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Super Bowl Fantasy Football Rankings

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
@FAmmiranteTFJ
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2024

The Super Bowl is here, so it’s time to dive into some playoff fantasy football rankings.

I finished No. 6 in the entire fantasy football industry in the FantasyPros Accuracy contest, so be sure to use these ranks to help set your lineups. Even if you aren’t in a playoff fantasy league, these ranks can still be helpful to inform your player prop or DFS picks.

So, without further ado, let’s get right into the Super Bowl fantasy football rankings.

*Fantasy Football Rankings are updated as of Thursday, Feb. 8.*

Super Bowl Quarterback Rankings

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RankTierPlayerTeamVS
11Patrick Mahomes IIKCvs SF
21Brock PurdySFvs KC

QB Rankings Tips

  • Patrick Mahomes is the preferred quarterback play because we could see a run-heavy game script from the 49ers. Kansas City ranks 28th in Rush EPA on defense, so the Niners may limit Brock Purdy in passing volume here.

Super Bowl Running Back Rankings

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RankTierPlayerTeamVS
11Christian McCaffreySFvs KC
22Isiah PachecoKCvs SF
33Elijah MitchellSFvs KC
43Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCvs SF

RB Rankings Tips

  • We could see Christian McCaffrey have an efficient day on the ground. The Chiefs are much more vulnerable in run defense while boasting one of the pass defenses in the NFL. I’d recommend betting Overs on CMC player props. If you’re playing DFS, you will want him in your lineup.

Super Bowl Wide Receiver Rankings

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RankTierPlayerTeamVS
11Deebo SamuelSFvs KC
21Rashee RiceKCvs SF
31Brandon AiyukSFvs KC
42Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKCvs SF
52Justin WatsonKCvs SF
62Jauan JenningsSFvs KC
73Richie James Jr.KCvs SF
83Mecole Hardman Jr.KCvs SF
93Skyy MooreKCvs SF
103Kadarius ToneyKCvs SF

WR Rankings Tips

  • The Chiefs are much tougher on the perimeter, which could result in a DFS floor week for Brandon Aiyuk as he deals with a tough corner in L’Jarius Sneed. That could open up opportunities for Deebo Samuel in underneath targets and across the middle of the field.

Super Bowl Tight End Rankings

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RankTierPlayerTeamVS
11Travis KelceKCvs SF
21George KittleSF@ KC
32Noah GrayKCvs SF

TE Rankings Tips

  • We could see two of the best tight ends of our generation put up big games in this one. Travis Kelce has been dominant in the postseason, while George Kittle could get more looks across the middle. The Chiefs have great corners, so San Francisco may need to look to their tight end in this one.

Super Bowl FLEX Rankings

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RankTierPlayerTeamPOSVS
11Christian McCaffreySFRBvs KC
22Travis KelceKCTEvs SF
32Isiah PachecoKCRBvs SF
42Deebo SamuelSFWRvs KC
52Rashee RiceKCWRvs SF
62Brandon AiyukSFWRvs KC
72George KittleSFTEvs KC
83Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKCWRvs SF
93Justin WatsonKCWRvs SF
103Elijah MitchellSFRBvs KC
113Jauan JenningsSFWRvs KC
124Noah GrayKCTEvs SF
134Richie James Jr.KCWRvs SF
144Mecole Hardman Jr.KCWRvs SF
154Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCRBvs SF
164Skyy MooreKCWRvs SF
174Kadarius ToneyKCWRvs SF

FLEX Rankings Tips

  • Don’t sleep on Elijah Mitchell in DFS this week. We just saw him rush for a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game. Mitchell may get more carries than usual if the 49ers get out to a double-digit lead. Fire up the 49ers RB2 as a contrarian play in DFS.

Super Bowl Kicker Rankings

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RankTierPlayerTeamVS
11Harrison ButkerKCvs SF
21Jake MoodySFvs KC

K Rankings Tips

  • Both kickers are good DFS plays in a projected shootout in an indoor environment.

Super Bowl Defense/Special Teams Rankings

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RankTierPlayerTeamVS
11San Francisco 49ersSFvs KC
21Kansas City ChiefsKCvs SF

D/ST Rankings Tips

  • The 49ers defense is my preferred play because Patrick Mahomes will likely air it out at a higher rate than Brock Purdy, resulting in more opportunities for sacks and turnovers.

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Top 50 Fantasy Football Rankings

In this section, you’ll find an early Top 50 ranking of the best players to draft in 2024 fantasy football.

This will help give you a sense of what the draft board may look like in the upcoming season. Rookies will not be included until we know their landing spots.

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RKTierPlayerTMPOSPOS RK
11Christian McCaffreySFRBRB01
21Tyreek HillMIAWRWR01
31CeeDee LambDALWRWR02
41Justin JeffersonMINWRWR03
52Breece HallNYJRBRB02
62Ja'Marr ChaseCINWRWR04
72Bijan RobinsonATLRBRB03
82Jahmyr GibbsDETRBRB04
92Amon-Ra St. BrownDETWRWR05
102Jonathan TaylorINDRBRB05
112Puka NacuaLARWRWR06
122Kyren WilliamsLARRBRB06
132A.J. BrownPHIWRWR07
142Garrett WilsonNYJWRWR08
153Saquon BarkleyNYGRBRB07
163Travis EtienneJACRBRB08
173Rachaad WhiteTBRBRB09
183De'Von AchaneMIARBRB10
193Nico CollinsHOUWRWR09
203DJ MooreCHIWRWR10
213Stefon DiggsBUFWRWR11
223Davante AdamsLVWRWR12
233Josh AllenBUFQBQB01
243Jalen HurtsPHIQBQB02
254Mike EvansTBWRWR13
264Brandon AiyukSFWRWR14
274Michael Pittman Jr.INDWRWR15
284Chris OlaveNOWRWR16
294Keenan AllenLACWRWR17
304Sam LaPortaDETTETE01
314James CookBUFRBRB11
324Travis KelceKCTETE02
334Josh JacobsLVRBRB12
344Patrick MahomesQBKCQB03
354Lamar JacksonQBBALQB04
364Dak PrescottQBDALQB05
375Joe MixonCINRBRB13
385Aaron JonesGBRBRB14
395Alvin KamaraNORBRB15
405Isiah PachecoKCRBRB16
415James ConnerARIRBRB17
425Nick ChubbCLERBRB18
435DeVonta SmithPHIWRWR18
445Jaylen WaddleMIAWRWR19
455Tank DellHOUWRWR20
465Trey McBrideARITETE03
475Jayden ReedGBWRWR21
485Mark AndrewsBALTETE04
495Drake LondonATLWRWR22
505Kenneth WalkerSEARBRB19

QB Rankings Tips

  • Patrick Mahomes had a down year, averaging 18.4 fantasy points per game (QB11), but he comes in at QB3 because of his lengthy track record. There’s a great chance the Chiefs will improve Mahomes’ supporting cast in the upcoming offseason.
  • Lamar Jackson finished as QB3 in fantasy points per game this year, but I have him at QB4 because of the low floor that he shows at times due to the Ravens’ elite defense putting the offense in unfavorable game scripts. Lamar had six games with 15 fantasy points or fewer in 2023.
  • Dak Prescott belongs in the top five because the Cowboys have embraced a pass-heavy approach on offense, resulting in a QB4 finish for Dak in 2023. I’m expecting this offensive philosophy to continue in 2024.

RB Rankings Tips

  • You may think De’Von Achane’s rank (RB10) is too high, but this is an explosive runner in an elite offense with elite production under his belt. Achane averaged 16.1 fantasy points per game, finishing as RB4 in his rookie season.
  • I’m also bullish on Aaron Jones (RB14) because he showed that there is still a lot left in the tank, rushing for 100+ yards in each of his final three games. The Packers’ offense suddenly looks loaded after Jordan Love broke out in 2023, giving Jones a high ceiling if he can stay healthy.
  • James Conner remains a rock-solid RB2 (RB17) following an impressive finish to the season, putting his final rank at RB8 for the year. I’m baking in some risk since Conner is entering his age-29 season, but there’s a lot of juice here, and the Cardinals offense should improve in 2024.

WR Rankings Tips

  • Garrett Wilson could take off in 2024 if Aaron Rodgers stays healthy. However, I’m ranking him a bit lower at WR8 because I’m confident the Jets will trade for Davante Adams. We just saw Wilson change his jersey number from 17 to 5, which is interesting.
  • Jayden Reed looked like a future star down the stretch, combining for 201 yards in his last two games. Reed finished his rookie season with 793 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, along with 119 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The dual-threat wideout could be a major weapon in 2024.
  • Look out for Drake London, who should have a breakout season now that the Falcons fired Arthur Smith. Atlanta is a great bet to upgrade at quarterback, which could allow London to finally put up gaudy numbers. This is a stud Year 3 wideout who has proven himself as an elite target-earner.

TE Rankings Tips

  • Sam LaPorta takes over as overall TE1 from Travis Kelce. The rookie finished as TE1 in his debut season, which is highly impressive because first-year tight ends usually take some time to develop. We could see LaPorta build off his 2023 season in 2024.
  • Trey McBride really tore it up down the stretch, allowing him to finish with 81 catches for 825 yards and three touchdowns. There’s a good chance that McBride can approach 1,000 yards in 2024, as he started off slow last year because the Cardinals still used Zach Ertz.
  • It will be interesting to see how the Ravens utilize Mark Andrews when he comes back. There’s a chance that Isaiah Likely has earned a role within the offense after such a strong finish in 2023. Likely’s presence could limit Andrews’ production to some extent, which is why he’s at TE4.

How to Set Your Fantasy Lineup with Rankings

Start with Positional Ranks

Start with my positional ranks to guide you in your dilemma between two players. This lets you see where they stand among others at the same position. From there, check to see where I rank them on FLEX rankings.

Remember, tight ends are ranked lower at FLEX because that removes the positional advantage. Tight ends are the most scarce position in fantasy football, so if you’re playing them at FLEX, that takes away a significant portion of their value.

Consider the Game Script

After consulting the rankings, you want to consider the projected game scripts. Check the spread and implied totals for each team. If you’re torn on two players who are ranked similarly, start the player on the team projected to score more points.

You may also check the pace of play for each team. Teams that play faster will have more opportunities to pad their stats. While this factor is baked into the ranks, it’s still good to check when torn between two players.

Use the Stack as a Tiebreaker

If you’re debating between two wide receivers, but one is tied to your quarterback, always select that one. This raises your weekly upside because the two players have a strong correlation, which means that their fantasy production aligns with each other.

For example, suppose I’m debating between DeVonta Smith and Deebo Samuel at my FLEX spot, but I have Jalen Hurts as my quarterback. In that case, I may consider going with Smith, even though he’s ranked lower than Samuel. This is because if Hurts is playing well, there’s a good chance that Smith will join in on the fun.

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When using the rankings, be sure to consider your lineup construction. You want your lineup to have a stack (quarterback plus two teammates) along with a “bring-back," which is when you add in an opposing player.

An example is Dak Prescott with CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks. I could bring it back with Jayden Reedas an opposing pass-catcher. Always consider your lineup construction in conjunction with my rankings.


Fantasy Football League Settings & Scoring for Rankings

Here are the league settings I used to create this top 300:

  • Lineup: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex (RB/WR/TE ), 1 K, 1 DST
  • Standard 0.5 PPR Scoring:
    • 1 point per 10 Rushing/Receiving Yards
    • 4 points per Passing TD
    • -1 point per Interception
    • 6 points per Rushing/Receiving TD

Fantasy Football Rankings 2023: Key

  • Rk: Rank
  • POS: Position
  • Tm: Team
  • POSRK: Positional Rank

Stay tuned during the regular season for our fantasy football tips ahead of drafts and in-season matchups.

Author

Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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