Week 9 IDP Rankings

Week 9 IDP Rankings

Telvin Smith has produced a stellar 2017 season thus far, earning himself a new contract extension in the process.

Eight weeks have gone by in the NFL season and it seems like rankings are starting to become more consistent on a week-by-week basis. Players are sorting themselves into tiers amongst their peers, and there are fewer players jumping up and down the rankings, barring injury. Fantasy owners can see themselves now as either contenders or pretenders, and with trade deadlines approaching this month in most leagues, it is either buying or selling time depending on your roster.

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Now let’s jump into our Week 9 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 9 IDP Rankings

Carlos Dunlap exploded in week 8 with a sack and an interception return for a touchdown.

Defensive Linemen

1Demarcus LawrenceDALKC
2Calais CampbellJAXCIN
3Cameron JordanNOTB
4DeForest BucnerSFARI
5Khalil MackOAK@ MIA
6Jadeveon ClowneyHOUIND
7Henry AndersonIND@ HOU
8Jason Pierre-PaulNYGLAR
9Brandon GrahamPHIDEN
10Dante FowlerJAXCIN
11David IrvingDALKC
12Geno AtkinsCIN@ JAX
13Aaron DonaldLAR@ NYG
14Cameron WakeMIAOAK
15Frank ClarkSEAWAS
16Carlos DunlapCIN@ JAX
17Julius PeppersCARATL
18Jurell CaseyTENBAL
19Mario AddisonCARATL
20Olivier Vernon [OUT]NYGLAR
21Michael BennettSEAWAS
22Damon HarrisonNYGLAR
23Yannick NgakoueJAXCIN
24Muhammad WilkersonNYJBUF
25Jerry HughesBUF@ NYJ
26Fletcher CoxPHIDEN
27Anthony ZettelDET@ GB
28Ndamukong SuhMIAOAK
29Leger DouzableSFARI
30Alex OkaforNOTB
31Derek BarnettPHIDEN
32Leonard WilliamsNYJBUF
33Ezekiel AnsahDET@ GB
34Shaq LawsonBUF@ NYJ
35Brandon WilliamsBAL@ TEN
36Gerald McCoyTB@ NO
37Kawann ShortCARATL
38A'Shawn RobinsonDET@ GB
39Grady JarrettATL@ CAR
40Derek WolfeDEN@ PHI

Trending Up: Carlos Dunlap (DE, CIN)

Carlos Dunlap enjoyed a Sunday full of highlight reel plays last week topped off with a game-winning pick-six in the Bengals 24-23 win over Indianapolis in week 8. Although he had a shockingly slow first half of season, Dunlap’s performance last weekend is hopefully a sign of more things to come to finish out the rest of the year for the former IDP stud.


Trending Down: Jerry Hughes (DE, BUF) 

Although the Bills transition into a 4-3 base defense has boded well for Hughes’ blitzing abilities so far this season, Buffalo’s front office decision to trade away fellow defensive lineman Marcell Dareus could hurt Hughes fantasy production. With Dareus gone, opposing offensive lines will be able to double team Hughes more often and use a running back to help block on his side, hampering his chances to get to the quarterback.

Week 9 IDP Rankings

Cleveland’s linebacking corps has been one of the few bright spots in the 2017 Browns season.


1Telvin SmithJAXCIN
2Deion JonesATL@ CAR
3Bobby WagnerSEAWAS
4Vontaze BurfictCIN@ JAX
5C.J. MosleyBAL@ TEN
6Zach BrownWAS@ SEA
7Kwon AlexanderTB@ NO
8Luke KuechlyCARATL
9NoVarro BowmanOAK@ MIA
10Blake MartinezGBDET
11Lavonte DavidTB@ NO
12Sean LeeDALKC
13Mark BarronLAR@ NYG
14Myles JackJAXCIN
15Wesley WoodyardTENBAL
16Demario DavisNYJBUF
17Jarrad DavisDET@ GB
18Alec OgletreeLAR@ NYG
19Darron LeeNYJBUF
20Nick VigilCIN@ JAX
21Benardick McKinneyHOUIND
22Brandon MarshallDEN@ PHI
23Lawrence TimmonsMIAOAK
24Antonio MorrisonIND@ HOU
25Craig RobertsonNOTB
26Reuben FosterSFARI
27Kiko AlonsoMIAOAK
28K.J. WrightSEAWAS
29Deone BucannonARI@ SF
30Lorenzo AlexanderBUF@ NYJ
31Mychal KendricksPHIDEN
32Ramon HumberBUF@ NYJ
33Von MillerDEN@ PHI
34Avery WilliamsonTENBAL
35Jon BosticIND@ HOU
36Tahir WhiteheadDET@ GB
37Justin HoustonKC@ DAL
38Preston BrownBUF@ NYJ
39Patrick OnwuasorBAL@ TEN
40De'Vondre CampbellATL@ CAR

Trending Up: Cleveland Browns Linebackers 

With Jamie Collins fully healthy and back on the field, the Gregg Williams’ linebacking corps is fully functioning and ready for an absurd number of snap counts on a weekly basis. Williams, who is in his first (and probably last) season as Browns defensive coordinator, has shown he loves playing each of his three linebackers, Christian Kirksey, Joe Schobert, and Jamie Collins, for nearly if not all 100% snaps every game. With the 0-8 Browns offense struggling consistently, these defenders will all see plenty of opportunities every week to put up LB1 stats.


Trending Down: Tahir Whitehead (WLB, DET)

After the 2017 NFL Draft, the future appeared grim for Lions veteran linebacker Tahir Whitehead. Detroit had used first and fourth-round draft picks on rookie Jarrad Davis and Jalen Reeves-Maybin, and Whitehead’s playing time in 2017 was in doubt. While Davis took over at middle linebacker immediately upon arrival, Reeves-Maybin’s introduction into the lineup has been gradual but steadily increasing. Whitehead’s time starting in Detroit may be dwindling, just as his snap counts have for the past few weeks.


Week 9 IDP Rankings

Keanu Neal led the Falcons defense in a win against the Jets in the torrential rain at the Meadowlands.

Defensive Backs

1Reshad JonesMIAOAK
2Landon CollinsNYGLAR
3Kenny VacarroNOTB
4Keanu NealATL@ CAR
5Morgan BurnettGBDET
6Jaquiski TarttSFARI
7Malcolm JenkinsPHIDEN
8Jamal AdamsNYJBUF
9Barry ChurchJAXCIN
10Tyvon BranchARI@ SF
11Micah HydeBUF@ NYJ
12Kurt ColemanCARATL
13Kevin ByardTENBAL
14Antoine BetheaARI@ SF
15Karl JosephOAK@ MIA
16Daniel SorensenKC@ DAL
17Tavon WilsonDET@ GB
18Ha Ha Clinton-DixGBDET
19Matthias FarleyIND@ HOU
20Justin EvansTB@ NO
21Johnathan CyprienTENBAL
22Kam ChancellorSEAWAS
23Tony JeffersonBAL@ TEN
24Justin SimmonsDEN@ PHI
25Glover QuinDET@ GB
26Eric WeddleBAL@ TEN
27Jalen MillsPHIDEN
28Ron ParkerKC@ DAL
29Marshon LattimoreNOTB
30Tre'Davious WhiteBUF@ NYJ
31Lamarcus JoynerLAR@ NYG
32D.J. SwearingerWAS@ SEA
33Jordan PoyerBUF@ NYJ
34Rodney McLeodPHIDEN
35Tyrann MathieuARI@ SF
36Marcus PetersKC@ DAL
37Vernon HargreavesTB@ NO
38Byron JonesDALKC
39Darian StewartDEN@ PHI
40Marcus MayeNYJBUF

Trending Up: Keanu Neal (SS, ATL)

After a slow start to the season, Keanu Neal has rewarded patient owners with a trio of fantastic weeks since the Falcons week 5 bye. Neal has recorded 27 total tackles over the past three weeks, and in Atlanta’s matchup this weekend against Cam Newton and the Panthers a turnover looks highly probable.


Trending Down: Matthias Farley (SS, IND)

Even though he was on the field for 100% of defensive snaps against the Bengals in week 8, Matthias Farley failed to make any kind of mark on the stat sheet, not recording a single tackle or pass defended the entire game. With teammate and fellow safety Clayton Geathers now practicing in full for the Colts, Farley’s playing time may be in jeopardy if Indianapolis chooses to move forward with Geathers and Darius Butler as their two safeties. Farley is not a cut candidate quite yet in medium-sized leagues, but it is a situation worth watching if you own him on your team.

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