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IDP Playoff Rankings

By Matt Schauf 7:43pm EST 1/9/23


We posted our offensive rankings for the NFL playoffs earlier today. You can check them out for the full explanation of teams we're favoring.

But if you've played playoff fantasy before, then you know the deal: You still want the top-scoring players, but now you also need to project who will advance. Depending on your format, you might also want to hedge on those projections at certain spots.

I'm still favoring the same teams in this IDP rankings as we did with the offense. But just like over there (Justin Jefferson), I'm trying to account for talent as well. Two games from Derwin James, for example, could easily beat 3 (or even 4) games' worth of production from many other DBs.

Also like on offense, you'll find players with injury questions in italics. We'll keep an eye on the key guys throughout the week. Only 49ers LB Dre Greenlaw (back) and Chiefs EDGE Frank Clark (groin) carry injury risk inside our top 30 here, though. Niners HC Kyle Shanahan said Greenlaw might have played Sunday if it were a playoff game. And Chiefs HC Andy Reid on Monday called Clark's injury "minor." The 1st-round bye gives Clark some extra time to get ready.

Now on to the overall top 50, with extra players ranked by position after that.

Overall

1. Haason Reddick, EDGE, Eagles
2. Nick Bosa, EDGE, 49ers
3. T.J. Edwards, LB, Eagles
4. Matt Milano, LB, Bills
5. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Bills
6. Nick Bolton, LB, Chiefs
7. Dre Greenlaw, LB, 49ers (back)
8. Logan Wilson, LB, Bengals
9. Jordan Poyer, S, Bills
10. C.J. Gardner-Johnson, S, Eagles
11. Chris Jones, DT, Chiefs
12. Greg Rousseau, EDGE, Bills
13. Javon Hargrave, DT, Eagles
14. L’Jarius Sneed, CB, Chiefs
15. Talanoa Hufanga, S, 49ers
16. Foye Oluokun, LB, Jaguars
17. Drue Tranquill, LB, Chargers
18. Fred Warner, LB, 49ers
19. Kyzir White, LB, Eagles
20. Willie Gay Jr., LB, Chiefs
21. Eric Kendricks, LB, Vikings
22. Danielle Hunter, EDGE, Vikings
23. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Giants
24. Demarcus Lawrence, EDGE, Cowboys
25. Frank Clark, EDGE, Chiefs (groin)
26. Derwin James, S, Chargers
27. Rayshawn Jenkins, S, Jaguars
28. Julian Love, S, Giants
29. Harrison Smith, S, Vikings
30. Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Buccaneers
31. Mike Edwards, S, Buccaneers
32. Donovan Wilson, S, Cowboys
33. Christian Wilkins, DT, Dolphins
34. Josh Sweat, EDGE, Eagles (neck)
35. Dexter Lawrence, DL, Giants
36. Za’Darius Smith, EDGE, Vikings
37. Roquan Smith, LB, Ravens
38. Patrick Queen, LB, Ravens
39. Germaine Pratt, LB, Bengals
40. Jordan Hicks, LB, Vikings
41. Devin White, LB, Buccaneers
42. Lavonte David, LB, Buccaneers
43. Cody Barton, LB, Seahawks
44. Josh Allen, EDGE, Jaguars
45. Trey Hendrickson, EDGE, Bengals
46. Anthony Nelson, EDGE, Buccaneers
47. Micah Parsons, LB, Cowboys
48. Jayron Kearse, S, Cowboys
49. Vonn Bell, S, Bengals
50. Marcus Epps, S, Eagles

DL

1. Haason Reddick, EDGE, Eagles
2. Nick Bosa, EDGE, 49ers
3. Chris Jones, DT, Chiefs
4. Greg Rousseau, EDGE, Bills
5. Javon Hargrave, DT, Eagles
6. Danielle Hunter, EDGE, Vikings
7. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Giants
8. Demarcus Lawrence, EDGE, Cowboys
9. Frank Clark, EDGE, Chiefs (groin)
10. Christian Wilkins, DT, Dolphins
11. Josh Sweat, EDGE, Eagles (neck)
12. Dexter Lawrence, DL, Giants
13. Za’Darius Smith, EDGE, Vikings
14. Josh Allen, EDGE, Jaguars
15. Trey Hendrickson, EDGE, Bengals
16. Anthony Nelson, EDGE, Buccaneers
17. Khalil Mack, EDGE, Chargers
18. Joey Bosa, EDGE, Chargers (groin)
19. Morgan Fox, DL, Chargers
20. Zach Sieler, DL, Dolphins
21. B.J. Hill, DT, Bengals
22. Leonard Williams, DL, Giants
23. Sebastian Joseph-Day, DL, Chargers
24. Ed Oliver, DT, Bills
25. Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Dolphins
26. Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Seahawks
27. Calais Campbell, DL, Ravens
28. Travon Walker, EDGE, Jaguars
29. Justin Houston, EDGE, Ravens
30. Vita Vea, DT, Buccaneers

LB

1. T.J. Edwards, LB, Eagles
2. Matt Milano, LB, Bills
3. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Bills
4. Nick Bolton, LB, Chiefs
5. Dre Greenlaw, LB, 49ers (back)
6. Logan Wilson, LB, Bengals
7. Foye Oluokun, LB, Jaguars
8. Drue Tranquill, LB, Chargers
9. Fred Warner, LB, 49ers
10. Kyzir White, LB, Eagles (95-96% playing time past 2 games)
11. Willie Gay Jr., LB, Chiefs
12. Eric Kendricks, LB, Vikings
13. Roquan Smith, LB, Ravens
14. Patrick Queen, LB, Ravens
15. Germaine Pratt, LB, Bengals
16. Jordan Hicks, LB, Vikings
17. Devin White, LB, Buccaneers
18. Lavonte David, LB, Buccaneers
19. Cody Barton, LB, Seahawks
20. Micah Parsons, LB, Cowboys
21. Jaylon Smith, LB, Giants
22. Jerome Baker, LB, Dolphins
23. Kenneth Murray, LB, Chargers (neck)
24. Anthony Barr, LB, Cowboys
25. Kyle Van Noy, LB, Chargers


DB

1. Jordan Poyer, S, Bills
2. C.J. Gardner-Johnson, S, Eagles
3. L’Jarius Sneed, CB, Chiefs
4. Talanoa Hufanga, S, 49ers
5. Derwin James, S, Chargers
6. Rayshawn Jenkins, S, Jaguars
7. Julian Love, S, Giants
8. Harrison Smith, S, Vikings
9. Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Buccaneers
10. Mike Edwards, S, Buccaneers
11. Donovan Wilson, S, Cowboys
12. Jayron Kearse, S, Cowboys
13. Vonn Bell, S, Bengals
14. Marcus Epps, S, Eagles
15. Xavier McKinney, S, Giants
16. Cam Taylor-Britt, CB, Bengals
17. Jessie Bates III, S, Bengals
18. Marcus Williams, S, Ravens
19. Ryan Neal, S, Seahawks (knee)
20. Tyson Campbell, CB, Jaguars
21. Jevon Holland, S, Dolphins
22. Tariq Woolen, CB, Seahawks
23. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Ravens
24. Juan Thornhill, S, Chiefs
25. Andre Cisco, S, Jaguars
26. Taron Johnson, CB, Bills
27. Trevon Diggs, CB, Cowboys
28. Darius Slay, CB, Eagles
29. James Bradberry, CB, Eagles
30. Carlton Davis, CB, Buccaneers
31. DaRon Bland, CB, Cowboys
32. Trent McDuffie, CB, Chiefs
33. Avonte Maddox, CB, Eagles (toe)
34. Jimmie Ward, S, 49ers
35. Tre’Davious White, CB, Bills
36. Chuck Clark, S, Ravens
37. Kader Kohou, CB, Dolphins
38. Patrick Peterson, CB, Vikings
39. Michael Davis, CB, Chargers
40. Quandre Diggs, S, Seahawks

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