2023 IDP Fantasy Football Rankings: Top Players Include Roquan Smith, Micah Parsons, and More!

Identifying the top IDP options to target each year in fantasy football isn't an easy task. Here are the top 80 players to take with you into your draft!

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What’s the best part, though? Time is short until the answers become clear! As draft season continues, here are the top 80 IDP fantasy football rankings to help win your league.

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2023 IDP Fantasy Football Rankings

1) Roquan Smith | BAL, LB
2) Foyesade Oluokun | JAX, LB
3) Nick Bolton | KC, LB
4) Nick Bosa | SF, DE
5) T.J. Watt | PIT, LB
6) Maxx Crosby | LV, DE
7) Myles Garrett | CLE, DE
8) C.J. Mosley | NYJ, LB
9) Devin White | TB, LB
10) Logan Wilson | CIN, LB
11) Bobby Wagner | SEA, LB
12) Haason Reddick | PHI, DE
13) Micah Parsons | DAL, LB
14) Derwin James | LAC, S
15) Bobby Okereke | NYG, LB
16) Dre Greenlaw | SF, LB
17) Zaire Franklin | IND, LB
18) Ernest Jones | LAR, LB
19) Nakobe Dean | PHI, LB
20) Tremaine Edmunds | CHI, LB

21) Aidan Hutchinson | DET, DE
22) Jaelan Phillips | MIA, DE
23) Brian Burns | CAR, DE
24) Matthew Judon | NE, LB
25) Kayvon Thibodeaux | NYG, DE
26) Jalen Pitre | HOU, S
27) Budda Baker | ARI, S
28) Kyle Hamilton | BAL, S
29) Fred Warner | SF, LB
30) Pete Werner | NO, LB
31) Eric Kendricks | LAC, LB
32) Cole Holcomb | PIT, LB
33) Josey Jewell | DEN, LB
34) Matt Milano | BUF, LB
35) T.J. Edwards | CHI, LB
36) Joey Bosa | LAC, DE
37) Harold Landry III | TEN, LB
38) Quinnen Williams | NYJ, DT
39) Aaron Donald | LAR, DT
40) Za’Darius Smith | CLE, LB

41) Minkah Fitzpatrick | PIT, S
42) Jaquan Brisker | CHI, S
43) Kamren Curl | WAS, S
44) Kyle Dugger | NE, S
45) Shaquille Leonard | IND, LB
46) De’Vondre Campbell | GB, LB
47) Quay Walker | GB, LB
48) Troy Andersen | ATL, LB
49) Jordan Hicks | MIN, LB
50) Shaq Thompson | CAR, LB
51) Azeez Al-Shaair | TEN, LB
52) Uchenna Nwosu | SEA, LB
53) Danielle Hunter | MIN, DE
54) Josh Allen | JAX, DE
55) DeForest Buckner | IND, DT
56) Will Anderson Jr. | HOU, DE
57) Jordan Poyer | BUF, S
58) Talanoa Hufanga | SF, S
59) Rayshawn Jenkins | JAX, S
60) Grant Delpit | CLE, S

61) C.J. Gardner-Johnson | DET, S
62) Julian Love | SEA, S
63) Dax Hill | CIN, S
64) Frankie Luvu | CAR, LB
65) Jordyn Brooks | SEA, LB
66) Patrick Queen | BAL, LB
67) Lavonte David | TB, LB
68) Cameron Heyward | PIT, DT
69) Alex Highsmith | PIT, LB
70) Christian Wilkins | MIA, DT
71) Rashan Gary | GB, LB
72) Montez Sweat | WAS, DE
73) Azeez Ojulari | NYG, LB
74) Donovan Wilson | DAL, S
75) Ryan Neal | TB, S
76) Antoine Winfield Jr. | TB, S
77) Harrison Smith | MIN, S
78) Kevin Byard | TEN, S
79) Jordan Fuller | LAR, S
80) Kaden Elliss | ATL, LB

Top IDP Players To Draft in 2023

Ernest Jones, LB, Los Angeles Rams

Ernest Jones posted 114 tackles in his second season, taking a big step forward. 2023 will continue that upward trajectory, as Jones played greater than 80% of snaps in only two of 17 games in 2022.

MORE: 2023 Defense Fantasy Football Rankings

Yet, Bobby Wagner leaves LA for Seattle, making Jones the de facto top LB. Wagner played less than 100% of snaps in just two of 17 games.

Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, New York Giants

Kayvon Thibodeaux is primed to take a massive leap forward in 2023. As a rookie, he posted the third-most pressures (40) among all edge defenders. The two ahead of him posted 9.5 and six sacks, while Thibodeaux posted just four. This preseason, Thibodeaux has looked unstoppable and seems likely to make a jump toward the elite.

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