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May 27, 2012 posted by Paul Greco

2012 Fantasy Football Pre-Season IDP Rankings

2012 Fantasy Football Pre-Season IDP Rankings
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Patrick Willis, LB, San Francisco 49ers

As we prepare for the upcoming season, the Individual Defensive Players (IDP) format is becoming more popular among fantasy football owners.  Just as you do when you select offensive players, IDP score points, for the most part, for tackles, sacks, and interceptions.  In these types of leagues I tend to look for middle linebackers or outside linebackers. Many inexperienced owners will go after defensive lineman with star-powered names. If you follow suit, your defensive team will suck. Don’t fall into the trap, stay the course of looking for tackling machines who can get you five-to-eight sacks. Defensive lineman are like Patrick DiCaprio’s hair line, fading…

Make sure to check out the other positions : QB | RB | WR | TE | K |DEF | IDP

Here are our 2012 IDP Pre-Season Rankings.

RKName
1ILB Patrick Willis, SF
2DE Jason Pierre-Paul, NYG
3ILB DQwell Jackson, CLE
4ILB Desmond Bishop, GB
5DE Jared Allen, MIN
6ILB James Laurinaitis, STL
7ILB Derrick Johnson, KC
8ILB London Fletcher, WAS
9DE Trent Cole, PHI
10DE Mario Williams, BUF
11ILB Curtis Lofton, NO
12ILB Navorro Bowman, SF
12ILB Ray Lewis, BAL
14ILB Daryl Washington, ARI
15ILB Colin McCarthy, TEN
16OLB Sean Weatherspoon, ATL
17DE Justin Tuck, NYG
18DE Julius Peppers, CHI
19DE Jason Babin, PHI
20S Eric Berry, KC
21ILB Paul Posluszny, JAX
22ILB Karlos Dansby, MIA
23ILB Luke Kuechly, CAR
24ILB Stephen Tulloch, DET
25OLB Chad Greenway, MIN
26S George Wilson, BUF
27S Tyvon Branch, OAK
28ILB Sean Lee, DAL
29ILB Brian Cushing, HOU
29DE Calais Campbell, ARI
31S Morgan Burnett, GB
31CB Charles Tillman, CHI
33DE Charles Johnson, CAR
33ILB Lawrence Timmons, PIT
35OLB Pat Angerer, IND
36S Antoine Bethea, IND
36S Kam Chancellor, SEA
36S Bernard Pollard, BAL
39ILB Jon Beason, CAR
39DE Jabaal Sheard, CLE
41OLB Von Miller, DEN
42ILB Brian Urlacher, CHI
43DE Cliff Avril, DET
44DE Osi Umenyiora, NYG
45ILB Jerod Mayo, NE
45OLB DeMarcus Ware, DAL
47S Patrick Chung, NE
48S Roman Harper, NO
49CB Jason McCourty, TEN
50CB Charles Woodson, GB
51DE Justin Smith, SF
52DE Chris Long, STL
53DE Elvis Dumervil, DEN
54ILB David Hawthorne, NO
55ILB Nick Barnett, BUF
56OLB D.J. Williams, DEN
57S Earl Thomas, SEA
58S Eric Weddle, SD
59S Quintin Mikell, STL
59S T.J. Ward, CLE
59ILB Rolando McClain, OAK
62DE Chris Clemons, SEA
63OLB Lance Briggs, CHI
64ILB DeMeco Ryans, PHI
65S LaRon Landry, NYJ
66S Antrel Rolle, NYG
66OLB James Harrison, PIT
68DE J.J. Watt, HOU
69DE Carlos Dunlap, CIN
70OLB Bobby Wagner, SEA
71CB Devin McCourty, NE
72DT Haloti Ngata, BAL
72S Mark Barron, TB
74CB Cortland Finnegan, STL
75CB DeAngelo Hall, WAS
76DE Jeremy Mincey, JAX
76ILB Mason Foster, TB
78S Dawan Landry, JAX
79ILB David Harris, NYJ
80ILB Donald Butler, SD
81S Jairus Byrd, BUF
82ILB Perry Riley, WAS
82OLB Michael Boley, NYG
82S Adrian Wilson, ARI
85S Darian Stewart, STL

Paul finished the 2011-2012 Fantasy Football season as the #1 Weekly Rankings & Projections winner of the 411Fantasy Expert Challenge. He also finished 2nd in the FantasyPros.com Expert Draft Accuracy Challenge in 2011. Top 10 Finisher in the FSWA Fantasy Football Draft Projections. Paul is also apart of baseballs elite as a member of Tout Wars. You can follow me on Twitter @PaulGreco
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