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by contributing author Bill Berthold

Fantasy Record Setters

The NFL regular season is complete but fantasy football lives on thanks to the rise in popularity of playoff fantasy football leagues. While playoff fantasy leagues come in many shapes and colors these rankings work off the premise of the farther the team advances the better. The scoring system used for these rankings are: 6 points per run, pass, and catch touchdown. 1 point for every 10 yards rushing, 1 point for every 10 yards receiving, 1 point for every 25 yards passing, 1 point per reception, and 3 points per field goal.

Quarterbacks

  • Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

    Gets the nod over Brees based on possible playoff opponents: Giants, Saints, Patriots. Not one will slow down Rodgers.
  • Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

    Even if Saints fail to reach the Superbowl, Brees is a lock for three playoff games. Record setting passing yardage totals should continue in the playoffs.
  • Tom Brady, New England Patriots

    A possible divisional round game against the Steelers is cause for concern, but Brady has to put up points given the state of the Patriots defense.
  • Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Without Rashard Mendenhall, Roethlisberger will be airing it out to a very capable receiving corps. Betting on a first round win and date with a weak Patriots defense.
  • Eli Manning, New York Giants

    Playing at a high level. If they beat the Falcons at home, a second round game against a suspect Packer defense looms. Remember 2007?
  • Running Backs

  • Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

    The first non-quarterback taken for sure. He may need only two games to outpoint the other playoff running backs.
  • Arian Foster, Houston Texans

    No cake walk in the first round, but should score touchdowns even if team loses. Offensive game plan, and the Texans chances of winning center on Foster.
  • Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers

    The lead horse on a run heavy team. Playing the Saints in the second round is a problem.