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NFL Week 1 Positional Fantasy Football Rankings

Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) celebrates with fans after the TitansÕ game against the Baltimore Ravens in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry should have a strong start to the season with a great matchup against the New York Giants mediocre run defense.

Philadelphia Eagles WR A.J. Brown should be off to a fantastic start, as he has the week's best matchup for a wide receiver against the Detroit Lions.

Nathan Jahnke’s fantasy rankings have been the most accurate in season rankings over the last three seasons combined, per FantasyPros‘ rankings accuracy competition.

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

These are my fantasy football rankings for Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season for PPR leagues, including some notes about players to help you make your weekly decisions. Rankings in other formats can be found here.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings were fifth-most accurate in 2021, second-most in 2020 and third-most in 2019. I was the only analyst to rank top-five all three seasons, making these the most consistently-accurate rankings of the last three seasons.

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Last Updated: 11:50 a.m. Sunday, Sep. 11

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Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Josh Allen BUF @LA BM
2 Lamar Jackson BLT @NYJ
3 Patrick Mahomes KC @ARZ GM
4 Jalen Hurts PHI @DET GM
5 Justin Herbert LAC LV
6 Kyler Murray ARZ KC
7 Russell Wilson DEN @SEA GM
8 Tom Brady TB @DAL BM
9 Joe Burrow CIN PIT
10 Trey Lance SF @CHI
11 Aaron Rodgers GB @MIN
12 Dak Prescott DAL TB
13 Matthew Stafford LA BUF
14 Derek Carr LV @LAC
15 Jameis Winston NO @ATL
16 Kirk Cousins MIN GB BM
17 Tua Tagovailoa MIA NE
18 Matt Ryan IND @HST GM
19 Trevor Lawrence JAX @WAS
20 Ryan Tannehill TEN NYG FA
21 Carson Wentz WAS JAX FA
22 Justin Fields CHI SF BM
23 Daniel Jones NYG @TEN FA
24 Jared Goff DET PHI FA
25 Marcus Mariota ATL NO BM, FA
26 Baker Mayfield CAR CLV BM, FA
27 Mitchell Trubisky PIT @CIN FA
28 Mac Jones NE @MIA FA
29 Joe Flacco NYJ BLT GM, FA
30 Davis Mills HST IND FA
31 Jacoby Brissett CLV @CAR GM, FA
32 Geno Smith SEA DEN FA

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