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2020 Fantasy Football Top 10 Safest Players


Welcome back fantasy nerds! With your drafts fast approaching we wanted to share with you the 2020 Fantasy Football Top 10 Safest players in fantasy football. This list will consist of players who you can draft and feel completely comfortable with.

For this list, I am going to try and shy away from the top five in each position. Guys like Christian McCaffrey, Michael Thomas, and Patrick Mahomes are as safe as they come, but everyone already knows that. So I want to look at some players who are flying under the radar.

Most fantasy football players tend to shy away from the “safe” players because they may lack ceiling or upside. But it is almost essential that you need some safe players on your roster to be able to win the championship, for when your boom-or-bust players have bad weeks.

Now let’s get into some of those players in the 2020 Fantasy Football Top 10 Safest players.

2020 Fantasy Football Top 10 Safest Players

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10. David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears

You’re probably wondering why David Montgomery has made this list, considering he disappointed a lot of his fantasy owners last season. He may not have been efficient last year but he saw almost 250 carries last season.

With Matt Nagy being on the hot seat this year, and with suspect quarterback play again this season for Bears, I expect Nagy to lean even more on the running game this season so Montgomery should see even more touches.

He is currently going off the board at the end of the 5th round as RB23, which seems like he’s being drafted at his floor. Don’t be afraid to pull the trigger on Monty in your drafts.

9. Kareem Hunt, RB, Cleveland Browns

Kareem Hunt may be the RB2 in Cleveland, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have a legit role in Fantasy football. Once Hunt came back from suspension last year, you could tell that he was going to be a big part of the passing game because he saw almost six targets per game. He did that while only playing 54% of the snaps while he was available.

With Hunt being on a one-year deal, I believe the Browns will want to use him as much as they can. I can see Hunt getting more involved in the run game as well, and get around 8-10 carries a game, along with the six targets in the passing game.

It is also being reported that running back Nick Chubb is dealing with concussion-like symptoms, which could linger into the season.

Hunt is RB29 in ECR and has a 7th round ADP. Hunt could be a steal in many drafts.

8. Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I wanted absolutely no part of  Tom Brady last season in New England because of the lack of weapons he had, and he still finished as QB12 last season. But now Brady is walking into arguably the best weapons he’s ever had during his long career.

With wideouts Chris Godwin and Mike Evans and a familiar face, Rob Gronkowski, Brady should finish as a QB1 this season. He also has a point to prove now that he is out of New England: that he isn’t a system quarterback.

You shouldn’t be afraid to take Brady as your QB1 this season. He is currently QB11 in ECR.

7. Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets

In Jamison Crowder’s first season in New York, he very quickly became the favorite target of Sam Darnold. He was one of only 24 wide receivers to see over 110 targets.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t very efficient with those targets as he only averaged 10.7 yards per catch, which ranked 84th in the NFL. I expect those numbers to positively regress back up towards 12-13 yards per catch like he has done previously in his career.

Crowder is currently going as WR43 and has a 12th round ADP. He is definitely worth 12th round draft capital.

6. D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers

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D.J. Moore had a breakout season last year seeing 135 targets while catching 87 of them for 1,175 yards and four touchdowns. Unfortunately, I don’t think Moore will ever be a touchdown scorer, but if he were to ever score 10 touchdowns in a season, he would have WR1 upside.

He put up those kinds of numbers with Kyle Allen throwing him the ball. I know Teddy Bridgewater isn’t considered a top tier quarterback but he is definitely an upgrade over who was throwing Moore the ball last season.

Moore is currently going as WR14 with a 3rd round ADP. I’m completely okay with going back-to-back running backs in my drafts and getting D.J. Moore as my WR1.

5. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles

Zach Ertz has had at least 106 targets in the last five seasons and has led the Eagles in receiving yards the past two seasons. The Eagles added some receiver help this season by drafting Jalen Reagor in the first round, and they get DeSean Jackson (who only played one game last season) back from injury.

Dallas Goedert has put together back to back solid seasons being the TE2 in Philly behind Ertz. Goedert is obviously the future of the position for the Eagles with Ertz turning 30 this season. But I believe that there is room for both of these tight ends to succeed.

Ertz is currently going as TE4 in ECR and a 4th round ADP. He’s a solid option in the 4th round.

4. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks

We finally saw what Lockett could do with a larger target volume. He saw 110 targets for the first time in his career. He also went over the 1,000 yard mark for the first time in his career.

The targets and yards aren’t the main reason why Lockett is safe though, it’s his touchdowns. Lockett has produced 18 touchdowns over the last two seasons. He also had 17 red zone receptions last year, which was second in the league. He is clearly Russell Wilson’s favorite red-zone target.

Lockett is currently WR19 in ECR with a 4th round ADP. Lockett is a solid WR2 to have and the perfect WR3 if you can get him there.

3. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons

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Matt Ryan has been about as solid as they come when it comes to fantasy production. In his last four fantasy seasons, he has finished as QB11, QB2, QB15, and QB2.

Ryan has a ton of weapons to use this year – quite possibly the best he’s had in Atlanta. He has two stud receivers with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, along with an extremely athletic tight end in Hayden Hurst, and a dominant pass-catching running back Todd Gurley.

You know the volume will be there as well, as Ryan has never thrown less than 520 times in a season. In 2019, he threw 616 times which ranked 3rd in the NFL.

Ryan’s ECR is currently QB8 with a 7th round ADP and that sounds like a bargain to me.

2. Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears

Allen Robinson was the only bright side in an otherwise putrid Bears offense. Robinson saw 154 targets while catching 98 of them for 1,147 yards. He did all of that while having arguably the worst quarterback play in all of football.

It is almost impossible for the Bears offense to get any worse than they were last year. The Bears also didn’t bring in any significant competition to take targets away from Robinson either. They brought in old man Ted Ginn Jr. to replace Taylor Gabriel and Jimmy Graham comes in from Green Bay. I don’t expect either of them to see significant targets. Anthony Miller will have a significant role in the offense, but that doesn’t scare me away from Robinson.

He is currently going as WR7 in ECR and a 3rd round ADP. I would be happy to get A-Rob as my WR1 in my drafts.

1. Robert Woods, WR, Los Angelos Rams

Robert Woods finished last season with only three total touchdowns. He was still able to finish as WR17. Those touchdown numbers are most definitely going to be on the rise this season.

Woods also pretty much solidified himself as the Rams number one wide receiver. Last season when the Rams moved to more two tight ends sets in the second half of the season. Woods stayed on the field while Cooper Kupp was being taken off the field because he’s mostly a slot receiver.

Woods is currently WR17 in ECR with a 5th round ADP, which is where he finished last year. In my opinion, he should be going earlier than that. We saw his floor last season as WR17. If you can get Woods as your WR2 or WR3, you may just strike gold.

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About Dylan Clemons

Husband, Father, Fantasy Sports writer, for Fantasy Six Pack. When I’m not writing about Football, I enjoy bowling, golfing, and fishing, and of course having a few beers while doing those things! If you need any Fantasy advice, DM on twitter and ill always answer you back.

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