IDP Rankings Week 3: Best defensive fantasy football players to start

With two weeks of data to analyze, how do the PFN Week 3 IDP fantasy rankings shape up? Which players are in contention to start this week?

What are PFN’s fantasy football IDP rankings for Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season? With two weeks of data to analyze, who has stood out and should be a fixture in your IDP lineups?

These Week 3 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 3 IDP rankings for your specific league format.

Week 3 IDP rankings | 1-20

1. Darius Leonard | LB | IND @ TEN
2. Devin White | LB | TB @ LAR
3. Roquan Smith | LB | CHI @ CLE
4. Blake Martinez | LB | NYG vs. ATL
5. Bobby Wagner | LB | SEA @ MIN
6. Zach Cunningham | LB | HOU vs. CAR
7. Fred Warner | LB | SF vs. GB
8. Jamal Adams | S | SEA @ MIN
9. Budda Baker | S | ARI @ JAX
10. Lavonte David | LB | TB @ LAR

11. Eric Kendricks | LB | MIN vs. SEA
12. Tremaine Edmunds | LB | BUF vs. WAS
13. Joe Schobert | LB | PIT vs. CIN
14. Patrick Queen | LB | BAL @ DET
15. Derwin James Jr. | S | LAC @ KC
16. Deion Jones | LB | ATL @ NYG
17. Jerome Baker | LB | MIA @ LV
18. Jessie Bates III | S | CIN @ PIT
19. Demario Davis | LB | NO @ NE
20. Myles Jack | LB | JAX vs. ARI

DL, LB, and DB rankings | 21-40

21. Jordan Poyer | S | BUF vs. WAS
22. Jayon Brown | LB | TEN vs. IND
23. Isaiah Simmons | LB | ARI @ JAX
24. Vonn Bell | S | CIN @ PIT
25. Myles Garrett | DE | CLE vs. CHI
26. Kenneth Murray Jr. | LB | LAC @ KC
27. C.J. Mosley | LB | NYJ @ DEN
28. T.J. Watt | LB | PIT vs. CIN
29. Shaq Thompson | LB | CAR @ HOU
30. Jeremy Chinn | S | CAR @ HOU

31. Chase Young | DE | WAS @ BUF
32. Justin Simmons | S | DEN vs. NYJ
33. Aaron Donald | DT | LAR vs. TB
34. Harrison Smith | S | MIN vs. SEA
35. Tracy Walker | S | DET vs. BAL
36. Nick Bosa | DE | SF vs. GB
37. Foyesade Oluokun | LB | ATL @ NYG
38. Joey Bosa | DE | LAC @ KC
39. Antoine Winfield Jr. | S | TB @ LAR
40. John Johnson III | S | CLE vs. CHI

Week 3 IDP rankings | 41-60

41. Micah Parsons | LB | DAL vs. PHI
42. Logan Ryan | CB | NYG vs. ATL
43. Minkah Fitzpatrick | S | PIT vs. CIN
44. Kevin Byard | S | TEN vs. IND
45. Johnathan Abram | S | LV vs. MIA
46. Jordyn Brooks | LB | SEA @ MIN
47. Danielle Hunter | DE | MIN vs. SEA
48. Taylor Rapp | S | LAR vs. TB
49. Eric Wilson | LB | PHI @ DAL
50. Chandler Jones | LB | ARI @ JAX

51. Bobby Okereke | LB | IND @ TEN
52. Matt Milano | LB | BUF vs. WAS
53. Kenny Young | LB | LAR vs. TB
54. Christian Kirksey | LB | HOU vs. CAR
55. Cory Littleton | LB | LV vs. MIA
56. Khari Willis | S | IND @ TEN
57. Landon Collins | S | WAS @ BUF
58. Logan Wilson | LB | CIN @ PIT
59. Malcolm Jenkins | S | NO @ NE
60. Marlon Humphrey | CB | BAL @ DET

DL, LB, and DB rankings | 61-80

61. Justin Reid | S | HOU vs. CAR
62. De’Vondre Campbell | LB | GB @ SF
63. Chuck Clark | S | BAL @ DET
64. Alex Singleton | LB | PHI @ DAL
65. Montez Sweat | DE | WAS @ BUF
66. Jamie Collins Sr. | LB | DET vs. BAL
67. Keanu Neal | S | DAL vs. PHI
68. Cole Holcomb | LB | WAS @ BUF
69. Jordan Hicks | LB | ARI @ JAX
70. Alexander Johnson | LB | DEN vs. NYJ

71. DeForest Buckner | DT | IND @ TEN
72. Jabrill Peppers | S | NYG vs. ATL
73. Rashaan Evans | LB | TEN vs. IND
74. Shaquil Barrett | LB | TB @ LAR
75. Adrian Amos | S | GB @ SF
76. Kenny Moore II | CB | IND @ TEN
77. Kamren Curl | S | WAS @ BUF
78. Jordan Fuller | S | LAR vs. TB
79. Cameron Jordan | DE | NO @ NE
80. Xavier McKinney | S | NYG vs. ATL

Week 3 IDP rankings | 81-100

81. Nick Vigil | LB | MIN vs. SEA
82. Terrell Edmunds | S | PIT vs. CIN
83. Zaven Collins | LB | ARI @ JAX
84. Kyle Dugger | S | NE vs. NO
85. Cameron Heyward | DE | PIT vs. CIN
86. Chris Jones | DT | KC vs. LAC
87. Khalil Mack | LB | CHI @ CLE
88. Jamin Davis | LB | WAS @ BUF
89. Ronnie Harrison Jr. | S | CLE vs. CHI
90. Marcus Maye | S | NYJ @ DEN

91. Maxx Crosby | DE | LV vs. MIA
92. Jaylon Smith | LB | DAL vs. PHI
93. Darnell Savage Jr. | S | GB @ SF
94. Brian Burns | DE | CAR @ HOU
95. Kareem Jackson | S | DEN vs. NYJ
96. Nick Bolton | LB | KC vs. LAC
97. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah | LB | CLE vs. CHI
98. J.J. Watt | DE | ARI @ JAX
99. Krys Barnes | LB | GB @ SF
100. Justin Strnad | LB | DEN vs. NYJ

Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor at Pro Football Network and is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN.

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