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FreeBallinLeaderboard DL   OCT 2014

DFW IDP rankings are based on the following scoring setup: Tackles: 1 pt (0.5 for assists); Sacks: 4 pts (2 for assists); Tackles for loss: 1 pts; Interceptions: 4 pts; Passes defensed: 1 pt; Fumbles forced: 2 pts; Fumbles recovered: 2 pts; Defensive TD: 6 pts; Safeties: 5 pts.

QB | RB | WR | TE | DL | LB | DB | Rookie Top 50 | Rookie QB | Rookie RB | Rookie WR | Rookie TE | Rookie DL | Rookie LB | Rookie DB
RankPlayerPos.AgeTeamBase DefenseGary BeaudetteBill CerviSean KirbyAvgChangeSkinny
1JJ WattDE25HOU3-41111.0Watt is the best DE in the game, your team has a significant weekly advantage if you roster him
2Chandler JonesDE24NE3-42322.3Nearly doubled his tackles and sacks in his 2nd yr, despite ankle inj. Has been playing OLB in Pats 3-4
3Jason Pierre-PaulDE25NYG4-34433.74Missed last 5 gms of 2013, #'s off last 2 seasons, should rebound w/Tuck in Oak.
4Robert QuinnDE24STL4-35254.02013 #'s...50 solos, 23 TFLs,7 FFs, 19 sacks, and 1 TD Elite production and and he is only 24.
5Calais CampbellDE25ARI3-43544.0Almost a lock for 40 solos and 7 sacks, should be a solid, safe #1 DE.
6Carlos DunlapDE25CIN4-37666.35The loss of M. Johnson will put more attention on Dunlap, moves to RE consistent tackler.
7Muhammad WilkersonDE24NYJ3-46787.010.5 sacks, 64 tackles in 2013. He wants a new contract and will play like he wants to get paid.
8Cameron JordanDE25NO3-491078.7Graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 3-4 end. 12.5 sacks in '13, tackles should rebound
9Olivier VernonDE23MIA4-310999.34Vernon broke out in 2013 notching 57 total tackles and 11.5 sacks, Jordan suspension ensures he will start wk 1
10Mario WilliamsDE29BUF4-38121010.0The switch back to a 4-3 scheme should help Williams return to DE #1 territory.
11Cameron WakeDE32MIA4-312141112.36Wake sprained his MCL wk 3, came on strong last 9 GMs w/ 32 combined tackles and 6 sacks.
12Ezekiel AnsahDE25DET4-311111713.0-4Ziggy led all rooks in sacks last year, despite missing several games. May break out IF healthy for full season.
13Everson GriffenDE26MIN4-313131313.05Signed 5 yr 42 million $ deal in March, will start at RE, Allen's old spot, breakout candidate.
14Greg HardyDE26CAR4-31881614.0-9Arrested in May, may face 6 gm supension if guilty verdict not overturned, He has been placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List and may miss al of 2014
15Demarcus WareDE32DEN4-314201215.39The Broncos will line up Ware opposite Von Miller,should provide double digit sack opportunities.
16Michael JohnsonDE27TBTampa 215171515.7Should fit into the Tampa 2 nicely, production dropped last year and big contract are reasons for concern
17Rob NinkovichDE30NE3-416231417.7-3Pats are experimenting with a switch to 3-4 base D, affecying his production severly
18Chris LongDE29STL4-317182419.7PLaced on Injured reserve/designated to return could return by week 9-10, should be a decent #2 DE
19Gerald McCoyDT26TBTampa 225191921.010McCoy had another solid year for a DT and he is excelling in under tackle role for Bucs new Tampa 2
20Sheldon RichardsonDE23NYJ3-419271821.3Richardson is a 3-4 DE, but as a rookie he recorded 42 solos 35 assists and 3.5 sacks.
21Justin TuckDE31OAK4-321212321.7Tuck may line up as a DT w/ Mack as DE in passing situations, may be difficult to repeat sack #'s.
22Corey LiugetDE24SD3-426222022.750Liuget is a great match for the Chargers scheme and he could flirt with 40 solos and 10+ tackles this year
23Jurrell CaseyDT24TEN3-424242524.38Casey had another 50+ combined tackle season last year but his sacks tripled to 9.5. scheme change in 2014
24Cameron HeywardDE25PIT3-423332125.7Earned starting role last year, had 31 solos and 5 sacks in only 10 games as a starter.
25Jared AllenDE32CHI4-320263527.0Allen turned 32 this year and his 40+ solo seasons may be behind him but he will get his sacks
26Michael BennettDE28SEA4-336153328.07Bennett's snaps should increase this year and so should his numbers.
27Akiem HicksDE24NO3-422362828.7-7Hicks will look to build on his strong 2013 where he posted 56 combined takles and 4.5 sacks.
28Willie YoungDE29CHI4-331253229.345Willie Young is still playing in a rotation w/starter Allen and Houston,but he is flashing big time
29Marcell DareusDT24BUF4-327342930.03Arrested for drug possesion may face a 4 game suspension, should excell in new scheme.
30Fletcher CoxDE23PHI3-453162230.324Cox is a solid tackle producer but needs to add sacks to approach DE #1 production
31Sen'Derrick MarksDT27JAX4-335313032.043Marks got off to a great strat in 2014, needs to maintain production for 16 games
32Charles JohnsonDE28CAR4-332283732.3-23Doesn't look like the same player early in 2014, has not had more than 31 solos in 3 years.
33Kyle WilliamsDT30BUF4-330303832.7-3Williams turned 30 this yr but remains a solid DL#2, 68 combined tackles and 10.5 sacks in 2013.
34Lamarr HoustonDE27CHI4-328373433.0-19Was supposed to replace Julius Peppers, has been outplayed by Willie Young early in the 2014 season.
35Cedric ThorntonDE26PHI3-442352734.73Thornton's tackle numbers exploded in 2013. He posted 60 combined tackles but only 1 sack.
36DeMontre MooreDE21NYG4-334294435.7Da"Monster" lost the RE camp battle to Kiwi, Moore is a break out candidate for 2015
37Geno AtkinsDT26CIN4-329552636.7-12Was on pace for a 40 tackle, double digit sack year before ACL injury wk 9, may not be ready wk 1.
38George SelvieDE27DALTampa 240443640.0-10Had his best year as pro in 2013, opportunity remains, potential 40 tackle 10 sack season.
39Cliff AvrilDE28SEA4-333454340.3-12Avrill will still be involved in Seattle's DE rotation, sacks should be there but hard to count on tackles.
40Datone JonesDE24GB3-452383240.7Jones should get a big opportunity to start at DE for the Pack this year.
41Jason HatcherDE32WAS3-4324142.721Hatcher will play DE in Wash's 3-4D, big change from 3 technique he played in DAL, #'s should fall.
42Kony EalyDE22CAR4-343464544.7#3 DE in CAR, but could get a lot of work if Hardy misses time.
43Wallace GilberryDE29CIN4-3414045.321Gillberry will battle Hunt and Clarke for reps at LE.
44Demarcus LawrenceDE22DALTampa 249424645.7-9A foot fracture, requiring surgery will sideline Lawrence >2 months, likely limiting his 2014 impact.
45Jerry HughesDE26BUF4-3404245.7-9Hughes quietly posted 9.5 sacks las year and he should be a 3 down starter at DE for Buffalo this year
46Aaron DonaldDT23STL4-346523945.7-4Best 3 technique in the draft, should line up next to Quinn and give QBs nightmares.
47Dion JordanDE24MIA4-338485346.3Jordan may struggle to see significant reps again this year thanks to Vernon's break out season.
48Ndamukong SuhDT27DET4-337564746.7-9Suh hasn't come close to his rookie #'s for 3 years now, unless must start DT he is depth only.
49Adrian ClaybornDE26TBTampa 2444347.0-15Clayborn moves to LE with M Johnsons arrival, will miss the entire 2014 season w/ a torn bicep
50Andre BranchDE25JAX4-3394847.38The Jags brought in several new DEs to bolster Dline, will play in rotation with Vets.
51Justin SmithDT35SF3-451444948.0Smith's snap counts have continued to decline along with his production, turns 35 this yr.
52Brian RobisonDE31MIN4-3415148.7-5If Robison could get his t's in 40 solo range he would be a DL#1, more QB pressures than Quinn in 2013
53Mathias KiwanukaDE31NYG4-3395449.0-7Kiwi took a pay cut to stay with NYG and will work in a rotation at DE.
54Dee FordDE23KC3-4485050.7-5Ford will be buried on the depth chart for 1-2 yrs may be designated a LB.
55Scott CrichtonDE22MIN4-3455151.0-14Zimmer has developed many nice DEs, will start as a rotational player.
56Margus HuntDE27CIN4-34752.0-12Very raw, but physically gifted, will battle Gilberry and Geathers and Clarke for snaps.
57Will ClarkeDE23CIN4-34752.7-5Long, muscular, athletic 4-3 DE, will have to fight for playing time.
58Dontari PoeDT24KC3-4505253.0-751 total tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2nd year, ceiling is limited by his role as NT.
59William GholstonDE23TBTampa 25054.0Rotational player with little upside. Seeing extra reps in 2014 with Clayborn on IR
60Chris JonesDT24NE3-45455.0-7Jones had a geat rookie yr with 56 tackles and 6 sacks, Pats drafted Easley and may affect snaps.
FreeBallinSkyscraper DL   OCT 2014