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Divisional Round and Playoff Challenge fantasy football ranks

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The Wild Card round of the 2018 NFL postseason was... well, wild. The Colts opened it up with a huge win over the Texans, despite 17 fantasy points from rookie wideout Keke Coutee. Marlon Mack (20 points) and Eric Ebron (8 points) were also among the fantasy point leaders at their respective positions. Russell Wilson led all quarterbacks with 20 points, but he'll need to be replaced (for those who started him) as the Seahawks fell to the Cowboys and stud back Ezekiel Elliott (22 points).

The rest of the best in the Wild Card round roster included Allen Robinson (20 points), whose Bears were eliminated by the defending champion Eagles in what was the biggest shocker of the weekend. A pair of Chargers (Mike Badgley: 17 points; Chargers defense; 19 points) rounded out of the best of the best. Next up is the Divisional Round, where the top seeds (Chiefs, Patriots, Saints, Rams) enter the tournament and my DFS and Playoff Challenge rankings. Not surprisingly, at least for those who want to see a Chiefs-Saints Super Bowl, you'll find many of their players atop or near the top of the ranks.

I'll be updating these rankings throughout the postseason, so check back after each round. Enjoy!

Rankings


Quarterbacks -- Divisional Round (DFS)


1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
2. Drew Brees, Saints
3. Andrew Luck, Colts
4. Jared Goff, Rams
5. Philip Rivers, Chargers
6. Tom Brady, Patriots
7. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
8. Nick Foles, Eagles

Quarterbacks -- NFL Playoff Challenge


1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
2. Drew Brees, Saints
3. Jared Goff, Rams
4. Tom Brady, Patriots
5. Andrew Luck, Colts
6. Philip Rivers, Chargers
7. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
8. Nick Foles, Eagles

Running backs -- Divisional Round (DFS)


1. Todd Gurley, Rams
2. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
3. Alvin Kamara, Saints
4. Melvin Gordon, Chargers
5. Damien Williams, Chiefs
6. Marlon Mack, Colts
7. James White, Patriots
8. Mark Ingram, Saints
9. Sony Michel, Patriots
10. Spencer Ware, Chiefs
11. Austin Ekeler, Chargers
12. Darren Sproles, Eagles
13. Nyheim Hines, Colts
14. Rex Burkhead, Patriots
15. Wendell Smallwood, Eagles
16. Jordan Wilkins, Colts
17. Josh Adams, Eagles
18. C.J. Anderson, Rams
19. Justin Jackson, Chargers
20. Rod Smith, Cowboys

Running backs -- NFL Playoff Challenge


1. Alvin Kamara, Saints
2. Todd Gurley, Rams
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
4. Melvin Gordon, Chargers
5. Damien Williams, Chiefs
6. James White, Patriots
7. Mark Ingram, Saints
8. Sony Michel, Patriots
9. Marlon Mack, Colts
10. Spencer Ware, Chiefs
11. Rex Burkhead, Patriots
12. Austin Ekeler, Chargers
13. Nyheim Hines, Colts
14. C.J. Anderson, Rams
15. Darren Sproles, Eagles
16. Justin Jackson, Chargers
17. Jordan Wilkins, Colts
18. Wendell Smallwood, Eagles
19. Josh Adams, Eagles
20. Rod Smith, Cowboys

Wide receivers -- Divisional Round (DFS)


1. Michael Thomas, Saints
2. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
3. Robert Woods, Rams
4. Keenan Allen, Chargers
5. T.Y. Hilton, Colts
6. Julian Edelman, Patriots
7. Amari Cooper, Cowboys
8. Brandin Cooks, Rams
9. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles
10. Mike Williams, Chargers
11. Ted Ginn, Jr.
12. Josh Reynolds, Rams
13. Dontrelle Inman, Colts
14. Nelson Agholor, Eagles
15. Golden Tate, Eagles
16. Michael Gallup, Cowboys
17. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs
18. Cole Beasley, Cowboys
19. Chris Hogan, Patriots
20. Chester Rogers, Colts

Wide receivers -- NFL Playoff Challenge


1. Michael Thomas, Saints
2. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
3. Robert Woods, Rams
4. Brandin Cooks, Rams
5. Julian Edelman, Patriots
6. Keenan Allen, Chargers
7. T.Y. Hilton, Colts
8. Amari Cooper, Cowboys
9. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles
10. Ted Ginn Jr., Saints
11. Josh Reynolds, Rams
12. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs
13. Mike Williams, Chargers
14. Chris Hogan, Patriots
15. Dontrelle Inman, Colts
16. Michael Gallup, Cowboys
17. Nelson Agholor, Eagles
18. Golden Tate, Eagles
19. Tre'Quon Smith, Saints
20. Chris Conley, Chiefs

Tight ends -- Divisional Round (DFS)


1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
2. Zach Ertz, Eagles
3. Eric Ebron, Colts
4. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
5. Gerald Everett, Rams
6. Hunter Henry, Chargers
7. Ben Watson, Saints
8. Blake Jarwin, Cowboys

Tight ends -- NFL Playoff Challenge


1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
2. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
3. Eric Ebron, Colts
4. Zach Ertz, Eagles
5. Gerald Everett, Rams
6. Ben Watson, Saints
7. Hunter Henry, Chargers
8. Blake Jarwin, Cowboys

Kickers -- Divisional Round (DFS)


1. Wil Lutz, Saints
2. Greg Zuerlein, Rams
3. Harrison Butker, Chiefs
4. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
5. Adam Vinatieri, Colts
6. Brett Maher, Cowboys
7. Mike Badgley, Chargers
8. Jake Elliott, Eagles

Kickers -- NFL Playoff Challenge


1. Wil Lutz, Saints
2. Greg Zuerlein, Rams
3. Harrison Butker, Chiefs
4. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
5. Adam Vinatieri, Colts
6. Mike Badgley, Chargers
7. Brett Maher, Cowboys
8. Jake Elliott, Eagles

Defense/special teams -- Divisional Round (DFS)


1. Saints
2. Rams
3. Patriots
4. Chiefs
5. Chargers
6. Cowboys
7. Colts
8. Eagles

Defense/special teams -- NFL Playoff Challenge


1. Saints
2. Rams
3. Chiefs
4. Patriots
5. Colts
6. Chargers
7. Cowboys
8. Eagles


Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com and NFL Network and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. You can follow Michael on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram for all of the latest fantasy football news, notes and in-depth analysis!

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