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Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 17 (Top 100)

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 16 (Top 100)

It's championship week, at least for the vast majority of fantasy football players. Your lineup decisions are tougher than ever, as you must weigh which is more important: upside or safety. If you are looking for a few tackles to avoid a goose egg in the points column, there are plenty of options out there... Read More

2 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 15 (Top 100)

One of the great things about implementing IDP in fantasy football is that it balances out some of the insanity that the offensive players produce in some weeks. If you started a lineup with Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert, Boston Scott, A.J. Brown, Darius Slayton, and Noah Fant then you undoubtedly crushed your opponent while a... Read More

2 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 14 (Top 100)

The fantasy playoffs are here for most of us, so every position matters that much more. IDP spots often become an afterthought or a set-it-and-forget-it situation but it could be that linebacker who has a monster game or that key interception that makes the difference between winning or going home. Look to our streamer suggestions... Read More

3 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 13 (Top 100)

Happy belated Turkey Day! Many of you are probably suffering some sort of Thanksgiving hangover, whether it be food, beer, or Cowboys-related. If it cheers you up, just know that this Sunday features a near-full slate of games still, as bye weeks are over! Which defensive players can help push you through this weekend and... Read More

3 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 12 (Top 100)

You know how some weeks are full of high scores across the board, with most teams putting up 30+ points and piling up highlights on the offensive end? I don't get that feeling this week. My gut says that several games, even those already on the low end of the O/U spectrum, will fall short... Read More

3 months ago


Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 11 (Top 100)

Don't underestimate the power of the IDP. We've already seen Joe Schobert put up a monster game on Thursday night with a sack, seven solo tackles, and two interceptions. Jamal Adams may have won some games single-handedly last week with his strip-sack for a TD along with eight tackles and another sack. Likewise, Jadveon Clowney... Read More

3 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 10 (Top 100)

Hopefully you weren't burned by the last-minute scratch of Leighton Vander Esch last week. We'll omit him from this week's rankings until we know for sure his neck issues won't keep him out again. His absence allowed Sean Lee to look like his old self, racking up 12 tackles (nine solo), with one for loss... Read More

4 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 9 (Top 100)

Three of the top offenses in the league are taking a break this week, which could result in some lower-scoring games. New quarterbacks in Denver and Washington could lead to promising defensive performances from their opponents. As always, those who play in IDP leagues should balance safety at the linebacker position with some risk at... Read More

4 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 8 (Top 100)

Back to another short bye, where only the Ravens and Cowboys will rest. A couple of high-end LBs will need to be replaced but otherwise there aren't many significant gaps in player availability. With offenses exploding recently, it's a fair question to ask whether players on top-flight units like the Bears Defense and 49ers Defense... Read More

4 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 7 (Top 100)

Luckily for fantasy owners in IDP leagues, Week 7 sees the return of Darius Leonard to the field (and our top 10 ranks), as well as the Bears Defense. While perennial stud Luke Kuechly, exciting rookie Devin Bush, and surprising DPOY candidate Shaquil Barrett are on bye, we aren't losing too much from the player... Read More

4 months ago


Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 6 (Top 100)

Week 6 is here and we roll on with our weekly lineup recommendations. Some of the best defenses in football are on bye (Chicago, Buffalo) so it's likely that fantasy owners in IDP leagues will need to scour the waiver wire for help at one position or another. That's why we're here, not just to... Read More

5 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 5 (Top 100)

The offenses are waking up, even on Thursday nights. That means harder times for team defenses, especially in leagues where points scored against are factored. Fortunately, IDP players can benefit from seeing the opposing offense on the field over and over again. More tackles mean more points, after all. Linebackers dominate the top 20 as... Read More

5 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 4 (Top 100)

Darius Leonard is out again, several key players hit IR, and Jalen Ramsey found about 99 reasons to sit out this week's game. Plus, two teams are on bye, so it may be time to dig a little deeper for IDP gems in Week 4. Dedicated fantasy football players know that the game isn't played... Read More

5 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 3 (Top 100)

As we enter Week 3 of the fantasy football season, some key injuries are already affecting the defensive side of the ball. Colts linebacker Darius Leonard, typically a lock as a top-five IDP pick, will miss the contest against Atlanta, as will teammate Jabaal Sheard. On the other side, Falcons LB Deion Jones is asserting... Read More

5 months ago

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 2 (Top 100)

The serious fantasy footballer knows that the game isn't played on offense alone. While team defenses are a staple of the game, being able to identify value with individual defensive players (IDP) takes it to the next level. As we do with each position and every league type possible, RotoBaller has you covered when it... Read More

5 months ago


2019 IDP Draft Sleepers

I've been playing in IDP leagues for the last couple of years, but I've never ventured into the world of writing about IDP leagues. But one goal I have as a fantasy analyst is to expand my horizon a little each year, and this year that goal is to write some about IDP leagues. To... Read More

6 months ago

Dynasty IDP Rookie Linebacker Risers and Fallers (Part 2)

Linebackers are a very situation-dependant position in IDP fantasy football, regardless of your scoring. If you aren't on the field consistently, you probably won't produce consistently. This makes landing spot and draft capital more important for linebacker than for any other position. With the 2019 NFL Draft in the books, we can finally take a... Read More

10 months ago

Dynasty IDP Rookie Linebacker Risers and Fallers

With the NFL Draft in the books, we can finally take a look at some of the dynasty rookie IDP players and start to put together our rookie rankings. We now have landing spots and all questions about draft capital investment have been answered. As is the case with every NFL Draft, there were plenty... Read More

10 months ago

Dynasty IDP Rookie Linebackers - Tier Two

In IDP fantasy football leagues, linebackers often make up the bulk of your roster and the majority of your production from the defensive side of your team. People are rightly excited about the top two linebackers in this 2019 rookie linebacker class. Devin White and Devin Bush are both very talented linebackers, and at least... Read More

11 months ago

Devin White vs. Devin Bush - Top Rookie IDP Linebackers

One of the few things that is considered consensus among the NFL Draft community is that the top two linebackers in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft are Devin White out of LSU and Devin Bush out of Michigan. The debate starts when people try to agree on which one is the superior linebacker. This debate becomes... Read More

11 months ago


Getting to Know the 2019 IDP EDGE Class (Part 2)

In my first article on the class of IDP rookies in the 2019 NFL Draft, I took a look at Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, and Jachai Polite. They all participated in the combine this past weekend with mixed results. Bosa had an excellent combine, testing above average in speed and explosiveness and testing excellently in his... Read More

12 months ago

Getting to Know the 2019 IDP EDGE Class

With the NFL season wrapped up and the NFL Combine quickly approaching, this is the time of year when dynasty fantasy football players begin to look toward the NFL Draft and start picking out the guys that they are going to target with their picks in their upcoming rookie drafts. The 2019 NFL Draft is... Read More

12 months ago

Week 1 IDP - Waiver Wire Targets and Adds

As we head into week one of the regular season, owners in IDP leagues (particularly new ones) tend to get hot and heavy for the latest and greatest free-agent to land with a new team or the high-end rookie that went early in the draft.  That’s all well and good, but chances are high that... Read More

1 year ago

Individual Defensive Player (IDP) Tiered Rankings and Analysis

For our most avid fantasy football enthusiasts who look not to discriminate on the other side of the football for fantasy purposes, RotoBaller brings to you our 2018 Individual Defensive Player rankings. While most leagues stick with a Team D/ST approach, you’ve sought to delve into player values a bit further by taking on an... Read More

1 year ago

May NFL Mailbag - Running Backs, IDP, Sammy or Amari?

It has been a long time since I have done a mailbag article and I almost forgot how much fun they are. My favorite part about this, are my interactions with you, the reader. I am always open to answering questions on Twitter or Reddit, but most of the time, those are quick response from... Read More

2 years ago


Rookie IDPs in the Best Fantasy Situations

While it may seem complex, adding individual defensive players (IDPs) to your fantasy league can be a fun way to spice up the overall level of competition! While the core nucleus of our fantasy lineups will always be on the offensive side of the ball, a strong defensive crew can be a difference-maker on any... Read More

2 years ago

Updated IDP Rankings and Tiers (Defensive Players)

Welcome back to our 2017 fantasy football rankings series here at RotoBaller. This an updated look at our overall preseason 2017 fantasy football IDP rankings, including our ranking tiers for each defensive player. In the fantasy football IDP format, you draft and start individual defensive players instead of an NFL team's entire defense. Individual defensive players score fantasy points based on their individual... Read More

2 years ago

Top 75 - IDP Rankings and Tiers (Defensive Players)

Welcome back to our 2017 fantasy football rankings series here at RotoBaller. This will be the first look at our overall 2017 fantasy football IDP rankings, including our ranking tiers for each defensive player. In the fantasy football IDP format, you draft and start individual defensive players instead of an NFL team's entire defense. Individual defensive players score fantasy points based... Read More

3 years ago

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2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – Jo Adell

The most coveted type of player in fantasy baseball is the batter who can hit home runs, steal bases and hit for contact. Stolen bases are harder to find, as more big-league teams are opting to take a cautious approach to baserunning. Additionally, batting average has declined because hitters are striking out more often, as... Read More


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