Tuesday - May 21, 2019



We’re at the halfway mark of the 2011 fantasy football season, and while this week continues our journey into the barrens of the byes it also brings with it an IDP reunion of sorts, with such stars as Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent Cole, defensive end Justin Tuck of the New York Giants, and New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo set to return to action after suffering various injuries earlier in the season.

To help you prepare for this week’s action here’s a look at my Top 30 defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs for Week Eight 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.) Terrell Suggs – BAL vs ARI

2.) Jason Pierre-Paul – NYG vs MIA

3.) Jared Allen – MIN at CAR

4.) Will Smith – NO at STL

5.) Trent Cole – PHI vs DAL

6.) Justin Smith – SF vs CLE

7.) Osi Umenyiora – NYG vs MIA

8.) Charles Johnson – CAR vs MIN

9.) Robert Mathis – IND at TEN

10.) Jeremy Mincey – JAX at HOU

11.) Greg Hardy – CAR vs MIN

12.) Michael Johnson – CIN at SEA

13.) Chris Clemons – SEA vs CIN

14.) Justin Tuck – NYG vs MIA

15.) Kyle Vanden Bosch – DET at DEN

16.) Jason Babin – PHI vs DAL

17.) Haloti Ngata – BAL vs ARI

18.) Chris Long – STL vs NO

19.) Calais Campbell – ARI at BAL

20.) Ndamukong Suh – DET at DEN

21.) Andre Carter – NE at PIT

22.) Brian Robison – MIN at CAR

23.) James Hall – STL vs NO

24.) Jabaal Sheard – CLE at SF

25.) Cliff Avril – DET at DEN

26.) Cullen Jenkins – PHI vs DAL

27.) Darnell Dockett – ARI at BAL

28.) Ahtyba Rubin – CLE at SF

29.) J.J. Watt – HOU vs JAX

30.) Derrick Morgan – TEN vs IND

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