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Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 50 IDP Rankings 2019

IDP Rankings 2019

IDP Rankings 2019

For fantasy football leagues that include Individual Defensive Players (IDPs), which position is the most valuable? Is it the stud defensive lineman that racks up sacks and makes big plays behind the line of scrimmage, it is a linebacker that fills the stat sheet in a number of ways, or is it a defensive back that does his best linebacker impression while also excelling in coverage?

Opinions will no doubt vary, but in looking at the top 50 IDPs for 2019, it appears that the do-everything linebackers get the nod followed by the elite pass rushers. But don't sleep on the multi-dimensional DBs either.

The pool for each position is fairly deep, considering in most cases IDP leagues feature one or two of each position (DL, LB, DB) in a starting lineup, perhaps three if you employ a flex. But just as is the case with QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, D/STs, and even Ks, picking the right IDP (and when) could be the difference between you putting together a championship-caliber defense or watching another team in your league claim the title.

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2019 IDP Rankings

Rank

Player

Pos

Team

Bye

1

Darius Leonard

LB

IND

6

2

Bobby Wagner

LB

SEA

11

3

Deion Jones

LB

ATL

9

4

Joey Bosa

DE

LAC

12

5

Aaron Donald

DE

LAR

9

6

Leighton Vander Esch

LB

DAL

8

7

J.J. Watt

DE

HOU

10

8

Luke Kuechly

LB

CAR

7

9

Roquan Smith

LB

CHI

6

10

Danielle Hunter

DE

MIN

12

11

Derwin James

S

LAC

12

12

Tremaine Edmunds

LB

BUF

6

13

Landon Collins

S

WAS

10

14

Jamal Adams

S

NYJ

4

15

Blake Martinez

LB

GB

11

16

Lavonte David

LB

TB

7

17

Alec Ogletree

LB

NYG

11

18

Myles Garrett

DE

CLE

7

19

Cameron Jordan

DE

NO

9

20

Budda Baker

S

ARI

12

21

Keanu Neal

S

ATL

9

22

Cory Littleton

LB

LAR

9

23

Melvin Ingram

DE

LAC

12

24

Frank Clark

DE

KC

12

25

Jaylon Smith

LB

DAL

8

26

Devin White

LB

TB

7

27

Calais Campbell

DE

JAC

10

28

Chris Jones

DE

KC

12

29

Demarcus Lawrence

DE

DAL

8

30

DeForest Buckner

DT

SF

4

31

Reshad Jones

S

MIA

5

32

Khalil Mack

LB

CHI

6

33

Kiko Alonso

LB

MIA

5

34

Everson Griffen

DE

MIN

12

35

Kwon Alexander

LB

TB

7

36

C.J. Mosley

LB 

NYJ

4

37

Dee Ford

DE

SF

4

38

Carlos Dunlap

DE

CIN

9

39

Jordan Poyer

S

BUF

6

40

Shawn Williams

S

CIN

9

41

John Johnson

S

LAR

9

42

Johnathan Abram

S

OAK

6

43

Eric Kendricks

LB 

MIN

12

44

Joe Schobert

LB 

CLE

7

45

Devin Bush

LB 

PIT

7

46

Harrison Smith

S

MIN

12

47

Damarious Randall

S

CLE

7

48

Jabrill Peppers

S

NYG

11

49

Malcolm Jenkins

S

PHI

10

50

Nick Vigil

LB 

CIN

9

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