2017 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 2017. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
|Christian McCaffrey||RB||CAR||21||R||RB - #12|
|UPDATE from our ScoutFantasy GM Scott Atkins: 3 cone drill in 6.57 seconds. That's insane and was a huge indicator for Le'Veon Bell success. The only problem with ranking McCaffrey any higher (and believe me I want to because he's amazing) is this offense has been a league-low in RB receptions for 5 straight years. Cam just doesn't like to dump it, but he's going t... Read More|
|Marshawn Lynch||RB||OAK||31||10||RB - #15|
A year hanging around with the family and counting money didn't fit Lynch's style, so he's back for a 10th season in the NFL at age 31. In 2015 with Seattle, Marshawn missed nine games with an abdomen injury. In his previous four seasons, Marshawn averaged over 325 touches per season with 56 TDs over 63 games. In 2016, Oakland's RBs rushed the ball 391 times for ... Read More|
|Ty Montgomery||RB||GB||24||2||RB - #16|
|The Packers expect to start Montgomery at RB. In his second season in the league, Ty had rushed for 457 yards on 77 carries with three TDs while securing 44 catches for 348 yards. He averaged 5.9 yards per rush and 7.9 yards per catch. His size (6'0' and 216 lbs.) gives a fighter's chance at keeping the job all season, but Montgomery needs to improve as a short yar... Read More|
|Mark Ingram||RB||NO||27||6||RB - #26|
For the first time in the last four seasons, Ingram played in 16 games leading to his first year with over 1,000 yards rushing (1,053). Mark averaged a career-high 5.1 yards per carry while regressing in his value in the passing game (6.9 yards per catch). Over the last two seasons, Ingram has 96 combined catches for 724... Read More
|C.J. Anderson||RB||DEN||26||4||RB - #29|
Fantasy owners, who drafted after the first Thursday game of the season, were sucked in by Anderson in 2016. He had 139 combined yards with two TDs and four catches in Week 1. After getting 23 touches in Week 2 leading to 93 combined yards with a TD and three catches, C.J. had minimal value over the next month (226 combined yards with a TD and eight catches). H... Read More|
|Todd Gurley||RB||LAR||23||2||RB - #6|
|From a touch perspective (321), Gurley had the fifth best opportunity in 2016. Unfortunately, he gained only 3.2 yards per carry with only two runs over 20 yards. This was a 50 percent drop in his success in 2015 (4.8 yards per rush) when he showcased much more explosiveness (12 rushes over 20 yards and five over 40 yards). The Rams did find ways to get Todd more i... Read More|
|Jay Ajayi||RB||MIA||24||2||RB - #7|
|Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi officially has a concussion and will miss one week.
The regular season is still more than five weeks away, so there's no need to worry. The Dolphins will limit the amount of contact when he returns. No need to downgrade Ajayi, who has a FFWC ADP of 14.
|Isaiah Crowell||RB||CLE||24||3||RB - #9|
Early in the season, the Browns gave Crowell double-digit carries in seven of eight games leading to two games of value (148 combined yards with a TD and a catch and 142 combined yards with a TD and three catches). From Week 8 to Week 15, Isaiah gained only 276 yards on 73 carries with 113 yards coming in Week 14. He finished the year on the uptick in Week 17 (16... Read More|