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2012 NFL Fantasy Football Rankings: IDP Top 75

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The 2012 NFL Fantasy Season is here. Mock drafts abound. Rookie round-ups are nearly complete. Bye week cheat sheets are everywhere. Positional rankings are popping up everywhere, which at Athlon Sports also includes Individual Defensive Players or IDPs

While the ever-important Athlon Sports 2012 Big Board, the most accurate consensus top 100 list of fantasy footballers on the web, includes the most common and used positions in fantasy football, IDPs are also a part of many leagues out there. So true to our word of providing you everything you need to get you ready for the upcoming fantasy football season, here are our overall IDP rankings.

Rankings are based on Athlon Sports standard scoring for IDPs:

Solo tackle = 1 pt
Tackle assist = 0.5 pts
Sack = 3.5 pts
Interception = 3.5 pts
Forced fumble/recovery = 2 pts
Defensive TD = 8 pts
Safety = 2 pts
Pass Defended = 0.5 pts
Blocked Kick = 4 pts

Athlon Sports Fantasy Football Positional Rankings: Individual Defensive Players (IDP)

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2011 FP = Fantasy points scored in 2011, per Athlon Sports standard scoring

Rank

Player

Team

POS

Bye

2011 FP

1.

Jason Pierre-Paul

NYG

DL

11

146.8

2.

Jared Allen

MIN

DL

11

157.0

3.

Patrick Willis

SF

LB

9

114.0

4.

Justin Tuck

NYG

DL

11

53.0

5.

Trent Cole

PHI

DL

7

84.0

6.

Desmond Bishop

GB

LB

10

124.5

7.

Julius Peppers

CHI

DL

6

93.5

8.

James Laurinaitis

STL

LB

9

146.5

9.

Eric Berry

KC

DB

7

0.0

10.

Mario Williams

BUF

DL

8

30.5

11.

Derrick Johnson

KC

LB

7

140.0

12.

Jabaal Sheard

CLE

DL

10

90.3

13.

Navarro Bowman

SF

LB

9

144.0

14.

Tyvon Branch

OAK

DB

5

110.3

15.

Calais Campbell

ARI

DL

10

117.0

16.

D’Qwell Jackson

CLE

LB

10

162.3

17.

Daryl Washington

ARI

LB

10

128.0

18.

Patrick Chung

NE

DB

9

58.5

19.

Sean Weatherspoon

ATL

LB

7

118.5

20.

Charles Johnson

CAR

DL

6

72.5

21.

Elvis Dumervil

DEN

DL

7

72.3

22.

Jason Babin

PHI

DL

7

107.5

23.

Curtis Lofton

NO

LB

6

143.0

24.

George Wilson

BUF

DB

8

115.6

25.

Cliff Avril

DET

DL

5

110.5

26.

Stephen Tulloch

DET

LB

5

131.5

27.

Jerod Mayo

NE

LB

9

91.0

28.

Chris Long

STL

DL

9

82.5

29.

Eric Weddle

SD

DB

7

110.5

30.

Colin McCarthy

TEN

LB

11

74.0

31.

Paul Posluszny

JAC

LB

6

114.5

32.

Pat Angerer

IND

LB

4

127.5

33.

Kam Chancellor

SEA

DB

11

115.5

34.

Ray Lewis

BAL

LB

8

101.5

35.

Brian Urlacher

CHI

LB

6

119.0

36.

J.J. Watt

HOU

DL

8

81.8

37.

LaRon Landry

NYJ

DB

9

51.3

38.

Sean Lee

DAL

LB

5

109.0

39.

Charles Tillman

CHI

DB

6

138.5

40.

Haloti Ngata

BAL

DL

8

89.0

41.

Aldon Smith

SF

LB/DL

9

93.0

42.

Osi Umenyiora

NYG

DL

11

56.5

43.

Luke Kuechly

CAR

LB

6

DNP

44.

Antoine Bethea

IND

DB

4

119.0

45.

Jeremy Mincey

JAC

DL

6

90.5

46.

Justin Smith

SF

DL

9

86.8

47.

DeMarcus Ware

DAL

LB

5

128.3

48.

Morgan Burnett

GB

DB

10

119.5

49.

Mark Barron

TB

DB

5

DNP

50.

Carlos Dunlap

CIN

DL

8

44.3

51.

Chad Greenway

MIN

LB

11

131.5

52.

Earl Thomas

SEA

DB

11

99.5

53.

Mathias Kiwanuka

NYG

LB/DL

11

93.8

54.

Roman Harper

NO

DB

6

119.8

55.

Karlos Dansby

MIA

LB

7

109.5

56.

Rolando McClain

OAK

LB

5

114.0

57.

Charles Woodson

GB

DB

10

121.2

58.

London Fletcher

WAS

LB

10

153.3

59.

Ndamukong Suh

DET

DL

5

49.5

60.

Cameron Wake

MIA

LB/DL

7

70.6

61.

Lawrence Timmons

PIT

LB

4

95.5

62.

Patrick Peterson

ARI

DB

10

127.4

63.

Chris Clemons

SEA

DL

11

89.5

64.

Brian Cushing

HOU

LB

8

122.5

65.

Von Miller

DEN

LB

7

103.3

66.

Jarius Bryd

BUF

DB

8

120.5

67.

Kameron Wimbley

TEN

DL

11

87.0

68.

Adrian Clayborn

TB

DL

5

67.8

69.

Jon Beason

CAR

LB

6

4.0

70.

Kelvin Sheppard

BUF

LB

8

62.5

71.

Troy Polamalu

PIT

DB

4

105.0

72.

Quintin Mikell

STL

DB

9

108.0

73.

Ahtyba Rubin

CLE

DL

10

87.0

74.

DeMeco Ryans

PHI

LB

7

58.0

75.

Bernard Pollard

BAL

DB

8

90.0

— Published on June 21, 2012

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