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2013 Top Defensive Linemen (DL) IDP Fantasy Football Rankings, Projections

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Solo Tackles: 1.5, Assists: .75, Sacks: 5, Interceptions: 5, Forced Fumbles: 5, Pass Deflections: 2

1

J.J. Watt, HOU

2

Jared Allen, MIN

3

Cameron Wake, MIA

4

Calais Campbell, ARZ

5

Jason Pierre-Paul , NYG (I)

6

Mario Williams, BUF

7

Greg Hardy, CAR

8

Geno Atkins, CIN

9

Michael Johnson, CIN

10

DeMarcus Ware, DAL

11

Chandler Jones, NE

12

Osi Umenyiora, ATL

13

Charles Johnson, CAR

14

Julius Peppers, CHI

15

Derrick Morgan, TEN

16

Justin Smith, SF

17

Justin Tuck, NYG

18

Muhammad Wilkerson, NYJ

19

Rob Ninkovich, NE

20

Anthony Spencer, DAL

21

Da’Quan Bowers, TB

22

Michael Bennett, SEA

23

Cliff Avril, SEA

24

Robert Quinn, STL

25

Lamarr Houston, OAK

26

Chris Long, STL

27

Carlos Dunlap, CIN

28

Adrian Clayborn, TB (I)

29

Shaun Phillips, DEN

30

Andre Carter, OAK

31

Jeremy Mincey, JAX

32

Haloti Ngata, BAL

33

Ndamukong Suh, DET

34

Corey Liuget, SD

35

Ezekiel Ansah, DET

36

Cameron Jordan, NO

37

Derek Wolfe, DEN

38

Corey Wootton, CHI

39

Fletcher Cox, PHI

40

Jason Babin, JAX

41

Gerald McCoy, TB

42

Henry Melton, CHI

43

Brian Robison, MIN

44

Nick Fairley, DET

45

Everson Griffen, MIN

46

Willie Young, DET

47

Kyle Williams, BUF

48

Chris Clemons, SEA (I)

49

John Abraham, FA

50

Michael Brockers, STL

51

Jurrell Casey, TEN

52

Shea McClellin, CHI

53

Dion Jordan, MIA

54

Darnell Dockett, ARZ


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2012 Defensive Lineman Rankings

Last Updated – August 23rd

1

Jason Pierre-Paul

2

Jared Allen

3

Trent Cole

4

Justin Tuck

5

Mario Williams

6

Chris Long

7

Jabaal Sheard

8

Julius Peppers

9

Jason Babin

10

Elvis Dumervil

11

Calais Campbell

12

Justin Smith

13

Osi Umenyiora

14

Kamerion Wimbley

15

Charles Johnson

16

Jeremy Mincey

17

Robert Quinn

18

Cameron Wake

19

Chris Clemons

20

Cliff Avril

21

Matt Shaughnessy

22

Adrian Clayborn

23

Ahtyba Rubin

24

Haloti Ngata

25

J.J. Watt

26

Darnell Dockett

27

Mark Anderson

28

Tommy Kelly

29

Kyle Williams

30

Greg Hardy

31

Marcell Dareus

32

Michael Johnson

33

Michael Bennett

34

Ndamukong Suh

35

Chandler Jones

36

John Abraham

37

Kyle Vanden Bosch

38

Derrick Morgan

39

Will Smith

40

Andre Branch

41

Carlos Dunlap

42

Geno Atkins

43

Brian Robison

44

Lawrence Jackson

45

Bruce Irvin

46

Frostee Rucker

47

Philip Hunt

48

Randy Starks

49

Gereld McCoy

50

Fletcher Cox

51

Israel Idonije

52

Courtney Upshaw*

2011 DL Player Rankings

Latest Update – August 27th

Justin Tuck was the true MVP of IDP fantasy football and theirs no reason to believe he won’t have another dominant season. While Tuck is a clear stud on the defensive line, he is one of hand full of yearly, trustworthy options at this position to draft. Many defensive linemen, rely on their sack numbers and big plays to have a strong year or week, and that doesn’t happen on a consistent basis, throughout a year, or during a career.

Just look at Jared Allen as he had a horrible start to the season in 2010, but rebounded big time in the second half to post over 10 sacks on the season. As long as you can get a steady amount of tackles from the linemen you select, it will soften the blow, if and when they go through a slow stretch, in making big plays.

To provide a balanced scoring system between tackle heavy leagues and big play leagues I have a kept solo tackles and assists at two and one but bumped up big play scoring by a point or two for each category. Make sure you check with your scoring rules before you draft to adjust for your league.

Note – check bottom of page for players with a star(s) next to their name for eligibility concerns.

Scoring Base

Solo Tackles: 2, Assists: 1, Sacks: 5, Interceptions: 7, Forced Fumbles: 5, Fumble Recoveries: 3, Pass Deflections: 3

1

Justin Tuck

2

Jared Allen

3

Trent Cole

4

Terrell Suggs

5

Charles Johnson

6

Elvis Dumervil

7

Julius Peppers

8

Ndamukong Suh

9

Mathias Kiwanuka

10

Mario Williams

11

Robert Mathis

12

Justin Smith

13

Jason Babin

14

Haloti Ngata

15

Darnell Dockett

16

Matt Shaughnessy

17

Kyle Vanden Bosch

18

Osi Umenyiora

19

John Abraham

20

Aaron Kampman

21

Kyle Williams

22

Jason Pierre-Paul

23

Derrick Morgan

24

Cliff Avril

25

Calais Campbell

26

Chris Clemons

27

Ray Edwards

28

Chris Long

29

Will Smith

30

Ahtyba Rubin

31

Lamarr Houston

32

Dwight Freeney

33

Israel Idonije

34

Glenn Dorsey

35

Marcell Dareus

36

James Hall

Best Of The Rest

Sione Pouha, Kevin Williams*, Jay Ratliff, Adrian Clayborn, B.J. Raji, Terrance Cody, Everette Brown, Randy Starks, Shaun Rogers, Terrance Knighton, Tony Brown, Vince Wilfork, William Hayes, Muhammad Wilkerson, Daniel Muir, Cameron JordanJabaal Sheard, Antwan Odom, Brandon Mebane, Brandon Graham, Corey Liuget, J.J. Watt, Robert Quinn, Tyson Alualu, Shaun Ellis, Carlos Dunlap, Tommy Kelly, Barry Cofield, Nick Fairley, Gerald McCoy, Richard Seymour, Albert Haynesworth, Da’Quan Bowers,

Please Note

*** – Many standard IDP leagues like ESPN, Yahoo etc, have Terrell Suggs only eligible as a linebacker. Make sure he is eligible in your league before selecting him as a top lineman.

** – Elvis Dumervil is set to return to defensive end as the Broncos are switching back to a 4-3 scheme. Check your eligibility rules in your league, to find out if/when he will can line status.

* – Mario Williams is moving to linebacker but should keep his defensive line eligibility for this season as he played on the line all last year.

* – Will Smith, Kevin Williams and Pat Williams will be suspended for the first month of the season after finally losing on their StarCaps case.

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