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Weekly Rankings: Wild Card Round Value Meter

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).

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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. Flex Rankings are for PPR leagues. For any late changes, look in the comments section. This feature will *not* be updated this week, but there will be a new Value Meter each week of the playoffs. For a set of full playoff rankings, please consult Chris Liss's Playoff Cheat Sheet.

Quarterback

1.Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Min
2.Robert Griffin WAS vs. Sea
Note: (Knee) Will continue to wear the brace that he's had the last two weeks.
3.Andy Dalton CIN at Hou
4.Joe Flacco BAL vs. Ind
5.Andrew Luck IND at Bal
6.Russell Wilson SEA at Was
7.Matt Schaub HOU vs. Cin
8.*Christian Ponder MIN at GB
Note: (Elbow) Limited practice Wednesday and Thursday, as if you needed another reason to put him at the bottom of this week's list.

Running Backs

1.*Adrian Peterson MIN at GB
Note: (Abdomen) Sat out practice Tuesday and Wednesday, returned to practice Thursday.
2.Ray Rice BAL vs. Ind
3.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Sea
4.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Was
Note: (Back) Usual limited practice Wednesday.
5.Arian Foster HOU vs. Cin
6.Vick Ballard IND at Bal
7.DuJuan Harris GB vs. Min
8.*BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Hou
Note: Tweaked a hamstring in warmups last week, practicing in limited fashion this week.
9.Bernard Pierce BAL vs. Ind
10.Ben Tate HOU vs. Cin
11.Robert Turbin SEA at Was
12.Cedric Peerman CIN at Hou
13.Toby Gerhart MIN at GB
14.*Delone Carter IND at Bal
Note: (Ankle) Full participation in practice this week - should return after missing three games.
15.Brian Leonard CIN at Hou
16.Justin Forsett HOU vs. Cin
17.Ryan Grant GB vs. Min
18.Evan Royster WAS vs. Sea
19.*Alex Green GB vs. Min
Note: Active but didn't have a carry last week.
20.*James Starks GB vs. Min
Note: Suited up and present at practice but not really participating.

Wide Receivers

1.A.J. Green CIN at Hou
2.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Cin
3.Reggie Wayne IND at Bal
4.James Jones GB vs. Min
5.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Ind
6.Greg Jennings GB vs. Min
7.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Sea
8.Golden Tate SEA at Was
9.*Jordy Nelson GB vs. Min
Note: (Knee) Pushed it hard in practice Thursday and should be available to play Saturday night.
10.T.Y. Hilton IND at Bal
11.*Randall Cobb GB vs. Min
Note: (Ankle) Looked good in Thursday's practice.
12.*Anquan Boldin BAL vs. Ind
Note: Sat out last week with a shoulder injury, but expected to play Sunday.
13.Andrew Hawkins CIN at Hou
14.Santana Moss WAS vs. Sea
15.Marvin Jones CIN at Hou
16.Jarius Wright MIN at GB
17.Jacoby Jones BAL vs. Ind
18.Kevin Walter HOU vs. Cin
19.Sidney Rice SEA at Was
20.Josh Morgan WAS vs. Sea
21.Leonard Hankerson WAS vs. Sea
22.*Jerome Simpson MIN at GB
Note: Was briefly knocked woozy last week, but passed a concussion test during the game and returned to action.
23.*Donnie Avery IND at Bal
Note: (Shoulder) Targeted just once last week.

Tight Ends

1.Jermaine Gresham CIN at Hou
2.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. Ind
3.Jermichael Finley GB vs. Min
4.*Owen Daniels HOU vs. Cin
Note: Dealing with a persistent hamstring injury and now a back issue.
5.Kyle Rudolph MIN at GB
6.Dwayne Allen IND at Bal
7.Anthony McCoy SEA at Was
8.Coby Fleener IND at Bal
9.Logan Paulsen WAS vs. Sea
10.Zach Miller SEA at Was
11.Garrett Graham HOU vs. Cin
12.Ed Dickson BAL vs. Ind
13.James Casey HOU vs. Cin

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Adrian Peterson MIN at GB
Note: (Abdomen) Sat out practice Tuesday and Wednesday, returned to practice Thursday.
2.Ray Rice BAL vs. Ind
3.A.J. Green CIN at Hou
4.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Cin
5.Reggie Wayne IND at Bal
6.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Was
Note: (Back) Usual limited practice Wednesday.
7.Arian Foster HOU vs. Cin
8.James Jones GB vs. Min
9.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Sea
10.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Ind
11.Greg Jennings GB vs. Min
12.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Sea
13.Golden Tate SEA at Was
14.*Jordy Nelson GB vs. Min
Note: (Knee) Pushed it hard in practice Thursday and should be available to play Saturday night.
15.T.Y. Hilton IND at Bal
16.*Randall Cobb GB vs. Min
Note: (Ankle) Looked good in Thursday's practice.
17.Jermaine Gresham CIN at Hou
18.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. Ind
19.DuJuan Harris GB vs. Min
20.Vick Ballard IND at Bal
21.*BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Hou
Note: Tweaked a hamstring in warmups last week, practicing in limited fashion this week.
22.*Anquan Boldin BAL vs. Ind
Note: Sat out last week with a shoulder injury, but expected to play Sunday.
23.Andrew Hawkins CIN at Hou
24.Santana Moss WAS vs. Sea
25.Jermichael Finley GB vs. Min
26.*Owen Daniels HOU vs. Cin
Note: Dealing with a persistent hamstring injury and now a back issue.
27.Kyle Rudolph MIN at GB
28.Bernard Pierce BAL vs. Ind
29.Ben Tate HOU vs. Cin
30.Robert Turbin SEA at Was
31.Dwayne Allen IND at Bal
32.Marvin Jones CIN at Hou
33.Jarius Wright MIN at GB
34.Jacoby Jones BAL vs. Ind
35.Kevin Walter HOU vs. Cin
36.Sidney Rice SEA at Was
37.Josh Morgan WAS vs. Sea
38.Anthony McCoy SEA at Was
39.Coby Fleener IND at Bal
40.Logan Paulsen WAS vs. Sea
41.Zach Miller SEA at Was
42.Cedric Peerman CIN at Hou
43.Toby Gerhart MIN at GB

Kickers

1.Justin Tucker BAL vs. Ind
2.Shayne Graham HOU vs. Cin
3.Blair Walsh MIN at GB
4.Mason Crosby GB vs. Min
Note: Nailed both attempts against the Vikings last week. Has he cured his case of the yips?
5.Kai Forbath WAS vs. Sea
6.Steven Hauschka SEA at Was
7.Josh Brown CIN at Hou
8.Adam Vinatieri IND at Bal

Defenses

1.Baltimore Ravens vs. Ind
2.Green Bay Packers vs. Min
3.*Cincinnati Bengals at Hou
Note: The Bengals are probably going to get Terence Newman (groin) back this week.
4.Houston Texans vs. Cin
5.*Washington Redskins vs. Sea
Note: London Fletcher (ankle) sat out practice Wednesday, as usual.
6.Seattle Seahawks at Was
7.Indianapolis Colts at Bal
8.*Minnesota Vikings at GB
Note: Antoine Winfield (hand) likely to play.