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NFL Week 2 Positional Fantasy Football Rankings

Nashville, Tennessee, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs for a first down during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

  • Stock up for Barkley: New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley moves into the top five after leading all running backs in fantasy points last week.
  • Start Henderson: Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson becomes a starting fantasy running back after taking the starting job in Week 1, and a strong matchup this week.
  • Nathan Jahnke’s fantasy rankings have been the most accurate in season rankings over the last three seasons combined, per FantasyPros‘ rankings accuracy competition.
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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: 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Sep. 18

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

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