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Fantasy football rankings: Jeff Ratcliffe's top 150 defensive players for IDP leagues

By Jeff Ratcliffe
Jun 25, 2019

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Nov 5, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) reacts to a sack against the Washington Redskins during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Playing in IDP leagues is a good way to diversify your fantasy football experience. Using individual defensive players allow you to eliminate the high variance that comes with team defense/special teams, and it’s a great way to shift your attention to the defensive side of the ball.

Whether you’re new to IDP leagues or a seasoned veteran, having a good set of IDP fantasy football rankings is very important. Below you’ll find IDP rankings for 2019. These rankings are set up for PFF balanced IDP scoring, which values sacks at 4 points and solo tackles at 1.5 points. They’re also geared toward leagues with a full IDP roster of six-or-more starting IDP spots. If your league only starts one or two IDPs, the best advice you can get is to wait until the very end of your draft and select the best linebackers left on the board.

Want updated IDP rankings? You can check them out in the PFF fantasy rankings.

Rk Player Pos
1 Bobby Wagner LB
2 Deion Jones LB
3 Darius Leonard LB
4 Luke Kuechly LB
5 Joey Bosa DL
6 Aaron Donald DL
7 C.J. Mosley LB
8 Derwin James DB
9 J.J. Watt DL
10 Myles Garrett DL
11 Leighton Vander Esch LB
12 Jamal Adams DB
13 Landon Collins DB
14 Lavonte David LB
15 Danielle Hunter DL
16 Tremaine Edmunds LB
17 Keanu Neal DB
18 Blake Martinez LB
19 Kwon Alexander LB
20 Roquan Smith LB
21 John Johnson DB
22 Demarcus Lawrence DL
23 Christian Kirksey LB
24 Cameron Jordan DL
25 Carlos Dunlap DL
26 Cory Littleton LB
27 Calais Campbell DL
28 Harrison Smith DB
29 Reshad Jones DB
30 Budda Baker DB
31 Devin White LB
32 Devin Bush LB
33 Myles Jack LB
34 Jaylon Smith LB
35 Chris Jones DL
36 Melvin Ingram DL
37 Trey Flowers DL
38 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix DB
39 Demario Davis LB
40 Anthony Hitchens LB
41 Justin Reid DB
42 Akiem Hicks DL
43 Zach Cunningham LB
44 Kevin Byard DB
45 Antoine Bethea DB
46 Tyrann Mathieu DB
47 Shawn Williams DB
48 Joe Schobert LB
49 Eric Reid DB
50 Zach Brown LB
51 Frank Clark DL
52 DeForest Buckner DL
53 Johnathan Abram DB
54 Jessie Bates DB
55 Jordan Hicks LB
56 Jayon Brown LB
57 Jordan Poyer DB
58 Malcolm Jenkins DB
59 Dee Ford DL
60 Ezekiel Ansah DL
61 Fletcher Cox DL
62 Bradley McDougald DB
63 Justin Houston DL
64 Avery Williamson LB
65 Eddie Jackson DB
66 Derek Barnett DL
67 Mason Foster LB
68 Danny Trevathan LB
69 Cameron Heyward DL
70 Alec Ogletree LB
71 K.J. Wright LB
72 Morgan Burnett DB
73 Yannick Ngakoue DL
74 Todd Davis LB
75 Jarrad Davis LB
76 Mario Addison DL
77 Terrell Edmunds DB
78 Tony Jefferson DB
79 Nick Bosa DL
80 Khalil Mack LB
81 Olivier Vernon DL
82 T.J. McDonald DB
83 Eric Kendricks LB
84 Jurrell Casey DL
85 Fred Warner LB
86 Justin Simmons DB
87 Clayton Geathers DB
88 Thomas Davis LB
89 Everson Griffen DL
90 Jaquiski Tartt DB
91 Mike Daniels DL
92 Ronnie Harrison DB
93 Damon Harrison DL
94 Adrian Amos DB
95 Jerry Hughes DL
96 Jabrill Peppers DB
97 Marcus Davenport DL
98 Earl Thomas DB
99 Takkarist McKinley DL
100 Vontaze Burfict LB
101 Minkah Fitzpatrick DB
102 Clelin Ferrell DL
103 Jamie Collins LB
104 Vic Beasley DL
105 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson DB
106 Geno Atkins DL
107 Raekwon McMillan LB
108 Juan Thornhill DB
109 Grady Jarrett DL
110 Darron Lee LB
111 Jordan Whitehead DB
112 Micah Hyde DB
113 Stephon Tuitt DL
114 Jerome Baker LB
115 Leonard Williams DL
116 Marshon Lattimore DB
117 Rashaan Evans LB
118 D.J. Swearinger DB
119 Shaq Thompson LB
120 Ed Oliver DL
121 Kyle Fuller DB
122 Jarran Reed DL
123 Josey Jewell LB
124 Denzel Perryman LB
125 Jonathan Allen DL
126 Darnell Savage DB
127 Michael Bennett DL
128 James Bradberry DB
129 Foyesade Oluokun LB
130 Jabaal Sheard DL
131 Tahir Whitehead LB
132 Deandre Baker DB
133 Kawann Short DL
134 Anthony Walker LB
135 Kenny Moore DB
136 Eric Weddle DB
137 Benardrick McKinney LB
138 Kenny Clark DL
139 Brandon Marshall LB
140 Malik Hooker DB
141 Josh Allen DL
142 Patrick Chung DB
143 Jatavis Brown LB
144 L.J. Collier DL
145 Tavon Wilson DB
146 Charles Harris DL
147 Matt Milano LB
148 Linval Joseph DL
149 Kyle Van Noy LB
150 Tre’Davious White DB

 

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