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How many IDP players do you start in your league?

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Wondering what your IDP starting rosters look like. I'm only in one league right now...trying to find other competitive ones too. I wonder how common this setup is...this is my local league:

1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1K

2 DL, 3 LB, 2 DB


After last season I did some analysis and found that defense was a much, much larger part of our respective teams' success or failure than anyone had assumed. I was pretty shocked to learn that these highly touted offensive players were all outscored by tier 1 linebackers last year:

Drew Brees

Willis McGahee

Reuben Droughns

Antonio Gates

Corey Dillon

Willie Parker

Domanick Davis

Brian Westbrook

Plaxico Burress

Hines Ward

Terry Glenn

Carnell Williams

Chris Brown

Julius Jones


The top 29 scorers in our league were offensive players, but then 8 of the next 30 were linebackers.


Everyone in the room went nuts when I took the first defensive players off the board in the 6th and 7th rounds, but my strategy proved to be correct when I looked back at the end of the year. Most of these owners were IDP novices (as was I), and were razzing me all season about all the games I won and how "lucky" I was (my offense was very average). What they failed to grasp was that I had the highest scoring defense, by a very large margin, and that's how I won the title.


So again, I'm just curious if our league is unique or if most IDP leagues start this many defensive players?

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