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Breaking down the top IDP options at DL, LB, DB in Week 12

Jordan Hicks, Harrison Smith and Eric Kendricks are out on bye and we’ll need to replace them for Week 12. We break down the top players at defensive line, linebacker, and defensive back

Bobby Wagner of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after sacking Jameis Winston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth quarter during their game at CenturyLink Field on November 03, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Week 12 is almost here, which means we won’t have to worry about our players being on byes much longer. The last teams taking their bye are the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings.

The defensive line rankings will have only one of the Bosa brothers this week. Older brother Joey Bosa, and all Chargers are licking their wounds after another tough loss this season. We’ll also be without stud defensive end Danielle Hunter, as well as elite IDP producers like Jordan Hicks, and Vikings’ safety Harrison Smith this week. We do get back linebackers Blake Martinez and Bobby Wagner, who both rank very high amongst all linebackers this week.

We’ll need to hunker down and get the correct players in our IDP lineups to ensure we get into our Fantasy football playoffs; here are your Week 12 rankings at each position.

Defensive Line IDP rankings, Week 12

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Nick Bosa SF v. GB
2 Cameron Jordan NO v. CAR
3 Calais Campbell JAX at TEN
4 Aaron Donald LAR v. BAL
5 Justin Houston IND at HOU
6 Josh Allen JAX at TEN
7 DeForest Buckner SF v. GB
8 Grady Jarrett ATL v. TB
9 Yannick Ngakoue JAX at TEN
10 Cameron Heyward PIT at CIN
11 Jason Pierre-Paul TB at ATL
12 Brandon Graham PHI v. SEA
13 Demarcus Lawrence DAL at NE
14 Arik Armstead SF v. GB
15 Maxx Crosby OAK at NYJ
16 Robert Quinn DAL at NE
17 Trey Flowers DET at WSH
18 Matt Ioannidis WSH v. DET
19 Jonathan Allen WSH v. DET
20 Jaren Reed SEA at PHI
21 Dante Fowler Jr. LAR v. BAL
22 Olivier Vernon CLE v. MIA
23 Mario Addison CAR at NO
24 Jadeveon Clowney SEA at PHI

Injuries: Dee Ford (Status uncertain), Olivier Vernon (Questionable - If out then Mario Addison [CAR] moves into Top-24),

Linebackers IDP rankings, Week 12

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Darius Leonard IND at HOU
2 Blake Martinez GB at SF
3 Cory Littleton LAR v. BAL
4 Joe Schobert CLE v. MIA
5 Luke Kuechly CAR at NO
6 Bobby Wagner SEA at PHI
7 Roquan Smith CHI V. NYG
8 Jaylon Smith DAL at NE
9 Devin White TB at ATL
10 T.J. Watt PIT at CIN
11 Leighton Vander Esch DAL at NE
12 Devondre Campbell ATL v. TB
13 Shaq Thompson CAR at NO
14 Demario Davis NO v. CAR
15 Rashaan Evans TEN v. JAX
16 Zach Cunningham HOU v. IND
17 Devin Bush PIT at CIN
18 Khalil Mack CHI v. NYG
19 Fred Warner SF v. GB
20 Lavonte David TB at ATL
21 Jerome Baker MIA at CLE
22 Neville Hewitt NYJ v. OAK
23 Deion Jones ATL v. TB
24 Tremaine Edmunds BUF v. DEN

Injuries: No new injuries

Defensive Backs IDP rankings, Week 12

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jamal Adams NYJ v. OAK
2 Landon Collins WSH v. DET
3 Logan Ryan TEN v. JAX
4 Jessie Bates III CIN v. PIT
5 Eric Reid CAR at NO
6 Jabrill Peppers NYG at CHI
7 Jordan Poyer BUF v. DEN
8 Antoine Bethea NYG at CHI
9 Shawn Williams CIN v. PIT
10 Von Bell NO v. CAR
11 Taylor Rapp LAR v. BAL
12 Minkah Fitzpatrick PIT at CIN
13 Ronnie Harrison JAX at TEN
14 Kyle Fuller CHI v. NYG
15 Bradley McDougald SEA at PHI
16 Kevin Byard TEN v. JAX
17 Tavon Wilson DET at WSH
18 Xavier Woods DAL at NE
19 Hasean Clinton-Dix CHI v. NYG
20 Justin Simmons DEN at BUF
21 Hasean Clinton-Dix CHI v. NYG
22 Eric Weddle LAR v. BAL
23 Adrian Amos GB at SF
24 Erik Harris OAK v. NYJ

Injuries: Patrick Peterson (Day to day), Morgan Burnett (Out for season), Tracy Walker (Status uncertain), Marshon Lattimore (Week to week), Reshad Jones (I.R.)