IDP Fantasy Football Report: Waiver Wire Pickups and Early Week 17 Fantasy Rankings

It's time to set lineups, and we've got Week 17 IDP rankings! Who are some top IDP players to plug in for fantasy football managers?

Week 16 of football is 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 17 IDP rankings.

Since all leagues are different sizes and have IDP requirements, the weekly rankings might be more beneficial than the waiver list.

Top Week 17 IDP Waiver Wire Pickups

Patrick Jones II, DE, Minnesota Vikings

Seeing D.J. Wonnum go down for the year with a quad injury is rough to see, but enter Patrick Jones II for the Vikings. Jones saw his playing time jump from around 40% to 68% this week, and the production followed.

He posted six tackles as well as a sack in Week 16 and looks to be primed for another solid game in Week 17 against the Packers.

Khaleke Hudson, LB, Washington Commanders

Last week was a recommendation to grab Khaleke Hudson. This week? He’s a smash start as an LB1 against the 49ers.

Hudson has 28 tackles in his two starts this year and is just in time to likely get signed this offseason to start somewhere. Fire him up as a high-end option this week.

Mykal Walker, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Elandon Roberts is hurt and out for Week 17, which means that Mykal Walker is back in a smash-start spot this week. In Week 13 without Roberts, Walker played nearly 100% of snaps and posted 10 tackles.

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With Roberts missing a chunk of Week 16, Walker posted eight tackles in a part-time role. Play him this week where you need an LB2 and Hudson is taken.

P.J. Locke, S, Denver Broncos

Kareem Jackson returned from suspension and was promptly cut by Denver, leading to a fifth straight P.J. Locke start. Locke has crushed this audition, as he’s totaled 35 tackles, three sacks, and two fumbles forced over his five straight starts.

Locke is an absolute IDP waiver gem who may have been dropped with Jackson coming back prior to his release.

Early Week 17 Fantasy Football IDP Rankings

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

26) Lavonte David | TB, LB | (vs. NO)
27) Patrick Queen | BAL, LB | (vs. MIA)
28) Jaquan Brisker | CHI, S | (vs. ATL)
29) Camryn Bynum | MIN, S | (vs. GB)
30) Mykal Walker | PIT, LB | (@ SEA)
31) Quincy Williams | NYJ, LB | (@ CLE)
32) Robert Spillane | LV, LB | (@ IND)
33) Nick Bosa | SF, DE | (@ WAS)
34) Micah Parsons | DAL, LB | (vs. DET)
35) Kamren Curl | WAS, S | (vs. SF)
36) Jessie Bates III | ATL, S | (@ CHI)
37) Kenneth Murray Jr. | LAC, LB | (@ DEN)
38) Demario Davis | NO, LB | (@ TB)
39) Dre Greenlaw | SF, LB | (@ WAS)
40) Alex Anzalone | DET, LB | (@ DAL)
41) Christian Harris | HOU, LB | (vs. TEN)
42) Kevin Byard | PHI, S | (vs. ARI)
43) Budda Baker | ARI, S | (@ PHI)
44) Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah | CLE, LB | (vs. NYJ)
45) Frankie Luvu | CAR, LB | (@ JAX)
46) Eric Kendricks | LAC, LB | (@ DEN)
47) Montez Sweat | CHI, DE | (vs. ATL)
48) Dax Hill | CIN, S | (@ KC)
49) Danielle Hunter | MIN, DE | (vs. GB)
50) Jordyn Brooks | SEA, LB | (vs. PIT)

Top IDP Players To Start in Week 17

E.J. Speed, LB, Indianapolis Colts

Since missing Week 14, E.J. Speed has posted a whopping 23 tackles and a forced fumble in his two games. He’s pushed Zaire Franklin from the ranks of the elite LBs for IDP purposes.

Speed is a smash start against Las Vegas this week; lock him into your lineups.

Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Some managers might be disappointed by Antoine Winfield Jr.’s Week 16 output, but he’s been a stud with tackles all year. Last week, he got by on a couple of big plays, totaling three tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery, and an interception.

Don’t worry about that lower tackle total, just keep enjoying the top overall safety in my ranks.

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