Raven Greene
0.5/5

Advice/Note: And I quote last week’s first sentence in the advice/notes… “On paper, this one is weak for the Packers safeties, to say the least.” 

And that held true for the most part as Amos and Savage recorded 7 combined tackle between the two. With Savage actually getting the larger share. This week’s matchup on paper is slightly better via the formula. Just know that slightly likely means each will improve a little on what they produced last week versus the Lions. And that’s not saying much for Amos, but it’s early, so hopefully no one is forced into using him this week until he starts hittng a better stride. And who knows, maybe that starts this week, let’s just not bet on it after he didn’t overachieve last contest.

Vikings Safeties

Harrison Smith
3/5
Anthony Harris
3/5
??????
0/5
??????
0/5

Advice/Note: It is still very unclear if the Vikings have any designated depth safeties and still look like they are depending solely on cornerbacks beyond our two main guys. And our two main guys have a real solid outlook on paper versus the Colts this week based on the formula.

NFC south

Falcons Safeties

Keanu Neal
2/5
Ricardo Allen
2/5
Damontae Kazee
2/5
Sharrod Neasman
0.5/5

Advice/Note: There wasn’t anything pretty about the Falcons safeties last week overall. And with Neal and Allen coming of 2019 injuries neither played more a real full-time role. That actually fell to Kazee as the only safety to record 100% of the snaps. And he left a little IDP meat on the bone considering. And to top it off, heading into week two versus the Cowboys on paper isn’t all that solid. So their owners may want to take a pass this early in the season and hope things play out a little more for our confidence, and soon.

Panthers Safeties

Tre Boston
2.5/5
Juston Burris
2.5/5
Jeremy Chinn
2.5/5
Sam Franklin
0.5/5

Advice/Note: Interestingly enough, Boston, Burris, and Chinn all played 100% of the snaps last week versus the Raiders. And interestingly enough, Burris at the strong safety position was the only on not to produce. So we’ll see how that works on this week on paper versus the Buccanneers who offer a pretty favorable match up to this safety group. Noting, Chinn was actually listed with the linebackers in at least one major snap count site provider. It has this writer wondering if we’ll be seeing a change in his designated position on fantasy sites.

Saints Safeties

C.J. Gardner-Johnson
2.5/5
Malcolm Jenkins
2.5/5
Marcus Williams
2.5/5
D.J. Swearinger
0.5/5

Advice/Note: Well, what basically happened last week was the safety squad got what the on-paper formula suggested. But the thing is that it was Gardner-johnson playing the third safety position that produced most of the IDP safety production versus the Bucs. And to note, he did it with 87% of the snap counts to the other two’s 100% apiece. So as of right now, it indeed looks like Gardner-Johnson will be the real deal. Unfortunately for this week, last week’s result throws a wrench in the formula. It basically took 1/2 a star from each player and will until the consistency plays out. And from this writers point of view Gardner-johnson just may end up leading the way heading into week three.

Buccaneers Safeties

Antoine Winfield Jr.
3/5
Jordan Whitehead
3/5
Andrew Adams
1/5
Mike Edwards
0.5/5
Justin Evans (O)
0/5

Advice/Note: With some clarity of the situation from week one versus the Saints on playing time, we’ll simply roll with what’s marked via the formula.

NFC East

Cowboys Safeties

Xavier Woods (?)
3.5/5
Darian thompson
3.5/5
Donovan Wilson
1/5
Reggie robinson
0.5/5

Advice/Notes: On paper versus the Falcons, we can say go as marked, and know there is some upside via the formula to potentially see one of them overachieve.

Giants Safeties

Jabrill Peppers
2.5/5
Julian Love
2.5/5
Logan Ryan
2/5
Xavier McKinney (IR)
0/5

Advice/Note: All three of these safeties did not live up to the on-paper formula last week. But yet the main cornerbacks feasted. Just something to keep in mind this week versus the Bears who were pretty safety friendly in week one. Hey, it was week one, so weirder things coulda happen. Oh, and we’ll leave Ryan at two stars based on he just joined the team and only received 59% of the snap counts as the third safety. Which sounds about right for the third safety to avarge. We’ll see if there is an uptick over the next few weeks.

Eagles Safeties

Rodney McLeod
3/5
Jalen Mills
2.5/5
Marcus Epps
1/5
K’Von Wallace
0.5/5

Advice/Note: We’re again going as marked via the formula versus the Rams. Noting that Mills isn’t showing much upside so far. And that it was Epps, not the camp rookie star Wallce that see a little bit of third safety snaps. In this writer’s opinion, keep Wallace’s name on speed dial for this year, and certainly for dynasty leagues.

Washington’s Safeties

Landon Collins
4.5/5
Troy Apke
2.5/5
Kamren Curl
1/5
Deshazor Everett
0.5/5

Advice/Note: Same as last week, Collins versus anyone, the Cardinals week two. but will note that Apke did indeed start at free safety and played 100% of the snaps. And also did make a little bit of a production impression worth noting with bye weeks not that far away. Curl played over Everett, a starter in the past here and there for Washington, in case anyone was wondering.

NFC West

Cardinals Safeties

Budda Baker
4/5
Chris Banjo
1/5
Deionte Thompson
0.5/5
Jalen Thompson (IR)
0/5

Advice/Note: The matchup on paper is above solid when we add in his great talent and the role within the defense, per normal. Our interesting situation is that the starter at SS, Thompson,  went down with an ankle injury way early in week one. And the old veteran Banjo stepped in. So here is the spin and why this favorable match up we say wait it out this week. They have a kid named Deionte Thompson who played a lot of SS last season who could be promoted. And is this the perfect time for the rookie Simmons to switch from linebacker to safety? Interesting thought, right?

Rams Safeties

John Johnson III
3/5
Jordan Fuller
2.5/5
Taylor Rapp
1/5
Terrell Burgess
0.5/5

Advice/Note: There are two big things to note about week one, other than johnson not producing as expected. And one is that Johnson sure looked like he wasn’t playing “in the box” as he had and as he produced at a high level at in the past. And Rapp was benched as the rookie Fuller started and made a strong impression. So with that said, there is a little bit of risk on both (all) players with a few lingering questions. But in this favorable matchup on paper versus the Eagles, who can afford to sit Johnson at his draft stock and potential to bounce back week two. And adding, someone will overachieve this contest.

49ers Safeties

Jimmie Ward
2/5
Jaquiski Tartt
2/5
Marcell Harris
1/5
Tarvarius Moore
0.5/5

Advice/Note: Hey, what do you know, Tartt overachieved in week one, at least from this writers point of view henged on his inconsistent history. So unless something with those consistency issues has all of a sudden changed, after all these years, we’re just going with the formula results. And let thier owners decide if they are feeling lucky in week two.

Seahawks Safeties

Jamal Adams
4/5
Quandre Diggs
2.5/5
Marquise Blair
1.5/5
Lano Hill
1/5

Advice/Note: We’ll mention the snap counts here. Adams 100% (of course), Diggs had 97%, and second year Blair went with 70%. And all of them produced at a comparablely high level considering. And enough so they helped put the Falcons at the number one spot in week one to allowing production to the safeties. Which coming in the were already known for. So this week we got the Seahwks versus the patriots and considering that situation we’ll role with the formula and see how it plays out. In other words, Adams is likely the lowly real safe play this contest. And it is a risk versus reward scenario with the other two.

WK2 Fantasy Football NFC

Thank you for joining us for the WK2 Fantasy Football NFC Safety Ranking IDP Start/Sit Charts on Gridiron Ratings.  

Gary VanDyke

“The IDP Tipster”

The IDP Tipster / Fantasy Football IDP Ranking WK1 Start/Sit Charts

Would you like to have direct access to Gary VanDyke and his fantasy Football IDP “takes” or just interact? You can find him here @TheIDPTipster via Twitter, his most active social account. Or just chat with us using our live chat because we look forward to hearing from you.

Tags
About The Author

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.