2011 Fantasy Football Ranks: IDP Positional Rankings

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Berry, Willis, Tuck at the front of the pack

Berry, Willis, Tuck at the front of the pack

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Athlon Sports Top 240 with IDPs
Athlon Sports Top 280 overall

Athlon Sports Top 100 IDPs

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports standard IDP scoring system:

Solo tackle = 1 point
Tackle assist = 0.5 points
Sack = 3.5 points
INT = 3.5 points
Forced Fumble/Recovery = 2 points
Defensive TD - 8 points
Safety = 2 points
Pass Defended = 0.5 points
Block Kick = 4 points
40 Return Yards = 1 point

Athlon's NFL Fantasy IDP Positional Rankings and Cheat Sheet

DL DEFENSIVE LINEMEN    
Rank Player TM BYE
1 Justin Tuck NYG 7
2 Ndamukong Suh DET 9
3 Trent Cole PHI 7
4 Jared Allen MIN 9
5 Julius Peppers CHI 8
6 Terrell Suggs BAL 5
7 Robert Mathis IND 11
8 Charles Johnson CAR 9
9 Mario Williams HOU 11
10 James Hall STL 5
11 John Abraham ATL 8
12 Justin Smith SF 7
13 Haloti Ngata BAL 5
14 Calais Campbell ARI 6
15 Gerald McCoy TB 8
16 Osi Umenyiora NYG 7
17 Israel Idonije CHI 8
18 Dwight Freeney IND 11
19 Chris Long STL 5
20 Carlos Dunlap CIN 7
21 Glenn Dorsey KC 6
22 Jason Babin PHI 7
23 Kyle Vanden Bosch DET 9
24 Chris Clemons SEA 6
25 Kyle Williams BUF 7
26 Darnell Dockett ARI 6
27 Will Smith NO 11
28 Elvis Dumervil DEN 6
29 Ray Edwards ATL 8
30 B.J. Raji GB 8
31 Cullen Jenkins PHI 7
32 Mathias Kiwanuka NYG 7
33 Lamarr Houston OAK 8
34 Jason Pierre-Paul NYG 7
35 Kroy Biermann ATL 8
36 Richard Seymour OAK 8
37 Jerry Hughes IND 11
38 Ahtyba Rubin CLE 5
39 Kenyon Coleman CLE 5
40 Matt Shaughnessy OAK 8
41 Shaun Ellis NYJ 8
42 Jay Ratliff DAL 5
43 Sedrick Ellis NO 11
44 Aaron Kampman JAC 9
45 Tommy Kelly OAK 8
LB LINEBACKERS    
Rk Player TM BYE
1 Patrick Willis SF 7
2 Jerod Mayo NE 7
3 Lawrence Timmons PIT 11
4 James Laurinaitis STL 5
5 Paul Posluszny JAC 9
6 Jon Beason CAR 9
7 Chad Greenway MIN 9
8 Curtis Lofton ATL 8
9 Barrett Ruud TEN 6
10 Clay Matthews GB 8
11 James Harrison PIT 11
12 Derrick Johnson KC 6
13 DeMarcus Ware DAL 5
14 Ray Lewis BAL 5
15 Desmond Bishop GB 8
16 Rolando McClain OAK 8
17 DeMeco Ryans HOU 11
18 David Harris NYJ 8
19 Brian Urlacher CHI 8
20 Stephen Tulloch DET 9
21 Lance Briggs CHI 8
22 Nick Barnett BUF 7
23 James Anderson CAR 9
24 Jonathan Vilma NO 11
25 Paris Lenon ARI 6
26 Brian Cushing HOU 11
27 Kevin Burnett MIA 5
28 D.J. Williams DEN 6
29 Geno Hayes TB 8
30 Cameron Wake MIA 5
31 Jamar Chaney PHI 7
32 Daryl Smith JAC 9
33 Bradie James DAL 5
34 Aaron Curry SEA 6
35 Karlos Dansby MIA 5
36 London Fletcher WAS 5
37 Rey Maualuga CIN 7
38 David Hawthorne SEA 6
39 Takeo Spikes SD 6
40 Von Miller DEN 6
41 A.J. Hawk GB 8
42 E.J. Henderson MIN 9
43 Will Witherspoon TEN 6
44 Pat Angerer IND 11
45 Stewart Bradley ARI 6
DB DEFENSIVE BACKS    
Rk Player TM BYE
1 Eric Berry KC 6
2 Tyvon Branch OAK 8
3 T.J. Ward CLE 5
4 Troy Polamalu PIT 11
5 Roman Harper NO 11
6 LaRon Landry WAS 5
7 Eric Weddle SD 6
8 Donte Whitner SF 7
9 Charles Woodson GB 8
10 Yeremiah Bell MIA 5
11 Bernard Pollard BAL 5
12 Quintin Mikell STL 5
13 Kerry Rhodes ARI 6
14 Patrick Chung NE 7
15 Adrian Wilson ARI 6
16 O.J. Atogwe WAS 5
17 Ed Reed BAL 5
18 Antrel Rolle NYG 7
19 Antoine Winfield MIN 9
20 Nick Collins GB 8
21 Cortland Finnegan TEN 6
22 Michael Huff OAK 8
23 Louis Delmas DET 9
24 Earl Thomas SEA 6
25 Charles Tillman CHI 8
26 Devin McCourty NE 7
27 Joe Haden CLE 5
28 Brent Grimes ATL 8
29 Michael Griffin TEN 6
30 Tramon Williams GB 8
31 Dawan Landry JAC 9
32 George Wilson BUF 7
33 Taylor Mays SF 7
34 Craig Dahl STL 5
35 Chris Hope TEN 6
36 Antoine Bethea IND 11
37 Jarius Byrd BUF 7
38 Patrick Peterson ARI 6
39 Alterraun Verner TEN 6
40 DeAngelo Hall WAS 5
41 Abram Elam CLE 5
42 Charles Godfrey CAR 9
43 Ronde Barber TB 8
44 Antoine Cason SD 6
45 William Moore ATL 8

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