A reader asked for a Playoff ReDrafter of Individual Defensive Players. It's a lower percentage of readers who use IDPs, but I thought it was worthwhile anyway. If you want to bump up your playoff competitions with a larger player pool, maybe consider including a few defenders and seeing how things go.

As with our regular ReDrafter, we're assuming a single draft for the entire postseason. Some leagues do one draft, some have new drafts before each playoff week, some have salary cap competitions, etc. These rankings imagine you build your entire playoff team before the postseason starts, and those are the players you have through the Super Bowl.

For that reason, rankings are affected dramatically by how we think the playoffs will go. It doesn't matter if Cameron Wake is maybe the best pass rusher in the postseason, because we give Miami very little chance of winning at Pittsburgh this week. You don't want to use a high pick on a player who gets bounced in the wild-card round. If perhaps you think Miami is Super Bowl bound, by all means, select Wake early.

On our board, we've got New England, Dallas and Atlanta slated to play the most games -- the teams most likely to reach the Super Bowl. That helps those players dramatically in the overall rankings. Bobby Wagner puts up huge linebacker stats, but we think Atlanta's Deion Jones has a better shot to play more games.

Top 100 IDPs for the Playoffs are below. Rankings assume 1.5 points for solo tackles, .75 points for assisted tackles, 4 points for sacks and turnovers, and 6 points for touchdowns.

Player Team Pos (Gen)Pos (Spc)
Deion Jones ATL LBMLB
Barry Church DAL DBSS
Devin McCourty NE DBFS
Bobby Wagner SEA LBMLB
Patrick Chung NE DBSS
Keanu Neal ATL DBFS
Logan Ryan NE DBCB
Vic Beasley ATL LBOLB
Malcolm Butler NE DBCB
Byron Jones DAL DBFS
Lawrence Timmons PIT LBILB
Dont'a Hightower NE LBMLB
Rob Ninkovich NE LBOLB
Ryan Shazier PIT LBILB
Benardrick McKinney HOU LBILB
Landon Collins NYG DBSS
Ricardo Allen ATL DBSS
Khalil Mack OAK DLDE
Morgan Burnett GB DBSS
Trey Flowers NE DLDE
Eric Berry KC DBSS
Daniel Sorensen KC DBDB
Anthony Hitchens DAL LBMLB
Michael MorganSEA LBOLB
Brandon Carr DAL DBCB
Sean Davis PIT DBSS
Mike Mitchell PIT DBFS
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix GB DBFS
Orlando Scandrick DAL DBCB
Malcolm Smith OAK LBOLB
James Harrison PIT LBOLB
Robert Alford ATL DBCB
Ramik Wilson KC LBILB
Kam Chancellor SEA DBSS
Artie Burns PIT DBCB
Brian Poole ATL DBCB
Tahir Whitehead DET LBMLB
DeShawn Shead SEA DBCB
Cliff Avril SEA DLDE
Malcom Brown NE DLDT
Kiko Alonso MIA LBMLB
Frank Clark SEA DLDE
Whitney Mercilus HOU LBOLB
Nick Perry GB LBOLB
De'Vondre Campbell ATL LBOLB
Chris Long NE DLDE
Alan Branch NE DLDT
Jonathan Casillas NYG LBOLB
William Gay PIT DBCB
Bruce Irvin OAK LBOLB
Blake Martinez GB LBILB
Steven Nelson KC DBCB
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie NYG DBCB
Ross Cockrell PIT DBCB
Marcus Peters KC DBCB
Olivier Vernon NYG DLDE
Jake Ryan GB LBILB
Ron Parker KC DBFS
Damon Harrison NYG DLDT
Joe Thomas GB LBILB
Jabaal Sheard NE DLDE
Richard Sherman SEA DBCB
Tavon Wilson DET DBSS
Michael Bennett SEA DLDE
Terrell McClain DAL DLDT
Quintin Demps HOU DBSS
Elandon Roberts NE LBOLB
Jadeveon Clowney HOU DLDE
Reggie Nelson OAK DBFS
Benson Mayowa DAL DLDE
Kareem Jackson HOU DBCB
Stephon Tuitt PIT DLDE
Grady Jarrett ATL DLDT
Jarvis Jones PIT LBOLB
Tyrone Crawford DAL DLDE
Keenan Robinson NYG LBLB
Maliek Collins DAL DLDT
David Irving DAL DLDE
LaDarius Gunter GB DBCB
Phillip Gaines KC DBCB
David Amerson OAK DBCB
D.J. Alexander KC LBLB
John Simon HOU LBOLB
Janoris Jenkins NYG DBCB
Adrian Clayborn ATL DLDE
Brian Cushing HOU LBILB
Devon Kennard NYG LBOLB
Glover Quin DET DBFS
Ndamukong Suh MIA DLDT
Cameron Wake MIA DLDE
Damien Wilson DAL LBOLB
Karl Joseph OAK DBSS
Julius Peppers GB LBOLB
Andre Hal HOU DBFS
Ahtyba Rubin SEA DLDT