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FreeBallinLeaderboard DL   NOV 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
2Robert QuinnDE24STL4-32242.7Quinn didn't record a sack until week 7 but he has continually pressured the QB with 21 QB hits/hurries through the first 8 weeks
3Jason Pierre-PaulDE25NYG4-34423.3JPP is on pace for a 40+ tackle season but he needs to pick up on the sacks to reach elite tier production
4Chandler JonesDE24NE3-43353.7Nearly doubled his tackles and sacks in his 2nd yr, Has been playing OLB in Pats 3-4, may miss the entire regular season w/hip INJ
5Calais CampbellDE25ARI3-45534.3Almost a lock for 40 solos and 7 sacks, should be a solid, safe #1 DE.
6Carlos DunlapDE25CIN4-36676.3The loss of M. Johnson will put more attention on Dunlap, moves to RE consistent tackler.
7Ezekiel AnsahDE25DET4-39767.35Ziggy started the 2014 season slowly and he has been a bit injury prone but he is on pace for a 40 tackle 10 sack season
8Everson GriffenDE26MIN4-37898.05Griffen is off to an amazing start this season and is on pace for a 50 tackle 15+ sack season, could finish among top 5 DE
9Muhammad WilkersonDE25NYJ3-481088.710.5 sacks, 64 tackles in 2013. He wants a new contract and will play like he wants to get paid.
10Olivier VernonDE24MIA4-31291110.7Vernon broke out in 2013 notching 57 total tackles and 11.5 sacks, struggling with consistency mid way through 2014
11Cameron JordanDE25NO3-411111211.3-3Jordan had a rough statistical start to 2014 season but he is getting to the QB as evidenced by his 20 QB huirries thu 1st 8 weeks, sacks will come
12Mario WilliamsDE29BUF4-310121412.0Williams is a good fit in the Bills new 4-3 scheme and he is on pace for 40+ solos and 10+ sacks
13Cameron WakeDE32MIA4-313141614.3Wake is on pace for double digit sacks but his tackle numbers are lacking
14Michael JohnsonDE27TBTampa 215132016.0Should fit into the Tampa 2 nicely, production dropped last year and big contract are reasons for concern
15Chris LongDE29STL4-317181817.73PLaced on Injured reserve/designated to return could return by week 9-10, should be a decent #2 DE
16Rob NinkovichDE30NE3-416231718.7Pats are experimenting with a switch to 3-4 base D, affecying his production severly
17Willie YoungDE29CHI4-332161019.311Willie Young is playing extremely well and with season ending inj to Houston he could finish among top 10 DEs
18Jerry HughesDE26BUF4-324171920.027Hughes quietly posted 9.5 sacks las year and he should be a 3 down starter at DE for Buffalo this year
19Demarcus WareDE32DEN4-314202720.3-4The Broncos will line up Ware opposite Von Miller,should provide double digit sack opportunities.
20Sheldon RichardsonDE23NYJ3-419271520.3Richardson is a 3-4 DE, but as a rookie he recorded 42 solos 35 assists and 3.5 sacks.
21Jurrell CaseyDT24TEN3-425241320.7Casey had another 50+ combined tackle season last year but his sacks tripled to 9.5. scheme change in 2014
22Justin TuckDE31OAK4-321212321.7Tuck may line up as a DT w/ Mack as DE in passing situations, may be difficult to repeat sack #'s.
23Gerald McCoyDT26TBTampa 226192122.0-4McCoy recently signed a 100 million dollar contract and he is excelling in under tackle role for Bucs new Tampa 2
24Corey LiugetDE24SD3-427222223.7Liuget is a great match for the Chargers scheme and he could flirt with 40 solos and 10+ tackles this year
25Greg HardyDE26CAR4-318253726.7-11He has been placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List and may miss al of 2014
26Cameron HeywardDE25PIT3-423332527.0Earned starting role last year, had 31 solos and 5 sacks in only 10 games as a starter.
27Michael BennettDE28SEA4-338152827.0Bennett's snaps should increase this year and so should his numbers,, recording high % of hurries but sack not there yet
28Jared AllenDE32CHI4-320432629.7-3Allen turned 32 this year and his 40+ solo seasons may be behind him, struggling to record sacks in 2014
29Marcell DareusDT24BUF4-328342930.3Dareus is flourishing in Schwatrz's 4-3 defense, he is on pace for a 40+ tackle 10+ sack season
30Fletcher CoxDE23PHI3-436263030.7Cox is a solid tackle producer but needs to add sacks to approach DE #1 production
31Geno AtkinsDT26CIN4-329283530.76Slow start as he was not 100% from ACL injury last season, really starting to play better at the mid way point
32Akiem HicksDE24NO3-422363631.3-5Hicks is not playing as well as last year and his numbers are suffering
33Kyle WilliamsDT30BUF4-330303431.3Williams turned 30 this yr but remains a solid DL#2, 68 combined tackles and 10.5 sacks in 2013.
34Charles JohnsonDE28CAR4-333402432.3Doesn't look like the same player early in 2014, has not had more than 31 solos in 3 years.
35DeMontre MooreDE21NYG4-335294135.0Da"Monster" lost the RE camp battle to Kiwi, Moore is a break out candidate for 2015
36Jason HatcherDE32WAS3-431324235.05Hatcher will play DE in Wash's 3-4D, big change from 3 technique he played in DAL, #'s should fall.
37Sen'Derrick MarksDT27JAX4-337313835.3-6Marks got off to a great strat in 2014, needs to maintain production for 16 games
38Wallace GilberryDE29CIN4-342413338.75Gillberry will battle Hunt and Clarke for reps at LE.
39Cedric ThorntonDE26PHI3-444353939.3-4Thornton's tackle numbers exploded in 2013. He posted 60 combined tackles but only 1 sack.
40Demarcus LawrenceDE22DALTampa 251423141.34A foot fracture, requiring surgery will sideline Lawrence >2 months, likely limiting his 2014 impact.
41Cliff AvrilDE28SEA4-334455043.0Avrill will still be involved in Seattle's DE rotation, sacks should be there but hard to count on tackles.
42Aaron DonaldDT23STL4-347523243.74Best 3 technique in the draft, should line up next to Quinn and give QBs nightmares.
43George SelvieDE27DALTampa 241444744.0-5Had his best year as pro in 2013, opportunity remains, potential 40 tackle 10 sack season.
44Kony EalyDE22CAR4-345464445.0#3 DE in CAR, but could see more reps later in the season.
45Dion JordanDE24MIA4-340484845.3Jordan may struggle to see significant reps again this year thanks to Vernon's break out season.
46Datone JonesDE24GB3-456384345.7-6Jones should get a big opportunity to start at DE for the Pack this year.
47Andre BranchDE25JAX4-3483946.03The Jags brought in several new DEs to bolster Dline, will play in rotation with Vets.
48Lamarr HoustonDE27CHI4-3523746.7-14Was supposed to replace Julius Peppers, has been outplayed by Willie Young and now will miss entire 2014 season
49Ndamukong SuhDT27DET4-339564546.7Suh hasn't come close to his rookie #'s for 3 years now, unless must start DT he is depth only.
50Adrian ClaybornDE26TBTampa 2464346.7Clayborn moves to LE with M Johnsons arrival, will miss the entire 2014 season w/ a torn bicep
51Justin SmithDT35SF3-455444648.3Smith's snap counts have continued to decline along with his production, turns 35 this yr.
52Brian RobisonDE31MIN4-3435148.3If Robison could get his t's in 40 solo range he would be a DL#1, more QB pressures than Quinn in 2013
53Dee FordDE23KC3-450504949.7Ford will be buried on the depth chart for 1-2 yrs may be designated a LB.
54Mathias KiwanukaDE31NYG4-3495451.3Kiwi took a pay cut to stay with NYG and will work in a rotation at DE.
55Kroy BiermanDE29ATL3-44051.34
56Margus HuntDE27CIN4-34751.7Very raw, but physically gifted, will battle Gilberry and Geathers and Clarke for snaps.
57Dontari PoeDT24KC3-45353.751 total tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2nd year, ceiling is limited by his role as NT.
58Scott CrichtonDE23MIN4-35454.0-3Zimmer has developed many nice DEs, will start as a rotational player.
FreeBallinSkyscraper DL   NOV 2014