Championship round, Playoff Challenge rankings

I'll admit it ... I'm still depressed over the fact that my beloved Dallas Cowboys lost a heartbreaker to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round. I mean, look at me. Pathetic. So it's with great disappointment that I won't be able to rank the likes of Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott or Dez Bryant for the remainder of the NFL Playoff Challenge.

Unlike daily fantasy leagues, a player's value in the NFL PC also includes how far you project his team to advance in the postseason. We all know Julio Jones is a much better fantasy wideout than Julian Edelman, right? Well that's not the case in the NFL Playoff Challenge, at least not if you believe that the Patriots will advance to the Super Bowl and Atlanta will be Rodgers' next victim. That's where you'll see a difference in the player rankings below. One set is for the Championship Round alone (DFS), and one is for the entire duration of the postseason (NFL PC).

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

Quarterbacks -- Championship Round (DFS)

  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  1. Matt Ryan, Falcons
  1. Tom Brady, Patriots
  1. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

Quarterbacks -- NFL Playoff Challenge

  1. Tom Brady, Patriots
  1. Matt Ryan, Falcons
  1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  1. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

Running backs -- Championship Round (DFS)

  1. Le'Veon Bell, Steelers
  1. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
  1. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots
  1. Dion Lewis, Patriots
  1. Ty Montgomery, Packers
  1. Tevin Coleman, Falcons
  1. James White, Patriots
  1. Aaron Ripkowski, Packers
  1. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers

Running backs -- NFL Playoff Challenge

  1. Le'Veon Bell, Steelers
  1. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots
  1. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
  1. Dion Lewis, Patriots
  1. Ty Montgomery, Packers
  1. Tevin Coleman, Falcons
  1. James White, Patriots
  1. Aaron Ripkowski, Packers
  1. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers

Wide receivers -- Championship Round (DFS)

  1. Antonio Brown, Steelers
  1. Julio Jones, Falcons
  1. Julian Edelman, Patriots
  1. Jordy Nelson, Packers
  1. Davante Adams, Packers
  1. Randall Cobb, Packers
  1. Taylor Gabriel, Falcons
  1. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons
  1. Chris Hogan, Patriots
  1. Eli Rogers, Steelers
  1. Malcolm Mitchell, Patriots
  1. Geronimo Allison, Packers
  1. Aldrick Robinson, Falcons
  1. Michael Floyd, Patriots
  1. Sammie Coates, Steelers

Wide receivers -- NFL Playoff Challenge

  1. Antonio Brown, Steelers
  1. Julian Edelman, Patriots
  1. Julio Jones, Falcons
  1. Jordy Nelson, Packers
  1. Davante Adams, Packers
  1. Randall Cobb, Packers
  1. Taylor Gabriel, Falcons
  1. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons
  1. Chris Hogan, Patriots
  1. Malcolm Mitchell, Patriots
  1. Eli Rogers, Steelers
  1. Geronimo Allison, Packers
  1. Michael Floyd, Patriots
  1. Aldrick Robinson, Falcons
  1. Sammie Coates, Steelers

Tight ends -- Championship Round (DFS)

  1. Jared Cook, Packers
  1. Martellus Bennett, Patriots
  1. Jesse James, Steelers
  1. Austin Hooper, Falcons
  1. Richard Rodgers, Packers

Tight ends -- NFL Playoff Challenge

  1. Martellus Bennett, Patriots
  1. Jared Cook, Packers
  1. Austin Hooper, Falcons
  1. Jesse James, Steelers
  1. Richard Rodgers, Packers

Kickers -- Championship Round (DFS)

  1. Matt Bryant, Falcons
  1. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
  1. Mason Crosby, Packers
  1. Chris Boswell, Steelers

Kickers -- NFL Playoff Challenge

  1. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
  1. Matt Bryant, Falcons
  1. Mason Crosby, Packers
  1. Chris Boswell, Steelers

Defense/special teams -- Championship Round (DFS)

  1. New England Patriots
  1. Atlanta Falcons
  1. Green Bay Packers
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers

Defense/special teams -- NFL Playoff Challenge

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. Have a burning question on anything fantasy related? Tweet it to @Michael_Fabiano or send a question via Facebook!

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