A solid player at the safety position can mean huge points for your fantasy league. These are the guys with the name recognition who won’t produce on a consistant basis. Here are the Top 5 Overrated NFL Safeties.
1. Brian Dawkins
Once considered one of the best safeties in the entire league, it seems as if time and injuries are finally taking their toll on this former all-pro. Philly, with the addition of Asante Samuel has one of the best secondaries in the league so they should be able to protect Dawkins from being exposed on passing downs. Stay away from drafting him as your starter because he not the player he used to be.
2. John Lynch
Much like Dawkins, Lynch has been one of the very best safeties in the league for a very long time, not anymore. As of today Lynch is a free agent, left to find work with another team since asking for his release from the Broncos. Lynch asked to be released because he was not happy about the possibility of spending significant time on the bench for the upcoming season. Stay away from drafting him until he lands with a team, and if he does proceed with caution.
3. Dexter Jackson
The former Superbowl MVP really hasn’t done much in the last couple of years. He currently plays on the Cincinnati Bengal’s who have one the leagues worst defenses. It seems like the big performance in the Superbowl a couple of years back helped him get notoriety and some big contracts, its too bad that it was his last good game.
4. Roy Williams
This former first round pick has had an up and down career since he was drafted out of Oklahoma. He is a big hitter and due to his “hitting” techniques there is now a new rule in the NFL, the horse collar tackle. Williams is a liability in the passing game and would be better suited as a linebacker. It should be noted that of all the guys on this list he will have the best statistical season by far.
5. Adam Archuleta
Archuleta had a couple of good seasons early in his career playing for the Rams. Since then he has been nothing but injury prone. My advice would be to stay far away from this guy because he is an Overrated Fantasy Safety.
Honorable mention: Will Demps, Chris Hope, Greg Wesley.