IDP Fantasy Football Report: Waiver Wire Pickups and Early Week 18 Fantasy Rankings

It's time to set lineups, and we've got Week 18 IDP rankings! Who are some top IDP players to plug in for fantasy football managers?

Week 17 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 18 IDP rankings.

Since all leagues are different sizes and have different IDP requirements, the weekly rankings might be more beneficial than the waiver list when considering who to add in shallower leagues.

Keep in mind for Week 18, some teams may or may not play starters. Rankings will change drastically based on that information. Make sure to pay attention to what coaches are saying as the week goes on to know who may or may not play.

Top Week 18 IDP Waiver Wire Pickups

Byron Young, DE, Los Angeles Rams

Byron Young may be rostered for some of his early-season production, but he’s trailed off some as the year went along. Week 17 saw Young post just his second sack since the Los Angeles Rams’ Week 10 bye.

He’s still out there for nearly every snap though, and the San Francisco 49ers have nothing to play for. Expect some play against backups for the Rams’ DE.

Devin Bush, LB, Seattle Seahawks

The former first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Devin Bush went off against his old team with Jordyn Brooks hurt. Bush posted a whopping 17 combined tackles in Week 17 while playing 90% of snaps.

If Brooks misses this week too, Bush will have a similar opportunity to chase a bigger payday as a soon-to-be free agent. Expect the motivated LB to play well again.

K’Von Wallace, S, Tennessee Titans

Speaking of pending free agents, K’Von Wallace has already been cut once this year and will hit the market in March.

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Yet, since becoming a full-time safety for the Tennessee Titans, he’s posted seven or more tackles in three of five games. Coming off a season-high 11-tackle game, Wallace is a fine DB option for a needy manager seeking a title this week.

Early Week 18 Fantasy Football IDP Rankings

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

26) Christian Harris | HOU, LB | (@ IND)
27) Robert Spillane | LV, LB | (vs. DEN)
28) Devin Lloyd | JAX, LB | (@ TEN)
29) Kaden Elliss | ATL, LB | (@ NO)
30) Nick Bosa | SF, DE | (vs. LAR)
31) Kyle Hamilton | BAL, S | (vs. PIT)
32) Kyle Dugger | NE, S | (vs. NYJ)
33) Julian Love | SEA, S | (@ ARI)
34) Frankie Luvu | CAR, LB | (vs. TB)
35) Khaleke Hudson | WAS, LB | (vs. DAL)
36) Eric Kendricks | LAC, LB | (vs. KC)
37) Quay Walker | GB, LB | (vs. CHI)
38) Patrick Queen | BAL, LB | (vs. PIT)
39) Dre Greenlaw | SF, LB | (vs. LAR)
40) Jalen Thompson | ARI, S | (vs. SEA)
41) Josh Metellus | MIN, S | (@ DET)
42) Devin White | TB, LB | (@ CAR)
43) Demario Davis | NO, LB | (vs. ATL)
44) Elandon Roberts | PIT, LB | (@ BAL)
45) Quincy Williams | NYJ, LB | (@ NE)
46) Cody Barton | WAS, LB | (vs. DAL)
47) Ivan Pace Jr. | MIN, LB | (@ DET)
48) Kamren Curl | WAS, S | (vs. DAL)
49) Alex Anzalone | DET, LB | (vs. MIN)
50) P.J. Locke | DEN, S | (@ LV)

Top IDP Players To Start in Week 18

C.J. Mosley, LB, New York Jets

Mosley hasn’t had the same tackle totals in the last five weeks of the season. After posting double-digit tackles in seven of his first 11 games, he’s failed to eclipse eight in the last five weeks.

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Mosley did post eight in Week 17 to go along with a fumble forced and recovered. The upside remains though, and his tackle ceiling makes him a must-start.

Nick Bolton, LB, Kansas City Chiefs

We finally got the Nick Bolton-tackle-ceiling game in Week 17, and he’s a lineup lock for Week 18, too.

Bolton totaled a season-high 13 tackles against the Cincinnati Bengals, and this week he gets the Los Angeles Chargers. With the lack of outside WRs and a young QB, expect a lot of opportunities for Bolton to build off that and post another double-digit tackle performance.

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