Week 1 IDP LB Rankings

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RANK PLAYER POS TEAM OPP BUZZ
1 LUKE KUECHLY MLB CAR DEN
2 LAVONTE DAVID WLB TBB ATL
3 JAMIE COLLINS SLB NEP ARI
4 NAVORRO BOWMAN ILB SF RAM
5 DERRICK JOHNSON ILB KCC SDC just a note that SDC were the most friendlist team against LB’s LY
6 ALEC OGLETREE MLB RAM SF transition time has come, Ogletree ready to eat
7 JORDAN HICKS MLB PHI CLE just glad he’s back & healthy, ready to kick off his stud year
8 BOBBY WAGNER MLB SEA MIA
9 CJ MOSLEY ILB BAL BUF
10 DEONE BUCANNON $LB ARI NEP he’s an every week start, no matter what
11 SEAN LEE WLB DAL NYG
12 KWON ALEXANDER MLB TBB ATL Lavonte & Kwon can co-exist, time for Kwon to clean up his missed tackles
13 THOMAS DAVIS SLB CAR DEN he’s been pretty cheap in drafts, contenders can enjoy
14 TELVIN SMITH WLB JAC GBP takes slight fall, gotta see who Jags pull on nickel – if Telvin, that’s HUGE but he’s still a LB1
15 DEANDRE LEVY WLB DET IND glad to see him back on the field
16 D’QWELL JACKSON ILB IND DET
17 RYAN SHAZIER ILB PIT WAS putting it all together starts now
18 BRANDON MARSHALL ILB DEN CAR
19 DANNY TREVATHAN ILB CHI HOU
20 PRESTON BROWN ILB BUF BAL little competition for tackles & much improved, borderline LB1
21 DENZEL PERRYMAN ILB SDC KCC one of the best against the run LY, trend continues
22 ERIC KENDRICKS MLB MIN TEN
23 LAWRENCE TIMMONS ILB PIT WAS this dude just doesn’t go away, solid LB2 starter this week
24 JERRELL FREEMAN ILB CHI HOU Freeman should rack up tackles against the run, LB2
25 KJ WRIGHT WLB SEA MIA
26 ANTHONY BARR WLB MIN TEN operation breakout activated
27 AVERY WILLIAMSON ILB TEN MIN 3rd year breakout doesn’t only apply to WR’s .. Or does it?
28 TAHIR WHITEHEAD MLB DET IND the man in the middle now, owners will enjoy
29 MARK BARRON (Q) WLB RAM SF small regression with Ogletree back but should hold LB2 value
30 STEPHONE ANTHONY SLB NOS OAK new position but should still roam & rack up tackles (LB2)
31 MALCOLM SMITH WLB OAK NOS may seem low on Malcolm, still makes a LB2 starter lot of talent around
32 ANTHONY HITCHENS SLB DAL NYG Durant’s presence hurts but upside LB2 play
33 BLAKE MARTINEZ ILB GBP JAC Barrington gone, impressive pre-season, steady floor
34 DEMARIO DAVIS ILB CLE PHI new team new energy, Demario could eat
35 BRIAN CUSHING ILB HOU CHI Cushing looks like a different LB in pre-season, looks more energized
36 BEN HEENEY MLB OAK NOS his time has come, should be a tackling machine
37 ZACHARY ORR ILB BAL BUF
38 KARLOS DANSBY SLB CIN NYJ all of a sudden I feel iffy starting Dansby
39 BENARDRICK MCKINNEY ILB HOU CHI operation breakout activated
40 DEVONDRE CAMPBELL WLB ATL TBB I’d use Campbell as a LB3 to start the season but he’ll inch in LB2 territory
41 PAUL POSLUSZNY MLB JAC GBP
42 JAMES LAURINAITIS MLB NOS OAK
43 SHAQ THOMPSON WLB CAR DEN operation breakout activated
44 MANTI TE’O ILB SDC KCC I admit I was low on em but he makes a decent LB3 start this week
45 DEION JONES MLB ATL TBB gonna be a starter to start the season, lets go!
46 JELANI JENKINS WLB MIA SEA
47 DARRON LEE ILB NYJ CIN Harris could be iffy week 1, it could be Lee time earlier than thought
48 CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY ILB CLE PHI
49 MASON FOSTER ILB WAS PIT sneaky sleeper week 1 alert
50 NIGEL BRADHAM SLB PHI CLE hurt my feelings last year but has chance to get right
51 RYAN KERRIGAN OLB WAS PIT
52 MELVIN INGRAM OLB SDC KCC solid LB2 play in big play leagues
53 KEENAN ROBINSON MLB NYG DAL will be in rotation with Sheppard, nickel duties – decent LB3/4
54 JUSTIN MARCH ILB KCC SDC starting next to DJ, Barrington may eat into some snaps LB3 start
55 PRESTON SMITH OLB WAS PIT LB2 big play league, Preston in for big year with increased snaps
56 WESLEY WOODYARD ILB TEN MIN steady vet but Spence will spell him now in nickel
57 MYCHAL KENDRICKS WLB PHI CLE im just as confused as you are, im not starting him yet
58 DONTA HIGHTOWER MLB NEP ARI
59 WILL COMPTON ILB WAS PIT
60 WHITNEY MERCILUS OLB HOU CHI you’re starting him in sack heavy leagues, you better.
61 KEVIN MINTER ILB ARI NEP
62 CHANDLER JONES OLB ARI NEP looking to get revenge on his former team? Bank on it
63 STEPHON TULLOCH ILB PHI CLE
64 MYLES JACK MLB JAC GBP wont start (yet) but will see enough snaps to warrant LB3 value
65 VON MILLER OLB DEN CAR
66 ANTONIO MORRISON ILB IND DET Irving gone, Sio injured – if he starts, makes case as a LB3 start
67 SU’A CRAVENS ILB WAS PIT not worried here, he’ll see the field
68 KIKO ALONSO MLB MIA SEA I could be wrong bout Kiko but I need to see it to believe it
69 BRUCE IRVIN SLB OAK NOS big year up ahead for Irvin, career high in sacks coming?
70 MARKUS GOLDEN OLB ARI NEP operation breakout activated
71 DAVID HARRIS ILB NYJ CIN shoulder injury makes him Q for week 1, expected to play tho
72 JAKE RYAN ILB GBP JAC
73 VIC BEASLEY SLB ATL TBB
74 KELVIN SHEPPARD MLB NYG DAL starting MLB for NYG, 2-down LB – should get a handfull of tackles
75 LORENZO MAULDIN OLB NYJ CIN operation breakout activated
76 SAM BARRINGTON ILB KCC SDC
77 REY MAUALUGA MLB CIN NYJ
78 DARYL SMITH SLB TBB ATL
79 JERRY HUGHES OLB BUF BAL
80 LEONARD FLOYD OLB CHI HOU no McPhee yet so it should benefit Floyd into getting some real snaps
81 TODD DAVIS LB DEN CAR
82 JADEVEON CLOWNEY OLB HOU CHI he’s looked good in pre-season, just needs to stay healthy
83 JORDAN JENKINS OLB NYJ CIN I can see him rising in no time, decent LB4 option if needed
84 RAY RAY ARMSTRONG ILB SF RAM sneaky start as LB3/Flex in deep leagues
85 CLAY MATTHEWS OLB GBP JAC
86 TERRELL SUGGS OLB BAL BUF
87 ZACH BROWN ILB BUF BAL nickel back in BUF
88 SEAN SPENCE ILB TEN MIN
89 ZA’DARIUS SMITH OLB BAL BUF
90 SEAN WEATHERSPOON WLB ATL TBB he’ll get some snaps, deep league worthy
91 EMMANUEL OGBAH OLB CLE PHI
92 JEREMIAH ATTAOCHU OLB SDC KCC
93 DATONE JONES OLB GBP JAC looked impressive in new position I must say, could be worth watching in IDP leagues now
94 CHAD GREENWAY SLB MIN TEN
95 DERRICK MORGAN OLB TEN MIN

9 Comments

  1. Footballdave

    September 7, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Yo B, von miller, launched a monster 25pt performance last time vs panthers; no way have the Panthers gotten that much better right?
    Why miller so low considering huge upside.
    Thanks!

    • Bee Salamat

      September 7, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      yeah Von has that upside but I’m not going to start him as my LB1/2 or even 3 to bank on that especially if the league only scores 3 per sack. He was a monster in the SB for sure but he’s not a monster in IDP leagues unfortunately – more times than not he’s gonna get you 1-2 tackles 0-1 sack

      if i started 4 LB’s and 3 of them were already tackle volume guys then i’d prob consider starting Von in this situation but you’re not going to see Von much higher in weekly rankings, i could be wrong and ill own up to it if so

      • Footballdave

        September 8, 2016 at 6:47 am

        Agreed, sacks are 4 for for me but even a 3-1-1 is a solid 8,fumbles forced or recovered ae 3;Def will be top 20 this week. I say until a team can stop it, let it ride..I have david and Wagner,need a lb 3 stud off wire week 2, always tons in my format, dl,s,cb with offense..good luck week 1 Bee!

  2. Brian

    September 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Ummm, what about Zack Orr???

    • Brian

      September 10, 2016 at 1:32 am

      nvm, now I see him @ 37. Was he there all along and do you think he has LB2 upside?

      • Bee Salamat

        September 12, 2016 at 11:08 pm

        Orr definitely has LB2 upside (top 20-25) will have ups n downs tho but is a value LB3 starter going forward

  3. AJ

    September 11, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Any specific reason why Telvin Smith is a good 8 or 9 spots lower here than anywhere else? Not criticizing in the least, just curious if I should grab Collins or Alexander or someone if Telvin is being knocked down for a reason I’m unaware of. Much appreciated!

    • Bee Salamat

      September 12, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      Melvin still considered a top 10, a little wary being Jaguars possibility of shuffling LB’s around with Myles there and Telvin/Poz got to improve in pass coverage – mainly Telvin but if Kwon is available i’d definitely pick him up somehow

  4. Footballdave

    September 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Omg, what an old disaster week1, all those eagles stunk it up, looking forward to waiver wire help! Losing week 1 always has its advantages ;)

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