Fantasy Football Draft Rankings (2018)

Consensus of 18 Experts (23 available) -
Rank WSID Defensive Players (Team) PosBye Best Worst Avg Std Dev
Tier 1 
1 Bobby WagnerB. Wagner SEA LB1 7 1 7 1.8 1.3
2 C.J. MosleyC. Mosley BAL LB2 10 1 6 2.9 0.8
3 Luke KuechlyL. Kuechly CAR LB3 4 1 10 3.0 1.5
4 Deion JonesD. Jones ATL LB4 8 1 18 5.3 3.3
5 Telvin SmithT. Smith JAC LB5 9 4 16 6.1 2.5
6 Joey BosaJ. Bosa LAC DE1 8 2 156 6.9 2.4
7 Kwon AlexanderK. Alexander TB LB6 5 4 19 7.9 2.9
8 Landon CollinsL. Collins NYG S1 9 6 15 9.4 1.8
9 Zach BrownZ. Brown WAS LB7 4 1 44 9.9 5.6
Tier 2 
10 Reshad JonesR. Jones MIA S2 11 5 48 11.3 5.0
11 Blake MartinezB. Martinez GB LB8 7 4 45 13.8 7.3
12 Keanu NealK. Neal ATL S3 8 7 26 14.5 3.9
13 Sean LeeS. Lee DAL LB9 8 7 67 15.2 6.2
14 Christian KirkseyC. Kirksey CLE LB10 11 8 46 15.6 3.5
15 J.J. WattJ. Watt HOU DE2 10 5 239 16.1 2.9
16 Lavonte DavidL. David TB LB11 5 9 42 18.4 4.3
17 Alec OgletreeA. Ogletree NYG LB12 9 11 32 18.9 4.7
18 Calais CampbellC. Campbell JAC DE3 9 7 198 19.9 5.3
19 Khalil MackK. Mack CHI LB13 5 1 112 21.6 21.1
20 Cameron JordanC. Jordan NO DE4 6 9 178 23.0 8.7
21 Melvin IngramM. Ingram LAC DE5 8 18 251 24.3 8.9
22 Mark BarronM. Barron LAR LB14 12 5 43 25.0 6.1
23 Aaron DonaldA. Donald LAR DT1 12 18 249 27.4 6.3
Tier 3 
24 Eric KendricksE. Kendricks MIN LB15 10 12 55 28.8 8.2
25 Everson GriffenE. Griffen MIN DE6 10 20 244 31.4 12.0
26 Danielle HunterD. Hunter MIN DE7 10 13 254 31.7 6.1
27 Jason Pierre-PaulJ. Pierre-Paul TB DE8 5 9 217 32.0 12.2
28 Myles GarrettM. Garrett CLE DE9 11 18 316 32.0 7.5
29 Demarcus LawrenceD. Lawrence DAL DE10 8 16 224 32.8 19.8
30 Harrison SmithH. Smith MIN S4 10 12 53 33.7 6.6
31 Jarrad DavisJ. Davis DET LB16 6 23 58 33.7 6.3
32 Deone BucannonD. Bucannon ARI LB17 9 20 67 35.4 9.9
33 Chandler JonesC. Jones ARI DT2 9 6 130 27.9 16.4
34 Ezekiel AnsahE. Ansah DET DE11 6 29 214 41.4 10.6
35 Jordan PoyerJ. Poyer BUF S5 11 23 85 45.6 11.0
36 Roquan SmithR. Smith CHI LB18 5 12 564 39.7 18.8
37 Danny TrevathanD. Trevathan CHI LB19 5 9 84 49.2 13.8
38 Brandon GrahamB. Graham PHI DE12 9 31 240 49.4 15.9
39 Myles JackM. Jack JAC LB20 9 19 58 41.6 9.4
Tier 4 
40 Kevin ByardK. Byard TEN S6 8 9 76 46.1 11.4
41 Trey FlowersT. Flowers NE DE13 11 25 149 40.2 12.5
42 Budda BakerB. Baker ARI S7 9 21 87 40.3 5.4
43 Jamal AdamsJ. Adams NYJ S8 11 38 123 50.7 8.5
44 Demario DavisD. Davis NO LB21 6 18 67 44.0 11.6
45 Wesley WoodyardW. Woodyard TEN LB22 8 14 74 44.5 9.9
46 Benardrick McKinneyB. McKinney HOU LB23 10 31 89 55.5 14.0
47 Carlos DunlapC. Dunlap CIN DE14 9 17 317 47.3 10.0
48 Hasean Clinton-DixH. Clinton-Dix WAS S9 4 40 82 56.4 8.3
49 Vince WilliamsV. Williams PIT LB24 7 38 81 56.5 10.3
50 Reuben FosterR. Foster WAS LB25 4 11 97 48.1 17.7
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51 Tremaine EdmundsT. Edmunds BUF LB26 11 15 171 40.8 19.4
52 Micah HydeM. Hyde BUF S10 11 40 80 51.7 8.0
53 Anthony HitchensA. Hitchens KC LB27 12 11 86 53.2 11.2
54 Barry ChurchB. Church FA S11 36 116 57.7 11.9
55 Morgan BurnettM. Burnett PIT S12 7 35 98 58.3 9.8
56 Avery WilliamsonA. Williamson NYJ LB28 11 31 121 59.4 16.4
57 Joe SchobertJ. Schobert CLE LB29 11 18 82 51.1 15.1
58 K.J. WrightK. Wright SEA LB30 7 17 477 61.3 15.5
59 Sean DavisS. Davis PIT S13 7 11 90 62.7 9.0
60 Jadeveon ClowneyJ. Clowney HOU DE15 10 27 242 45.6 13.7
61 Kiko AlonsoK. Alonso MIA LB31 11 27 77 57.1 8.3
62 Adrian AmosA. Amos CHI S14 5 28 92 65.9 11.4
63 Tyrann MathieuT. Mathieu HOU S15 10 30 100 68.7 15.4
64 Karl JosephK. Joseph OAK S16 7 33 103 59.4 22.9
65 Yannick NgakoueY. Ngakoue JAC DE16 9 32 368 61.3 10.7
Tier 5 
66 DeForest BucknerD. Buckner SF DT3 11 31 266 52.8 8.1
67 Cameron HeywardC. Heyward PIT DE17 7 28 241 66.1 6.8
68 Jaquiski TarttJ. Tartt SF S17 11 40 128 67.5 11.3
69 Tony JeffersonT. Jefferson BAL S18 10 32 153 67.8 23.6
70 Von MillerV. Miller DEN LB32 10 35 185 73.5 10.3
71 Eric WeddleE. Weddle BAL S19 10 39 140 81.6 14.9
72 Eric BerryE. Berry KC S20 12 48 107 85.2 11.1
73 Zach CunninghamZ. Cunningham HOU LB33 10 29 141 68.5 16.2
74 Tahir WhiteheadT. Whitehead OAK LB34 7 30 92 68.5 10.1
75 Justin EvansJ. Evans TB S21 5 57 106 80.4 13.8
76 Bradley McDougaldB. McDougald SEA S22 7 43 93 65.6 11.6
77 Bruce IrvinB. Irvin ATL DT4 8 37 233 76.9 16.7
78 Muhammad WilkersonM. Wilkerson GB DE18 7 32 268 79.4 15.3
79 Darron LeeD. Lee NYJ LB35 11 46 90 72.3 9.6
80 Frank ClarkF. Clark SEA DE19 7 34 345 74.5 13.1
81 Preston BrownP. Brown CIN LB36 9 40 95 64.4 11.1
82 Jatavis BrownJ. Brown LAC LB37 8 45 84 67.3 7.9
83 Vic BeasleyV. Beasley ATL DT5 8 66 236 79.7 7.6
84 Mario AddisonM. Addison CAR DE20 4 62 243 81.2 9.8
85 Jamie CollinsJ. Collins CLE LB38 11 47 138 84.1 20.7
86 Markus GoldenM. Golden ARI DE21 9 36 234 74.3 6.6
87 Josh JonesJ. Jones GB S23 7 56 259 84.8 13.6
88 Brandon MarshallB. Marshall DEN LB39 10 30 100 75.7 12.0
89 John JohnsonJ. Johnson LAR S24 12 17 96 72.1 10.5
90 Raekwon McMillanR. McMillan MIA LB40 11 27 193 75.1 17.8
91 Leonard WilliamsL. Williams NYJ DE22 11 33 314 86.7 7.7
92 Ndamukong SuhN. Suh LAR DT6 12 38 305 86.9 7.5
93 Olivier VernonO. Vernon NYG LB41 9 45 300 64.7 19.5
94 Marshon LattimoreM. Lattimore NO CB1 6 57 100 91.3 7.3
95 Derwin JamesD. James LAC S25 8 48 701 83.3 14.9
96 Akiem HicksA. Hicks CHI DE23 5 64 209 84.1 17.7
Tier 6 
97 Vontaze BurfictV. Burfict CIN LB42 9 51 230 77.1 14.7
98 Jabaal SheardJ. Sheard IND DE24 9 38 211 90.5 23.4
99 Kenny VaccaroK. Vaccaro TEN S26 8 58 135 77.2 12.1
100 Kurt ColemanK. Coleman NO S27 6 51 100 91.7 5.7
101 Kyle Van NoyK. Van NE LB43 11 51 120 78.0 12.0
102 Rashaan EvansR. Evans TEN LB44 8 41 552 87.8 18.9
103 Fletcher CoxF. Cox PHI DT7 9 42 363 92.2 8.0
104 Lamarcus JoynerL. Joyner LAR S28 12 59 106 76.4 18.2
105 Ronald DarbyR. Darby PHI CB2 9 37 99 81.6 10.5
106 Devin McCourtyD. McCourty NE S29 11 52 112 83.2 24.4
107 Denzel PerrymanD. Perryman LAC LB45 8 51 109 84.0 19.3
108 Reggie RaglandR. Ragland KC LB46 12 34 141 86.2 37.0
109 Darius LeonardD. Leonard IND LB47 9 65 161 86.8 22.9
110 Jurrell CaseyJ. Casey TEN DT8 8 85 204 102.7 24.3
111 Jaylon SmithJ. Smith DAL LB48 8 58 137 89.0 24.4
112 Glover QuinG. Quin DET S30 6 67 147 89.6 21.2
113 Kawann ShortK. Short CAR DT9 4 60 299 89.8 18.5
114 Malcolm JenkinsM. Jenkins PHI S31 9 59 148 92.8 24.8
115 Jahleel AddaeJ. Addae LAC S32 8 45 115 93.6 14.7
116 Jerry HughesJ. Hughes BUF DE25 11 41 330 124.8 104.0
117 Jordan HicksJ. Hicks PHI LB49 9 48 91 74.5 16.7
118 Geno AtkinsG. Atkins CIN DT10 9 80 311 97.2 17.2
119 James BradberryJ. Bradberry CAR CB3 4 33 98 78.3 26.4
120 Mason FosterM. Foster WAS LB50 4 63 97 81.0 15.2
121 Nick VigilN. Vigil CIN LB51 9 51 105 81.3 20.5
122 Malcolm SmithM. Smith SF LB52 11 65 208 103.2 31.8
123 Tre'Davious WhiteT. White BUF CB4 11 76 143 104.8 22.5
124 Haason ReddickH. Reddick ARI LB53 9 51 445 159.8 144.1
125 Leighton Vander EschL. Vander DAL LB54 8 29 610 200.0 238.0
126 Michael BennettM. Bennett PHI DE26 9 37 478 170.0 180.4
127 Cameron WakeC. Wake MIA DE27 11 33 324 132.3 115.2
128 Kyle FullerK. Fuller CHI CB5 5 31 96 72.7 29.5
Tier 7 
129 Vonn BellV. Bell NO S33 6 79 399 162.6 120.8
130 De'Vondre CampbellD. Campbell ATL LB55 8 60 140 104.3 28.9
131 Robert QuinnR. Quinn MIA DE28 11 25 369 152.3 130.9
132 Skai MooreS. Moore IND LB56 9 62 565 202.3 209.8
133 Earl ThomasE. Thomas SEA S34 7 54 110 82.7 22.9
134 Logan RyanL. Ryan TEN CB6 8 57 111 84.0 22.0
135 Nigel BradhamN. Bradham PHI LB57 9 64 101 86.7 16.2
136 Jon BosticJ. Bostic PIT LB58 7 24 176 91.0 63.3
137 Justin HoustonJ. Houston KC LB59 12 53 164 114.5 40.7
138 Navorro BowmanN. Bowman FA LB60 79 119 93.7 18.0
139 Antonio MorrisonA. Morrison GB LB61 7 73 428 178.0 146.2
140 Chris ConteC. Conte TB S35 5 44 152 97.7 44.1
141 Terrance MitchellT. Mitchell CLE CB7 11 29 94 61.5 32.5
142 A.J. BouyeA. Bouye JAC CB8 9 72 138 100.7 27.6
143 Matt MilanoM. Milano BUF LB62 11 47 197 125.0 59.2
144 Derek BarnettD. Barnett PHI DE29 9 95 304 156.5 85.8
145 Jalen RamseyJ. Ramsey JAC CB9 9 87 144 109.0 25.0
146 Andrew SendejoA. Sendejo MIN S36 10 42 114 78.0 36.0
147 Damon HarrisonD. Harrison DET DT11 6 79 248 136.0 79.2
148 Darius SlayD. Slay DET CB10 6 53 110 81.5 28.5
149 T.J. McDonaldT. McDonald MIA S37 11 58 105 81.5 23.5
150 Patrick ChungP. Chung NE S38 11 74 90 82.0 8.0
151 D.J. SwearingerD. Swearinger WAS S39 4 86 151 115.0 27.0
152 Ryan KerriganR. Kerrigan WAS LB63 4 52 263 144.3 88.1
153 Nazair JonesN. Jones SEA DT12 7 81 401 190.7 148.8
154 Keith TandyK. Tandy FA S40 54 121 87.5 33.5
155 Tavon WilsonT. Wilson DET S41 6 61 267 150.7 86.2
156 Anthony BarrA. Barr MIN LB64 10 101 145 122.0 18.0
157 Jeff HeathJ. Heath DAL S42 8 76 154 122.3 33.5
158 Gerald McCoyG. McCoy TB DT13 5 64 310 167.3 104.2
159 Whitney MercilusW. Mercilus HOU LB65 10 61 257 151.3 80.7
160 Manti Te'oM. Te'o NO LB66 6 49 154 101.5 52.5
161 Marcus MayeM. Maye NYJ S43 11 114 146 127.7 13.5
162 Adoree' JacksonA. Jackson TEN CB11 8 93 396 196.0 119.0
163 Josh BynesJ. Bynes ARI LB67 9 72 142 107.0 35.0
164 Daniel SorensenD. Sorensen KC S44 12 43 329 186.0 143.0
165 Thomas DavisT. Davis CAR LB68 4 100 223 149.3 53.1
166 Cory LittletonC. Littleton LAR LB69 12 98 131 114.5 16.5
Tier 8 
167 Derrick JohnsonD. Johnson FA LB70 83 168 137.0 38.3
168 Dont'a HightowerD. Hightower NE LB71 11 59 296 176.3 96.8
169 Solomon ThomasS. Thomas SF DE30 11 106 364 200.3 116.2
170 Antoine BetheaA. Bethea ARI S45 9 94 165 139.0 31.9
171 Fred WarnerF. Warner SF LB72 11 68 212 140.0 72.0
172 Marcus PetersM. Peters LAR CB12 12 97 150 123.5 26.5
173 Takkarist McKinleyT. McKinley ATL LB73 8 71 253 162.0 91.0
174 Sheldon RichardsonS. Richardson MIN DE31 10 78 347 200.0 111.2
175 Terrell EdmundsT. Edmunds PIT S46 7 81 664 372.5 291.5
176 Linval JosephL. Joseph MIN DT14 10 93 213 158.3 49.6
177 Vinny CurryV. Curry TB DE32 5 92 319 193.7 94.2
178 Malik JacksonM. Jackson JAC DT15 9 85 337 211.0 126.0
179 Tyler MatakevichT. Matakevich PIT LB74 7 87 467 277.0 190.0
180 Matthias FarleyM. Farley IND S47 9 92 222 157.0 65.0
181 Shaq ThompsonS. Thompson CAR LB75 4 118 191 156.0 29.9
182 Jabrill PeppersJ. Peppers CLE S48 11 121 187 156.3 27.1
183 Desmond KingD. King LAC CB13 8 117 262 182.3 60.1
184 Jalen MillsJ. Mills PHI S49 9 133 153 143.0 10.0
185 Mychal KendricksM. Kendricks SEA LB76 7 116 177 146.5 30.5
186 Craig RobertsonC. Robertson NO LB77 6 117 511 314.0 197.0
187 Casey HaywardC. Hayward LAC CB14 8 148 157 152.5 4.5
Tier 9 
188 Dante Fowler Jr.D. Fowler LAR DE33 12 139 525 332.0 193.0
189 Xavier RhodesX. Rhodes MIN CB15 10 163 166 164.5 1.5
190 Adrian PhillipsA. Phillips LAC S50 8 155 176 165.5 10.5
191 K'Waun WilliamsK. Williams SF CB16 11 164 202 183.0 19.0
192 Leonard FloydL. Floyd CHI LB78 5 166 196 181.0 15.0
193 Quandre DiggsQ. Diggs DET CB17 6 167 199 183.0 16.0
194 Malik HookerM. Hooker IND S51 9 171 237 204.0 33.0
195 Dee FordD. Ford KC LB79 12 172 327 249.5 77.5

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