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Jeff Erickson

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

Update Complete

These rankings are just for this week of the playoffs, not for the entirety of the playoffs. If you want a playoff draft set of rankings, please see those from Chris Liss here:

Playoff Cheatsheet

I will do an update late Friday night, but unfortunately will not be around Sunday at game time to update the rankings. Any updates will likely be sparse, anyhow.

Same scoring presumptions from the regular season apply here - standard scoring for the positions, PPR for the flex.

Quarterback

1.Matt Ryan ATL vs. GB
2.Aaron Rodgers GB at Atl
3.Tom Brady NE vs. Pit
Note: Two interceptions all year in the regular season, two interceptions in the playoff win over the Texans.
4.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at NE

Running Backs

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT at NE
2.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. GB
3.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Pit
4.Dion Lewis NE vs. Pit
5.Ty Montgomery GB at Atl
6.Tevin Coleman ATL vs. GB
Note: Both Falcons tailbacks cashed in last week - can they both be viable again?
7.James White NE vs. Pit
Note: On the field for just 12 snaps last week, but still managed to catch a touchdown pass.
8.Christine Michael GB at Atl
Note: Limited to kickoff return duties in the win over the Cowboys.
9.DeAngelo Williams PIT at NE
10.*Fitzgerald Toussaint PIT at NE
Note: (Concussion) Inactive last week.
11.*James Starks GB at Atl
Note: (Concussion) Inactive last week.

Wide Receivers

1.Antonio Brown PIT at NE
2.Julian Edelman NE vs. Pit
3.*Julio Jones ATL vs. GB
Note: Aggravated his toe injury late in the win over Seattle. He'll be limited in practice this week but is expected to play Sunday. Limited in Friday's practice, but apparently will have 'no restrictions' Sunday.
4.Randall Cobb GB at Atl
5.*Jordy Nelson GB at Atl
Note: (Ribs) Has a 'small chance' to play Sunday - participating in 'regenerating workouts.' Expected to play.
6.Mohamed Sanu ATL vs. GB
7.*Davante Adams GB at Atl
Note: Missed practice all week with an ankle sprain, but said he's going to play.
8.Ty Montgomery GB at Atl
9.Eli Rogers PIT at NE
10.*Chris Hogan NE vs. Pit
Note: Suffered a thigh injury in the win over the Texans - he's downplaying it, but the practice reports will tell the story. Expected to play.
11.*Taylor Gabriel ATL vs. GB
Note: (Foot) Limited Wednesday and Thursday, but no longer on the injury list.
12.Michael Floyd NE vs. Pit
Note: Even with Malcolm Mitchell out and Chris Hogan later getting hurt, Floyd managed just one catch on three targets, with one of those targets leading to an interception.
13.*Geronimo Allison GB at Atl
Note: Came up with a hamstring injury and missed practice this week, but is expected to play. Jordy Nelson should play, too, however, and that could cut down on Allison's targets.
14.*Malcolm Mitchell NE vs. Pit
Note: (Knee) Inactive last week. Expected to play this week.
15.Justin Hardy ATL vs. GB
16.Danny Amendola NE vs. Pit
Note: Saw 21 snaps in his return to action.
17.Cobi Hamilton PIT at NE
18.Aldrick Robinson ATL vs. GB
19.Jeff Janis GB at Atl
20.Darrius Heyward-Bey PIT at NE
21.Demarcus Ayers PIT at NE

Tight Ends

1.Jared Cook GB at Atl
2.*Martellus Bennett NE vs. Pit
Note: On the field for 64 snaps last week, but had just four targets. Listed as questionable with a knee injury, but expected to play.
3.Jesse James PIT at NE
4.Richard Rodgers GB at Atl
Note: Only one reception last week, but it was huge - a 34-yard touchdown to get the Packers rolling.
5.Austin Hooper ATL vs. GB
6.Levine Toilolo ATL vs. GB
7.Dave Johnson PIT at NE
8.*Ladarius Green PIT at NE
Note: Still in the NFL's concussion protocol. Not expected to play.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT at NE
2.Antonio Brown PIT at NE
3.Julian Edelman NE vs. Pit
4.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. GB
5.*Julio Jones ATL vs. GB
Note: Aggravated his toe injury late in the win over Seattle. He'll be limited in practice this week but is expected to play Sunday. Limited in Friday's practice, but apparently will have 'no restrictions' Sunday.
6.*Davante Adams GB at Atl
Note: Missed practice all week with an ankle sprain, but said he's going to play.
7.Randall Cobb GB at Atl
8.Dion Lewis NE vs. Pit
9.Ty Montgomery GB at Atl
10.Jared Cook GB at Atl
11.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Pit
12.Tevin Coleman ATL vs. GB
Note: Both Falcons tailbacks cashed in last week - can they both be viable again?
13.*Geronimo Allison GB at Atl
Note: Came up with a hamstring injury and missed practice this week, but is expected to play. Jordy Nelson should play, too, however, and that could cut down on Allison's targets.
14.*Martellus Bennett NE vs. Pit
Note: On the field for 64 snaps last week, but had just four targets. Listed as questionable with a knee injury, but expected to play.
15.Mohamed Sanu ATL vs. GB
16.Eli Rogers PIT at NE
17.*Taylor Gabriel ATL vs. GB
Note: (Foot) Limited Wednesday and Thursday, but no longer on the injury list.
18.Michael Floyd NE vs. Pit
Note: Even with Malcolm Mitchell out and Chris Hogan later getting hurt, Floyd managed just one catch on three targets, with one of those targets leading to an interception.
19.*Chris Hogan NE vs. Pit
Note: Suffered a thigh injury in the win over the Texans - he's downplaying it, but the practice reports will tell the story. Expected to play.
20.Jesse James PIT at NE
21.Richard Rodgers GB at Atl
Note: Only one reception last week, but it was huge - a 34-yard touchdown to get the Packers rolling.
22.Austin Hooper ATL vs. GB
23.James White NE vs. Pit
Note: On the field for just 12 snaps last week, but still managed to catch a touchdown pass.
24.Justin Hardy ATL vs. GB
25.Danny Amendola NE vs. Pit
Note: Saw 21 snaps in his return to action.
26.Cobi Hamilton PIT at NE
27.Levine Toilolo ATL vs. GB

Kickers

1.Matt Bryant ATL vs. GB
2.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Pit
3.Mason Crosby GB at Atl
Note: Technically made *three* field goals beyond 50 yards in the win over the Cowboys - one of them not counting when the Cowboys 'froze' him.
4.Chris Boswell PIT at NE
Note: The Steelers won't be able to get away with settling for field goals against the Patriots. Nonetheless, I whiffed on him last week.

Defenses

1.New England Patriots vs. Pit
2.*Pittsburgh Steelers at NE
Note: James Harrison suffered a shoulder/triceps injury in the win over the Chiefs and might be limited in practice.
3.*Atlanta Falcons vs. GB
Note: Adrian Claiborne sprained his biceps and was placed on IR - the Falcons will miss their #2 pass rusher.
4.*Green Bay Packers at Atl
Note: Morgan Burnett left with a quad injury, and the Cowboys immediately improved offensively after the injury. Kentrell Brice played in his place. Burnett is expected to play.