Make no mistake about it: playing in a league with individual defensive players (IDP) is tough.

These players are just as important to the defense as offensive players are to the other side of the ball. But defensive players rarely score, thus don’t receive as much acclaim as their offensive counterparts.

Additionally, selecting IDP adds an extra dimension of complexity to your draft strategy, because you’re not just drafting six positions.

If you are interested in playing in an IDP league, make sure you select owners who have some kind of knowledge of defensive players. If you don’t have owners who know what they’re doing, they’re going to get trounced by a smart owner who knows when and where to draft defensive players.

Maybe that’s your goal all along, but what fun is it to run through a league of dummies?