Playoff Challenge Rankings: Divisional Round

The Wild Card Round of the 2019 NFL postseason was ... well, wild. The Titans took down the NFL's titan in recent decades, the Patriots, led by Derrick Henry's 26 fantasy points. That led all running backs and was two points ahead of Dalvin Cook, whose Vikings shocked the Saints.

The rest of the best in the Wild Card Round roster included Deshaun Watson (28 points), DK Metcalf (22 points) and Julian Edelman of the vanquished Patriots. Surprisingly, Edelman scored just 10 points. The Titans defense was also a Wild Card star, posting 19 points. Next up is the Divisional Round, where the top seeds (Ravens, Chiefs, 49ers, Packers) enter the tournament in my NFL Playoff Challenge rankings. Not surprisingly, at least for those who expect a Ravens-49ers 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

1. Lamar Jackson, Ravens
2. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
3. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
4. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
5. Deshaun Watson, Texans
6. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
7. Ryan Tannehill, Titans
8. Kirk Cousins, Vikings

Running backs

1. Mark Ingram, Ravens
2. Aaron Jones, Packers
3. Raheem Mostert, 49ers
4. Derrick Henry, Titans
5. Dalvin Cook, Vikings
6. Damien Williams, Chiefs
7. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
8. Carlos Hyde, Texans
9. Travis Homer, Seahawks
10. Jamaal Williams, Packers
11. Gus Edwards, Ravens
12. Duke Johnson, Texans
13. LeSean McCoy, Chiefs
14. Matt Breida, 49ers
15. Alexander Mattison, Vikings
16. Justice Hill, Ravens
17. Dion Lewis, Titans
18. Tevin Coleman, 49ers
19. Kyle Juszczyk, 49ers
20. C.J. Ham, Vikings

Wide receivers

1. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
2. Davante Adams, Packers
3. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
4. A.J. Brown, Titans
5. Deebo Samuel, 49ers
6. D.J. Metcalf, Seahawks
7. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
8. Emmanuel Sanders, 49ers
9. Marquise Brown, Ravens
10. Stefon Diggs, Vikings
11. Adam Thielen, Vikings
12. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs
13. Will Fuller, Texans
14. Kenny Stills, Texans
15. Allen Lazard, Packers
16. Mecole Hardman, Chiefs
17. Kendrick Bourne, 49ers
18. Corey Davis, Titans
19. David Moore, Seahawks
20. Tajae Sharpe, Titans

Tight ends

1. George Kittle, 49ers
2. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
3. Mark Andrews, Ravens
4. Jacob Hollister, Seahawks
5. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
6. Jonnu Smith, Titans
7. Jimmy Graham, Packers
8. Darren Fells, Texans


1. Justin Tucker, Ravens
2. Robbie Gould, 49ers
3. Harrison Butker, Chiefs
4. Jason Myers, Seahawks
5. Mason Crosby, Packers
6. Greg Joseph, Titans
7. Ka'imi Fairbairn, Texans
8. Dan Bailey, Vikings

Defense/special teams

1. Ravens
2. 49ers
3. Chiefs
4. Packers
5. Seahawks
6. Titans
7. Texans
8. Vikings

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL Media 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 news, notes and analysis!