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IDP CHEATSHEET: Week 4

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Three weeks into the 2011 season some IDP storylines are taking shape. Navarro Bowman may be the real deal, Paul Posluszny in Jacksonville may not, and Bob Sanders has made his annual pilgrimage to injured reserve. That said there’s still more IDP questions than there are answers, and setting weekly lineups is as maddening a task as ever.

To assist you in doing so (or make it harder according to some, although if it makes you feel any better I have a bruise on my forehead every week after doing the Cheatsheet from banging my head on my keyboard) here’s a look at my Top 30 defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs for Week Four of the 2011 season in IDP leagues.

These rankings are based on Default IDP Manor Scoring, which awards 1 point for solos, .5 points for assists, 2 points each for fumbles forced and recovered, 4 points for interceptions, sacks, and safeties, 6 points for defensive touchdowns, and 1 point for passes defensed. It’s a balanced scoring system, so if your IDP league is especially tackle-heavy or big play-heavy some players may move up (or down) a few spots.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

1.) Jason Pierre-Paul - NYG at ARI

2.) Charles Johnson - CAR at CHI

3.) Trent Cole - PHI vs SF

4.) Terrell Suggs - BAL vs NYJ

5.) Jared Allen - MIN at KC

6.) Justin Tuck - NYG at ARI

7.) Julius Peppers - CHI vs CAR

8.) Greg Hardy - CAR at CHI

9.) Chris Clemons - SEA vs ATL

10.) Will Smith - NO at JAX

11.) Kyle Vanden Bosch - DET at DAL

12.) Justin Smith - SF at PHI

13.) Robert Mathis - IND at TB

14.) Ndamukong Suh - DET at DAL

15.) Chris Long - STL vs WAS

16.) Calais Campbell - ARI vs NYG

17.) John Abraham - ATL at SEA

18.) Michael Johnson - CIN vs BUF

19.) Haloti Ngata - BAL vs NYJ

20.) Jason Babin - PHI vs SF

21.) Darnell Dockett - ARI vs NYG

22.) Andre Carter - NE at OAK

23.) Ray Edwards - ATL at SEA

24.) James Hall - STL vs WAS

25.) Derrick Morgan - TEN at CLE

26.) Jabaal Sheard - CLE vs TEN

27.) Michael Bennett - TB vs IND

28.) J.J. Watt - HOU vs PIT

29.) Israel Idonije - CHI vs CAR

30.) Dwight Freeney - IND at TB



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