Fantasy Football Rankings, AFC, NFC Championship 2022: Model says start Byron Pringle, sit Odell Beckham Jr

The 2022 NFL playoffs will continue on Sunday with the NFC Championship Game and AFC Championship Game. There are only two games’ worth of players to build your Fantasy football lineups around. Both are rematches of regular-season matchups, with the Rams hosting the 49ers and the Chiefs hosting the Bengals. Kansas City and Cincinnati combined for nearly 900 yards of total offense and 65 points in a Week 17 matchup, and sparks could fly with the over-under listed at 54.5 points.

Joe Burrow threw for 446 yards and four touchdowns in Cincinnati’s 34-31 win and could be sky-high in this week’s Fantasy football rankings. Where should you have Burrow in your Fantasy football QB rankings with other superstar quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes and Matthew Stafford also available? Before locking in in your Fantasy football lineups for the NFC and AFC Championship Games, 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 quarterback Josh Allen, ranking him as the top player at his position. The result: Allen threw for 329 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing for 68 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 championship round Fantasy football rankings. Head to SportsLine now to see them.

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One player the model is high on this week: Chiefs wide receiver Byron Pringle. In an offense loaded with playmaking ability, Pringle has carved out a viable role for himself at wide receiver. The Kansas State product was targeted 60 times this season and caught 42 passes for 568 yards and five scores.

Pringle has had at least five catches in four of his last five games and caught five touchdown passes during that span. Cincinnati will be focused on stopping Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill after that pair sent the Bills home last week, which should free Pringle up against a Bengals pass defense that ranked 26th this season. Pringle also adds potential value as Kansas City’s kick returner, and the model ranks him as the No. 6 option at wide receiver during Championship Weekend.

And a massive shocker: Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. stumbles big-time and doesn’t even crack the top five at his position. Beckham finished with six catches for 69 yards in Los Angeles’ 30-27 victory over the Buccaneers. While he didn’t find the end zone against Tampa Bay, Beckham has become an important piece in Los Angeles’ red zone offense. In fact, Beckham has scored a touchdown in six of his last nine games.

However, Beckham was hero in check the last time the Rams squared off against the 49ers. San Francisco’s defense limited him to just two receptions for 18 yards in the 49ers’ 27-24 victory on Jan. 9. With such a tough matchup on Sunday, Beckham is a player to consider putting on the bench.

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The model is also calling for an under-the-radar wide receiver to finish in the top six of its Fantasy football rankings, ahead of wideouts like Van Jefferson and Mecole Hardman. 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 wide receiver could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get NFL playoff Fantasy football rankings for every position, plus see which WR is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that has out-performed experts big-time.

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