The divisional round of the 2022 NFL playoffs features plenty of star power, which means they'll be many names you recognize in the Fantasy football rankings. More stars means more reliable players for your Fantasy football lineups, but you'll need to figure out who to prioritize. In order to make your Fantasy football lineups stand out, you'll need to pick the right mix of stars and sleepers.
That's where the right set of divisional round Fantasy football rankings makes a difference. Should you go with Aaron Rodgers or Matthew Stafford? Derrick Henry or Devin Singletary? Before locking in your NFL divisional round Fantasy football picks, be sure to check out the playoff Fantasy football rankings from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
When it comes to ranking players, SportsLine's model beat human experts in Fantasy football for the past several seasons especially when there were big differences in ranking. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
Last week, the model was extremely high on Bills running back Devin Singletary, ranking him as a top-five player at his position. The result: Singletary rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns and also caught three passes for 13 yards. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.
Now, the model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has revealed its 2022 NFL Wild Card Weekend Fantasy football rankings. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
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One player the model is high on this week: 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell. The Niners' running back burst onto the scene as a rookie out of Louisiana this season, grabbing the starting job in Week 2 and not looking back. He'll take on a Packers defense that only gave up 67 yards to the 49ers in Week 3, a game where Mitchell did not play due to a shoulder injury.
The 49ers have given Mitchell at least 20 carries in his last six games, a sign of how much faith they have in their starting running back. He's No. 2 SportsLine's Fantasy football RB rankings for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs 2022.
And a massive shocker: Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, who threw for 4,886 yards and 41 touchdowns this year, stumbles big-time and doesn't even crack the top five at his position. He's a player to consider leaving on the bench.
Stafford accounted for three total touchdowns in an NFL Wild Card Weekend win over the Cardinals but head coach Sean McVay predominantly leaned on the rushing attack in a 34-11 win. Stafford threw just 17 times, though he did compete 13 of those passes for 202 yards. Now, he'll take on a Bucs defense that ranked fourth in net yards allowed per passing attempt (5.6).
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The model is also calling for an under-the-radar running back to finish in the top 10 of its Fantasy football rankings, ahead of backs like Aaron Jones and Sony Michel. This pick could be the difference between winning big and going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising running back could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get NFL playoff Fantasy football rankings for every position, plus see which RB is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that has out-performed experts big-time.