Fantasy Football Rankings 2015: Early Breakdown of the Top D/ST, Kickers and IDP

June 20, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Kickers and team defenses are the red-headed stepchildren of fantasy football.
That's with good reason. There's an insane amount of variance from season to season with both positions. Last year's king of the mountain can easily turn into this year's fantasy flop.
This isn't to say that there isn't still some strategy involved with drafting these positions—knowing which players to target to maximize the bang for your late-draft buck.
Unless, of course, you choose to eschew team defenses altogether for the added fun and excitement of individual defensive player (IDP) leagues.
In an IDP league, players are drafted just like on offense. Rather than drafting the Houston Texans defense, you draft J.J. Watt the player. Those players are then scored in categories like tackles, sacks and interceptions.
I'll confess, I'm an IDP addict. In fact, it was an article about IDPs (and Watt in particular) that got me a nomination from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association...

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