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Four weeks into the 2011 season and injuries are mounting (With Trent Cole, Jerod Mayo, James Harrison, Antoine Winfield, and Chris Hope going down just last week alone), and that combined with the arrival of the bye weeks that makes setting IDP lineups as daunting a challenge as ever.

To assist you in doing so here’s a look at my Top 30 defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs for Week Five 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.


1.) Jason Pierre-Paul – NYG vs SEA

2.) Jared Allen – MIN vs ARI

3.) Kyle Vanden Bosch – DET vs CHI

4.) Jason Babin – PHI at BUF

5.) Will Smith – NO at CAR

6.) Robert Mathis – IND vs KC

7.) Osi Umenyiora – NYG vs SEA

8.) Julius Peppers – CHI at DET

9.) Charles Johnson – CAR vs NO

10.) Ndamukong Suh – DET vs CHI

11.) Chris Clemons – SEA at NYG

12.) Justin Smith – SF vs TB

13.) Michael Johnson – CIN at JAX

14.) Calais Campbell – ARI at MIN

15.) Greg Hardy – CAR vs NO

16.) Dwight Freeney – IND vs KC

17.) John Abraham – ATL vs GB

18.) Cliff Avril – DET vs CHI

19.) Darnell Dockett – ARI at MIN

20.) Derrick Morgan – TEN at PIT

21.) Justin Tuck – NYG vs SEA

22.) J.J. Watt – HOU vs OAK

23.) Cullen Jenkins – PHI at BUF

24.) Lamarr Houston – OAK at HOU

25.) Israel Idonije – CHI at DET

26.) Ray Edwards – ATL vs GB

27.) Darryl Tapp – PHI at BUF

28.) Richard Seymour – OAK at HOU

29.) Michael Bennett – TB at SF

30.) Antonio Smith – HOU vs OAK

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