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Edge Dynasty IDP Rankings

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 offseason! Following the completion of the 2022 season, here are my updated top 28 edge dynasty IDP rankings.


Below are my 2023 edge dynasty IDP rankings based on what I know now. Due to injury or variability, I have notes for my top 28 players and some others. I didn’t try to project team changes, so all players are assumed to return to their 2022 teams. An asterisk (*) next to the player denotes a pending free agent.

Tier 1 Edge Dynasty IDP Rankings

Foundational players I want to roster at least one of:

 

1. Nick Bosa, Edge, San Francisco

In his three healthy seasons, Bosa has posted at least 75 total pressures (sacks, hits, hurries), the only player who can claim that.

2. Micah Parsons, Edge, Dallas Cowboys

The dude is a monster, averaging a pressure every five rushes. Now, if Dallas would stop having him drop into coverage…

3. Myles Garrett, Edge, Cleveland Browns

Garrett is top 11 in pressure in his four seasons with 750 or more total snaps played.

4. T.J. Watt, Edge, Pittsburgh Steelers

Only this low due to health concerns, as his snaps have trended down every year since 2019. Elite when on the field still.

5. Maxx Crosby, Edge, Las Vegas Raiders

Top three in total pressures each of the last two years and first in total pass-rushing snaps both years.

6. Aidan Hutchinson, Edge, Detroit Lions

There is a bit of projection here as the hurries and sacks are more like Tier 2 for me, but the motor and total pass rush snaps show growth potential for Tier 1 in my edge dynasty IDP rankings.

7. Joey Bosa, Edge, Los Angeles Chargers

Seems to alternate healthy and injured years, so expect a 2023 bounce-back campaign.

 

Tier 2 Edge Dynasty IDP Rankings

Elite players who I’d love as my second edge, or have multiple if I have no Tier 1 guys:

 

8. Brian Burns, Edge, Carolina Panthers

2022 was his first year as a top 10 guy in total pressures, could leap into Tier 1 with another strong year.

9. Danielle Hunter, Edge, Minnesota Vikings

Another guy with a strong 2022 seems to be back to a low-end Edge1 but not quite to his pre-injury level.

10. Kayvon Thibodeaux, Edge, New York Giants

He’s a little hot and cold, but if locked in like Week 12 (nine pressures), production will follow. Likely a future Tier 1 player.

11. Josh Allen, Edge, Jacksonville Jaguars

He is still trending up, but I would like not to see a stretch of two months without a sack before trusting him in my top-edge spot on a roster. Still, other players within one pressure all double to triple (13 to 18) his sack total (6).

12. Chase Young, Edge, Washington Commanders

One of the hardest players to place. Year four will be huge. If you believe in the talent, 2023 could be a huge bounce-back. If not, this could be the last chance to sell for this level of return.

13. Trey Hendrickson, Edge, Cinncinati Bengals

Hendrickson is another hard-to-place player. He seemed to quietly total nine sacks on just 384 pass-rush snaps. He leads all players in pressures below 400 such snaps and staying healthy likely catapults him into the top tier again.

14. Jaelen Phillips, Edge, Miami Dolphins

This might be the last time to buy Phillips this cheap. Only player per PFF with 70 pressures but single-digit sacks. Wouldn’t be shocked to see a 15-sack breakout in 2023. People only tracking sacks will think he regressed. Buy him now before he shoots up consensus edge dynasty IDP rankings.

15. Haason Reddick, Edge, Philadelphia Eagles

Reddick might be my first sell, but only to people who see him as Tier 1. Reddick tied Josh Allen in pressures but TRIPLED his sack total. Sacks can be fluky, so we might be able to turn him into a Tier 1 guy or another Tier 2 guy.

16. Uchenna Nwosu, Edge, Seattle Seahawks

What a breakout for Nwosu, doubling his previous career high with 10 sacks in 2022. Get him another player along the line to fear, and watch out in 2023.

17. Montez Sweat, Edge, Washington Commanders

Sweat is a solid buy for me. His stats aren’t far off like Haason Reddick, and he was top three in QB hits. Imagine if he had his running mate healthy again in 2023.

18. Za’Darius Smith, Edge, Minnesota Vikings

Older but still elite, Smith tallied the fourth-most total pressures and finished second in hurries. If you are looking for Edge help on a contending roster, this guy and the next are my top targets.

19. Matt Judon, Edge, New England Patriots

Judon checks in below Smith despite beating him 17 to 10 in sacks. Another older edge, he’s a likely sell for me off the high-end production. For the second year in a row, a monster first half was followed by a dud finishing stretch (12 of 14 and 14 of 17 sacks came before Week 12).

 

Tier 3 Edge Dynasty IDP Rankings

These are great players who I’m fine with as my second edge or ecstatic as a third edge:

 

20. Sam Hubbard, Edge, Cincinnati Bengals

Hubbard may be at 20 here, but I’m much happier if he’s my third option. He’s been 17th and 24th in total pressures the last two years and hasn’t hit double-digit sacks in his career yet.

21. Bradley Chubb, Edge, Miami Dolphins

I’d rather have Chubb in my second edge spot than Hubbard, but as a bench player, I’m looking for someone I can count on more. What needs to happen to keep him healthy?

22. Alex Highsmith, Edge, Pittsburgh Steelers

Fifth-most sacks in 2022, but on just the 19th-most pressures. Solid player, but if it’s possible to sell him for someone with a better likelihood to sustain that do it. Sack regression coming in 2023.

23. Travon Walker, Edge, Jacksonville Jaguars

Walker is mainly here due to draft pedigree and potential for growth. If you believe in him, now is the time to buy because he has the athleticism to make a big year two leap.

24. Khalil Mack, Edge, Los Angeles Chargers

Khalil Mack had more total pressures in 2022 than Alex Highsmith and about half the sacks. I want a solid veteran who would be another guy from Tier 3 in my second edge spot. His best days are behind him, but that likely makes him cheaper than the ascending talent around him here.

25. Greg Rousseau, Edge, Buffalo Bills

As my favorite third-edge player from this group, Rousseau is a player I want badly on my IDP rosters. Maybe it’s some bias, but seeing him continue to grade highly in PFFs grading (14th-best edge), I’m excited to see what happens when he gets up to 450 pass-rush snaps (265 and 300 his first two years).

26. George Karlaftis, Edge, Kansas City Chiefs

Karlaftis only trails Hutchinson in pressures, but a missed tackle in nearly every three tries is not what you want to see. Tough to keep someone like that on the field full-time, and something to watch in 2023.

27. Josh Uche, Edge, New England Patriots

Josh Uche tied Khalil Mack in total pressures in 2022, despite playing just 60% of the pass rush snaps Mack did. He’s someone to take a risk on if his manager thinks the end-of-year run was a fluke. The sacks may be a little fluky, but PFF has him the 11th-highest in pass rush grading (87.8).

28. Josh Sweat, Edge, Philadelphia Eagles

Sweat is tough to peg, coming in with the eighth-most sacks but 39th-best in total pressures. He could easily drop to like five sacks in 2023, and for that reason is likely a sell if he’s not a starter for me.

Additional Depth Veterans

I’m excited to the roster but willing to move to get younger if not playing regularly:

 

Denico Autry, Edge, Tennessee Titans

Rashan Gary, Edge, Green Bay Packers

Gary is would be about 14th if not for the injury that likely lingers into 2023 and limits his effectiveness.

Carl Lawson, Edge, New York Jets

Hopefully, he’ll be better another year removed from injury.

Cameron Jordan, Edge, New Orleans Saints

Von Miller, Edge, Buffalo Bills

Robert Quinn, Edge, Philadelphia Eagles

Shaquil Barrett, Edge, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

30-year-old coming off a torn Achilles. Unlikely we see a return to full form.

Harold Landry, Edge, Tennessee Titans

Should be back from the ACL tear, but when will the explosiveness return?

Chandler Jones, Edge, Las Vegas Raiders

Leonard Floyd, Edge, Los Angeles Rams

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo*, Edge, Houston Texans

He’s such a question mark. Okoronkwo was a name I threw out a lot in my waiver column but he is someone to watch in the dynasty with a strong end to 2022.

 

Ascending Talent

I Don’t Want to have to play these guys weekly, but I love stashing on my bench:

 

Azeez Ojulari, Edge, New York Giants

Kwity Paye, Edge, Indianapolis Colts

Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, Edge, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

David Ojabo, Edge, Baltimore Ravens

Hopefully, with a full offseason, we can see what made him a likely first-rounder before getting hurt pre-draft.

Jermaine Johnson, Edge, New York Jets

James Houston, Edge, Detroit Lions

The dude balled out on the field, and I think that’ll matter more to Dan Campbell than draft pedigree. A sneaky stash

Baron Browning, Edge, Denver Broncos

Boye Mafe, Edge, Seattle Seahawks

Arnold Ebiketie, Edge, Atlanta Falcons

 

Thanks for checking out my edge dynasty IDP rankings, which is the first in the series of dynasty rankings I’ll publish over the next couple of weeks. Happy trading for Edge Dynasty IDP players! Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter to tell me what you love or yell at me that I’m an idiot!


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