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IDP Rankings for 2023 Fantasy Football Drafts (Individual Defensive Players) - Nick Bosa, Bobby Wagner, Aaron Donald, more

Raiders Defense - Fantasy Football DST, Maxx Crosby IDP, Defense Rankings

Hey, Rotoballers! Welcome back for more fantasy football rankings. Today, we will review our NFL team's updated 2023 fantasy football IDP rankings (top 150) for IDP formats. Most standard fantasy leagues require fantasy managers to start team defenses, but IDP league formats are gaining popularity recently. For anyone not familiar with fantasy football IDP leagues, this type of league format requires you to start individual defensive players (IDP) such as linebackers, defensive linemen, and defensive backs. All three positions score fantasy points by racking up defensive stats such as tackles, sacks, interceptions, touchdowns, etc.

Two of RotoBaller's lead fantasy football analysts - Mitch Blatt and Chris Gregory - have put together their individual 2023 IDP rankings, which we have aggregated into a consensus ranking. These IDP rankings have been put together after the NFL Draft, so they will contain the 2023 NFL rookie class. Let's see where players such as Maxx Crosby, Will Anderson, Aidan Hutchinson, Alex Highsmith, Bradley Chubb, Kyle Dugger, Devon Witherspoon, and Joey Bosa rank. The IDP rankings will be tweaked throughout the preseason, so check back regularly for updates.

In addition to these IDP draft rankings, be sure to also check out our team's fantasy football articles and analysis - they discuss draft sleepers, busts, players to target and avoid, rookies in the best landing spots, and so much more. Most importantly, our brand new free mobile app is a must-have - download it and configure your notifications. We deliver all the top NFL news, injuries, and fantasy analysis 24x7 with our free push notification alerts.

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IDP Fantasy Football News and Injuries

  • D.J. Reed Believes Jets Defense Will Be Historically Good This Season
  • B.J. Ojulari "Ready To Go" For Week 1
  • Denzel Ward Still Not Practicing
  • L'Jarius Sneed On Track To Play Thursday
  • Chris Jones Absent As Chiefs Prepare For Week 1
  • Nick Bosa May Not Get New Contract Before Opener


IDP Fantasy Football Rankings

Rankings table below last updated on September 5th, 2023. Don't play in IDP leagues? You can also find our updated Best Ball rankings, PPR rankings, Half-PPR rankings, Non-PPR (Standard) rankingsDynasty League rankings and 2023 NFL Rookie rankings.

Tier Rank Player Name Pos
1 1 T.J. Watt LB/DL
1 2 Micah Parsons LB/DL
1 3 Nick Bosa DL
1 4 Roquan Smith LB
1 5 Foyesade Oluokun LB
1 6 Nick Bolton LB
2 7 Myles Garrett DL
2 8 Maxx Crosby DL
2 9 Matt Judon LB/DL
2 10 Jalen Pitre DB
2 11 Haason Reddick DL/LB
2 12 Quinnen Williams DL
3 13 Brian Burns DL
3 14 Derwin James DB
3 15 T.J. Edwards LB
3 16 Talanoa Hufanga DB
3 17 Zaire Franklin LB
3 18 Bobby Wagner LB
3 19 Devin White LB
4 20 Bobby Okereke LB
4 21 Jaelan Phillips DL/LB
4 22 Minkah Fitzpatrick DB
4 23 Cole Holcomb LB
4 24 De'Vondre Campbell LB
4 25 Za'Darius Smith LB/DL
4 26 Josh Uche DL
4 27 Frankie Luvu LB
4 28 Eric Kendricks LB
4 29 Jevon Holland DB
4 30 Dre Greenlaw LB
5 31 Chris Jones DL
5 32 Aidan Hutchinson DL
5 33 Josh Allen DL
5 34 Logan Wilson LB
5 35 Joey Bosa DL/LB
5 36 Quay Walker LB
5 37 C.J. Mosley LB
5 38 Shaquille Leonard LB
5 39 Danielle Hunter DL
5 40 Jordyn Brooks LB
5 41 DeForest Buckner DL
5 42 Aaron Donald DL
5 43 Fred Warner LB
5 44 Patrick Queen LB
6 45 Cameron Jordan DL
6 46 Alex Highsmith DL/LB
6 47 Budda Baker DB
6 48 Josh Sweat DL
6 49 Kayvon Thibodeaux DL
6 50 L'Jarius Sneed DB
6 51 Josey Jewell LB
6 52 Demarcus Lawrence DL
7 53 Trey Hendrickson DL
7 54 James Houston III LB
7 55 Jeremy Chinn DB/LB
7 56 Chase Young DL
7 57 Christian Wilkins DL
7 58 Jaquan Brisker DB
7 59 Will Anderson DL
7 60 Trevon Diggs LB
7 61 Jordan Hicks LB
7 62 Daron Payne DL
7 63 Jordan Poyer DB
7 64 Jessie Bates III DB
7 65 Tremaine Edmunds LB
7 66 Nakobe Dean LB
7 67 Jeffery Simmons DL
7 68 Bradley Chubb LB/DL
7 69 Nate Hobbs DB
7 70 Cameron Heyward DL
7 71 Montez Sweat DL
7 72 Uchenna Nwosu LB/DL
8 73 Antoine Winfield Jr. DB
8 74 Nicholas Morrow LB
8 75 Harold Landry III DL/LB
8 76 Jamin Davis LB
8 77 Ernest Jones LB
8 78 Matt Milano LB
8 79 Harrison Smith DB
8 80 Justin Simmons DB
8 81 Pete Werner LB
8 82 Andre Cisco DB
8 83 Emmanuel Forbes DB
8 84 Marcus Williams DB
8 85 Devon Witherspoon DB
8 86 Rashan Gary DL/LB
8 87 Azeez Ojulari DL/LB
8 88 Shaq Thompson LB
8 89 Lavonte David LB
8 90 Kyle Dugger DB
8 91 Shaq Barrett LB
8 92 Alex Singleton LB
8 93 Isaiah Simmons LB
8 94 Javon Hargrave DL
8 95 Khalil Mack LB/DL
9 96 Christian Gonzalez DB
9 97 Demario Davis LB
9 98 Kyle Hamilton DB
9 99 Kerby Joseph DB
9 100 Willie Gay Jr. LB
9 101 Kamren Curl DB
9 102 Denzel Perryman LB
9 103 Kwity Paye DL
9 104 David Long LB
9 105 Jonathan Allen DL
9 106 Arden Key DL
9 107 Eddie Jackson DB
9 108 Divine Deablo LB
9 109 Jalen Thompson DB
9 110 Cody Barton LB
9 111 Sam Hubbard DL
9 112 Troy Andersen LB
9 113 Malcolm Rodriguez LB
9 114 Gregory Rousseau DL
9 115 Azeez Al-Shaair LB
9 116 Devin Lloyd LB
9 117 Grady Jarrett DL
9 118 Kaden Elliss LB
9 119 Jack Campbell LB
9 120 Travon Walker LB
10 121 Vonn Bell DB
10 122 Alex Anzalone LB
10 123 Monty Rice LB
10 124 A.J. Terrell DB
10 125 Jamal Adams DB
10 126 Xavier McKinney DB
10 127 Jessie Bates DB
10 128 Marcus Davenport DL
10 129 Jalen Carter DL
10 130 Zaven Collins LB
10 131 Kevin Byard DB
10 132 Tyree Wilson DL
10 133 Shaquil Barrett LB/DL
10 134 Julian Love DB
10 135 David Onyemata DL
10 136 Quincy Williams LB
10 137 Andrew Booth Jr. DB
11 138 Jeff Okudah DB
11 139 Richie Grant DB
11 140 Tracy Walker DB
11 141 Donovan Wilson DB
11 142 Patrick Peterson DB
11 143 Ogbonnia Okorokwo DL
11 144 Jerome Baker LB
11 145 Kyzir White LB
11 146 J.C. Jackson DB
11 147 Charles Omenihu DL
11 148 Roger McCreary DB
11 149 Cameron Sutton DB
11 150 Dalvin Tomlinson DL
11 151 Anthony Walker DB
11 152 John Johnson III DB
11 153 Drake Jackson DL
11 154 Sione Takitaki LB
11 155 B.J. Hill DL
11 156 Calais Campbell DL

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