2021 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 2021. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
The running opportunity in Seattle faded in back-to-back seasons. Last year, they gained 2,005 combined yards with 20 touchdowns and 85 catches while receiving 403 combined touches (474 in 2019 and... Read More
The change in coaching staff in Cleveland in 2002 led to a sharp decline in the running back usage in the passing game (60/483/5 on 79 targets – 91/726/1 on 117 targets), which ultimately hur... Read More
Over the past two seasons, the Chiefs have been unable to create the explosiveness at running back they showcased in 2018 (2,502 combined yards with 26 touchdowns and 82 catches), with Kareem Hunt making big plays and scoring. Last year, their backs combined for 2,07... Read More
Over the past three seasons, the Jaguars' running backs gained over 1,949 combined yards or more with a floor of 90 catches. Their backs gained 4.5 yards per rush in 2020, but they found minimal ... Read More
Washington had a tight range of rushing yards (1,415, 1,456, and 1,514) over the past three seasons. They turned to their running back in the passing game (120/848/2) to help move the chains wh... Read More
The Rams regained some of their lost bounce in the running game in 2020 (416/1,864/16). But for the second season, their backs had a low-volume opportunity in the passing game (50/440/2 on 72 targets). Over the past three years under Sean McVay, Los Angeles scored 64... Read More
|In his first full seasons with the Browns, Hunt gained 1,145 combined yards with 11 scores and 38 catches. He outscored Nick Chubb by 9.80 fantasy points in PPR leagues, which placed him in 10th in running back score. Even with success, Hunt still fell short of potential when adding in that he made four starts.
... Read More|
The Raiders' running backs almost had the same opportunity over the past two seasons. In 2020, their backs scored 18 times (eight more than 2019) while regressing in yards per rush (4.1 – 4.4... Read More
Last year the Bengals' running backs gained 2,022 combined yards with 14 touchdowns and 84 catches. Their back gained only 4.1 yards per rush and 7.0 yards per catch. With a better offensive line a... Read More
Chicago lost Tarik Cohen in Week 3, which was part of the reason for the Bears throwing fewer balls (84 targets – 147 in 2019 and 127 in 2018) to their running backs. Their backs finished w... Read More
The running back opportunity for the Lions on early downs declined in back-to-back seasons. Their back gained only 4.0 yards per rush, while shining in close (17 touchdowns). Detriot flashed explosiveness in pass-catching (8.0 yards per catch). This season, I expect ... Read More