Eric Reid
Eric Reid
28-Year-Old SafetyS
Carolina Panthers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Reid was unemployed for the first three weeks of last year, and as his subsequent performance proved, he wasn't without work for performance reasons. His decision to use his voice against powerful interests was held against him, but the Panthers were desperate enough for safety help that they gave in and signed Reid anyway near the end of September. He jumped into the starting lineup immediately and had what might have been his best pro season yet, producing 71 tackles on just 735 snaps while posting strong marks in coverage. His per-snap tackle rate might regress more toward his career averages in 2019, but Reid still looks like a viable DB2 type in IDP leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $22 million contract with the Panthers in February of 2019.
Enjoys career-best campaign
SCarolina Panthers
December 31, 2019
Reid, who made 11 tackles in Sunday's 42-10 loss to the Saints, finishes up the 2019 season with 130 stops (97 solo), four sacks, two fumble recoveries and one fumble forced in 16 games played.
ANALYSIS
Reid joined the Panthers early last season but took his production to a whole other level in his first full campaign with the team. Compared to his previous career high of 77 tackles, Reid's 130 this season smashed that haul, ranking 12th league-wide and second among safeties. Reid's four sacks also marked a personal best, and although he didn't manage any interceptions, he still defended six passes, maintaining his career average in the category. After signing a three-year extension last February, Reid figures to remain a staple of Carolina's defense in 2020, when his most recent production should significantly elevate his fantasy stock from the start.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Eric Reid's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.22 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.99 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.5 in
 
Broad Jump
134 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
33.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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 potentially misleading career production accumulated in the former role. Reid has never exceeded 77 tackles in his four NFL seasons, but he played far from the line of scrimmage in the first three, and he was on pace for nearly 100 tackles last year (62 in 10 games) before suffering a season-ending biceps injury. Reid is expected to play in the box more this season.
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.
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Piles up six tackles in loss
SCarolina Panthers
December 24, 2019
Reid recorded six tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Colts.
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Upgrades to full practice
SCarolina Panthers
December 19, 2019
Reid (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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Unable to practice Wednesday
SCarolina Panthers
Shoulder
December 18, 2019
Reid (shoulder) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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Tallies six solo tackles in loss
SCarolina Panthers
December 17, 2019
Reid made six solo tackles in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.
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Ready to face Seahawks
SCarolina Panthers
December 15, 2019
Reid (illness) is active for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks.
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