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Fantasy Football: Week 3 IDP rankings and tiers

Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) celebrates after a play against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas Raiders edge defender Maxx Crosby draws an ideal matchup in Week 3 against the lowest-graded pass-blocking unit in the NFL and a rookie right tackle.

Eric Kendricks bounces back into the top 12 thanks to an IDP-friendly defense for the Minnesota Vikings top linebacker.

New York Giants’ safety Julian Love is one of the biggest risers this week after playing mostly as a linebacker in Week 2.

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Two weeks' worth of data points is certainly better than one, but as things continue to unfold this season, sticking with what we know to be reliable production metrics is still the key early in the season. Be sure to reference the Week 2 IDP Utilization Report to get the most detail on each defensive player from every NFL team.

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

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LINEBACKERS

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

Eric Kendricks (LB8) was quiet in Week 1 with just four total tackles but doubled his production in Week 2. While his numbers this past week weren’t blowing any IDP managers away, the Vikings' defense could potentially allow him to have much more productive days going forward after running a league-high zone coverage rate (96%) in Week 2, which yields a higher tackle rate for linebackers on average.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (LB28) saw his snap share dip below 80% in Week 2, and while he still led the Browns’ linebackers in snaps, there are going to be some better high-volume options at the position heading into Week 3.

Kyzir White (LB50) has now played back-to-back games with a snap share below 75%, pushing him down the rankings to make room for higher-volume, more efficient linebackers.


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