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Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire.com and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

Divisional Week Rankings

Here are our rankings for the coming week at each position to help you decide your starting lineup. Our rankings are based on the following scoring system: three points for a passing touchdown; six points for a rushing/receiving touchdown; one point for every 20 passing yards; and one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards.

Last updated January 11. * = check status (not necessarily injury status)

Quarterback

1. Aaron Rodgers GB at ATL
2. Tom Brady NE vs. NYJ
3. Jay Cutler CHI vs. SEA
4. Matt Ryan ATL vs. GB
5. Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. BAL
6. Joe Flacco BAL at PIT
7. Mark Sanchez NYJ at NE
Note: Sanchez didn't have a big day against the Colts, but his late audible proved huge.
8. Matt Hasselbeck SEA at CHI
Note: Hasselbeck's big day could have been even better, as his receivers dropped five passes.

Running Back

1. Matt Forte CHI vs. SEA
2. Michael Turner ATL vs. GB
3. Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. BAL
4. BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE vs. NYJ
5. James Starks GB at ATL
Note: Starks had 29 carries in the regular season, 23 in the first-round playoff game against the Eagles.
6. LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ at NE
Note: LT's two touchdowns last week allowed one of our listeners to advance in Sirius/XM's playoff contest, despite him drafting 25th of 25.
7. Ray Rice BAL at PIT
8. Marshawn Lynch SEA at CHI
Note: Coming off of an earth-shattering performance.
9. Shonn Greene NYJ at NE
10. *Danny Woodhead NE vs. NYJ
Note: (Concussion) Full participation in Tuesday's practice.
11. Willis McGahee BAL at PIT
12. Brandon Jackson GB at ATL
13. Justin Forsett SEA at CHI
14. Chester Taylor CHI vs. SEA
15. John Kuhn GB at ATL
16. Mewelde Moore PIT vs. BAL
17. *Jason Snelling ATL vs. GB
18. Leon Washington SEA at CHI
19. Isaac Redman PIT vs. BAL
20. *Fred Taylor NE vs. NYJ
21. Joe McKnight NYJ at NE
Note: Healthy scratch against the Colts.

Wide Receiver

1. Roddy White ATL vs. GB
2. Greg Jennings GB at ATL
3. Johnny Knox CHI vs. SEA
4. Mike Wallace PIT vs. BAL
5. *Santonio Holmes NYJ at NE
6. *Earl Bennett CHI vs. SEA
7. Deion Branch NE vs. NYJ
8. Mike Williams SEA at CHI
9. Anquan Boldin BAL at PIT
10. Wes Welker NE vs. NYJ
11. James Jones GB at ATL
12. Braylon Edwards NYJ at NE
13. Hines Ward PIT vs. BAL
14. *Derrick Mason BAL at PIT
Note: Played with a sore ankle and the Chiefs rolled their best corner against him, so Boldin got more targets than Mason.
15. Devin Hester CHI vs. SEA
16. Brandon Stokley SEA at CHI
17. *Donald Driver GB at ATL
Note: Bruised knee against the Eagles, but returned to action.
18. Brandon Tate NE vs. NYJ
19. Jordy Nelson GB at ATL
20. Michael Jenkins ATL vs. GB
21. T.J. Houshmandzadeh BAL at PIT
22. *Ben Obomanu SEA at CHI
Note: Dislocated shoulder against the Saints, but so far has had a "phenomenal recovery."
23. Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. BAL
24. Brian Finneran ATL vs. GB
25. Jerricho Cotchery NYJ at NE
26. Golden Tate SEA at CHI
27. Harry Douglas ATL vs. GB

Tight End

1. Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. GB
2. *Todd Heap BAL at PIT
3. Rob Gronkowski NE vs. NYJ
4. Dustin Keller NYJ at NE
5. Heath Miller PIT vs. BAL
6. Greg Olsen CHI vs. SEA
7. John Carlson SEA at CHI
Note: Two touchdowns Saturday after just one during the regular season.
8. Andrew Quarless GB at ATL
9. *Aaron Hernandez NE vs. NYJ
Note: (Hip) Practiced Tuesday, though to what extent hasn't been disclosed.
10. Donald Lee GB at ATL
11. *Alge Crumpler NE vs. NYJ
12. Ed Dickson BAL at PIT
13. Tom Crabtree GB at ATL

Kicker

1. Mason Crosby GB at ATL
2. Matt Bryant ATL vs. GB
3. Shaun Suisham PIT vs. BAL
4. Robbie Gould CHI vs. SEA
5. Billy Cundiff BAL at PIT
6. Shayne Graham NE vs. NYJ
7. Nick Folk NYJ at NE
8. Olindo Mare SEA at CHI

Defense

1. Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore
2. Chicago vs. Seattle
3. Green Bay at Atlanta
4. New England vs. New York Jets
5. Baltimore at Pittsburgh
6. Atlanta vs. Green Bay
7. New York Jets at New England
8. Seattle at Chicago

Flex Position (RB/WR/TE)

1. Matt Forte CHI vs. SEA
2. Michael Turner ATL vs. GB
3. Roddy White ATL vs. GB
4. Greg Jennings GB at ATL
5. Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. BAL
6. BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE vs. NYJ
7. James Starks GB at ATL
Note: Starks had 29 carries in the regular season, 23 in the first-round playoff game against the Eagles.
8. LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ at NE
Note: LT's two touchdowns last week allowed one of our listeners to advance in Sirius/XM's playoff contest, despite him drafting 25th of 25.
9. Ray Rice BAL at PIT
10. Johnny Knox CHI vs. SEA
11. Mike Wallace PIT vs. BAL
12. *Santonio Holmes NYJ at NE
13. *Earl Bennett CHI vs. SEA
14. Deion Branch NE vs. NYJ
15. Marshawn Lynch SEA at CHI
Note: Coming off of an earth-shattering performance.
16. Shonn Greene NYJ at NE
17. *Danny Woodhead NE vs. NYJ
Note: (Concussion) Full participation in Tuesday's practice.
18. Mike Williams SEA at CHI
19. Anquan Boldin BAL at PIT
20. Wes Welker NE vs. NYJ
21. James Jones GB at ATL
22. Braylon Edwards NYJ at NE
23. Hines Ward PIT vs. BAL
24. *Derrick Mason BAL at PIT
Note: Played with a sore ankle and the Chiefs rolled their best corner against him, so Boldin got more targets than Mason.
25. Devin Hester CHI vs. SEA
26. Willis McGahee BAL at PIT
27. Brandon Jackson GB at ATL
28. Justin Forsett SEA at CHI
29. Chester Taylor CHI vs. SEA
30. Brandon Stokley SEA at CHI
31. Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. GB
32. *Todd Heap BAL at PIT
33. Rob Gronkowski NE vs. NYJ
34. *Donald Driver GB at ATL
Note: Bruised knee against the Eagles, but returned to action.
35. Brandon Tate NE vs. NYJ
36. Jordy Nelson GB at ATL
37. John Kuhn GB at ATL
38. Mewelde Moore PIT vs. BAL
39. *Jason Snelling ATL vs. GB
40. Michael Jenkins ATL vs. GB
41. Dustin Keller NYJ at NE