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Breaking down the top IDP options at DL, LB, DB in Week 6

IDP leagues are growing in popularity, and we’re here to help you sort through the best fantasy football options at each position. We break down the top players at defensive line, linebacker, and defensive back in Week 6.

Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson carries the ball against middle linebacker Jordan Hicks and Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker in the second half of the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Week 6 is the first time we get four teams on a bye with the Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Bills taking the required week off. Players like Karl Joseph, Khalil Mack, Anthony Walker, Denico Autry, Tremaine Edmunds, Tahir Whitehead and Jordan Poyer will need to be replaced.

Budda Baker almost ranked as the highest defensive back in our IDP fantasy football rankings going up against the Atlanta Falcons this week, but John Johnson reclaims top honors facing off against their division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, who’ve given up the second most fantasy points to the Safety position.

The New York Jets have jumped from third last week to first coming into Week 6 giving up the most fantasy points to opposing defensive ends. The Tennessee Titans take hold the second position and the Seattle Seahawks stay within the top-three. Christian McCaffrey and the Carolina Panthers are first in fantasy points given up to the linebacker position followed by the Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos; it’s no secret the top-three teams are very run-centric offenses.

The Atlanta Falcons stay at the top giving up the most fantasy points to the safety position with the San Francisco 49ers jump into second this week with Dallas Cowboys, who were in second last week, dropping down one spot to third.

On to our Week 6 individual defensive position rankings!

Defensive Line IDP rankings, Week 6

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Myles Garrett CLE v. SEA
2 Demarcus Lawerence DAL @ NYJ
3 Joey Bosa LAC @ PIT
4 Cameron Jordan NO @ JAX
5 Aaron Donald LAR v. SF
6 Danielle Hunter MIN v. PHI
7 J.J. Watt HOU @ KC
8 Chandler Jones ARI v. ATL
9 Robert Quinn DAL @ NYJ
10 DeForest Buckner SF @ LAR
11 Chris Jones KC v. HOU
12 Sam Hubbard CIN @ BAL
13 Dee Ford KC v. HOU
14 Nick Bosa SF @ LAR
15 Jadeveon Clowney SEA @ CLE
16 Calais Campbell JAX v. NO
17 Carlos Dunlap CIN @ BAL
18 Everson Griffen MIN v. PHI
19 Brandon Graham PHI @ MIN
20 Grady Jarrett ATL @ ARI
21 Marcus Davenport NO @ JAX
22 Kenny Clark GB v. DET
23 Josh Allen JAX v. NO
24 Mario Addison CAR v. TB

Injuries: Xavier Williams (doubtful), Chris Jones (doubtful), Melvin Ingram (questionable), Henry Anderson (questionable), Cameron Wake (questionable)

Linebackers IDP rankings, Week 6

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Blake Martinez GB v. DET
2 Bobby Wagner SEA @ CLE
3 Deion Jones ATL @ ARI
4 Luke Kuechly CAR v. TB
5 Devin Bush PIT @ LAC
6 Corry Littleton LAR v. SF
7 Lavonte David TB v. CAR
8 Leighton Vander Esch DAL @ NYJ
9 Jordan Hicks ARI V. ATL
10 Jaylon Smith DAL @NYJ
11 Myles Jack JAX v. NO
12 Jayon Brown TEN @ DEN
13 Joe Schobert CLE v. SEA
14 Zach Cunningham HOU @ KC
15 Shaq Thompson CAR v. TB
16 Demario Davis NO @ JAX
17 Devin White TB v. CAR
18 Kwon Alexander SF @ LAR
19 Patrick Onwuasor BAL v. CIN
20 Fred Warner SF @ LAR
21 Shaq Barrett TB v. CAR
22 Jerome Baker MIA v. WAS
23 Josh Bynes BAL v. CIN
24 Nick Vigil CIN @ BAL

Injuries: Clay Matthews (out), C.J. Mosley (questionable)

Defensive Backs IDP rankings, Week 6

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 John Johnson LAR v. SF
2 Budda Baker ARI v. ATL
3 Jamal Adams NYJ v. DAL
4 Landon Collins WAS @ MIA
5 Shawn Williams CIN @ BAL
6 Justin Reid HOU @ KC
7 Jessie Bates III CIN @BAL
8 Harrison Smith MIN v. PHI
9 Kevin Byard TEN @ DEN
10 Von Bell NO @ JAX
11 Antoine Bethea NYG @ NE
12 Tracy Walker DET @ GB
13 Terell Edmunds PIT @ LAC
14 Ronnie Harrison JAX v. NO
15 Reshad Jones MIA v. WAS
16 Jordan Whitehead TB v. CAR
17 Minkah Fitzpatrick PIT @ LAC
18 Kenny Vaccaro TEN @ DEN
19 Jabrill Peppers NYG @ NE
20 Tyrann Mathieu KC v. HOU
21 Bradley McDougald SEA @ CLE
22 Morgan Burnett CLE v. SEA
23 Demarious Randall CLE v. SEA
24 Adrian Amos GB v. DET

Injuries: Johnathan Cyprien (IR), Tony Jefferson (out), Jimmy Smith (doubtful), Eric Reid (questionable), Denzel Ward (questionable), Darius Slay (questionable), Tashaun Gibson (questionable), D.J. Haden (questionable), Jalen Ramsey (questionable),