clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2022 fantasy football playoff rankings

Are you in a playoff fantasy football league? Here are our overall rankings to help you out.

Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans runs onto the field during introductions before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Nissan Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Chiefs 27-3. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Friday update: I’ve tweaked things a bit. I moved the Packers and Chiefs players up a little, as I like their chances best to play for the Lombardi. And I moved Clyde Edwards-Helaire down since he is out this week. Good luck!

There are many different ways to play fantasy football during the playoffs but if you need to choose a team for the entire playoffs and stick with those players, you need a good set of playoff rankings to help you out. The longer a player lasts in the playoffs, the better you’ll do, so strategy takes on a different approach in playoff fantasy football.

These rankings are based on .5 PPR scoring.

Playoff predictions strategy

For playoff rankings, the most important aspect is accurately predicting who wins each playoff game. That, is of course, nearly impossible, but the closer you are, the better your team will likely be.

So, do you want a possible three games from Aaron Rodgers or a possible four games from Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes? I like upside, so usually lean the second way. The extra game might not materialize for any team if the Packers and Titans play in the Super Bowl, but it does give your team a lot of upside if you end up getting four games from a good chunk of your fantasy playoff team.

Fantasy Football Divisional Round Playoff Rankings

Rank Name Team Position Opp
Rank Name Team Position Opp
1 Patrick Mahomes II KC QB vs CIN
2 Cooper Kupp LAR WR vs SF
3 Joe Burrow CIN QB @ KC
4 Matthew Stafford LAR QB vs SF
5 Deebo Samuel SF WR @ LAR
6 Joe Mixon CIN RB @ KC
7 Tyreek Hill KC WR vs CIN
8 Ja'Marr Chase CIN WR @ KC
9 Jimmy Garoppolo SF QB @ LAR
10 Travis Kelce KC TE vs CIN
11 Elijah Mitchell SF RB @ LAR
12 Cam Akers LAR RB vs SF
13 Tee Higgins CIN WR @ KC
14 George Kittle SF TE @ LAR
15 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR WR vs SF
16 Jerick McKinnon KC RB vs CIN
17 Brandon Aiyuk SF WR @ LAR
18 Tyler Boyd CIN WR @ KC
19 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC RB vs CIN
20 Tyler Higbee LAR TE vs SF
21 C.J. Uzomah CIN TE @ KC
22 Byron Pringle KC WR vs CIN
23 Van Jefferson LAR WR vs SF
24 Jauan Jennings SF WR @ LAR
25 Mecole Hardman KC WR vs CIN
26 Sony Michel LAR RB vs SF
27 Darrel Williams KC RB vs CIN
28 Demarcus Robinson KC WR vs CIN
29 Kyle Juszczyk SF RB @ LAR
30 Samaje Perine CIN RB @ KC
31 JaMycal Hasty SF RB @ LAR