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Fantasy Football: Week 15 IDP rankings and tiers

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) reacts after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Washington won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

  • Injury pivots for questionable IDPs: The linebacker position has a few injury situations to monitor for the fantasy playoffs.
  • How to treat Chase Young in his return: Young and many other edge rushers should be considered questionable this week. See the options that are better for Week 15.
  • Two top interior defenders at risk: Quinnen Williams and Aaron Donald could both play this week but are questionable at best. Be sure to check the interior defensive line ranks to learn where to pivot.
Estimated reading time: 14 minutes

It’s the fantasy football playoffs and for any IDP managers reading this, congratulations on making it to the dance where sights can finally be set on securing a championship. 

At this point in the season, IDP managers are acutely aware of who these players are and what they’re capable of so going forward most of the focus will be on pivot points in case starters can’t go this week and where their replacements fit into the rankings if that is the case.

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


JUMP TO A POSITION:
LB | ED | DI | S | CB

LINEBACKERS

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

Chad Muma (LB11) missed last week’s game after a massive fantasy performance in Week 13, but the obvious pivot point here would be Devin Lloyd, who Muma displaced this season. Lloyd hasn’t been very effective since the first month of the season, so he’ll be less valuable than Muma this week, slotting in as a low-end LB2/high-end LB3 just behind Drue Tranquill (LB24) and Denzel Perryman (LB25).

Pete Werner (LB26) is expected to return this week after missing the last three games, but he is still considered questionable. Kaden Elliss is the clear replacement option and does not carry an injury designation or risk for reduced snaps if Werner is out, so he can be treated as a one-for-one replacement this week. 

Matt Milano (LB17) is considered questionable but played every snap last week and isn’t a major risk for missing Week 15. However, if he does miss this game, then A.J. Klein figures to fill in once again as the last Buffalo Bills linebacker to play an every-down role with one of the starters out.


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