Top 100 IDP rankings for the NFL playoffs

Need IDP rankings for your 2016 NFL playoffs fantasy football league? Our Jeff Ratcliffe breaks down his top 100.

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Top 100 IDP rankings for the NFL playoffs

Fantasy leagues for the NFL playoffs come in all shapes and sizes. In leagues with a traditional format where you draft just as you would in the regular season, ranking players poses a unique set of challenges. Unlike the regular season, single-elimination in the playoffs means players can’t be compared on even terrain. A pedestrian wide receiver who plays four games in the playoffs is more desirable than an elite player at the position who goes one-and-done.

For those in the one-percent of fantasy playoff leagues that use individual defensive players, this post is for you. Stay golden.

Keep that in mind with the following rankings. Superior players often don’t make for superior fantasy options in the playoffs. These rankings consider a wide range of outcomes, though players who are likely to play more games are weighted accordingly.


Top 100 IDP Playoffs Rankings
Rk Player Tm Pos Rk Player Tm Pos
1 Bobby Wagner SEA LB 51 DeAngelo Hall WAS CB
2 Luke Kuechly CAR LB 52 Mason Foster WAS LB
3 Derrick Johnson KC LB 53 Vincent Rey CIN LB
4 Jamie Collins NE LB 54 Jerraud Powers ARZ CB
5 K.J. Wright SEA LB 55 Patrick Chung NE S
6 Vontaze Burfict CIN LB 56 Rob Ninkovich NE DE
7 Deone Bucannon ARZ S 57 DeShawn Shead SEA S
8 Brandon Marshall DEN LB 58 Kurt Coleman CAR S
9 Kam Chancellor SEA S 59 Rashad Johnson ARZ S
10 Dont’a Hightower NE LB 60 Josh Mauga KC LB
11 Danny Trevathan DEN LB 61 Cameron Heyward PIT DE
12 Logan Ryan NE CB 62 Whitney Mercilus HST LB
13 Von Miller DEN LB 63 Dontari Poe KC DT
14 Justin Houston KC LB 64 Jerod Mayo NE LB
15 Ryan Shazier PIT LB 65 Sean Smith KC CB
16 Earl Thomas SEA S 66 Anthony Barr MIN LB
17 Lawrence Timmons PIT LB 67 Harrison Smith MIN S
18 Will Compton WAS LB 68 Casey Hayward GB CB
19 Malcolm Butler NE CB 69 Ryan Kerrigan WAS LB
20 Thomas Davis CAR LB 70 Perry Riley WAS LB
21 Calais Campbell ARZ DE 71 Sam Shields GB CB
22 Jake Ryan GB LB 72 Linval Joseph MIN DT
23 Will Allen PIT S 73 Dre Kirkpatrick CIN CB
24 T.J. Ward DEN S 74 Chris Harris DEN CB
25 Eric Berry KC S 75 Michael Mitchell PIT S
26 Richard Sherman SEA CB 76 Roman Harper CAR S
27 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix GB S 77 George Iloka CIN S
28 Michael Bennett SEA DE 78 Julius Peppers GB LB
29 J.J. Watt HST DE 79 Alex Okafor ARZ LB
30 Cliff Avril SEA DE 80 Jabaal Sheard NE DE
31 Chandler Jones NE DE 81 Shaq Barrett DEN LB
32 Tamba Hali KC LB 82 Benardrick McKinney HST LB
33 Devin McCourty NE S 83 Mike Daniels GB DE
34 Reggie Nelson CIN S 84 Darian Stewart DEN S
35 Marcus Peters KC CB 85 Kawann Short CAR DT
36 Eric Kendricks MIN LB 86 Patrick Peterson ARZ CB
37 Ron Parker KC S 87 Allen Bailey KC DE
38 Dashon Goldson WAS S 88 Jeremy Lane SEA CB
39 Carlos Dunlap CIN DE 89 James Harrison PIT LB
40 Kevin Minter ARZ LB 90 Tyvon Branch KC S
41 Brian Cushing HST LB 91 Charles Johnson CAR DE
42 DeMarcus Ware DEN LB 92 Johnathan Joseph HST CB
43 Bruce Irvin SEA LB 93 Geno Atkins CIN DT
44 Morgan Burnett GB S 94 Quintin Demps HST S
45 Leonard Johnson NE CB 95 Malik Jackson DEN DE
46 Adam Jones CIN CB 96 Antwon Blake PIT CB
47 Clay Matthews GB LB 97 Josh Norman CAR CB
48 Jaye Howard KC DT 98 Everson Griffen MIN DE
49 Tony Jefferson ARZ S 99 Aqib Talib DEN CB
50 Derek Wolfe DEN DE 100 Bashaud Breeland WAS CB


Jeff Ratcliffe is the Assistant Managing Editor and resident IDP maven and DFS junkie of PFF Fantasy.  

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is 2016's second-most-accurate ranker in the fantasy industry. Jeff also is the host of our show on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio and is one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

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