2013 IDP Player Rankings: Defensive Lineman
By: Robert Kirlin (aka: The IDP GURU)
(Editor's note: For the past several seasons we have thoroughly enjoyed having Robert Kirlin provides us with his top 50 lists at DL, LB, and DB positions each preseason. While we do not have IDP's included in our Analyzer's due to our standards of making sure the algorithm we provide meets a level of accuracy we have a high degree of confidence in, we are thankful for Robert's involvement with us and his willingness to share his opinions on IDP questions in our Forums)
Another Fantasy Football season is upon us, and you are looking once again for a decisive advantage in your IDP draft.
Well look no further, as this should give you the advantage over your fellow owners that you seek.
I have compiled once again my Top 50 List for D-Line, Linebacker and D-Backs.
Enough talk... On with the list! Here are the Defensive Linemen:
1. J.J. Watt Houston: 69 solo tackles, 20.5 sacks says it all, he's going to be a beast this year.
2. Cameron Wake Miami: Known as a speed rusher, you are going to get a good amount of sacks as well as consistent tackles; his speed will always put him around the ball.
3. Demarcus Ware Dallas: If you are in a league that still has him at LB, he is worthless, but if you get him as a DE, he's a steal.
4. Jared Allen Minnesota: Getting a little long in the tooth and injuries are starting to take their toll, but he's better than most out there left.
5. Charles Johnson Carolina: In a defense dominated by Linebackers, Johnson had 12 sacks last season and a solid tackler.
6. Calais Campbell Arizona: Second leading solo tackler in the league last year amongst D-lineman with 50, he's solid.
7. Anthony Spencer Dallas: With Ware receiving all the attention, Spencer takes advantage of his opportunities.
8. Julius Peppers Chicago: Another aging vet, he has big games at times, but disappears at times.
9. Geno Atkins Cincinnati: The first DT on the list, he is a force in the middle, and in the run happy AFC North, he is a good bet to get his tackles.
10. Rob Ninkovich New England: Solid with tackles and assists and threw in 8 sacks last season.
11. Chris Long St. Louis
12. Michael Johnson Cincinnati
13. Chandler Jones New England
14. Lamarr Houston Oakland
15. Justin Smith San Francisco: One of my faves, but age catching up with him.
16. Greg Hardy Carolina
17. M Wilkerson NY Jets
18. Mario Williams Buffalo
19. Cam Jordan New Orleans
20. Jason Pierre Paul NY Giants: Coming off back surgery in June, if healthy, he would have been ranked 2nd.
21. Carlos Dunlap Cincinnati
22. Derrick Morgan Tennessee
23. Justin Tuck NY Giants: With JPP not 100%, he's going to have to step his game up.
24. Corey Liuget San Diego
25. Ndamukong Suh Detroit: I think very overrated, but numbers put him here.
26. Michael Bennett Seattle
27. Osi Umenyiora Atlanta: New team may revitalize his career... if he stays healthy.
28. Will Smith New Orleans
29. Kroy Bierman Atlanta: Wish he was a full timer, would like him better if he wasn't in and out of the lineup.
30.Linval Joseph NY Giants
31. Dion Jordan Miami
32. Brian Robison Minnesota
33. Vince Wilfork New England
34. Haloti Ngata Baltimore: Going to struggle in a revamping defense
35. Henry Melton Chicago
36. Dwan Edwards Carolina
37. Adrian Clayborn Tampa Bay
38. Kam Wimbley Tennessee
39. Bruce Irvin Seattle
40. Jason Hatcher Dallas
41.Brandon Mebane Seattle
42. Ezekiel Anzah Detroit
43. Elvis Dummervil Denver: Only good for a sacks league, very little help in tackles.
44. Robert Quinn St. Louis
45. Fletcher Cox Philadelphia
46. Everson Griffen Minnesota
47. Jeremy Mincey Jacksonville
48. Derek Wolfe Denver
49. Mike DeVito Kansas City
50. Brett Keisel Pittsburgh
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