2015 IDP DYNASTY SAFETY RANKINGS

TJ McDonald

Just like defensive ends, the safeties are pretty much the bread and butter in the “DB” slot in IDP leagues unless your league goes with separate cornerback and safety designations. They’re usually the ones, other than linebackers, who rack up the tackles for your IDP squad.

Drafting elite studs like Harrison Smith and Eric Weddle is nice, but if you have to reach, don’t bother as there is a bunch of upside in the middle of the pack. If you’re the one that likes consistency then you may want to grab Weddle or Smith or even Morgan Burnett as when the latter two are healthy, they put up phenomenal numbers and legit top three.  Don’t sleep on Jaguars safety Jonathan Cyprien though, as he’s slowly putting it together and you’d want to own him when he goes berserk in 2015.  Please trade for or draft Bradley Roby before his price tag gets ridiculously high (it will), his position changed in MFL and will be a top 10 safety/DB heading into 2015, dude is a playmaker.

If you bypass any of the top five in my rankings then don’t worry, there’s a bunch of upside I’d aim for, such as newly signed Tennessee Titan Da’Norris Searcy, who can finally live up to IDP expectation. Other guys like Tyrann Mathieu (the injury is in the past, he’s ready to go – Top 5 Production), Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (solid rookie year, will only get better) and Calvin Pryor (2015 off-season moves will give Pryor all the opportunity in the world) to name a few upside plays who have top 10 potential. I remain bullish on Rams safety T.J. McDonald, as I’ve always been since draft day. Looking for depth and sleepers? Look no further than Jahleel Addae (no Gilchrist, opportunity there), Bradley McDougald (release of Goldson helps) and Stevie Brown (had a miserable 2014, but should start in HOU).

Here are the top 50 safety rankings for 2015.

RANK PLAYER TEAM
1 HARRISON SMITH MIN
2 RESHAD JONES MIA
3 TJ MCDONALD STL
4 MORGAN BURNETT GBP
5 ERIC WEDDLE SDC
6 TYRANN MATHIEU ARI
7 KAM CHANCELLOR SEA
8 ANTREL ROLLE CHI
9 JONATHAN CYPRIEN JAC
10 WILLIAM MOORE ATL
11 BRADLEY ROBY DEN
12 DA’NORRIS SEARCY TEN
13 TASHAUN GIPSON CLE
14 HA HA CLINTON-DIX GBP
15 TJ WARD DEN
16 TYVON BRANCH KCC
17 LANDON COLLINS NYG
18 BARRY CHURCH DAL
19 RON PARKER KCC
20 KEHMAL ISHMAEL ATL
21 CALVIN PRYOR NYJ
22 RASHARD JOHNSON ARI
23 CHARLES WOODSON OAK
24 REGGIE NELSON CIN
25 DEONE BUCANNON ARI
26 KENNY VACCARO NOS
27 COREY GRAHAM BUF
28 ANTOINE BETHEA SF
29 BRADLEY MCDOUGALD TBB
30 DONTE WHITNER CLE
31 AARON WILLIAMS BUF
32 EARL THOMAS SEA
33 JAMES IHENDIGBO DET
34 MICHAEL GRIFFIN TEN
35 MALCOLM JENKINS PHI
36 JJ WILCOX DAL
37 MARK BARRON STL
38 JARIUS BYRD NOS
39 JAHLEEL ADDAE SDC
40 JAIQUISKI TARTT SF
41 DUKE WILLIAMS BUF
42 JAMES SAMPLE JAC
43 SHAMARKO THOMAS PIT
44 KENDRICK LEWIS BAL
45 STEVIE BROWN HOU
46 TRE BOSTON CAR
47 GEORGE ILOKA CIN
48 ADRIAN AMOS CHI
49 NATE ALLEN OAK
50 JERON JOHNSON WAS
51 CLAYTON GEATHERS IND
52 WILL HILL BAL
53 MARCUS GILCHRIST NYJ
54 DEVIN MCCOURTY NEP
55 BRANDON MERIWEATHER WAS
56 TONY JEFFERSON ARI
57 RAHIM MOORE HOU
58 MYKKELLE THOMPSON NYG
59 JOSH EVANS JAC
60 ROBERT BLANTON MIN

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