Justin Simmons
Justin Simmons
25-Year-Old SafetyS
Denver Broncos
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Simmons could emerge as one of the league's best safeties, now playing on a defense that figures to improve with the arrival of coach Vic Fangio. Simmons was already good on a Vance Joseph defense, but heading into his third year as starter he could leap to the next level. Simmons produced around 95 tackles per 1,000 snaps the last two years, and there's untapped interception potential, especially if Fangio brings out more from the Denver pass rush. Simmons is a tall safety with great quickness and leaping ability, so jumping routes should suit his nature. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.07 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2016.
Elevates play in 2018
SDenver Broncos
January 18, 2019
Simmons logged 97 tackles, four passes defended and three interceptions over 16 games in 2018.
ANALYSIS
Simmons was Denver's ironman in 2018, playing all 1,077 defensive snaps during the Broncos' season after having missed three games due to injury during each of his first two NFL seasons. The 25-year-old came on strong in his third year, and set career highs in terms of tackles and interceptions. Simmons was forced to showcase his versatility due to both Darian Stewart and Chris Harris missing multiple games, and thrived in the slot as well as playing outside against tight ends, in addition to his usual free safety role. He's signed with the Broncos through 2019, and on track to return as a starter under new head coach Vic Fangio.
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Denver BroncosBroncos 2018 S Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Measurables Review
How do Justin Simmons' 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' 2"
 
Weight
202 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.61 sec
 
Shuttle Time
3.85 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.58 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.68 in
 
Arm Length
32.67 in
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Simmons is quietly on the verge of establishing himself as one of the league's standout safeties, and his injury-shortened season last year could make him overlooked as an IDP. There's not much exciting about 69 tackles in 13 games at a glance, but Simmons could approach 1,000 snaps this year, and if you prorate last year's per-snap production over that many plays you get a projection above 90 tackles. Heading into his third season and presumably with fewer special teams responsibilities than in the past, Simmons is a prime candidate to reach the next level.
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Posts interception Sunday
SDenver Broncos
December 3, 2018
Simmons recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
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Posts season-high 10 tackles
SDenver Broncos
November 19, 2018
Simmons recorded 10 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 23-22 victory over the Chargers.
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Interception in loss
SDenver Broncos
October 29, 2018
Simmons recorded five tackles (four solo) and an interception in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.
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Nine tackles in win
SDenver Broncos
September 17, 2018
Simmons recorded nine tackles (eight solo) across 65 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
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Impressive in Week 1
SDenver Broncos
September 10, 2018
Simmons recorded four tackles (three solo), a pass defensed and an interception across 57 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.
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