Week 15 IDP Rankings

Week 15 IDP Rankings

With seven sacks in his last eight games, Aaron Donald is in prime form once again.

Let’s jump right into our Week 15 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.**

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  • 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 15 IDP Rankings

Playing in the last year of his contract, can Ezekiel Ansah impress over the season’s last month and earn a bigger deal?

Defensive Linemen

1Joey BosaLAC@ KC
2Calais CampbellJAXHOU
3Demarcus LawrenceDAL@ OAK
4Everson GriffenMINCIN
5Melvin IngramLAC@ KC
6Brandon GrahamPHI@ NYG
7Aaron DonaldLAR@ SEA
8Danielle HunterMINCIN
9Akiem HicksCHI@ DET
10Khalil MackOAKDAL
11Cameron JordanNONYJ
12Yannick NgakoueJAXHOU
13Myles GarrettCLEBAL
14Cameron HeywardPITNYJ
15Jadeveon ClowneyHOU@ JAX
16Jason Pierre-PaulNYGPHI
17Carlos DunlapCIN@ MIN
18Fletcher CoxPHI@ NYG
19Ndamukong SuhMIA@ BUF
20Mario AddisonCARGB
21Trey FlowersNE@ PIT
22DeForest BucknerSFTEN
23Geno AtkinsCIN@ MIN
24Jurrell CaseyTEN@ SF
25Anthony ZettelDETCHI
26Cameron WakeMIA@ BUF
27Frank ClarkSEALAR
28Olivier VernonNYGPHI
29Kawann ShortCARGB
30Damon HarrisonNYGPHI
31Adrian ClaybornATL@ TB
32Brandon WilliamsBAL@ CLE
33Michael BennettSEALAR
34Muhammad WilkersonNYJ@ NO
35Linval JosephMINCIN
36David IrvingDAL@ OAK
37Eric LeeNE@ PIT
38A'Shawn RobinsonDETCHI
39Julius PeppersCARGB
40Mike DanielsGB@ CAR

Trending Up: Ezekiel Ansah (DE, DET)

Although he has been a bust for almost this entire season, Ezekiel Ansah has played well over the past three weeks, tallying a total of 13 solo tackles and two sacks in the Lions last three games. With Chicago, Cincinnati, and Green Bay on the schedule to finish the year, Ansah could seriously pad his stats and earn himself a much bigger contract next year on the open market.

Trending Down: Solomon Thomas (DE, SF)

49ers rookie defensive lineman Solomon Thomas has had many chances over the past month to break out and show he was worth the third overall selection in this year’s NFL Draft, but the rookie from Stanford just hasn’t been able to make an impact on the field yet. With only two sacks on the season, including zero in his last seven games, Thomas may need another full offseason of work with San Francisco for him to develop into the player they projected him to be.


Week 15 IDP Rankings

The Texans have one of the most favorable schedules to finish the season for IDPs. Can Zach Cunningham take advantage?


1Luke KuechlyCARGB
2Joe SchobertCLEBAL
3Deion JonesATL@ TB
4Telvin SmithJAXHOU
5Reuben FosterSFTEN
6Demario DavisNYJ@ NO
7C.J. MosleyBAL@ CLE
8Christian KirkseyCLEBAL
9Blake MartinezGB@ CAR
10Wesley WoodyardTEN@ SF
11Lavonte DavidTBATL
12Mark BarronLAR@ SEA
13Vince WilliamsPITNE
14Vontaze BurfictCIN@ MIN
15Navorro BowmanOAKDAL
16Tahir WhiteheadDETCHI
17Kiko AlonsoMIA@ BUF
18Sean LeeDAL@ OAK
19Danny TrevathanCHI@ DET
20Alec OgletreeLAR@ SEA
21Darron LeeNYJ@ NO
22Kwon AlexanderTBATL
23Michael WilhoiteSEALAR
24Brandon MarshallDEN@ IND
25Benardrick McKinneyHOU@ JAX
26Reggie RaglandKCLAC
27Preston BrownBUFMIA
28Craig RobertsonNONYJ
29Lawrence TimmonsMIA@ BUF
30Mychal KendricksPHI@ NYG
31Denzel PerrymanLAC@ KC
32Deone BucannonARI@ WAS
33Jon BosticINDDEN
34Anthony HitchensDAL@ OAK
35Zach VigilWASARI
36Matt MilanoBUFMIA
37Jarrad DavisDETCHI
38Eric KendricksMINCIN
39Zach CunninghamHOU@ JAX
40Jordan EvansCIN@ MIN
41Nigel BradhamPHI@ NYG
42Myles JackJAXHOU
43Todd DavisCIN@ MIN
44Kyle Van NoyNE@ PIT
45Justin HoustonKCLAC
46Nick KwiatkoskiCHI@ DET
47B.J. GoodsonNYGPHI
48James BurgessCLEBAL
49De'Vondre CampbellATL@ TB
50Von MillerDEN@ IND

Trending Up: Zach Cunningham (ILB, HOU)

After producing mediocre fantasy numbers during the middle portion of the season, IDP owners may finally be able to trust Zach Cunningham in their starting lineups for the remainder of 2017. The second-round rookie selection from Vanderbilt has played 100% of defensive snaps over the last two weeks, even after Brian Cushing returned last week from a 10-game suspension. Cunningham is a player I had ranked highly at the beginning of the season and he could be a great buy-low at this time in dynasty leagues heading into next season.

Trending Down: Christian Jones (ILB, CHI)

After posting his best game of the season in week 13, compiling ten solo tackles, three assists, and a sack, Bears coaches must not have liked what they saw from Jones on the field because he was only on the field for ten total snaps against the Bengals in week 14. Nick Kwiatkoski and Danny Trevathan were on the field for a majority of the game in Cincinnati instead and I expect that to be the trend moving forward, as both linebackers are under contract through 2019.


Week 15 IDP Rankings

With almost half of Seattle’s defensive starters projected to miss week 15, Bradley McDougald will be in line for a big week.

Defensive Backs

1Reshad JonesMIA@ BUF
2Keanu NealATL@ TB
3Sean DavisPITNE
4Landon CollinsNYGPHI
5Jordan PoyerBUFMIA
6Morgan BurnettGB@ CAR
7Kurt ColemanCARGB
8Karl JosephOAKDAL
9Barry ChurchJAXHOU
10Daniel SorensenKCLAC
11Harrison SmithMINCIN
12Patrick ChungNE@ PIT
13Bradley McDougaldSEALAR
14T.J. McDonaldMIA@ BUF
15Jahleel AddaeLAC@ KC
16Budda BakerARI@ WAS
17Ha-Ha Clinton DixGB@ CAR
18Johnathan CyprienTEN@ SF
19Vonn BellNONYJ
20Eric ReidSFTEN
21Micah HydeBUFMIA
22Andrew SendejoMINCIN
23Matthias FarleyINDDEN
24Justin EvansTBATL
25Eric WeddleBAL@ CLE
26Devin McCourtyNE@ PIT
27Glover QuinDETCHI
28Darian ThompsonNYGPHI
29Kevin ByardTEN@ SF
30Tyrann MathieuARI@ WAS
31Tony JeffersonBAL@ CLE
32Byron JonesDAL@ OAK
33Desmond KingLAC@ KC
34Jamal AdamsNYJ@ NO
35Malcolm JenkinsPHI@ NYG
36Earl ThomasSEALAR
37Adoree JacksonTEN@ SF
38Eddie JacksonCHI@ DET
39John JohnsonLAR@ SEA
40Marcus MayeNYJ@ NO

Trending Up: Bradley McDougald (SS, SEA)

Seattle’s defense has suffered through injury after injury this season and they just kept piling on in week 14. In addition to Cliff Avril, Richard Sherman, and Kam Chancellor already on injured reserve, the Seahawks will most likely be without both of their star linebackers, Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, this week. Someone on their defense will have to step up to try and stop Todd Gurley and the Rams and those responsibilities will fall upon both Bradley McDougald and veteran safety Earl Thomas. McDougald has been kind to fantasy owners since replacing Kam Chancellor at strong safety with 34 total tackles in the last four games. I expect similar production for him this week in a huge divisional matchup of NFC West foes.

Trending Down: Harrison Smith (FS, MIN)

One of the perks of being on a top-tier defense in the NFL is being recognized for your play when you a performing at a high level, but unfortunately, one of the downsides of being surrounded by Pro-Bowl level talent is that sometimes there just isn’t enough tackles to go around for everyone. The latter seems to be the case lately for Harrison Smith as he has managed just ten solo tackles and one assist over the Vikings last four games despite being on the field for almost every single snap in that time.

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