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Playoff IDP Rankings

By Matt Schauf 3:01pm EST 1/1/19

If you're taking part in playoff fantasy football leagues, then you've probably already seen our offensive rankings, with insight into the teams we're favoring.

One thing I'll add here to Jared's explanation on that side: These are not deep position pools. So although the optimal strategy is to load up on productive players from lasting teams, you won't find a plethora of such options below. So what do you reach for next? A mediocre to weak option from the team you're picking to the Super Bowl? Maybe.

But you can also use these IDP positions to hedge some of your bets -- or simply chase players over team outlooks. Darius Leonard, for example, is capable of producing in 1 game what many other playoff LBs might hope to compile in 3. So he's attractive even if you don't think Indy will make it out of opening weekend.

Now on to the top 30 IDPs, followed by 83 players split into positions. (Side note: Khalil Mack only falls a bit if he's a LB in your format.)

Top 30 Overall

1. Chris Jones, DE, Chiefs
2. Cameron Jordan, DE, Saints
3. Aaron Donald, DE, Rams

4. Bobby Wagner, LB, Seahawks
5. Darius Leonard, LB, Colts
Anthony Hitchens, LB, Chiefs
7. Cory Littleton, LB, Rams
8. Sheldon Rankins, DT, Saints
9. Justin Houston, LB, Chiefs
10. Demario Davis, LB, Saints
11. John Johnson, S, Rams
12. Roquan Smith, LB, Bears
13. Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Cowboys
14. Jaylon Smith, LB, Cowboys
15. Khalil Mack, DE, Bears
16. Akiem Hicks, DE, Bears
17. Frank Clark, DE, Seahawks
18. Dee Ford, LB, Chiefs
19. Eli Apple, CB, Saints
20. Daniel Sorensen, S, Chiefs
21. Alex Anzalone, LB, Saints
22. Bradley McDougald, S, Seahawks
23. Denico Autry, DE, Colts
24. Kyle Van Noy, LB, Patriots
25. Allen Bailey, DE, Chiefs
26. Joey Bosa, DE, Chargers
27. C.J. Mosley, LB, Ravens
28. Derwin James, S, Chargers
29. Adrian Phillips, S, Chargers
Anthony Walker, LB, Colts


Chris Jones, DE, Chiefs
Cameron Jordan, DE, Saints
Aaron Donald, DE, Rams
Sheldon Rankins, DT, Saints
Khalil Mack, DE, Bears
Akiem Hicks, DE, Bears
Frank Clark, DE, Seahawks
Denico Autry, DE, Colts
Allen Bailey, DE, Chiefs
Joey Bosa, DE, Chargers
Jarran Reed, DT, Seahawks
Trey Flowers, DE, Patriots
Jabaal Sheard, DE, Colts
DeMarcus Lawrence, DE, Cowboys
Melvin Ingram, DE, Chargers
J.J. Watt, DE, Texans
Margus Hunt, DT, Colts
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Rams
Michael Brockers, DE, Rams
Michael Bennett, DE, Eagles
Fletcher Cox, DT, Eagles
Brandon Graham, DE, Eagles
Randy Gregory, DE, Cowboys


Bobby Wagner, LB, Seahawks
Darius Leonard, LB, Colts
Anthony Hitchens, LB, Chiefs
Cory Littleton, LB, Rams
Justin Houston, LB, Chiefs
Demario Davis, LB, Saints
Roquan Smith, LB, Bears
Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Cowboys
Jaylon Smith, LB, Cowboys
Dee Ford, LB, Chiefs
Alex Anzalone, LB, Saints
Kyle Van Noy, LB, Patriots
C.J. Mosley, LB, Ravens
Anthony Walker, LB, Colts
Nigel Bradham, LB, Eagles
Zach Cunningham, LB, Texans
Matt Judon, LB, Ravens
Terrell Suggs, LB, Ravens
Za’Darius Smith, LB, Ravens
Danny Trevathan, LB, Bears
Leonard Floyd, LB, Bears
Benardrick McKinney, LB, Texans
Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Texans
K.J. Wright, LB, Seahawks
A.J. Klein, LB, Saints
Mark Barron, LB, Rams
Jordan Hicks, LB, Eagles
Samson Ebukam, LB, Rams
Dont’a Hightower, LB, Patriots


John Johnson, S, Rams
Eli Apple, CB, Saints
Daniel Sorensen, S, Chiefs
Bradley McDougald, S, Seahawks
Derwin James, S, Chargers
Adrian Phillips, S, Chargers
Marshon Lattimore, CB, Saints
Vonn Bell, S, Saints
Marcus Williams, S, Saints
Patrick Chung, S, Patriots
Lamarcus Joyner, S, Rams
Steven Nelson, CB, Chiefs
Eddie Jackson, S, Bears
Kyle Fuller, CB, Bears
Prince Amukamara, CB, Bears
Tony Jefferson, S, Ravens
Clayton Geathers, S, Colts
Kenny Moore, CB, Colts
Pierre Desir, CB, Colts
Malcolm Jenkins, S, Eagles
Rasul Douglas, CB, Eagles
Kareem Jackson, CB, Texans
Tyrann Mathieu, S, Texans
Justin Reid, S, Texans
Johnathan Joseph, CB, Texans
Kendall Fuller, CB, Chiefs
Eric Berry, S, Chiefs
Devin McCourty, S, Patriots
Byron Jones, CB, Cowboys
Jeff Heath, S, Cowboys

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