Fantasy Football Draft Rankings (2018)

Consensus of 9 Experts -
Rank WSID Defensive Players (Team) PosBye Best Worst Avg Std Dev
Tier 1 
1 Luke KuechlyL. Kuechly CAR LB1 4 1 4 1.7 1.1
2 Bobby WagnerB. Wagner SEA LB2 7 1 8 2.7 1.9
3 C.J. MosleyC. Mosley BAL LB3 10 1 8 4.4 2.1
4 Telvin SmithT. Smith JAC LB4 9 4 11 5.3 2.4
5 Kwon AlexanderK. Alexander TB LB5 5 5 13 9.1 3.5
6 Sean LeeS. Lee DAL LB6 8 5 18 9.8 3.9
7 Landon CollinsL. Collins NYG S1 9 6 34 12.1 9.8
8 Joey BosaJ. Bosa LAC DE1 8 2 175 23.6 53.6
9 Deion JonesD. Jones ATL LB7 8 1 23 13.6 7.3
10 Alec OgletreeA. Ogletree NYG LB8 9 6 37 14.4 8.5
11 Keanu NealK. Neal ATL S2 8 11 25 15.7 3.6
Tier 2 
12 J.J. WattJ. Watt HOU DE2 10 5 298 40.8 91.0
13 Reshad JonesR. Jones MIA S3 11 13 27 18.3 4.4
14 Calais CampbellC. Campbell JAC DE3 9 10 202 33.1 59.7
15 Christian KirkseyC. Kirksey CLE LB9 11 12 26 19.9 4.0
16 Jason Pierre-PaulJ. Pierre-Paul TB DE4 5 8 245 39.0 73.3
17 Danielle HunterD. Hunter MIN DE5 10 6 257 40.7 76.8
18 Zach BrownZ. Brown WAS LB10 4 2 36 21.0 9.9
19 Lavonte DavidL. David TB LB11 5 17 34 21.3 5.1
20 Khalil MackK. Mack OAK DE6 7 10 185 33.9 53.5
21 Aaron DonaldA. Donald LAR DT1 12 17 280 50.1 81.4
22 Melvin IngramM. Ingram LAC DE7 8 17 271 50.1 78.2
23 Eric KendricksE. Kendricks MIN LB12 10 10 72 30.6 16.2
24 Cameron JordanC. Jordan NO DE8 6 18 186 43.1 50.8
25 Carlos DunlapC. Dunlap CIN DE9 9 17 337 61.1 98.4
26 Benardrick McKinneyB. McKinney HOU LB13 10 21 65 33.4 13.8
Tier 3 
27 Harrison SmithH. Smith MIN S4 10 24 82 34.7 17.5
28 Everson GriffenE. Griffen MIN DE10 10 20 244 53.1 68.5
29 Mark BarronM. Barron LAR LB14 12 24 50 35.0 7.3
30 Ezekiel AnsahE. Ansah DET DE11 6 30 243 56.8 66.0
31 Muhammad WilkersonM. Wilkerson GB DE12 7 26 304 63.3 91.0
32 Olivier VernonO. Vernon NYG LB15 9 14 296 60.7 96.3
33 Johnathan CyprienJ. Cyprien TEN S5 8 27 87 41.8 21.7
34 Brandon GrahamB. Graham PHI DE13 9 33 255 60.4 68.8
35 Myles GarrettM. Garrett CLE DE14 11 28 351 73.5 105.0
36 Jatavis BrownJ. Brown LAC LB16 8 31 477 89.8 146.4
37 Barry ChurchB. Church JAC S6 9 37 75 44.7 11.2
38 Jarrad DavisJ. Davis DET LB17 6 26 58 45.1 8.3
39 Tony JeffersonT. Jefferson BAL S7 10 34 139 52.6 32.3
40 DeForest BucknerD. Buckner SF DT2 11 33 259 65.6 73.2
41 Danny TrevathanD. Trevathan CHI LB18 5 14 86 47.9 19.1
42 Leonard WilliamsL. Williams NYJ DE15 11 35 357 81.1 98.8
43 Karl JosephK. Joseph OAK S8 7 37 152 57.9 33.5
44 Jadeveon ClowneyJ. Clowney HOU LB19 10 38 248 68.7 64.2
45 Deone BucannonD. Bucannon ARI LB20 9 15 82 51.0 18.9
46 Navorro BowmanN. Bowman FA LB21 30 43 37.7 4.1
47 Von MillerV. Miller DEN LB22 10 41 171 61.6 39.1
48 Jerry HughesJ. Hughes BUF DE16 11 42 324 79.4 92.5
49 K.J. WrightK. Wright SEA LB23 7 45 76 51.7 8.9
50 Kiko AlonsoK. Alonso MIA LB24 11 27 92 54.4 15.8
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51 Morgan BurnettM. Burnett PIT S9 7 38 72 52.9 10.2
52 Vince WilliamsV. Williams PIT LB25 7 48 59 53.3 3.3
Tier 4 
53 Ndamukong SuhN. Suh LAR DT3 12 40 330 82.6 93.8
54 Hasean Clinton-DixH. Clinton-Dix GB S10 7 33 108 56.6 20.5
55 Jordan PoyerJ. Poyer BUF S11 11 22 95 59.2 17.5
56 Blake MartinezB. Martinez GB LB26 7 4 102 47.8 38.1
57 Myles JackM. Jack JAC LB27 9 30 75 57.8 11.9
58 Fletcher CoxF. Cox PHI DT4 9 44 358 91.8 101.3
59 Trey FlowersT. Flowers NE DE17 11 48 172 70.9 37.1
60 Reuben FosterR. Foster SF LB28 11 15 162 72.4 37.7
61 Wesley WoodyardW. Woodyard TEN LB29 8 12 103 54.2 33.2
62 Chandler JonesC. Jones ARI DE18 9 18 99 64.6 20.5
63 Demarcus LawrenceD. Lawrence DAL DE19 8 25 221 85.0 60.9
64 Michael BennettM. Bennett PHI DE20 9 52 542 119.1 159.9
65 Tyrann MathieuT. Mathieu HOU S12 10 55 111 65.8 17.4
66 Sean DavisS. Davis PIT S13 7 20 98 66.1 20.9
67 Preston BrownP. Brown CIN LB30 9 18 75 57.6 21.1
68 Markus GoldenM. Golden ARI DE21 9 35 75 54.3 17.1
69 Antonio MorrisonA. Morrison IND LB31 9 22 104 65.0 26.8
Tier 5 
70 Budda BakerB. Baker ARI S14 9 7 98 62.8 33.9
71 Jamal AdamsJ. Adams NYJ S15 11 60 148 75.6 27.5
72 Vic BeasleyV. Beasley ATL LB32 8 59 191 81.1 41.9
73 Demario DavisD. Davis NO LB33 6 9 78 53.0 31.2
74 Vontaze BurfictV. Burfict CIN LB34 9 46 278 93.7 66.8
75 Micah HydeM. Hyde BUF S16 11 28 90 68.6 22.8
76 Kawann ShortK. Short CAR DT5 4 56 307 98.0 79.4
77 Joe SchobertJ. Schobert CLE LB35 11 19 96 68.0 29.2
78 Denzel PerrymanD. Perryman LAC LB36 8 19 105 76.8 31.1
79 Nigel BradhamN. Bradham PHI LB37 9 29 99 72.8 21.7
80 Avery WilliamsonA. Williamson NYJ LB38 11 20 96 75.2 28.2
81 John JohnsonJ. Johnson LAR S17 12 31 83 65.0 20.7
82 Lamarcus JoynerL. Joyner LAR S18 12 36 102 71.8 22.1
83 Adrian PhillipsA. Phillips LAC S19 8 23 84 63.0 28.3
84 Jon BosticJ. Bostic PIT LB39 7 24 85 69.0 26.0
85 Lawrence TimmonsL. Timmons FA LB40 51 68 59.0 7.0
86 Tahir WhiteheadT. Whitehead OAK LB41 7 60 92 72.7 11.8
87 Darron LeeD. Lee NYJ LB42 11 56 85 71.5 8.5
88 Eric ReidE. Reid FA S20 59 77 68.0 5.4
89 Antoine BetheaA. Bethea ARI S21 9 51 87 69.3 17.3
90 Josh BynesJ. Bynes ARI LB43 9 29 88 70.8 24.4
91 Andrew SendejoA. Sendejo MIN S22 10 30 90 74.3 25.6
92 Kevin ByardK. Byard TEN S23 8 32 91 70.7 27.4
93 Brandon MarshallB. Marshall DEN LB44 10 33 94 77.5 25.7
94 Adrian AmosA. Amos CHI S24 5 39 94 73.8 21.9
95 Craig RobertsonC. Robertson NO LB45 6 54 529 179.3 202.0
96 Jabaal SheardJ. Sheard IND DE22 9 37 268 119.8 77.9
97 Ronald DarbyR. Darby PHI CB1 9 38 96 75.7 26.7
98 Mason FosterM. Foster WAS LB46 4 40 97 77.0 26.2
99 James BradberryJ. Bradberry CAR CB2 4 41 98 78.0 26.2
100 Tavon WilsonT. Wilson DET S25 6 52 99 80.0 16.9
101 Eric WeddleE. Weddle BAL S26 10 64 146 81.4 26.7
102 Jurrell CaseyJ. Casey TEN DT6 8 41 217 106.5 53.4
103 Devin McCourtyD. McCourty NE S27 11 42 98 70.0 28.0
104 Dalvin TomlinsonD. Tomlinson NYG DT7 9 43 332 158.0 125.1
105 Yannick NgakoueY. Ngakoue JAC DE23 9 44 359 150.8 122.4
106 Vinny CurryV. Curry TB DE24 5 46 336 163.3 124.7
107 Chris ConteC. Conte TB S28 5 47 109 83.0 26.3
108 Kyle Van NoyK. Van NE LB47 11 49 79 64.0 15.0
109 Tre'Davious WhiteT. White BUF CB3 11 50 110 80.0 30.0
110 Mario AddisonM. Addison CAR DE25 4 52 254 132.0 87.7
Tier 6 
111 Tremaine EdmundsT. Edmunds BUF OLB1 11 53 85 69.0 16.0
112 Leighton Vander EschL. Vander DAL ILB1 8 54 327 190.5 136.5
113 Eric BerryE. Berry KC S29 12 55 85 70.0 15.0
114 Keith TandyK. Tandy TB S30 5 58 137 88.5 29.7
115 Robert QuinnR. Quinn MIA DE26 11 68 400 121.6 113.8
116 Cameron WakeC. Wake MIA DE27 11 57 309 130.3 103.6
117 Mike DanielsM. Daniels GB DT8 7 56 279 167.5 111.5
118 T.J. WardT. Ward FA S31 59 74 66.5 7.5
119 Deshazor EverettD. Everett WAS CB4 4 57 87 72.0 15.0
120 Patrick ChungP. Chung NE S32 11 57 90 73.5 16.5
121 Thomas DavisT. Davis CAR LB48 4 66 205 103.2 52.4
122 Logan RyanL. Ryan TEN CB5 8 63 98 77.5 12.8
123 A.J. BouyeA. Bouye JAC CB6 9 67 86 75.5 7.5
124 Earl ThomasE. Thomas SEA S33 7 62 93 77.5 15.5
125 Reggie RaglandR. Ragland KC LB49 12 63 150 100.5 31.4
126 Justin HoustonJ. Houston KC LB50 12 64 188 107.5 47.7
127 Raekwon McMillanR. McMillan MIA LB51 11 65 209 137.0 72.0
128 Roquan SmithR. Smith CHI ILB2 5 67 131 99.0 32.0
129 Gerald McCoyG. McCoy TB DT9 5 68 339 143.0 113.4
130 Kerry HyderK. Hyder DET DT10 6 68 955 511.5 443.5
131 Kurt ColemanK. Coleman NO S34 6 69 342 150.3 111.2
132 Jamie CollinsJ. Collins CLE LB52 11 71 220 125.0 67.4
Tier 7 
133 Jahleel AddaeJ. Addae LAC S35 8 72 238 119.8 68.5
134 Whitney MercilusW. Mercilus HOU LB53 10 74 275 146.7 91.0
135 Marcus DavenportM. Davenport NO DE28 6 75 726 400.5 325.5
136 Malcolm JenkinsM. Jenkins PHI S36 9 77 81 79.0 2.0
137 BJ GoodsonB. Goodson NYG LB54 9 81 100 93.3 8.7
138 Jaylon SmithJ. Smith DAL LB55 8 85 116 98.3 13.0
139 Jeff HeathJ. Heath DAL S37 8 87 239 126.8 64.8
140 Marcus PetersM. Peters LAR CB7 12 77 190 133.5 56.5
141 Haason ReddickH. Reddick ARI LB56 9 88 261 134.5 73.1
142 Akiem HicksA. Hicks CHI DE29 5 88 237 140.3 68.4
143 Damon HarrisonD. Harrison NYG DT11 9 83 260 145.0 81.4
144 Frank ClarkF. Clark SEA DE30 7 78 363 155.3 120.1
145 Geno AtkinsG. Atkins CIN DT12 9 94 292 161.0 92.6
146 Kam ChancellorK. Chancellor SEA S38 7 78 258 168.0 90.0
147 Malcolm SmithM. Smith SF LB57 11 86 256 171.0 85.0
148 Dont'a HightowerD. Hightower NE LB58 11 81 295 188.0 107.0
149 Albert McClellanA. McClellan BAL LB59 10 95 283 189.0 94.0
150 Derek BarnettD. Barnett PHI DE31 9 90 293 191.5 101.5
151 Sheldon RichardsonS. Richardson MIN DE32 10 83 340 211.5 128.5
152 Derrick JohnsonD. Johnson OAK LB60 7 96 562 213.5 201.2
153 Daniel SorensenD. Sorensen KC S39 12 80 455 267.5 187.5
154 Michael BennettM. Bennett JAC DT13 9 93 461 277.0 184.0
155 Dante Fowler Jr.D. Fowler JAC DE33 9 91 483 287.0 196.0
156 Dee FordD. Ford KC LB61 12 89 731 305.0 301.2
157 Solomon ThomasS. Thomas SF DE34 11 98 1000 549.0 451.0

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