Rookie IDP Success/Hit Rate Tracker For 2013 Thru 2020
A Seven-Year Researched And Tracking Of The Rookie IDP Success Rate In The NFL. Based On End Of The Year Statistics For Fantasy Football Owners.
IDP term defined: Individual defensive player in fantasy football.
Rookie IDP Success Fantasy Football Relevancy
These are the rookie IDP’s to reach the top sixty-four in combined tackles according to the end of the year statistics. This is an all-position and all-player available rankings. Tiers may vary comparably in some fantasy football leagues. But the following tiers are the floor we’ll be using based on “standard” size leagues of ten to fourteen teams. As well as assuming there is a minimum of six to eight IDP’s per starting lineup.
Rookie IDP Success/Hit Rate Tiers
One = Ranked 1 – 16
Two = Ranked 17 – 32
Three = Ranked 33 – 48
Four = Ranked 49 – 64
The players are grouped by these designated NFL squads.
DL: Defensive Lineman (Includes defensive ends and tackles)
LB: Linebackers (Includes inside and outside linebackers)
DB: Defensive Backs (Includes safeties and cornerbacks < if any)
Last Seven Seasons Rookie IDP Success
2013 IDP’s Drafted: 51 DL – 25 LB – 52 DB (128 Total)
One: WLB Kiko Alonso ranked 3rd
Two: WLB Alec Ogletree ranked 25th
Three: SS Jonathan Cyprian ranked 40th
Rookie IDP Success/Hit Total: 4 out of 128 (3.12%)
2014 IDP’s Drafted: 42 DL – 34 LB – 53 DB (129 Total)
One: ILB C.J. Mosley ranked 7th
TWO: W/MLB Preston Brown ranked 23rd – ILB Chris Borland ranked 27th
Three: WLB Telvin Smith ranked 33rd
Four: SS Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix ranked 51st
Rookie IDP Succes/Hit Total: 5 out of 129 (3.8%)
2015 IDP’s Drafted: 43 DL – 36 LB – 46 DB (125 Total)
Two: MLB Stephone Anthony ranked 20th (tied) – SS Landon Collins ranked 20th (tied)
Three: MLB Kwon Alexander ranked 44th – MLB Eric Kendricks ranked 45th
Rookie IDP Success/Hit Total: 4 out of 125 (3.2%)
2016 IDP’s Drafted: 42 DL – 34 LB – 51 DB (127 Total)
Two: MLB Deion Jones ranked 25th – SS Keanu Neal ranked 26th
Four: CB Daryl Worley ranked 51st – SS Vonn Bell ranked 53rd
Rookie IDP Success/Hit Total: 4 out of 127 (3.1%)
2017 IDP’s Drafted: 42 DL – 32 LB – 56 DB (130 Total)
Two: MLB Jarrard Davis ranked 28th – I/OLB Zach Cunningham ranked 38th
Four: SS Jamal Adams ranked 61st
Rookie IDP Success/Hit Total: 3 out of 130 (3.9%)
2018 IDP’s Drafted: 43 DL – 39 LB – 47 DB (129 Total)
One: WLB Darius Leonard ranked 1st – M/WLB Leighton Vander Esch ranked 3rd – W/MILB Fred Warner ranked 12th –
MLB Tremaine Edmunds ranked 13th (Tied) – W/MILB Roquan Smith ranked 13th (Tied)
Two: FS Jessie Bates ranked 23rd – SS Derwin James ranked 29th
Four: W/MLB Foyesade Oluokun – SS Justin Reid
Rookie IDP Success/Hit Total: 9 out of 129 (6.97%)
2019 IDP’s Drafted: 47 DL – 31 LB – 51 DB (139 Total)
Two: MLB Devin Bush ranked 30th (tied)
Rookie IDP Success/Hit Total: 6 out of 139 (4.3%)
Special note about the 2019 class.
It is to the best of our knowledge that three of the six in this class only became starters due to veteran season-ending injuries.
John Johnson > Taylor Rapp
Kwon Alexander > Dre Greenlaw
Christain Kirksey > Mack Wilson
Rookie IDP Success/Hit Rate For Last Seven Seasons
Total IDP Drafted: 907
Total Rookies Reaching Tier 1 – 4: 35
Seven-Year Total Rookie IDP Success/Hit Rate:
My Assessment: Don’t depend on the rookies in assisting you to win in his first season, no matter what the hype!
Personal Note: This is why I don’t like ranking rookies in my upper tiers when ranking IDP’s early. This is also why we should never depend on a rookie for our starting lineups. There are just too many variables at the pro-level of the NFL.
You may find that I support or hype a rookie from time to time. Please don’t ever take that as more than me promoting at a “rookie level.” They are great “sleepers” or “fliers” and as long as we approach it this way we will not be disappointed. But elated when they do succeed. This is why I personally target second through fourth-year players. And I’ll pay the price after they show us something worth owning.
Thank you for joining me in breaking down the Rookie IDP Success/Hit Rates.
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