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Breaking down the top IDP options in Week 9 fantasy football

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 9

Joey Bosa of the Los Angeles Chargers takes down Mitchell Trubisky of the Chicago Bears during the first half at Soldier Field on October 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Week 9 is upon us and so is another week with four teams on bye. Week 8 was easier to set our IDP rosters with only two teams resting, but this week we’ll be without defensive players on the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angels Rams.

The ‘Bosa Brothers’ have a strong hold on our IDP leagues with both ranking inside the top five this week in the defensive line rankings, while Darius Leonard reclaims his dominance as the highest ranked linebacker this week. Jamal Adams, who was rumored to be traded to the Dallas Cowboys yesterday, will stay a New York Jet and be the number one defensive back going up against the Miami Dolphins down in South Beach.

Speaking of the New York Jets, they top all teams in fantasy points given up to the defensive end position followed by the Tennessee Titans as runner up. The Houston Texans have moved up to third knocking out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from this position in last week’s rankings.

Of the teams playing this week, the New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers are the top three teams who give up the most fantasy points to opposing linebackers while the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers make up the top three in fantasy points given up to the safety position (Atlanta Falcons rank inside the top three for both opposing Linebackers and Safety’s, but are on a bye).

Defensive Line IDP rankings, Week 9

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Myles Garrett CLE @DEN
2 Joey Bosa LAC v. GB
3 Calais Campbell JAX v. HOU
4 Danielle Hunter MIN @ KC
5 Nick Bosa SF @ ARI
6 DeForest Buckner SF @ARI
7 Melvin Ingram LAC v. GB
8 Demarcus Lawrence DAL @NYG
9 Robert Quinn DAL @NYG
10 Josh Allen JAX v. HOU
11 Matt Ioannidis WSH @ BUF
12 Everson Griffen MIN @ KC
13 Justin Houston IND @ PIT
14 Yannick Ngakoue JAX v. HOU
15 Jabaal Sheard IND @PIT
16 Markus Golden NYG v. DAL
17 Mario Addison CAR v. TEN
18 Cameron Heyward PIT v. IND
19 Taco Charlton MIA v. TEN
20 Arik Armstead SF @ARI
21 Dante Fowler, Jr JAX v. HOU
22 Jadeveon Clowney SEA v. TB
23 Tre Flowers DET @OAK
24 Brandon Graham PHI v. CHI

Key Injuries: J.J. Watt (Out for season), Brian Burns (Status Uncertain), Chris Jones (Questionable), Cassius Marsh (Questionable), Robert Quinn (Dat to Day), Mike Daniels (Questionable), Frank Clark (Questionable)

Linebackers IDP rankings, Week 9

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Darius Leonard IND @ PIT
2 Bobby Wagner SEA v. TB
3 Joe Schobert CLE @ DEN
4 Luke Kuechly CAR v. TEN
5 Blake Martinez GB @ LAC
6 Devin Bush PIT v. IND
7 Jordan Hicks ARI v. SF
8 Jaylon Smith DAL @ NYG
9 Shaq Thompson CAR v. TEN
10 Jayon Brown TEN @ CAR
11 Jamie Collins NE @ BAL
12 Roquan Smith CHI @ PHI
13 Kwon Alexander SF @ ARI
14 Devin White TB @ SEA
15 Rashaan Evans TEN @ CAR
16 Danny Trevathan CHI @ PHI
17 Zach Cunningham HOU v. JAX
18 Hasson Reddick ARI v. SF
19 Todd Davis DEN v. CLE
20 Eric Kendricks MIN @ KC
21 Shaq Barrett TB @ SEA
22 Alec Ogletree NYG v. DAL
23 Lavonte David TB @ SEA
24 Khalil Mack CHI @ PHI

Key Injuries: C.J. Mosley (out), Leighton Vander Esch (Questionable - Top-10 LB this week if active),

Defensive Backs IDP rankings, Week 9

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jamal Adams NYJ @ MIA
2 Landon Collins WSH @ BUF
3 Jordan Poyer BUF v. WSH
4 Harrison Smith MIN @ KC
5 Ronnie Harrison JAX v. HOU
6 Kevin Byard TEN @ CAR
7 Logan Ryan TEN @CAR
8 Budda Baker ARI v. SF
9 Antoine Bethea NYG v. DAL
10 Reshad Jones MIA v. NYJ
11 Hasean Clinton-Dix CHI @ PHI
12 Eric Reid CAR v. TEN
13 Jabrill Peppers NYG v. DAL
14 Kyle Fuller CHI @ PHI
15 Tyrann Mathieu KC v. MIN
16 Roderic Teamer LAC v. GB
17 Minkah Fitzpatrick PIT v. IND
18 Justin Simmons DEN v. CLE
19 Justin Reid HOU v. JAX
20 Jermaine Whitehead CLE @ DEN
21 Adrian Amos GB @ LAC
22 Darnell Savage GB @ LAC
23 Jordan Whitehead TB @ SEA
24 Terrell Edmunds PIT v. IND

Key Injuries: Darqueze Dennard (week to week), Tracy Walker (Questionable), Darius Slay (Week to week), Damarious Randall (Questionable), Xavien Howard (Out for season), Aquib Talib (Out indefinitely), Eli Apple (Status uncertain), Trumaine Johnson (Week to week), Quinton Dunbar (Week to week)