As promised in the IDP Breakdown in the Fantasy Alarm Draft Guide, Below are the second set of our weekly updated IDP rankings. The three categories-DL, LB, DB-include the 50 top IDP players based on current projections. Within each category, the defensive players are designated at their primary position, although depending on the platform hosting your league, some of the players will qualify at two positions (e.g., Olivier Vernon qualifies at both LB and DE on Yahoo), so study your league settings well to get a leg up on your competition.
You will not notice a great deal of change between the listing posted last week and this current set of rankings. Now that the preseason is kicking into gear, however, things will become entirely more interesting as the position battles slip into high gear (and the inevitable injuries crop up). Plus, it seems much more convenient to have these tables available for your reference every week, rather than having to search through the site to locate your IDP information.
The rankings are based on the following scoring system:
Solo Tackle (or Total Tackles) 1 point
Assisted tackle 1/2 point
Sack 4 points
Interception 6 points
Pass defended 1 point
Fumble forced 4 point
Fumble recovered 2 points
Safety 2 points
Blocked FG/PAT/Punt 6 points
All defensive TDs 6 points
As promised in the Draft Guide, there is the potential for revised rankings to be prepared, based on your specific league scoring system, if you send me the particulars in an email. You need to track down this writer’s contact information somewhere else on the site, as there should be an effort expended to receive the reward.
Below are the top 50 DL/LB/DBs per current projections, and these will be updated weekly until the regular season kicks off:
Good luck and godspeed in all your fantasy efforts.