Fantasy Football: Week 6 IDP Rankings & Tiers

2RWDTKC Philadelphia Eagles' Haason Reddick during an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

• Sorting out changing linebacker rooms: The Texans, Jaguars, Bills and Saints all had slight shakeups to their linebacker rotations heading into this week.

Haason Reddick heating up: After a slow start, Reddick now has three sacks in two games and draws another positive matchup in Week 6.

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LINEBACKER

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

Henry To’oTo’o (LB19) stands out as the safest bet among the Texans’ linebackers heading into this week, as he’s played more than 95% of the team’s defensive snaps in each of the past three weeks. Denzel Perryman (LB37) and Blake Cashman (LB54) are two other options. It’s possible that Perryman sees an increase in snaps this coming week after seemingly being eased back into action last week and playing only 46% of the defensive snaps while Cashman played 96%. The safest bet is to avoid the Texans’ linebackers outside of To’oTo’o this week until we get a clearer picture of their deployment.

Devin Lloyd (LB30) is considered questionable at the moment but could return this week with the Jaguars returning from London. Lloyd sat out that trip with a thumb injury. Chad Muma (not ranked) didn’t play a full-time role in Week 5 even without Lloyd in the lineup and has been one of the league’s lowest-graded linebackers this season (35.2), ranking 84th out of 85 qualifying players at his position. It feels more than likely that Lloyd will step back into his starting spot while Muma plays the role of backup as long as Lloyd is healthy.

Pete Werner (LB42) had been averaging 98% of the team’s defensive snaps heading into Week 5 but dipped to just 57% last week — and not just due to the Saints blowing out the Patriots. Werner has potentially lost that every-down role for the time being. A sub-75% snap share would push Werner much further down the rankings in a man-heavy defense that is already not yielding high tackle efficiency to the linebacker position. Werner can be avoided where possible this week while we wait for more information.


EDGE DEFENDER

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Maxx Crosby LV NE
2 1A Micah Parsons DAL @ LAC MNF
3 1A Myles Garrett CLV SF Q
4 1A Nick Bosa SF @ CLV
5 1B Aidan Hutchinson DET @ TB
6 1B Danielle Hunter MIN @ CHI
7 1B Josh Allen JAX IND
8 1B Trey Hendrickson CIN SEA
9 1C Brian Burns CAR @ MIA
10 1C Haason Reddick PHI @ NYJ
11 1C Chase Young WAS @ ATL
12 1C Montez Sweat WAS @ ATL
13 2A Josh Sweat PHI @ NYJ
14 2A Jaelan Phillips MIA CAR Q
15 2A DeMarcus Lawrence DAL @ LAC MNF
16 2A Greg Rousseau BUF NYG Q/SNF
17 2B Joey Bosa LAC DAL Q/MNF
18 2B Kwity Paye IND @ JAX Q
19 2B Harold Landry III TEN BLT UK
20 2B Sam Hubbard CIN SEA
21 2C Khalil Mack LAC DAL MNF
22 2C Denico Autry TEN BLT UK
23 2C Will Anderson Jr. HST NO
24 2C Carl Granderson NO @ HST
25 3A Kayvon Thibodeaux NYG @ BUF SNF
26 3A Uchenna Nwosu SEA @ CIN
27 3A Za'Darius Smith CLV SF
28 3A George Karlaftis KC DEN Q/TNF
29 3B Marcus Davenport MIN @ CHI WW
30 3B Andrew Van Ginkel MIA CAR
31 3B Leonard Floyd BUF NYG SNF
32 3B Byron Young LAR ARZ
33 3C Cameron Jordan NO @ HST
34 3C Jonathon Cooper DEN @ KC TNF
35 3C Jonathan Greenard HST NO
36 3C Azeez Ojulari NYG @ BUF Q/SNF
37 4A Von Miller BUF NYG SNF
38 4A Samson Ebukam IND @ JAX
39 4A Michael Hoecht LAR ARZ
40 4A Odafe Oweh BLT @ TEN Q/UK
41 4B Shaquil Barrett TB DET
42 4B Travon Walker JAX IND
43 4B Mike Danna KC DEN TNF
44 4B Yannick Ngakoue CHI MIN
45 4C Tuli Tuipuloto LAC DAL MNF
46 4C Jermaine Johnson NYJ PHI
47 4C Jadeveon Clowney BLT @ TEN Q/UK
48 4C Arden Key TEN BLT UK
49 5A John Franklin-Myers NYJ PHI
50 5A Nik Bonitto DEN @ KC TNF
51 5A Josh Uche NE @ LV
52 5A Bradley Chubb MIA CAR
53 5B Dayo Odeyingbo IND @ JAX
54 5B Boye Mafe SEA @ CIN
55 5B Drake Jackson SF @ CLV
56 5B Yetur Gross-Matos CAR @ MIA
57 5C Deatrich Wise Jr. NE @ LV
58 5C Bud Dupree ATL WAS
59 5C Ogbo Okoronkwo CLV SF
60 5C Dennis Gardeck ARZ @ LAR

Haason Reddick (ED10) has been heating up in recent weeks, coming up with three sacks in the past two games. Reddick now draws a strong matchup against Zach Wilson and the Jets in Week 6. The Jets are likely to turn to Max Mitchell at right tackle after placing Alijah Vera-Tucker on injured reserve this week. Mitchell has played 19 pass-blocking snaps and has managed just a 34.2 pass-blocking grade, which is the lowest on the team. Wilson is also a top-10 most-sacked quarterback this season (14).

Jaelan Phillips (ED14) has played only one full game this season, which was back in Week 1, and while it was a productive fantasy performance, his start to a potential breakout season hasn’t quite gone as imagined. That being said, Phillips has the chance to return this week and immediately make up for lost time in a positive matchup against the Panthers, who rank 28th in pass-blocking grade (47.1), and Bryce Young, who has taken 12 sacks on the year. If Phillips can’t go, then Andrew Van Ginkel (ED30) would jump up the ranks, as he’s been effective in Phillips' stead this season.


INTERIOR DEFENDER

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

Justin Madubuike (DT18) has gotten off to a strong start this season with 2.5 sacks, 13 total tackles and 13 pressures. The Titans’ interior offensive line has been charged with allowing five sacks this season, the sixth most in the league, and Ryan Tannehill has the fourth-highest pressure-to-sack conversion rate (27.0%). Madubuike has averaged a career-high 69% of the defensive snaps in 2023 and should continue to play a high volume of snaps this week with a chance to be fantasy-relevant once again.


SAFETY

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Derwin James Jr. LAC DAL Q/MNF
2 1A Jevon Holland MIA CAR
3 1A Kamren Curl WAS @ ATL
4 1A Jalen Pitre HST NO
5 1B Jaquan Brisker CHI MIN
6 1B Antoine Winfield Jr. TB DET
7 1B Kyle Hamilton BLT @ TEN UK
8 1B Kyle Dugger NE @ LV
9 1C Vonn Bell CAR @ MIA
10 1C K'Von Wallace ARZ @ LAR
11 1C Dax Hill CIN SEA
12 1C Jayron Kearse DAL @ LAC MNF
13 2A Julian Blackmon IND @ JAX
14 2A Jessie Bates III ATL WAS
15 2A Grant Delpit CLV SF
16 2A Talanoa Hufanga SF @ CLV
17 2B Richie Grant ATL WAS
18 2B Reed Blankenship PHI @ NYJ
19 2B Brian Branch DET @ TB Q
20 2B Ryan Neal TB DET Q
21 2C Harrison Smith MIN @ CHI
22 2C Julian Love SEA @ CIN
23 2C Camryn Bynum MIN @ CHI
24 2C Rayshawn Jenkins JAX IND
25 3A Jordan Whitehead NYJ PHI
26 3A Amani Hooker TEN BLT UK
27 3A Xavier McKinney NYG @ BUF SNF
28 3A Kevin Byard TEN BLT UK
29 3B Jalen Thompson ARZ @ LAR Q
30 3B Jason Pinnock NYG @ BUF SNF
31 3B Jordan Fuller LAR ARZ
32 3B Jabrill Peppers NE @ LV Q
33 3C DeShon Elliott MIA CAR
34 3C Justin Reid KC DEN TNF
35 3C Tracy Walker III DET @ TB
36 3C Jordan Poyer BUF NYG SNF
37 4A Tyrann Mathieu NO @ HST
38 4A Josh Metellus MIN @ CHI
39 4A Jamal Adams SEA @ CIN Q
40 4A Andre Cisco JAX IND
41 4B Marcus Williams BLT @ TEN WW/UK
42 4B Kerby Joseph DET @ TB
43 4B Tre'von Moehrig LV NE
44 4B Marcus Maye NO @ HST
45 4C Jimmie Ward HST NO
46 4C Russ Yeast LAR ARZ
47 4C Justin Simmons DEN @ KC Q/TNF
48 4C Marcus Epps LV NE
49 5A Micah Hyde BUF NYG SNF
50 5A Donovan Wilson DAL @ LAC Q/MNF
51 5A Sam Franklin Jr. CAR @ MIA
52 5A Justin Evans PHI @ NYJ WW
53 5B Tashaun Gipson Sr. SF @ CLV
54 5B Eddie Jackson CHI MIN Q
55 5B Kareem Jackson DEN @ KC TNF
56 5B Tony Adams NYJ PHI
57 5C Malik Hooker DAL @ LAC MNF
58 5C Rodney Thomas II IND @ JAX
59 5C Percy Butler WAS @ ATL WW
60 5C Quandre Diggs SEA @ CIN

Jayron Kearse (S12) draws one of the better matchups for safeties this season against the Chargers and has seen one of the better IDP deployments for the position — both of which should boost his production. Kearse has played 43% of his defensive snaps lined up in the box this season, and while he hasn’t had a huge game just yet, this week is a potential blow-up game for the Cowboys’ safety.

Julian Love (S22) has been one of the most productive IDP safeties so far this season, but we still need to figure out what the Seahawks’ defense will look like with Jamal Adams (S39) expected back in the lineup since we saw just four snaps of that in Week 4. It’s possible that Adams will absorb a lot of the prime IDP deployments that have helped Love’s production. It’s also possible that Adams will cut into Love’s overall playing time, or vice versa. So, for this week, we’ll approach this group with caution until it’s a bit clearer.


CORNERBACK

RANK TIER NAME TEAM OPP NOTES
1 1A Tyson Campbell JAX IND
2 1A Trent McDuffie KC DEN TNF
3 1A Deommodore Lenoir SF @ CLV
4 1A Kader Kohou MIA CAR
5 1B Nate Hobbs LV NE Q
6 1B Alontae Taylor NO @ HST
7 1B Kenny Moore II IND @ JAX
8 1B L'Jarius Sneed KC DEN TNF
9 1C Jerry Jacobs DET @ TB
10 1C Damarri Mathis DEN @ KC TNF
11 1C Devon Witherspoon SEA @ CIN
12 1C Marco Wilson ARZ @ LAR
13 2A Marshon Lattimore NO @ HST
14 2A Cam Taylor-Britt CIN SEA
15 2A DaRon Bland DAL @ LAC MNF
16 2A Byron Murphy Jr. MIN @ CHI
17 2B Tavierre Thomas HST NO
18 2B Roger McCreary TEN BLT UK
19 2B Brandon Stephens BLT @ TEN UK
20 2B Xavien Howard MIA CAR
21 2C Pat Surtain II DEN @ KC TNF
22 2C Taron Johnson BUF NYG SNF
23 2C Myles Bryant NE @ LV
24 2C Stephon Gilmore DAL @ LAC MNF
25 3A Charvarius Ward SF @ CLV
26 3A CJ Henderson CAR @ MIA
27 3A Sean Murphy-Bunting TEN BLT UK
28 3A Emmanuel Forbes WAS @ ATL
29 3B Sauce Gardner NYJ PHI
30 3B Derion Kendrick LAR ARZ
31 3B Christian Benford BUF NYG Q/SNF
32 3B Cobie Durant LAR ARZ
33 3C Michael Davis LAC DAL MNF
34 3C A.J. Terrell ATL WAS
35 3C Darious Williams JAX IND
36 3C Adoree' Jackson NYG @ BUF SNF
37 4A Carlton Davis III TB DET
38 4A Jamel Dean TB DET Q
39 4A Darius Slay PHI @ NYJ
40 4A D.J. Reed NYJ PHI Q
41 4B Coby Bryant SEA @ CIN Q
42 4B Kendall Fuller WAS @ ATL
43 4B Deonte Banks NYG @ BUF Q/SNF
44 4B Cameron Sutton DET @ TB
45 4C Isaac Yiadom NO @ HST
46 4C Asante Samuel Jr. LAC DAL MNF
47 4C Jakorian Bennett LV NE Q
48 4C Kei'Trel Clark ARZ @ LAR

Marco Wilson (CB12) has been one of the most targeted cornerbacks in the league this season (fourth), which has led to strong fantasy production, including 28 total tackles on the year. Wilson faces off against the Rams this week, one of the best matchups for cornerbacks to produce tackles this year. Los Angeles is yielding 16.3 tackles per game heading into Week 5 (second most). Wilson can continue to be fired up in a strong matchup.

Brandon Stephens (CB18) has emerged as one of the most productive IDP cornerbacks this season and hasn’t missed a snap through the first five games, making him a safe option once again this week. The Titans aren’t a great matchup for cornerbacks, but Stephens has found ways to be productive regardless of matchup, keeping him among the top 20 cornerback options this week.


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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