23-Year-Old Safety – San Francisco 49ers
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Ward was the 49ers' first round pick in 2014, and he figures to line up in three-safety sets and also as a nickel cornerback. While he is undersized (5-10), Ward provides excellent agility and closing...
Jimmie Ward Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract worth $7.112 million with the 49ers in May of 2014.
Ward (foot) should be ready for training camp.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Ward is recovering from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot, but he should be healthy in time for training camp. With the Niners already carrying 2013 first-round pick Eric Reid and veteran Antonie Bethea, Ward probably won't be handed a starting job at safety. San Francisco could opt to use more three-safety formations, or perhaps let Ward and Bethea duke it out for a starting job.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Ward is a fine safety prospect, showing a skill set fairly similar to that of Jairus Byrd, but this is an odd selection since the 49ers already have Eric Reid and Antoine Bethea around. Perhaps the 49ers will attempt to regularly feature three-safety formations this year. Ward will provide a boost to San Francisco's coverage when he's on the field.
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