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NFL Week 8 Positional Fantasy Football Rankings

Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) runs with the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs in the third quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Christian McCaffrey back near the top: The former Panther is a must-start now that he’s been a 49er for a full week despite the poor matchup.
  • DeAndre Hopkins returns to fantasy starting lineups: Hopkins’ one game in 2022 was better than any of his games in 2021. The old Hopkins is back.
  • Nathan Jahnke’s fantasy rankings have been the most accurate in season rankings over the last four seasons combined, per FantasyPros‘ rankings accuracy competition.
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

These are my fantasy football rankings for Week 8 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 four seasons.

Last Updated: 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26

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Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Josh Allen BUF GB BM
2 Jalen Hurts PHI PIT
3 Joe Burrow CIN @CLV
4 Lamar Jackson BLT @TB
5 Kyler Murray ARZ @MIN GM
6 Tua Tagovailoa MIA @DET GM
7 Kirk Cousins MIN ARZ GM
8 Tom Brady TB BLT GM
9 Geno Smith SEA NYG GM
10 Derek Carr LV @NO
11 Daniel Jones NYG @SEA
12 Dak Prescott DAL CHI
13 Jared Goff DET MIA
14 Jimmy Garoppolo SF @LA BM
15 Marcus Mariota ATL CAR
16 Matthew Stafford LA SF BM
17 Trevor Lawrence JAX DEN
18 Aaron Rodgers GB @BUF
19 Andy Dalton NO LV FA
20 Ryan Tannehill TEN @HST GM, FA
21 Justin Fields CHI @DAL BM
22 Taylor Heinicke WAS @IND FA
23 Davis Mills HST TEN FA
24 Zach Wilson NYJ NE FA
25 Sam Ehlinger IND WAS FA
26 Kenny Pickett PIT @PHI BM, FA
27 Jacoby Brissett CLV CIN FA
28 P.J. Walker CAR @ATL FA
29 Mac Jones NE @NYJ FA
30 Brett Rypien DEN @JAX FA

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