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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