Fantasy Playoff Rankings & Tiers For QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs & More

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  • Sean Koerner -- the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in three of the past five seasons -- has calculated his rest-of-season rankings for the playoffs.
  • Weighing strength of schedule and remaining matchups and more, Koerner projections point totals for each week and overall value for the stretch run.
  • Find his fantasy playoff rankings for quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, kickers and defenses below.

Note: These rankings and tiers were as of Dec. 10, so Week 14 projections may have been since impacted by news. Still, Weeks 15 and 16 projections should remain unchanged and you can find Sean Koerner’s latest Week 14 rankings here.


Whether your fantasy football playoffs start this week or next, this is crunch time.

With only Weeks 14-16 to play, I’ve re-calculated my rest-of-season player rankings for the postseason run. These rankings are outlined into tiers so you can better visualize the drop-off in expected production at each position, but I’ve also included week-by-week projections for every player — and factored into these week-by-week projections, of course, is players’ strength of schedule.

While the projected points for each span can give you an idea of a player’s value for the stretch run, I’ve attempted to give a more fair representation of that by stripping out the noise to help you more accurately measure a player’s value — relative to their position, but also compared to all players.

The values are based on players’ replacement value. So for example, despite Drew Brees likely missing Week 14, he has a higher “value” than waiver wire quarterbacks like Teddy Bridgewater who will start every week, because once Brees returns, he’ll provide more value Bridgewater. There’s a similar dynamic with Taysom Hill, only in reverse.

Let’s start with those cross-position values, including what the “values” mean, then dig into each position.

Note: All projections are as of Dec. 10 and based on half-PPR scoring.

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Fantasy Playoff Rankings

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Fantasy QB Rankings

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Fantasy QB Tiers

Tier 1
Patrick Mahomes
Tier 2
Russell Wilson
Aaron Rodgers
Deshaun Watson
Tier 3
Josh Allen
Kyler Murray
Lamar Jackson
Tier 4
Justin Herbert
Tom Brady
Ryan Tannehill
Tier 5
Matt Ryan
Taysom Hill
Ben Roethlisberger
Jared Goff
Tier 6
Derek Carr
Jalen Hurts
Philip Rivers
Matthew Stafford
Tier 7
Cam Newton
Mitchell Trubisky
Drew Brees
Teddy Bridgewater
Tua Tagovailoa
Tier 8
Kirk Cousins
Andy Dalton
Baker Mayfield
Mike Glennon
Drew Lock
Daniel Jones
Alex Smith
Tier 9
Brandon Allen
Sam Darnold
Tier 10
Nick Mullens
Jimmy Garoppolo

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Fantasy RB Rankings

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Fantasy RB Tiers

Tier 1
Derrick Henry
Dalvin Cook
Christian McCaffrey
Tier 2
Aaron Jones
James Robinson
Austin Ekeler
Tier 3
Alvin Kamara
Tier 4
Chris Carson
Nick Chubb
David Montgomery
Ezekiel Elliott
Tier 5
James Conner
Myles Gaskin
Ronald Jones II
Kenyan Drake
Jonathan Taylor
J.K. Dobbins
Josh Jacobs
Tier 6
Melvin Gordon
David Johnson
Kareem Hunt
Miles Sanders
Wayne Gallman
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Tier 7
Raheem Mostert
Tier 8
Giovani Bernard
Cam Akers
Nyheim Hines
D’Andre Swift
Devin Singletary
Tier 9
Leonard Fournette
Damien Harris
J.D. McKissic
Chase Edmonds
Todd Gurley
Tier 10
Antonio Gibson
Tier 11
Ty Johnson
Devontae Booker
Jamaal Williams
Tony Pollard
Latavius Murray
Peyton Barber
Adrian Peterson
Zack Moss
Duke Johnson Jr.
Tier 12
James White
Jeffery Wilson
Gus Edwards
Darrell Henderson
Phillip Lindsay
Mike Davis
Frank Gore
Le’Veon Bell
Kalen Ballage
Ito Smith

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Fantasy WR Rankings

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Fantasy WR Tiers

Tier 1
Davante Adams
Tyreek Hill
Tier 2
Julio Jones
Keenan Allen
D.K. Metcalf
Calvin Ridley
Stefon Diggs
DeAndre Hopkins
Adam Thielen
Terry McLaurin
Justin Jefferson
Tier 3
A.J. Brown
Allen Robinson
Robert Woods
Tyler Lockett
Tier 4
Diontae Johnson
Robby Anderson
Chris Godwin
Cooper Kupp
Brandin Cooks
Michael Thomas
Jarvis Landry
Tier 5
Corey Davis
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Mike Evans
DeVante Parker
Deebo Samuel
CeeDee Lamb
Amari Cooper
Curtis Samuel
Brandon Aiyuk
Tier 6
Kenny Golladay
Tee Higgins
Cole Beasley
Chase Claypool
Keke Coutee
Antonio Brown
T.Y. Hilton
Tyler Boyd
Jamison Crowder
Michael Pittman Jr.
Marvin Jones
D.J. Chark
Tier 7
Mike Williams
D.J. Moore
Allen Lazard
Jerry Jeudy
Tim Patrick
Breshad Perriman
Sterling Shepard
Nelson Agholor
Christian Kirk
Tier 8
Jakobi Meyers
Marquise Brown
Denzel Mims
Michael Gallup
Rashard Higgins
Tier 9
Darius Slayton
Sammy Watkins
Hunter Renfrow
Darnell Mooney
John Brown
Russell Gage
Tier 10
Henry Ruggs
Emmanuel Sanders
Golden Tate
Anthony Miller
Jalen Reagor
K.J. Hamler
Laviska Shenault
Gabriel Davis
Chad Hansen
Julian Edelman
Cam Sims
Damiere Byrd

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Fantasy TE Rankings

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Fantasy TE Tiers

Tier 1
Travis Kelce
Tier 2
Darren Waller
Tier 3
Mark Andrews
T.J. Hockenson
Tier 4
Robert Tonyan Jr.
Hunter Henry
Rob Gronkowski
Evan Engram
Noah Fant
Tier 5
Mike Gesicki
Eric Ebron
Tier 6
Dallas Goedert
Logan Thomas
George Kittle
Tier 7
Hayden Hurst
Dalton Schultz
Jared Cook
Tier 8
Jordan Reed
Jonnu Smith
Jordan Akins
Tyler Higbee
Austin Hooper
Zach Ertz
Tier 9
Gerald Everett
Mo Alie-Cox
Cole Kmet
Anthony Firkser
Trey Burton
Jacob Hollister
Kyle Rudolph
Tyler Eifert
Drew Sample

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Fantasy Kicker Rankings

Fantasy K Projections & Values

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Fantasy K Tiers

Tier 1
Ryan Succop
Mason Crosby
Harrison Butker
Justin Tucker
Daniel Carlson
Rodrigo Blankenship
Younghoe Koo
Tier 2
Stephen Gostkowski
Jason Sanders
Wil Lutz
Matt Prater
Zane Gonzalez
Jason Myers
Cody Parkey
Ka’imi Fairbairn
Michael Badgley
Matt Gay
Tyler Bass
Tier 3
Greg Zuerlein
Robbie Gould
Brandon McManus
Chris Boswell
Joey Slye
Nick Folk
Cairo Santos
Graham Gano
Tier 4
Dan Bailey
Dustin Hopkins
Chase McLaughlin
Randy Bullock
Jake Elliott
Sergio Castillo

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Fantasy Defense Rankings

Fantasy DEF Projections & Values

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Fantasy DEF Tiers

Tier 1
Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens
Chicago Bears
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tier 2
Buffalo Bills
New Orleans Saints
Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers
Washington Football Team
Indianapolis Colts
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks
Tier 3
Arizona Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles
Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots
Denver Broncos
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
Carolina Panthers
Cincinnati Bengals
Miami Dolphins
Tier 4
Los Angeles Chargers
Las Vegas Raiders
Minnesota Vikings
Tennessee Titans
Tier 5
Atlanta Falcons
Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Jets
Detroit Lions
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