Fantasy: 2011 Defensive Linemen Projections

| April 22, 2011

UPDATED: 9/1/2011

Players are sorted by rank based on the PFF IDP scoring system. Touchdowns, fumble recoveries, safeties, and blocked kicks are considered random (non-skilled) and are not projected.

Solo Tackles (Tks) – 1 pt
Assisted Tackles (Asst) – .5 pts
Sacks (Sks) – 4 pts
Tackles for a Loss (TL) – 3 pts
Interceptions (Int) – 6 pts
Pass Defensed (PD) – 1 pt
Forced Fumble (FF) – 4 pts

Please note that these projections assume a full 16 game season, and do not consider injury, risk/reward, or big plays.

Rk Player Team Pos Snaps Tks Asst Sks TL Int PD FF Pts
1 Trent Cole PHI DE 957 54 15 15 8 0 2 3 159
2 Justin Tuck NYG DE 867 50 17 14 8 0 5 3 157
3 Jared Allen MIN DE 956 42 11 13 6 1 5 3 140
4 Terrell Suggs BLT DE 1022 50 14 12 7 0 2 2 138
5 Julius Peppers CHI DE 952 41 10 11 4 1 7 5 134
6 Ndamukong Suh DET DT 998 45 14 11 8 0 3 2 131
7 Charles Johnson CAR DE 918 48 14 12 4 0 3 1 120
8 Robert Mathis IND DE 814 42 16 11 2 0 2 3 116
9 Calais Campbell ARZ DE 893 46 11 8 6 0 3 1 108
10 Jason Pierre-Paul NYG DE 724 36 11 9 5 0 4 2 108
11 Matt Shaughnessy OAK DE 817 42 9 10 6 0 1 1 107
12 Elvis Dumervil DEN DE 900 36 10 12 4 0 2 1 104
13 Kyle Williams BUF DT 903 48 16 6 7 0 1 0 104
14 Jason Babin PHI DE 765 38 14 8 6 0 1 2 103
15 Justin Smith SF DE 861 53 13 5 5 0 3 1 102
16 Chris Long SL DE 980 33 6 10 4 0 3 3 102
17 Brian Robison MIN DE 895 38 12 8 6 0 2 1 101
18 Mathias Kiwanuka NYG DE 714 44 14 5 6 0 1 3 100
19 Carlos Dunlap CIN DE 623 32 10 11 3 0 6 1 100
20 John Abraham ATL DE 675 32 5 11 5 0 1 1 99
21 Jason Jones TEN DE 711 30 4 9 7 0 2 1 95
22 Haloti Ngata BLT DT 886 44 13 6 5 0 4 0 95
23 Gerald McCoy TB DT 900 31 13 7 5 0 4 2 94
24 Ray Edwards ATL DE 779 33 10 9 5 0 2 1 94
25 Dwight Freeney IND DE 793 25 4 11 2 0 2 4 93
26 Christopher Clemons SEA DE 898 34 16 9 3 0 3 1 92
27 Cliff Avril DET DE 781 33 12 9 2 0 5 2 91
28 Robert Ayers DEN DE 858 40 9 7 4 0 2 1 90
29 Israel Idonije CHI DE 865 32 14 7 4 0 3 2 89
30 Will Smith NO DE 908 39 13 7 3 0 3 1 89
31 Kyle Vanden Bosch DET DE 868 40 14 5 4 0 1 2 89
32 Kendall Langford MIA DE 774 35 12 6 4 0 4 2 87
33 Aaron Kampman JAX DE 865 45 17 7 2 0 1 0 87
34 Derrick Morgan TEN DE 574 30 10 7 2 0 1 0 72
35 Lamarr Houston OAK DE 795 36 8 7 5 0 1 1 87
36 Richard Seymour OAK DT 773 39 14 5 5 0 2 1 86
37 Darnell Dockett ARZ DE 837 42 7 5 5 0 1 1 85
38 Michael D. Johnson CIN DE 623 30 11 9 2 0 3 1 83
39 Vince Wilfork NE DT 799 44 12 2 6 0 2 0 81
40 Tommy Kelly OAK DT 773 35 16 5 4 0 1 0 77
41 Osi Umenyiora NYG DE 612 26 9 7 4 0 1 2 77
42 Antonio Garay SD DT 581 38 12 5 4 0 1 0 76
43 Cameron Jordan NO DE 640 32 10 5 4 0 3 1 76
44 Glenn Dorsey KC DE 972 47 16 2 4 0 0 0 74
45 Kroy Biermann ATL DE 571 30 6 7 2 0 2 1 73
46 Tyson Jackson KC DE 795 33 10 4 5 0 1 1 72
47 Ahtyba Rubin CLV DT 769 50 20 2 2 0 2 0 72
48 Jabaal Sheard CLV DE 769 35 9 6 2 0 1 0 72
49 Marcell Dareus BUF DE 903 36 9 5 4 0 2 0 71
50 Adrian Clayborn TB DE 753 33 10 4 5 0 2 1 71
51 Jay Ratliff DAL DT 754 30 8 5 4 0 2 1 71
52 B.J. Raji GB DT 850 27 5 6 3 0 3 1 71
53 Tyson Alualu JAX DT 805 32 9 5 4 0 1 0 69
54 Sedrick Ellis NO DT 826 26 8 6 3 0 2 1 69
55 James Hall SL DE 639 29 4 6 1 0 1 2 68
56 Robert Quinn SL DE 767 29 5 5 3 0 2 1 67
57 Antwan Odom FA DE 766 29 8 7 2 0 2 0 67
58 J.J. Watt HOU DE 837 27 13 4 4 0 1 1 67
59 Mike DeVito NYJ DE 679 39 15 1 3 0 1 1 66
60 Sione Pouha NYJ DT 627 44 16 2 1 0 3 0 66
61 Jonathan Babineaux ATL DT 914 27 6 4 4 0 2 2 65
62 Jared Odrick MIA DE 774 29 6 5 3 0 2 1 65
63 Paul Soliai MIA DT 671 38 6 2 4 0 2 0 63
64 Fred Robbins SL DT 692 24 5 4 4 0 4 1 63
65 Dan Williams ARZ DT 669 39 13 1 3 0 3 0 62
66 Ryan Pickett GB DE 674 39 7 3 3 0 1 0 62
67 Chris Canty NYG DT 734 29 15 2 3 0 4 1 61
68 Barry Cofield WAS DT 656 28 11 3 3 0 3 1 61
69 Marcus Spears DAL DE 680 30 10 3 3 0 1 1 61
70 Brett Keisel PIT DE 744 30 15 3 1 0 3 1 60
71 Aubrayo Franklin NO DT 619 40 9 1 2 0 2 0 59
72 Brodrick Bunkley DEN DT 590 34 11 2 4 0 2 0 59
73 Albert Haynesworth NE DT 461 22 7 5 5 0 1 0 59
74 Antonio Dixon PHI DT 585 34 11 2 4 0 2 0 58
75 Dwan Edwards BUF DE 903 38 14 1 2 0 1 1 58
76 Jeremy Mincey JAX DE 654 27 7 4 3 0 3 0 58
77 Darryl Tapp PHI DE 404 21 2 4 3 0 3 2 58
78 Da’Quan Bowers TB DE 575 23 6 5 3 0 1 1 58
79 Alex Brown FA DE 585 29 9 3 3 0 2 1 59
80 Adam Carriker WAS DE 635 24 13 3 3 0 1 1 57
81 Brandon Mebane SEA DT 808 37 9 1 3 0 2 0 56
82 Terrence Cody BLT DT 521 26 8 4 3 0 2 0 56
83 Stylez White FA DE 553 22 6 4 3 0 1 1 56
84 Wallace Gilberry KC DE 607 20 3 5 3 0 1 1 56
85 Muhammad Wilkerson NYJ DE 627 31 13 2 2 0 2 1 55
86 Terrance Knighton JAX DT 805 25 9 3 3 0 3 0 55
87 Tony Brown FA DT 585 19 9 4 5 0 1 1 55
88 Corey Williams DET DT 705 23 10 2 4 0 4 1 54
89 Shaun Cody HOU DT 628 30 18 1 3 0 1 0 54
90 Jayme Mitchell CLV DE 747 30 9 3 2 0 1 0 54
91 Shaun Ellis NE DE 615 22 9 4 2 0 1 1 54
92 Justin Harrell FA DE 638 32 6 3 3 0 1 0 54
93 Phil Taylor CLV DT 659 33 12 2 2 0 1 0 53
94 Cory Redding BLT DE 573 22 6 3 4 0 3 0 53
95 Shaun Smith TEN DT 631 21 3 4 3 0 1 1 53
96 Everette Brown CAR DE 743 26 5 4 2 0 2 0 52
97 Nick Hayden CAR DT 743 26 7 2 4 0 1 0 52
98 Cullen Jenkins PHI DT 691 19 7 6 1 0 1 0 51
99 Corey Liuget SD DE 687 27 11 2 3 0 1 0 51
100 Domata Peko CIN DT 643 27 12 1 4 0 1 0 51
101 Randy Starks MIA DE 516 21 5 4 2 0 3 1 51
102 Kevin Vickerson DEN DT 590 30 9 2 1 0 2 1 50
103 Mike Wright NE DE 666 23 7 5 1 0 1 0 50
104 Anthony Adams CHI DT 541 26 4 2 4 0 1 1 49
105 Ricky Jean-Francois SF DT 607 30 9 1 2 0 2 0 49
106 Red Bryant SEA DE 561 21 10 3 2 0 2 1 49
107 Brandon Graham PHI DE 425 13 3 5 3 0 1 2 48
108 Kenrick Ellis NYJ DT 522 31 10 2 1 0 2 0 48
109 Juqua Parker PHI DE 478 18 2 5 2 0 1 0 47
110 Linval Joseph NYG DT 561 22 11 2 2 0 3 1 47
111 Aaron Smith PIT DE 703 27 7 3 1 0 1 0 46
112 Antonio Smith HOU DE 753 20 8 3 2 0 1 1 46
113 Robert Geathers CIN DE 778 23 9 3 1 0 1 1 46
114 Fili Moala IND DT 557 27 7 1 4 0 1 0 46
115 Derrick Harvey DEN DE 482 24 5 3 2 0 0 0 46
116 Tony McDaniel MIA DE 465 19 5 4 2 0 2 0 46
117 Earl Mitchell HOU DT 523 25 15 1 3 0 1 0 45
118 Cam Thomas SD DT 370 20 7 3 3 0 1 0 44
119 Greg Hardy CAR DE 546 25 7 3 2 0 1 0 44
120 Lawrence Jackson DET DE 380 19 7 4 1 0 1 1 44
121 Alan Branch SEA DE 449 20 5 3 3 0 0 0 44
122 Christian Ballard MIN DE 508 23 4 2 3 0 2 0 44
123 Corey Peters ATL DT 623 27 6 1 2 0 1 0 44
124 Roy Miller TB DT 523 29 10 1 2 0 1 0 43
125 Alex Carrington BUF DE 528 21 5 3 3 0 1 0 43
126 Marvin Austin NYG DT 459 20 9 2 2 0 2 0 43
127 Jimmy Kennedy FA DT 638 26 4 1 3 0 3 0 43
128 Junior Siavii SEA DT 583 32 9 0 2 0 1 0 43
129 Luis Castillo SD DE 687 22 7 3 2 0 0 0 43
130 Andre Carter NE DE 512 16 10 3 3 0 1 1 43
131 Kelly Gregg KC DT 552 24 12 2 2 0 1 0 43
132 Sione Fua CAR DT 601 21 5 2 4 0 1 0 42
133 Kevin Williams MIN DT 529 16 4 2 3 0 4 1 42
134 Ropati Pitoitua NYJ DE 470 24 9 1 1 0 1 0 41
135 Justin Bannan SL DT 479 28 7 1 1 0 1 0 41
136 Stephen Bowen WAS DE 582 20 4 2 3 0 1 0 41
137 Geno Atkins CIN DT 519 22 9 1 3 0 1 0 41
138 SenDerrick Marks TEN DT 551 28 6 1 1 0 1 1 41
139 Remi Ayodele MIN DT 610 20 9 1 2 0 1 1 41
140 Mike Patterson PHI DT 446 26 8 1 1 0 1 0 40
141 Tommie Harris IND DT 557 28 7 1 2 0 0 0 40
142 Jacob Ford TEN DE 367 15 6 4 2 0 0 0 40
143 Spencer Johnson BUF DE 385 21 5 2 2 0 2 0 40
144 Colin Cole SEA DT 505 28 8 1 2 0 1 0 39
145 Igor Olshansky DAL DE 576 23 8 2 1 0 1 0 39
146 Arthur Jones BLT DE 573 25 13 1 1 0 1 0 38
147 David Carter ARZ DT 390 18 5 2 2 0 0 0 38
148 Austen Lane JAX DE 402 20 4 2 2 0 0 0 38
149 Matt Toeaina CHI DT 703 21 8 2 1 0 2 0 38
150 Vonnie Holliday ARZ DE 424 16 8 2 2 0 1 0 38

Comments (3)

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  1. mgaughan says:

    Is there a reason why these DLs are not listed?

    Terrell Suggs, DL, BAL
    Jason Babin, DL, TEN

    Thanks!

    Mike.

  2. Suggs is an OLB, and the paragraph before the projections applies to Babin

  3. mgaughan says:

    Thanks Jeff.I will look at you other list.