NFL Playoff Rankings: By-Position Cheat Sheet

NFL Playoff Rankings: By-Position Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our NFL Playoff Rankings series.

This list is geared toward playoff leagues with PPR fantasy scoring (4/6, 20/10) 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.

For non-PPR rankings, not much changes. You could bump up Nick Chubb a spot or two, for example, but it's hard to think of anyone who makes a significant move.

For postseason rankings for the upcoming week, check out Jeff Erickson's Weekly Rankings.

QBWRTE
Patrick MahomesTyreek HillTravis Kelce
Aaron RodgersDavante AdamsJared Cook
Josh AllenStefon DiggsRobert Tonyan
Drew BreesMichael Thomas*Mark Andrews
Russell WilsonDK MetcalfRob Gronkowski
Tom BradyMike Evans*Dawson Knox
Lamar JacksonChris Godwin Jonnu Smith
Ryan TannehillA.J. BrownTyler Higbee
Ben RoethlisbergerTyler LockettEric Ebron
Baker MayfieldMarquise BrownLogan Thomas
Jared Goff*Emmanuel SandersAustin Hooper
Philip RiversDiontae JohnsonJimmy Graham
Mitchell TrubiskyJuJu Smith-SchusterCole Kmet
Alex SmithAntonio BrownJacob Hollister
Taysom HillCooper KuppGreg Olsen*
John WolfordJohn BrownCameron Brate
RBCorey DavisAnthony Firkser
Alvin Kamara*Robert WoodsMarcedes Lewis
Aaron JonesTerry McLaurinJace Sternberger
Derrick HenryChase ClaypoolJack Doyle
Clyde Edwards-Helaire*Sammy WatkinsGerald Everett
Chris CarsonJarvis LandryLee Smith
Ronald JonesAllen RobinsonWill Dissly
Nick ChubbCole Beasley*David Njoku
J.K. DobbinsGabriel DavisTrey Burton
Jonathan TaylorT.Y. HiltonHarrison Bryant
James ConnerAllen LazardK
Latavius MurrayMarquez Valdes-ScantlingHarrison Butker
Kareem HuntDavid MooreWil Lutz
David MontgomeryDemarcus RobinsonMason Crosby
Cam Akers*Mecole HardmanTyler Bass
Zack MossMichael PittmanJustin Tucker
Devin SingletaryMiles BoykinJason Myers
Antonio GibsonTre'Quan Smith*Ryan Succop
Jamaal WilliamsDez BryantStephen Gostkowski
Le'Veon BellRashard HigginsChris Boswell*
Gus EdwardsDarnell MooneyMatt Gay
Nyheim HinesEquanimeous St. BrownCody Parkey
J.D. McKissicCam SimsRodrigo Blankenship
Leonard FournetteJames WashingtonCairo Santos
Carlos Hyde*Josh ReynoldsDustin Hopkins
Benny SnellDonovan Peoples-Jones*Matthew Wright
Malcolm BrownIsaiah McKenzieD
AJ DillonMarquez CallawayKansas City Chiefs
Mark IngramZach PascalNew Orleans Saints
Anthony McFarlandAnthony MillerGreen Bay Packers
Rashaad PennyDevin DuvernayBuffalo Bills
Darwin ThompsonVan JeffersonTampa Bay Buccaneers
Antonio WilliamsScotty MillerPittsburgh Steelers
Darrel WilliamsSteven SimsSeattle Seahawks
Jeremy McNichols Los Angeles Rams
Cordarrelle Patterson Baltimore Ravens
Ty Montgomery Cleveland Browns
Jordan Wilkins Washington Football Team
LeSean McCoy Indianapolis Colts
D'Ernest Johnson Chicago Bears
Ke'Shawn Vaughn Tennessee Titans
Peyton Barber  
Justice Hill  
*injured, check status  

Notes: 

These are mostly by the seedings, but a couple teams get boosted. The Buccaneers draw the Football Team and have a better chance to advance than the rest of the 5-8 seeds, so their defense and key skill players saw a boost.

A few injured players who were tough to rank: Michael Thomas, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Cole Beasley. I'm largely assuming they'll be healthy, but double check as updates come in. 

If I had one general piece of advice to offer when building playoff rosters, it's this: gamble on good players like Jonathan Taylor and Terry McLaurin even if they're on first-round underdogs. They often post huge numbers in their only game, and if an upset happens, you'll have a big leg up on the rest of the league.

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