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2020 IDP Rankings - Top 120 Defensive Players for Fantasy Football

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Welcome back RotoBallers! Below you will find our staff's updated 2020 fantasy football rankings (top 120) for IDP formats. For those of you who are not familiar with fantasy football IDP leagues, these are formats where individual defensive players (IDP) are drafted by fantasy managers and accrue points for defensive stats like tackles, sacks, interceptions, etc. Our staff ranks include linebackers, defensive line, and defensive backs.

These rankings are being released after the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft, and things will of course change as we get closer to the start of the NFL season. Adjustments will be made to all of our staff rankings all offseason long up until Week 1, so check back regularly for any player movements. You can also see our staff's ongoing rankings analysis articles discussing draft values, sleepers, players to target/avoid, the NFL rookies, and analyzing the NFL Draft results.

And of course, be sure to also check out our 2020 fantasy football rankings dashboard and bookmark it! That RotoBaller rankings homepage is loaded up with lots of other great staff rankings - all updated after the NFL Draft - including our PPR Rankings, Half-PPR rankingsStandard league rankings, Best Ball rankingsDynasty League rankings and 2020 NFL Rookie rankings. Bookmark those pages, and prepare for all of your drafts.

Editor's Note: Our incredible team of writers received five total writing awards and 13 award nominations by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, tops in the industry! Congrats to all the award winners and nominees including Best NFL Series, MLB Series, NBA Writer, PGA Writer and Player Notes writer of the year. Be sure to follow their analysis, rankings and advice all year long, and win big with RotoBaller! Read More!


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For those who are not familiar, three of our fantasy football analysts - Pierre Camus, Justin Carter and Chris Gregory - have come together to offer their individual rankings, which we aggregated into a consensus. Feel free to click those links and give these fine gentlemen a follow on Twitter, or let them know how much you love or hate their rankings.

Rankings table below last updated on September 6th, 2020.

Tier Rank Player Name Pos Pierre Chris Justin
1 1 Darius Leonard LB 1 1 1
1 2 Bobby Wagner LB 2 2 3
1 3 Danielle Hunter DL 3 3 2
1 4 Cory Littleton LB 4 8 4
1 5 Joey Bosa DL 5 6 5
1 6 Blake Martinez LB 7 12 7
2 7 Myles Garrett DL 13 4 10
2 8 Budda Baker DB 10 7 12
2 9 Landon Collins DB 8 10 13
2 10 Joe Schobert LB 6 11 15
2 11 Nick Bosa DL 9 13 11
2 12 Jaylon Smith LB 18 9 8
3 13 Jamal Adams DB 14 19 6
3 14 Roquan Smith LB 12 17 14
3 15 Leighton Vander Esch LB 15 14 16
3 16 Aaron Donald DL 23 15 9
3 17 Devin Bush LB 11 18 18
3 18 Tremaine Edmunds LB 17 20 17
3 19 Zach Cunningham LB 16 22 22
4 20 Jordan Hicks LB 24 24 19
4 21 John Johnson DB 21 26 25
4 22 Deion Jones LB 20 29 24
4 23 Lavonte David LB 22 31 20
4 24 Demario Davis LB 26 25 26
4 25 J.J. Watt DL 25 28 27
4 26 T.J. Watt LB/DL 40 5 37
4 27 Cameron Jordan DL 29 23 32
4 28 Fred Warner LB 42 16 30
4 29 Chandler Jones LB/DL 28 21 40
4 30 Harrison Smith DB 34 27 31
5 31 Devin White LB 38 35 23
5 32 Shaq Thompson LB 31 39 34
5 33 Jordan Poyer DB 36 40 29
5 34 Shaquil Barrett LB/DL 19 41 47
5 35 Keanu Neal DB 30 47 33
5 36 Kwon Alexander LB 27 57 28
5 37 Khalil Mack LB/DL 35 36 51
5 38 Jayon Brown LB 33 51 41
5 39 Jabrill Peppers DB 41 34 53
5 40 Tracy Walker DB 45 33 52
5 41 Cameron Heyward DL 46 38 50
5 42 Christian Kirksey LB 43 56 36
5 43 Shawn Williams DB 59 43 39
5 44 Eric Kendricks LB 37 59 46
6 45 Minkah Fitzpatrick DB 32 53 58
6 46 Taylor Rapp DB 49 37 60
6 47 Vonn Bell DB #N/A 62 38
6 48 Justin Simmons DB 56 30 66
6 49 Tyrann Mathieu DB 48 50 54
6 50 Chase Young DL 58 32 71
6 51 Jerome Baker LB 54 48 62
6 52 Isaiah Simmons LB 53 46 65
7 53 Jessie Bates III DB 80 42 43
7 54 Sam Hubbard DL 65 58 42
7 55 Patrick Queen LB 39 44 82
7 56 Von Miller LB/DL 47 72 49
7 57 Carlos Dunlap DL 44 80 45
7 58 Calais Campbell DL 50 66 55
7 59 Yannick Ngakoue DL 51 61 59
7 60 DeForest Buckner DL 78 49 48
7 61 Melvin Ingram III DL 55 64 57
7 62 Kenneth Murray LB 68 45 70
7 63 Bradley Chubb LB/DL 64 60 64
7 64 Frank Clark DL 60 70 63
7 65 Justin Reid DB 62 76 61
7 66 Alexander Johnson LB #N/A 54 80
7 67 Justin Houston DL 52 94 56
7 68 Kareem Jackson DB #N/A 68 #N/A
7 69 Grady Jarrett DL 69 #N/A 67
7 70 K.J. Wright LB 70 #N/A 68
7 71 Marlon Humphrey DB #N/A 69 #N/A
7 72 Josh Allen DL 74 52 85
8 73 Chuck Clark DB #N/A 55 87
8 74 Kevin Byard DB 67 74 75
8 75 Demarcus Lawrence DL 63 86 69
8 76 Chris Jones DL 57 89 73
8 77 Nick Vigil LB 75 #N/A 72
8 78 Matt Milano LB 61 77 89
8 79 Trey Flowers DL 73 #N/A 79
8 80 De'Vondre Campbell LB 76 #N/A 77
8 81 Maxx Crosby DL 81 73 76
8 82 Rashaan Evans LB 77 65 93
8 83 Za'Darius Smith LB/DL 91 63 83
8 84 Brian Burns DL #N/A 71 88
8 85 Jarrad Davis LB 71 #N/A 90
8 86 Terrell Edmunds DB 72 79 91
8 87 Bud Dupree LB #N/A 81 #N/A
8 88 Anthony Walker DB 88 75 #N/A
8 89 Carlton Davis DB #N/A 82 #N/A
8 90 Bradley McDougald DB 66 #N/A 100
8 91 Everson Griffen DL 83 #N/A #N/A
8 92 Micah Kiser LB #N/A 83 #N/A
8 93 Dante Fowler Jr. DL 79 78 92
8 94 Malcolm Jenkins DB 90 #N/A 78
8 95 Danny Trevathan LB 85 93 81
9 96 Jadeveon Clowney DL 100 85 74
9 97 Raekwon McMillan LB 87 #N/A #N/A
9 98 Johnathan Abram DB #N/A 87 #N/A
9 99 Logan Ryan DB #N/A 88 #N/A
9 100 Jeremy Chinn DB 98 67 99
9 101 Anthony Hitchens LB 93 #N/A 84
9 102 Myles Jack LB 92 #N/A 86
9 103 Tahir Whitehead LB 82 #N/A 98
9 104 Logan Wilson LB #N/A 90 #N/A
9 105 Matt Judon LB/DL #N/A 84 97
9 106 Benardrick McKinney LB 86 #N/A 96
9 107 Ronnie Harrison DB 84 98 #N/A
9 108 Nick Kwiatkoski LB #N/A 91 #N/A
9 109 Dre Greenlaw LB #N/A 92 #N/A
9 110 Arik Armstead DL 89 99 94
9 111 Adrian Amos DB 94 #N/A 95
9 112 Akiem Hicks DL 95 #N/A #N/A
9 113 Jamie Collins Sr. LB #N/A 95 #N/A
9 114 Avery Williamson LB 96 #N/A #N/A
9 115 Willie Gay Jr. LB #N/A 96 #N/A
9 116 Tre'Davious White DB 97 #N/A #N/A
9 117 Josey Jewell LB #N/A 97 #N/A
9 118 A.J. Johnson LB 99 #N/A #N/A
9 119 Kyle Fuller DB #N/A 100 #N/A

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