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2019 Fantasy Football IDP Rankings

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Round 2 of the 2019 Fantasy Football IDP Rankings. Ready? Fight!

F6P nation, we are finally back at it. With early camp injuries on the offensive side of the ball to the likes of A.J. Green and Sterling Shepard to name a few, the quest for tightening up the rankings is more important than ever.

Before you get to updated the 2019 Fantasy Football IDP draft rankings below, we share some notable movers and shakers up and down the rankings board at DL, LB, and DB.

Please note: These Risers/Fallers indicate changes in positional rankings, not overall IDP ranks.

Defensive Lineman

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Olivier Vernon and Dee Ford get massive bumps thanks to their positional change to DE/DL in their new defenses. Vernon joins an uber-talented Cleveland defense. Still only 28, the hope is the new scenery reignites the stat box for a player who ranked in the top 4 in tackles for loss over his final two seasons in Miami.

Though there is hesitance in propping up Dee Ford as high as we have him, the 49ers defensive line is also stacked with talent across the board. Ford’s switch to DE in a scheme similar to one he played in at times at Auburn doesn’t scare us away. There may be some adjustment time, but Ford’s league-leading seven forced fumbles scream “playmaker.” He’s worth taking earlier than his ADP for those who win leagues by jumping the competition confidently.

Jarran Reed’s SIX! game PED suspension led to the significant drop. Chris Jones also drops due to what looks like a potential lengthy contract dispute in the midwest. He reported for camp on time after missing OTAs and mini-camp, but is framing his contract desires around Aaron Donald and J.J. Watt. After paying off-season acquisition Frank Clark $104mil over 5 years, can the chiefs really pay that much? Looks potentially messy, even though he is at camp.

Ed Oliver’s drop is due to coach speak (or, coach inspiration?) regarding his readiness for the NFL level. Still love the player and his situation, but if old school McDermott has a rookie vendetta, we are willing to wait on Oliver a bit longer in drafts.

Linebackers

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Mason Foster‘s strangely timed release from Washington, after Zach Brown‘s defection to rival Philly, is strange. Remember, Brown was moved due to Reuben Foster‘s last season signing. Recall that Foster will miss the season due to an ACL tear early in the offseason.

That leaves us with Shaun Dion Hamilton and Jon Bostic stepping in as full-time ILBs. Bostic has acquitted himself well over the years as a fill-in/stretch starter, albeit not quite in a full 16-game setting. We are monitoring both Washington linebackers ADP as August approaches. They are, as of now, late-round mega-values and prime linebacker/IDP depth targets.

Roquan Smith gets a much-deserved bump after being admittedly too low in our previous rankings. I’ve stressed that former DC Vic Fangio’s departure is a minus for all Da Bears, but the talent is just too high to deny.

Zach Brown’s bump comes from the ideology that his role as a thumper in Philly is looming large. We’re also monitoring Philly training camp vigilantly to verify how DC Jim Schwartz will use his new personnel.

Defensive Backs

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Jet’s safety Marcus Maye gets a massive bump because, once again, we were admittedly too low on him to begin with. The same can be said about Rodney McLeod. As we mentioned above, we’re monitoring Philly’s camp vigilantly as there is a lot of undefined value at the moment.

Reshad Jonespreviously reported unhappiness and lack of health/production has led us to drop him steadily. He still has top-10 potential, but that potential is defined. We know who Reshad Jones is when he’s healthy, and with a former Pats defensive mind at the helm of Miami, it remains a strong place to be.

Yet the rise of numerous other safeties with the same kind of potential and youth on their side led us to believe it’s time to possibly cut the cord with Reshad. Similar ideology is behind Malcolm Jenkins‘ pronounced fall in the rankings.

Darnell Savage fell in this ranking due to starting camp on the PUP. Savage had wisdom tooth extraction surgery so he ultimately may be fine. The Packers spent an uncharacteristically large amount of draft and salary cap capital on their defense, so Savage is still worth targeting. We would just love to see him in camp before ranking him above some second and third year emerging safeties. Not every rookie will be Derwin James.

2019 Fantasy Football IDP Rankings

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About Samir Qurashi

Samir Qurashi is from the Bay. He thinks football is a good time. You can get at him with any fantasy football questions on the tweeter: @FSPsamir and by electronica: ssq.FSP@gmail.com. He remains unspooked.

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