I’ve been wondering recently what my favourite position is in the NFL. When I first started following the sport I was a power running game aficionado. I then started to really appreciate flexible tight ends because of the variety in what they do and how they can be used differently. But as I’ve fallen more and more in love with the defensive side of the game I’ve started to appreciate the safety.
The most flexible players on the field are found in the heart of defenses now. They have to be able to play zone and man coverage, often read defenses and make calls, be reliable tacklers, disguise coverages and more. And they have to do all these things well – the weakest link on a defense defines how good it is so a single player that can’t be relied on in man coverage or any other issue will lead to exploitation by offensive coordinators. Watching safeties is great because they do so many different things. It’s never dull in the way that watching a nose tackle can be.
Obviously here at DLF we’re in the business of helping you win fantasy titles. The way to do that at its simplest is to have more productive players. This article is all about helping you understand the position of safety better to help you pick players who will win you games and titles.
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