IDP Player Projections With Joey The Tooth – The Beginning

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With @IDPGUYS building a new tool to cater to all IDP scoring setups, the next step is creating IDP player projections. Here I will break down the best at each position.


In my most recent article, I teased a new tool that IDPGUYS is in the midst of developing. Therefore, as one of the rankers for the website, the next step is to create data to go along with it.

Season projections are only as good as the data entered. So, when you enter your scoring settings into our IDP Scoring tool, the results are customized rankings based on your scoring.

When we rank, we use projections anyway – that is how we come up with rank positions.

When developing my IDP player projections, I factor in these situations:

  1. History and progression of the player.
  2. Did the player land in a new spot?
  3. Does the player have a new defensive coordinator or new defensive scheme?
  4. Has the team has added anybody through the draft or via free agency?
  5. The team’s offense, yes the team’s offense. If the team has a poor offense, this means that the defense will spend more time on the field.

Below, you will find out how my top 15 IDP player projections shake out at each position for 2020.

Linebackers IDP Player Projections

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  1. Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts: 154 Tackles (92 solo), 9 tackles for a loss, 5 sacks, 7 passes defended, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.
  2. Deion Jones, Atlanta Falcons: 139 Tackles (101 solo), 10 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, 11 passes defended, 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
  3. Joe Schobert, Jacksonville Jaguars: 148 Tackles (79 solo), 6 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 8 passes defended, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries
  4. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks: 147 Tackles (88 solo), 6 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 5 passes defended, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery.
  5. Roquan Smith, Chicago Bears: 129 Tackles (73 solo), 7 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, 3 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  6. Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo Bills: 122 Tackles (78 solo), 9 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 11 passes defended, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble.
  7. Cory Littleton, Las Vegas Raiders: 120 tackles (69 solo), 4 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 10 passes defended, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 3 fumble recoveries.
  8. Jaylon Smith, Dallas Cowboys: 130 Tackles (80 solo), 5 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, 3 passes defended and 2 forced fumbles.
  9. Blake Martinez, New York Giants: 141 Tackles (90 solo), 5 tackles for a loss, 1 pass defended and 1 forced fumble.
  10. Devin Bush, Pittsburgh Steelers: 123 Tackles (71 solo), 9 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 5 passes defended, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  11. T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers: 68 Tackles (59 solo) 15 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks, 6 passes defended, 6 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries.
  12. Zach Cunningham, Houston Texans: 130 Tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 3 passes defended and 2 fumble recoveries.
  13. Jordan Hicks, Arizona Cardinals: 124 Tackles (68 solo), 4 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 7 passes defended, 2 interceptions and a forced fumble.
  14. Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers: 115 Tackles (80 solo), 3 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 7 passes defended, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries.
  15. Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 110 Tackles (61 solo), 6 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 2 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Defensive Linemen IDP Player Projections

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  1. Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns: 51 Tackles (38 solo), 19 tackles for a loss, 16 sacks, 2 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  2. Joey Bosa,Los Angeles Chargers: 64 Tackles (50 solo), 16 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
  3. Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings: 57 Tackles (47 solo), 14 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, 1 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
  4. Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams: 45 Tackles (33 solo) 21 tackles for a loss, 13.5 sacks, 2 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  5. Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers: 58 Tackles (40 solo), 19 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks, 3 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
  6. Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars: 60 Tackles (41 solo), 18 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks and 3 forced fumbles.
  7. Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints: 51 Tackles (34 solo), 13 tackles for a loss, 10.5 sacks, 5 passes defended and 2 fumble recoveries.
  8. Sam Hubbard, Cincinnati Bengals: 72 Tackles (41 solo), 11 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks, 4 passes defended, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  9. Chase Young, Washington Football Team: 48 Tackles (33 solo), 14 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks, 4 passes defended, 4 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
  10. Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas Raiders: 44 tackles (34 solo), 15 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks, 3 passes defended and 3 forced fumbles.
  11. Dante Fowler Jr., Atlanta Falcons: 50 Tackles (38 solo), 12 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, 5 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  12. Yannick Ngakoue, Minnesota Vikings: 40 Tackles (29 solo), 11 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, 4 passes defended, 4 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  13. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans: 51 Tackles (39 solo), 7 tackles for a loss, 9 sacks, 5 passes defended, 4 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
  14. Frank Clark, Kansas City Chiefs: 40 Tackles (30 solo), 13 tackles for a loss, 7 sacks, 3 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  15. Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers: 69 Tackles (37 solo), 9 tackles for a loss, 7 sacks, 4 passes defended and 2 fumble recoveries.

Defensive Backs IDP Player Projections

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  1. Jamal Adams, Seattle Seahawks: 111 Tackles (84 solo), 11 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, 10 passes defended, 1 interception, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
  2. John Johnson III, Los Angeles Rams: 115 Tackles (75 solo), 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 9 passes defended, 3 interceptions, 1 forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  3. Jordan Poyer, Buffalo Bills: 104 Tackles (70 solo), 4 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 9 passes defended, 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
  4. Landon Collins, Washington Football Team: 121 Tackles (79 solo), 10 tackles for a loss, 4 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
  5. Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals: 128 Tackles (91 solo), 5 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 5 passes defended, 1 forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  6. Tracy Walker, Detroit Lions: 105 Tackles (85 solo), 7 tackles for a loss, 9 passes defended and 2 interceptions.
  7. Jessie Bates III, Cincinnati Bengals: 103 Tackles (71 solo), 11 passes defended, 3 interceptions and a forced fumble.
  8. Jeremy Chinn, Carolina Panthers: 111 Tackles (78 solo), 5 tackles for a loss, 6 passes defended, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  9. Justin Simmons, Denver Broncos: 101 Tackles (63 solo), 3 tackles for a loss, 16 passes defended, 3 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries.
  10. Kevin Byard, Tennessee Titans: 93 Tackles (61 solo), 4 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 13 passes defended, 4 interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  11. Jabrill Peppers, New York Giants: 102 Tackles (77 solo), 5 tackles for a loss, 6 passes defended, 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  12. Taylor Rapp, Los Angeles Rams: 104 Tackles (64 solo), 2 tackles for a loss, 8 passes defended, 1 interception, and 2 fumble recoveries.
  13. Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings: 97 Tackles (66 solo), 6 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 9 passes defended, 2 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries.
  14. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Steelers: 77 Tackles (51 solo), 2 tackles for a loss, 13 passes defended, 4 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  15. Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City Chiefs: 85 Tackles (70 solo), 4 tackles for a loss, 14 passes defended and 2 interceptions.

Summary

These are the values that will be used in our rankings tool for IDP player projections. When you input your scoring setup, it will sort the players accordingly based off of these numbers. I am in the midst of doing full player projections for the site so you can get a huge array of rankings to fit any scoring style.


To check out a great list of scoring setups check out my most recent article here. Check out all of my written work at dynastyfootballdigest.com and idpguys.org. Be sure to check out my new podcast well, The IDP Update.

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I am the content manager for IDPGUYS and have my own podcast The IDP Update with Joey The Tooth. If its not IDP, its not fantasy football.