Week 8 IDP Rankings

Week 8 IDP Rankings

Cowboys DL David Irving has emerged as a reliable IDP option since returning from suspension.


After seven weeks of action in the NFL, it is unlikely that your team has made it this far into the season without any major injuries. Fortunately, there have been many players breaking through who are proving they can be relied upon on a week to week basis. These emerging players are highly pivotal to your team’s success throughout the remainder of the season, and you have to be able to make the call whether it is the better move to start a player who may have the name recognition and a safe floor, or an on the rise emerging boom or bust player.

I always recommend fantasy owners build their teams around a mix of both varieties of players, building a strong core of high-floor players that can start in your lineup every week, and then filling the remaining roster spots on players who possess more big-play abilities. These boom/bust players have the opportunity to send your weekly score from a good total to a great one, while even if they disappoint and have a subpar week, you still have your reliable high-floor cornerstones to give your team a good baseline.

Leave some comments below or reach out to me on my Twitter page with any comments about how you prefer to build your rosters!




Now let’s jump into our Week 8 IDP Rankings of each position, according to tackle-heavy scoring formats, enjoy.



**Note: IDP scoring format vary greatly from league to league, the rankings below will be listed based upon the following scoring format.**


  • Solo tackle: 2 points
  • Assisted tackle: 1 point
  • Tackle for loss: 1 point
  • Sack: 3 points
  • Interception: 3 points
  • Forced fumble: 3 points
  • Fumble recovery: 3 points
  • Defensive TD: 6 points
  • Safety: 2 points


Week 8 IDP Rankings

Will Jadeveon Clowney make the most out of a positive matchup this Sunday against the Seahawks?

Defensive Linemen

1Joey BosaLAC@ NE
2Everson GriffenMINCLE
3Demarcus LawrenceDAL@ WAS
4Melvin IngramLAC@ NE
5Cameron JordanNOCHI
6Khalil MackOAK@ BUF
7Myles Garrett [OUT] - ConcussionCLEMIN
8Akiem HicksCHI@ NO
9Jadeveon ClowneyHOU@ SEA
10Trey FlowersNELAC
11DeForest BucknerSF@ PHI
12David IrvingDAL@ WAS
13Linval JosephMINCLE
14Cameron WakeMIA@ BAL
15Frank ClarkSEAHOU
16Solomon ThomasSF@ PHI
17Alex OkaforNOCHI
18Kawann ShortCAR@ TB
19Brandon GrahamPHISF
20Cameron HeywardPIT@ DET
21Emmanuel OgbahCLEMIN
22Mario AddisonCAR@ TB
23Fletcher CoxPHISF
24Geno AtkinsCININD
25Jerry HughesBUFOAK
26Danielle HunterMINCLE
27Henry AndersonIND@ CIN
28Eddie GoldmanCHI@ NO
29Julius PeppersCAR@ TB
30Brandon WilliamsBALMIA
31Ndamukong SuhMIA@ BAL
32Grady JarrettATL@ NYJ
33Carlos DunlapCININD
34Shaq LawsonBUFOAK
35Gerald McCoyTBCAR

Trending Up: Myles Garrett (DE, CLE) 

Just three games into his NFL career and Myles Garrett is already living up to the expectations of being the #1 overall pick in the draft. With four sacks so far, Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is letting it be known that they are not afraid to “turning him loose” when it comes to the amount of playing time Garrett will see.




Trending Down: Ezekiel Ansah (DE, DET) 

Once a top-five draft pick himself just four short years ago, Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah has been just a shell of his former self this season, battling through injuries and double-team blocks. Outside of one strong performance against the Giants, Ansah’s numbers have been subpar and he is not to be relied upon at the moment.


Week 8 IDP Rankings

Jarrad Davis is back on the field after recovering from a concussion and the rookie LB is playing exceptionally.


1Zach BrownWASDAL
2Ryan ShazierPIT@ DET
3Bobby WagnerSEAHOU
4Lavonte DavidTBCAR
5Jarrad DavisDETPIT
6C.J. MosleyBALMIA
7Deion JonesATL@ NYJ
8Christian KirkseyCLEMIN
9Vontaze BurfictCININD
10Kwon AlexanderTBCAR
11Mason Foster [On IR] - Replace with Martrell SpaightWASDAL
12Reuben Foster [OUT] SF@ PHI
13Sean LeeDAL@ WAS
14Danny TrevathanCHI@ NO
15NaVorro BowmanOAK@ BUF
16Demario DavisNYJATL
17Joe SchobertCLEMIN
18Tahir WhiteheadDETPIT
19Benardrick McKinneyHOU@ SEA
20Mychal KendricksPHISF
21Jatavis BrownLAC@ NE
22Von MillerDEN@ KC
23Craig RobertsonNOCHI
24Darron LeeNYJATL
25K.J. WrightSEA@ HOU
26Nick VigilCININD
27Eric KendricksMINCLE
28Christian JonesCHI@ NO
29Jon BosticIND@ CIN
30Lorenzo AlexanderBUFOAK
31Shaq ThompsonCAR@ TB
32A.J. KleinNOCHI
33Hayes PullardLAC@ NE
34Jamie CollinsCLEMIN
35Brandon MarshallDEN@ KC
36Anthony HitchensDAL@ WAS
37T.J. WattPIT@ DET
38Zach CunninghamHOUSEA
39Shane RayDEN@ KC
40Jabaal SheardIND@ CIN

Trending Up: Mychal Kendricks (WLB, PHI) 

Ever since Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz took his current position in 2016, Mychal Kendricks has seen a sharp decline in fantasy performance, and it is no coincidence that those two events are correlated. It has been widely known how frustrated Kendricks has been with his lack of playing time, but that will change now that starting middle linebacker Jordan Hicks is out for the season. Expect Kendricks to make the most of the opportunity and possibly see numbers similar to those he put up in 2014-15.


Trending Down: Ray-Ray Armstrong (WLB, SF) 

After the 49ers released veteran linebacker NaVorro Bowman a couple of weeks ago, it seemed as if they were committing a full-time workload to former backup Ray-Ray Armstrong. Things shortly changed though for Armstrong, as he saw his playing time diminish this past Sunday in favor of teammate Eric Reid, who took over at the linebacker position. If the 49ers employ this same three-safety strategy moving forward, Armstrong’s status as an LB2/3 this season would come to an end.


Week 8 IDP Rankings

Bears rookie safety Eddie Jackson scored two touchdowns against the Panthers last Sunday.

Defensive Backs

1Reshad JonesMIA@ BAL
2Devin McCourtyNELAC
3Adrian AmosCHI@ NO
4Kenny VaccaroNOCHI
5Keanu NealATL@ NYJ
6Jaquiski TarttSF@ PHI
7Matthias FarleyIND@ CIN
8Harrison SmithMINCLE
9Jamal AdamsNYJATL
10Karl JosephOAK@ BUF
11Daniel SorensenKCDEN
12Malcolm JenkinsPHISF
13Justin SimmonsDEN@ KC
14Tavon WilsonDETPIT
15Jahleel AddaeLAC@ NE
16Jordan Poyer [OUT]BUFOAK
17Sean DavisPIT@ DET
18Justin EvansTBCAR
19Micah HydeBUFOAK
20Eddie JacksonCHI@ NO
21Earl ThomasSEAHOU
22Ron ParkerKCDEN
23D.J. SwearingerWASDAL
24Tre'Davious WhiteBUFOAK
25Marcus MayeNYJATL
26Trae WaynesMINCLE
27Eric ReidSF@ PHI
28Miles KillebrewDETPIT
29Kurt ColemanCAR@ TB
30Miles KindredCLEMIN
31Marcus LattimoreNOCHI
32Terrence MitchellKCDEN
33T.J. WardTBCAR
34Jalen MillsPHISF
35Jeff HeathDAL@ WAS

Trending Up: Jamal Adams (SS, NYJ)

At the beginning of the season, I had Jets rookie Jamal Adams pegged for a top-ten overall finish at the defensive back position. While it has been a slow start for the first-round pick from LSU, he has been playing to potential as of late and catching some national attention across the league. Jets coaches have used their versatile safety in many roles in past weeks, keeping offenses guessing and even surprising opposing quarterbacks with safety blitzes.


Trending Down: Tyvon Branch (SS, ARI) 

After a scorching hot start to the season for Tyvon Branch, it should have been known that he could not keep up the torrid tackle pace that he was setting for himself. With the return of Deone Bucannon to the defense, and Cardinals rookie Haason Reddick pushing for more playing time, there just isn’t enough tackles to be spread out weekly among this defense. Branch will still have the opportunities to produce DB1 numbers when he is targeted by opposing offenses, but no longer on a weekly basis.

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