2014 Fantasy Football Solid/Safe Picks: WR

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2014 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 2014. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Pos. Rank
Michael Crabtree WR OAK 27 5 WR - #40
Crabtree developed into a nice weapon for San Francisco, although it took a few years. He battled foot problems, which took him off course to throughout his career. From 2010 to 2012, his reception total gradually increased from 55 to 72 to 85. In 2013, he missed most of the year with injury. This season could serve to be a comeback year for him. He'll have both An... Read More
Victor Cruz WR NYG 28 4 WR - #81
Last season, the UMass alum (famous for his end zone tango) saw a dip in production as he only reached the end zone four times in 2013 after compiling 19 scores over the previous two seasons. The 27-year-old receiver is entering the second year of a $46 million contract that runs through 2018. Cruz missed two games last season with a knee injury, but has declared h... Read More
Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 31 10 WR - #23
Fitzgerald has had an excellent career. He has struggled a bit since Kurt Warner retired, but over his last four seasons he has scored: 240, 269, 175 and 237 points in PPR leagues, respectively. Michael Floyd is coming on strong as a second option, although he might overtake Fitzgerald if 11-year vet doesn't step it up. The former Pitt receiver simply doesn't have ... Read More
Michael Floyd WR ARI 25 2 WR - #47
2014 BREAKOUT PLAYER: Floyd was picked by the FFToolbox Pros as the 2014 Fantasy Breakout Player. He should outperform the legend Larry Fitzgerald.

PROMISING: Michael Floyd took a step forward last year, improving from 45 r... Read More

Percy Harvin WR BUF 27 5 WR - #43
Percy Harvin is electric. His speed is game-changing. He contributes in so many facets of the game: out of the backfield, the slot or lined up on the outside, kick returns, punt returns or put him in motion to create mismatches. If he can stay healthy (even in this run-dominated offense), he'll garner 100 targets or more. He can also run the ball a couple of times ... Read More
T.Y. Hilton WR IND 25 2 WR - #14
T.Y. Hilton is not receiving nearly as much love as he should. Hilton evolved into a complete receiver in his second year. It helps that he has been able to work with Andrew Luck since Day 1, but Hilton displayed incredible maturity taking on the lead receiving role after Reggie Wayne went down with a season-ending injury last year. Even prior to that injury, Hil... Read More
DeSean Jackson WR WAS 28 6 WR - #20
The DeSean Jackson Show joins Redskins nation after six drama-filled years with the Philadelphia Eagles. Week to week, Jackson has always been one of the more difficult players to handicap. In his first year in Chip Kelly's high-octane offense, Jackson posted career-best in targets (126), receptions (82), yards (1,332) and touchdowns (9) and had three monstrous ... Read More
Vincent Jackson WR TB 32 9 WR - #25
Jackson is Mr. Consistency. He went for over 1,000 yards in five of the last six seasons (he missed 11 games in 2010). As the Bucs' lone bright spot on offense last season, Jackson hauled in 78 catches for 1,228 yards and seven touchdowns. There were times when it appeared that Mike Glennon's gameplan was to simply throw it towards V-Jax. A lot of times, that wo... Read More
Andre Johnson WR IND 34 11 WR - #17
Even at 33 years old, nobody is questioning Andre Johnson's talents. The former third overall pick out of "Da U" is an all-time great and future Hall of Famer. That being said, it may be best to stay away from Johnson this year. There are way too many red flags to draft him. Johnson is currently absent from mandatory camp because he is frustrated with the... Read More
Jeremy Maclin WR KC 27 5 WR - #27
COMEBACK CANDIDATE: Maclin (26 years old) is returning from a torn ACL, which kept him out for the entire 2013 season. From 2010-2012, he averaged 67 catches for 893 yards (61 YPG) and will take over the Eagles' No. 1 wideout with DJax in Washington. His first 80 catch, 1,000-yard season is a real possibility. He remains an injury concern though, ... Read More
Jordy Nelson WR GB 30 6 WR - #7
Those that targeted Jordy Nelson at a discount (missed four games in 2012) were rewarded with his career-best production. In his sixth NFL season, the 28-year-old finished as the 11th best fantasy WR in standard leagues, posting 85 catches for 1,314 yards and eight touchdowns. He's now hauled in 30 touchdowns over the past three seasons and should see even more red... Read More
Cordarrelle Patterson WR MIN 24 1 WR - #56
POTENTIAL SUPER STAR: The Vikings traded back into the 1st round of the 2013 draft and selected the Tennessee alum at pick #29. The rookie did more than justify GM Rick Spielman's move as he came on strong in the 2nd half of the season (amassed 375 total yards and six touchdowns over his final five games). The Vikings used CP sparingly in the first... Read More
Torrey Smith WR SF 26 3 WR - #38
A second round pick from the 2011 NFL Draft (No. 58 overall) posted a career-best season in 2013, finishing with 65 catches for 1,128 yards and four touchdowns. That collective performance ranked him as the 21st-best fantasy WR in his first season as Baltimore's No. 1 WR. His 1,100-plus yards was the first time a Raven hit that mark since Qadry Ismail in 1999. Impr... Read More
Wes Welker WR --- 34 10 Unranked
Wes Welker is all the things you want in a slot receiver: smart, shifty and has good hands. In the history of the game, few wide receivers have had the knack for finding a hole (sitting in it and gaining 10 yards) like Welker. Even though he missed three games due to concussion-related issues, Welker was one of four Denver pass-catchers to reach double-digit touc... Read More
Roddy White WR ATL 33 9 WR - #30
White was about as tough as it gets last year. He missed two games on the season; a lesser man would have missed more time. Once he was at his healthiest, White averaged over eight catches and 100 yards in the last five games of the season. With running mate Julio Jones back, expect White to continue the 2014 season in the fashion he ended the 2013 year. Keep in... Read More
Kendall Wright WR TEN 25 2 WR - #42
Kendall Wright is a solid WR2 and a better WR3 pick. His 158 grabs over his first two seasons look good on paper, but (as a slot receiver) might not be what you are looking for. His low yards per reception and low TD totals make him a slightly less coveted fantasy play. Ken Whisenhunt likes Wright and will work to get him involved, so the former Baylor Bears WR mig... Read More
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