2017 Very Early IDP LB Dynasty Rankings

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RANK PLAYER TEAM MY THOUGHTS
1 KWON ALEXANDER TBB I know im alone here and that’s fine, I will continue to lead the Kwon train.
2 BOBBY WAGNER SEA dominant presence and glad he’s been healthy
3 VONTAZE BURFICT CIN knucklehead (yes) injuries (yes) if you can bypass those and risk for the elite production, Burfict is as legit as they’ll come
4 ALEC OGLETREE LAR  you see? believe in the “Tree”
5 DEION JONES ATL spetacular rookie season & performance in the super bowl, will only get better and will maintain LB1 value
6 JAMIE COLLINS CLE new team don’t matter, meshed well with Kirksey will be back to LB1
7 CJ MOSLEY BAL Orr has retired, CJ had a down year – expect a bounce back in a major way
8 LUKE KUECHLY CAR arguably the best on the field, lot of concerns though
9 TELVIN SMITH JAC Poz will be fading out sooner than later, Myles wont eat into production much
10 LAVONTE DAVID TBB not worried about Lavonte, but his elite status is gone (unfortunately) still a serviceable LB1
11 JATAVIS BROWN LAC too bad he got injured, Jatavis was having a standout rookie season and shall be the top Chargers LB next few years as their WLB in Bradley’s scheme ala Telvin
12 ERIC KENDRICKS MIN
13 CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY CLE too bad he got injured, Jatavis was having a standout rookie season and shall be the top Chargers LB next few years as their WLB in Bradley’s scheme ala Telvin
14 RYAN SHAZIER PIT superb talent just the injury history you’ll have to put up with, with Timmons aging – Shazier’s time is NOW
15 NAVORRO BOWMAN SF
16 SEAN LEE DAL a healthy Jaylon Smith will eat into his production and no that’s not #AlternativeFacts
17 BENARDRICK MCKINNEY HOU breakout year and will continue
18 JORDAN HICKS PHI too talented to not play, think Schwartz knows that now and bounce back is in store – buy target
19 PRESTON BROWN BUF
20 DARRON LEE NYJ passed the learning process now it’s time to find his nitch, time to buy is now
21 DANNY TREVATHAN CHI top tier LB2 option, just has problems staying healthy
22 DEONE BUCANNON ARI I toned down a little but still a Deone fan, he’ll bounce back
23 DENZEL PERRYMAN LAC starting MLB job should be his in the “Poz” role
24 DEVONDRE CAMPBELL ATL we got a sneak peek of what’s to come from his performance in the Super Bowl, wouldn’t be surprised if he’s up & up with Deion soon
25 ZACH BROWN BUF pending FA, if he stays in BUF he’ll get a slight bump – low ceiling but solid floor remains
26 MARK BARRON LAR quietly just gets the job done, servicable LB2 potential diff role in new scheme?
27 JERRELL FREEMAN CHI steady vet, not flashy just productive
28 NIGEL BRADHAM PHI succeed expectations last year, should sustain LB2 productivity
29 KIKO ALONSO MIA well, until MIA fixes their LB issues – Kiko is all they got
30 REGGIE RAGLAND BUF coming off a knee injury, may have slow start to 17′ season but high tackling floor & cheap buy right now
31 MYLES JACK JAC Poz is fading, it’s happening – time for the Jags to get more athletic and younger
32 AVERY WILLIAMSON TEN he’s still TEN best LB, should get back to every down role
33 KJ WRIGHT SEA
34 BRANDON MARSHALL DEN don’t let a disappointment in ’16 shy you away, if anything he’ll be super cheap now – servicable floor
35 LAWRENCE TIMMONS PIT old savvy vet won’t go away but it’ll start
36 ANTONIO MORRISON IND decent ceiling to target, if he lands starting gig will be solid LB3 with upside
37 DERRICK JOHNSON KCC think he’ll slow down? Got that injury he’s coming back from
38 VON MILLER DEN
39 JADEVEON CLOWNEY HOU the rise is on, was phenomenal down the stretch – awaiting DE tag so if you can acquire now – do so
40 MASON FOSTER WAS career year by Foster, will it continue? That’s risky but he’s arguably the best ILB they got right now
41 MELVIN INGRAM LAC  pending FA – landing spot is key
42 THOMAS DAVIS CAR
43 TAHIR WHITEHEAD DET yeah he put up numbers last year but was “Worrilow-ish” on the field, that gotta be some level of concern – sell
44 MALCOLM SMITH OAK think he stays in OAK, steady LB2 value until they get a solid MLB
45 JAYLON SMITH DAL im enjoying reading about his progress, if he returns anything close to his old self – expect him to rise in ranks BUT be pro-active and see if you can acquire him NOW (esp if it doesn’t cost you much)
46 STEPHONE ANTHONY NOS ah man what the hell happened here Stephone? Cheap target that still has LB2 upside
47 JELANI JENKINS MIA pending FA that could be IDP relevant again on new team
48 PAUL POSLUSZNY JAC thanks for the memories Poz, you’ve done well
49 WHITNEY MERCILUS HOU just keeps putting it all together
50 JUSTIN HOUSTON KCC a healthy Houston is pretty up there
51 VIC BEASLEY ATL many doubted him in ’16 – proved them wrong and if ATL ever gets pass rush help, could be even better
52 ANTHONY BARR MIN ah man what a disappointment
53 SU’A CRAVENS WAS his role should continue to get bigger & better (Foster/Compton) arent long term options
54 BJ GOODSON NYG rising LB will get his shot, NYG needs it
55 MARKUS GOLDEN ARI breakout year is no fluke
56 RAMIK WILSON KCC he prob played himself into a role in ’17 but im expecting KCC to address their ILB issues
57 SHAQ THOMPSON CAR maybe not Shaq’s time (yet)
58 BLAKE MARTINEZ GBP someone in GBP gotta get the tackles, right?
59 KAMALEI CORRERA BAL should be 1st up to take Orr’s spot, poor man’s Jamie Collins
60 LEONARD FLOYD CHI
61 BRUCE IRVIN OAK
62 NICK PERRY GBP pending FA also pending if ’16 wasn’t a fluke or not so draft at your own risk
63 NICK KWIATKOSKI CHI solid down the stretch, earned himself a starting gig but not until Trevathan or Freeman are gone
64 MYCHAL KENDRICKS PHI potentially could be traded/cut – landing spot would be key for him to rise in my rankings, cheap buy/add right now
65 MATT JUDON BAL should continue to be the heir to Dumervil, definitely has double digit sack potential
66 DEANDRE LEVY DET thanks for the memories Levy
67 BRIAN CUSHING HOU you too Cushing
68 DANNELL ELLERBE NOS
69 RYAN KERRIGAN WAS
70 CHANDLER JONES ARI FA to be but expected to stay in ARI
71 BUD DUPREE PIT solid down the stretch, as role continues to expand so shall his stats & his ranking
72 EDWIN JACKSON IND think he’s D’Qwell’s replacement (for now) but DJ is still on team – stash but would take one of the rookies instead
73 VINCE WILLIAMS PIT ah here’s a tough one, could get big uptick on how off-season goes
74 ZADARIUS SMITH BAL
75 KOREY TOOMER LAC played great for the Chargers as they suffered injuries everywhere, can play any LB position and is also a FA
76 TYLER MATAKEVICH PIT cloudy status right now until off-season clears up, cheap stash
77 JAKE RYAN GBP
78 KEENAN ROBINSON NYG
79 ELANDON ROBERTS NEP IF they don’t bring back Hightower, Roberts role could expand
80 JORDAN JENKINS NYJ one lone edge that did decent for NYJ, nice add for big play leagues
81 JONATHAN CASILLAS NYG
82 DEMARIO DAVIS CLE
83 PRESTON SMITH WAS ah man what happened? Slight concern but not doubting the talent that’s still there – stash in big play leagues
84 ANTWOINE WILLIAMS DET
85 SEAN SPENCE TEN
86 LORENZO ALEXANDER BUF can he repeat his career year? I’m not sure
87 JOSHUA PERRY LAC dynasty stash for now
88 TODD DAVIS DEN
89 KYLE VAN NOY NEP keep tabs on KVN this off-season
90 VINCENT REY CIN I just don’t know why CIN prefers others > Rey other than Burfict
91 KEVIN MINTER ARI
92 KARLOS DANSBY CIN
93 CORY JAMES OAK
94 KENTRELL BROTHERS MIN deep league stash but expect a 2-down role in MIN
95 KEVIN DODD TEN
96 GERALD HODGES SF what to do with this guy, definition of hot & cold – pass for me
97 LORENZO MAULDIN NYJ dude, what happened?
98 NICK VIGIL CIN
99 ANTHONY HITCHENS DAL ah he’s probably way too low here BUT a healthy Jaylon with Sean Lee and Hitchens sees the bench *shrug*
100 ALEX OKAFOR ARI

6 Comments

  1. Boobam13

    February 16, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Thoughts on a guy like Sio Moore?

    • Bee Salamat

      February 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      gotta be a deep league with big rosters to consider him, he’s been moved around & wouldnt be surprised he ends up on another team this off-season – if you’re looking to cut bait, he’s droppable and easily replaceable

  2. robbyrobdu

    February 19, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Must really hate Shane Ray, even as a starter going into 2017, wow.

    • Bee Salamat

      February 20, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      i think of Ray as a deep league LB, not one of my big play targets he’s still going to split snaps with Barrett but as FA clears up & all you might find Ray on here in the next update

  3. Jay

    February 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Just want to say that I love your work and the insight that you always add to why you make the decisions that you do. I made a lot of smart pickups for IDP that I would have never made or been aware of without your notes and rankings. So glad you are back!

    • Bee Salamat

      February 20, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      Thank You, that means a lot – and I’m glad to be back for y’all – thank you for the support, lets go get em in ’17!

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