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2017 NFL Playoffs IDP Rankings

By Matt Schauf | Updated on Tue, 23 May 2023 . 1:27 PM EDT

We all know the big difference between drafting for regular-season and playoff fantasy lineups. At this point in the year, you're drafting as much for situation as talent. Three to 4 games of most guys will beat 1 game of most others.

Of course, that's not always the case. Even if Luke Kuechly and Deion Jones don't play beyond Wild Card weekend, each has a chance to wind up a top-5 LB scorer in fantasy this post-season.

That's in part because the LB corps looks pretty weak -- or at least unreliable. The DL group, on the other hand, presents some serious talent among several teams that look like good bets to advance.

Below you'll find an overall top 50 as well as 25+ for each position group. Any questions beyond that? Feel free to email any time.


1. Cameron Jordan, DE, Saints
2. Trey Flowers, DE, Patriots
3. Harrison Smith, S, Vikings
4. Kyle Van Noy, LB, Patriots
5. Alec Ogletree, LB, Rams
6. Patrick Chung, S, Patriots
7. Vonn Bell, S, Saints
8. Aaron Donald, DE, Rams
9. Everson Griffen, DE, Vikings
10. Calais Campbell, DE, Jaguars
11. Cameron Heyward, DE, Steelers
12. Luke Kuechly, LB, Panthers
13. Deion Jones, LB, Falcons
14. Craig Robertson, LB, Saints
15. Manti Te’o, LB, Saints
16. Justin Houston, LB, Chiefs
17. Eric Kendricks, LB, Vikings
18. Linval Joseph, DT, Vikings
19. Danielle Hunter, DE, Vikings
20. Devin McCourty, S, Patriots
21. Sean Davis, S, Steelers
22. Anthony Sendejo, S, Vikings
23. Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Jaguars
24. Michael Brockers, DT, Rams
25. Deatrich Wise, DE, Patriots
26. Vince Williams, LB, Steelers
27. Telvin Smith, LB, Jaguars
28. Mark Barron, LB, Rams
29. Anthony Barr, LB, Vikings
30. Brandon Graham, DE, Eagles (questionable: ankle)
31. Malik Jackson, DT, Jaguars
32. T.J. Watt, LB, Steelers
33. Wesley Woodyard, LB, Titans
34. Myles Jack, LB, Jaguars
35. Paul Posluszny, LB, Jaguars
36. Ken Crawley, CB, Saints
37. Trumaine Johnson, CB, Rams
38. Daniel Sorenson, S, Chiefs
39. Barry Church, S, Jaguars
40. Jalen Ramsey, CB, Jaguars
41. A.J. Bouye, CB, Jaguars
42. Eric Lee, LB, Patriots
43. Elandon Roberts, LB, Patriots
44. Nigel Bradham, LB, Eagles
45. Preston Brown, LB, Bills
46. Sean Spence, LB, Steelers
47. Derrick Johnson, LB, Chiefs
48. Chris Jones, DE, Chiefs
49. Stephon Tuitt, DE, Steelers
50. Grady Jarrett, DT, Falcons


1. Cameron Jordan, DE, Saints
2. Trey Flowers, DE, Patriots
3. Aaron Donald, DE, Rams
4. Everson Griffen, DE, Vikings
5. Calais Campbell, DE, Jaguars
6. Cameron Heyward, DE, Steelers
7. Linval Joseph, DT, Vikings
8. Danielle Hunter, DE, Vikings
9. Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Jaguars
10. Michael Brockers, DT, Rams
11. Deatrich Wise, DE, Patriots
12. Brandon Graham, DE, Eagles (questionable: ankle)
13. Malik Jackson, DT, Jaguars
14. Chris Jones, DE, Chiefs
15. Stephon Tuitt, DE, Steelers
16. Grady Jarrett, DT, Falcons
17. Jurrell Casey, DE, Titans
18. Mario Addison, DE, Panthers
19. Kawann Short, DT, Panthers
20. Julius Peppers, DE, Panthers
21. Bennie Logan, DT, Chiefs
22. Derek Barnett, DE, Eagles
23. Fletcher Cox, DT, Eagles
24. Jerry Hughes, DE, Bills
25. Brooks Reed, DE, Falcons


1. Kyle Van Noy, LB, Patriots
2. Alec Ogletree, LB, Rams
3. Luke Kuechly, LB, Panthers
4. Deion Jones, LB, Falcons
5. Craig Robertson, LB, Saints
6. Manti Te’o, LB, Saints
7. Justin Houston, LB, Chiefs
8. Eric Kendricks, LB, Vikings
9. Vince Williams, LB, Steelers
10. Telvin Smith, LB, Jaguars
11. Mark Barron, LB, Rams (questionable: knee)
12. Anthony Barr, LB, Vikings
13. T.J. Watt, LB, Steelers
14. Wesley Woodyard, LB, Titans
15. Myles Jack, LB, Jaguars
16. Paul Posluszny, LB, Jaguars
17. Eric Lee, LB, Patriots
18. Elandon Roberts, LB, Patriots
19. Nigel Bradham, LB, Eagles
20. Preston Brown, LB, Bills
21. Sean Spence, LB, Steelers
22. Derrick Johnson, LB, Chiefs
22. Mychal Kendricks, LB, Eagles
24. Avery Williamson, LB, Titans
25. De’Vondre Campbell, LB, Falcons
26. Thomas Davis, LB, Panthers
27. Reggie Ragland, LB, Chiefs
28. Shaq Thompson, LB, Panthers
29. Derrick Morgan, LB, Titans
(Removed Bills LB Matt Milano)


1. Harrison Smith, S, Vikings
2. Patrick Chung, S, Patriots
3. Vonn Bell, S, Saints
4. Devin McCourty, S, Patriots
5. Sean Davis, S, Steelers
6. Anthony Sendejo, S, Vikings
7. Ken Crawley, CB, Saints
8. Trumaine Johnson, CB, Rams
9. Daniel Sorenson, S, Chiefs
10. Barry Church, S, Jaguars
11. Jalen Ramsey, CB, Jaguars
12. A.J. Bouye, CB, Jaguars
13. Keanu Neal, S, Falcons
14. Jordan Poyer, S, Bills
15. Micah Hyde, S, Bills
16. Marcus Peters, CB, Chiefs
17. Marshon Lattimore, CB, Saints
18. LaMarcus Joyner, S, Rams
19. Ron Parker, S, Chiefs
20. Jalen Mills, CB, Eagles
21. Kurt Coleman, S, Panthers (added)
22. Malcolm Butler, CB, Patriots
23. Kevin Byard, S, Titans
24. Malcolm Jenkins, S, Eagles
25. James Bradberry, CB, Panthers
26. Daryl Worley, CB, Panthers

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Matt has earned two Fantasy Pros accuracy awards for IDP rankings and won thousands of dollars as a player across best ball, dynasty, and high-stakes fantasy formats. He has been creating fantasy football content for more than 20 years, with work featured by Sporting News, Rotoworld, Athlon, Sirius XM, and others. He's been with Draft Sharks since 2011.
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