Playoff run has catapulted Rodgers into talk of fantasy draft elite
When it comes to fantasy playoff football, it's one thing to lose players due to fourth quarter thrillers like the Ravens-Steelers masterpiece. But it's another altogether when it comes to the one-and-done thumpings the Patriots and Falcons took, as postseason lineups took a few more hits in the divisional round. Those that gambled on green -- Bay, that is, as well as the Jets, are feeling bulletproof.
Owners with players still alive get to enjoy a compelling final four on Sunday with fantasy storylines aplenty. Here's four to watch:
Using the 1-point per 10 rushing or receiving yards and 1 point per 20 passing yards scoring method, with touchdown passes worth four points, here are the top performers in postseason fantasy football. (An * indicates the player is no longer alive in the playoffs.)
1 QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers, 57 points
There was plenty of fantasy fodder from the first playoff weekend to sift through in projecting ahead.
So, some bum luck and you're looking at having the No. 1 pick in next year's fantasy draft. For those that have it or those that dream of drawing that August Ace, there are three options and two slam dunks for the top pick.