Top 26 Dynasty IDP Targets Under 26 In 2020: #11
January 22, 2020 8 Comments Article Gary Van Dyke

Welcome to the fantasy football’s Top 26 dynasty IDP targets under 26 in 2020. This series of articles is intended to help those fantasy football owners looking to revamp or start a dynasty roster. So why 26 under 26? Because our focus is on a group of fantasy football defensive players that are no older than 25. And have shown to be long term potential IDP assets at the highest level. The kind players we want to have on our rosters as they hit their prime years. And hopefully helping us earn a few titles as the seasons roll by.

Dynasty IDP Targets Ranking Ground Rules

Ranking fantasy football players can vary in opinions. So we will lay out the ground rules on how those IDP hairs were split between these players. Starting with the following things taken under consideration. And making this statement now.

No matter how, when. or why it’s an opinion.  And the same can be said on who the players are that are chosen to be in the rankings. 

So with that being said, my credentials in IDP knowledge runs around fifteen years now. And much of that time is not just spent on fantasy football data. It also includes researching and keeping up on the latest reports and news. And although “numbers” have to be used to rank. I find that those IDP hairs are so thin to split that normally I’d soon have any player within a difference of ten from any given rank.

The point here is we’ll list the considerations taken into these rankings. And my personal opinions are just that. Because all of the 26 and likely a few that didn’t make my list, boils down to my personal preferences.

Now on to our Top 26 Dynasty IDP Targets under 26 years old for 2020.


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2020’s Fantasy Football Top Dynasty IDP Targets: #11

Dynasty IDP Targets

New York Jet Safety Jamal Adams

Position: SS  –  Height/Weight: 6-1, 215lb  –  Age As Of Jan. 1 2020: 24

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Rank 7th(tied)


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Rank 13th*

Note* Adams (foot) was injured early in week thirteen but did manage to play through the entire contest. But did sit out with the foot injury for weeks fourteen and fifteen. He was ranked 13th among qualified players with at least a 30 in availability rating. 


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College Credentials

As a five-star recruit from Texas, Adams took his talents to the state of Louisiana for college. And as a true freshman, he played all thirteen contests for LSU as a Tiger. He finished out the 2014 season with 66 combined tackles, five for a loss, and added one sack. Then as a sophomore in 2015, he was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a safety by the Associated Press (AP) and SEC coaches. By recording 67 combined tackles, six for a loss, and four interceptions with one forced fumble.

As a junior, Adams was named to the AP All-SEC first team in 2016. He recorded his best-combined tackles at 76, eight for a loss, and one each of a sack, interception, and a forced fumble. Declaring for the NFL afterward and entered the draft as one of the top safety prospects in 2017.

NFL Recap

Jamal Adams was selected in the first round of the 2017 draft by the New York Jets. And after being the first safety off the board and the sixth pick overall, he was counted on by the team automatically and inserted directly into the starting defense. He did so with authority as a rookie, recording 83 combined tackles. With nine of them going for a loss and adding multiple playmaking type plays in the process.

Adams then showed true workhorse abilities in 2018 for a safety in the league. Compiling 115 combined tackles with nine of them for a loss again, in his second season. Again showing those playmaking abilities while improving the numbers on his game-changing type plays.

In 2019 he continued showing up at a high level and was on his way to matching his 2018 performance. But then a foot injury in week thirteen de-railed that attempt causing him to miss week’s fourteen and fifteen. Noting that the injury happened early in week thirteen, and it hampered him to the point he only recorded one tackle that contest.

Fantasy Football Dynasty IDP Targets Summary

Adams has shown fantasy football owners he is an IDP stud for some time now, by recording the statistics we want weekly. And consistency matters in this game we play, and Adams certainly is one of those players that owners target for that reason. While we can see by his combine numbers, he isn’t exactly known for being one of the fastest or strongest safety in the league. But he is a playmaker that hits hard and lets his football instincts get him to the point of attack to make the play and score points.

It is this Writer’s Opinion

It is this writer’s opinion that Adams has been and will remain a top-three option at the defensive back position for setting up rosters for at least three or four more years. And the recent rumors coming out of New York does have this writer doubting he’ll be a Jet in 2020. But owners shouldn’t worry at all if his talent goes elsewhere in the league. Because his skill set will certainly be utilized by whatever team he plays with. And likely will remain that in-the-box run stopper with above-average coverage skills put into a position to make the play.

If Adams had put on 15 pounds at some point in his career, he would be as good or better than most of the linebackers in the NFL. And at 24 years of age, there is no reason he won’t remain one of these dynasty IDP targets for a long time. Owners shouldn’t shy away from acquiring him as their number one option either, because as preferences come into play, they certainly could do a lot worse anchoring their designated defensive backs.

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Gary VanDyke

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