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Fantasy Football: Week 13 IDP Rankings & Tiers

2RWP6MN New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams (95) during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, September 17, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)

• A great spot for a Quinnen Williams blow-up game: Despite just two sacks on the year, the Jets' star defensive lineman is poised to deliver for IDP managers in a crucial fantasy football week.

Cody Barton returns to a full-time role and can be safely started: Playing 100% of snaps in a positive matchup makes Barton a strong option in Week 13.

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With six teams on bye weeks and injuries continuing to test the depth of fantasy football rosters, checking in on rankings to find who to target and avoid becomes all the more crucial during these final weeks of the fantasy football regular season.

Check the rankings page for any updates closer to game time.

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WR:CB Matchup Chart


1 1A Foyesade Oluokun JAX CIN MNF
2 1A Ernest Jones LAR CLV
3 1A Logan Wilson CIN @ JAX Q/MNF
4 1A C.J. Mosley NYJ ATL
5 1B Alex Singleton DEN @ HST
6 1B Fred Warner SF @ PHI
7 1B Zaire Franklin IND @ TEN
8 1B Bobby Wagner SEA @ DAL TNF
9 1C Quincy Williams NYJ ATL
10 1C Quay Walker GB KC SNF
11 1C Dre Greenlaw SF @ PHI
12 1C Azeez Al-Shaair TEN IND
13 2A Jordyn Brooks SEA @ DAL TNF
14 2A Kenneth Murray Jr. LAC @ NE
15 2A Lavonte David TB CAR Q
16 2A Drue Tranquill KC @ GB SNF
17 2B Cody Barton WAS MIA
18 2B Blake Cashman HST DEN
19 2B Frankie Luvu CAR @ TB
20 2B Elandon Roberts PIT ARZ
21 2C Devin Lloyd JAX CIN MNF
22 2C Demario Davis NO DET
23 2C Germaine Pratt CIN @ JAX MNF
24 2C Kaden Elliss ATL @ NYJ
25 3A Nicholas Morrow PHI SF
26 3A Josh Woods ARZ @ PIT
27 3A Devin White TB CAR
28 3A Pete Werner NO DET
29 3B E.J. Speed IND @ TEN
30 3B De'Vondre Campbell GB KC Q/SNF
31 3B Ja'Whaun Bentley NE LAC
32 3B Eric Kendricks LAC @ NE
33 3C Nate Landman ATL @ NYJ
34 3C Josey Jewell DEN @ HST
35 3C Derrick Barnes DET @ NO
36 3C Jamin Davis WAS MIA
37 4A Christian Harris HST DEN
38 4A Damone Clark DAL SEA TNF
39 4A Christian Elliss PHI SF
40 4A Mykal Walker PIT ARZ
41 4B Willie Gay KC @ GB SNF
42 4B Jerome Baker MIA @ WAS
43 4B Christian Rozeboom LAR CLV
44 4B Markquese Bell DAL SEA TNF
45 4C Jack Campbell DET @ NO
46 4C Anthony Walker Jr. CLV @ LAR Q
47 4C Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah CLV @ LAR
48 4C Jahlani Tavai NE LAC
49 5A Sione Takitaki CLV @ LAR
50 5A Denzel Perryman HST DEN
51 5A David Long Jr. MIA @ WAS
52 5A Krys Barnes ARZ @ PIT
53 5B Jack Gibbens TEN IND
54 5B Isaiah McDuffie GB KC SNF
55 5B Oren Burks SF @ PHI
56 5B Kamu Grugier-Hill CAR @ TB
57 5C Leo Chenal KC @ GB SNF
58 5C Akeem Davis-Gaither CIN @ JAX MNF
59 5C Rashaan Evans DAL SEA TNF
60 5C Khaleke Hudson WAS MIA

Cody Barton (LB17) returned from injured reserve this past week and immediately stepped back into his every-down role, which pushed Jamin Davis (LB36) to a part-time role. Barton has been the Commanders' most efficient tackler this season (13.5%), and while he recorded just six tackles last week, he should be in for stronger performances to close out the year. The Dolphins have been a below-average opponent in yielding tackles per game to the linebacker position this season (15.5), but that number has placed in the top five over the past three games (19.7), which is a positive sign for Barton as the Commanders’ lone every-down linebacker.

E.J. Speed (LB29) stepped into a near-every-down role this past week following Shaquille Leonard‘s release. This new role is likely to keep Speed in fantasy starting lineups in most leagues, but this week's matchup against the Titans is among the worst in the league. Tennessee is yielding just 14.5 tackles per game to the linebacker position — 11.0 over the past three games. Zaire Franklin (LB7) has been the second-most-efficient tackling linebacker (16.6%) in the NFL this season, which could leave limited opportunities for Speed, who has been a below-average tackler (11.2%).

Alex Anzalone is likely to miss time for the Detroit Lions with an injury, and while first-round rookie Jack Campbell (LB45) could step into an every-down role, these rankings are hesitant to reflect that because the team has limited his snaps in recent weeks. Derrick Barnes (LB35) has played ahead of Campbell these past two weeks, which could be telling in how the Lions will deploy the two while Anzalone is out. It’s also possible that neither player will be an every-down linebacker and Detroit deploys a heavy rotation at the position. This is a situation to mostly avoid this week, where possible.


1 1A Micah Parsons DAL SEA Q/TNF
2 1A T.J. Watt PIT ARZ
3 1A Nick Bosa SF @ PHI
4 1A Myles Garrett CLV @ LAR Q
5 1B Josh Allen JAX CIN MNF
6 1B Alex Highsmith PIT ARZ
7 1B Brian Burns CAR @ TB
8 1B Khalil Mack LAC @ NE
9 1C Haason Reddick PHI SF
10 1C Trey Hendrickson CIN @ JAX MNF
11 1C Aidan Hutchinson DET @ NO
12 1C Bradley Chubb MIA @ WAS
13 2A Rashan Gary GB KC SNF
14 2A Carl Granderson NO DET
15 2A Andrew Van Ginkel MIA @ WAS
16 2A George Karlaftis KC @ GB SNF
17 2B Chase Young SF @ PHI
18 2B Byron Young LAR CLV
19 2B Will Anderson Jr. HST DEN
20 2B Sam Hubbard CIN @ JAX MNF
21 2C Denico Autry TEN IND
22 2C Harold Landry III TEN IND
23 2C Jonathan Greenard HST DEN
24 2C Shaquil Barrett TB CAR
25 3A Josh Sweat PHI SF
26 3A Jermaine Johnson NYJ ATL
27 3A Tuli Tuipuloto LAC @ NE
28 3A Boye Mafe SEA @ DAL TNF
29 3B Za'Darius Smith CLV @ LAR
30 3B Michael Hoecht LAR CLV
31 3B Samson Ebukam IND @ TEN
32 3B DeMarcus Lawrence DAL SEA TNF
33 3C Cameron Jordan NO DET Q
34 3C Ogbo Okoronkwo CLV @ LAR
35 3C Preston Smith GB KC SNF
36 3C Kwity Paye IND @ TEN
37 4A BJ Ojulari ARZ @ PIT
38 4A Jonathon Cooper DEN @ HST
39 4A Brandon Graham PHI SF
40 4A Dorance Armstrong DAL SEA TNF
41 4B Baron Browning DEN @ HST
42 4B Mike Danna KC @ GB SNF
43 4B Joe Tryon-Shoyinka TB CAR
44 4B Deatrich Wise Jr. NE LAC
45 4C John Franklin-Myers NYJ ATL
46 4C Dayo Odeyingbo IND @ TEN
47 4C Casey Toohill WAS MIA
48 4C Cameron Thomas ARZ @ PIT
49 5A Bryce Huff NYJ ATL
50 5A Josh Uche NE LAC
51 5A Bud Dupree ATL @ NYJ
52 5A Arden Key TEN IND
53 5B KJ Henry WAS MIA
54 5B Charles Omenihu KC @ GB SNF
55 5B Anfernee Jennings NE LAC
56 5B Darrell Taylor SEA @ DAL TNF
57 5C Myles Murphy CIN @ JAX MNF
58 5C Charles Harris DET @ NO
59 5C Zaven Collins ARZ @ PIT
60 5C Keion White NE LAC

Bradley Chubb (ED12) is having one of the best seasons of his career by pass-rush grade (79.3), pass-rush win rate (14.7%) and pressure rate (13.4%). While Chubb may not top his career-best 12 sacks from his rookie season, currently sitting at six on the year, he should be able to add to that total this week against the Washington Commanders and Sam Howell, who has taken the most sacks (55) in the NFL this season. The Dolphins have leaned heavily on Chubb this season, and with Jaelan Phillips out for the year, Chubb should continue to play or exceed his 82% snap share going forward.

George Karlaftis (ED16) has been a consistent IDP option on the edge this season despite not having elite pass-rush metrics. He is still having a better year than his rookie season, improving his pass-rush grade (64.9), pressure rate (15.6%) and pass-rush win rate (12.3%) by significant margins. Helping Karlaftis’ cause is that he’s averaging a very strong 77% snap share on the year. Going up against the Packers, specifically right tackle Zach Tom, isn’t an easy matchup, but Green Bay is also yielding 18.3 tackles per game to opposing defensive linemen (seventh most), which helps a high-volume IDP like Karlaftis.


1 1A Aaron Donald LAR CLV
2 1A DeForest Buckner IND @ TEN
3 1A Jeffery Simmons TEN IND
4 1A Quinnen Williams NYJ ATL
5 1B Cameron Heyward PIT ARZ
6 1B Chris Jones KC @ GB SNF
7 1B Christian Wilkins MIA @ WAS
8 1B Derrick Brown CAR @ TB
9 1C Jonathan Allen WAS MIA
10 1C Javon Hargrave SF @ PHI
11 1C Zach Allen DEN @ HST
12 1C Jalen Carter PHI SF
13 2A Vita Vea TB CAR
14 2A Calijah Kancey TB CAR
15 2A Zach Sieler MIA @ WAS
16 2A David Onyemata ATL @ NYJ
17 2B Daron Payne WAS MIA
18 2B Kobie Turner LAR CLV
19 2B Christian Barmore NE LAC
20 2B Osa Odighizuwa DAL SEA TNF
21 2C Kenny Clark GB KC SNF
22 2C Leonard Williams SEA @ DAL Q/TNF
23 2C Sheldon Rankins HST DEN
24 2C Maliek Collins HST DEN
25 3A Dre'Mont Jones SEA @ DAL TNF
26 3A Nathan Shepherd NYJ ATL
27 3A Arik Armstead SF @ PHI
28 3A Jarran Reed SEA @ DAL TNF
29 3B Jonathan Harris DEN @ HST
30 3B DJ Reader CIN @ JAX MNF
31 3B Larry Ogunjobi PIT ARZ
32 3B Alim McNeill DET @ NO
33 3C B.J. Hill CIN @ JAX MNF
34 3C Fletcher Cox PHI SF
35 3C Jordan Davis PHI SF
36 3C Dalvin Tomlinson CLV @ LAR

Quinnen Williams (DT4) is having a relatively quiet year for IDP purposes, with just two sacks after landing 12 in 2022. Interestingly, Williams is having a career year by pass-rush win rate (16.1%) and pressure rate (13.1%), which is a great sign that he’ll be able to deliver sacks in the near future. This week’s matchup against the Falcons is a great time for that to happen, going up against quarterback Desmond Ridder, who owns a 24.8% pressure-sack-conversion rate — fifth-highest in the league. Helping Williams' potential floor this week is that the Falcons are yielding the second-most tackles to opposing defensive linemen (21.7) this season. Williams ranks tied for 13th among defensive linemen (minimum of 50% snap share) in tackle efficiency this season (7.2%), as well.


1 1A Derwin James Jr. LAC @ NE
2 1A Kamren Curl WAS MIA
3 1A Reed Blankenship PHI SF
4 1A Grant Delpit CLV @ LAR
5 1B Kevin Byard PHI SF
6 1B Jamal Adams SEA @ DAL TNF
7 1B Brian Branch DET @ NO
8 1B Antoine Winfield Jr. TB CAR
9 1C Kyle Dugger NE LAC
10 1C Dax Hill CIN @ JAX MNF
11 1C Jalen Pitre HST DEN
12 1C Budda Baker ARZ @ PIT
13 2A Jordan Whitehead NYJ ATL
14 2A Ji'Ayir Brown SF @ PHI
15 2A Jordan Fuller LAR CLV
16 2A Tyrann Mathieu NO DET
17 2B Jonathan Owens GB KC SNF
18 2B Julian Blackmon IND @ TEN
19 2B Jalen Thompson ARZ @ PIT
20 2B Jessie Bates III ATL @ NYJ
21 2C Minkah Fitzpatrick PIT ARZ Q
22 2C Jevon Holland MIA @ WAS Q
23 2C Rayshawn Jenkins JAX CIN MNF
24 2C Justin Reid KC @ GB SNF
25 3A Justin Simmons DEN @ HST
26 3A Rudy Ford GB KC Q/SNF
27 3A Jabrill Peppers NE LAC
28 3A Julian Love SEA @ DAL TNF
29 3B Donovan Wilson DAL SEA TNF
30 3B Vonn Bell CAR @ TB Q
31 3B P.J. Locke DEN @ HST
32 3B Jimmie Ward HST DEN Q
33 3C Marcus Maye NO DET
34 3C Tashaun Gipson Sr. SF @ PHI
35 3C Tony Adams NYJ ATL
36 3C Rodney Thomas II IND @ TEN
37 4A Amani Hooker TEN IND
38 4A Xavier Woods CAR @ TB
39 4A Alohi Gilman LAC @ NE
40 4A Tracy Walker III DET @ NO
41 4B Andre Cisco JAX CIN MNF
42 4B Kerby Joseph DET @ NO
43 4B Malik Hooker DAL SEA TNF
44 4B Bryan Cook KC @ GB SNF
45 4C Damontae Kazee PIT ARZ
46 4C DeShon Elliott MIA @ WAS
47 4C Quandre Diggs SEA @ DAL TNF
48 4C Percy Butler WAS MIA
49 5A Juan Thornhill CLV @ LAR
50 5A Richie Grant ATL @ NYJ
51 5A Jayron Kearse DAL SEA TNF
52 5A Jordan Battle CIN @ JAX MNF
53 5B Mike Edwards KC @ GB SNF
54 5B K'Von Wallace TEN IND
55 5B DeMarcco Hellams ATL @ NYJ
56 5B Sydney Brown PHI SF
57 5C Alex Cook CAR @ TB
58 5C Nick Scott CIN @ JAX MNF
59 5C Ryan Neal TB CAR
60 5C Elijah Molden TEN IND

Jessie Bates (S20) has been an elite IDP this season and is on pace to set a career high in total tackles. He has also added four interceptions so far, including a pick-six this past week. However, Bates is due for a down week, especially as a safety who lines up primarily deep (72%). Variance at the defensive back position does not discriminate, and this could be a week to temper expectations for a top-five IDP safety this season. Atlanta faces off against the Jets, whose offense has been struggling all year, yielding the lowest tackles per game figure (9.6) to the safety position. This, along with reduced playing time this past week for Richie Grant (S50), pushes both Falcons safeties further down the ranks for Week 13.

P.J. Locke (S31) is likely to be a top waiver wire target after a strong performance in Week 12 against the Browns in which he posted seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. However, he isn’t necessarily a must-start option this week as he fills in for a suspended Kareem Jackson. Locke didn’t play an every-down role in Week 12 (74%), which is more important than anything else for an IDP defensive back. He faces the Texans, who have yielded just 12.6 tackles per game to the safety position (22nd). IDP managers don’t need to chase production at the position in a crucial week for fantasy.


1 1A Devon Witherspoon SEA @ DAL TNF
2 1A Cam Taylor-Britt CIN @ JAX Q/MNF
3 1A DaRon Bland DAL SEA TNF
4 1A Kenny Moore II IND @ TEN
5 1B Trent McDuffie KC @ GB SNF
6 1B Jalen Ramsey MIA @ WAS
7 1B L'Jarius Sneed KC @ GB SNF
8 1B Carlton Davis III TB CAR
9 1C Roger McCreary TEN IND
10 1C Darious Williams JAX CIN MNF
11 1C Deommodore Lenoir SF @ PHI
12 1C Benjamin St-Juste WAS MIA
13 2A Paulson Adebo NO DET
14 2A Tavierre Thomas HST DEN
15 2A Jamel Dean TB CAR Q
16 2A Alontae Taylor NO DET
17 2B Martin Emerson Jr. CLV @ LAR
18 2B Kader Kohou MIA @ WAS
19 2B Mike Hilton CIN @ JAX MNF
20 2B Kendall Fuller WAS MIA
21 2C Charvarius Ward SF @ PHI
22 2C Jerry Jacobs DET @ NO
23 2C J.C. Jackson NE LAC
24 2C D.J. Reed NYJ ATL
25 3A Darius Slay PHI SF
26 3A Carrington Valentine GB KC SNF
27 3A Xavien Howard MIA @ WAS
28 3A Steven Nelson HST DEN
29 3B Sean Murphy-Bunting TEN IND
30 3B James Bradberry PHI SF
31 3B Derion Kendrick LAR CLV
32 3B Greg Newsome II CLV @ LAR
33 3C Garrett Williams ARZ @ PIT
34 3C Fabian Moreau DEN @ HST
35 3C Joey Porter Jr. PIT ARZ
36 3C Jeff Okudah ATL @ NYJ
37 4A A.J. Terrell ATL @ NYJ
38 4A Pat Surtain II DEN @ HST
39 4A Kei'Trel Clark ARZ @ PIT
40 4A Cameron Sutton DET @ NO
41 4B Patrick Peterson PIT ARZ
42 4B CJ Henderson CAR @ TB Q
43 4B Sauce Gardner NYJ ATL
44 4B Jaire Alexander GB KC Q/SNF
45 4C Asante Samuel Jr. LAC @ NE
46 4C Ja'Quan McMillian DEN @ HST
47 4C Myles Bryant NE LAC
48 4C Stephon Gilmore DAL SEA TNF

Jalen Ramsey (CB6) enters the top 12 this week, drawing a top-tier matchup against the Washington Commanders, who have yielded the second-most tackles to the cornerback position per game (14.7). Washington is the pass-heaviest team (72%) in the league and has targeted wide receivers (291) more than any other team this season, which should allow Ramsey to see plenty of work and be very productive for IDP purposes.

Carlton Davis (CB8) stands out as another strong streaming option this week against the Panthers, who are the fourth-most pass-heavy team in the league (67.5%) and have yielded the third-most tackles per game to the cornerback position (14.6) this season. Davis is the most-targeted player in Tampa Bay’s secondary (55), despite playing just eight games this season. Jamel Dean (CB15) is currently questionable but would also be a strong option if he is active this week.


  • 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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