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WK11 Fantasy Football Rankings NFC SS/FS

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Week 11 / NFC 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)

WK11 Fantasy Football Rankings

NFC North

Bears Safeties

Eddie Jackson
0/5
Tashaun Gipson (?)
0/5
Deon Bush
0/5
Sherrick McManis
0/5

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

Lions Safeties

Tracy Walker
2.5/5
Duron Harmon
2/5
Jayron Kearse
2/5
Will Harris
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: For whatever reason, Walker owners were let down last week when the Lions opted to play Kearse over him. And without warning. So, for this reason, they are marked as is versus the Panthers, and a hardy good luck. Because every time they do something like that, we can’t suggest what to do until we see what happens in the following contest. And even then, we are all nervous about it. The playoffs are around the corner, this gut call is on the owners to make.

Packers Safeties

Adrian Amos
4/5
Darnell Savage
3/5
Raven Greene
2.5/5
Will Redmond
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Colts, and to be honest, we could have likely gave Greene a 1/2 more. But his snap counts are just shy of where we like them to be in the formula.

Vikings Safeties

Harrison Smith
3.5/5
Anthony Harris
3.5/5
Josh Metelus
1/5
Brian Cole
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Cowboys, and one of them will likely overachieve.

NFC south

Falcons Safeties

Keanu Neal
3.5/5
Ricardo Allen
2/5
Sharrod Neasman
1/5
Damontae Kazee (I.R.)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Falcons.

Panthers Safeties

Jeremy Chinn ILB/DB (?)
4/5
Tre Boston
3/5
Sam Franklin (?)
2/5
Juston Burris
2/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Lions. And a short and sweet update on Burris and Franklin. With the original starter, Burris, returning from the I.R., Franklin did get the start. But Burris saw the most snaps with 62% to his 40%. At some point, Franklin was shaken up during the matchup.

At this point, it is unclear if that was why Burris got more or not. Franklin is marked questionable, but again it’s undisclosed to the point we can’t even find out why on our injury report source. As it sits, if both play, trust no one. If Franklin is ruled out at some point, on paper, add another full star to his mark.

Saints Safeties

Malcolm Jenkins
3.5/5
C.J. Gardner-Johnson
3.5/5
Marcus Williams
2.5/5
D.J. Swearinger
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Falcons.

Buccaneers Safeties

Antoine Winfield Jr.
3/5
Jordan Whitehead
3/5
Mike Edwards (?)
1/5
Andrew Adams
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Rams. And adding, these two have lost their “upside”. They are simply not getting it done on paper lately. At least to the point, we can trust each week.

NFC East

Cowboys Safeties

Xavier Woods
2.5/5
Donovan Wilson
2.5/5
Darian thompson
1/5
Steven Parker
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Sure, one of them is likely to overachieve this contest, versus the Vikings. But they’ve been sporadic before the bye week, and on paper, the Vikings are bottom five in allowing production to the safeties.

Giants Safeties

Logan Ryan
0/5
Jabrill Peppers
0/5
Julian Love
0/5
Adrian Colbert (IR)
0/5
Xavier McKinney (IR)
0/5

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

Eagles Safeties

Rodney McLeod
2/5
Jalen Mills
2/5
Will Parks
1/5
Marcus Epps
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Browns, which are bottom three in allowing anything to the safety position. The Browns have fallen in the formula like a brick lately. With their last two contests being played in Cleveland they’ve endured very high winds. Hence, they’ve run the ball a ton and limited that production down the field. This game happens to be in Cleveland again. We guess owners could watch the weather report, but still not positive it would be worth it. It’s a sticky situation and considering the players involved, it may be best to avoid it altogether.

Washington’s Safeties

Deshazor Everett (O)
0/5
Kamren Curl
3.5/5
Troy Apke
3/5
Landon Collins (IR)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: As marked versus the Bengals. No reason to not ride the hot hand with the rookie Curl in a really solid matchup. And with Everett out (high ankle), Apke should assume the starting spot at FS again. 

NFC West

Cardinals Safeties

Budda Baker
0/5
Jalen Thompson
0/5
Deionte Thompson
0/5
Chris Banjo
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Played Thursday.

Rams Safeties

John Johnson III
3/5
Jordan Fuller
2.5/5
Taylor Rapp (IR)
0/5
Terrell Burgess (IR)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: With Rapp on the I.R., Fuller isn’t in doubt. As marked versus the Buccaneers, and adding that their upside got them there on paper. This means you can see how “barely” solid on paper this matchup is. But considering their roles within the scheme, don’t be surprised if they both overachieve this contest.

49ers Safeties

Jimmie Ward
0/5
Marcell Harris
0/5
Tarvarius Moore
0/5
Johnathan Cypren (IR)
0/5
Jaquiski Tartt (IR)
0/5

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

Seahawks Safeties

Jamal Adams
0/5
Quandre Diggs
0/5
Ryan Neal
0/5
Lano Hill (IR)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Played Thursday.

WK11 Fantasy Football Rankings

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