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Fantasy Football: Week 7 IDP rankings and tiers

  • Dynamic duos at linebacker: Jacksonville, San Francisco and Kansas City boast impressive twosomes with positive IDP matchups in this week’s linebacker spotlight.
  • Is it time to trust the Miami safety situation again: Brandon Jones has everything going for him to be an IDP star, as long as Miami doesn’t pull his snaps (again).
  • Dallas’ three-headed safety monster: Which of the Cowboys’ safeties should IDP managers trust the most going forward?
Estimated Reading Time: 12 mins

The midway point of the fantasy football regular season can be a great turning point for teams looking to rebound from a poor start, or it can be where things start to go wrong for those that become complacent. Be sure to stay ahead of your league-mates and on top of all the new information as it becomes available — IDP situations are constantly changing from week to week.

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 Roquan Smith CHI @ NE MNF
2 1A Nick Bolton KC @ SF
3 1A Jordyn Brooks SEA @ LAC
4 1A Zaire Franklin IND @ TEN
5 1B Micah Parsons DAL DET
6 1B Foyesade Oluokun JAX NYG
7 1B Devin White TB @ CAR
8 1B Alex Singleton DEN NYJ
9 1C Dre Greenlaw SF KC
10 1C Cole Holcomb WAS GB
11 1C C.J. Mosley NYJ @ DEN
12 1C Devin Lloyd JAX NYG
13 2A Christian Kirksey HST @ LV
14 2A Shaquille Leonard IND @ TEN Q
15 2A De’Vondre Campbell GB @ WAS
16 2A Drue Tranquill LAC SEA
17 2B Pete Werner NO @ ARZ TNF
18 2B Fred Warner SF KC
19 2B Demario Davis NO @ ARZ TNF
20 2B Lavonte David TB @ CAR
21 2C Divine Deablo LV HST
22 2C David Long TEN IND
23 2C Rashaan Evans ATL @ CIN
24 2C Kamu Grugier-Hill HST @ LV
25 3A Zaven Collins ARZ NO Q/TNF
26 3A Frankie Luvu CAR TB Q
27 3A Jacob Phillips CLV @ BLT
28 3A Troy Andersen ATL @ CIN
29 3B Willie Gay Jr. KC @ SF
30 3B Zach Cunningham TEN IND Q
31 3B Alex Anzalone DET @ DAL
32 3B Germaine Pratt CIN ATL WW
33 3C Myles Jack PIT @ MIA SNF
34 3C Nicholas Morrow CHI @ NE MNF
35 3C Quincy Williams NYJ @ DEN WW
36 3C Shaq Thompson CAR TB
37 4A Patrick Queen BLT CLV
38 4A Malcolm Rodriguez DET @ DAL
39 4A Leighton Vander Esch DAL DET
40 4A Isaiah Simmons ARZ NO TNF
41 4B Cody Barton SEA @ LAC
42 4B Cory Littleton CAR TB
43 4B Jerome Baker MIA PIT SNF
44 4B Quay Walker GB @ WAS
45 4C Akeem Davis-Gaither CIN ATL WW
46 4C Elandon Roberts MIA PIT SNF
47 4C Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah CLV @ BLT
48 4C Ja’Whaun Bentley NE CHI MNF
49 5A Denzel Perryman LV HST
50 5A Tae Crowder NYG @ JAX
51 5A Jaylon Smith NYG @ JAX
52 5A Jamin Davis WAS GB
53 5B Anthony Barr DAL DET
54 5B Bobby Okereke IND @ TEN Q
55 5B Devin Bush PIT @ MIA SNF
56 5B Jonas Griffith DEN NYJ
57 5C Kenneth Murray LAC SEA
58 5C Jayon Brown LV HST Q
59 5C Darius Harris KC @ SF
60 5C Joe Schobert TEN IND

Foyesade Oluokun (LB6) and Devin Lloyd (LB12) are the only teammates to rank inside the top-10 in total tackles among linebackers so far this season. With Oluokun at 61 and Lloyd at 56, the Jaguars' defense has been an efficient one for their linebackers, and the exact reason both players came into the season ranked inside the top 12 at their position. The Giants offense runs through Saquon Barkley and a quarterback with the lowest average depth of target (6.2) in the league, which should keep both linebackers heavily involved this week.

The chalk ranking for the 49ers linebackers is often Fred Warner over Dre Greenlaw because of the name recognition and Warner’s talent, but with both players playing the same amount of snaps there’s no reason to follow that week to week. Greenlaw (LB9) has out-produced Warner (LB18) this season in terms of tackles and he’s in a great spot to do so again in Week 7. Entering this week, Greenlaw is tied for the most total tackles against the pass (31) among linebackers — something that comes from being targeted the fifth-most (33) among all linebackers this season and, more importantly, over Warner (20). The Chiefs come into this week averaging 38.3 pass attempts per game (8th), which should create ample opportunity for Greenlaw to add to his strong tackle totals this season.

When last we saw Willie Gay (LB29) in Week 2, he was coming off a 92% snap share that resulted in 11 total tackles. With his four-game suspension now served, Gay should be placed back in the starting lineup where that increased role will hopefully continue next to Nick Bolton (LB2). The Chiefs draw a positive linebacker matchup against a top-10 team in rushing attempts per game (28.0), which should allow for an efficient day for both Kansas City linebackers.


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