Fantasy Football Week 1 IDP Rankings: Top Players To Start Include T.J. Watt, Roquan Smith, and Others

Week 1 is officially here, which means it's FINALLY time to set lineups -- who are some top IDP players to plug in for fantasy football managers?

Congratulations, we’ve officially survived another offseason without (fantasy) football. Now it’s time to set lineups. Looking for Week 1 IDP Fantasy Football Rankings? Set those lineups and enjoy the first Sunday of real NFL football!

Every league is different, especially in the IDP world. These rankings are based on the fantasy football scoring to help adjust to your league, while acknowledging that there will be some variations across different platforms. If you have any questions, make sure to join our free PFN Fantasy Discord and let us know!

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Which IDP Players Should You Start in Week 1?

Be sure to check out Kyle Yates’ positional rankings: QB | RB | WRTE | K | DST

1) Nick Bolton | KC, LB | (vs. DET)
2) Roquan Smith | BAL, LB | (vs. HOU)
3) Foyesade Oluokun | JAX, LB | (@ IND)
4) C.J. Mosley | NYJ, LB | (vs. BUF)
5) Maxx Crosby | LV, DE | (@ DEN)
6) Derwin James Jr. | LAC, S | (vs. MIA)
7) Haason Reddick | PHI, DE | (@ NE)
8) Tremaine Edmunds | CHI, LB | (vs. GB)
9) Myles Garrett | CLE, DE | (vs. CIN)
10) Bobby Okereke | NYG, LB | (vs. DAL)
11) Devin White | TB, LB | (@ MIN)
12) T.J. Watt | PIT, LB | (vs. SF)
13) Zaire Franklin | IND, LB | (vs. JAX)
14) Logan Wilson | CIN, LB | (@ CLE)
15) Bobby Wagner | SEA, LB | (vs. LAR)
16) Jaelan Phillips | MIA, DE | (@ LAC)
17) Aidan Hutchinson | DET, DE | (@ KC)
18) Jalen Pitre | HOU, S | (@ BAL)
19) Budda Baker | ARI, S | (@ WAS)
20) Dre Greenlaw | SF, LB | (@ PIT)
21) Josey Jewell | DEN, LB | (vs. LV)
22) Micah Parsons | DAL, LB | (@ NYG)
23) Nakobe Dean | PHI, LB | (@ NE)
24) Ernest Jones | LAR, LB | (@ SEA)
25) Kyle Hamilton | BAL, S | (vs. HOU)
26) Matt Milano | BUF, LB | (@ NYJ)
27) T.J. Edwards | CHI, LB | (vs. GB)
28) Kayvon Thibodeaux | NYG, DE | (vs. DAL)
29) Eric Kendricks | LAC, LB | (vs. MIA)
30) Fred Warner | SF, LB | (@ PIT)
31) Quinnen Williams | NYJ, DT | (vs. BUF)
32) Harold Landry III | TEN, LB | (@ NO)
33) Jaquan Brisker | CHI, S | (vs. GB)
34) Kamren Curl | WAS, S | (vs. ARI)
35) Cole Holcomb | PIT, LB | (vs. SF)
36) Pete Werner | NO, LB | (vs. TEN)
37) Quay Walker | GB, LB | (@ CHI)
38) Azeez Al-Shaair | TEN, LB | (@ NO)
39) Shaq Thompson | CAR, LB | (@ ATL)
40) Kaden Elliss | ATL, LB | (vs. CAR)
41) Joey Bosa | LAC, DE | (vs. MIA)
42) Matthew Judon | NE, LB | (vs. PHI)
43) Kyle Dugger | NE, S | (vs. PHI)
44) Minkah Fitzpatrick | PIT, S | (vs. SF)
45) Troy Andersen | ATL, LB | (vs. CAR)
46) Jordan Hicks | MIN, LB | (vs. TB)
47) Za’Darius Smith | CLE, LB | (vs. CIN)
48) De’Vondre Campbell | GB, LB | (@ CHI)
49) Rayshawn Jenkins | JAX, S | (@ IND)
50) Jordan Poyer | BUF, S | (@ NYJ)

51) Talanoa Hufanga | SF, S | (@ PIT)
52) Danielle Hunter | MIN, DE | (vs. TB)
53) Frankie Luvu | CAR, LB | (@ ATL)
54) Patrick Queen | BAL, LB | (vs. HOU)
55) Grant Delpit | CLE, S | (vs. CIN)
56) Aaron Donald | LAR, DT | (@ SEA)
57) DeForest Buckner | IND, DT | (vs. JAX)
58) Uchenna Nwosu | SEA, LB | (vs. LAR)
59) Josh Allen | JAX, DE | (@ IND)
60) Julian Love | SEA, S | (vs. LAR)
61) Ryan Neal | TB, S | (@ MIN)
62) C.J. Gardner-Johnson | DET, S | (@ KC)
63) Dax Hill | CIN, S | (@ CLE)
64) Lavonte David | TB, LB | (@ MIN)
65) Cameron Heyward | PIT, DT | (vs. SF)
66) Christian Wilkins | MIA, DT | (@ LAC)
67) Montez Sweat | WAS, DE | (vs. ARI)
68) Azeez Ojulari | NYG, LB | (vs. DAL)
69) Zaven Collins | ARI, LB | (@ WAS)
70) Kwity Paye | IND, DE | (vs. JAX)
71) Alex Singleton | DEN, LB | (vs. LV)
72) Jerome Baker | MIA, LB | (@ LAC)
73) Donovan Wilson | DAL, S | (@ NYG)
74) Harrison Smith | MIN, S | (vs. TB)
75) Alex Highsmith | PIT, LB | (vs. SF)
76) Will Anderson Jr. | HOU, DE | (@ BAL)
77) Kevin Byard | TEN, S | (@ NO)
78) Jordan Fuller | LAR, S | (@ SEA)
79) Justin Simmons | DEN, S | (vs. LV)
80) Eddie Jackson | CHI, S | (vs. GB)
81) Isaiah Simmons | NYG, LB | (vs. DAL)
82) Antoine Winfield Jr. | TB, S | (@ MIN)
83) Jordyn Brooks | SEA, LB | (vs. LAR)
84) Rashan Gary | GB, LB | (@ CHI)
85) Trey Hendrickson | CIN, DE | (@ CLE)
86) Dexter Lawrence II | NYG, DT | (vs. DAL)
87) Jeffery Simmons | TEN, DT | (@ NO)
88) Cameron Jordan | NO, DE | (vs. TEN)
89) Alex Anzalone | DET, LB | (@ KC)
90) Demario Davis | NO, LB | (vs. TEN)
91) Jamin Davis | WAS, LB | (vs. ARI)
92) Christian Harris | HOU, LB | (@ BAL)
93) Tyrann Mathieu | NO, S | (vs. TEN)
94) Jonathan Allen | WAS, DT | (vs. ARI)
95) Kyzir White | ARI, LB | (@ WAS)
96) L’Jarius Sneed | KC, CB | (vs. DET)
97) Nate Hobbs | LV, CB | (@ DEN)
98) Kenny Moore II | IND, CB | (vs. JAX)
99) D.J. Reed Jr. | NYJ, CB | (vs. BUF)
100) Trevon Diggs | DAL, CB | (@ NYG)

The Best IDP Players To Start in Week 1

Haason Reddick, LB, Philadelphia Eagles

Haason Reddick had an incredible 2022, posting a new career-high 16 sacks and 49 total tackles. Now, he and the Eagles are traveling to Foxborough to take on the Patriots. Despite a new staff, the Patriots didn’t invest much in the OT spot, which showed in the preseason. Reddick feels like a lock to pick up a sack to kick off his 2023, potentially multiple.

Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Chicago Bears

All offseason the question has been how to play the Bears LBs. The simplest way is to follow the money. Edmunds got a significantly larger contract than teammate T.J. Edwards.

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As a 25-year-old, Edmunds already has five 100-tackle seasons. Bears LBs just produce for fantasy, even an undrafted rookie did in 2022. With a talent boost, Edmunds should take his play to another level in 2023.

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