2015 Fantasy Football: IDP rankings

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With the 2015 NFL season less then two weeks away, it’s past time to start the prep work for your fantasy football draft. Over the next two weeks I will be finishing up my fantasy preview with a primer, rankings, sleepers, busts, and rookie previews for every position. Check the links on the sidebar for more position breakdowns.

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You’ll notice below that my rankings are linebacker heavy. With sacks and INTs being only worth 2-3 fantasy points, and most pass-rushers and defensive backs not putting up big tackle statistics I just don’t think they are consistent enough week-to-week to be solid IDP options. They are capable of huge fantasy lines occasionally, but I prefer knowing I’m going to get at least 6-8 points from an ILB every week plus any big plays they might make. There are exceptions of course, like JJ Watt who is just a freak of nature. For those of you in leagues that require you to start a few d-linemen and defensive backs, I tacked on my top ten at each position after my rankings.

Individual Defensive Player Rankings

1.) DL J.J. Watt, Texans

2.) LB Luke Kuechly, Panthers

3.) LB Lavonte David, Bucs

4.) LB DeAndre Levy, Lions

5.) LB C.J. Mosely, Ravens

6.) LB Bobby Wagner, Seahawks

7.) LB Justin Houston. Chiefs

8.) LB Khalil Mack, Raiders

9.) LB NaVorro Bowman, 49ers

10.) LB Sean Lee, Cowboys