Fantasy Football Week 3 IDP Rankings: Top Players To Start Include Micah Parsons, Quay Walker, and Others

    It's time to set lineups, and we've got Week 3 IDP Rankings! Who are some top IDP players to plug in for fantasy football managers?

    Welcome to Week 3 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 3 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 Fantasy Football?

    1) Micah Parsons | DAL, LB | (@ ARI)
    2) T.J. Watt | PIT, LB | (@ LV)
    3) Roquan Smith | BAL, LB | (vs. IND)
    4) Foyesade Oluokun | JAX, LB | (vs. HOU)
    5) Zaire Franklin | IND, LB | (@ BAL)
    6) Maxx Crosby | LV, DE | (vs. PIT)
    7) Quay Walker | GB, LB | (vs. NO)
    8) Bobby Wagner | SEA, LB | (vs. CAR)
    9) Nick Bolton | KC, LB | (vs. CHI)
    10) Myles Garrett | CLE, DE | (vs. TEN)
    11) Danielle Hunter | MIN, DE | (vs. LAC)
    12) Derwin James Jr. | LAC, S | (@ MIN)
    13) Devin White | TB, LB | (vs. PHI)
    14) C.J. Mosley | NYJ, LB | (vs. NE)
    15) Nick Bosa | SF, DE | (vs. NYG)
    16) Aidan Hutchinson | DET, DE | (vs. ATL)
    17) Brian Burns | CAR, DE | (@ SEA)
    18) Jaelan Phillips | MIA, DE | (vs. DEN)
    19) Matt Milano | BUF, LB | (@ WAS)
    20) Tremaine Edmunds | CHI, LB | (@ KC)
    21) Dax Hill | CIN, S | (vs. LAR)
    22) Jordyn Brooks | SEA, LB | (vs. CAR)
    23) Haason Reddick | PHI, DE | (@ TB)
    24) Montez Sweat | WAS, DE | (vs. BUF)
    25) DeForest Buckner | IND, DT | (@ BAL)

    26) Julian Love | SEA, S | (vs. CAR)
    27) Frankie Luvu | CAR, LB | (@ SEA)
    28) Ernest Jones | LAR, LB | (@ CIN)
    29) Kaden Elliss | ATL, LB | (@ DET)
    30) Kamren Curl | WAS, S | (vs. BUF)
    31) Josh Allen | JAX, DE | (vs. HOU)
    32) Jessie Bates III | ATL, S | (@ DET)
    33) Matthew Judon | NE, LB | (@ NYJ)
    34) Jevon Holland | MIA, S | (vs. DEN)
    35) Denzel Perryman | HOU, LB | (@ JAX)
    36) Logan Wilson | CIN, LB | (vs. LAR)
    37) Dre Greenlaw | SF, LB | (vs. NYG)
    38) Fred Warner | SF, LB | (vs. NYG)
    39) Demario Davis | NO, LB | (@ GB)
    40) Ryan Neal | TB, S | (vs. PHI)
    41) Alex Highsmith | PIT, LB | (@ LV)
    42) Grant Delpit | CLE, S | (vs. TEN)
    43) T.J. Edwards | CHI, LB | (@ KC)
    44) Patrick Queen | BAL, LB | (vs. IND)
    45) Divine Deablo | LV, LB | (vs. PIT)
    46) Robert Spillane | LV, LB | (vs. PIT)
    47) Quinnen Williams | NYJ, DT | (vs. NE)
    48) Bobby Okereke | NYG, LB | (@ SF)
    49) Jordan Hicks | MIN, LB | (vs. LAC)
    50) Joey Bosa | LAC, DE | (@ MIN)

    51) Jeffery Simmons | TEN, DT | (@ CLE)
    52) Will Anderson Jr. | HOU, DE | (@ JAX)
    53) Troy Andersen | ATL, LB | (@ DET)
    54) Azeez Al-Shaair | TEN, LB | (@ CLE)
    55) Kyle Hamilton | BAL, S | (vs. IND)
    56) Jaquan Brisker | CHI, S | (@ KC)
    57) Josey Jewell | DEN, LB | (@ MIA)
    58) Kenneth Murray Jr. | LAC, LB | (@ MIN)
    59) Pete Werner | NO, LB | (@ GB)
    60) Nick Scott | CIN, S | (vs. LAR)
    61) Minkah Fitzpatrick | PIT, S | (@ LV)
    62) Cole Holcomb | PIT, LB | (@ LV)
    63) Germaine Pratt | CIN, LB | (vs. LAR)
    64) Cody Barton | WAS, LB | (vs. BUF)
    65) Kayvon Thibodeaux | NYG, DE | (@ SF)
    66) Talanoa Hufanga | SF, S | (vs. NYG)
    67) Kevin Byard | TEN, S | (@ CLE)
    68) Kwity Paye | IND, DE | (@ BAL)
    69) Devin Lloyd | JAX, LB | (vs. HOU)
    70) Uchenna Nwosu | SEA, LB | (vs. CAR)
    71) George Karlaftis III | KC, DE | (vs. CHI)
    72) Chris Jones | KC, DT | (vs. CHI)
    73) Harrison Smith | MIN, S | (vs. LAC)
    74) Rayshawn Jenkins | JAX, S | (vs. HOU)
    75) Zach Cunningham | PHI, LB | (@ TB)

    76) Christian Wilkins | MIA, DT | (vs. DEN)
    77) Lavonte David | TB, LB | (vs. PHI)
    78) Antoine Winfield Jr. | TB, S | (vs. PHI)
    79) Za’Darius Smith | CLE, LB | (vs. TEN)
    80) Jerome Baker | MIA, LB | (vs. DEN)
    81) Ja’Whaun Bentley | NE, LB | (@ NYJ)
    82) Dexter Lawrence II | NYG, DT | (@ SF)
    83) Zaven Collins | ARI, LB | (vs. DAL)
    84) Jermaine Johnson II | NYJ, DE | (vs. NE)
    85) Derrick Brown | CAR, DT | (@ SEA)
    86) Jonathan Allen | WAS, DT | (vs. BUF)
    87) Ivan Pace Jr. | MIN, LB | (vs. LAC)
    88) Darnell Savage Jr. | GB, S | (vs. NO)
    89) Greg Rousseau | BUF, DE | (@ WAS)
    90) Carl Granderson | NO, DE | (@ GB)
    91) Quincy Williams | NYJ, LB | (vs. NE)
    92) Camryn Bynum | MIN, S | (vs. LAC)
    93) DeShon Elliott | MIA, S | (vs. DEN)
    94) Nate Hobbs | LV, CB | (vs. PIT)
    95) L’Jarius Sneed | KC, CB | (vs. CHI)
    96) D.J. Reed Jr. | NYJ, CB | (vs. NE)
    97) Deommodore Lenoir | SF, CB | (vs. NYG)
    98) Tyson Campbell | JAX, CB | (vs. HOU)

    The Best IDP Players To Start in Week 3

    Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Detroit Lions

    It hasn’t been the start Aidan Hutchinson managers were after, but he’s at least given you more than nothing. The Falcons coming to town is likely a good fix for what’s ailed him. Hutchinson will be able to accumulate tackles at least, and with a young QB on the other side, he can definitely get his first sack of 2023. Fire him up confidently.

    Dax Hill, S, Cincinnati Bengals

    Dax Hill continues to produce through the first two weeks. He’s put up 18 total tackles and an interception so far, and they play the pass-happy Rams this week.

    MORE: Week 3 Fantasy Cheat Sheet

    While the nature of defensive backs is up and down, Hill is quickly pushing toward weekly must-start territory for managers. It should be easy to rack up tackles in this contest.

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