Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: IDP Look At Defensive Backs

Defensive back can be a great area to strengthen your IDP group. Check out the top 40.

Defensive back is always the toughest position to rank for me every year. The scheme changes and shifts in the depth charts can make it difficult to see which players will flourish. This year is no different.

There are quite a few position battles at strong safety on teams that project to have productive safeties from an IDP standpoint, so it's certainly not far-fetched to think some gems will be unearthed on the waiver wire. Generally, I'm going to grab an elite safety once they start coming off the board. Linebackers seem deep enough where I'd feel comfortable waiting, but if you need to have two defensive backs, you might not want the first wave of the DB rush to pass you by.

As usual, there has to be value in selecting your DBs. I am never the first person to take a DB and as much as I love Kam Chancellor this year, if someone else agrees with me and wants to take him as the first DB, then good luck.

For more info on individual defensive players, check out my IDP post on defensive linemen from earlier on Sunday. There are a lot of weird formats out there covering defensive players. Ask me anything you want on Twitter @MikeSGallagher.

Defensive Back
1 Kam Chancellor
2 George Wilson
3 Eric Berry
4 Tyvon Branch
5 Roman Harper
6 Mark Barron
7 Morgan Burnett
8 Antoine Bethea
9 Eric Weddle
10 Pat Chung
11 Bernard Pollard
12 T.J. Ward
13 Antrel Rolle
14 Charles Woodson
15 Charles Tillman
16 Jason McCourty
17 Laron Landry
18 Jordan Babineaux
19 Quintin Mikell
20 DeAngelo Hall
21 Jairus Byrd
22 Dawan Landry
23 Earl Thomas
24 Charles Godfrey
25 Harrison Smith
26 Troy Polamalu
27 Antoine Winfield
28 Yeremiah Bell
29 Reggie Nelson
30 Cortland Finnegan
31 Patrick Peterson
32 Michael Griffin
33 Kenny Phillips
34 Lardarius Webb
35 Tom Zbikoski
36 Devin McCourty
37 Taylor Mays
38 Brandon Flowers
39 Donte Whitner
40 Adrian Wilson

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