Fantasy position rankings for the playoffs

Production and probable playoff longevity both factor into the fantasy rankings from Jeff Ratcliffe.

| 5 months ago
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Fantasy position rankings for the playoffs

Draft-style fantasy leagues in the NFL playoffs present a unique set of challenges not seen in the regular season. Simply put, players won’t all play the same amount of games. On Tuesday, I outlined how to go about selecting which teams you think will advance. This is a key step in building your draft board.

In putting together rankings for the playoffs, I went through that exact exercise. Here’s how I project the playoff:

  • Wild Card Round: Houston defeats Oakland, Seattle defeats Detroit, Pittsburgh defeats Miami, and Green Bay Defeats NY Giants
  • Divisional Round: Atlanta defeats Seattle, Dallas defeats Green Bay, Pittsburgh defeats Kansas City, and New England defeats Houston
  • Conference Championship: Atlanta defeats Dallas, New England defeats Pittsburgh
  • Super Bowl: New England defeats Atlanta

Using these game projections, we can now rank all of the players for the playoffs.


1 Tom Brady NE
2 Matt Ryan ATL
3 Ben Roethlisberger PIT
4 Aaron Rodgers GB
5 Russell Wilson SEA
6 Dak Prescott DAL
7 Brock Osweiler HST
8 Eli Manning NYG
9 Alex Smith KC
10 Ryan Tannehill MIA
11 Matthew Stafford DET
12 Connor Cook OAK

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is 2016's second-most-accurate ranker in the fantasy industry. Jeff also is the host of our show on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio and is one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

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