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2022 Underdog Playoff Contest Rankings — NFL Fantasy Football

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The fantasy football playoffs have arrived, and our friends at Underdog offer a bunch of NFL playoff contests to give you a chance to win big.

These best ball playoff tournaments feature a starting lineup of 1 QB, 1 RB, 2 WR/TE flex spots and 1 RB/WR/TE flex spot. There are 5 bench spots, too.


Here are the top 50 players for the 2022 Underdog Playoff contests.

Top 50 rankings — Underdog Playoffs 2022

1. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills — Four games of Josh Allen would be the lock QB.

2. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

3. Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles — Will he be fully healthy?

4. Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals — Burrow and the Bengals are stackable and could play four games. Great combination.

5. Christian McCaffrey, RB, San Francisco 49ers — The best RB on the best team in the NFC. Plus, you only start one RB, so there’s some positional value here, too.

6. Ja’Marr Chase, W/T, Cincinnati Bengals — Getting harder to stack with Burrow.

7. Stefon Diggs, W/T, Buffalo Bills — Diggs has been quiet for a while, but the eruption games are coming.

8. Travis Kelce, W/T, Kansas City Chiefs — Loses his positional value with the WR and TE being combined to the W/T position, but still scores as an elite WR1.

9. A.J. Brown, W/T, Philadelphia Eagles — Eagles are Super Bowl contenders, so you could get a full slate out of the beast.

10. Justin Jefferson, W/T, Minnesota Vikings — Discounted in drafts because the Vikings are perceived as “frauds.” If they go to the Super Bowl, Jefferson will be a lock to be on the winning Underdog team.

11. Tee Higgins, W/T, Cincinnati Bengals — Very stackable with Burrow.

12. CeeDee Lamb, W/T, Dallas Cowboys

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13. Jerick McKinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs — The No. 2-ranked RB because the Chiefs will be among the favorites to make it to the Super Bowl.

14. Deebo Samuel, W/T, San Francisco 49ers — He’s back, but will he be healthy?

15. DeVonta Smith, W/T, Philadelphia Eagles — Smith has gone over 100 yards in four of his last five games.

16. Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys — Cowboys are a threat to make a deep playoff run.

17. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals 

18. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers — Lower in the ranks because the Chargers are a playoff flight risk, but he’d be a major value if they make a run.

19. George Kittle, W/T, San Francisco 49ers — Kittle has shined with Brock Purdy, but with Deebo back, does Kittle take a hit?

20. JuJu Smith-Schuster, W/T, Kansas City Chiefs — The WR1 with Patrick Mahomes.

21. Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

22. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys

23. Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings

24. Brandon Aiyuk, W/T, San Francisco 49ers — A model of consistency, but not as high of a ceiling as the WRs above him.

25. Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills — Not shiny, but there’s only 1 RB spot, and locking up a player on a team that’s a legitimate threat to make a deep run is important.


26. Gabe Davis, W/T, Buffalo Bills

27. Chris Godwin, W/T, Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Brady’s favorite target.

28. Keenan Allen, W/T, Los Angeles Chargers

29. Mike Williams, W/T, Los Angeles Chargers

30. Dallas Goedert, W/T, Philadelphia Eagles

31. Dalton Schultz, W/T, Dallas Cowboys

32. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys — Could end up being a nice value thanks to his TD production.

33. Brock Purdy, QB, San Francisco 49ers

34. Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers

35. Saquon Barkley, RB, NY Giants — Would be a big value if the Giants shock and win a couple of games.

36. Tyler Boyd, W/T, Cincinnati Bengals — The cheapest access to Cincy’s big offense.

37. Isiah Pacheco, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

38. Mike Evans, W/T, Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Evans still possesses a huge ceiling.

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39. Dawson Knox, W/T, Buffalo Bills

40. James Cook, RB, Buffalo Bills

41. T.J. Hockenson, W/T, Minnesota Vikings

42. Mark Andrews, W/T, Baltimore Ravens

43. Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings

44. Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

45. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens

46. Travis Etienne, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

47. Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

48. Michael Gallup, W/T, Dallas Cowboys

49. Adam Thielen, W/T, Minnesota Vikings

50. Isaiah McKenzie, W/T, Buffalo Bills

Underdog fantasy football playoff challenge — strategy and teams to stack

Check out our free Underdog fantasy football playoff strategy guide here.

What Playoff Tournaments does Underdog have for fantasy football this year?

  • The Gauntlet ($25 to enter)
  • The Mitten ($5 to enter)
  • The Big Mitten ($250 to enter)

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