25-Year-Old Safety – San Francisco 49ers
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
Reid has a wider range of potential outcomes than most players on this list due to his expected role change -- moving from a center fielder free safety to a strong safety type -- as well as the potent...
Eric Reid Contract Information:
Signed with the 49ers in July of 2013.
New defensive coordinator Robert Saleh wants Reid (biceps) to play closer to the line of scrimmage, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports. "Yeah, Eric is going to be more of a box safety for sure," said Saleh.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Of all the 49ers defenders, Reid may be the one who stands to benefit most from the new uptempo conditions brought by coach Kelly. Reid hasn't been much of an IDP factor in the NFL, always proving much better in real life than the box score would imply. But Kelly's arrival should mean a role adjustment for Reid, who previously played a centerfield role but now gets a scheme that made two productive IDP safeties last year out of Malcolm Jenkins and Walter Thurmond. Reid is a big, athletic safety who could really break out if he plays closer to the line of scrimmage.
Reid went through a sophomore slump in 2014, dropping off in both tackles (41 total) and interceptions (three). Assuming good health, Reid possesses the size and speed to bounce back in 2015 as the team's starting free safety. While worth noting that he suffered his third concussion in two years in Week 16 versus the Chargers, all signs point to him being ready for the start of the season. However, suffering another concussion could put his football future in jeopardy.
Reid had a stellar rookie campaign in 2013, recording 73 tackles and four interceptions while making the Pro Bowl. The only blemish was that he suffered two concussions, an issue that will be have to monitored closely in 2014.
Reid has some big shoes to fill with the departure of Dashon Goldson, but the 49ers are expecting him to do just that. Should Reid land the starting job, he could be an IDP sleeper to keep an eye on.