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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Updated: August 29, 11:52 AM ET
2008 Rankings: Individual defensive players

By Jim McCormick
Special to ESPN.com

Independent Defensive Players fantasy football rankings
RankNameTeamPositionPos. Rank
1Patrick Willis49ersILBLB1
2Jared AllenVikingsDEDL1
3DeMarcus WareCowboysOLBLB2
4DeMeco RyansTexansMLBLB3
5Mario WilliamsTexansDEDL2
6Kerry RhodesJetsSDB1
7Sean JonesBrownsSDB2
8Julian PetersonSeahawksOLBLB4
9Adrian WilsonCardinalsSDB3
10Brian UrlacherBearsMLBLB5
11Patrick KerneySeahawksDEDL3
12Will WitherspoonRamsMLBLB6
13Lofa TatupuSeahawksMLBLB7
14David HarrisJetsILBLB8
15London FletcherRedskinsMLBLB9
16Jon BeasonPanthersMLBLB10
17Julius PeppersPanthersDEDL4
18Aaron KampmanPackersDEDL5
19Trent ColeEaglesDEDL6
20Jason TaylorRedskinsDEDL7
21Champ BaileyBroncosCBDB4
22Bob SandersColtsSDB5
23Mike VrabelPatriotsOLBLB11
24Chris HarrisPanthersSDB6
25Ray LewisRavensILBLB12
26James FarriorSteelersILBLB13
27Adewale OgunleyeBearsDEDL8
28Nick BarnettPackersMLBLB14
29Keith BulluckTitansMLBLB15
30Gibril WilsonRaidersSDB7
31Robert MathisColtsDEDL9
32Troy PolamaluSteelersSDB8
33Kirk MorrisonRaidersMLBLB16
34Aaron SchobelBillsDEDL10
35Adalius ThomasPatriotsILBLB17
36Shaun PhillipsChargersOLBLB18
37Paul PoslusznyBillsMLBLB19
38Atari BigbyPackersSDB9
39Antonio CromartieChargersCBDB10
40Justin TuckGiantsDEDL11
41James HarrisonSteelersOLBLB20
42Michael BoleyFalconsOLBLB21
43Ernie SimsLionsOLBLB22
44Oshiomogho AtogweRamsSDB11
45Dwight FreeneyColtsDEDL12
46Lance BriggsBearsOLBLB23
47Angelo CrowellBillsOLBLB24
48AJ HawkPackersOLBLB25
49Elvis DumervilBroncosDEDL13
50Roy WilliamsCowboysSDB12
51Marcus TrufantSeahawksCBDB13
52E.J. HendersonVikingsMLBLB26
53Ed ReedRavensSDB14
54Michael Lewis49ersSDB15
55Thomas HowardRaidersOLBLB27
56Chad GreenwayVikingsOLBLB28
57Will SmithSaintsDEDL14
58Sammy KnightGiantsSDB16
59Laron LandryRedskinsSDB17
60Mike PetersonJaguarsMLBLB29
61Jonathan VilmaSaintsMLBLB30
62Andre CarterRedskinsDEDL15
63Antrel RolleCardinalsSDB18
64Barrett RuudBuccaneersMLBLB31
65Derrick JohnsonChiefsOLBLB32
66Kyle Vanden BoschTitansDEDL16
67Clinton HartChargersSDB19
68Gary BrackettColtsMLBLB33
69John AbrahamFalconsDEDL17
70Karlos DansbyCardinalsOLBLB34
71Chris LongRamsDEDL18
72Leonard LittleRamsDEDL19
73Darrelle RevisJetsCBDB20
74Antonio PierceGiantsMLBLB35
75Roman HarperSaintsSDB21
76Derrick BurgessRaidersDEDL20
77Terrell SuggsRavensOLBLB36
78Antoine WinfieldVikingsCBDB22
79Nate Clements49ersCBDB23
80Bart ScottRavensILBLB37
81Richard MarshallPanthersCBDB24
82Darnell DockettCardinalsDTDL21
83Charles TillmanBearsCBDB25
84Curtis LoftonFalconsMLBLB38
85D.J. WilliamsBroncosMLBLB39
86Gaines AdamsBuccaneersDEDL22
87Keith BrookingFalconsMLBLB40
88Gerald HayesCardinalsMLBLB41
89Jermaine PhillipsBuccaneersSDB26
90Shawne MerrimanChargersLBLB42
91Morlon GreenwoodTexansOLBLB43
92Tamba HaliChiefsDEDL23
93Leigh BoddenLionsCBDB27
94Cortland FinneganTitansCBDB28
95David ThorntonTitansOLBLB44
96Kamerion WimbleyBrownsOLBLB45
97Kabeer Gbaja-BiamilaPackersDEDL24
98Donte WhitnerBillsSDB29
99Bernard PollardChiefsSDB30
100Napoleon HarrisChiefsMLBLB46
101Keith RiversBengalsOLBLB47
102Tommie HarrisBearsDTDL25
103Terrence McGeeBillsCBDB31
104Channing CrowderDolphinsMLBLB48
105Chinedum NdukweBengalsSDB32
106Chris HopeTitansSDB33
107DeAngelo HallRaidersCBDB34
108Asante SamuelEaglesCBDB35
109Greg WhiteBuccaneersDEDL26
110Dunta RobinsonTexansCBDB36
111Freddy KeiahoColtsOLBLB49
112Reggie NelsonJaguarsSDB37
113Michael HuffRaidersSDB38
114Stewart BradleyEaglesMLBLB50
115Brian DawkinsEaglesSDB39
116Ronde BarberBuccaneersCBDB40
117Kelvin HaydenColtsCBDB41
118Mike PattersonEaglesDTDL27
119Glenn DorseyChiefsDTDL28
120Kelly GreggRavensDTDL29
121Calvin PaceJetsOLBLB51
122Dwight SmithLionsSDB42
123Mathias KiwanukaGiantsDEDL30
124Ty WarrenPatriotsDEDL31
125DeWayne WhiteLionsDEDL32
126Shaun RogersBrownsDTDL33
127Ike TaylorSteelersCBDB43
128Lawyer MilloyFalconsSDB44
129Mark AndersonBearsDEDL34
130Darren SharperVikingsSDB45
131Ken HamlinCowboysSDB46
132Charles WoodsonPackersCBDB47
133Amobi OkoyeTexansDTDL35
134Haloti NgataRavensDTDL36
135Pacman JonesCowboysCBDB48
136Marlin JacksonColtsCBDB49
137Albert HaynesworthTitansDTDL37
138Kenyon ColemanJetsDEDL38
139Kenny PhillipsGiantsSDB50
140Antwan OdomChiefsDEDL39
141Jarvis GreenPatriotsDEDL40
142Robert GeathersChiefsDEDL41
143Justin Smith49ersDEDL42
144Jovan HayeBuccaneersDEDL43
145Trevor PryceRavensDEDL44
146Juqua ParkerEaglesDEDL45
147Ray EdwardsVikingsDEDL46
148Marques DouglasBuccaneersDTDL47
149Antonio SmithAntonio SmithDECardinalsDEDL48
150Turk McBrideChiefsDEDL49