Fantasy football rankings: Playoff edition 

January, 2, 2014
Jan 2
1:31
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Welcome to January football, playoff-style. The regular season rewarded some of you with fantasy championships, and now we all get to try again with a fresh, new start here in the postseason.

As always for the playoffs, we do two sets of rankings in this space, depending on the type of league/pool available to you, whether online or off. The first is for the entirety of the postseason, as if one was drafting a team of players in standard roster format (1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 flex, 1 TE, 1 D/ST, 1 K) that cannot be altered. The second is for pools that permit adjustment of roster after this weekend, thus removing players from the teams earning a bye week and focusing on initial scoring.

Obviously, if an owner can change his lineup next week, there would be little need to secure Peyton Manning or Russell Wilson today. However, those guys will be accruing statistics the following weekend and perhaps a few more thereafter, and that's one of the goals: to identify players who will get the opportunity to compete in multiple games. For purposes of this blog entry, since your style of pool could present myriad rules -- draft or salary cap? -- and ways to accrue players, we'll present this in a general sense, based on overall value.

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