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Fantasy Football: Dynasty IDP trade value chart

2RW9HFK Dallas Cowboys' Micah Parsons gestures to fans as they cheer the team on during an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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One of the more difficult aspects of playing in an IDP dynasty fantasy football league is assessing the value of the defensive players among the offensive fantasy options. This fantasy trade value chart is designed to offer guidance on where these players could be valued in dynasty leagues that include a full complement of IDPs. Trade values for the offensive players can be found here.

Values are aimed at these preferred settings for IDP dynasty leagues:

Preferred scoring for 2024 dynasty IDP fantasy football leagues
Position Solo Tackles Assists Sacks Tackles for Loss QB Hits Pass Breakups
ED/DT 2.5 1.25 4 1 2 2
LB 1.5 0.75 4 1 1 2
CB/S 2 1 4 1 1 2
Starting lineup requirements
Position Minimum starters Maximum starters
Quarterback 1 2 (in SF only)
Running back 2 4
Wide receiver 3 5
Tight end 1 3
Total offensive starters 10
Edge defender 2 2
Defensive tackle 1 2
Linebacker 3 4
Cornerback 1 2
Safety 1 2
Total defensive starters 10

This IDP trade value chart borrows from Nathan Jahnke’s dynasty trade value chart for offensive players, found here, and utilizes the updated IDP dynasty rankings, found here.

There are some tweaks to rookie draft pick values from Nathan’s trade value chart to incorporate IDPs. Offensive values in that chart can also be increased slightly when including IDPs and more roster spots.

Factoring in league scoring, roster requirements, contracts, and team needs will potentially increase or decrease these standalone value scores.

This list assumes true position for IDP positional designations (DT, EDGE, LB, CB, S) for players (e.g., outside linebackers are considered “edge defenders” to reflect real NFL value).

When stacking just IDPs in a trade, they become slightly less valuable, so it’s important to keep in mind that offering only defensive players for high-end offensive players isn’t always going to equate to an exact value, as roster spots become more valuable.

Nathan Jahnke’s dynasty trade values for quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends can be found here.


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