Post Season DE Rankings (Big-Play Heavy)

A reference point for IDP rankings at Defensive End, based on a big-play heavy (BH) scoring system.


  1. J.J. Watt, HOU
  2. Robert Quinn, STL
  3. Muhammad Wilkerson, NYJ
  4. Cameron Jordan, NO
  5. Demarcus Ware, DAL
  6. Mario Williams, BUF
  7. Greg Hardy, CAR
  8. Carlos Dunlap, CIN
  9. Calais Campbell, ARI
  10. Adrian Clayborn, TB
  11. Cameron Wake, MIA
  12. Jared Allen, MIN
  13. Chandler Jones, NE
  14. Osi Umenyiora, NYG
  15. Jason Pierre-Paul, NYG
  16. Julius Peppers, CHI
  17. Lamarr Houston, OAK
  18. Olivier Vernon, MIA
  19. Chris Long, STL
  20. Rob Ninkovich, NE
  21. Charles Johnson, CAR
  22. Michael Bennett, SEA
  23. Dion Jordan, MIA
  24. Sheldon Richardson, NYJ
  25. Ezekiel Ansah, DET


Be aware that these rankings should be a follow up to last season’s performances and do not take into account FA moves or the NFL draft. A new ranking will be published post-NFL draft for the new season.


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    March 28, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Where would Geno Atkins rank in this list if your league had DL position instead of seperate DE and DT?

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      Matt Lane

      March 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Hi Eric,

      Last year I would’ve put Atkins at around the 12-15 mark but that injury and also losing Michael Johnson puts him more likely at 20-23 area for me.

      Importantly he is much better than most of the other DTs so his value is significant if your league plays DTs. Think of him as Jimmy Graham, super elite TE but less value if he was listed as a WR in fantasy.

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        March 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

        Thanks. Yea my league is DL so he is a good but not elite asset. I have a trade involving him and Olivea Vernon and I wanted to make sure others viewed them relatively even which it sounds like you do. (Give or take a few spots)

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