Week 20 - Championship Round Player Rankings
1) Demaryius Thomas - The Broncos' top wide out had four receptions for 41 yards and touchdown in Week 12 against New England. Not impressive numbers, but he remains the best bet for production, per usual.
2) Eric Decker - Not much of a receiving factor against the Chargers last week or versus New England in Week 12, but Decker ended the regular season with eight scores over his last four games.
3) Julian Edelman - The best way for New England to get some Wes Welker revenge: Counter with death by Edeleman, one underneath catch after another.
4) Wes Welker - Mixed results in his return from a concussion with a crazy-large helmet last week. Went 6-38-1, but also has two drops. Biggest concern might be whether Giselle breaks out her Welker voodoo doll this week.
5) Anquan Boldin - Like the other 49ers, Boldin had a Jekyll and Hyde like effort versus Seattle this season; one catch for seven yards at Seattle, 6-93 in the rematch. Even though this game is back in the Northwest, expect production out of the physical and chatty target closer to the latter performance.
5) Golden Tate - Hasn't topped 35 receiving yards in three of his last four games and had just one reception for 19 yards in Seattle against San Francisco this season. Tate is hurt by the Seahawks' limited throws each week and the return of Percy Harvin doesn't help. That said, he remains the best weekly threat.
6) Michael Crabtree - No doubt his return has boosted Kaepernick and the entire offense. History suggests Crabtree won't be much more than a distraction against Seattle. He has 27 receptions for 298 yards in eight career games against the Seahawks, having never found the end zone.
7) Danny Amendola - Has fallen behind Edelman in the passing game pecking order, but it's not as if Brady has tons of options. Hauled in a 53-yarder against the Colts and Amendola could receive tons of targets, especially if neither Kenbrell Thompkins nor Aaron Dobson can go.
8) Percy Harvin - He absorbed more big hits than catches made against the Saints during his 19 snaps. Clearly a major weapon, but for how long can Harvin go is the question?
9) Doug Baldwin - Always seems to come up with a big catch, but just not many not-so big catches. Only three receptions for 38 yards over the last three weeks for Baldwin, who had a 51-yard grab against the 49ers in Week 2.
10) Kenbrell Thompkins - Left the division matchup with a head injury, though at least played, unlike fellow rookie Aaron Dobson (foot). Whichever one plays could be sneaky deep threat versus Denver's beat up secondary.
1) Steven Hauschka
2) Steven Gostkowski
3) Phil Dawson
4) Matt Prater