Fantasy Football: Week 10 IDP Rankings & Tiers

2T622T7 Minnesota Vikings linebacker Jordan Hicks (58) works during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Atlanta. The Minnesota Vikings won 31-28. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)

Jordan Hicks delivering for IDP managers at a high level this season: The Minnesota Vikings’ lone every-down linebacker has been a great IDP asset in 2023, and there’s no reason that shouldn’t continue this week and the rest of the season.

Grant Delpit set to stay hot: Delpit has delivered some big tackle games over the past few weeks and now draws a very favorable matchup in Week 10 to keep that going.

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LINEBACKER

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Foyesade Oluokun JAX SF
2 1A Roquan Smith BLT CLV
3 1A Bobby Wagner SEA WAS
4 1A Bobby Okereke NYG @ DAL
5 1B Zaire Franklin IND @ NE Q/GER
6 1B Fred Warner SF @ JAX
7 1B T.J. Edwards CHI CAR TNF
8 1B Jordan Hicks MIN NO
9 1C Lavonte David TB TEN
10 1C Logan Wilson CIN HST
11 1C Kyzir White ARZ ATL
12 1C Dre Greenlaw SF @ JAX Q
13 2A Patrick Queen BLT CLV
14 2A Jordyn Brooks SEA WAS Q
15 2A Quincy Williams NYJ @ LV Q/SNF
16 2A Kenneth Murray Jr. LAC DET
17 2B C.J. Mosley NYJ @ LV SNF
18 2B Alex Singleton DEN @ BUF MNF
19 2B De'Vondre Campbell GB @ PIT
20 2B Ja'Whaun Bentley NE IND Q/GER
21 2C Azeez Al-Shaair TEN @ TB Q
22 2C Frankie Luvu CAR @ CHI TNF
23 2C Jack Sanborn CHI CAR TNF
24 2C Terrel Bernard BUF DEN Q/MNF
25 3A Markquese Bell DAL NYG Q
26 3A Devin Lloyd JAX SF
27 3A Devin White TB TEN
28 3A Blake Cashman HST @ CIN Q
29 3B Robert Spillane LV NYJ SNF
30 3B Germaine Pratt CIN HST
31 3B Josey Jewell DEN @ BUF MNF
32 3B Nate Landman ATL @ ARZ
33 3C Isaiah McDuffie GB @ PIT WW
34 3C Eric Kendricks LAC DET
35 3C Alex Anzalone DET @ LAC
36 3C Demario Davis NO @ MIN
37 4A Jamin Davis WAS @ SEA
38 4A Kaden Elliss ATL @ ARZ
39 4A Jack Campbell DET @ LAC
40 4A Elandon Roberts PIT GB Q/WW
41 4B Kwon Alexander PIT GB WW
42 4B Pete Werner NO @ MIN
43 4B Divine Deablo LV NYJ Q/SNF
44 4B Damone Clark DAL NYG
45 4C Shaquille Leonard IND @ NE GER
46 4C Jack Gibbens TEN @ TB
47 4C Denzel Perryman HST @ CIN
48 4C Josh Woods ARZ ATL
49 5A David Mayo WAS @ SEA
50 5A Anthony Walker Jr. CLV @ BLT
51 5A Tyrel Dodson BUF DEN WW/MNF
52 5A Micah McFadden NYG @ DAL
53 5B Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah CLV @ BLT
54 5B Jahlani Tavai NE IND GER
55 5B Kamu Grugier-Hill CAR @ CHI TNF
56 5B Ivan Pace Jr. MIN NO
57 5C Sione Takitaki CLV @ BLT
58 5C Christian Harris HST @ CIN
59 5C E.J. Speed IND @ NE GER
60 5C Luke Masterson LV NYJ Q/SNF

Jordan Hicks (LB8) has delivered double-digit tackles in five of his nine games played this season and with the addition of some big plays, he’s been a top-12 IDP linebacker in a defense that has been kind to him. Brian Flores’ defense has typically been a man-heavy and blitz-heavy scheme, and while the very high blitz rate is still there (first in the league), Flores has shifted to more zone this year, doing so at a top-10 rate in the league. More zone coverages for linebacker tackle efficiency are important, and this has certainly helped Hicks this season. Hicks and the Vikings also draw a favorable matchup against the New Orleans Saints, who are giving up the second-most tackles to the linebacker position (19.6) this season.

Kenneth Murray has had a quietly productive season as the Los Angeles Chargers top linebacker, averaging 7.5 tackles per game on the season and 8.5 over his last four games. He’s also added two sacks and an interception this year to help boost those fantasy point totals for those who have been trusting him in lineups. Murray hasn’t even played a full workload over the past two games due to the Chargers pulling starters in blowouts late in the fourth quarter. He should see a full workload this week against the Detroit Lions, who are giving up the third-most tackles to the linebacker position (19.1) this season.

Elandon Roberts (LB40) and Kwon Alexander (LB41) should see a larger workload for the rest of the season with Cole Holcomb out for the year. The Pittsburgh Steelers have typically been a little frustrating with the usage of their linebackers, which is one of the reasons to not have too high expectations for them in the first week without Holcomb. It’s entirely possible that Pittsburgh does not trust either player in a full-time role, which it hasn’t this season, and that could hurt production. Roberts has been one of the most efficient linebackers in the league as a tackler (19.1%), which shouldn’t be expected to necessarily continue on a larger snap share, while also facing off against the Green Bay Packers, who are only giving up 15.0 tackles per game to opposing linebackers this season (26th).


EDGE DEFENDER

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Maxx Crosby LV NYJ Q/SNF
2 1A Micah Parsons DAL NYG
3 1A Myles Garrett CLV @ BLT
4 1A T.J. Watt PIT GB
5 1B Nick Bosa SF @ JAX
6 1B Aidan Hutchinson DET @ LAC
7 1B Danielle Hunter MIN NO
8 1B Josh Allen JAX SF
9 1C Rashan Gary GB @ PIT
10 1C Kayvon Thibodeaux NYG @ DAL
11 1C Trey Hendrickson CIN HST
12 1C Alex Highsmith PIT GB
13 2A Joey Bosa LAC DET Q
14 2A Chase Young SF @ JAX
15 2A Preston Smith GB @ PIT
16 2A Montez Sweat CHI CAR TNF
17 2B Greg Rousseau BUF DEN MNF
18 2B Carl Granderson NO @ MIN
19 2B Jermaine Johnson NYJ @ LV SNF
20 2B Jonathan Greenard HST @ CIN Q
21 2C Khalil Mack LAC DET
22 2C Za'Darius Smith CLV @ BLT
23 2C Boye Mafe SEA WAS
24 2C Harold Landry III TEN @ TB
25 3A Darrell Taylor SEA WAS
26 3A Odafe Oweh BLT CLV
27 3A Will Anderson Jr. HST @ CIN Q
28 3A Kwity Paye IND @ NE GER
29 3B DeMarcus Lawrence DAL NYG
30 3B Samson Ebukam IND @ NE GER
31 3B Cameron Jordan NO @ MIN
32 3B Jonathon Cooper DEN @ BUF MNF
33 3C Shaquil Barrett TB TEN
34 3C Kyle Van Noy BLT CLV
35 3C Denico Autry TEN @ TB
36 3C Ogbo Okoronkwo CLV @ BLT
37 4A Leonard Floyd BUF DEN Q/MNF
38 4A Tuli Tuipuloto LAC DET
39 4A Bryce Huff NYJ @ LV SNF
40 4A Yannick Ngakoue CHI CAR TNF
41 4B Dorance Armstrong DAL NYG
42 4B John Franklin-Myers NYJ @ LV SNF
43 4B James Smith-Williams WAS @ SEA WW
44 4B Casey Toohill WAS @ SEA WW
45 4C Travon Walker JAX SF
46 4C Baron Browning DEN @ BUF MNF
47 4C Randy Gregory SF @ JAX
48 4C Dayo Odeyingbo IND @ NE GER
49 5A Jadeveon Clowney BLT CLV
50 5A Von Miller BUF DEN MNF
51 5A Tyree Wilson LV NYJ SNF
52 5A Cameron Thomas ARZ ATL
53 5B Charles Harris DET @ LAC
54 5B Zaven Collins ARZ ATL
55 5B Victor Dimukeje ARZ ATL
56 5B Josh Uche NE IND GER
57 5C Bud Dupree ATL @ ARZ
58 5C Deatrich Wise Jr. NE IND Q/GER
59 5C Joe Tryon-Shoyinka TB TEN
60 5C Myles Murphy CIN HST

Chase Young (ED14) will play his first game for the San Francisco 49ers this week and one of the primary things to keep an eye on will be his overall playing time. In Washington this season, Young was averaging a career-high 84% of the team's defensive snaps, which is unlikely to continue in San Francisco, where not even Nick Bosa has averaged 80% or higher in a season during his time there. Expect to still see Young heavily involved and continue to be a major factor for IDP in an above-average matchup for pass rushers.

Boye Mafe (ED24) has delivered a sack in six-straight games heading into this week’s matchup against the NFL’s most-sacked quarterback, Sam Howell. The Washington Commanders quarterback has taken 44 sacks on the year, which should create a really nice opportunity for Mafe to increase that sack-streak to seven games. Mafe has earned a solid 77.7 pass-rush grade on the year which ranks 22nd among edge defenders.


INTERIOR DEFENDER

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A DeForest Buckner IND @ NE GER
2 1A Jeffery Simmons TEN @ TB
3 1A Quinnen Williams NYJ @ LV SNF
4 1A Dexter Lawrence NYG @ DAL
5 1B Jonathan Allen WAS @ SEA
6 1B Javon Hargrave SF @ JAX Q
7 1B Justin Madubuike BLT CLV
8 1B Derrick Brown CAR @ CHI TNF
9 1C Ed Oliver BUF DEN MNF
10 1C Leonard Williams SEA WAS
11 1C Cameron Heyward PIT GB Q
12 1C Osa Odighizuwa DAL NYG
13 2A Daron Payne WAS @ SEA
14 2A Dre'Mont Jones SEA WAS
15 2A Harrison Phillips MIN NO
16 2A Christian Barmore NE IND Q/GER
17 2B David Onyemata ATL @ ARZ Q
18 2B Calijah Kancey TB TEN Q
19 2B Arik Armstead SF @ JAX
20 2B Kenny Clark GB @ PIT Q
21 2C Jarran Reed SEA WAS
22 2C DJ Reader CIN HST
23 2C Larry Ogunjobi PIT GB
24 2C B.J. Hill CIN HST
25 3A Vita Vea TB TEN
26 3A Maliek Collins HST @ CIN
27 3A A'Shawn Robinson NYG @ DAL
28 3A Dalvin Tomlinson CLV @ BLT
29 3B Andrew Billings CHI CAR TNF
30 3B Nathan Shepherd NYJ @ LV SNF
31 3B Devonte Wyatt GB @ PIT
32 3B DaQuan Jones BUF DEN MNF
33 3C Zach Allen DEN @ BUF MNF
34 3C Alim McNeill DET @ LAC
35 3C Quinton Jefferson NYJ @ LV SNF
36 3C Morgan Fox LAC DET

Justin Madubuike (DI7) is another player who has been in on a sack in six-straight games, now with 7.5 on the year. Madubuike draws a decent matchup against Deshaun Watson, who owns a 20.3% pressure-to-sack conversion rate on the year (14th highest). One of the big boosters for Madubuike this week will be that the Cleveland Browns are giving up by far the most tackles per game to opposing defensive linemen (24.0) on the year. Madubuike leads the team in snaps played along the defensive line, and this is a great spot for him to continue producing with a strong production floor against Cleveland.


SAFETY

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Derwin James Jr. LAC DET
2 1A Grant Delpit CLV @ BLT
3 1A Kamren Curl WAS @ SEA
4 1A Kyle Dugger NE IND GER
5 1B Budda Baker ARZ ATL
6 1B Rayshawn Jenkins JAX SF
7 1B Camryn Bynum MIN NO
8 1B Dax Hill CIN HST
9 1C Julian Blackmon IND @ NE GER
10 1C Kyle Hamilton BLT CLV
11 1C Jessie Bates III ATL @ ARZ
12 1C Jalen Pitre HST @ CIN
13 2A Xavier McKinney NYG @ DAL
14 2A Jaquan Brisker CHI CAR TNF
15 2A Harrison Smith MIN NO
16 2A Richie Grant ATL @ ARZ Q
17 2B Jalen Thompson ARZ ATL
18 2B Antoine Winfield Jr. TB TEN
19 2B Vonn Bell CAR @ CHI TNF
20 2B Jamal Adams SEA WAS
21 2C Justin Simmons DEN @ BUF MNF
22 2C Minkah Fitzpatrick PIT GB Q
23 2C Donovan Wilson DAL NYG
24 2C Talanoa Hufanga SF @ JAX
25 3A Jordan Poyer BUF DEN Q/MNF
26 3A Brian Branch DET @ LAC
27 3A Josh Metellus MIN NO
28 3A Jabrill Peppers NE IND GER
29 3B Jayron Kearse DAL NYG
30 3B Xavier Woods CAR @ CHI TNF
31 3B Rudy Ford GB @ PIT Q
32 3B Tre'von Moehrig LV NYJ SNF
33 3C Tyrann Mathieu NO @ MIN
34 3C Amani Hooker TEN @ TB
35 3C Jordan Whitehead NYJ @ LV SNF
36 3C Marcus Maye NO @ MIN
37 4A Jimmie Ward HST @ CIN Q
38 4A Jason Pinnock NYG @ DAL
39 4A Andre Cisco JAX SF Q
40 4A Julian Love SEA WAS
41 4B Marcus Williams BLT CLV Q
42 4B Tracy Walker III DET @ LAC
43 4B Micah Hyde BUF DEN Q/MNF
44 4B Eddie Jackson CHI CAR TNF
45 4C Jonathan Owens GB @ PIT
46 4C Nick Scott CIN HST
47 4C Quandre Diggs SEA WAS
48 4C Tashaun Gipson Sr. SF @ JAX
49 5A Tony Adams NYJ @ LV SNF
50 5A Malik Hooker DAL NYG
51 5A Alex Cook CAR @ CHI WW/TNF
52 5A Elijah Molden TEN @ TB
53 5B Kerby Joseph DET @ LAC
54 5B Marcus Epps LV NYJ SNF
55 5B Percy Butler WAS @ SEA
56 5B Rodney Thomas II IND @ NE GER
57 5C Alohi Gilman LAC DET
58 5C Damontae Kazee PIT GB
59 5C Juan Thornhill CLV @ BLT
60 5C Keanu Neal PIT GB

Grant Delpit (S2) has been on a tear over these last three games with 26 total tackles and a half-sack on the back of ideal IDP alignment and great tackle efficiency. Delpit has played 48% of his defensive snaps in the box this year and, as a result, ranks fifth among safeties in tackle efficiency (12.2%). Delpit will have a chance to continue piling up the stats this week against the Baltimore Ravens, who have allowed the second-most tackles to the safety position (16.1) this season.

Xavier McKinney (S13) draws a favorable matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, who are allowing 14.6 tackles per game to the safety position (fifth-most) this season. McKinney has spent 32% of his defensive snaps lined up in the box this season but over the past two games, that number has jumped to 43%, which helped lead to his first double-digit tackle game this past week. Should this usage continue for McKinney, he may find himself ranked higher like this on a more consistent basis going forward.


CORNERBACK

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Kenny Moore II IND @ NE GER
2 1A Kyler Gordon CHI CAR TNF
3 1A Nate Hobbs LV NYJ Q/SNF
4 1A Deommodore Lenoir SF @ JAX
5 1B Jerry Jacobs DET @ LAC
6 1B Cam Taylor-Britt CIN HST
7 1B Devon Witherspoon SEA WAS
8 1B DaRon Bland DAL NYG
9 1C Taron Johnson BUF DEN MNF
10 1C Charvarius Ward SF @ JAX
11 1C Tyrique Stevenson CHI CAR TNF
12 1C Pat Surtain II DEN @ BUF MNF
13 2A D.J. Reed NYJ @ LV SNF
14 2A Carlton Davis III TB TEN Q
15 2A Marshon Lattimore NO @ MIN
16 2A Paulson Adebo NO @ MIN
17 2B Benjamin St-Juste WAS @ SEA
18 2B Jaire Alexander GB @ PIT
19 2B Brandon Stephens BLT CLV
20 2B Roger McCreary TEN @ TB Q
21 2C Darious Williams JAX SF
22 2C A.J. Terrell ATL @ ARZ
23 2C Akayleb Evans MIN NO
24 2C Asante Samuel Jr. LAC DET
25 3A Levi Wallace PIT GB
26 3A Jamel Dean TB TEN Q
27 3A Tavierre Thomas HST @ CIN
28 3A Mike Hilton CIN HST
29 3B Tariq Woolen SEA WAS
30 3B Michael Davis LAC DET
31 3B Sauce Gardner NYJ @ LV SNF
32 3B Amik Robertson LV NYJ SNF
33 3C Marco Wilson ARZ ATL
34 3C Sean Murphy-Bunting TEN @ TB Q
35 3C Christian Benford BUF DEN Q/MNF
36 3C Kendall Fuller WAS @ SEA
37 4A Stephon Gilmore DAL NYG
38 4A Steven Nelson HST @ CIN
39 4A Deonte Banks NYG @ DAL
40 4A Byron Murphy Jr. MIN NO
41 4B Patrick Peterson PIT GB
42 4B CJ Henderson CAR @ CHI Q/TNF
43 4B Jaylon Johnson CHI CAR TNF
44 4B Marlon Humphrey BLT CLV
45 4C Chidobe Awuzie CIN HST
46 4C Jonathan Jones NE IND GER
47 4C Denzel Ward CLV @ BLT
48 4C Alontae Taylor NO @ MIN

Kyler Gordon (CB2) has steadily increased his defensive snap share in each of the past four weeks since returning from injured reserve, most recently playing 94% of the team’s defensive snaps. Gordon should remain in a full-time role now, playing mostly out of the slot against the Carolina Panthers who play the second-highest rate of 11 personnel on the year (89.0%) and allow him to be heavily involved in the play. The Panthers are also giving up the most tackles per game to the cornerback position (16.1), making this Thursday night game all the better for Gordon’s IDP potential in Week 10.

Tavierre Thomas (CB27) is an intriguing deep league streamer this week going against the Cincinnati Bengals, who are giving up the fifth-most tackles per game to the cornerback position (14.1). Thomas hasn’t played a true full-time role this season after missing a chunk of games on injured reserve and not exceeding 88% of defensive snaps in any one game which is why he remains outside of the top-24 at his position this week. However, as the team’s primary nickel corner, he could see more utilization this week against the Bengals who run the fourth-highest rate of 11 personnel in the league (77.9%). Thomas also leads all defensive backs (min. 25% of snaps played) in tackle efficiency (16.4%), so there is enough reason to like him this week in a favorable matchup.


KEY

  • DNP: Did not participate in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • LP: Limited participation in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • D: Player is doubtful to play due to injury
  • Q: Player is questionable to play due to injury
  • TNF: Player is playing on Thursday Night Football. Set lineups accordingly.
  • SNF: Player is playing on Sunday Night Football. Set lineups accordingly.
  • MNF: Player is playing on Monday Night Football. Set lineups accordingly.
  • UK: Player is playing on Sunday morning’s London game. Set lineups accordingly. 
  • WW: Potential waiver-wire target (see Weekly IDP Fantasy Report).
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