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Regular Season, Updated: 9/3/18


Projections:  QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DEF | DL | LB | DB

Rankings with Outlooks:  QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DL | LB | DB

Rankings:  Top 200 | QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DEF | DL | LB | DB | Print | MFL Power


Legend:   Upside = Upside   Risk = Risk   ADP = Average Draft Position
ADP courtesy of FantasyFootballCalculator 
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Chg Rank Player Tm Bye
  1 J.J. Watt HOU 10
  2 Joey Bosa LAC 8
  3 Chandler Jones ARI 9
  4 Calais Campbell JAC 9
5 Aaron Donald LAR 12
Tier 2
  6 Melvin Ingram LAC 8
  7 Cameron Jordan NO 6
  8 Demarcus Lawrence DAL 8
  9 Everson Griffen MIN 10
  10 Danielle Hunter MIN 10
  11 Cameron Heyward PIT 7
  12 Carlos Dunlap CIN 9
  13 Ziggy Ansah DET 6
  14 Vic Beasley ATL 8
  15 Jason Pierre-Paul TB 5
  16 Olivier Vernon NYG 9
Tier 3
  17 Myles Garrett CLE 11
  18 Trey Flowers NE 11
  19 Khalil Mack CHI 5
  20 Akiem Hicks CHI 5
  21 Muhammad Wilkerson GB 7
  22 Emmanuel Ogbah CLE 11
  23 Brandon Graham PHI 9
  24 Yannick Ngakoue JAC 9
  25 Chris Jones KC 12
26 Leonard Williams NYJ 11
  27 Mario Addison CAR 4
  28 Jabaal Sheard IND 9
  29 Harold Landry TEN 8
  30 DeForest Buckner SF 11
  31 Malik Jackson JAC 9
  32 Ndamukong Suh LAR 12
  33 Frank Clark SEA 7
  34 Kawann Short CAR 4
  35 Damon Harrison NYG 9
  36 Geno Atkins CIN 9
  37 Jurrell Casey TEN 8
  38 Robert Quinn MIA 11
  39 Linval Joseph MIN 10
  40 Marcus Davenport NO 6
  41 Solomon Thomas SF 11
  42 Cameron Wake MIA 11
  43 Fletcher Cox PHI 9
Tier 4
  44 Julius Peppers CAR 4
  45 Gerald McCoy TB 5
  46 Olsen Pierre ARI 9
  47 Jerry Hughes BUF 11
  48 Derek Wolfe DEN 10
49 Jonathan Allen WAS 4
  50 Stephon Tuitt PIT 7
  51 Markus Golden ARI 9
  52 Michael Bennett PHI 9
  53 A'Shawn Robinson DET 6
  54 Bennie Logan TEN 8
  55 Grady Jarrett ATL 8
  56 Mike Daniels GB 7
  57 Nazair Jones SEA 7
  58 Kerry Hyder DET 6
  59 DaQuan Jones TEN 8
  60 Malcom Brown NE 11
  61 Brandon Williams BAL 10
  62 Noah Spence TB 5
  63 Willie Henry BAL 10
  64 Derek Barnett PHI 9
  65 Jordan Willis CIN 9
  66 David Irving DAL 8
  67 Takkarist McKinley ATL 8
  68 Dalvin Tomlinson NYG 9
  69 Deatrich Wise NE 11
  70 Michael Pierce BAL 10
71 Matthew Ioannidis WAS 4
  72 Tyrone Crawford DAL 8
Tier 5
  73 Anthony Zettel DET 6
  74 Adrian Clayborn NE 11
  75 Dante Fowler, Jr. JAC 9
  76 Kenny Clark GB 7
  77 Taco Charlton DAL 8
  78 Trevon Coley CLE 11
  79 Larry Ogunjobi CLE 11
  80 Wes Horton CAR 4
  81 Alex Okafor NO 6
  82 Allen Bailey KC 12
  83 Eddie Goldman CHI 5
  84 Jonathan Bullard CHI 5
  85 Sam Hubbard CIN 9
  86 B.J. Hill NYG 9
  87 Davon Godchaux MIA 11
  88 Shelby Harris DEN 10
  89 Denico Autry IND 9
  90 Shaq Lawson BUF 11
  91 Cassius Marsh SF 11
  92 Vinny Curry TB 5
  93 Javon Hargrave PIT 7
  94 Tyson Alualu PIT 7
  95 Danny Shelton NE 11
  96 Da'Ron Payne WAS 4
  97 Jarran Reed SEA 7
  98 Kyle Williams BUF 11
  99 William Hayes MIA 11
  100 Breeland Speaks KC 12
101 Michael Johnson CIN 9
  102 Domata Peko DEN 10
103 Justin Ellis OAK 7
  104 Dominique Easley LAR 12
  105 Michael Brockers LAR 12
  106 Steve McLendon NYJ 11
  107 Dontari Poe CAR 4
  108 William Gholston TB 5
  109 Taven Bryan JAC 9
  111 Maliek Collins DAL 8
  112 Zach Kerr DEN 10
  113 Corey Liuget LAC 8
  114 Dion Jordan SEA 7
  115 Adolphus Washington BUF 11
 
COMMENTS
  J.J. Watt, HOU: Watt is recovering from back surgery but is on track for another monster IDP season. He may be a little more risky than in previous seasons, but he's still the best overall option.

  Joey Bosa, LAC: Bosa is good enough to surpass everybody in this tier if things fall his way, because he's capable of eclipsing 20 sacks. Tackle totals are solid but not Watt-esque.

  Chandler Jones, ARI: Jones makes a a ton of tackles and belongs in the conversation for best all-around defensive player. Safer than Watt, not as much upside as Mack.

  Calais Campbell, JAC: Perhaps the most accomplished DL behind Watt, Campbell is on a dominant defense and stands out as a stat stuffer in all categories.

Aaron Donald, LAR: Donald seems committed to reestablishing himself as an elite talent and is on a defense where he may be expected to do a little more this season. He's a good bet for a bounce back stat-wise.

  Melvin Ingram, LAC: Ingram gets forgotten because he's another DE/LB guy but he's in a great scheme opposite Bosa and he racks up stops and sacks.

  Cameron Jordan, NO: Jordan has always ben excellent, but he really had a breakout season and added 11 PDs. He could see a dip in production but is worth a look in the Top 10.

  Demarcus Lawrence, DAL: Lawrence could se a minor regression from his otherworldly 2017 numbers, but he's still a Top 5 DL. A pass rusher with strength and speed to post 3-5 sacks in any game.

  Everson Griffen, MIN: Griffen has been playing through plantar fasciitis but is still worth a Top 15 selection. He still posted monster numbers in 2017.

  Cameron Heyward, PIT: The "other" Cameron had a career high in sacks (12) and anchors the Pittsburgh D line.

  Carlos Dunlap, CIN: Dunlap may not have any more 13 sack seasons in him, but he hasn't missed a game in several seasons and he's a steady contributor.

  Ziggy Ansah, DET: Ansah is coming off a 12-sack season and projects inside the Top 15 DL.

  Vic Beasley, ATL: Beasley at DE is a lot easier to stomach than at LB, where his production dipped considerably in 2017. He should be back to his 8-12 sacks this season.

  Jason Pierre-Paul, TB: JPP finds a new home in Tampa and will immediately add a huge pass-rushing and run-stopping presence by the bay.

  Khalil Mack, CHI: Mack gets the DE designation this season and that puts him in Watt's tier. A bona fide superstar and one of the best players in the league.

  David Irving, DAL: 4-game suspension.

  Corey Liuget, LAC: 4-game suspension.