Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 50 IDP Rankings 2019

The Chargers (and fantasy owners) are hoping Joey Bosa can return to to his dominant form this season

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.


2019 Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I DL I LB I DB


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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