NFL 2020 Top 30 Linebacker Rankings

Darius Leonard Leader of the Pack

This is the 3rd part of our Defensive Ranking series, ranking the top 30 linebackers for your NFL IDP Fantasy Football leagues. Now we are getting to the men who score the points. But again remember, know how your league scores.

There are a few linebackers who are moving on to new teams. And there are rookies who will be fantasy relevant.

Top 30 Fantasy Football IDP Linebackers

1. Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts

2019 Stats: 15 games, 71 solo tackles, 50 assisted tackles, 9 tackles for loss, five sacks, 6 quarterback hits, 7 passes defended, 5 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 1 touchdown, 12.1 average fantasy points per game

2. Jordan Hicks, Arizona Cardinals

2019 Stats: 16 games, 92 solo tackles, 57 assisted tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 7 quarterback hits, 6 passes defended, 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 10.5 average fantasy points per game

3. Blake Martinez, New York Giants:

2019 Stats: 16 games, 98 solo tackles, 57 assisted tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 3 quarterback hits, 2 passes defended, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 9.5 average fantasy points per game

4. Joe Schobert, Jacksonville Jaguars

2019 Stats: 16 games, 89 solo tackles, 44 assisted tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 4 quarterback hits, 9 passes defended, 4 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 9.8 average fantasy points per game

5. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

2019 Stats: 16 games, 86 solo tackles, 73 assisted tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 4 quarterback hits, 6 passes defended, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 9.8 average fantasy points per game

6. Jaylon Smith, Dallas Cowboys

2019 Stats: 16 games, 83 solo tackles, 58 assisted tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 3 quarterback hits, 8 passes defended, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 9.4 average fantasy points per game

7. Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2019 Stats: 16 games, 82 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 7 quarterback hits, 7 passes defended, 1 interception, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 9.2 average fantasy points per game

8. Zach Cunningham, Houston Texans

2019 Stats: 16 games, 99 solo tackles, 43 assisted tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 3 quarterback hits, 2 passes defended, 2 fumble recoveries, 9.1 average fantasy points per game

9. Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers:

2019 Stats: 16 games, 90 solo tackles, 28 assisted tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 5 quarterback hits, 9 passes defended, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, 1 touchdown, 9.4 average fantasy points per game

10. Cory Littleton, Las Vegas Raiders

2019 Stats: 16 games, 78 solo tackles, 56 assisted tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 5 quarterback hits, 9 passes defended, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 9.9 average fantasy points per game

11. Roquan Smith, Chicago Bears

2019 Stats: 12 games, 66 solo tackles, 34 assisted tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 quarterback hits, 2 passes defended, 1 interception, 8.4 average fantasy points per game

12. Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings

2019 stats: 15 games, 70 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 2 quarterback hits, 12 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 8.1 average fantasy points per game

13. Devin Bush, Pittsburgh Steelers

2019 Stats: 16 games, 72 solo tackles, 37 assisted tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 4 passes defended, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 4 fumble recoveries, 7.8 average fantasy points per game

14. Deion Jones, Atlanta Falcons

2019 Stats: 16 games, 68 solo tackles, 42 assisted tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 4 quarterback hits, 5 passes defended, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, 1 touchdown, 7.4 average fantasy points per game

15. Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo Bills

2019 Stats: 16 games, 66 solo tackles, 49 assisted tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 4 quarterback hits, 9 passes defended, 1 interception, 7.8 average fantasy points per game

16. Shaq Thompson, Carolina Panthers

2019 Stats: 14 games, 75 solo tackles, 34 assisted tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 4 quarterback hits, 3 passes defended, 8.4 average fantasy points per game

17. Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints

2019 Stats: 16 games, 87 solo tackles, 24 assisted tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 9 quarterback hits, 12 passes defended, 1 interception, 9.1 average fantasy points per game

18. Leighton Vander Esch, Dallas Cowboys

2019 Stats: 9 games, 43 solo tackles, 29 assisted tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 2 quarterback hits, 3 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, 7.9 average fantasy points per game

19. Jayon Brown, Tennessee Titans:

2019 stats: 14 games, 69 solo tackles, 36 assisted tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 3 quarterback hits, 8 passes defended, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, 1 touchdown, 8.2 average fantasy points per game

20. Mack Wilson, Cleveland Browns

2019 stats: 16 games, 57 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 quarterback hits, 7 passes defended, 1 interception, 5.6 average fantasy points per game

21. CJ Mosley, New York Jets

2019 Stats: 2 games, 4 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 2 passes defended, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, 1 touchdown, 10.2 average fantasy points per game

22. Todd Davis, Denver Broncos

2019 Stats: 14 games, 78 solo tackles, 58 assisted tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 1 quarterback hits, 1 pass defended, 8.2 average fantasy points per game

23. Devin White, Tamp Bay Buccaneers

2019 Stats: 13 games, 58 solo tackles, 33 assisted tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 5 quarterback hits, 3 passes defended, 1 interception, 3 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 touchdowns, 10 average fantasy points per game

24. Nick Kwiatkoski, Las Vegas Raiders

2019 Stats: 16 games, 56 solo tackles, 20 assisted tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 3 quarterback hits, 4 passes defended, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 6.1 average fantasy points per game

25. Patrick Queen, Baltimore Ravens

2019 Stats: ROOKIE

26. Jerome Baker, Miami Dolphins:

2019 Stats: 16 games, 76 solo tackles, 50 assisted tackles, 9.9 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 6 quarterback hits, 4 passes defended, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 7.6 average fantasy points per game

27. Alexander Johnson, Denver Broncos

2019 Stats: 12 games, 52 solo tackles, 43 assisted tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 4 quarterback hits, 3 passes defended, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 8.6 average fantasy points per game

28. Christian Kirksey, Green Bay Packers

2019 Stats: 2 games, 6 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 5.2 average fantasy points per game

29. Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans

2019 Stats: 14 games, 54 solo tackles, 47 assisted tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 4 quarterback hits, 3 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recovery, 7.2 average fantasy points per game

30. Rashaan Evans, Tennessee Titans

2019 Stats: 16 games, 69 solo tackles, 42 assisted tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 8 quarterback hits, 1 fumble recovery, 1 touchdown, 7.8 average fantasy points per game

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