IDP Consensus Rankings Analysis: Week 16
Every week, our own Jeff Ratcliffe, Ross Miles, Mike Woellert, and Eric Yeomans give you their rankings for each of the three IDP positions. In this column, I take a look at their ranks and discuss my thoughts on where they agree and disagree.
Find our complete list of rankings here.
Week 16 brings the drama of the Championship match-up for those who are fortunate enough to have made it. Here I will do my best to identify a few players that may be worth a second look to help you solidify your status as league champ.
While the No. 1 spot will come as no surprise (J.J. Watt), there are plenty of new names atop the defensive linemen rankings. Calais Campbell, Cameron Wake, Julius Peppers, and Brandon Graham complete the top 5. After being in the shadows of Trent Cole and Jason Babin for a while, Graham has stepped up and performed admirably.
Greg Hardy comes in at No. 6, ranking ahead of players such as Jason Pierre-Paul and Jared Allen. At the start of the season, it would’ve seemed absurd to think that Hardy would rank ahead of teammate Charles Johnson, let alone those two.
Muhammad Wilkerson has had himself a phenomenal season and his success should continue this week. The No. 21 ranked defensive linemen this week has compiled an impressive 51 solo tackles ad four sacks. This week he squares off against the Chargers, the second most generous team to opposing defensive ends.