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Fantasy Football: Week 14 IDP Rankings & Tiers

2TB92GB Green Bay Packers linebacker Rashan Gary (52) during an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Rashan Gary gets a dream matchup in Week 14: One of the league’s best pass-rushers faces off against the New York Giants’ 32nd-ranked pass-blocking unit and a quarterback with the highest pressure-to-sack conversion rate in the NFL.

The Jacksonville Jaguars linebackers have an opportunity to stay hot: Foyesade Oluokun and Devin Lloyd have been among the most efficient tacklers in the league and get a great matchup to keep that up in Week 14.

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LINEBACKER

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Foyesade Oluokun JAX @ CLV
2 1A Ernest Jones LAR @ BLT
3 1A T.J. Edwards CHI DET
4 1A C.J. Mosley NYJ HST
5 1B Roquan Smith BLT LAR
6 1B Bobby Wagner SEA @ SF
7 1B Bobby Okereke NYG GB MNF
8 1B Alex Singleton DEN @ LAC
9 1C Devin Lloyd JAX @ CLV
10 1C Zaire Franklin IND @ CIN
11 1C Fred Warner SF SEA
12 1C Terrel Bernard BUF @ KC
13 2A Frankie Luvu CAR @ NO
14 2A Quay Walker GB @ NYG MNF
15 2A Logan Wilson CIN IND
16 2A Quincy Williams NYJ HST
17 2B Lavonte David TB @ ATL Q
18 2B Ivan Pace Jr. MIN @ LV
19 2B Patrick Queen BLT LAR
20 2B Azeez Al-Shaair TEN @ MIA MNF
21 2C Robert Spillane LV MIN
22 2C Dre Greenlaw SF SEA
23 2C Jordyn Brooks SEA @ SF Q
24 2C Tremaine Edmunds CHI DET
25 3A Kenneth Murray Jr. LAC DEN
26 3A Alex Anzalone DET @ CHI Q
27 3A E.J. Speed IND @ CIN
28 3A Germaine Pratt CIN IND
29 3B Blake Cashman HST @ NYJ
30 3B Drue Tranquill KC BUF Q
31 3B Mykal Walker PIT NE WW/TNF
32 3B Kaden Elliss ATL TB
33 3C Nicholas Morrow PHI @ DAL SNF
34 3C Devin White TB @ ATL Q
35 3C Demario Davis NO CAR
36 3C De'Vondre Campbell GB @ NYG MNF
37 4A Jack Gibbens TEN @ MIA MNF
38 4A Willie Gay KC BUF
39 4A Nate Landman ATL TB Q
40 4A Eric Kendricks LAC DEN
41 4B Josey Jewell DEN @ LAC
42 4B Micah McFadden NYG GB MNF
43 4B Divine Deablo LV MIN
44 4B Tyrel Dodson BUF @ KC
45 4C Pete Werner NO CAR Q
46 4C Ja'Whaun Bentley NE @ PIT TNF
47 4C Derrick Barnes DET @ CHI
48 4C Denzel Perryman HST @ NYJ
49 5A Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah CLV JAX
50 5A Damone Clark DAL PHI SNF
51 5A David Long Jr. MIA TEN WW/MNF
52 5A Anthony Walker Jr. CLV JAX
53 5B Zach Cunningham PHI @ DAL Q/SNF
54 5B Markquese Bell DAL PHI SNF
55 5B Jack Campbell DET @ CHI
56 5B Christian Harris HST @ NYJ
57 5C Troy Reeder LAR @ BLT
58 5C Jahlani Tavai NE @ PIT
59 5C Duke Riley MIA TEN MNF
60 5C Devin Bush SEA @ SF

Devin Lloyd (LB9) draws a great matchup this week against the Cleveland Browns, who have yielded 18.9 tackles per game to opposing linebackers — the second most in the NFL. Lloyd has been an above-average tackler this season, along with his partner Foyesade Oluokun (LB1). Both Jaguars linebackers deliver above-average tackle efficiency, with Oluokun leading the position (16.6%) and Lloyd ranking tied for 19th (14.1%). The Jaguars have also run zone coverage at the fifth-highest rate in the NFL this season, which has provided a significant boost for IDP linebacker production and is what makes Lloyd a top-10 option this week.

The Philadelphia Eagles added Shaquille Leonard earlier this week due to multiple injuries at the position. However, he won’t make the rankings until there is confirmation that he will play this week. For now, Nicholas Morrow (LB33) remains the top option, while Zach Cunningham (LB54), who has yet to be ruled out, is the second-best option. Leonard's chances of playing this week become more likely if Cunningham is ruled out, in which case Leonard would be ranked similarly to Cunningham. The newly signed linebacker wouldn’t be expected to play a full-time role in his first week with the team.

Jack Gibbens (LB37) has earned a strong 77.7 defensive grade this season, which ranks 17th among linebackers. He had been previously splitting snaps with Monty Rice, which kept him near the bottom of the rankings. Rice was released this week, which should open up more playing opportunities for Gibbens — though still not to the point of it being an every-down role. He should get closer to that 75%-80% of snaps range that he was playing earlier in the year. Gibbens has also been one of the most efficient tacklers at his position. His 15.4% tackle rate ranks sixth among linebackers (minimum of 50% of snaps).


EDGE DEFENDER

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A T.J. Watt PIT NE TNF
2 1A Maxx Crosby LV MIN
3 1A Micah Parsons DAL PHI SNF
4 1A Nick Bosa SF SEA
5 1B Rashan Gary GB @ NYG MNF
6 1B Khalil Mack LAC DEN
7 1B Josh Allen JAX @ CLV
8 1B Alex Highsmith PIT NE TNF
9 1C Danielle Hunter MIN @ LV
10 1C Myles Garrett CLV JAX
11 1C Aidan Hutchinson DET @ CHI
12 1C Haason Reddick PHI @ DAL SNF
13 2A Andrew Van Ginkel MIA TEN MNF
14 2A Trey Hendrickson CIN IND
15 2A Carl Granderson NO CAR
16 2A Bradley Chubb MIA TEN MNF
17 2B Will Anderson Jr. HST @ NYJ
18 2B Brian Burns CAR @ NO
19 2B Sam Hubbard CIN IND
20 2B Chase Young SF SEA
21 2C Byron Young LAR @ BLT
22 2C George Karlaftis KC BUF
23 2C Kayvon Thibodeaux NYG GB MNF
24 2C Greg Rousseau BUF @ KC
25 3A Jermaine Johnson NYJ HST
26 3A Boye Mafe SEA @ SF
27 3A Denico Autry TEN @ MIA MNF
28 3A Harold Landry III TEN @ MIA MNF
29 3B Jonathon Cooper DEN @ LAC
30 3B Tuli Tuipuloto LAC DEN
31 3B Preston Smith GB @ NYG MNF
32 3B Jonathan Greenard HST @ NYJ
33 3C Josh Sweat PHI @ DAL SNF
34 3C Montez Sweat CHI DET
35 3C Odafe Oweh BLT LAR
36 3C Jadeveon Clowney BLT LAR
37 4A Leonard Floyd BUF @ KC
38 4A Azeez Ojulari NYG GB MNF
39 4A Shaquil Barrett TB @ ATL
40 4A Samson Ebukam IND @ CIN
41 4B D.J. Wonnum MIN @ LV
42 4B Yannick Ngakoue CHI DET Q
43 4B Kwity Paye IND @ CIN
44 4B Michael Hoecht LAR @ BLT
45 4C Za'Darius Smith CLV JAX
46 4C DeMarcus Lawrence DAL PHI SNF
47 4C Ogbo Okoronkwo CLV JAX
48 4C Bud Dupree ATL TB
49 5A Brandon Graham PHI @ DAL SNF
50 5A Travon Walker JAX @ CLV
51 5A Dorance Armstrong DAL PHI SNF
52 5A Mike Danna KC BUF
53 5B Kyle Van Noy BLT LAR
54 5B Cameron Jordan NO CAR
55 5B Baron Browning DEN @ LAC
56 5B Deatrich Wise Jr. NE @ PIT TNF
57 5C John Franklin-Myers NYJ HST
58 5C Dayo Odeyingbo IND @ CIN
59 5C Bryce Huff NYJ HST
60 5C Josh Uche NE @ PIT TNF

This is Rashan Gary‘s (ED5) highest ranking of the year. He enters this week with an 81.5 pass-rush grade (13th), a 16.3% pressure rate (18th) and a 19.5% pass-rush win rate (seventh), as well as 4.5 sacks in his past three games. Gary draws one of the best matchups for pass-rushers this week against the Giants. Their pass-blocking unit ranks last in the NFL, and quarterback Tommy DeVito owns the league’s highest pressure-to-sack conversion rate (47.5%). Gary becomes a must-start option this week in a dream matchup.

Aidan Hutchinson (ED11) has earned top-10 marks for his position across the board as a pass-rusher this season, including a 90.4 pass-rush grade (fourth), a 17.5% pressure rate (ninth) and a 21.0% pass-rush win rate (fourth). However, he has been incredibly unlucky in the sack department, notching just 5.5 (tied for 35th) on the year. Hutchinson is due for positive regression, and this could be the week for him to deliver, going up against the Chicago Bears and right tackle Darnell Wright, who has allowed six sacks on the year (tied for seventh-most among offensive tackles) and owns a 62.3 pass-blocking grade (50th). Justin Fields has also taken 28 sacks on the year, which is tied for the ninth most in the league despite his missing several games. Hutchinson should be able to come through for fantasy managers frustrated by the lack of sacks this year.


INTERIOR DEFENDER

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

Javon Hargrave (DT6) has continued to be an excellent pass-rushing interior defensive lineman, even on a new team. He has delivered six sacks on the year and earned the third-best pass-rush grade at his position (89.8). Hargrave draws a matchup against the Seahawks, who he just delivered 1.5 sacks against on Thanksgiving. He dominated interior offensive linemen Damien Lewis (62.1 pass-blocking grade) and Anthony Bradford (47.9). Hargrave should continue to excel as a pass-rusher this week with an opportunity to deliver at least one sack against Geno Smith and the Seahawks.


SAFETY

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Derwin James Jr. LAC DEN
2 1A Antoine Winfield Jr. TB @ ATL
3 1A Jaquan Brisker CHI DET
4 1A Kevin Byard PHI @ DAL SNF
5 1B Jamal Adams SEA @ SF
6 1B Kyle Hamilton BLT LAR
7 1B Brian Branch DET @ CHI
8 1B Kyle Dugger NE @ PIT TNF
9 1C Reed Blankenship PHI @ DAL SNF
10 1C Grant Delpit CLV JAX
11 1C Camryn Bynum MIN @ LV
12 1C Minkah Fitzpatrick PIT NE TNF
13 2A Dax Hill CIN IND
14 2A Jessie Bates III ATL TB
15 2A Jordan Poyer BUF @ KC
16 2A Jordan Whitehead NYJ HST
17 2B Josh Metellus MIN @ LV
18 2B Jordan Fuller LAR @ BLT
19 2B Justin Reid KC BUF
20 2B P.J. Locke DEN @ LAC
21 2C Xavier McKinney NYG GB MNF
22 2C Harrison Smith MIN @ LV
23 2C Donovan Wilson DAL PHI SNF
24 2C Julian Blackmon IND @ CIN
25 3A Jonathan Owens GB @ NYG MNF
26 3A Vonn Bell CAR @ NO Q
27 3A Jevon Holland MIA TEN Q/MNF
28 3A Jalen Pitre HST @ NYJ
29 3B Rayshawn Jenkins JAX @ CLV
30 3B John Johnson III LAR @ BLT
31 3B Marcus Epps LV MIN Q
32 3B Eddie Jackson CHI DET
33 3C Ji'Ayir Brown SF SEA
34 3C Tyrann Mathieu NO CAR
35 3C Justin Simmons DEN @ LAC
36 3C Darnell Savage GB @ NYG MNF
37 4A Jabrill Peppers NE @ PIT TNF
38 4A Jimmie Ward HST @ NYJ
39 4A Xavier Woods CAR @ NO
40 4A Marcus Maye NO CAR Q
41 4B Tashaun Gipson Sr. SF SEA
42 4B Tony Adams NYJ HST
43 4B Alohi Gilman LAC DEN
44 4B Jason Pinnock NYG GB MNF
45 4C Amani Hooker TEN @ MIA MNF
46 4C Jordan Battle CIN IND
47 4C Tracy Walker III DET @ CHI
48 4C Jayron Kearse DAL PHI SNF
49 5A Andre Cisco JAX @ CLV
50 5A Kerby Joseph DET @ CHI
51 5A Malik Hooker DAL PHI SNF
52 5A Ryan Neal TB @ ATL
53 5B K'Von Wallace TEN @ MIA MNF
54 5B Damontae Kazee PIT NE TNF
55 5B DeShon Elliott MIA TEN MNF
56 5B Quandre Diggs SEA @ SF
57 5C Juan Thornhill CLV JAX
58 5C Marcus Williams BLT LAR
59 5C Micah Hyde BUF @ KC
60 5C Mike Edwards KC BUF

Jaquan Brisker (S3) has earned a spot near the top of the safety rankings this week as one of the most efficient tacklers (11.7%) at the position. Brisker has spent 42% of his snaps lined up in the box this season, which has certainly helped him maintain such a high tackle efficiency. Brisker this week faces off against the Lions, who have yielded 14.9 tackles per game to the safety position, the fifth-highest average in the NFL.

Donovan Wilson (S23) and the Dallas Cowboys draw one of the best matchups for opposing safeties to rack up tackles in the Eagles, who give up the third-most tackles per game to the position (15.6). However, Wilson and Jayron Kearse (S48) tend to rotate on and off the field, keeping them from being every-down players. The Cowboys also deploy three-safety looks at a very high rate, which just widens the funnel for these players to take advantage of the matchup. As such, Wilson comes in on the lower range of S2 options this week.


CORNERBACK

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Trent McDuffie KC BUF
2 1A Kenny Moore II IND @ CIN
3 1A DaRon Bland DAL PHI SNF
4 1A Nate Hobbs LV MIN
5 1B Alontae Taylor NO CAR
6 1B L'Jarius Sneed KC BUF
7 1B Kyler Gordon CHI DET
8 1B Brandon Stephens BLT LAR
9 1C Taron Johnson BUF @ KC
10 1C Devon Witherspoon SEA @ SF
11 1C Paulson Adebo NO CAR
12 1C Martin Emerson Jr. CLV JAX
13 2A Roger McCreary TEN @ MIA MNF
14 2A Darious Williams JAX @ CLV
15 2A Carlton Davis III TB @ ATL
16 2A Deommodore Lenoir SF SEA
17 2B Rasul Douglas BUF @ KC
18 2B Mike Hilton CIN IND
19 2B Jerry Jacobs DET @ CHI
20 2B Jamel Dean TB @ ATL Q
21 2C Marlon Humphrey BLT LAR Q
22 2C Charvarius Ward SF SEA
23 2C Darius Slay PHI @ DAL SNF
24 2C Denzel Ward CLV JAX Q
25 3A D.J. Reed NYJ HST
26 3A Byron Murphy Jr. MIN @ LV
27 3A Sean Murphy-Bunting TEN @ MIA MNF
28 3A Tyrique Stevenson CHI DET Q
29 3B Kader Kohou MIA TEN MNF
30 3B James Bradberry PHI @ DAL SNF
31 3B Chidobe Awuzie CIN IND
32 3B Fabian Moreau DEN @ LAC
33 3C Jalen Ramsey MIA TEN MNF
34 3C J.C. Jackson NE @ PIT TNF
35 3C DJ Turner II CIN IND
36 3C Carrington Valentine GB @ NYG MNF
37 4A Steven Nelson HST @ NYJ
38 4A Derion Kendrick LAR @ BLT
39 4A Greg Newsome II CLV JAX
40 4A Joey Porter Jr. PIT NE TNF
41 4B Jeff Okudah ATL TB
42 4B A.J. Terrell ATL TB Q
43 4B Pat Surtain II DEN @ LAC
44 4B Cameron Sutton DET @ CHI
45 4C Patrick Peterson PIT NE TNF
46 4C Xavien Howard MIA TEN MNF
47 4C CJ Henderson CAR @ NO
48 4C Sauce Gardner NYJ HST

Marshon Lattimore‘s injured reserve stint has allowed Alontae Taylor (CB5) to return to an every-down role for the Saints while still manning the slot on a primary basis. Taylor has been the Saints' most efficient tackler at the defensive back position (minimum of 50% of snaps), which includes their safeties. Taylor has a great matchup this week against the Carolina Panthers, who have yielded the second-most tackles per game to the cornerback position this season. This is a great spot for Taylor to deliver more reliable fantasy production like he was earlier this season.

One of the top IDP cornerbacks this season, Cam Taylor-Britt of the Cincinnati Bengals was recently placed on injured reserve — which will keep him from being an IDP option for the rest of the year. The Bengals' Mike Hilton (CB18) has also been among the better fantasy options this year, despite not playing an every-down role. Hilton is more widely rostered across IDP leagues, so for those looking at potential replacements for Taylor-Britt, rookie DJ Turner (CB35) and Chidobe Awuzie (CB31) will be playing full-time roles on the outside. Both are fine streaming options in the right matchups. The Bengals this week face the Indianapolis Colts, who have yielded 13.3 tackles per game to the cornerback position this season. However, that number has jumped to 16.0 over the past three games, which would be one of the highest marks in the league.


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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