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2013 Top Defensive Tackles (DT) IDP Fantasy Football Rankings, Projections

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Geno Atkins, CIN


Haloti Ngata, BAL


Ndamukong Suh, DET


Gerald McCoy, TB


Henry Melton, CHI


Nick Fairley, DET


Michael Brockers, STL


Jurrell Casey, TEN


Darnell Dockett, ARZ


Ahtyba Rubin, CLE


Marcell Dareus, BUF


Phil Taylor, CLE


Vince Wilfork, NE


Kyle Williams, BUF


Shariff Floyd, MIN


Tommy Kelly, NE


Star Lotulelei, CAR


Dontari Poe, KC


Sylvester Williams, DEN


Sheldon Richardson, NYJ

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2012 DT Player Rankings

Last Updated – August 23rd

1 Ahtyba Rubin
2 Haloti Ngata
3 Darnell Dockett
4 Tommy Kelly
5 Kyle Williams
6 Marcell Dareus
7 Ndamukong Suh
8 Geno Atkins
9 Karl Klug
10 Randy Starks
11 Gereld McCoy
12 Fletcher Cox
13 Vince Wilfork
14 Richard Seymour
15 Jurrell Casey
16 Sione Pouha
17 Tyson Alualu
18 Cullen Jenkins
19 Desmond Bryant
20 Phil Taylor
21 Nick Fairley
22 Henry Melton
23 Dontari Poe
24 Jason Jones

2011 DT Player Rankings

Last Update – August 27th

With the obvious decline in Kelly Gregg’s play last season, Haloti Ngata took advantage on the Ravens front line by tying his career high in tackles (63) for a season. One of the better defensive tackles for IDP, Ngata will likely be the second best tackle in your league, as Justin Smith is only eligible in ESPN leagues, because they tend to be liberal with lineman eligibility between tackles and ends.

Darnell Dockett and especially Kyle Williams are close in value with Ngata, but I feel the big cat might actually have a career year if big, fat Terrell Sands starts opposite him, to help against the run. After the first seven tackles on this list, we have rookie Nick Fairley, as I believe there is a drop-off in talent from that point on. If you start a defensive tackle position, and miss out on drafting Ndamukong Suh, it’s a good idea to either take one of top seven on this list, or drop down a wait till the later rounds of your IDP draft.

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.

1. Ndamukong Suh

2. Justin Smith** (eligible in ESPN leagues)

3. Haloti Ngata

4. Darnell Dockett

5. Kyle Williams

6.  Ahtyba Rubin

7. Lamarr Houston** (eligible in ESPN leagues)

8. Israel Idonije

9. Gerald McCoy

10. Richard Seymour

11. Kevin Gregg

12. Tommy Kelly

13. Tyson Alualu** (eligible in ESPN leagues)

14. Vince Wilfork

15. Sione Pouha

16. Sedrick Ellis

17. Corey Liuget

18. Kevin Williams*

19. Jay Ratliff

20. Spencer Johnson

21. B.J. Raji

22. Fred Robbins

23. Shaun Smith

24. Tony Brown

25. Terrance Knighton

26. Colin Cole

27. Jonathan Babineaux

28. Brandon Mebane

Best Of The Rest

Kevin Vickerson, Daniel Muir, Anthony Adams, Derek Landri, Amobi Okoye, Paul Soliai, John Henderson, Kelly Gregg, Terrence Cody, Pat Williams*, Rocky Bernard, Nick Fairley, Sedrick Ellis,

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