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Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge: Second Round Player Rankings

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Second Round Playoff Challenge Rankings

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The second round of the playoffs is already here and this is the perfect time to update my player rankings for the fantasy football playoff challenge. Before getting into the rankings, though, here is a quick rundown of this weekend's action.

Saturday, January 11, 2013

New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks – 4:35 PM ET

New Orleans Depth Chart:

QB Drew Brees

RB Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles

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

TE Jimmy Graham

Seattle Depth Chart:

QB Russell WIlson

RB Marshawn Lynch

WR Percy Harvin, Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse

TE Zach Miller

Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots – 8:15 PM ET

Indianapolis Depth Chart:

QB Andrew Luck

RB Trent Richardson, Donald Brown

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

TE Coby Fleener

New England Depth Chart:

QB Tom Brady

RB Shane Vereen, LeGarrette Blount, Stevan Ridley

WR Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola

TE Mike Hoomanawanui

Sunday, January 12, 2013

San Francisco 49ers @ Carolina Panthers – 1:05 PM ET

San Francisco Depth Chart:

QB Colin Kaepernick

RB Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James

WR Anqaun Boldin, Micahel Crabtree

TE Vernon Davis

Carolina Depth Chart:

QB Cam Newton

RB DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tolbert

WR Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell

TE Greg Olsen

San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos – 4:40 PM ET

San Diego Depth Chart:

QB Philip Rivers

RB Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead

WR Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal

TE Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green

Denver Depth Chart:

QB Peyton Manning

RB Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball

WR Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Eric Decker

TE Julius Thomas, Jacob Tamme

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Quarterback Rankings

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

1. Peyton Manning, DEN

2. Russell Wilson, SEA

3. Tom Brady, NE

4. Colin Kaepernick, SF

5. Cam Newton, CAR

6. Drew Brees, NO

7. Andrew Luck, IND

8. Philip Rivers, SD

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Running Back Rankings

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

1. Marshawn Lynch, SEA

2. Knowshon Moreno, DEN

3. Frank Gore, SF

4. Shane Vereen, NE

5. Ryan Mathews, SD

6. DeAngelo Williams, CAR

7. LeGarrettee Blount, NE

8. Donald Brown, IND

9. Mark Ingram, NO

10. Danny Woodhead, SD

11. Montee Ball, DEN

12. Mike Tolbert, CAR

13. Pierre Thomas, NO

14. Stevan Ridley, NE

15. Kendall Hunter, SF

16. Darren Sproles, NO

17. Ronnie Brown, SD

18. Trent Richardson, IND

19. Robert Turbin, SEA

20. Jonathan Stewart, CAR

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Wide Receiver Rankings

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

1. Demaryius Thomas, DEN

2. Wes Welker, DEN

3. Michael Crabtree, SF

4. Julian Edelman, NE

5. T.Y. Hilton, IND

6. Keenan Allen, SD

7. Anquan Boldin, SF

8. Golden Tate, SEA

9. Steve Smith, CAR

10. Marques Colston, NO

11. Percy Harvin, SEA

12. Danny Amendola, NE

13. LaVon Brazill, IND

14. Lance Moore, NO

15. Brandon LaFell, CAR

16. Doug Baldwin, SEA

17. Andre Caldwell, DEN

18. Da’Rick Rogers, IND

19. Eddie Royal, SD

20. Tedd Ginn, CAR

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Tight End Rankings

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

1. Julius Thomas, DEN

2. Jimmy Graham, NO

3. Vernon Davis, SF

4. Greg Olsen, CAR

5. Coby Fleener, IND

6. Zach Miller, SEA

7. Antonio Gates, SD

8. Ladarius Green, SD

9. Michael Hoomanawanui, NE

10. Jacob Tamme, DEN

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Kicker Rankings

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

1. Matt Prater, DEN

2. Stephen Gostkowski, NE

3. Steven Hauschka, SEA

4. Phil Dawson, SF

5. Graham Gano, CAR

6. Adam Vinatieri, IND

7. Shayne Graham, NO

8. Nick Novak, SD

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Whole DEF/ ST Rankings

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

1. Seahawks

2. Broncos

3. Patriots

4. 49ers

5. Saints

6. Panthers

7. Colts

8. Chargers