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Fantasy football playoffs: rankings, rankings, rankings

Initial thoughts on the QB, RB, WR, TE, kicker and defense positions
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(Originally posted December 30, 1:00 p.m. E.T.; Updated January 3, 1:20 a.m.)

The 2013 NFL regular season is in the books, which of course means the playoffs are ready to go. So are the initial FFToolbox postseason rankings for standard (non-PPR) and cumulative scoring leagues.

The potential number of games for each team certainly has an impact on where all fall within the rankings. Is three games from Montee Ball better than say one from Ryan Mathews? Drew Brees rocks, but the Saints aren't spending any time in the Superdome so will he even play more than once in January?

How each fantasy owner views the playoff bracket shapes his or her own playoff draft strategy. In general I projected Denver and Seattle with the most games followed loosely by Eagles, Patriots, Packers, Bengals, Chiefs and Panthers. That's not to say I think those teams are locks to advance or that 49ers, Colts and Saints are doomed, hardly, but, we can't project everyone into the winners circle. So with a combination of player evaluation based on the regular season and road-to-the-Super Bowl projections, here are our initial 2013 fantasy football playoff rankings.

*Check back for updates in addition to breakout posts on each position. For additional questions, hit me on Twitter (@benstandig) or via email ( In addition, share your take in the comments section and on our Facebook page, or talk to us on Twitter (@fftoolbox). And of course, make sure to stay with for breaking news and notes.


1) Peyton Manning - Broncos

2) Russell Wilson - Seahawks

3) Nick Foles - Eagles

4) Andy Dalton - Bengals

5) Aaron Rodgers - Packers

6) Cam Newton - Panthers

7) Tom Brady - Patriots

8) Drew Brees - Saints

9) Colin Kaepernick - 49ers

10) Philip Rivers - Chargers

11) Alex Smith - Chiefs

12) Andrew Luck - Colts

Running back

1) Marshawn Lynch - Seahawks

2) LeSean McCoy - Eagles

3) Jamaal Charles - Chiefs

4) Knowshon Moreno - Broncos

5) Eddie Lacy - Packers

6) Giovani Bernard - Bengals

7) Frank Gore - 49ers

8) LeGarrette Blount - Patriots

9) DeAngelo Williams - Panthers

10) Donald Brown - Colts

11) Shane Vereen - Patriots

12) Montee Ball - Broncos

13) Ryan Mathews - Chargers

14) BenJarvus Green-Ellis - Bengals

15) Stevan Ridley - Patriots

16) Pierre Thomas - Saints

17) Trent Richardson - Colts

18) Bryce Brown - Eagles

19) Danny Woodhead - Chargers

20) Mike Tolbert - Panthers

21) James Starks - Packers

22) Mark Ingram - Saints

23) Robert Turbin - Seahawks

24) Knile Davis - Chiefs

25) Chris Polk - Eagles

26) Kendall Hunter - 49ers

27) Darren Sproles - Saints

28) Khiry Robinson - Saints

29) Jonathan Stewart - Panthers

Tight end

1) Julius Thomas - Denver

2) Jimmy Graham - Saints

3) Greg Olsen - Panthers

4) Vernon Davis - 49ers

5) Zach Ertz - Eagles

6) Coby Fleener - Colts

7) Antonio Gates - Chargers

8) Andrew Quarless - Packers

9) Zach Miller- Seahawks

10) Jermaine Gresham - Bengals

11) Brent Celek - Eagles

12) Tyler Eifert - Bengals

Others: Jacob Tamme - Broncos; Ladarius Green - Chargers; Anthony Fasano - Chiefs

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