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 Derrick Henry or Elijah Mitchell up 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.

Tom BradyDavante AdamsTravis Kelce
Patrick MahomesMike Evans*Rob Gronkowski
Josh AllenCooper KuppGeorge Kittle
Aaron RodgersTyreek HillDalton Schultz
Joe BurrowStefon DiggsDawson Knox
Dak PrescottJa'Marr ChaseDarren Waller
Matthew StaffordA.J. BrownZach Ertz
Ryan TannehillTee HigginsAnthony Firkser
Kyler MurrayCeeDee LambTyler Higbee
Jimmy GaroppoloAmari CooperHunter Henry
Derek CarrDeebo SamuelC.J. Uzomah
Jalen HurtsOdell BeckhamDallas Goedert
Mac JonesBrandon AiyukJosiah Deguara
Ben RoethlisbergerTyler BoydPat Freiermuth
Trey LanceJulio JonesCameron Brate
RBAllen LazardFoster Moreau
Aaron JonesMecole HardmanMarcedes Lewis
Joe MixonChristian Kirk Jonnu Smith
Derrick Henry*Hunter RenfrowBlake Jarwin
Devin SingletaryCole BeasleyGeoff Swaim
Ezekiel ElliottDiontae JohnsonBlake Bell
Leonard Fournette*Nick Westbrook-IkhineZach Gentry
AJ DillonCedrick WilsonO.J. Howard
Darrel Williams*Gabriel DavisK
Elijah MitchellBreshad PerrimanHarrison Butker
D'Onta ForemanTyler JohnsonRyan Succop
Josh JacobsDeVonta SmithTyler Bass
James Conner*Van JeffersonMason Crosby
Najee HarrisA.J. GreenRandy Bullock
Clyde Edwards-Helaire*Marquez Valdes-Scantling*Evan McPherson
Cam Akers*Randall Cobb*Matt Gay
Tony Pollard*Jakobi MeyersGreg Zuerlein
Sony MichelEmmanuel Sanders*Matt Prater
Damien HarrisByron PringleRobbie Gould
Rhamondre StevensonChase ClaypoolDaniel Carlson
Dontrell HilliardAntoine WesleyNick Folk
Chase EdmondsJauan JenningsJake Elliott
Jeff WilsonEquanimeous St. BrownChris Boswell
Jerick McKinnonScotty MillerD
Derrick GoreCyril Grayson*Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ronald Jones*Zay JonesGreen Bay Packers
Miles Sanders*Nelson AgholorBuffalo Bills
Boston ScottDemarcus RobinsonDallas Cowboys
Zack MossKendrick BourneKansas City Chiefs
Eno BenjaminRondale Moore*Tennessee Titans
Darrell Henderson*Ben SkowronekLos Angeles Rams
Samaje PerineQuez WatkinsCincinnati Bengals
Le'Veon BellChester RogersArizona Cardinals
Ke'Shawn VaughnIsaiah McKenzieSan Francisco 49ers
JaMycal HastyJosh GordonNew England Patriots
Brandon BoldenDeAndre Hopkins*Las Vegas Raiders
Patrick TaylorBryan EdwardsPittsburgh Steelers
Jordan HowardJalen ReagorPhiladelphia Eagles
Jalen RichardRay-Ray McCloud 
Kenneth GainwellJames Washington* 
Benny SnellN'Keal Harry 
Matt BreidaTrent Sherfield 
Chris Evans  
Corey Clement  
Peyton Barber  

*injured, check status


Running back is a wasteland. Not only are there timeshares all over the place, but key backs on good teams like Derrick Henry, Cam Akers, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darrel Williams and Leonard Fournette are coming back from injuries to uncertain workloads. Wide receiver, on the other hand, is deep – when Deebo Samuel is 11th, it's a loaded field. 

The other interesting dynamic is there are no obvious favorites. I leaned Buccaneers, Packers, Bills and Chiefs, but the Titans have the bye, and the Bengals, Rams, Cowboys and even Cardinals and 49ers are dangerous. It's a good year to stack any plausible team. And while the Packers and Titans benefit from the bye, it maxes out their games at three. 

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Chris Liss
Chris Liss was RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio from 2001-2022.
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