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Fantasy Football 2012 Rankings, Week 2: IDP, Linebackers, DBs and DLs

It's time to discuss some IDP for Week 2. We go over some guys that gained value and rank all the players.


Welcome back, I.D. People. Week 1 had a ton of breakouts and let's take a quick second to go over the guys that weren't drafted in most leagues.

Chandler Jones- Of course I'm going to start with a guy I've been pimpin' all summer. Jones got 89 percent of the snaps and he's a very good bet to be a DL1. He is going to go off this week against Arizona.

Cameron Jordan- Jordan busted out in a big way with 11 tackles. The Skins ran it a ton of times, so this was a product of the great matchup. That said, he was on the field a ton and he should be a serviceable DL2 with the upside to be a DL1.

Stephen Nichols- The Falcons didn't line up in their base defense much, so Nichols was in the middle of the action on numerous snaps. He racked up 12 tackles in a friendly matchup. He probably won't get that many again, but the snaps look like they'll be there. He should be a low-end LB3 on the year.

A.J. Hawk- Hawk as a busy man and had more tackles than anyone on Sunday with his 14. Yes, he was handed a prettier matchup than Brady Quinn's sister, but he should be able to flirt with LB2 value. We'll know more tonight against the Bears.

Wesley Woodyard- Woody has gone off before with D.J. Williams out of the lineup in previous years and he did just that with 14 tackles and a sack. He gets a ton of snaps and Denver's front four allows a lot of backs to get to the second level. He will likely have a quiet week in a bad matchup here, so I wouldn't pick him up this week (if he's still available).

T.J. Ward- Another guy that I'm a fan of started off hot with eight tackles and 1.5 sacks. The ineptitude of the Browns O will keep their D on the field quite a bit. Ward has huge upside.

Based on some of my Twitter mentions (@MikeSGallagher), a lot of you guys are playing in some shallow leagues. If you're not sure to pick up, send me a tweet with your format and who you're considering and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Here we go:

Linebacker Defensive Back Defensive Lineman
1 James Laurinaitis Eric Berry Jason Pierre-Paul
2 Derrick Johnson George Wilson Jared Allen
3 Sean Lee Kam Chancellor Mario Williams
4 Stephen Tulloch Tyvon Branch Chandler Jones
5 D'Qwell Jackson Bernard Pollard Cameron Wake
6 Daryl Washington Mark Barron Trent Cole
7 Donald Butler Roman Harper Justin Tuck
8 Karlos Dansby Antoine Bethea Chris Clemons
9 Patrick Willis Morgan Burnett Kamerion Wimbley
10 Navorro Bowman Jason McCourty Cliff Avril
11 Jerod Mayo Charles Tillman Julius Peppers
12 Paul Posluzny Eric Weddle Chris Long
13 London Fletcher Jairus Byrd J.J. Watt
14 Chad Greenway Pat Chung Charles Johnson
15 Curtis Lofton T.J. Ward Calais Campbell
16 D.J. Smith Dawan Landry Jabaal Sheard
17 Ray Lewis Antrel Rolle Jason Babin
18 DeMeco Ryans Quintin Mikell Robert Quinn
19 Sean Weatherspoon LaRon Landry Haloti Ngata
20 A.J. Hawk Alterraun Verner Adrian Clayborn
21 DeMarcus Ware DeAngelo Hall Matt Shaugnessy
22 Rolando McClain Yeremiah Bell Cameron Jordan
23 Perry Riley Lardarius Webb Brian Robison
24 Brian Cushing Charles Godfrey Osi Umenyiora
25 Jerrell Freeman Troy Polamalu Justin Smith
26 Stephen Nichols Antoine Winfield Ndamukong Suh
27 Wesley Woodyard Devin McCourty Marcell Dareus
28 Kelvin Sheppard Tim Jennings Robert Quinn
29 David Harris Dashon Goldson John Abraham
30 Nick Barnett William Moore Jeremy Mincey