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IDP Dynasty Watch - Week 16
Steve Gallo
December 18, 2008
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IDP Dynasty Watch is a weekly article that normally looks at players values for the future (2-4 years).  Also, a player doesn’t have to be a rookie or second year guy to be included but as often as possible I will be focusing on younger players.  However, with that said there are plenty of 30+ year old players that are productive into their mid thirties and would be viable dynasty watch candidates under the correct circumstances.  However, for this week I have put together a dynasty ranking for defensive linemen.

There are a few things to consider when looking at this set of Dynasty Rankings:

  1. There are some players that could end up with a 4 game suspension to start next year (ie: Kevin    Williams & Will Smith)
  2. The “Osi Effect”, I expect to see Mathias Kiwanuka moved back to SLB next year which knocks him out of this set of dynasty rankings.  I also expect Osi’s return to make Justin Tuck’s numbers take a slight hit.
  3. I expect a bounce back from some veterans, either due to injury or just an abnormal decrease in production and thus why they are ranked higher than one might expect (Aaron Kampman & Jason Taylor to name a couple).
  4.  Keep in mind the tackle heavy scoring system used for these rankings: solo tackle (2), assisted tackle (1), sack (3), forced or recovered fumble (3), interception (3) and pass defensed (1).
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Rnk Player Team
1 Jared Allen MIN
2 Mario Williams  HOU
3 Trent Cole PHI
4 Terrell Suggs BAL
5 Justin Tuck NYG
6 Aaron Kampman GBP
7 Osi Umenyiora NYG
8 Julius Peppers CAR
9 Patrick Kerney SEA
10 Kyle Vanden Bosch  TEN
11 Gaines Adams TBB
12 Robert Mathis IND
13 Justin Smith SFO
14 John Abraham ATL
15 Jason Taylor WAS
16 Chris Long STL
17 Derrick Harvey  JAX
18 Shaun Rogers (DT) CLE
19 Adawale Ogunleye CHI
20 Will Smith NOS
21 Aaron Schobel BUF
22 Kevin Williams (DT) MIN
23 Derrick Burgess OAK
24 Albert Haynesworth (DT) TEN
25 Dewayne White DET
26 Charles Johnson  CAR
27 Andre Carter  WAS
28 Tamba Hali KCC
29 Lawrence Jackson  SEA
30 Leonard Little STL
31 Alex Brown CHI
32 Juqua Parker PHI
33 Quentin Groves JAX
34 Elvis Dumervil DEN
35 Glenn Dorsey (DT) KCC
36 Darnell Dockett (DT) ARI
37 Cliff Avril DET
38 Ray Edwards  MIN
39 Haloti Ngata (DT) BAL
40 Dwight Freeney IND
41 Tony Brown (DT) TEN
42 Jamaal Anderson  ATL
43 Antwan Odom  CIN
44 Jovan Haye (DT) TBB
45 Shaun Ellis NYJ
46 Darryl Tapp  SEA
47 Domata Peko (DT) CIN
48 Turk McBride KCC
49 Mike Montgomery  GBP
50 Damione Lewis (DT) CAR

If you have players that you would like to see featured in this weekly article feel free to email your requests to idpsteve@gmail.com.

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