2018 Fantasy Football Solid/Safe Picks
Solid/Safe Pick: A player with good potential and low risk. Players in this category are statistically consistent from year to year. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary
We have classified the following players as Safe Picks for 2018. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
|Matt Ryan||QB||ATL||33||10||QB - #10|
|After attempting 627 passes per season from 2012 to 2015, Ryan saw his passing opportunity drop by more than 15 percent over the last two seasons. In 2016, he overcame his drop in passing attempts (534) by gaining a league and a career-high 9.3 yards per pass attempt. In 2017, his yards per pass attempts (7.7) fell back to his career average (7.5) with regression i... Read More|
|Jimmy Garoppolo||QB||SF||27||4||QB - #11|
|The mystique of Garoppolo was almost cult-like after his trade to the 49ers. Jimmy has seven career starts in the NFL, which all ended in victories. He's completed 67.3 percent of his passes in the NFL. Over his five starts with San Francisco, Garoppolo passed for 1,560 yards with seven TDs and five Ints while gaining a fantastic 8.8 yards per pass attempt. Defense... Read More|
|Matthew Stafford||QB||DET||30||9||QB - #15|
|Over his last seven seasons has with the Lions, Stafford hasn't missed a game with a 57-55 record. Matthew has 197 TDs and 97 Ints over his previous 112 games. His completion rate (66.1) moved into an elite area over the last three seasons, but his passing yards have drifted from his highest levels without the might Read More|
|Kirk Cousins||QB||MIN||30||6||QB - #5|
|Over three seasons as a starter for the Redskins, Kirk went 24-23-1 while averaging 4,392 passing yards and 27 passing TDs per year. Cousins adds value with rushing TDs (13 over the last three years) despite minimal upside in rushing yards. He did set career highs in rushing attempts (49) and rushing yards (179) in 2017. In 2015, Kirk led the NFL in completion rate (6... Read More|
|Jared Goff||QB||LAR||24||2||QB - #7|
|Scott Atkins: "Apparently, we have to say this. After adding Brandin Cooks to the fold, Jared Goff is a QB1. Let everyone else take their QBs and then scoop Goff in the later rounds. Gurley in the backfield makes Goff's job easy."
Shawn Childs: Over seven games as a starter in his rookie season, Goff never passed for over 235 yards in any game wit... Read More
|Ben Roethlisberger||QB||PIT||36||14||QB - #9|
|A slow start to the season (11 TDs and two games with 300+ yards passing over his first nine games) due a tougher than expected schedule led to Ben underperforming his expected value in 2017. His game was much higher over his last six games (16 TDs and 325.5 passing yards per game) highlighted by three strong games (299/4, 351/, and 506/2). Over his last 57 games, ... Read More|