If you're drafting IDPs in your playoff league, this is the ranking list for those players. The stat projections will be added to the Excel file for subscribers later today. As with the offensive players, rankings are heavily influenced by how we think teams will do in the playoffs, and it's a tough year for that.

Three of the four opening round playoff games have point spreads of less than 3 points. There's not a lot of agreement over who will win Colts-Texans, Chargers-Ravens or Seahawks-Cowboys. All three road teams could win and no one would be surprised. If you're certain the Seahawks, for example, are going to go into Dallas and win, you should move Bobby Wagner up these rankings. If you're sold on the Colts winning in Houston and maybe knocking off Kansas City, move Darius Leonard up a little.

For game projections, I'm using the same ones we used in the ReDrafter published yesterday. We have the favored top seeds, New Orleans and Kansas City, projected to play the most games, and consequently 5 of the top 10 IDPs are from those teams. But it's far from certain, which is why Roquan Smith, Aaron Donald and C.J. Mosley also appear high in the rankings.

These are based on a scoring system that awards 1.5 points for solo tackles and .75 for assists, with 4 points for sacks and takeaways. Defensive linemen get slightly extra for solos (2), assists (1) and sacks (5).

RkTeam PosPlayer
1.KC ILB Anthony Hitchens
2.NO OLB Demario Davis
3.NO DE Cameron Jordan
4.LARDE Aaron Donald
5.IND OLB Darius Leonard
6.KC DE Chris Jones
7.CHI ILB Roquan Smith
8.HOU DE J.J. Watt
9.CHI ILB Danny Trevathan
10.NO SS Vonn Bell
11.LARILB Cory Littleton
12.KC OLB Dee Ford
13.CHI OLB Khalil Mack
14.DAL OLB Leighton Vander Esch
15.CHI DE Akiem Hicks
16.KC DE Allen Bailey
17.DAL MLB Jaylon Smith
18.KC FS Ron Parker
19.KC OLB Justin Houston
20.SEA DE Frank Clark
21.NO DT Sheldon Rankins
22.LARSS John Johnson
23.DAL DE Demarcus Lawrence
24.SEA MLB Bobby Wagner
25.KC CB Kendall Fuller
26.NO OLB A.J. Klein
27.KC ILB Reggie Ragland
28.NO FS Marcus Williams
29.NO CB Marshon Lattimore
30.BAL ILB C.J. Mosley
31.NE MLB Kyle Van Noy
32.NE DE Trey Flowers
33.HOU ILB Zach Cunningham
34.KC CB Steven Nelson
35.NO DE Marcus Davenport
36.HOU SS Justin Reid
37.HOU FS Tyrann Mathieu
38.CHI SS Adrian Amos
39.IND MLB Anthony Walker
40.CHI CB Prince Amukamara
RkTeam PosPlayer
1.NO DE Cameron Jordan
2.LARDE Aaron Donald
3.KC DE Chris Jones
4.HOU DE J.J. Watt
5.CHI DE Akiem Hicks
6.KC DE Allen Bailey
7.SEA DE Frank Clark
8.NO DT Sheldon Rankins
9.DAL DE Demarcus Lawrence
10.NE DE Trey Flowers
11.NO DE Marcus Davenport
12.SEA DT Jarran Reed
13.KC NT Xavier Williams
14.NO DT David Onyemata
15.NO DE Alex Okafor
16.LARNT Ndamukong Suh
17.DAL DE Randy Gregory
18.IND DT Denico Autry
19.IND DE Jabaal Sheard
20.LAC DE Joey Bosa
21.CHI NT Eddie Goldman
22.PHI DT Fletcher Cox
23.LAC DE Melvin Ingram
24.PHI DE Brandon Graham
25.LARDE Michael Brockers

RkTeam PosPlayer
1.KC ILB Anthony Hitchens
2.NO OLB Demario Davis
3.IND OLB Darius Leonard
4.CHI ILB Roquan Smith
5.CHI ILB Danny Trevathan
6.LARILB Cory Littleton
7.KC OLB Dee Ford
8.CHI OLB Khalil Mack
9.DAL OLB Leighton Vander Esch
10.DAL MLB Jaylon Smith
11.KC OLB Justin Houston
12.SEA MLB Bobby Wagner
13.NO OLB A.J. Klein
14.KC ILB Reggie Ragland
15.BAL ILB C.J. Mosley
16.NE MLB Kyle Van Noy
17.HOU ILB Zach Cunningham
18.IND MLB Anthony Walker
19.HOU ILB Benardrick McKinney
20.NO MLB Alex Anzalone
21.BAL ILB Patrick Onwuasor
22.HOU OLB Jadeveon Clowney
23.LARILB Mark Barron
24.CHI OLB Leonard Floyd
25.PHI OLB Nigel Bradham
RkTeam PosPlayer
1.NO SS Vonn Bell
2.KC FS Ron Parker
3.LARSS John Johnson
4.KC CB Kendall Fuller
5.NO FS Marcus Williams
6.NO CB Marshon Lattimore
7.KC CB Steven Nelson
8.HOU SS Justin Reid
9.HOU FS Tyrann Mathieu
10.CHI SS Adrian Amos
11.CHI CB Prince Amukamara
12.HOU SS Kareem Jackson
13.NO CB P.J. Williams
14.CHI FS Eddie Jackson
15.NE FS Devin McCourty
16.SEA SS Bradley McDougald
17.LAC FS Derwin James
18.KC SS Eric Berry
19.CHI CB Kyle Fuller
20.NO CB Eli Apple
21.IND CB Kenny Moore
22.BAL SS Tony Jefferson
23.NE SS Patrick Chung
24.IND CB Pierre Desir
25.PHI SS Malcolm Jenkins