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Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings

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Welcome to our Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings for Quarterbacks and Running Backs in a PPR scoring format. These rankings are designed to help you make the best decisions for your playoff matchups based on recent performance, matchup difficulty, consistency, team reliance, and injury status. Please note that these rankings are subjective and based on analysis at a specific point in time.

Top 10 Quarterbacks for 2024

  1. Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs)

Previous Season Performance: 5,000 passing yards, 40 touchdowns  

Projected Role: Starting QB with full offensive support  

Historical Performance: Consistent top performer against AFC teams  

Health: No major injury concerns  

Offseason Changes: Stable coaching staff, minor additions to the receiving corps  

  1. Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills)

Previous Season Performance: 4,500 passing yards, 35 touchdowns, 500 rushing yards  

Projected Role: Dual-threat QB, high-volume  

Historical Performance: Strong against division rivals  

Health: Minor injuries last season, fully recovered  

Offseason Changes: Enhanced offensive line, new offensive coordinator  

  1. Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles)

Previous Season Performance: 3,800 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, 800 rushing yards  

Projected Role: Dual-threat QB with designed runs  

Historical Performance: Rising star with high ceiling  

Health: Healthy entering the season  

Offseason Changes: Added premier wide receiver, stable coaching  

  1. Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals)

Previous Season Performance: 4,600 passing yards, 34 touchdowns  

Projected Role: High-volume passer  

Historical Performance: Excellent against AFC North  

Health: Fully recovered from past injuries  

Offseason Changes: Improved offensive line, new offensive coordinator  

  1. Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Chargers)

Previous Season Performance: 4,700 passing yards, 33 touchdowns  

Projected Role: Primary offensive weapon  

Historical Performance: Strong against NFC teams  

Health: No major injury concerns  

Offseason Changes: Strengthened receiving corps, stable coaching  

  1. Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens)

Previous Season Performance: 3,200 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, 1,000 rushing yards  

Projected Role: Dual-threat with heavy run emphasis  

Historical Performance: Exceptional against division rivals  

Health: Recovered from minor injuries  

Offseason Changes: Added new targets, same head coach  

  1. Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys)

Previous Season Performance: 4,100 passing yards, 29 touchdowns  

Projected Role: High-volume passer with rushing ability  

Historical Performance: Consistent within the division  

Health: Fully healthy  

Offseason Changes: New offensive schemes, added depth to WR  

  1. Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals)

Previous Season Performance: 3,900 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, 600 rushing yards  

Projected Role: Dual-threat QB  

Historical Performance: Strong against NFC West  

Health: Recovered from previous injuries  

Offseason Changes: Improved offensive line, stable coaching  

  1. Russell Wilson (Denver Broncos)

Previous Season Performance: 3,800 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, 500 rushing yards  

Projected Role: Experienced leader  

Historical Performance: Solid against AFC teams  

Health: Healthy start  

Offseason Changes: Major coaching changes, new offensive targets  

  1. Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Previous Season Performance: 4,000 passing yards, 26 touchdowns  

Projected Role: Emerging star  

Historical Performance: Improving against all opponents  

Health: Fully recovered  

Offseason Changes: Strengthened offensive line, new offensive coordinator  


  1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Upcoming Matchup: vs. Denver Broncos
  • Analysis: Mahomes has been a consistent top performer all season, with high passing yards and touchdown counts. The Chiefs’ offensive scheme relies heavily on his arm, making him a crucial player for your playoff matchups. Despite facing a tough Broncos defense, Mahomes’ ability to produce under pressure makes him a top pick.
  1. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
  • Upcoming Matchup: vs. New England Patriots
  • Analysis: Allen has been an explosive dual-threat quarterback, contributing significantly both in the air and on the ground. His recent performances have been stellar, and while the Patriots’ defense is formidable, Allen’s versatility keeps him high in the rankings.
  1. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
  • Upcoming Matchup: vs. Los Angeles Rams
  • Analysis: Murray’s rushing ability adds a valuable dimension to his game, making him a consistent scorer in PPR leagues. The Rams present a challenging defense, but Murray’s playmaking skills and the Cardinals’ need to win make him a strong option.

Running Backs

  1. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
  • Upcoming Matchup: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Analysis: Henry has been a powerhouse all season, leading the league in rushing yards. His recent games have shown no signs of slowing down, and the Jaguars’ defense ranks poorly against the run. Expect Henry to continue his dominant performance.
  1. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
  • Upcoming Matchup: vs. Atlanta Falcons
  • Analysis: Kamara’s ability to contribute both as a runner and a receiver makes him incredibly valuable in PPR formats. The Falcons have struggled defensively, providing Kamara with an excellent opportunity to shine in the playoffs.
  1. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
  • Upcoming Matchup: vs. Chicago Bears
  • Analysis: Cook has been consistently productive, even against formidable defenses. The Bears are a challenging matchup, but Cook’s involvement in both the running and passing game keeps him high on the list.

Watch List


  • Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Favorable Matchup: vs. Las Vegas Raiders
  • Recent Performance Surge: Herbert has shown flashes of brilliance and has a favorable schedule ahead.
  • Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
  • Emerging Talent: Tua is growing more comfortable in the NFL and could have breakout performances in the playoffs.

Running Backs

  • Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders
  • Recent Performance Surge: Gibson has been getting more involved in the offense and shows potential for big playoff games.
  • Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos
  • Favorable Matchup: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
  • Emerging Talent: Williams is gaining more touches and could have a significant impact in upcoming games.


  1. How do I use the playoff rankings?

These playoff rankings are designed to help you make informed decisions when setting your lineup for playoff matchups. Consider each player’s upcoming matchup, recent performance, and overall consistency. Use the rankings as a guide, but also trust your instincts and knowledge of your team.

  1. What factors are considered in these rankings?

Our rankings take into account several critical factors, including recent performance, matchup difficulty, consistency throughout the season, team reliance, and current injury status. We strive to provide a balanced view to help you recognize which players are likely to perform well in the playoffs.

  1. Why is consistency important in PPR formats?

In PPR (Points Per Reception) formats, consistency ensures that players regularly contribute to your team’s score via receptions. A consistent player is likely to get multiple touches and opportunities each game, providing a steady stream of points rather than sporadic high and low weeks.

  1. How do injuries affect a player’s ranking?

Injuries significantly impact rankings. Players currently injured or recovering are ranked lower due to uncertainty about their availability and potential limitations on performance. Always check the latest injury reports and updates before finalizing your lineup.

  1. Should I consider waiver wire pickups based on the watch list?

Yes, the watch list highlights emerging talents and players with favorable upcoming matchups who might not be widely owned in fantasy leagues. If your roster has room, consider picking up these players to bolster your lineup for the playoffs.

  1. How often are these rankings updated?

Our rankings are updated weekly to reflect the latest player performances, injury news, and matchup analyses. Be sure to check back regularly for the most current information to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy team.


These rankings are tailored to help you dominate your fantasy football playoffs. Keep an eye on the watch list for players who might break out or face favorable matchups in the coming weeks. Remember, fantasy football is unpredictable, so stay updated with player performances and injury reports.

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