IDP Fantasy Football Report: Waiver Wire Pickups and Early Week 15 Fantasy Rankings

It's time to set lineups, and we've got Week 15 IDP rankings! Who are some top IDP players to plug in for fantasy football managers?

Week 14 of football is almost officially in the books, and it’s time to look ahead for our fantasy football leagues. The IDP report will provide an early look at several waiver wire priorities of varying league sizes, along with preliminary Week 15 IDP rankings.

Since all leagues are different sizes and have IDP requirements, the weekly rankings might be more beneficial than the waiver list. If you have any specific questions, hop into our Discord and ask a question! We hope the waivers go in your favor.

Top Week 15 IDP Waiver Wire Pickups

Justin Madubuike, DT, Baltimore Ravens

I brought Justin Madubuike up early in 2023 waivers. He is not just a DT-only play anymore though, and he needs near universal rostership in most leagues. He’s been on an absolute tear over the entire season. The last game he failed to record at least a half-sack in was back in Week 3.

Hopefully, if he was dropped off the bye, you can snatch him up!

John Cominsky, DE, Detroit Lions

Looks like the Detroit Lions found a second defensive end to play a near full-time role going forward. John Cominsky played over 70% of snaps for just the second time this season in Week 14.

All he did with that playing time was a whopping seven tackles and his second sack of 2023. A deeper league add for DL-needy teams.

Ivan Pace Jr., LB, Minnesota Vikings

Ivan Pace Jr. has played 100% of snaps in the last three games after Jordan Hicks was placed on IR. Over those three games, he’s posted nine or more tackles in every game, including 13 in Week 14. He’s also had back-to-back games with a sack.

Pace is an absolute smash start weekly and looks like an IDP gem from waivers.

Christian Harris, LB, Houston Texans

Christian Harris is back again for like the third time this year. All year, the Houston Texans have utilized a wild rotation at LB with no end in sight. So why is Harris an easy add this week?

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Well, Blake Cashman went down with a hamstring injury. Harris was the leader in snaps at LB for the Texans in Week 14 and looks like a lineup lock until Cashman returns at a minimum.

Jordan Howden, S, New Orleans Saints

Marcus Maye went onto IR before the Week 14 contest, meaning Jordan Howden took over as the Saints’ starting safety. He played just 40% of his snaps deep and the additional 60% near the line of scrimmage. All he posted was post 10 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble in the game.

Howden is a smash add in both redraft and dynasty leagues.

Ja’Quan McMillian, CB, Denver Broncos

Ja’Quan McMillian has emerged as a strong IDP asset and slot CB for the Broncos in 2023. He’s eclipsed 60% of snaps in eight games so far this season. In six of those eight games, he’s posted at least five tackles. He’s also now posted a sack in back-to-back games. He’s a must-add in CB-start leagues and a worthwhile add in DB-start leagues this year.

Early Week 15 Fantasy Football IDP Rankings

1) Roquan Smith | BAL, LB | (@ JAX)
2) Foyesade Oluokun | JAX, LB | (vs. BAL)
3) Zaire Franklin | IND, LB | (vs. PIT)
4) C.J. Mosley | NYJ, LB | (@ MIA)
5) Alex Singleton | DEN, LB | (@ DET)
6) Nick Bolton | KC, LB | (@ NE)
7) Maxx Crosby | LV, DE | (vs. LAC)
8) Tremaine Edmunds | CHI, LB | (@ CLE)
9) Bobby Okereke | NYG, LB | (@ NO)
10) Quay Walker | GB, LB | (vs. TB)
11) Terrel Bernard | BUF, LB | (vs. DAL)
12) Ernest Jones | LAR, LB | (vs. WAS)
13) Derwin James Jr. | LAC, S | (@ LV)
14) Antoine Winfield Jr. | TB, S | (@ GB)
15) T.J. Watt | PIT, LB | (@ IND)
16) Myles Garrett | CLE, DE | (vs. CHI)
17) Fred Warner | SF, LB | (@ ARI)
18) Logan Wilson | CIN, LB | (vs. MIN)
19) Quincy Williams | NYJ, LB | (@ MIA)
20) Azeez Al-Shaair | TEN, LB | (vs. HOU)
21) Bobby Wagner | SEA, LB | (vs. PHI)
22) Kenneth Murray Jr. | LAC, LB | (@ LV)
23) Ivan Pace Jr. | MIN, LB | (@ CIN)
24) Lavonte David | TB, LB | (@ GB)
25) Frankie Luvu | CAR, LB | (vs. ATL)

26) Nick Bosa | SF, DE | (@ ARI)
27) Micah Parsons | DAL, LB | (@ BUF)
28) Kamren Curl | WAS, S | (@ LAR)
29) Dax Hill | CIN, S | (vs. MIN)
30) Camryn Bynum | MIN, S | (@ CIN)
31) T.J. Edwards | CHI, LB | (@ CLE)
32) Elandon Roberts | PIT, LB | (@ IND)
33) Patrick Queen | BAL, LB | (@ JAX)
34) Demario Davis | NO, LB | (vs. NYG)
35) Alex Anzalone | DET, LB | (vs. DEN)
36) Jessie Bates III | ATL, S | (@ CAR)
37) Kevin Byard | PHI, S | (@ SEA)
38) Jaquan Brisker | CHI, S | (@ CLE)
39) Danielle Hunter | MIN, DE | (@ CIN)
40) Robert Spillane | LV, LB | (vs. LAC)
41) Jordyn Brooks | SEA, LB | (vs. PHI)
42) Devin Lloyd | JAX, LB | (vs. BAL)
43) Kaden Elliss | ATL, LB | (@ CAR)
44) Dre Greenlaw | SF, LB | (@ ARI)
45) Christian Harris | HOU, LB | (@ TEN)
46) Cody Barton | WAS, LB | (@ LAR)
47) Xavier McKinney | NYG, S | (@ NO)
48) Julian Blackmon | IND, S | (vs. PIT)
49) Kyle Dugger | NE, S | (vs. KC)
50) Josh Allen | JAX, DE | (vs. BAL)

Top IDP Players To Start in Week 15

Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Chicago Bears

Tremaine Edmunds has been a rock-solid IDP starter for most of the season. He has only eclipsed the eight-tackle mark once, way back in Week 2. He’s also only fallen shy of six tackles just once — back in the game he got hurt. In the last five games, excluding the one he left early, he’s also either recorded an interception, fumble forced, or fumble recovery.

Alex Singleton, LB, Denver Broncos

Alex Singleton is an IDP rock star and is finally getting his shot to show out in 2023. From Week 3 through Week 14, Singleton has hit double digits in tackles in 10 of his 11 games. That’s right, he’s had at least 10 tackles in all but one game. That includes five in a row off the bye week. Lock him into your IDP lineup with supreme confidence.

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