Fantasy Football's Positional Rankings: Divisional Round

Football Maniaxs@@FantasymaniaxsSenior Writer IJanuary 14, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  Quarterback Kurt Warner #13 of the Arizona Cardinals drops back to pass during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game against  the Green Bay Packers at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Packers  51-45 in overtime.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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By Derek Lofland.

Now that the regular season is over, many of the big websites are having fantasy football contests for the playoffs.

Some websites allow you to pick any player you want for each round. Some assign a salary value to the player and make you pick a team that is under a salary cap.

Others make you pick a roster to start the playoffs and stick to it until the Super Bowl, rewarding owners that pick the players that end up playing the most games.


What we are going to do at Maniaxs is rank the starting players for each team for that week. If you want to see which teams we think are going to be playing for the Super Bowl, check out my prediction article, which breaks down each team and its most compelling fantasy player. If my predictions are true, you'd want to draft players on those teams that will make it far in the playoffs.

As always, leave questions in the comment section, and we will give you our expert advice.

QB – Divisional Round

1. Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) – You saw what Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers did against the Cardinals. If they play that bad again on defense, Brees is going to have a career day.

2. Kurt Warner (Arizona Cardinals) I would not be surprised if we saw another shootout and the top two quarterbacks playing in the same game for the second straight week.

3. Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts) He is the four-time MVP, and the Colts have had a week off. The only worry is the Baltimore Ravens made New England Patriots QB Tom Brady look like a rookie playoff QB. They can make the best quarterbacks look bad in the playoffs...

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