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Playoff Cheat Sheet: By-Position Rankings

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

Playoff Cheat Sheet

This list is geared toward playoff leagues with standard fantasy scoring (4/6, 20/10, non PPR) and that draft only once before the playoffs and count all scoring through the Super Bowl. So it's a mix of per-game production and the number of projected games for a given team.

Incidentally, PPR rankings are almost identical given the lack of pass-catching backs in the playoffs, as well as receivers who excel in both formats. (Maybe bump up Ray Rice ahead of Alfred Morris/Marshawn Lynch in PPR, though it's still close. And further down, Jacquizz Rodgers and Danny Woodhead would get a slight boost.)

Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers Tight Ends
Peyton Manning, DEN Knowshon Moreno, DEN Demaryius Thomas, DEN Rob Gronkowski, NE
Aaron Rodgers, GB Stevan Ridley, NE Wes Welker, NE Aaron Hernandez, NE
Tom Brady, NE Marshawn Lynch, SEA Eric Decker, DEN Tony Gonzalez, ATL
Colin Kaepernick, SF Alfred Morris, WAS Michael Crabtree, SF Jacob Tamme, DEN
Matt Ryan, ATL Ray Rice, BAL Greg Jennings, GB Jermichael Finley, GB
Robert Griffin III, WAS Adrian Peterson, MIN Jordy Nelson, GB Vernon Davis, SF
Russell Wilson, SEA Arian Foster, HOU Randall Cobb*, GB Owen Daniels, HOU
Joe Flacco, BAL Frank Gore, SF Julio Jones, ATL Dennis Pitta, BAL
Andrew Luck, IND Michael Turner, ATL Roddy White, ATL Joel Dreessen, DEN
Matt Schaub, HOU Jacquizz Rodgers, ATL Andre Johnson, HOU Jermaine Gresham, CIN
Andy Dalton, CIN Danny Woodhead, NE Pierre Garcon, WAS Kyle Rudolph, MIN
Christian Ponder, MIN BenJarvus Green-Ellis*, CIN A.J. Green, CIN Zach Miller, SEA
Vick Ballard, IND Brandon Lloyd, NE Delanie Walker, SF
Kickers DuJuan Harris, GB Torrey Smith, BAL Logan Paulsen, WAS
Stephen Gostkowski, NE LaMichael James, SF James Jones, GB Coby Fleener, IND
Matt Prater, DEN Ryan Grant, GB Reggie Wayne, IND Dwayne Allen, IND
Mason Crosby, GB Bernard Pierce, BAL Sidney Rice, SEA Ed Dickson, BAL
David Akers*, SF Robert Turbin, SEA Golden Tate, SEA Anthony McCoy, SEA
Matt Bryant, ATL Lance Ball, DEN T.Y. Hilton, IND James Casey, HOU
Steven Hauschka, SEA Ronnie Hillman, DEN Santana Moss, WAS Garrett Graham, HOU
Kai Forbath, WAS James Starks*, GB Brandon Stokley, DEN
Shayne Graham, HOU Alex Green, GB Anquan Boldin, BAL
Justin Tucker, BAL Shane Vereen, NE Donnie Avery, IND
Blair Walsh, MIN Ben Tate, HOU Leonard Hankerson, WAS
Adam Vinatieri, IND Brian Leonard, CIN Josh Morgan, WAS
Josh Brown, CIN Cedric Peerman, CIN Randy Moss, SF
Evan Royster, WAS Marvin Jones, CIN
Defenses Toby Gerhart, MIN Doug Baldwin, SEA
Broncos Brandon Bolden, NE Kevin Walter, HOU
Patriots Delone Carter, IND Jerome Simpson, MIN
49ers Justin Forsett, HOU Michael Jenkins, MIN
Packers Leon Washington, SEA Jarius Wright, MIN
Seahawks Anthony Allen, BAL Deion Branch, NE
Falcons A.J. Jenkins, SF
Texans Andrew Hawkins, CIN
Ravens
Redskins
Bengals
Colts
Vikings

*check status