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Fantasy Football: Week 13 IDP rankings and tiers

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (97) pressures Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

  • Bobby Wagner’s descent down the ranks: Why is Wagner not producing as expected and how should he be viewed for IDP going forward?
  • Quietly dominant: Dexter Lawrence has worked his way to PFF’s second-highest pass-rush grade for interior defenders and has a shot for big-time production in Week 13.
  • As solid as a corner can be in IDP: Charvarius Ward has 60 tackles and a 0.0% missed tackle rate, making him one of the most reliable CB options each week.
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LINEBACKERS

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Devin White TB NO MNF
2 1A Zaire Franklin IND @ DAL SNF
3 1A Micah Parsons DAL IND SNF
4 1A T.J. Edwards PHI TEN
5 1B Foyesade Oluokun JAX @ DET
6 1B Jordyn Brooks SEA @ LAR
7 1B C.J. Mosley NYJ @ MIN
8 1B Nick Bolton KC @ CIN
9 1C Fred Warner SF MIA
10 1C Josey Jewell DEN @ BLT
11 1C Rashaan Evans ATL PIT
12 1C Matt Milano BUF @ NE TNF
13 2A De’Vondre Campbell GB @ CHI Q
14 2A Roquan Smith BLT DEN
15 2A Kaden Elliss NO @ TB MNF
16 2A Dre Greenlaw SF MIA
17 2B Jack Sanborn CHI GB
18 2B Tremaine Edmunds BUF @ NE Q/TNF
19 2B Drue Tranquill LAC @ LV
20 2B Eric Kendricks MIN NYJ
21 2C Bobby Wagner LAR SEA
22 2C Christian Kirksey HST CLV
23 2C Logan Wilson CIN KC
24 2C Chad Muma JAX @ DET
25 3A Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah CLV @ HST
26 3A Alex Singleton DEN @ BLT
27 3A David Long TEN @ PHI
28 3A Lavonte David TB NO MNF
29 3B Patrick Queen BLT DEN
30 3B Jamin Davis WAS @ NYG
31 3B Jordan Hicks MIN NYJ
32 3B Quay Walker GB @ CHI
33 3C Bobby Okereke IND @ DAL SNF
34 3C Christian Harris HST CLV Q
35 3C Demario Davis NO @ TB MNF
36 3C Alex Anzalone DET JAX
37 4A Nicholas Morrow CHI GB
38 4A Cody Barton SEA @ LAR
39 4A Ja’Whaun Bentley NE BUF TNF
40 4A Ernest Jones LAR SEA
41 4B Mykal Walker ATL PIT
42 4B Jayon Brown LV LAC
43 4B Denzel Perryman LV LAC
44 4B Kyzir White PHI TEN
45 4C Willie Gay Jr. KC @ CIN
46 4C Jaylon Smith NYG WAS
47 4C Sione Takitaki CLV @ HST
48 4C Germaine Pratt CIN KC
49 5A Devin Bush PIT @ ATL
50 5A Myles Jack PIT @ ATL
51 5A Quincy Williams NYJ @ MIN
52 5A Leighton Vander Esch DAL IND SNF
53 5B Damone Clark DAL IND SNF
54 5B Malcolm Rodriguez DET JAX
55 5B Troy Andersen ATL PIT
56 5B Kwon Alexander NYJ @ MIN
57 5C Kenneth Murray LAC @ LV
58 5C Jerome Baker MIA @ SF
59 5C Dylan Cole TEN @ PHI
60 5C Jahlani Tavai NE BUF TNF

Bobby Wagner’s (LB21) IDP value continues to fall, as his tackle efficiency this season has ranged from average to below average on almost a weekly basis. He currently ranks 52nd among linebackers (min. 100 snaps) in tackle efficiency at 12.8%. Despite playing in the most zone-heavy defense in the NFL, which has proven to increase efficiency for linebackers, Wagner continues to disappoint. He ranks 93rd at his position in first contact rate (7.1%), which could explain his lack of ball production — he is no longer one of the quicker players to the ball at the age of 32. Wagner still plays every snap for the Rams, and his volume alone should allow him to be productive, but he should be considered more of a low-end LB2 going forward.

Chad Muma (LB24) has emerged as a late-season rookie with a new full-time role after displacing fellow rookie Devin Lloyd this past week in Jacksonville’s defense. Muma’s calling card heading into the draft was his elite run defense, as he ranked second among the country’s linebackers in run defense grade (91.1) and posted 148 total tackles in 2021. While that will be a very difficult metric to replicate in the NFL as a rookie, it should still remain a strength for him. At the very least he should avoid missed tackles, which was one of the issues that likely got Lloyd benched. Muma should be an effective IDP for as long as he remains in this full-time role and well worth a starting spot in most leagues for the rest of this season.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (LB25) appears to have regained the top spot among Browns linebackers with a snap share of 95% in each of the past two weeks. Hopefully this is a sign that IDP managers can plug him into lineups regularly without concern that the coaching staff will play musical chairs with their linebackers again this season. Owusu-Koramoah has been an effective IDP when given the opportunity, posting a 14.7% tackle rate and 11.3% first contact rate, both above average for his position.


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