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Fantasy Football: Week 14 IDP rankings and tiers

Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Skyy Moore (24) catches a pass as Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Foyesade Oluokun (23) makes a tackle during the first half of the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

  • Foyesade Oluokun is doing it again: Even on a new team, Oluokun is within reach of repeating as the NFL’s tackle leader, while also adding plenty of quality plays for his new team.
  • Potential slump-buster in Tennessee: Another Jacksonville Jaguar, Josh Allen, has been on a long cold streak without a sack, but there’s hope for him this week against one of the worst offensive tackle tandems in the league.
  • Star production at the cornerback position: Nate Hobbs returned to the lineup after missing six games and picked up where he left off as an elite tackler for his position.
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RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Foyesade Oluokun JAX @ TEN
2 1A T.J. Edwards PHI @ NYG
3 1A Jordyn Brooks SEA CAR
4 1A Micah Parsons DAL HST
5 1B Devin White TB @ SF
6 1B C.J. Mosley NYJ @ BUF
7 1B Nick Bolton KC @ DEN
8 1B Josey Jewell DEN KC
9 1C Fred Warner SF TB
10 1C Roquan Smith BLT @ PIT
11 1C Dre Greenlaw SF TB
12 1C Chad Muma JAX @ TEN Q
13 2A Matt Milano BUF NYJ
14 2A Eric Kendricks MIN @ DET
15 2A Alex Singleton DEN KC
16 2A Tremaine Edmunds BUF NYJ
17 2B Drue Tranquill LAC MIA SNF
18 2B Frankie Luvu CAR @ SEA
19 2B Bobby Wagner LAR LV TNF
20 2B Christian Kirksey HST @ DAL
21 2C Logan Wilson CIN CLV
22 2C Lavonte David TB @ SF
23 2C Cody Barton SEA CAR
24 2C Zaven Collins ARZ NE MNF
25 3A David Long TEN JAX
26 3A Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah CLV @ CIN
27 3A Shaq Thompson CAR @ SEA
28 3A Jordan Hicks MIN @ DET
29 3B Christian Harris HST @ DAL
30 3B Denzel Perryman LV @ LAR TNF
31 3B Isaiah Simmons ARZ NE MNF
32 3B Quincy Williams NYJ @ BUF
33 3C Patrick Queen BLT @ PIT Q
34 3C Alex Anzalone DET JAX
35 3C Ja’Whaun Bentley NE @ ARZ MNF
36 3C Ernest Jones LAR LV TNF
37 4A Jayon Brown LV @ LAR Q/TNF
38 4A Kyzir White PHI @ NYG
39 4A Willie Gay Jr. KC @ DEN
40 4A Myles Jack PIT BLT
41 4B Tony Fields II CLV @ CIN WW
42 4B Jaylon Smith NYG PHI
43 4B Devin Bush PIT BLT
44 4B Germaine Pratt CIN CLV
45 4C Jahlani Tavai NE @ ARZ MNF
46 4C Jerome Baker MIA @ LAC SNF
47 4C Kenneth Murray LAC MIA SNF
48 4C Leighton Vander Esch DAL HST
49 5A Kwon Alexander NYJ @ BUF
50 5A Dylan Cole TEN JAX WW
51 5A Malcolm Rodriguez DET JAX
52 5A Micah McFadden NYG PHI
53 5B Elandon Roberts MIA @ LAC SNF
54 5B Damone Clark DAL HST
55 5B Azeez Al-Shaair SF TB
56 5B Deion Jones CLV @ CIN
57 5C Devin Lloyd JAX @ TEN
58 5C Joe Schobert TEN JAX
59 5C Anthony Barr DAL HST
60 5C Cory Littleton CAR @ SEA Q

It seemed improbable after switching teams this offseason, but Foyesade Oluokun (LB1) is once again having an elite IDP season after leading the NFL in tackles (192) in 2021, and he’s in contention to do so once again in 2022. Oluokun has also done a good job at making quality tackles, as he ranks top three at his position in total tackles at or behind the line of scrimmage (16), run stops (30) and pass stops (23). All this while maintaining a missed tackle rate below 10% is what will increase his odds of repeating as the NFL’s tackle leader and a consistent top-tier IDP option every week.

Another linebacker who switched teams recently, Roquan Smith (LB10), was leading the NFL in total tackles (85) from Weeks 1-8 when he was with the Chicago Bears, but since getting traded to the Baltimore Ravens, Smith has accumulated just 31 tackles, which are tied for 31st at his position. This isn’t to say that Smith is not an elite tackler anymore, but the defense in which he plays just isn’t as conducive to linebacker tackle efficiency as the Bears. His efficiency has taken about a 2% dip since joining the Ravens, but he still remains above average in that regard, which is pretty impressive considering the drop-off. Smith gets his first taste of an AFC North rivalry this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are top-12 in run plays per game and seventh in average time of possession, which should increase his tackle opportunities in Week 14.


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