Fantasy Football Draft Rankings (2016)

Consensus of 18 Experts - Updated 9/08
Rank Player (Team) PosBye Best Worst Avg Std Dev
Tier 1 (EDIT)
1 Luke Kuechly CAR LB1 7 1 5 1.3 0.9
2 Lavonte David TB LB2 6 1 9 2.5 1.6
3 Navorro Bowman SF LB3 8 2 6 3.3 0.9
4 Alec Ogletree LA LB4 8 2 10 4.3 1.5
Tier 2 (EDIT)
5 Jamie Collins NE LB5 9 3 13 6.1 2.0
6 Telvin Smith JAC LB6 5 3 11 6.5 2.3
7 C.J. Mosley BAL LB7 8 2 13 7.1 2.1
8 Derrick Johnson KC LB8 5 4 16 9.5 2.8
Tier 3 (EDIT)
9 Bobby Wagner SEA LB9 5 3 13 10.2 2.3
10 D'Qwell Jackson IND LB10 10 1 21 10.4 3.8
11 DeAndre Levy DET LB11 10 6 22 11.5 4.8
12 Sean Lee DAL LB12 7 7 31 12.4 6.2
13 Jordan Hicks PHI LB13 4 8 30 14.8 5.3
14 Ryan Shazier PIT LB14 8 6 24 15.5 4.7
15 Brandon Marshall DEN LB15 11 13 29 16.7 3.5
Tier 4 (EDIT)
16 Paul Posluszny JAC LB16 5 8 46 19.0 8.3
17 Danny Trevathan CHI LB17 9 11 33 18.3 6.1
18 Malcolm Smith OAK LB18 10 11 30 19.1 4.3
19 Kwon Alexander TB LB19 6 9 34 20.2 5.9
20 Lawrence Timmons PIT LB20 8 12 29 20.3 3.7
21 Eric Kendricks MIN LB21 6 15 27 20.4 3.9
22 Deone Bucannon ARI LB22 9 13 36 22.0 4.9
23 Kiko Alonso MIA LB23 8 14 38 24.0 6.0
Tier 5 (EDIT)
24 Mark Barron LA LB24 8 15 35 24.7 4.9
25 Mychal Kendricks PHI LB25 4 17 48 27.3 8.1
26 Vontaze Burfict CIN LB26 9 12 41 29.6 7.5
27 Denzel Perryman SD LB27 11 14 36 25.9 4.8
28 Karlos Dansby CIN LB28 9 11 57 31.4 11.1
29 De'Vondre Campbell ATL LB29 11 12 55 34.4 11.4
30 Preston Brown BUF LB30 10 19 49 29.2 6.9
31 Demario Davis CLE LB31 13 16 52 33.9 8.7
32 Jerrell Freeman CHI LB32 9 16 43 31.4 6.3
Tier 6 (EDIT)
33 James Laurinaitis NO LB33 5 17 64 39.4 12.4
34 Thomas Davis CAR LB34 7 20 48 30.8 6.2
35 Stephone Anthony NO LB35 5 21 55 32.8 8.2
36 Brian Cushing HOU LB36 9 18 54 42.0 9.3
37 Christian Kirksey CLE LB37 13 22 69 51.0 16.1
38 Zach Orr BAL LB38 8 24 78 48.5 14.1
39 Chandler Jones ARI LB39 9 25 58 37.1 10.3
40 Ben Heeney OAK LB40 10 25 53 41.4 6.8
Tier 7 (EDIT)
41 Shaq Thompson CAR LB41 7 26 68 49.5 10.9
42 David Harris NYJ LB42 11 26 56 41.3 7.8
43 Jelani Jenkins MIA LB43 8 26 53 36.4 8.0
44 Sam Barrington KC LB44 5 27 97 60.0 19.4
45 K.J. Wright SEA LB45 5 27 51 41.1 6.1
46 Keenan Robinson NYG LB46 8 28 84 48.3 16.1
47 Will Compton WAS LB47 9 28 62 43.8 8.7
48 Blake Martinez GB LB48 4 29 71 44.9 13.4
49 Deion Jones ATL LB49 11 29 67 44.0 9.7
50 Anthony Barr MIN LB50 6 29 49 37.9 6.6
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51 Jonathan Casillas NYG LB51 8 30 73 48.0 12.4
52 Wesley Woodyard TEN LB52 13 30 66 51.3 9.1
53 Tahir Whitehead DET LB53 10 33 62 47.4 10.4
54 Melvin Ingram SD LB54 11 34 74 52.3 13.1
55 Anthony Hitchens DAL LB55 7 34 58 46.8 7.8
56 Avery Williamson TEN LB56 13 34 56 44.2 6.9
57 Justin Houston KC LB57 5 35 85 48.3 15.2
58 Myles Jack JAC LB58 5 35 66 50.9 10.4
59 Dont'a Hightower NE LB59 9 35 52 42.8 5.6
60 Devon Kennard NYG LB60 8 36 60 48.8 9.4
61 Von Miller DEN LB61 11 37 65 47.8 8.4
62 Jerry Hughes BUF LB62 10 39 77 51.6 14.7
63 Nigel Bradham PHI LB63 4 39 70 49.7 7.6
64 Benardrick McKinney HOU LB64 9 39 61 48.2 8.1
65 Stephen Tulloch PHI LB65 4 40 73 49.5 8.6
66 Zach Brown BUF LB66 10 40 71 52.1 10.6
67 Manti Te'o SD LB67 11 40 68 52.9 9.9
68 Kevin Minter ARI LB68 9 41 64 55.4 7.3
69 Clay Matthews GB LB69 4 44 73 56.8 10.1
70 Darron Lee NYJ LB70 11 46 93 66.0 16.7
71 Sio Moore IND LB71 10 47 81 63.7 10.5
72 Jake Ryan GB LB72 4 47 66 56.0 6.7
73 Todd Davis DEN LB73 11 48 72 56.7 10.9
74 Justin March KC LB74 5 48 63 55.5 7.5
75 Ryan Kerrigan WAS LB75 9 49 83 65.8 12.5
76 Vincent Rey CIN LB76 9 49 81 64.8 10.8
77 Michael Wilhoite SF LB77 8 50 76 65.3 11.1
78 Perry Riley FA LB78 51 79 65.0 11.4
79 Pernell McPhee CHI LB79 9 52 80 68.3 11.9
80 Daryl Smith TB LB80 6 52 78 61.3 9.0
81 Paul Worrilow ATL LB81 11 55 83 68.4 10.7
82 Ray-Ray Armstrong SF LB82 8 56 91 73.5 17.5
83 Aldon Smith OAK LB83 10 56 63 59.5 3.5
84 Vic Beasley ATL LB84 11 59 87 75.7 12.0
85 Shea McClellin NE LB85 9 59 82 70.7 9.4
86 Gerald Hodges SF LB86 8 59 68 62.5 3.5
87 Whitney Mercilus HOU LB87 9 60 90 71.3 13.3
88 Chad Greenway MIN LB88 6 63 74 68.5 5.5
89 Mason Foster WAS LB89 9 68 84 76.3 6.5
90 Sean Spence TEN LB90 13 69 82 75.5 6.5
91 Sean Weatherspoon ATL LB91 11 70 98 78.8 11.3
92 Kelvin Sheppard NYG LB92 8 71 78 74.5 3.5
93 Elvis Dumervil BAL LB93 8 74 88 81.0 7.0
94 Jeremiah Attaochu SD LB94 11 75 80 77.5 2.5
95 Tamba Hali KC LB95 5 79 92 85.5 6.5
96 Brian Orakpo TEN LB96 13 80 89 84.5 4.5

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Injury Alerts: Q = Questionable, O = Out, IR = Injured Reserve, S = Suspension