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DFW-IDP Week 7 Rankings

 

Remember to always check the injury reports before finalizing your rosters. The new NFL injury rules are creating a lot of issues for figuring out who is playing and how hurt they are. If you have any last minute roster questions please feel free to ask @BillLatin.

 

Defensive Line

1-Khalil Mack Oak @ JAC… The number one DL with Watt out.

2-Aaron Donald LA vs NYG… He is hard to keep out of the top 5. Nice floor!

3-Carlos Dunlap CIN vs CLE… He gets a juicy matchup at home!

4-Leonard Williams NYJ vs BAL… Flacco will have a tough outing this week

5-Calaias Campbell ARI vs SEA… Bad Seahawks O-line and dinged up Wilson

6-Everson Griffen MIN @ PHI… Hunter has been MIA. Griffen is the man!

7-Fletcher Cox PHI vs MIN… Super steady DL1 every week

8-Cameron Jordan NO @ KC… Only Saints player getting consistent sacks

9-Jason Pierre-Paul NYG @ LA… He is getting better each week. I like his price

10-Devin Taylor DET vs WAS… Not ready to put Ansah back with snap counts

11-Jabaal Sheard NE @ PIT… Ninkovich has not much. Backup QB means sacks

12-Michael Bennett SEA @ ARI… Palmer is dinged up. Bennett good for 1 sack easily

13-Brandon Graham PHI vs MIN… He is due for a big game

14-Sheldon Richardson NYJ vs BAL… LB corp is hurt. He may start at MLB again

15-Ndamukong Suh MIA vs BUF… Quietly having a solid season

16-Danielle Hunter MIN @ PHI… I love him, but he is boom/bust

17-Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ vs BAL… *Gametime Decision… Check Report

18-Derek Wolfe DEN vs HOU… Too good to bench. Low DL2 floor high DL1 ceiling!

19-Trent Murphy WAS @ DET… Gamescript will affect this ranking

20-DeForest Buckner SF vs TB… Love this kid!

21-Geno Atkins CIN vs CLE… Browns are banged up. Time for big game from Geno

22-Cliff Avril SEA @ AZ… Feels like Avril or Bennett will have a huge game

23-Rob Ninkovich NE @ PIT… Pats will have a lead. Steelers will have to throw. Yikes

24-Ezekiel Ansah DET vs WAS… Will put as the lowest DL2, but not a big ceiling

Others: Linval Joseph [email protected]; Timmy Jernigan BAL @ NYJ; Stephon Tuitt PIT vs NE; Kerry Hyder DET vs WAS; Olivier Vernon NYG @ LA; Jurrell Casey TEN vs IND; Dante Fowler Jr. JAC vs OAK; Kyle Williams BUF;Gerald McCoy TB @ SF; Malik Jackson JAC vs OAK; Danny Shelton CLE @ CIN; Nick Fairly NO @ KC; Chris Baker WAS @ DET; Jaye Howard KC vs NO; Joey Bosa SD @ ATL

 

Linebacker

1-Kwon Alexander TB @ SF… He is going to explode this game

2-Paul Posluszny JAC vs OAK… One of the most consistent LB1 this season

3-Alec Ogletree LA vs NYG… Great floor but hasn’t had best ceilings

4-Derrick Johnson KC vs NO… At home should have good outing

5-Jatavis Brown SD @ ATL… Is there a more exciting rookie LB?

6-Telvin Smith JAC vs OAK… LB1 locked

7-Vontaze Burfict CIN vs CLE… I can’t stand this guy… but he is #GOOD!

8-Zach Brown BUF @ MIA… The biggest surprise LB of the season

9-Zach Orr BAL @ NYJ… With Mosely out he should get an uptick in stats

10-Jamie Collins NE @ PIT… Hopefully he is 100% healthy

11-Bobby Wagner SEA @ AZ… Should have good day with DJ running at him

12-Benardrick McKinney HOU @ DEN… I’ve been very pleased with his production

13-Tahir Whitehead DET vs WAS… High LB2 every week. Comfy like a flannel shirt

14-Kiko Alonso MIA vs BUF… Comeback player of the year

15-Lavonte David TB @ SF… Not 100% and Kwon is mopping up

16-KJ Wright SEA @ AZ… Really love him as a LB2

17-Avery Williamson TEN vs IND… He could turn in a LB1 week

18-Craig Robertson NO @ KC… Streaming King!

19-Ryan Shazier PIT vs NE… Will he ever be healthy

20-D’Qwell Jackson NO @ TEN… He is an LB2 now

21-Eric Kendricks MIN @ PHI… I am waiting on him to be THE man. It’s coming

22-Cory James OAK @ JAC…I like him as an LB2. Flip him if you can

23-Preston Brown BUF @ MIA… Has been a bit quiet but still confident as an LB2

24-Mark Barron LA vs NYG… I am having a tough time ranking him weekly

Others: Christian Kirksey CLE @ CIN; Malcolm Smith OAK @ JAC; Deone Bucannon ARI vs SEA; Deion Jones ATL vs SD; Von Miller DEN vs HOU; Brandon Marshall DEN vs HOU; Will Compton WAS @ DET; Markus Golden ARI vs SEA; Nick Bellore SF vs TB; Nigel Bradham PHI vs MIN; Whitney Mercilus HOU @ DEN; Mason Foster WAS @ DET

 

Defensive Back

1-Keanu Neal ATL vs SD… Big day ahead for Neal

2-Karl Joseph OAK @ JAC… Two rookies atop my leader board

3-Landon Collins NYG @ LA… My favorite DB! Super good floor

4-Harrison Smith MIN @ PHI… Eagles will have a tough time vs Vikes stout D!

5-Tony Jefferson AZ vs SEA… A better option than Tyrann

6-Johnathan Cyprien JAC vs OAK… This game has shoot out on it

7-TJ Ward DEN vs HOU… He plays up in the box quite a bit

8-Kenny Vaccaro NO @ KC… Low end DB1

9-Antoine Bethea SF vs TB… Niners D stinks. Bethea gets lots of opportunities

10-Reggie Nelson OAK @ JAC… Has been solid this season

11-Clayton Geathers IND @ TEN… He is becoming a DB1. Try and aquire

12-Chris Conte TB @ SF… The worst NFL DB in my rankings ever…

13-Tyrann Mathieu ARI vs SEA… Is not performing at DB1 level

14-Rodney McLeod PHI vs MIN… Had a huge week last week. Low end DB1

15-Marcus Peters KC vs NO… He will be a busy dude

16-Andrew Sendejo MIN @ PHI… Streamer but solid DB2/3 most weeks

17-Vonn Bell NO @ KC… I LOVE this kid! I think he has a bright future

18-Eric Reid SF vs TB… Has been a good DB2 most weeks

19-Bashaud Breeland WAS @ DET… When healthy he is a great option

20-Casey Hayward SD @ ATL… Has stepped up and become and IDP asset

21-Isa Abdul-Quddus MIA vs BUF… Should step up with Jones out as a DB2

22-Mike Adams IND @ TEN… Borderline DB2/3

23-Earl Thomas SEA @ ARI… Chancellor could be out. AZ tosses the rock

24-TJ McDonald LA vs NYG… “Steady Eddie” type player

 

Others: Corey Graham BUF @ MIA; Malcolm Jenkins PHI vs MIN; Eric Berry KC vs NO; Marcus Cooper ARI vs SEA; Logan Ryan NE @ PIT; David Amerson OAK @ JAC; Kerick Kindred CLE @ CIN; Devin McCourty NE @ PIT; Bradley McDougald TB @ SF; DeShawn Shead (If Kam Chancellor is out) – Kam Chancellor (if he plays) SEA @ AZ; Shawn Williams CIN vs CLE

 

Again, be sure and check the injury reports. Have a game plan if one of your guys is on the fence and may not play. Best of luck to you this week!