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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 Saturday 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.Aaron Rodgers GB at Dal
2.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Sea
3.Tom Brady NE vs. Hou
4.Russell Wilson SEA at Atl
5.Dak Prescott DAL vs. GB
6.*Ben Roethlisberger PIT at KC
Note: Aggravated a previous foot fracture on the final play of the game on Sunday and was in a walking boot, but the Steelers don't expect him to be hampered by the aggravation against the Chiefs. Ice storm forecasted for the KC area, game moved to Sunday night instead of Sunday afternoon.
7.Alex Smith KC vs. Pit
8.*Brock Osweiler HOU at NE
Note: Tom Savage has cleared the concussion protocol, but it's expected that Osweiler will start again.

Running Backs

1.*Le'Veon Bell PIT at KC
Note: Has assorted bumps and bruises, will likely sit out practice Wednesday.
2.*LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Hou
Note: Dealt with an illness earlier in the week but is not on the injury list any longer.
3.*Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. GB
Note: LT Tyron Smith (knee) is questionable - he's a key cog in their run blocking.
4.Thomas Rawls SEA at Atl
Note: Had his best game of the year - and now has a solid match up against the Falcons.
5.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Sea
6.*Spencer Ware KC vs. Pit
Note: (Ribs) Good-to-go after sitting out the Week 17 win over the Chargers. Full practice Wednesday.
7.Lamar Miller HOU at NE
8.Dion Lewis NE vs. Hou
9.*Ty Montgomery GB at Dal
Note: Suffered an ankle injury in the win over the Giants.
10.Tevin Coleman ATL vs. Sea
11.*Christine Michael GB at Dal
Note: Got 10 carries, many of them late, with Ty Montgomery banged up. Montgomery is expected back this week against Dallas.
12.Alex Collins SEA at Atl
13.Charcandrick West KC vs. Pit
14.James White NE vs. Hou
15.Jonathan Grimes HOU at NE
16.Darren McFadden DAL vs. GB
17.DeAngelo Williams PIT at KC
18.Alfred Blue HOU at NE
19.Akeem Hunt HOU at NE
20.Alfred Morris DAL vs. GB
21.*Fitzgerald Toussaint PIT at KC
Note: In the league's concussion protocol. Listed as questionable.
22.*James Starks GB at Dal
Note: (Concussion) Ruled out again this week.
23.*C.J. Prosise SEA at Atl
Note: (Shoulder) Cleared to practice. Will need to go full speed in practice before getting cleared to play. Inactive.

Wide Receivers

1.Julio Jones ATL vs. Sea
2.Julian Edelman NE vs. Hou
3.Dez Bryant DAL vs. GB
4.Doug Baldwin SEA at Atl
5.Davante Adams GB at Dal
6.*Antonio Brown PIT at KC
Note: Moving down due to the icy conditions in KC.
7.Randall Cobb GB at Dal
Note: (Ankle) Stepped up big after Nelson got hurt.
8.*DeAndre Hopkins HOU at NE
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice this week, but not on the final injury report.
9.Paul Richardson SEA at Atl
10.Tyreek Hill KC vs. Pit
11.Chris Hogan NE vs. Hou
12.Jeremy Maclin KC vs. Pit
13.Cole Beasley DAL vs. GB
14.*Michael Floyd NE vs. Hou
Note: Could have a bigger role with Malcolm Mitchell out again.
15.Mohamed Sanu ATL vs. Sea
16.Eli Rogers PIT at KC
17.*Taylor Gabriel ATL vs. Sea
Note: (Shoulder) Was expected to practice on Tuesday. We won't know much about his status until the initial injury reports on Wednesday. Full practice Wednesday, expected to play.
18.*Geronimo Allison GB at Dal
Note: Possibly could have a bigger role with Jordy Nelson out.
19.Jermaine Kearse SEA at Atl
20.*Ty Montgomery GB at Dal
Note: Suffered an ankle injury in the win over the Giants.
21.Cobi Hamilton PIT at KC
22.Terrance Williams DAL vs. GB
23.Will Fuller HOU at NE
24.*Danny Amendola NE vs. Hou
Note: (Ankle) Pats are taking a 'day-to-day' approach. Full participant in practice Wednesday.
25.Justin Hardy ATL vs. Sea
26.Albert Wilson KC vs. Pit
27.Darrius Heyward-Bey PIT at KC
28.Chris Conley KC vs. Pit
29.Demarcus Ayers PIT at KC
30.Aldrick Robinson ATL vs. Sea
31.Keith Mumphery HOU at NE
32.*Jordy Nelson GB at Dal
Note: Suffered 'at least two' rib fractures in the win over the Giants. Nelson won't practice until at least Saturday, if at all. Officially ruled out.
33.*Malcolm Mitchell NE vs. Hou
Note: (Knee) Not expected to play.

Tight Ends

1.Travis Kelce KC vs. Pit
2.Martellus Bennett NE vs. Hou
3.Jimmy Graham SEA at Atl
4.Jared Cook GB at Dal
Note: Caught five passes for 48 yards, but his biggest contribution was his drop in the second quarter just before the Hail Mary.
5.C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU at NE
6.Jason Witten DAL vs. GB
7.Jesse James PIT at KC
8.Luke Willson SEA at Atl
9.*Austin Hooper ATL vs. Sea
Note: (Knee) Making progress in his quest to play on Saturday. Full practice Wednesday.
10.Ryan Griffin HOU at NE
11.Richard Rodgers GB at Dal
12.Levine Toilolo ATL vs. Sea
13.Dave Johnson PIT at KC
14.*Ladarius Green PIT at KC
Note: Still remains in the concussion protocol, and the Steelers said that they will adhere to the letter of the law. Listed as doubtful.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Le'Veon Bell PIT at KC
Note: Has assorted bumps and bruises, will likely sit out practice Wednesday.
2.Julio Jones ATL vs. Sea
3.Julian Edelman NE vs. Hou
4.Dez Bryant DAL vs. GB
5.*Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. GB
Note: LT Tyron Smith (knee) is questionable - he's a key cog in their run blocking.
6.*LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Hou
Note: Dealt with an illness earlier in the week but is not on the injury list any longer.
7.Doug Baldwin SEA at Atl
8.Davante Adams GB at Dal
9.*Antonio Brown PIT at KC
Note: Moving down due to the icy conditions in KC.
10.Thomas Rawls SEA at Atl
Note: Had his best game of the year - and now has a solid match up against the Falcons.
11.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Sea
12.Randall Cobb GB at Dal
Note: (Ankle) Stepped up big after Nelson got hurt.
13.*Spencer Ware KC vs. Pit
Note: (Ribs) Good-to-go after sitting out the Week 17 win over the Chargers. Full practice Wednesday.
14.Travis Kelce KC vs. Pit
15.Lamar Miller HOU at NE
16.Dion Lewis NE vs. Hou
17.*Ty Montgomery GB at Dal
Note: Suffered an ankle injury in the win over the Giants.
18.*DeAndre Hopkins HOU at NE
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice this week, but not on the final injury report.
19.Paul Richardson SEA at Atl
20.Tyreek Hill KC vs. Pit
21.Chris Hogan NE vs. Hou
22.Jeremy Maclin KC vs. Pit
23.Mohamed Sanu ATL vs. Sea
24.Cole Beasley DAL vs. GB
25.*Michael Floyd NE vs. Hou
Note: Could have a bigger role with Malcolm Mitchell out again.
26.Martellus Bennett NE vs. Hou
27.Jimmy Graham SEA at Atl
28.Jared Cook GB at Dal
Note: Caught five passes for 48 yards, but his biggest contribution was his drop in the second quarter just before the Hail Mary.
29.Tevin Coleman ATL vs. Sea
30.Eli Rogers PIT at KC
31.*Taylor Gabriel ATL vs. Sea
Note: (Shoulder) Was expected to practice on Tuesday. We won't know much about his status until the initial injury reports on Wednesday. Full practice Wednesday, expected to play.
32.*Geronimo Allison GB at Dal
Note: Possibly could have a bigger role with Jordy Nelson out.
33.Jermaine Kearse SEA at Atl
34.C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU at NE
35.*Christine Michael GB at Dal
Note: Got 10 carries, many of them late, with Ty Montgomery banged up. Montgomery is expected back this week against Dallas.
36.Alex Collins SEA at Atl
37.Charcandrick West KC vs. Pit
38.Jason Witten DAL vs. GB
39.Jesse James PIT at KC
40.James White NE vs. Hou
41.Jonathan Grimes HOU at NE
42.Justin Hardy ATL vs. Sea
43.Cobi Hamilton PIT at KC
44.Terrance Williams DAL vs. GB
45.Will Fuller HOU at NE
46.Darren McFadden DAL vs. GB
47.DeAngelo Williams PIT at KC
48.*Danny Amendola NE vs. Hou
Note: (Ankle) Pats are taking a 'day-to-day' approach. Full participant in practice Wednesday.

Kickers

1.Matt Bryant ATL vs. Sea
2.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Hou
3.Dan Bailey DAL vs. GB
4.Steven Hauschka SEA at Atl
5.Mason Crosby GB at Dal
6.Cairo Santos KC vs. Pit
7.Chris Boswell PIT at KC
8.Nick Novak HOU at NE
Note: Good day as a home favorite last week, but the good times probably end this week.

Defenses

1.New England Patriots vs. Hou
2.*Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pit
Note: Justin Houston (knee) is expected to return to practice this week.
3.Pittsburgh Steelers at KC
4.Atlanta Falcons vs. Sea
5.*Dallas Cowboys vs. GB
Note: Morris Claiborne (sports hernia) is expected to start, as is DeMarcus Lawrence (back).
6.Seattle Seahawks at Atl
7.*Green Bay Packers at Dal
Note: Blake Martinez (knee) left last week's game against the Giants but is expected to play this week.
8.Houston Texans at NE