2022 Fantasy Football IDP Rankings Breakdown: Defensive Line

May 26, 2022
2022 Fantasy Football IDP Rankings Breakdown: Defensive Line

It's rankings season. The NFL Draft is well in our rearview mirror and, although we're still waiting for a few defenders to find new homes, free agency is just about wrapped up. The 2022 IDP rankings have been published and I'm going to break down each position into tiers. Rankings are a bit subjective and can vary based on league scoring, so that's why I like to break the rankings into tiers. This will allow you to identify a group of guys you want to target as opposed to getting fixated on a number. I'll also identify some of my targets in each tier, as well.


IDP Rankings Breakdowns: Linebacker | Defensive Back


The DL position was ravaged, especially on MFL, due to their recent position designation update. The number of elite options at DL has dwindled and there are about 15-20 guys who should be able to hit double-digit sacks. Depending on your scoring settings, it might be wise to target one of the top DLs before an LB. The DL position can dry up in a hurry and you're scraping the barrel for starters in Tier 4 and later. There's something comforting in being able to just keep someone like Myles Garrett checked into your lineup on a weekly basis.

Here is the breakdown of my DL ranks into tiers and my favorite targets in each tier.

Tier 1

The defensive line ranks are going to look....odd.

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