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NFL Week 8 Positional Fantasy Football Rankings 3.0

  • 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: 11:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

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

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