2018 NFL IDP Tier Rankings – Overall

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So it’s true while the offensive players get all the limelight, the defensive side of the ball is pretty important too.  And for those of us who play in IDP leagues, understand that even on the defensive side there are stars and the also-rans.  For most IDP leagues, linebackers are scoring the points, followed by defensive ends and safeties/cornerbacks depending on how your league scores.

So know how your league is scoring and heed these tiers of IDP players:

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Preseason IDP Rankings 2018 - Overall

RANKTeamPosition Rank
TIER 1
Luke KuechlyCarolina PanthersLB1
Bobby WagnerSeattle SeahawksLB2
Khalil MackChicago BearsLB3
C.J. MosleyBaltimore RavensLB4
Telvin SmithJacksonville JaguarsLB5
Kwon AlexanderTampa Bay BuccaneersLB6
Joey BosaLos Angeles ChargersDE1
Myles GarrettCleveland BrownsDE2
Deion JonesAtlanta FalconsLB7
Sean LeeDallas CowboysLB8 (injury plagued)
Landon CollinsNew York GiantsS1
Alec OgletreeNew York GiantsLB9
Keanu NealNew York GiantsS2
TIER 2
J.J. WattHouston TexansDE3
Reshad JonesMiami DolphinsS3
Calais CampbellJacksonville JaguarsDE4
Christian KirkseyCleveland BrownsLB10
Danielle HunterMinnesota VikingsDE5
Lavonte DavidTampa Bay BuccaneersLB11
Zach BrownWashingtonLB12
Jason Pierre-PaulTampa Bay BuccaneersDE6
Aaron DonaldLos Angeles RamsDT1
Melvin IngramLos Angeles ChargersDE7
Eric KendricksMinnesota VikingsLB12
Cameron JordanNew Orleans SaintsDE8
Benardrick McKinneyHouston TexansLB13
TIER 3
Harrison SmithMinnesota VikingsS4
Everson GriffenMinnesota VikingsDE9
Mark BarronLos Angeles RamsLB14
Muhammad WilkersonGreen Bay PackersDE10
Olivier VernonMiami DolphinsLB15
Brandon GrahamPhiladelphia EaglesDE11
Jatavis BrownLos Angeles ChargersLB16
Jarrad DavisDetroit LionsLB17

So remember the tiers are for those who are going to score you fantasy points.  So safeties and cornerbacks who are not targeted will be lower on the list or not at all, leaving their partners to be listed ahead of them.

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