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Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 50 IDP Rankings for 2022

Cameron Heyward and T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers

Cameron Heyward and T.J. Watt were both among the top fantasy scorers at their respective position in 2021 as both IDPs offer the ability to produce in several statistical categories. 

If your fantasy football league for the 2022 NFL season includes Individual Defensive Players (IDPs), the question you must answer is which position is the most valuable? Is it the stud defensive lineman who racks up sacks and makes big plays behind the line of scrimmage? Is it a linebacker who fills the stat sheet in a number of ways? Or is it a defensive back who does his best linebacker impression while also excelling in coverage?

Opinions will no doubt vary, but in looking at the top 50 IDPs for 2022, it appears that the do-everything linebackers are slightly favored over the elite pass rushers.

Even though there aren't many defensive backs in the top tier, the pool for each position (DL, LB, DB) is fairly deep. Just be sure to check your league's positional eligibility so you don't draft a pass-rushing specialist who you think you can use as a DL or LB only to find out you can't.

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2022 IDP Rankings

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