2014 Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge: Player Rankings

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Fantasy Playoff Challenge Rankings

PeytonManningCover
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

While the fantasy football season may be officially over, us fantasy junkies are always looking for our next fix. So for those of you participating in the Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge this year, here are my complete player rankings.

Saturday Games:

Kansas City Chiefs @ Indianapolis Colts – 4:25 PM ET

Kansas City Chiefs:

QB Alex Smith

RB Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis

WR Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery

TE Anthony Fasano

Indianapolis Colts:

QB Andrew Luck

RB Donald Brown, Trent Richardson

WR T.Y. Hilton, Da’Rick Rodgers, LaVon Brazill

TE Coby Fleener

New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles – 8:10 PM ET

New Orleans Saints:

QB Drew Brees

RB Pierre Thomas, Mark ingram, Darren Sproles

WR Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Kenny Stills, Robert Meachem

TE Jimmy Graham

Philadelphia Eagles:

QB Nick Foles

RB LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown

WR DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, Jason Avant

TE Brent Celek, Zach Ertz

Sunday Games:

San Diego Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals – 1:05 PM ET

San Diego Chargers:

QB Philip Rivers

RB Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead

WR Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal

TE Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green

Cincinnati Begnals:

QB Andy Dalton

RB Giovani Bernard, BenJarvus Green-Ellis

WR A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu

TE Tyler Eifert, Jermaine Gresham

San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers – 4:40 PM ET

San Francisco 49ers:

QB Colin Kaepernick

RB Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James

WR Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree

TE Vernon Davis

Green Bay Packers:

QB Aaron Rodgers

RB Eddie Lacy, James Starks

WR Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones, Jarrett Boykin

TE Andrew Quarless

AFC Bye Weeks:

Denver Broncos, New England Patriots

NFC Bye Weeks:

Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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Quarterback Rankings

AaronRodgers
Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

1. Peyton Manning, DEN

2. Russell Wilson, SEA

3. Aaron Rodgers, GB

4. Nick Foles, PHI

5. Tom Brady, NE

6. Andy Dalton, CIN

7. Colin Kaepernick, SF

8. Cam Newton, CAR

9.Drew Brees, NO

10. Andrew Luck, IND

11. Philip Rivers, SD

12. Alex Smith, KC

January 4-5 ONLY

1. Nick Foles, PHI

2. Aaron Rodgers, GB

3. Andy Dalton, CIN

4. Colin Kaepernick, SF

5. Drew Brees, NO

6. Andrew Luck, IND

7. Philip Rivers, SD

8. Alex Smith, KC

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Running Back Rankings

KnowshonMoreno
Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

1. Knowshon Moreno, DEN

2. Marshawn Lynch, SEA

3. LeSean McCoy, PHI

4. Eddie Lacy, GB

5. Jamaal Charles, KC

6. Frank Gore, SF

7. Shane Vereen, NE

8. Giovani Bernard, CIN

9. Ryan Mathews, SD

10. DeAngelo Williams, CAR

11. Donald Brown, IND

12. Montee Ball, DEN

13. Stevan Ridley, NE

14. Pierre Thomas, NO

15. Danny Woodhead, SD

16. James Starks, GB

17. LeGarrette Blount, NE

18. Mike Tolbert, CAR

19. Trent Richardson, IND

20. Bryce Brown, PHI

21. Knile Davis, KC

22. Mark Ingram, NO

23. Darren Sproles, NO

24. Robert Turbin, SEA

25. Jonathan Stewart, CAR

January 4-5 ONLY

1. LeSean McCoy, PHI

2. Jamaal Charles, KC

3. Eddie Lacy, GB

4. Frank Gore, SF

5. Ryan Mathews, SD

6. Giovani Bernard, CIN

7. Donald Brown, IND

8. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, CIN

9. Pierre Thomas, NO

10. Danny Woodhead, SD

11. Bryce Brown, PHI

12. Trent Richardson, IND

13. James Starks, GB

14. Darren Sproles, NO

15. Knile Davis, KC

16. Mark Ingram, NO

17. Kendall Hunter, SF

18. LaMichael James, SF

19. Chris Polk, PHI

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Wide Receiver Rankings

AJGreen
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

1. Demaryius Thomas, DEN

2. A.J. Green, CIN

3. Wes Welker, DEN

4. Eric Decker, DEN

5. DeSean Jackson, PHI

6. Jordy Nelson, GB

7. Julian Edelman, NE

8. Anquan Boldin, SF

9. T.Y. Hilton, IND

10. Golden Tate, SEA

11. Marques Colston, NO

12. T.Y. Hilton, IND

13. Randall Cobb, GB

14. Keenan Allen, SD

15. Michael Crabtree, SF

16. Riley Cooper, PHI

17. Dwayne Bowe, KC

18. Steve Smith, CAR

19. Percy Harvin, SEA

20. Doug Baldwin, SEA

21. Marvin Jones, CIN

22. James Jones, GB

23. Brandon LaFell, CAR

24. Danny Amendola, NE

25. Lance Moore, NO

January 4-5 ONLY:

1. A.J. Green, CIN

2. Jordy Nelson, GB

3. DeSean Jackson, PHI

4. Marques Colston, NO

5. T.Y. Hilton IND

6. Anquan Boldin, SF

7. Keenan Allen, SD

8. Randall Cobb, GB

9. Marvin Jones, CIN

10. Riley Cooper, PHI

11. Dwayne Bowe, KC

12. Lance Moore, NO

13. James Jones, GB

14. Jason Avant, PHI

15. Jarrett Boykin, GB

16. Kenny Stills, NO

17. Mohamed Sanu, CIN

18. Da’Rick Rogers, IND

19. Robert Meachem, NO

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Tight End Rankings

JimmyGraham
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

1. Julius Thomas, DEN

2. Vernon Davis, SF

3. Jimmy Graham, NO

4. Greg Olsen, CAR

5. Coby Fleener, IND

6. Jermiane Gresham, CIN

7. Andrew Quarless, GB

8. Zach Miller, SEA

9. Zach Ertz, PHI

10. Antonio Gates, SD

11. Tyler Eifert, CIN

12. Brent Celek, PHI

13. Anthony Fasano, KC

14. Lardarius Green, SD

15. Michael Hoomanawanui, CAR

January 4-5 ONLY:

1. Jimmy Graham, NO

2. Vernon Davis, SF

3. Coby Fleener, IND

4. Andrew Quarles, GB

5. Jermaine Gresham, CIN

6. Zach Ertz, PHI

7. Antonio Gates, SD

8. Tyler Eifert, CIN

9. Brent Celek, PHI

10. Anthony Fasano, KC

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Kicker Rankings

MattPrater
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

1. Matt Prater, DEN

2. Steven Hauschka, SEA

3. Stephen Gostkowski, NE

4. Phil Dawson, SF

5. Alex Henery, PHI

6. Graham, Gano, CAR

7. Ryan Succop, KC

8. Mike Nugent, CIN

9. Mason Crosby, GB

10. Shayne Graham, NO

11. Adam Vinatieri, IND

12. Nick Novak, SD

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Defense/ Special Team Rankings

RichardSherman
Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

1. Seahawks

2. Panthers

3. Broncos

4. 49ers

5. Patriots

6. Bengals

7. Eagles</p>

8. Packers

9. Chiefs

10. Colts

11. Saints

12. Chargers

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Fantasy Playoff Challenge Rankings

PeytonManningCover
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

While the fantasy football season may be officially over, us fantasy junkies are always looking for our next fix. So for those of you participating in the Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge this year, here are my complete player rankings.

Saturday Games:

Kansas City Chiefs @ Indianapolis Colts – 4:25 PM ET

Kansas City Chiefs:

QB Alex Smith

RB Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis

WR Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery

TE Anthony Fasano

Indianapolis Colts:

QB Andrew Luck

RB Donald Brown, Trent Richardson

WR T.Y. Hilton, Da’Rick Rodgers, LaVon Brazill

TE Coby Fleener

New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles – 8:10 PM ET

New Orleans Saints:

QB Drew Brees

RB Pierre Thomas, Mark ingram, Darren Sproles

WR Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Kenny Stills, Robert Meachem

TE Jimmy Graham

Philadelphia Eagles:

QB Nick Foles

RB LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown

WR DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, Jason Avant

TE Brent Celek, Zach Ertz

Sunday Games:

San Diego Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals – 1:05 PM ET

San Diego Chargers:

QB Philip Rivers

RB Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead

WR Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal

TE Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green

Cincinnati Begnals:

QB Andy Dalton

RB Giovani Bernard, BenJarvus Green-Ellis

WR A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu

TE Tyler Eifert, Jermaine Gresham

San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers – 4:40 PM ET

San Francisco 49ers:

QB Colin Kaepernick

RB Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James

WR Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree

TE Vernon Davis

Green Bay Packers:

QB Aaron Rodgers

RB Eddie Lacy, James Starks

WR Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones, Jarrett Boykin

TE Andrew Quarless

AFC Bye Weeks:

Denver Broncos, New England Patriots

NFC Bye Weeks:

Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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Quarterback Rankings

AaronRodgers
Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

1. Peyton Manning, DEN

2. Russell Wilson, SEA

3. Aaron Rodgers, GB

4. Nick Foles, PHI

5. Tom Brady, NE

6. Andy Dalton, CIN

7. Colin Kaepernick, SF

8. Cam Newton, CAR

9.Drew Brees, NO

10. Andrew Luck, IND

11. Philip Rivers, SD

12. Alex Smith, KC

January 4-5 ONLY

1. Nick Foles, PHI

2. Aaron Rodgers, GB

3. Andy Dalton, CIN

4. Colin Kaepernick, SF

5. Drew Brees, NO

6. Andrew Luck, IND

7. Philip Rivers, SD

8. Alex Smith, KC

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Running Back Rankings

KnowshonMoreno
Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

1. Knowshon Moreno, DEN

2. Marshawn Lynch, SEA

3. LeSean McCoy, PHI

4. Eddie Lacy, GB

5. Jamaal Charles, KC

6. Frank Gore, SF

7. Shane Vereen, NE

8. Giovani Bernard, CIN

9. Ryan Mathews, SD

10. DeAngelo Williams, CAR

11. Donald Brown, IND

12. Montee Ball, DEN

13. Stevan Ridley, NE

14. Pierre Thomas, NO

15. Danny Woodhead, SD

16. James Starks, GB

17. LeGarrette Blount, NE

18. Mike Tolbert, CAR

19. Trent Richardson, IND

20. Bryce Brown, PHI

21. Knile Davis, KC

22. Mark Ingram, NO

23. Darren Sproles, NO

24. Robert Turbin, SEA

25. Jonathan Stewart, CAR

January 4-5 ONLY

1. LeSean McCoy, PHI

2. Jamaal Charles, KC

3. Eddie Lacy, GB

4. Frank Gore, SF

5. Ryan Mathews, SD

6. Giovani Bernard, CIN

7. Donald Brown, IND

8. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, CIN

9. Pierre Thomas, NO

10. Danny Woodhead, SD

11. Bryce Brown, PHI

12. Trent Richardson, IND

13. James Starks, GB

14. Darren Sproles, NO

15. Knile Davis, KC

16. Mark Ingram, NO

17. Kendall Hunter, SF

18. LaMichael James, SF

19. Chris Polk, PHI

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Wide Receiver Rankings

AJGreen
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

1. Demaryius Thomas, DEN

2. A.J. Green, CIN

3. Wes Welker, DEN

4. Eric Decker, DEN

5. DeSean Jackson, PHI

6. Jordy Nelson, GB

7. Julian Edelman, NE

8. Anquan Boldin, SF

9. T.Y. Hilton, IND

10. Golden Tate, SEA

11. Marques Colston, NO

12. T.Y. Hilton, IND

13. Randall Cobb, GB

14. Keenan Allen, SD

15. Michael Crabtree, SF

16. Riley Cooper, PHI

17. Dwayne Bowe, KC

18. Steve Smith, CAR

19. Percy Harvin, SEA

20. Doug Baldwin, SEA

21. Marvin Jones, CIN

22. James Jones, GB

23. Brandon LaFell, CAR

24. Danny Amendola, NE

25. Lance Moore, NO

January 4-5 ONLY:

1. A.J. Green, CIN

2. Jordy Nelson, GB

3. DeSean Jackson, PHI

4. Marques Colston, NO

5. T.Y. Hilton IND

6. Anquan Boldin, SF

7. Keenan Allen, SD

8. Randall Cobb, GB

9. Marvin Jones, CIN

10. Riley Cooper, PHI

11. Dwayne Bowe, KC

12. Lance Moore, NO

13. James Jones, GB

14. Jason Avant, PHI

15. Jarrett Boykin, GB

16. Kenny Stills, NO

17. Mohamed Sanu, CIN

18. Da’Rick Rogers, IND

19. Robert Meachem, NO

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Tight End Rankings

JimmyGraham
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

1. Julius Thomas, DEN

2. Vernon Davis, SF

3. Jimmy Graham, NO

4. Greg Olsen, CAR

5. Coby Fleener, IND

6. Jermiane Gresham, CIN

7. Andrew Quarless, GB

8. Zach Miller, SEA

9. Zach Ertz, PHI

10. Antonio Gates, SD

11. Tyler Eifert, CIN

12. Brent Celek, PHI

13. Anthony Fasano, KC

14. Lardarius Green, SD

15. Michael Hoomanawanui, CAR

January 4-5 ONLY:

1. Jimmy Graham, NO

2. Vernon Davis, SF

3. Coby Fleener, IND

4. Andrew Quarles, GB

5. Jermaine Gresham, CIN

6. Zach Ertz, PHI

7. Antonio Gates, SD

8. Tyler Eifert, CIN

9. Brent Celek, PHI

10. Anthony Fasano, KC

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Kicker Rankings

MattPrater
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

1. Matt Prater, DEN

2. Steven Hauschka, SEA

3. Stephen Gostkowski, NE

4. Phil Dawson, SF

5. Alex Henery, PHI

6. Graham, Gano, CAR

7. Ryan Succop, KC

8. Mike Nugent, CIN

9. Mason Crosby, GB

10. Shayne Graham, NO

11. Adam Vinatieri, IND

12. Nick Novak, SD

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Defense/ Special Team Rankings

RichardSherman
Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

1. Seahawks

2. Panthers

3. Broncos

4. 49ers

5. Patriots

6. Bengals

7. Eagles</p>

8. Packers

9. Chiefs

10. Colts

11. Saints

12. Chargers


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