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.
|INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE PLAYERS (PLAYOFFS)|
|Player||Team||Pos (Gen)||Pos (Spc)|
|Ha Ha Clinton-Dix||GB||DB||FS|