2013 Fantasy Football Solid/Safe Picks: WR
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2013 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 2013. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Pos. Rank
Danny Amendola WR NE 29 5 WR - #43
Update 10-20-2013 - After missing a game with a concussion, looks like Amendola will be back in action this week

(Update 10-5): Although tight end Rob Gronkowski appears likely to miss yet another game, the Patriots think they will get at least one of their leading receivers back fr... Read More

Dwayne Bowe WR CLE 30 6 WR - #39
Update (10/20): The Chiefs continue to win and that's all that matters, right? Well for fantasy owners, winning is not always the greatest thing. Bowe's numbers have slumped this season becuase the Chiefs are winning. At one time Bowe was a must start, but now he is nothing more than a flex or bye week fill-in.

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Kenny Britt WR STL 26 4 WR - #62
UPDATE (10/22): With the trade deadline approaching on October 29th, Britt's name has been mentioned often has he's fallen out of favor with the Titans. The soon to be free agent had just eight catches for 67 yards on the season and needs a change of scenery to have any fantasy relevance.

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Antonio Brown WR PIT 26 3 WR - #7
UPDATE (10/21): Brown has 46 catches for 548 yards and two touchdowns through the first six games. He was the top fantasy WR back in week three when Brown torched Chicago with nine catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns. He's averaging 91 yards receiving per game and has been a solid PPR option averaging eight catches per game as Big Ben's clear ... Read More
Marques Colston WR NO 31 7 WR - #32
Marques Colston has been one of the most steady fantasy wide receivers since entering the league in 2006. Colston has amassed at least 1000 yards and seven touchdowns in each of the last four seasons, and should have no problem reaching those numbers again this season. Colston is unlikely to improve too much this season, but if you are looking for a solid produce... Read More
Eric Decker Contract Year Player WR NYJ 28 3 WR - #29
I think Decker is a solid fantasy pick this season. He has one season with Manning throwing his direction under his belt and shoud be able to continue their end of the season momentum into this campaign. The only thing to watch would be some additional spread of the ball with the addition of Welker.

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Pierre Garcon WR WAS 28 5 WR - #13
Only a fool would argue against Robert Griffin III being the primary factor in the Redskins' turnaround last season, but a credible case can be made for the former Colt. Just look at the record with (9-1) and without Garcon (1-5) on the field. While an injured toe slowed him up a little, the physical target finished with 44 receptions for 633 yards and four touchdo... Read More
Vincent Jackson WR TB 32 8 WR - #18
Free agent wide receivers don't typically make a big splash in the way Vincent Jackson did in 2012. The big-play receiver that he is, the Bucs did a fantastic job playing to his strengths. Josh Freeman put it up only where his 6'5", 230-pound receiver could get it. It'll really surprise me, in the same way he did a year ago, to see Jackson equal his numbers. V... Read More
Greg Jennings WR --- 31 7 WR - #45
The spokesman for Old Spice chose to join the division rival Vikings this offseason signing a five-year, $47.5 million contract, including $18 million guaranteed. Jennings will turn 30 this September and spent his entire 7 year career with Green Bay. He has missed 11 games the past two years (8 games last season) due to knee and groin injuries, but should be the cl... Read More
James Jones Contract Year Player WR OAK 31 6 WR - #58
For years, fantasy owners had not-so-patiently waited for James Jones to live up to his potential. Finally, it all came together in 2012 with injuries to WRs Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson, making Jones the primary target. Jones responded with 64 receptions for 784 yards and 14 touchdowns. His red-zone production was off the charts. Just like Nelson scoring 15 TDs ... Read More
Jordy Nelson WR GB 29 5 WR - #8
Update (8-21): Jordy Nelson's recovery from recent knee surgery is progressing, but at a pace that makes him questionable if not doubtful for Week 1 of the regular season. His potential with Aaron Rodgers throwing his way makes him a potential fantasy stud, but the uncertainty lowers his ran... Read More
Eddie Royal WR CHI 28 5 WR - #111
Eddie Royal was off the fantasy radar until Week 1 when he scored two TDS on a few targets. Then he continued to impress in Week 2 with 7 grabs for 80 yards and 3 TDs. He finally fell back to earth in Week 3 with a mere 2 receptions for 34 yards, but Royal is likely to become a solid/safe pick inside the top 36 receivers as the season progresses and given his chemi... Read More
Steve Smith WR BAL 35 12 WR - #51
Before the arrival of Cam Newton, it appeared that Steve Smith would go gently into that good night. Now, even at age 34, he is a reliable and relatively safe choice as a WR2. Carolina and most fantasy owners for that matter are waiting on Brandon LaFell to emerge as more than just an afterthought. This allows Smith to receive a ton of targets from Newton with only... Read More
Torrey Smith WR SF 26 2 WR - #26
There is no doubt Torrey Smith rates among the NFL's premier deep threats. His 17.1 career yards per catch average and the numerous highlights of the former University of Maryland star zooming past would-be defenders proves the point. Seeing as quarterback Joe Flacco throws one of the best deep balls in the game, the connection should add to the 15 touchdowns they'... Read More
Golden Tate Contract Year Player WR DET 26 3 WR - #27
Harvin's injury preserves Tate's spot in the starting lineup and makes him an intriguing, high-upside choice who could fly under the radar in upcoming fantasy drafts. Camp reviews suggest the lighbulb has turned on for Tate. He's been the most impressive player in camp after a mildly disappointing start to his pro career. Remember this is a kid who caught 93 balls ... Read More
Mike Wallace WR MIN 28 4 WR - #28
Update (10/21): To say Wallace has been a disappointment for fantasy owners this seasoun would be an under statement. Through six games Wallace has three games with fewer than 25 yards receiving and he has found the end zone just once. There have been a couple of bright moments with 100 yard games against the Colts and Ravens so there is hope Wallace's season co... Read More
Reggie Wayne WR --- 36 12 WR - #31
Reggie Wayne caught more than 100 passes last season, making that the third time in four years that this has happend. Wayne was second in the league in targets, and should continue to put up good numbers this season. Wayne has added value in PPR leagues and is locked in as a WR 2 in all fantasy leagues.

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