IDP Rankings Week 1: Top defensive fantasy football players to start

    Setting IDP rankings for Week 1 can be challenging, so here are our IDP rankings heading into Sunday's slate to help you.

    Setting your fantasy football IDP rankings for Week 1 can be tough, but it could also be the difference between winning and losing your first matchup of the season. We have over 100 players ranked to help guide you in your decision-making.

    These Week 1 IDP rankings are intended as a guide and do not consider the nuances of different scoring systems. Use them as a guide to set your own Week 1 IDP rankings for your specific league format.

    IDP rankings for Week 1 | Defensive Line

    1. Aaron Donald | DT | LAR vs. CHI
    2. Nick Bosa | DE | SF @ DET
    3. DeForest Buckner | DT | IND vs. SEA
    4. Chase Young | DE | WAS vs. LAC
    5. Joey Bosa | DE | LAC @ WAS
    6. Montez Sweat | DE | WAS vs. LAC
    7. Cameron Heyward | DE | PIT @ BUF
    8. Danielle Hunter | DE | MIN @ CIN
    9. Jeffery Simmons | DT | TEN vs. ARI
    10. Myles Garrett | DE | CLE @ KC

    11. Leonard Williams | DE | NYG vs. DEN
    12. Chris Jones | DT | KC vs. CLE
    13. Quinnen Williams | DT | NYJ @ CAR

    Linebacker IDP rankings for Week 1

    1. Darius Leonard | IND vs. SEA
    2. Roquan Smith | CHI @ LAR
    3. Devin White | TB vs. DAL
    4. Blake Martinez | NYG vs. DEN
    5. Zach Cunningham | HOU vs. JAX
    6. Bobby Wagner | SEA @ IND
    7. Joe Schobert | PIT @ BUF
    8. Fred Warner | SF @ DET
    9. Lavonte David | TB vs. DAL
    10. Tremaine Edmunds | BUF vs. PIT

    11. Eric Kendricks | MIN @ CIN
    12. Deion Jones | ATL vs. PHI
    13. T.J. Watt | PIT @ BUF
    14. Patrick Queen | BAL @ LV
    15. Jayon Brown | TEN vs. ARI
    16. Demario Davis | NO vs. GB
    17. Myles Jack | JAX @ HOU
    18. Jerome Baker | MIA @ NE
    19. Micah Parsons | DAL @ TB
    20. Foyesade Oluokun | ATL vs. PHI

    IDP Rankings Week 1 | LB 21-50

    21. Kenneth Murray Jr. | LAC @ WAS
    22. Alex Singleton | PHI @ ATL
    23. Jamin Davis | WAS vs. LAC
    24. C.J. Mosley | NYJ @ CAR
    25. Isaiah Simmons | ARI @ TEN
    26. Anthony Walker Jr. | CLE @ KC
    27. Jaylon Smith | DAL @ TB
    28. Logan Wilson | CIN vs. MIN
    29. Matt Milano | BUF vs. PIT
    30. Bobby Okereke | IND vs. SEA

    31. Shaq Thompson | CAR vs. NYJ
    32. Jamie Collins Sr. | DET vs. SF
    34. Devin Bush Jr. | PIT @ BUF
    35. Shaquil Barrett | TB vs. DAL
    36. Jordyn Brooks | SEA @ IND
    37. Zaven Collins | ARI @ TEN
    38. Jordan Hicks | ARI @ TEN
    39. Khalil Mack | CHI @ LAR
    40. Rashaan Evans | TEN vs. ARI

    41. De’Vondre Campbell | GB @ NO
    42. Leighton Vander Esch | DAL @ TB
    43. Alexander Johnson | DEN @ NYG
    44. Troy Reeder | LAR vs. CHI
    45. Christian Kirksey | HOU vs. JAX
    46. Eric Wilson | PHI @ ATL
    47. Matt Judon | NE vs. MIA
    48. Dre Greenlaw | SF @ DET
    49. Bradley Chubb | DEN @ NYG
    50. Cory Littleton | LV vs. BAL

    Defensive back rankings

    1. Jamal Adams | SEA @ IND
    2. Budda Baker | ARI @ TEN
    3. Jeremy Chinn | CAR vs. NYJ
    4. Jessie Bates III | CIN vs. MIN
    5. Derwin James Jr. | LAC @ WAS
    6. Vonn Bell | CIN vs. MIN
    7. Jordan Poyer | BUF vs. PIT
    8. Jabrill Peppers | NYG vs. DEN
    9. Justin Simmons | DEN @ NYG
    10. Landon Collins | WAS vs. LAC

    11. Harrison Smith | MIN @ CIN
    12. Kamren Curl | WAS vs. LAC
    13. Minkah Fitzpatrick | PIT @ BUF
    14. Tracy Walker | DET vs. SF
    15. John Johnson III | CLE @ KC
    16. Antoine Winfield Jr. | TB vs. DAL
    17. Taylor Rapp | LAR vs. CHI
    18. Malcolm Jenkins | NO vs. GB
    19. Chuck Clark | BAL @ LV
    20. Kevin Byard | TEN vs. ARI

    Week 1 DB IDP Rankings | 21-40

    21. Khari Willis | IND vs. SEA
    22. Keanu Neal | DAL @ TB
    23. Justin Reid | HOU vs. JAX
    24. Johnathan Abram | LV vs. BAL
    25. Xavier McKinney | NYG vs. DEN
    26. DeShon Elliott | BAL @ LV
    27. Marlon Humphrey | BAL @ LV
    28. Tyrann Mathieu | KC vs. CLE
    29. Ronnie Harrison Jr. | CLE @ KC
    30. Adrian Amos | GB @ NO

    31. Terrell Edmunds | PIT @ BUF
    32. Darnell Savage Jr. | GB @ NO
    33. Kenny Moore II | IND vs. SEA
    34. Jordan Fuller | LAR vs. CHI
    35. Marcus Maye | NYJ @ CAR
    36. Logan Ryan | NYG vs. DEN
    37. L’Jarius Sneed | KC vs. CLE
    38. Taron Johnson | BUF vs. PIT
    39. Tre’Davious White | BUF vs. PIT
    40. Kareem Jackson | DEN @ NYG

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