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Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 50 IDP Rankings 2020

Bobby Wagner led the NFL in tackles last season, helping him finish as one of the top fantasy scorers among all IDPs

If your fantasy football league includes Individual Defensive Players (IDPs), the question you must answer is 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? Is it 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 2020, 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.

 

2020 Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I DL I LB I DB I Top 50 IDP

 

2020 IDP Rankings

 

Rank Player Pos Team Bye
1 Darius Leonard LB IND 7
2 Bobby Wagner LB SEA 6
3 Danielle Hunter DE MIN 7
4 Joey Bosa DE LAC 10
5 Myles Garrett DE CLE 9
6 Deion Jones LB ATL 10
7 Cory Littleton LB LV 6
8 Joe Schobert LB JAC 7
9 Aaron Donald DE LAR 9
10 Cameron Jordan DE NO 6
11 Derwin James S LAC 10
12 Fred Warner LB SF 11
13 Christian Kirksey LB GB 5
14 Calais Campbell DE BAL 8
15 J.J. Watt DE HOU 8
16 Melvin Ingram DE LAC 10
17 Budda Baker S ARI 8
18 Jamal Adams S SEA 6
19 Jordan Hicks LB ARI 8
20 Devin White LB TB 13
21 Blake Martinez LB NYG 11
22 Roquan Smith LB CHI 11
23 Jamie Collins LB DET 5
24 Jaylon Smith LB DAL 10
25 Demarcus Lawrence DE DAL 10
26 DeForest Buckner DT IND 7
27 Cameron Heyward DE PIT 8
28 Nick Bosa DE SF 11
29 Landon Collins S WAS 8
30 Jordan Poyer S BUF 11
31 Tracy Walker S DET 5
32 John Johnson S LAR 9
33 Kwon Alexander LB SF 11
34 Tremaine Edmunds LB BUF 11
35 Lavonte David LB TB 13
36 Zach Cunningham LB HOU 8
37 Isaiah Simmons LB ARI 8
38 Shaq Thompson LB CAR 13
39 Kenneth Murray LB LAC 10
40 Sam Hubbard DE CIN 9
41 Carlos Dunlap DE CIN 9
42 Dee Ford DE SF 11
43 Chase Young DE WAS 8
44 Chris Jones DE KC 10
45 Justin Houston DE IND 7
46 Leighton Vander Esch LB DAL 10
47 T.J. Watt LB PIT 8
48 Demario Davis LB NO 6
49 Eric Kendricks LB MIN 7
50 Jessie Bates III S CIN 9

 

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