Fantasy Football Week 2 IDP Rankings: Top Players To Start Include Maxx Crosby, Zaire Franklin, and Others

It's time to set lineups, and we've got Week 2 IDP Rankings! Who are some top IDP players to plug in for fantasy football managers?

Welcome to Week 2 of the fantasy football season. With a week in the books, we’ve officially got updated data to use to make more educated start/sit and roster decisions. Some outcomes look like outliers, while others are more in line with the expected output based on utilization and role. Read on for our Week 2 IDP Rankings.

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 2?

1) Roquan Smith | BAL, LB | (@ CIN)
2) Foyesade Oluokun | JAX, LB | (vs. KC)
3) Maxx Crosby | LV, DE | (@ BUF)
4) T.J. Watt | PIT, LB | (vs. CLE)
5) Nick Bolton | KC, LB | (@ JAX)
6) Zaire Franklin | IND, LB | (@ HOU)
7) Myles Garrett | CLE, DE | (@ PIT)
8) C.J. Mosley | NYJ, LB | (@ DAL)
9) Devin White | TB, LB | (vs. CHI)
10) Micah Parsons | DAL, LB | (vs. NYJ)
11) Derwin James Jr. | LAC, S | (@ TEN)
12) Aidan Hutchinson | DET, DE | (vs. SEA)
13) Jaelan Phillips | MIA, DE | (@ NE)
14) Bobby Wagner | SEA, LB | (@ DET)
15) T.J. Edwards | CHI, LB | (@ TB)
16) Kaden Elliss | ATL, LB | (vs. GB)
17) Brian Burns | CAR, DE | (vs. NO)
18) Matt Milano | BUF, LB | (vs. LV)
19) Quay Walker | GB, LB | (@ ATL)
20) Josh Allen | JAX, DE | (vs. KC)
21) Logan Wilson | CIN, LB | (vs. BAL)
22) Kamren Curl | WAS, S | (@ DEN)
23) Budda Baker | ARI, S | (vs. NYG)
24) Jordyn Brooks | SEA, LB | (@ DET)
25) Demario Davis | NO, LB | (@ CAR)

26) Denzel Perryman | HOU, LB | (vs. IND)
27) Ernest Jones | LAR, LB | (vs. SF)
28) Jessie Bates III | ATL, S | (vs. GB)
29) Kayvon Thibodeaux | NYG, DE | (@ ARI)
30) Kyle Hamilton | BAL, S | (@ CIN)
31) Shaq Thompson | CAR, LB | (vs. NO)
32) Frankie Luvu | CAR, LB | (vs. NO)
33) Bobby Okereke | NYG, LB | (@ ARI)
34) Tremaine Edmunds | CHI, LB | (@ TB)
35) Dre Greenlaw | SF, LB | (@ LAR)
36) Nick Bosa | SF, DE | (@ LAR)
37) Josey Jewell | DEN, LB | (vs. WAS)
38) De’Vondre Campbell | GB, LB | (@ ATL)
39) Jevon Holland | MIA, S | (@ NE)
40) Kenneth Murray Jr. | LAC, LB | (@ TEN)
41) Fred Warner | SF, LB | (@ LAR)
42) Quinnen Williams | NYJ, DT | (@ DAL)
43) Aaron Donald | LAR, DT | (vs. SF)
44) Jaquan Brisker | CHI, S | (@ TB)
45) Cole Holcomb | PIT, LB | (vs. CLE)
46) Harrison Smith | MIN, S | (@ PHI)
47) Pete Werner | NO, LB | (@ CAR)
48) Jordan Hicks | MIN, LB | (@ PHI)
49) Azeez Al-Shaair | TEN, LB | (vs. LAC)
50) Matthew Judon | NE, LB | (vs. MIA)

51) Minkah Fitzpatrick | PIT, S | (vs. CLE)
52) Kyle Dugger | NE, S | (vs. MIA)
53) Jordan Poyer | BUF, S | (vs. LV)
54) Rayshawn Jenkins | JAX, S | (vs. KC)
55) Talanoa Hufanga | SF, S | (@ LAR)
56) Julian Love | SEA, S | (@ DET)
57) Haason Reddick | PHI, DE | (vs. MIN)
58) Grant Delpit | CLE, S | (@ PIT)
59) Patrick Queen | BAL, LB | (@ CIN)
60) Zach Cunningham | PHI, LB | (vs. MIN)
61) Ryan Neal | TB, S | (vs. CHI)
62) C.J. Gardner-Johnson | DET, S | (vs. SEA)
63) Lavonte David | TB, LB | (vs. CHI)
64) Christian Wilkins | MIA, DT | (@ NE)
65) Montez Sweat | WAS, DE | (@ DEN)
66) Will Anderson Jr. | HOU, DE | (vs. IND)
67) Antoine Winfield Jr. | TB, S | (vs. CHI)
68) Jeffery Simmons | TEN, DT | (vs. LAC)
69) Za’Darius Smith | CLE, LB | (@ PIT)
70) Danielle Hunter | MIN, DE | (@ PHI)
71) DeForest Buckner | IND, DT | (@ HOU)
72) Uchenna Nwosu | SEA, LB | (@ DET)
73) Azeez Ojulari | NYG, LB | (@ ARI)
74) Kevin Byard | TEN, S | (vs. LAC)
75) Alex Highsmith | PIT, LB | (vs. CLE)

76) Trey Hendrickson | CIN, DE | (vs. BAL)
77) Nick Scott | CIN, S | (vs. BAL)
78) Kwity Paye | IND, DE | (@ HOU)
79) Zaven Collins | ARI, LB | (vs. NYG)
80) Jerome Baker | MIA, LB | (@ NE)
81) Micah McFadden | NYG, LB | (@ ARI)
82) Dexter Lawrence II | NYG, DT | (@ ARI)
83) Jonathan Allen | WAS, DT | (@ DEN)
84) Cody Barton | WAS, LB | (@ DEN)
85) Robert Spillane | LV, LB | (@ BUF)
86) Ja’Whaun Bentley | NE, LB | (vs. MIA)
87) Marcus Maye | NO, S | (@ CAR)
88) Derrick Brown | CAR, DT | (vs. NO)
89) Jermaine Johnson II | NYJ, DE | (@ DAL)
90) Divine Deablo | LV, LB | (@ BUF)
91) Travon Walker | JAX, DE | (vs. KC)
92) Dax Hill | CIN, S | (vs. BAL)
93) Jabrill Peppers | NE, S | (vs. MIA)
94) Ivan Pace Jr. | MIN, LB | (@ PHI)
95) Darnell Savage Jr. | GB, S | (@ ATL)
96) Christian Harris | HOU, LB | (vs. IND)
97) Nate Hobbs | LV, CB | (@ BUF)
98) Tavierre Thomas | HOU, CB | (vs. IND)
99) D.J. Reed Jr. | NYJ, CB | (@ DAL)
100) Trent McDuffie | KC, CB | (@ JAX)
101) Tyson Campbell | JAX, CB | (vs. KC)

The Best IDP Players To Start in Week 2

Kaden Elliss, LB, Atlanta Falcons

Kaden Elliss kicked off 2023 with a strong nine combined tackles but nothing else. So while it was fine, the fact that he’s a locked-in starter, you might ask, why?

MORE: Week 2 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet 

That would be because he posted strong sack numbers in 2022 with New Orleans, and now other full-time LB Troy Andersen is out with a concussion. Elliss should be in line to post big numbers this week.

Kamren Curl, S, Washington Commanders

Really, a safety? Really! Curl posted 10 total tackles last week, and the LBs in Washington are dicey. Curl was essentially another LB for Washington with 60% of snaps in the box in Week 1.

For any DB-required leagues, Curl is one of the safest bets for production with that usage — likely a high-end option regardless of format.

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