IDP fantasy football Week 1 rankings: Marcus Maye and Leonard Williams have intriguing value

As we head into Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season, our IDP fantasy football rankings will help you make those tough lineup decisions.

The start of the 2022 NFL season means it is decision time for fantasy football managers when it comes to setting lineups. To help you cut out the headaches, PFN’s Week 1 IDP fantasy football rankings are here to guide you through the week ahead. Not sure which defensive linemen have the best matchups this week, or which linebackers could be set for a big tackling day? Then check out our rankings below, as well as a couple of players that stand out to us this week.

2022 IDP rankings: DL, LB, and DB

The rankings below are based on the 123 scoring system that has largely become an accepted standard by many sites and IDP leagues. If you are looking for more advice for your IDP league, sign up for the PFN Pass, where you will have access to our analysts through the PFN Discord server throughout the season.

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Ovr. RankNameTeamPositionMatchup
1Foyesade OluokunJACLB@ HOU
2Jordyn BrooksSEALBvs NYJ
3Bobby WagnerLARLB@ LAC
4Jalen PitreHOUSvs JAC
5Drue TranquillLACLBvs LAR
6Roquan SmithBALLBvs PIT
7Josey JewellDENLB@ KC
8Rashaan EvansATLLBvs ARI
9Fred WarnerSFLB@ LV
10Logan WilsonCINLBvs BUF
11T.J. WattPITLB@ BAL
12C.J. MosleyNYJLB@ SEA
13Dre GreenlawSFLB@ LV
14T.J. EdwardsPHILBvs NO
15Nick BoltonKCLBvs DEN
16Jeremy ChinnCARS@ TB
17Harrison SmithMINS@ GB
18Cody BartonSEALBvs NYJ
19Rasul DouglasGBCBvs MIN
20Tony Fields IICLELB@ WAS
21Micah ParsonsDALLB@ TEN
22Lavonte DavidTBLBvs CAR
23Devin WhiteTBLBvs CAR
24Tremaine EdmundsBUFLB@ CIN
25Shaq ThompsonCARLB@ TB
26Mykal WalkerATLLBvs ARI
27Matt MilanoBUFLB@ CIN
28Jaylon SmithNYGLBvs IND
29Julian LoveNYGCBvs IND
30Minkah FitzpatrickPITS@ BAL
31L'Jarius SneedKCCBvs DEN
32Germaine PrattCINLBvs BUF
33Alex AnzaloneDETLBvs CHI
34Derwin James Jr.LACSvs LAR
35Richie GrantATLSvs ARI
36Zaire FranklinINDLB@ NYG
37Christian HarrisHOULBvs JAC
38Justin SimmonsDENS@ KC
39Demario DavisNOLB@ PHI
40Greg GainesLARDT@ LAC
41De'Vondre CampbellGBLBvs MIN
42Jordan PoyerBUFS@ CIN
43Isaiah SimmonsARILB@ ATL
44Patrick QueenBALLBvs PIT
45Cameron Dantzler Sr.MINCB@ GB
46Jaire AlexanderGBCBvs MIN
47Frankie LuvuCARLB@ TB
48Jonathan OwensHOUSvs JAC
49Kevin ByardTENSvs DAL
50Kenny Moore IIINDCB@ NYG
51Nicholas MorrowCHILB@ DET
52Tyrann MathieuNOS@ PHI
53Adrian AmosGBSvs MIN
54Alex SingletonDENLB@ KC
55Eric KendricksMINLB@ GB
56Christian KirkseyHOULBvs JAC
57Jordan HicksMINLB@ GB
58Ryan NealSEASvs NYJ
59Quay WalkerGBLBvs MIN
60Christian WilkinsMIADT@ NE
61Jalen RamseyLARCB@ LAC
62Kaden EllissNOLB@ PHI
63Ernest JonesLARLB@ LAC
64Adoree' JacksonNYGCBvs IND
65Marlon HumphreyBALCBvs PIT
66Marcus WilliamsBALSvs PIT
67Grant DelpitCLES@ WAS
68Jalen ThompsonARIS@ ATL
69Ja'Whaun BentleyNELBvs MIA
70D.J. Reed Jr.NYJCB@ SEA
71Xavier WoodsCARS@ TB
72Damar HamlinBUFS@ CIN
73Maxx CrosbyLVDEvs SF
74Myles GarrettCLEDE@ WAS
75Jamin DavisWASLBvs CLE
76DeShon ElliottDETSvs CHI
77Taylor RappLARS@ LAC
78Kamren CurlWASSvs CLE
79Roger McCrearyTENCBvs DAL
80Rodney McLeod Jr.INDS@ NYG
81Rayshawn JenkinsJACS@ HOU
82Kayvon ThibodeauxNYGDEvs IND
83Jaylinn HawkinsATLSvs ARI
84Antoine Winfield Jr.TBSvs CAR
85Jaquan BriskerCHIS@ DET
86Michael DavisLACCBvs LAR
87Denzel WardCLECB@ WAS
88Vonn BellCINSvs BUF
89Nick BosaSFDE@ LV
90Chris JonesKCDTvs DEN
91Matthew JudonNELBvs MIA
92Nick ScottLARS@ LAC
93Haason ReddickPHIDEvs NO
94Myles JackPITLB@ BAL
95Josh UcheNEDEvs MIA
96Kyle DuggerNESvs MIA
97Willie Gay Jr.KCLBvs DEN
98Pete WernerNOLB@ PHI
99Deion JonesCLELB@ WAS
100Zaven CollinsARILB@ ATL
101Jerome BakerMIALB@ NE
102Donovan WilsonDALS@ TEN
103Kyzir WhitePHILBvs NO
104John Johnson IIICLES@ WAS
105Devin LloydJACLB@ HOU
106Terrel BernardBUFLB@ CIN
107E.J. SpeedINDLB@ NYG
108Taron JohnsonBUFCB@ CIN
109Quandre DiggsSEASvs NYJ
110Stephon GilmoreINDCB@ NYG
111Marcus MayeNOS@ PHI
112Brian BurnsCARDE@ TB
113Cameron HeywardPITDE@ BAL
114Talanoa HufangaSFS@ LV
115Bobby OkerekeINDLB@ NYG
116Jonathan AllenWASDTvs CLE
117Alex HighsmithPITLB@ BAL
118Jordan WhiteheadNYJS@ SEA
119Quincy WilliamsNYJLB@ SEA
120Dane JacksonBUFCB@ CIN
121Jeff OkudahDETCBvs CHI
122Fabian MoreauNYGCBvs IND
123Jerry JacobsDETCBvs CHI
124Kendall FullerWASCBvs CLE
125Mike Jackson Sr.SEACBvs NYJ
126Tariq WoolenSEACBvs NYJ
127Bobby McCainWASCBvs CLE
128Charvarius WardSFCB@ LV
129Marcus EppsPHISvs NO
130Marshon LattimoreNOCB@ PHI
131Darius HarrisKCLBvs DEN
132Jimmie WardSFCB@ LV
133Jonathan JonesNECBvs MIA
134Camryn BynumMINCB@ GB
135Joe ThomasCHILB@ DET
136Kenneth Murray Jr.LACLBvs LAR
137Carlton Davis IIITBCBvs CAR
138DeForest BucknerINDDT@ NYG
139Paulson AdeboNOCB@ PHI
140Cam Taylor-BrittCINCBvs BUF
141Julian BlackmonINDS@ NYG
142Aidan HutchinsonDETDEvs CHI
143Greg RousseauBUFDE@ CIN
144A.J. TerrellATLCBvs ARI
145Eric RoweMIACB@ NE
146Sauce GardnerNYJCB@ SEA
147Damien WilsonCARLB@ TB
148Chase YoungWASDEvs CLE
149Jayron KearseDALS@ TEN
150Kerby JosephDETSvs CHI
151Mike EdwardsTBSvs CAR
152Nate HobbsLVCBvs SF
153Tre'von MoehrigLVSvs SF
154Terrell EdmundsPITS@ BAL
155Jessie Bates IIICINSvs BUF
156Andre CiscoJACS@ HOU
157Daron PayneWASDTvs CLE
158Josh SweatPHIDEvs NO
159Leonard FloydLARLB@ LAC
160Pat Surtain IIDENCB@ KC
161J.J. WattARIDE@ ATL
162Preston SmithGBLBvs MIN
163Chuck ClarkBALSvs PIT
164Duron HarmonLVSvs SF
165Reed BlankenshipPHISvs NO
166Juan ThornhillKCSvs DEN
167Elandon RobertsMIALB@ NE
168Anthony BarrDALLB@ TEN
169Devin Bush Jr.PITLB@ BAL
170Monty RiceTENLBvs DAL
171Marco WilsonARICB@ ATL
172Damarri MathisDENS@ KC
173Kwity PayeINDDE@ NYG
174Quinnen WilliamsNYJDT@ SEA
175Danielle HunterMINDE@ GB
176Nasir AdderleyLACSvs LAR
177Tyson CampbellJACCB@ HOU
178Martin Emerson Jr.CLECB@ WAS
179Kader KohouMIACB@ NE
180Benjamin St-JusteWASCBvs CLE
181Uchenna NwosuSEALBvs NYJ
182Deommodore LenoirSFCB@ LV
183Leonard WilliamsNYGDEvs IND
184Jevon HollandMIAS@ NE
185Zach SielerMIADE@ NE
186Michael Carter IINYJS@ SEA
187Tre AveryTENCBvs DAL
188Travon WalkerJACDE@ HOU
189Kyler GordonCHICB@ DET
190Trevon DiggsDALCB@ TEN
191Jason Pierre-PaulBALDEvs PIT
192Troy HillLARCB@ LAC
193Desmond King IIHOUCBvs JAC
194Javon HargravePHIDTvs NO
195DeMarcus LawrenceDALDE@ TEN
196Kareem JacksonDENS@ KC
197D.J. JonesDENDT@ KC
198Lorenzo CarterATLLBvs ARI
199Will HarrisDETSvs CHI
200Zach AllenARIDE@ ATL
201Lamarcus JoynerNYJS@ SEA
202Dexter Lawrence IINYGDTvs IND
203Malcolm RodriguezDETLBvs CHI
204Justin ReidKCSvs DEN
205Levi WallacePITCB@ BAL
206Brandon GrahamPHIDEvs NO
207Cameron SuttonPITCB@ BAL
208CJ HendersonCARCB@ TB
209Mike HiltonCINCBvs BUF
210Logan RyanTBCBvs CAR
211Chris Harris Jr.NOCB@ PHI
212Brandon StephensBALCBvs PIT
213Vita VeaTBDTvs CAR
214Carlos Dunlap IIKCDEvs DEN
215Dayo OdeyingboINDDE@ NYG
216Darnell Savage Jr.GBSvs MIN
217Alontae TaylorFACB-
218Coby BryantSEACBvs NYJ
219Micah McFaddenNYGLBvs IND
220Sam HubbardCINDEvs BUF
221Marcus PetersBALCBvs PIT
222Darien ButlerLVLBvs SF
223Asante Samuel Jr.LACCBvs LAR
224Devin McCourtyNESvs MIA
225Eli AppleCINCBvs BUF
226Yannick NgakoueINDDE@ NYG
227Cameron JordanNODE@ PHI
228Calais CampbellBALDEvs PIT
229Ahkello WitherspoonPITCB@ BAL
230Anthony NelsonTBDEvs CAR
231Darren HallATLCBvs ARI
232Tashaun Gipson Sr.SFS@ LV
233Darnay HolmesNYGCBvs IND
234Trey HendricksonCINDEvs BUF
235Antonio HamiltonARICB@ ATL
236DaVon HamiltonJACDT@ HOU
237Rock Ya-SinLVCBvs SF
238Carl GrandersonNODE@ PHI
239Darrell TaylorSEADEvs NYJ
240Frank ClarkKCDEvs DEN
241Montez SweatWASDEvs CLE
242Khalil MackLACLBvs LAR
243Arthur MauletPITCB@ BAL
244Steven NelsonHOUCBvs JAC
245Amik RobertsonLVCBvs SF
246Jamel DeanTBCBvs CAR
247Amani OruwariyeDETCBvs CHI
248Jalen MillsNESvs MIA
249Kaiir ElamBUFCB@ CIN
250Greg Newsome IICLECB@ WAS
251Xavien HowardMIACB@ NE
252Grover StewartINDDT@ NYG
253K'Waun WilliamsDENCB@ KC
254Kwon AlexanderNYJLB@ SEA
255Ed OliverBUFDT@ CIN
256Malik HookerDALS@ TEN
257Darrick ForrestWASSvs CLE
258Chris BanjoARIS@ ATL
259Bryce CallahanLACCBvs LAR
260James HoustonDETLBvs CHI
261Jerry HughesHOUDEvs JAC
262George Karlaftis IIIKCDEvs DEN
263Darius SlayPHICBvs NO
264Andrew WingardJACS@ HOU
265Dorance Armstrong Jr.DALDE@ TEN
266Josh AllenJACDE@ HOU
267David MayoWASLBvs CLE
268Sebastian Joseph-DayLACDTvs LAR
269Kyle Van NoyLACLBvs LAR
270Fletcher CoxPHIDTvs NO
271BJ HillCINDTvs BUF
272Michael HoechtLARDT@ LAC
273DeAndre Houston-CarsonCHIS@ DET
274Kyle HamiltonBALSvs PIT
275Chandon SullivanMINCB@ GB
276Jarran ReedGBDTvs MIN
277Andrew BillingsLVDTvs SF
278Jonathon CooperDENDE@ KC
279Jabril CoxDALLB@ TEN
280Darious WilliamsJACCB@ HOU
281Morgan FoxLACDEvs LAR
282DaRon BlandDALCB@ TEN
283Shaq LawsonBUFDE@ CIN
284Trent McDuffieKCCBvs DEN
285Ogbonnia OkoronkwoHOULBvs JAC
286Arden KeyJACDE@ HOU
287Justin MadubuikeBALDTvs PIT
288Samson EbukamSFLB@ LV
289Joseph OssaiCINDEvs BUF
290Rashad WeaverTENDEvs DAL
291Patrick PetersonMINCB@ GB
292Sam WebbLVCBvs SF
293Roy Robertson-HarrisJACDT@ HOU
294Derrick BarnesDETLBvs CHI
295Azeez OjulariNYGLBvs IND
296Eric MurrayHOUCBvs JAC
297Juston BurrisCARCB@ TB
298Myles BryantNECBvs MIA
299Jason PinnockNYGCBvs IND
300Josh MetellusMINS@ GB
301Jahlani TavaiNELBvs MIA
302Tyus BowserBALLBvs PIT
303Jadeveon ClowneyCLEDE@ WAS
304Broderick Washington Jr.BALDTvs PIT
305Sean Murphy-BuntingTBCBvs CAR
306Markus GoldenARILB@ ATL
307Za'Darius SmithMINLB@ GB
308DeMarcus WalkerTENDEvs DAL
309Andrew AdamsTENSvs DAL
310Damone ClarkDALLB@ TEN
311Grady JarrettATLDTvs ARI
312Chad MumaJACLB@ HOU
313Deatrich Wise Jr.NEDEvs MIA
314Nick McCloudNYGCBvs IND
315A.J. EpenesaBUFDE@ CIN
316Jaylon JonesCHICB@ DET
317Danny JohnsonWASCBvs CLE
318Bradley RobyNOCB@ PHI
319D.J. ReaderCINDTvs BUF
320K'Von WallacePHISvs NO
321Harrison PhillipsMINDT@ GB
322Dalvin TomlinsonMINDT@ GB
323Marquis Haynes Sr.CARLB@ TB
324Isaiah BuggsDETDTvs CHI
325DaQuan JonesBUFDT@ CIN

Intriguing players in the Week 1 IDP fantasy rankings

Setting IDP lineups is tough. There are so many variables on any given week that impact the opportunities players have. However, elements such as weak offensive lines, run-heavy opponents, and turnover-prone QBs all weigh into the thinking. Here are a couple of players who stand out this week.

Marcus Maye, NO | at ATL

The Saints do not seem to be concerned that Maye will be less than 100 percent coming off his Achilles injury. Not only did they give him $14.5 million in guaranteed money, but they also traded away C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who was one of their depth options at safety.

Maye should be heavily involved in Week 1 against an Atlanta offense that has a lot of question marks. Whether Maye is involved in covering Kyle Pitts or playing a complementary role, he should have plenty of opportunities this week. Additionally, he is facing an opposing QB in Marcus Mariota, who has a career 2.5 percent interception rate. There could be an opportunity for Maye to add to his six career interceptions this week.

Leonard Williams, NYG | at  TEN

Williams will be a player higher in our rankings than other places all season due to the impact of IDP123 scoring on defensive tackle value. This week presents an especially good opportunity for Williams against the run-heavy Titans. Williams should be in the center of the action a lot, with Derrick Henry the main focal point of the Titans’ offense once again in 2022.

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