Eric Reid

#35 DB / San Francisco 49ers / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 213 lb Age: 25 College: LSU Bye 11

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  • 49ers' Eric Reid: Records eight tackles Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Reid racked up eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Giants. Reid got the start at strong safety in place of Jaquiski Tartt (forearm) as expected. The veteran was on the field for all 66 of the team's defensive snaps and finished only behind Reuben Foster in terms of tackle totals. Now that Reid is back at his natural position of strong safety, he should resume being a solid source of tackles in IDP formats when the 49ers return from their bye week.

  • 49ers' Eric Reid: Returns to starting safety
    By RotoWire Staff

    Reid played all 77 of the 49ers' defensive snaps at safety Sunday, finishing with four tackles (two solo) and an interception in a 20-10 loss to Arizona. San Francisco's project of moving Reid to linebacker lasted just under two weeks, as he was forced back to the secondary following Jimmie Ward's placement on IR. The team lost another starting safety for the year in Jaquiski Tartt (wrist) on Sunday, so the veteran appears set to finish out the year at his natural position. Reid's first interception of the season saved what would have been a vanilla IDP performance, but fantasy owners can expect slightly increased tackle totals now that his role and playing time are etched in stone moving forward.

  • Reid is a candidate to fill Jimmie Ward's vacancy in the secondary after he served as a linebacker over the 49ers' previous two contests, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Reid had made the switch from safety to linebacker after Jaquiski Tartt ran away with the starting strong safety job. With Ward (forearm) being placed on IR this week, the 49ers are considering moving Reid back to his former role of safety going forward. The 25-year-old was being used in a limited fashion in a crowded linebacker corps, so a conversion back to safety makes the most sense for both parties. If the move is made, Reid would regain his status as a solid IDP contributor in the tackle department as a starter.

  • 49ers' Eric Reid: Officially moves to linebacker
    By RotoWire Staff

    Reid has accepted his new role as an outside linebacker, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports. The writing was on the wall after Reid was deployed as the weak-side linebacker on passing downs last Sunday against the Cowboys, but the former safety's verbal confirmation makes the move official. The 0-7 49ers understandably want to get an extended look at Jaquiski Tartt at strong safety, but defensive coordinator Robert Saleh believes Reid's versatility will shine through as a linebacker. Moving athletic safeties down in the formation is a growing trend in the NFL, and we've seen fellow NFC West players Deone Bucannon and Mark Barron make the transition and develop into IDP forces. The question surrounding Reid's situation is whether or not he will serve in an every-down role with Reuben Foster (ankle/ribs), Ray-Ray Armstrong and Eli Harold in the mix. If the veteran is able to carve out significant snaps following the change, then he could actually see a boost in IDP value down the stretch.

  • 49ers' Eric Reid: Loses starting job upon return
    By RotoWire Staff

    Reid (knee) did not start in Sunday's game against the Cowboys and played just 48 of the team's 75 defensive snaps. Reid returned from a three-game absence Sunday due to a knee injury, but he ended up losing his starting spot upon his return. In Reid's usual spot at starting strong safety was Jaquiski Tartt, who has filled in for Reid in his absence and played every defensive snap once again. The veteran safety logged the majority of his 48 defensive snaps at outside linebacker, a position he has never played in the pros before, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports. Reid's usage as a linebacker could result in an uptick in tackle opportunities, but he would have to see his playing time expand in the new role for him to regain his IDP standing.

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