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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 into a better playoff spot?

Serious fantasy football players know 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. RotoBaller has you covered when it comes to IDP rankings. Expert analysts Pierre Camus and Justin Carter will bring you their top-100 consensus IDP rankings throughout the 2019 season, so check here for the latest weekly updates.

Players are classified by major position group (DL, LB, DB) to simplify things for you. We've also tiered these rankings to give you an idea of relative importance and will analyze a few key players to watch. Check out our rankings page for the offensive players right here.

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Top 100 Individual Defensive Players - Week 13

Tier Rank Player Name Position
1 1 Darius Leonard LB
1 2 Jamal Adams DB
1 3 Joe Schobert LB
1 4 Cory Littleton LB
1 5 Blake Martinez LB
1 6 Jaylon Smith LB
2 7 Bobby Wagner LB
2 8 Aaron Donald DL
2 9 Joey Bosa DL
2 10 Landon Collins DB
2 11 Fred Warner LB
2 12 Luke Kuechly LB
3 13 Cameron Jordan DL
3 14 Zach Cunningham LB
3 15 Roquan Smith LB
3 16 Rashaan Evans LB
3 17 Demario Davis LB
3 18 Justin Houston DL
3 19 T.J. Watt LB
4 20 Devin White LB
4 21 Logan Ryan DB
4 22 Vonn Bell DB
4 23 De'Vondre Campbell LB
4 24 DeForest Buckner DL
4 25 Jayon Brown LB
4 26 Shaq Thompson LB
4 27 Calais Campbell DL
4 28 Harold Landry LB
4 29 Eric Reid DB
4 30 Yannick Ngakoue DL
5 31 Nick Bosa DL
5 32 Jordan Poyer DB
5 33 Lavonte David LB
5 34 Minkah Fitzpatrick DB
5 35 Khalil Mack LB
5 36 Jerome Baker LB
5 37 Deion Jones LB
5 38 Shawn Williams DB
5 39 Preston Smith LB
5 40 Eric Kendricks LB
5 41 Jabrill Peppers DB
5 42 Brandon Graham DL
5 43 Cameron Heyward DL
5 44 Taylor Rapp DB
6 45 Markus Golden LB
6 46 Todd Davis LB
6 47 Arik Armstead DL
6 48 Matt Milano LB
6 49 Hasean Clinton-Dix DB
6 50 Kyle Fuller DB
6 51 Benardrick McKinney LB
6 52 Devin Bush LB
7 53 Sean Lee LB
7 54 Ronnie Harrison DB
7 55 A.J. Johnson LB
7 56 Tremaine Edmunds LB
7 57 Jessie Bates III DB
7 58 Shaquil Barrett LB
7 59 Nick Vigil LB
7 60 Jordan Hicks LB
7 61 Antoine Bethea DB
7 62 Sam Hubbard DL
7 63 Jon Bostic LB
7 64 Jason Pierre-Paul DL
7 65 Josh Allen DL
7 66 Justin Simmons DB
7 67 Carlos Dunlap DL
7 68 K.J. Wright LB
7 69 Tahir Whitehead LB
7 70 Robert Quinn DL
7 71 Budda Baker DB
7 72 Jonathan Allen DL
8 73 Za'Darius Smith LB
8 74 Jamie Collins LB
8 75 Danielle Hunter DL
8 76 Melvin Ingram DL
8 77 Mario Edwards DL
8 78 Myles Jack LB
8 79 Demarcus Lawrence DL
8 80 Alec Ogletree LB
8 81 Thomas Davis LB
8 82 Malcolm Jenkins DB
8 83 Bud Dupree LB
8 84 Chris Jones DL
8 85 Jarrad Davis LB
8 86 Neville Hewitt LB
8 87 Von Miller LB
8 88 Ryan Kerrigan LB
8 89 Jabaal Sheard DL
8 90 Maxx Crosby DL
8 91 Jurrell Casey DL
8 92 Jarran Reed DL
8 93 Nathan Gerry LB
8 94 Raekwon McMillan LB
8 95 Haason Reddick LB
9 96 Erik Harris DB
9 97 Kevin Byard DB
9 98 Leonard Floyd LB
9 99 Vita Vea DL
9 100 Jarrod Wilson DB

 

Streamers/Key Players to Watch

Joey Bosa (DE, LAC) @ Denver - When doing my rankings, I was surprised to see that the elder Bosa is down at 44 overall in FantasyPros' ECR this week whereas Nick Bosa is eighth. If matchups mean anything, then it should be reversed. Joey Bosa will get a chance to face rookie Drew Lock in his first-ever NFL start. The Broncos have allowed 36 sacks on the year, tied for sixth-most. Meanwhile, Nick Bosa has to chase down a guy named Lamar Jackson all day, who is only sacked an average of two times per game. Due to last week's bye, Joey's ownership is down to 43% on Yahoo which makes him a great scoop and start in shallower, non-dynasty leagues. Nick isn't an absolute must-sit but despite a strong season, his sack last week was his first in four games and he has been slowing down as of late.

Markus Golden (LB, NYG) vs Green Bay - After a strong start, Golden quieted down near midseason. Probably fatigue from carrying the rest of his teammates on the front seven... On a defensive unit that is 29th in points allowed and 27th in total yards, he is the only player with even as many as four sacks (7.5) and he also ranks fifth on the Giants with 47 combined tackles. The Packers are one of the stingiest in fantasy points allowed to linebackers but against Edge rushers, which Golden effectively serves as, they are in the bottom 10. Throw in the fact that tackle Bryan Bulaga is unlikely to play and Golden appears to be a strong play where sacks count multiple points.

Jayon Brown (LB, TEN) @ Indianapolis - Brown is coming off a career-best 11 solo tackles in Week 12 and should be just as busy in Week 13. The Colts already allow the fourth-most fantasy points to linebackers as it is and will be without their top two vertical threats, T.Y. Hilton and Eric Ebron; they will be pounding the ground and throwing it short most of the afternoon. Brown gets overlooked in comparison to other more consistent IDP assets in Tennesse such as Harold Landry and Logan Ryan but he could make for a solid streamer this week too.

Malcolm Jenkins (S, PHI) vs Miami - Someone's got to pick off Ryan Fitzpatrick this weekend, don't they? The veteran hasn't come away with an INT yet this season but he's been active otherwise, registering a team-high 38 solo tackles, three passes defended and eight QB hits. He even sacked Russell Wilson twice last week. If the Eagles can use him to blitz more often, that increases his point-scoring potential in a great matchup such as this.

Jarran Reed (DT, SEA) vs Minnesota - 300-pound run stuffers aren't the most exciting fantasy players but they get the job done in certain formats. Reed didn't make his 2019 debut until Week 7 because of suspension and then injured his ankle last week, forcing him to leave early. It's never great to have a game-time decision in your lineup but if Reed does go, look for him as a strong source of points against a Vikings offense that is tops in the league in points allowed to DT.

Jarrod Wilson (S, JAX) vs Tampa Bay - Ronnie Harrison is the safety you want to play this week, going against a Tampa Bay team that allows the sixth-most fantasy points to safeties and has thrown the most interceptions in the league by far with 20. Unfortunately, he is questionable with a concussion and may not even play. That makes Wilson a smart pivot, as he'll have to pick up the slack. He's yet to have a breakout game in his fourth season so this is a sleeper pick for sure. He did register his first INT two weeks ago and should be good for at least four solo tackles, which he's done four weeks in a row. There's a decent floor here with potential for much more in case Harrison doesn't suit up.

More Week 13 Lineup Prep


Check out all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings. Staff rankings are updated regularly for all positions and include standard formats, PPR scoring, tiered rankings and dynasty leagues.




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