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Kevin’s 2015 IDP RankingsTop-100 | DL | DB | LB

When planning the rankings release schedule, getting rid of the Kickers and DST rankings as fast as possible was a priority for me. They are just soooo the opposite of what you really need to care about, that even implementing a strategy seems like a waste. Trust me, that time and energy is better spent elsewhere. Like Redtube. Or volunteering at your local shelter. Both scholarly pursuits in my honest opinion. Regardless, DEF is still a category, and leaving it off the rankings would seem like a missing tooth. Pittsburgh knows what’s up.

Despite how irrelevant I think DST AND Kicker’s are, it’s still a position, and this being ‘rankings’ time, we must go forth and use a numerical system to place these defense’s in order. Take out your knives and let us argue over everything henceforth!

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It’s pretty much Seattle’s world (just like last year), and the other defenses are just living in it: And that world, I imagine, based on what has been shown during Seattle’s prime-time games, is just a 20 square-foot area where men in jumpsuits throw fish at each other and a Space Needle. That’s… about… it. The tiers are interesting, in that, you pretty much could just stream from leftovers and not suffer much. And while there really isn’t a scientific methodology here that I can draw upon, there’s plenty of tangible evidence that defense’s, in general, are a fickle thing to depend on. Injuries, personnel, and coaching can all contribute to a defense being dominant one year, to being a doorstop the next. And while it’s safe money that Seattle’s defense will be good, and that the top-10ish should be above average, everything else… seems like a crap-shoot.

We’re Going Streaming!: Honestly, don’t draft a defense until late, if at all. If you wanted the official Razzball strategy, it’s stream-stream-stream. You have to say it three times or else it doesn’t count. Target defenses that have play-making ability. A team like the Packers or Saints, who can be a bit porous, but is always looking for the interception and strip. Also keep in mind the opponent. If you don’t like the thought of rolling out a Jets defense, what if they are going against a Jaguars’ offense? Frankly, I’d start my grandmother against Jacksonville’s offense, and she’s been dead for twenty years.

Is There Anything Else I Should Know?: Eh, not really. Honestly, I’m going to copy and paste this from my kickers ranking, but the rule still applies here, which shows why these two cat’s really don’t deserve much of your time. Meow or later. (Sorry.)

I’d rather have:

Any of the top-25 Quarterbacks before I draft a DST.

Any of the top-65 Running Backs before I draft a DST.

Any of the top-75 Wide Receivers before I draft a DST.

Any of the top-20 Tight Ends before I draft a DST.

Also, act like you would around a dumpster fire in terms of the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team.


  1. Clint says:

    I’m sure you’ll get into this during the RB rankings but I’m hearing a TON of buzz on AP being a top RB again and am I wrong not to buy it? The guy’s over 30yo, has been away from football a year, and is returning to an offense with two guys that were not doing too bad in his stead and have a year in the new offense he never got. I’ve got him as a keeper option but even with the suspension, I can’t think of keeping him in a ppr league over Bell, can I? Think we’re going to keep up to 5 and I’ve got A-Rod, Le’Veon, Julio, Megatron, Hilton, AP, Russell Wilson, and Cobb to choose from. We start 1 QB, 1RB, 2 WR’s, R/W/T, and a QB Flex spot weekly.

    • Jay

      Jay says:

      @Clint: There’s just a lot of volatility at the top-5, not in that they aren’t talented, but because any one of those guys could end the year with top value. In a keeper league, I’d rather have Bell, but it’s not crazy to think AP could end the year as a top-3 back. Out of those guys, I think Wilson is the odd man out.

      • Clint says:

        Think I missed something here. We can only keep up to 5 so if I throw out Wilson & Cobb, that still leaves me the 6 to pick from of A-Rod, Bell, AP, Megatron, Julio, and/or Hilton? I liked Hilton before the draft but now I’m beginning to wonder if there’s too many mouths to feed up there to make him the overwhelming #1 WR in that offense & no longer keeper-worthy & should go w/AP instead?

        • Jay

          Jay says:

          @Clint: Ah, gotcha. It’s tough. To be honest, I think Luck will provide plenty of volume… but out of those names, he’d have to be the other one left out.

    • Fantasy with Dase or Days

      Fantasy with Dase or Days says:

      @Clint: Just take a look back at what Norv did when he had a stud RB when he was in San Diego. During his three years with LT, he averaged 21 touches a game (three catches per game). That’s a great news for AP owners especially in PPR formats.

      Even with his three game suspension to start the year, I still think you can view bell as a candidate for the top RB in PPR formats. Just make sure you go and lock up DeAngelo Williams for those first three games. He has been a top 24 RB type of effective when he gets starter touches out of backfield.

      I would your keepers as ARod and Wilson (start two QBs), then Julio, and Bell (I would want AP in redraft) and then it’s a coin flip between Calvin and AP (I would go Calvin).

  2. Drew B says:

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