2013 IDP Player Rankings: Linebackers
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.
Here are the Linebackers:
1. Luke Kuechly Carolina: Last year it took awhile to get on track, this year he should lead the league in tackles.
2. Jerod Mayo New England: He's been up and down, but look for him to be even better than last year.
3. James Laurinaitis St. Louis: He leads an improving defense, but with little help around him, he still will have to do it all.
4. Bobby Wagner Seattle: Will be leading tackler for a strong Seahawks defense that should finish top 5. (That is hard for me to say).
5. Navorro Bowman: San Francisco: Takes over as 49er's leading tackler, but will still split tackles with Willis.
6. Patrick Willis San Francisco: See #5. That being said, he's still awesome.
7. Chad Greenway Minnesota: Possibly the most consistent tackler week in and week out.
8. Paul Posluszny Jacksonville: Veteran presence leads a young Jags squad.
9. D'Qwell Jackson Cleveland: Even harder for me to say, I think this year Cleveland is for real.
10. Colin McCarthy Tennessee: Many have him rated lower, but he had played with injuries since week #1, he's a steal.
11. Lavonte David Tampa Bay
12. Jerrell Freeman Indianapolis
13. Derrick Johnson Kansas City
14. Curtis Lofton New Orleans
15. Vontaze Burfict Cincinnati: Sleeper alert
16. Aldon Smith San Francisco
17. Von Miller Denver: Suspension dropped him lower
18. Wesley Woodyard Denver
19. Stephen Tuloch Detroit
20. Perry Riley Washington
21. Sean Lee Dallas
22. Lance Briggs Chicago
23. Daryl Washington Dallas
24. Lawrence Timmons Pittsburgh
25. Demeco Ryans Philadelphia
26. London Fletcher Washington: Age my friends, age..
27. Larry Foote Pittsburgh
28. David Harris NY Jets
29 Desmond Bishop Green Bay
30. DJ Williams Chicago
31. Sean Weatherspoon Atlanta
32. Phillip Wheeler Miami
33. Zach Brown Tennessee
34. Russell Allen Jacksonville
35. Erin Henderson Minnesota
36. Jo-Lonn Dunbar St. Louis
37. Mason Foster Tampa Bay
38. Akeem Ayers Tennessee
39. Kevin Burnett Oakland
40. Brian Orakpo Washington
41. AJ Hawk Green Bay
42. Thomas David Carolina
43. Donald Butler San Diego
44. Brandon Spikes New England
45. Stephen Nicholas Atlanta
46. Rey Maulaluga Cincinnati
47. Karlos Dansby Arizona
48. Elvis Dumervil Baltimore
49. Dannell Elerbee Miami
50. Justin Houston Kansas City
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