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NFL wild-card weekend positional fantasy football rankings

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) audibles at the line during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

  • Josh Allen and Joe Burrow are the clear top two quarterbacks:  Three of the top five fantasy quarterbacks from the regular season either received a bye week or missed the playoffs, leaving Allen and Burrow a distance above the rest.
  • Travis Etienne and Keenan Allen have great matchups: Neither player had many top-five finishes during the regular season, but both could finish in the top five this week while their teams face each other.
  • Nathan Jahnke’s fantasy rankings have been the most accurate in season rankings over the last four seasons combined, per FantasyPros‘ rankings accuracy competition.
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These are my fantasy football rankings for the wild-card round of the 2022-23 NFL postseason 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: 12 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15

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Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Josh Allen BUF MIA GM
2 Joe Burrow CIN BLT
3 Justin Herbert LAC @JAX
4 Daniel Jones NYG @MIN
5 Trevor Lawrence JAX LAC
6 Kirk Cousins MIN NYG GM
7 Tom Brady TB DAL
8 Dak Prescott DAL @TB
9 Brock Purdy SF SEA
10 Geno Smith SEA @SF
11 Tyler Huntley BLT @CIN Q, FA
12 Skylar Thompson MIA @BUF FA

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