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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 comes to IDP. 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 2

Tier Rank Player Name Pos
1 1 Darius Leonard LB
1 2 Bobby Wagner LB
1 3 Leighton Vander Esch LB
1 4 J.J. Watt DL
1 5 Luke Kuechly LB
1 6 Deion Jones LB
2 7 Cory Littleton LB
2 8 Myles Garrett DL
2 9 Roquan Smith LB
2 10 Blake Martinez LB
2 11 Joey Bosa DL
2 12 Aaron Donald DL
3 13 Jamal Adams DB
3 14 Tremaine Edmunds LB
3 15 C.J. Mosley LB
3 16 Danielle Hunter DL
3 17 Landon Collins DB
3 18 Cameron Jordan DL
3 19 Lavonte David LB
4 20 Joe Schobert LB
4 21 Devin White LB
4 22 John Johnson DB
4 23 Calais Campbell DL
4 24 Demarcus Lawrence DL
4 25 Jaylon Smith LB
4 26 Keanu Neal DB
4 27 Devin Bush LB
4 28 Jordan Poyer DB
4 29 Khalil Mack LB
4 30 Christian Kirksey LB
5 31 DeForest Buckner DL
5 32 Shawn Williams DB
5 33 Kwon Alexander LB
5 34 Budda Baker DB
5 35 Demario Davis LB
5 36 Frank Clark DL
5 37 Zach Cunningham LB
5 38 Anthony Hitchens LB
5 39 Fred Warner LB
5 40 Jayon Brown LB
5 41 Myles Jack LB
5 42 Melvin Ingram DL
5 43 Dee Ford DL
5 44 Harrison Smith DB
6 45 Carlos Dunlap DL
6 46 Chris Jones DL
6 47 Danny Trevathan LB
6 48 Jordan Hicks LB
6 49 Malcolm Jenkins DB
6 50 Justin Reid DB
6 51 Alec Ogletree LB
6 52 Trey Flowers DL
7 53 Akiem Hicks DL
7 54 Patrick Onwuasor LB
7 55 Eric Kendricks LB
7 56 Antoine Bethea DB
7 57 Kevin Byard DB
7 58 Nick Vigil LB
7 59 Avery Williamson LB
7 60 Cameron Heyward DL
7 61 Zach Brown LB
7 62 Everson Griffen DL
7 63 Olivier Vernon DL
7 64 Jarrad Davis LB
7 65 Jadeveon Clowney DL
7 66 Tyrann Mathieu DB
7 67 Bradley McDougald DB
7 68 Reshad Jones DB
7 69 Clayton Geathers DB
7 70 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix DB
7 71 Bradley Chubb LB
7 72 Justin Houston DL
8 73 Jessie Bates III DB
8 74 Von Miller LB
8 75 Damon Harrison DL
8 76 Jamie Collins LB
8 77 Kiko Alonso LB
8 78 Jabaal Sheard DL
8 79 Jabrill Peppers DB
8 80 Kenny Clark DL
8 81 Matt Milano LB
8 82 Nick Bosa DL
8 83 Justin Evans DB
8 84 Earl Thomas DB
8 85 Kareem Jackson DB
8 86 Jurrell Casey DL
8 87 Tracy Walker DB
8 88 Jerome Baker LB
8 89 Jonathan Allen DL
8 90 Brandon Graham DL
8 91 T.J. Watt LB
8 92 Tahir Whitehead LB
8 93 Wesley Woodyard LB
8 94 Vontaze Burfict LB
8 95 Terrell Suggs LB
9 96 Malcolm Jenkins DB
9 97 Tony Jefferson DB
9 98 K.J. Wright LB
9 99 Adrian Amos DB
9 100 Ezekiel Ansah DL

 

Key Players to Watch

Myles Garrett (DE, CLE) - If he keeps playing the way he did in the opener, he'll finally live up to his billing as the first overall pick. Garrett registered two sacks against Tennessee and now has the luxury of facing a Jets team that looks like a MASH unit with Trevor Siemian at QB. This is a good week to deploy almost any Cleveland Browns player but especially their top pass rusher.

Jaylon Smith (LB, DAL) - The other New York team isn't in quite as bad shape but it's close. Sterling Shepard has been ruled out, Golden Tate is still suspended, and even Cody Latimer is banged up. There could be 30+ targets between Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley, which means a lot of action in the middle. Leighton Vander Esch is the obvious high-end LB but in deeper leagues, Smith is a player to consider.

Tracy Walker (S, DET) - Now in his second season, Walker moves into a starting role after serving as a backup safety in 2018. Walker provided immediate results in Week 1 with an interception, two passes defended, and 18 solo tackles. He will be a busy man once again as the Chargers will rely on their running backs and intermediate pass game now that Hunter Henry and possibly Mike Williams are out.

More Week 2 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.