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Breaking down the top IDP options at DL, LB, DB in Week 11

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 11

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Don’t look now, but the Fantasy football playoffs are only a few weeks away. Week 11 is upon us and although we get six teams back from their bye this week, it doesn’t get much better with four teams not playing until Week 12. The Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks will be resting so IDP Managers will need to replace stud linebackers Blake Martinez, Bobby Wagner and Rashaan Evans as well as weekly defensive back starters Antoine Bethea and Jabrill Peppers this week.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end, Danielle Hunter, is the highest ranked defensive lineman this week going up against the Broncos and should add to his 8.5 sacks going up against Brandon Allen’s second start of the season. The top three teams who are giving up the most fantasy points to the defensive end position through Week 10 are the New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans with the Broncos sitting just outside at number four.

Darius Leonard still remains the top linebacker and should stay there throughout the season, he’s an absolute game-changer and continues to impress on a weekly basis. The top three teams who give up the most fantasy points to the linebacker position are the New York Giants, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. With the Giants on a bye, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers round out the top three who are playing this week.

The defensive back rankings start with Jamal Adams, Budda Baker and Landon Collins; all three have great matchups this week. The top three teams giving up the most fantasy points to the safety position are the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins.

Defensive Line IDP rankings, Week 11

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Danielle Hunter MIN v. DEN
2 Joey Bosa LAC v. KC
3 Nick Bosa SF v. ARI
4 Cameron Jordan NO at TB
5 Calais Campbell JAX at IND
6 Myles Garrett CLE v. PIT
7 Aaron Donald LAR v. CHI
8 DeForest Buckner SF v. ARI
9 Justin Houston IND v. JAX
10 Demarcus Lawrence DAL at DET
11 Everson Griffen MIN v. DEN
12 Jonathan Allen WSH v. NYJ
13 Josh Allen JAX at IND
14 Matt Ioannidis WSH v. NYJ
15 Jason Pierre-Paul TB v. NO
16 Robert Quinn DAL at DET
17 Melvin Ingram LAC v. KC
18 Cameron Heyward PIT at CLE
19 Frank Clark KC v. LAC
20 Yannick Ngakoue JAX at IND
21 Arik Armstead SF v. ARI
22 Brandon Graham PHI v. NE
23 Grady Jarrett ATL at CAR
24 Chris Jones KC at LAC

Injuries: Olivier Vernon (Questionable), Linval Joseph (Week to week), Ronald Blair (Out for season)

Linebackers IDP rankings, Week 11

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Darius Leonard IND v. JAX
2 Luke Kuechly CAR v. ATL
3 Joe Schobert CLE v. PIT
4 Jordan Hicks ARI at SF
5 Cory Littleton LAR v. CHI
6 Devin Bush PIT at CLE
7 Shaq Thompson CAR v. ATL
8 Leighton Vander Esch DAL at DET
9 Jaylon Smith DAL at DET
10 Deion Jones ATL at CAR
11 Roquan Smith CHI at LAR
12 Devin White TB v. NO
13 Devondre Campbell ATL at CAR
14 Eric Kendricks MIN v. DEN
15 Lavonte David TB v. NO
16 Zach Cunningham HOU at BAL
17 T.J. Watt PIT @ CLE
18 Jamie Collins NE at PHI
19 Matt Milano BUF at MIA
20 Nick Vigil CIN at OAK
21 Khalil Mack CHI at LAR
22 Demario Davis NO at TB
23 Nick Kwiatkoski CHI at LAR
24 Jerome Baker MIA v. BUF

Injuries: Danny Trevathan (Status uncertain)

Defensive Backs IDP rankings, Week 11

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jamal Adams NYJ at WSH
2 Budda Baker ARI at SF
3 Landon Collins WSH v. NYJ
4 Jordan Poyer BUF at MIA
5 Minkah Fitzpatrick PIT at CLE
6 Harrison Smith MIN v. DEN
7 Eric Reid CAR v. ATL
8 Shawn Williams CIN at OAK
9 Jessie Bates III CIN at OAK
10 Ronnie Harrison JAX at IND
11 Von Bell NO at TB
12 Kyle Fuller CHI at LAR
13 Tavon Wilson DET v. DAL
14 Taylor Rapp LAR v. CHI
15 Xavier Woods DAL @ DET
16 Justin Simmons DEN at MIN
17 Erik Harris OAK v. CIN
18 Damarious Randall CLE v. PIT
19 Hasean Clinton-Dix CHI at LAR
20 Morgan Burnett CLE v. PIT
21 Eric Weddle LAR v. CHI
22 Reshad Jones MIA v. BUF
23 Montae Nicholson WSH v. NYJ
24 Tyrann Mathieu KC v. LAC

Injuries: Patrick Peterson (Day to day), James Bradberry (Week to week), Tracy Walker (Status uncertain), Trae Waynes (Week to week), Marshon Lattimore (Week to week), Janoris Jenkins (Status uncertain), Karl Joseph (Out for season), Lamarcus Joyner (Week to week)