Fantasy News & Analysis

Premium Content Sign Up

Fantasy Football: Week 2 IDP rankings and tiers

Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive end Grady Jarrett (97) reacts with New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) (not shown) on the field after the game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins safety Brandon Jones secured an elite workload and IDP usage, rising up the ranks as a result.

Falcons interior pass-rusher Grady Jarrett can keep his momentum going as he draws a favorable matchup against a banged-up Rams offensive line.

Bengals edge defender Trey Hendrickson is primed for a bounce-back game after a quiet Week 1.

Estimated Reading Time: 12 mins

With the first week of football in the books, IDP fantasy football managers have some actual 2022 data to learn from. We can now adjust fantasy lineups accordingly. Be sure to check out the IDP Utilization Report from Week 1 to dive into all the data for every fantasy-relevant IDP this past week.

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

Click here to sign up and try PFF+ for free!

JUMP TO A POSITION:

LB | ED | DI | S | CB


LINEBACKERS

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Roquan Smith CHI @ GB SNF
2 1A Bobby Wagner LAR ATL
3 1A Jordyn Brooks SEA @ SF
4 1A De’Vondre Campbell GB CHI SNF
5 1B Devin White TB @ NO
6 1B Micah Parsons DAL CIN
7 1B Shaquille Leonard IND @ JAX Q
8 1B C.J. Mosley NYJ @ CLV
9 1C Foyesade Oluokun JAX IND
10 1C Christian Kirksey HST @ DEN
11 1C Fred Warner SF SEA
12 1C Eric Kendricks MIN @ PHI MNF
13 2A Bobby Okereke IND @ JAX
14 2A Nick Bolton KC LAC
15 2A Tremaine Edmunds BUF TEN MNF
16 2A Cole Holcomb WAS @ DET
17 2B Cody Barton SEA @ SF
18 2B Devin Lloyd JAX IND
19 2B Kamu Grugier-Hill HST @ DEN
20 2B Lavonte David TB @ NO
21 2C T.J. Edwards PHI MIN MNF
22 2C Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah CLV NYJ
23 2C Mykal Walker ATL @ LAR
24 2C David Long TEN @ BUF MNF
25 3A Logan Wilson CIN @ DAL
26 3A Pete Werner NO TB
27 3A Zaven Collins ARZ @ LV
28 3A Nicholas Morrow CHI @ GB SNF
29 3B Josey Jewell DEN HST Q
30 3B Jordan Hicks MIN @ PHI MNF
31 3B Matt Milano BUF TEN MNF
32 3B Jamin Davis WAS @ DET
33 3C Tae Crowder NYG CAR
34 3C Divine Deablo LV ARZ
35 3C Dre Greenlaw SF SEA
36 3C Rashaan Evans ATL @ LAR
37 4A Quay Walker GB CHI Q/SNF
38 4A Patrick Queen BLT MIA
39 4A Demario Davis NO TB
40 4A Myles Jack PIT NE
41 4B Quincy Williams NYJ @ CLV
42 4B Isaiah Simmons ARZ @ LV
43 4B Jerome Baker MIA @ BLT
44 4B Zach Cunningham TEN @ BUF MNF
45 4C Frankie Luvu CAR @ NYG
46 4C Alex Anzalone DET WAS
47 4C Kenneth Murray LAC @ KC
48 4C Ja’Whaun Bentley NE @ PIT
49 5A Kyzir White PHI MIN MNF
50 5A Willie Gay Jr. KC LAC
51 5A Shaq Thompson CAR @ NYG
52 5A Ernest Jones LAR ATL
53 5B Drue Tranquill LAC @ KC
54 5B Germaine Pratt CIN @ DAL
55 5B Anthony Walker CLV NYJ
56 5B Malcolm Rodriguez DET WAS
57 5C Leighton Vander Esch DAL CIN
58 5C Jayon Brown LV ARZ
59 5C Jonas Griffith DEN HST
60 5C Elandon Roberts MIA @ BLT

Nick Bolton is one of the biggest risers after his snap share increased significantly compared to 2021. Bolton has been one of the most efficient linebackers on limited snaps, and that continued in Week 1 in a larger role. The Chiefs ranked top 12 in zone coverage rate in Week 1, helping boost Bolton’s odds of making a tackle on any given play.

T.J. Edwards (LB21) moves to the low-end LB2 range with the Eagles running the 12th-highest rate of man coverage (24.6%) after being among the top five teams in the league last season in zone coverage rate. The Eagles’ zone defense yielded high tackle efficiency last season, but the change helps explain Edwards' below-average tackle efficiency (10.6%) in Week 1. He is still a strong option, but not as ideal as previously expected.

Frankie Luvu (LB45) moves ahead of Shaq Thompson (LB51) based on Week 1 usage. It’s a speculative move until things get back to normal, but for now, Thompson shouldn’t be trusted in shallower leagues.


EDGE DEFENDERS

Subscribe to PFF+ to continue reading

Already have a subscription? Sign In

You've got the first pick with your finances. Western Southern Financial Group.
Sponsor

Fantasy Featured Tools

Subscriptions

Unlock all tools and content including Player Grades, Fantasy, NFL Draft, Premium Stats, Greenline and DFS.

$9.99 / mo
$79.99 / yr