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
1Jordyn BrooksSEALBvs CAR
2C.J. MosleyNYJLB@ BUF
3T.J. WattPITLBvs BAL
4Roquan SmithBALLB@ PIT
5Foyesade OluokunJACLB@ TEN
6DeShon ElliottDETSvs MIN
7Jordan HicksMINLB@ DET
8Bobby WagnerLARLBvs LV
9Jon RhattiganSEALBvs CAR
10Fred WarnerSFLBvs TB
11Jalen PitreHOUS@ DAL
12Devin WhiteTBLB@ SF
13Jonathan OwensHOUS@ DAL
14Julian LoveNYGCBvs PHI
15Harrison SmithMINS@ DET
16Justin SimmonsDENSvs KC
17Cody BartonSEALBvs CAR
18Derwin James Jr.LACSvs MIA
19Lavonte DavidTBLB@ SF
20Eric KendricksMINLB@ DET
21L'Jarius SneedKCCB@ DEN
22Drue TranquillLACLBvs MIA
23Maxx CrosbyLVDE@ LAR
24Jordan PoyerBUFSvs NYJ
25T.J. EdwardsPHILB@ NYG
26Minkah FitzpatrickPITSvs BAL
27Antoine Winfield Jr.TBS@ SF
28Myles JackPITLBvs BAL
29Josey JewellDENLBvs KC
30Germaine PrattCINLBvs CLE
31Micah ParsonsDALLBvs HOU
32Tremaine EdmundsBUFLBvs NYJ
33Kerby JosephDETSvs MIN
34Denzel PerrymanLVLB@ LAR
35Jeremy ChinnCARS@ SEA
36Logan WilsonCINLBvs CLE
37Christian WilkinsMIADT@ LAC
38Kyle DuggerNES@ ARI
39Isaiah SimmonsARILBvs NE
40Mike EdwardsTBS@ SF
41Jordan WhiteheadNYJS@ BUF
42Nick BoltonKCLB@ DEN
43Shaq ThompsonCARLB@ SEA
44Damar HamlinBUFSvs NYJ
45Dre GreenlawSFLBvs TB
46Vonn BellCINSvs CLE
47Talanoa HufangaSFSvs TB
48Zaven CollinsARILBvs NE
49Patrick QueenBALLB@ PIT
50Frankie LuvuCARLB@ SEA
51Matt MilanoBUFLBvs NYJ
52Jerome BakerMIALB@ LAC
53Matthew JudonNELB@ ARI
54Jevon HollandMIAS@ LAC
55Marlon HumphreyBALCB@ PIT
56Alex HighsmithPITLBvs BAL
57Jonathan JonesNECB@ ARI
58Desmond King IIHOUCB@ DAL
59David Long Jr.TENLBvs JAC
60Jerry JacobsDETCBvs MIN
61Christian KirkseyHOULB@ DAL
62Donovan WilsonDALSvs HOU
63Ja'Whaun BentleyNELB@ ARI
64Ernest JonesLARLBvs LV
65Quincy WilliamsNYJLB@ BUF
66Cameron HeywardPITDEvs BAL
67Deion JonesCLELB@ CIN
68Devin Bush Jr.PITLBvs BAL
69Alex AnzaloneDETLBvs MIN
70Michael DavisLACCBvs MIA
71Jeff OkudahDETCBvs MIN
72Nick BosaSFDEvs TB
73Charvarius WardSFCBvs TB
74D.J. Reed Jr.NYJCB@ BUF
75Grant DelpitCLES@ CIN
76Roger McCrearyTENCBvs JAC
77Nick ScottLARSvs LV
78Budda BakerARISvs NE
79Will HarrisDETSvs MIN
80Marcus EppsPHIS@ NYG
81Jeremiah Owusu-KoramoahCLELB@ CIN
82Christian HarrisHOULB@ DAL
83Nasir AdderleyLACSvs MIA
84Jalen RamseyLARCBvs LV
85Kevin ByardTENSvs JAC
86Jason Pierre-PaulBALDE@ PIT
87Geno StoneBALS@ PIT
88Carlton Davis IIITBCB@ SF
89John Johnson IIICLES@ CIN
90Javon HargravePHIDT@ NYG
91Taylor RappLARSvs LV
92Martin Emerson Jr.CLECB@ CIN
93Jessie Bates IIICINSvs CLE
94Jalen ThompsonARISvs NE
95Jamel DeanTBCB@ SF
96Devin McCourtyNES@ ARI
97Chad MumaJACLB@ TEN
98Ryan NealSEASvs CAR
99Uchenna NwosuSEALBvs CAR
100Chuck ClarkBALS@ PIT
101Kyzir WhitePHILB@ NYG
102Tre'von MoehrigLVS@ LAR
103Zach SielerMIADE@ LAC
104Aidan HutchinsonDETDEvs MIN
105Brian BurnsCARDE@ SEA
106Chris JonesKCDT@ DEN
107Denzel WardCLECB@ CIN
108Dylan ColeTENLBvs JAC
109Taron JohnsonBUFCBvs NYJ
110Camryn BynumMINCB@ DET
111Darius HarrisKCLB@ DEN
112Jeffery SimmonsTENDTvs JAC
113Terrel BernardBUFLBvs NYJ
114Elandon RobertsMIALB@ LAC
115Andre CiscoJACS@ TEN
116DeMarcus LawrenceDALDEvs HOU
117Xavier WoodsCARS@ SEA
118Damarri MathisDENSvs KC
119Jimmie WardSFCBvs TB
120Pat Surtain IIDENCBvs KC
121Derek Stingley Jr.HOUCB@ DAL
122Tae CrowderNYGLBvs PHI
123Dane JacksonBUFCBvs NYJ
124Sam HubbardCINDEvs CLE
125Myles GarrettCLEDE@ CIN
126Jayron KearseDALSvs HOU
127Quandre DiggsSEASvs CAR
128Leighton Vander EschDALLBvs HOU
129Quinnen WilliamsNYJDT@ BUF
130Marcus WilliamsBALS@ PIT
131Michael Jackson Sr.FACB-
132Trey HendricksonCINDEvs CLE
133Amani OruwariyeDETCBvs MIN
134Amani HookerTENSvs JAC
135Steven NelsonHOUCB@ DAL
136Sauce GardnerNYJCB@ BUF
137Kareem JacksonDENSvs KC
138Terrell EdmundsPITSvs BAL
139Duron HarmonLVS@ LAR
140Calais CampbellBALDE@ PIT
141Trevon DiggsDALCBvs HOU
142Zach AllenARIDEvs NE
143Eric RoweMIACB@ LAC
144Jaycee HornCARCB@ SEA
145Cam Taylor-BrittCINCBvs CLE
146Devin LloydJACLB@ TEN
147Tariq WoolenSEACBvs CAR
148Greg RousseauBUFDEvs NYJ
149Michael Carter IINYJS@ BUF
150Lamarcus JoynerNYJS@ BUF
151James BradberryPHICB@ NYG
152Rayshawn JenkinsJACS@ TEN
153Fabian MoreauNYGCBvs PHI
154Marco WilsonARICBvs NE
155Adrian PhillipsNES@ ARI
156Baron BrowningDENLBvs KC
157Alex SingletonDENLBvs KC
158Tashaun Gipson Sr.SFSvs TB
159Danielle HunterMINDE@ DET
160Keanu NealTBS@ SF
161Carlos Dunlap IIKCDE@ DEN
162Xavien HowardMIACB@ LAC
163Dexter Lawrence IINYGDTvs PHI
164Terrance MitchellTENCBvs JAC
165Travon WalkerJACDE@ TEN
166Darius SlayPHICB@ NYG
167Asante Samuel Jr.LACCBvs MIA
168Leonard WilliamsNYGDEvs PHI
169Dorance Armstrong Jr.DALDEvs HOU
170Marcus PetersBALCB@ PIT
171Josh SweatPHIDE@ NYG
172Jaelan PhillipsMIADE@ LAC
173Dre'Mont JonesDENDTvs KC
174Kristian FultonTENCBvs JAC
175Denico AutryTENDTvs JAC
176Haason ReddickPHIDE@ NYG
177Jalen MillsNES@ ARI
178Darrell TaylorSEADEvs CAR
179Mike HiltonCINCBvs CLE
180Jaylon SmithNYGLBvs PHI
181Vita VeaTBDT@ SF
182Darnay HolmesNYGCBvs PHI
183Chandler JonesLVLB@ LAR
184Leonard FloydLARLBvs LV
185Damien WilsonCARLB@ SEA
186J.J. WattARIDEvs NE
187Brandon GrahamPHIDE@ NYG
188Deommodore LenoirSFCBvs TB
189Joshua WilliamsKCCB@ DEN
190Levi WallacePITCBvs BAL
191Malik HookerDALSvs HOU
192Samson EbukamSFLBvs TB
193Kader KohouMIACB@ LAC
194Juan ThornhillKCS@ DEN
195Tyson CampbellJACCB@ TEN
196Bryce CallahanLACCBvs MIA
197Justin ReidKCS@ DEN
198Coby BryantSEACBvs CAR
199Willie Gay Jr.KCLB@ DEN
200Arthur MauletPITCBvs BAL
201Kwon AlexanderNYJLB@ BUF
202Kayvon ThibodeauxNYGDEvs PHI
203Deatrich Wise Jr.NEDE@ ARI
204K'Waun WilliamsDENCBvs KC
205Brandon StephensBALCB@ PIT
206Bryce HallNYJCB@ BUF
207Trent McDuffieKCCB@ DEN
208Derrick BrownCARDT@ SEA
209Frank ClarkKCDE@ DEN
210Byron Murphy Jr.ARICBvs NE
211Cameron SuttonPITCBvs BAL
212Antonio HamiltonARICBvs NE
213Za'Darius SmithMINLB@ DET
214Eli AppleCINCBvs CLE
215Jonathan GreenardHOUDE@ DAL
216Noah IgbinogheneMIACB@ LAC
217Greg Newsome IICLECB@ CIN
218Fletcher CoxPHIDT@ NYG
219Jerry HughesHOUDE@ DAL
220Bud DupreeTENLBvs JAC
221DaVon HamiltonJACDT@ TEN
222Kenneth Murray Jr.LACLBvs MIA
223Andrew Van GinkelMIALB@ LAC
224Kaiir ElamBUFCBvs NYJ
225Avonte MaddoxPHICB@ NYG
226Myles BryantNECB@ ARI
227BJ HillCINDTvs CLE
228Jadeveon ClowneyCLEDE@ CIN
229Malcolm RodriguezDETLBvs MIN
230Jaylen WatsonKCCB@ DEN
231Bradley ChubbMIALB@ LAC
232Joe Tryon-ShoyinkaTBLB@ SF
233CJ HendersonCARCB@ SEA
234Darious WilliamsJACCB@ TEN
235Harrison PhillipsMINDT@ DET
236Anthony BarrDALLBvs HOU
237Tyus BowserBALLB@ PIT
238Odafe OwehBALDE@ PIT
239Troy HillLARCBvs LV
240Broderick Washington Jr.BALDT@ PIT
241Ashtyn DavisNYJS@ BUF
242Arik ArmsteadSFDEvs TB
243Chandon SullivanMINCB@ DET
244Rashad WeaverTENDEvs JAC
245Amik RobertsonLVCB@ LAR
246Khalil MackLACLBvs MIA
247Jahlani TavaiNELB@ ARI
248Greedy WilliamsCLECB@ CIN
249Carl LawsonNYJDE@ BUF
250Boye MafeSEADEvs CAR
251Dalvin TomlinsonMINDT@ DET
252Larry OgunjobiPITDTvs BAL
253Greg GainesLARDTvs LV
254Rasheem GreenHOUDE@ DAL
255Roy Robertson-HarrisJACDT@ TEN
256Anthony NelsonTBDE@ SF
257Joe SchobertTENLBvs JAC
258George Karlaftis IIIKCDE@ DEN
259Matt IoannidisCARDE@ SEA
260D.J. JonesDENDTvs KC
261Ed OliverBUFDTvs NYJ
262Andrew WingardJACS@ TEN
263DeShawn WilliamsDENDTvs KC
264Dawuane SmootJACDE@ TEN
265Kyle HamiltonBALS@ PIT
266Eric MurrayHOUCB@ DAL
267Nick McCloudNYGCBvs PHI
268Jonathon CooperDENDEvs KC
269Micah McFaddenNYGLBvs PHI
270Markus GoldenARILBvs NE
271Sean Murphy-BuntingTBCB@ SF
272Davon GodchauxNEDT@ ARI
273Chris WormleyPITDTvs BAL
274Sebastian Joseph-DayLACDTvs MIA
275Akeem Davis-GaitherCINLBvs CLE
276Melvin Ingram IIIMIADE@ LAC
277Justin MadubuikeBALDT@ PIT
278Michael BrockersDETDTvs MIN
279Poona FordSEADTvs CAR
280Jihad WardNYGDTvs PHI
281Josh AllenJACDE@ TEN
282Shelby HarrisSEADEvs CAR
283Folorunso FatukasiJACDT@ TEN

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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