Fantasy Football: Divisional Round Rankings

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I’d like to say the Divisional Round is where things get interesting, but really, how can you top that Wild Card weekend? Anyway, the AFC and NFC’s elite take center stage starting Saturday, and with the inclusion of Le’Veon Bell, Tom Brady, and Adam Thielen, fantasy players are certainly spoiled for choice. As far as rankings go, it’s all quite simple, but the tight end position could be one to watch. Marcus Mariota and Delanie Walker showed on Saturday they are quite the dynamic duo, hooking up for 74 yards in a tight one over the Chiefs. Don’t expect the same this week, though, as the Patriots allowed just five touchdowns to opposing tight ends all season.

In other news, it could be another quiet-ish week if you’re all in on Alvin Kamara or Mark Ingram. Facing the Vikings’ defense in any facet is tough, but against a Minnesota line that allowed the second fewest rushing yards per game during the regular season, the bash’em brothers could be in for a tough day. Here’s your Divisional Round rankings:

Quarterback Rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent
 1 Tom Brady NE vs. TEN
 2 Drew Brees NO @MIN
 3 Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. JAC
 4 Matt Ryan ATL @PHI
 5 Case Keenum MIN vs. NO
 6 Nick Foles PHI vs. ATL
 7 Marcus Mariota TEN @NE
 8 Blake Bortles JAC @PIT

Running Back Rankings

Rank PlayerTeam  Opponent
1 Le’Veon Bell PIT vs. JAC
2 Alvin Kamara NO @MIN
3 Mark Ingram NO @MIN
4 Leonard Fournette JAC @PIT
5 Devonta Freeman ATL @PHI
6 Latavius Murray MIN vs. NO
7 Dion Lewis NE vs. TEN
8 Jay Ajayi PHI vs. ATL
9 Tevin Coleman  ATL @PHI
10 Jerick McKinnon MIN vs. NO
11 Derrick Henry TEN @NE
12 Corey Clement PHI vs. ATL
13 T.J. Yeldon JAC @PIT
14 James White NE vs. TEN
15 Wendell Smallwood PHI vs. ATL
16 Stevan Ridley PIT vs. JAC

Wide Receiver Rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent
 1 Antonio Brown PIT vs. JAC
 2 Michael Thomas NO @MIN
 3 Julio Jones ATL @PHI
 4 Adam Thielen MIN vs. NO
 5 Brandin Cooks NE vs. TEN
 6 Alshon Jefferey PHI vs. ATL
 7 Stefon Diggs MIN vs. NO
 8 Chris Hogan (Q) NE vs. TEN
 9 Mohamed Sanu ATL @PHI
 10 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs. JAC
 11 Tedd Ginn Jr.  NO @MIN
 12 Martavis Bryant PIT vs. JAC
 13 Marqise Lee JAC @PIT
 14 Nelson Agholor PHI vs. ATL
 15 Corey Davis TEN @NE
 16 Danny Amendola NE vs. TEN
 17 Rishard Matthews TEN @NE
 18 Brandon Coleman NO @MIN
 19 Eric Decker TEN @NE
 20 Dede Westbrook JAC @PIT

Tight End Rankings

Rank  Player Team Opponent
1 Rob Gronkowski NE vs. TEN
2 Zach Ertz PHI vs. ATL
3 Delanie Walker TEN @NE
4 Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. NO
5 Austin Hooper ATL @PHI
6 Josh Hill NO @MIN
7 Jesse James PIT vs. JAC
8 Marcedes Lewis JAC @PIT

Defense/ST Rankings

Rank Team  Opponent
 1 Jacksonvile Jaguars @PIT
 2 Minnesota Vikings vs. NO
 3 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. JAC
 4 Philadelphia Eagles vs. ATL
 5 New Orleans Saints @MIN
 6 Tennessee Titans @NE
 7 New England Patriots vs. TEN
 8 Atlanta Falcons @PHI

Kicker Rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent
 1 Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. TEN
 2 Ryan Succop TEN @NE
 3 Chris Boswell PIT vs. JAC
 4 Wil Lutz NO @MIN
 5 Matt Bryant ATL @PHI
 6 Kai Forbath MIN vs. NO
 7 Jake Elliott PHI vs. ATL
 8 Josh Lambo JAC @PIT
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