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Breaking down the top IDP options at DL, LB, DB

IDP leagues are growing in popularity, and we’re here to help you sort through the best options at each position.

Atlanta Falcons defensive back Kemal Ishmael tackles Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant in the first half at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Week 4 brings the first bye week for our IDP rosters with the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers taking some much needed rest (even though it’s early in the season). Week three brought some key injuries on defense like Alec Ogletree, Christian Kirksey, Myles Jack, Malik Hooker and Keanu Neal, who tore his Achilles and will be out once again for the reminder of the season. Kemal Ishmael will be filling his spot for the time being while the Falcons are looking for Neal’s replacement.

Once again, the Seattle Seahawks claim the top spot and have given up the most fantasy points to opposing defensive ends followed by the New York Jets and Denver Broncos. The top three teams who give up the most to opposing linebackers are the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills. Lastly, the teams who give up the most fantasy points to opposing safety’s are the Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants and Chicago Bears.

Defensive Line IDP rankings, Week 4

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Joey Bosa LAC @ MIA
2 Myles Garrett CLE @ BAL
3 Aaron Donald LAR vs. TB
4 Calais Campbell JAC @ DEN
5 JJ Watt HOU vs. CAR
6 Chandler Jones ARI vs. SEA
7 Danielle Hunter MIN @ CHI
8 Jadeveon Clowney SEA @ ARI
9 Sam Hubbard CIN @ PIT
10 Melvin Ingram LAC @ MIA
11 Demarcus Lawrence DAL @ NO
12 Carlos Dunlap CIN @ PIT
13 Brian Burns CAR @HOU
14 Cameron Jordan NO vs. DAL
15 Everson Griffen MIN @ CHI
16 Stephon Tuitt PIT vs. CIN
17 Josh Allen JAC @ DEN
18 Trey Flowers DET vs. KC
19 Cameron Heyward PIT vs. CIN
20 Denico Autry IND vs. OAK
21 Justin Houston IND vs. OAK
22 Chris Jones KC @ DET
23 Frank Clark KC @ DET
24 Geno Atkins CIN @ PIT

Injuries: Bruce Irvin (Questionable)

Linebacker IDP rankings, Week 4

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Cory Littleton LAR vs. TB
2 Blake Martinez GB vs. PHI
3 Luke Kuechly CAR @ HOU
4 Deion Jones ATL vs. TEN
5 Jordan Hicks ARI vs. SEA
6 Roquan Smith CHI vs. MIN
7 Bobby Wagner SEA @ ARI
8 Leighton Vander Esch DAL @ NO
9 Joe Schobert CLE @ BAL
10 Devin Bush PIT vs. CIN
11 Jaylon Smith DAL @ NO
12 Anthony Walker IND vs. OAK
13 Jayon Brown TEN at ATL
14 Tremaine Edmunds BUF vs. NE
15 Myles Jack JAC @ DEN
16 Danny Trevathan CHI vs. MIN
17 Jerome Baker MIA vs. LAC
18 Thomas Davis LAC @ MIA
19 Khalil Mack CHI vs. MIN
20 Shaq Thompson CAR @HOU
21 Lavonte David TB @ LAR
22 Demario Davis NO vs. DAL
23 Zach Cunningham HOU vs. CAR
24 Matt Milano BUF vs. NE

Injuries: Darius Leonard (Questionable), Myles Jack (Questionable), Devin White (Questionable)

Defensive Back IDP rankings, Week 4

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Landon Collins WAS @ NYG
2 John Johnson LAR vs. TB
3 Budda Baker ARI vs. SEA
4 Jordan Poyer BUF vs. NE
5 Shawn Williams CIN @ PIT
6 Terrell Edmunds PIT vs. CIN
7 Harrison Smith MIN @ CHI
8 Justin Reid HOU vs. CAR
9 Ronnie Harrison JAC @ DEN
10 Jessie Bates III CIN @ PIT
11 Antoine Bethea NYG vs. WAS
12 Kevin Byard TEN @ ATL
13 Bradley McDougald SEA @ ARI
14 Hasean Clinton-Dix CHI vs. MIN
15 Von Bell NO vs. DAL
16 Jordan Whitehead TB @ LAR
17 Darnell Savage Jr. GB vs. PHI
18 Tracy Walker DET vs. KC
19 Kenny Vaccaro TEN @ ATL
20 Jabrill Peppers NYG vs. WAS
21 Justin Simmons DEN vs. JAC
22 Tre Flowers SEA @ ARI
23 Kemal Ishmael ATL vs. TEN
24 Malcolm Jenkins PHI @ GB

Injuries: Keanu Neal (Out), Malik Hooker (Out), Denzel Ward (Questionable), Xavier Woods (Out), Darius Slay (Questionable)