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2022 Fantasy Football Special

Updated: Aug 29

Don't do your fantasy football draft without this information! If you have already done your fantasy draft, either your league commissioner doesn't take the fantasy season seriously or they don't know what they're doing! Serious fantasy football players should never have their draft before the last preseason game is over. You have no idea which players will remain healthy and which won't until the last game is over. Tom Brady played this past weekend for goodness sakes! Luckily, he didn't get hurt.


Here are my feelings about fantasy football. I used to play it and have won leagues before, but I found that I had to pull for my players who often belonged to teams that I hated which caused me a lot of grief. So, I haven't played in several years, but I know the players very well, so a lot of people ask me fantasy football questions, and I'm happy to help them out.


Below, you will find my ranking by position followed by an overall ranking. So, print this out, get a pen to check off players as they are drafted, and beat those people who set their draft on automatic pilot.

The rankings are for PPR (Point Per Reception) Leagues but wouldn't change too much for Standard Scoring Leagues since they are scored nearly the same.

Good luck!


QB

1. Josh Allen BUF

2. Patrick Mahomes KC

3. Justin Herbert LAC

4. Tom Brady TB

5. Lamar Jackson BAL

6. Joe Burrow CIN

7. Jalen Hurts PHI

8. Aaron Rodgers GB

9. Dak Prescott DAL

10. Matt Stafford LAR

11. Kyler Murray ARI

12. Derek Carr LV

13. Russell Wilson DEN

14. Kirk Cousins MIN

15. Matt Ryan ATL

16. Trey Lance SF

After that, pick whomever makes sense to you at quarterback.


RB

1. Jonathan Taylor IND

2. Christian McCaffrey CAR

3. Derrick Henry TEN

4. Saquon Barkley NYG

5. Austin Ekeler LAC

6. Najee Harris PIT (Check injury status from 8/28/22 game. Might miss some weeks!)

7. Dalvin Cook MIN

8. Alvin Kamara NO

9. Joe Mixon CIN

10. Ezekiel Elliott DAL

11. Aaron Jones GB

12. Nick Chubb CLE

13. David Montgomery CHI

14. Javonte Williams DEN

15. Elijah Mitchell SF

16. Leonard Fournette TB

17. James Conner ARI

18. D’Andre Swift DET

19. J.K. Dobbins BAL

20. Antonio Gibson WAS

21. Cam Akers LAR

22. Breece Hall NYJ

23. AJ Dillon GB

24. Travis Etienne JAC

25. Josh Jacobs LV

26. Devin Singletary BUF

27. Cordarrelle Patterson ATL

28. Rashaad Penny SEA

29. Kareem Hunt CLE

30. Melvin Gordon III DEN

31. Miles Sanders PHI

32. Damien Harris NE

33. Chase Edmonds MIA

34. Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC

35. Tony Pollard DAL

36. Kenneth Walker III SEA

37. James Cook BUF

38. Raheem Mostert MIA

39. Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR

40. Gus Edwards BAL

41. Michael Carter NYJ

After that, just pick your favorite players to finish out the position.


WR

1. Justin Jefferson MIN

2. Cooper Kupp LAR

3. Ja’Marr Chase CIN

4. Davante Adams LV

5. Stefon Diggs BUF

6. Deebo Samuel SF

7. Mike Evans TB

8. CeeDee Lamb DAL

9. Tyreek Hill KC

10. Keenan Allen LAC

11. Tee Higgins CIN

12. A.J. Brown PHI

13. Mike Williams LAC

14. DK Metcalf SEA

15. Diontae Johnson PIT

16. Terry McLaurin WAS

17. Michael Pittman IND

18. Darnell Mooney CHI

19. Allen Robinson II LAR

20. DJ Moore CAR

21. Jerry Jeudy DEN

22. Allen Lazard GB

23. Gabriel Davis BUF

24. Marquise Brown ARI

25. Rashod Bateman BAL

26. Amari Cooper CLE

27. Jaylen Waddle MIA

28. JuJu Smith-Schuster KC

29. Michael Thomas NO

30. Robert Woods TEN

31. DeAndre Hopkins ARI (Suspended 6 games but worth picking here)

32. Drake London ATL

33. Brandin Cooks HOU

34. Adam Thielen MIN

35. Courtland Sutton DEN

36. Chris Godwin TB

37. Tyler Lockett SEA

38. Elijah Moore NYJ

39. DeVonta Smith PHI

40. Brandon Aiyuk SF

41. Chris Olave NO

42. Amon-Ra St. Brown DET

43. Hunter Renfrow LV

44. George Pickens PIT

45. Kadarius Toney NYG

46. Skyy Moore KC

After that, just pick your favorite players to finish out the position.


TE

1. Travis Kelce KC

2. Mark Andrews BAL

3. George Kittle SF

4. Darren Waller LV

5. Kyle Pitts ATL

6. Dalton Schultz DAL

7. T. J. Hockenson DET

8. Zach Ertz ARI

9. Dallas Goedert PHI

10. Pat Freiermuth PIT

11. Dawson Knox BUF

12. Mike Gesicki MIA

13. Logan Thomas WAS

14. Irv Smith Jr. MIN

15. Robert Tonyan GB

16. Hunter Henry NE

17. Cole Kmet CHI

18. Tyler Higbee LAR

19. Kyle Rudolph TB

20. Hayden Hurst CIN

After that, it probably doesn’t much matter who your second-string tight end is.


DEF/ST

1. Buffalo

2. Tampa Bay

3. New Orleans

4. San Francisco

5. Green Bay

6. Indianapolis

7. Los Angeles Rams

8. Dallas

9. Baltimore

10. Philadelphia

11. Tennessee

12. Pittsburgh


K

1. Justin Tucker BAL

2. Harrison Butker KC

3. Evan McPherson CIN

4. Daniel Carlson LV

5. Tyler Bass BUF

6. Matt Gay LAR

7. Brandon McManus DEN

8. Matt Prater ARI

9. Robbie Gould SF

10. Ryan Succop TB

11. Jake Elliott PHI


Overall

1. Jonathan Taylor RB

2. Christian McCaffrey RB

3. Derrick Henry RB

4. Justin Jefferson WR

5. Cooper Kupp WR

6. Ja’Marr Chase WR

7. Saquon Barkley RB

8. Austin Ekeler RB

9. Najee Harris RB (Check injury status from 8/28/22 game. Might miss some weeks!)

10. Dalvin Cook RB

11. Alvin Kamara RB

12. Davante Adams WR

13. Stefon Diggs WR

14. Travis Kelce TE

15. Mark Andrews TE

16. Joe Mixon RB

17. Ezekiel Elliott RB

18. Aaron Jones RB

19. Deebo Samuel WR

20. Mike Evans WR

21. CeeDee Lamb WR

22. Nick Chubb RB

23. Tyreek Hill WR

24. Keenan Allen WR

25. Josh Allen QB

26. Patrick Mahomes QB

27. Tee Higgins WR

28. Justin Herbert QB

29. David Montgomery RB

30. Javonte Williams RB

31. Elijah Mitchell RB

32. Leonard Fournette RB

33. James Conner RB

34. A.J. Brown WR

35. Mike Williams WR

36. George Kittle TE

37. Darren Waller TE

38. Kyle Pitts TE

39. Tom Brady QB

40. Lamar Jackson QB

41. D’Andre Swift RB

42. J.K. Dobbins RB

43. DK Metcalf WR

44. Diontae Johnson WR

45. Terry McLaurin WR

46. Joe Burrow QB

47. Jalen Hurts QB

48. Michael Pittman WR

49. Darnell Mooney WR

50. Allen Robinson II WR

51. D.J. Moore WR

52. Antonio Gibson RB

53. Cam Akers RB

54. Jerry Jeudy WR

55. Allen Lazard WR

56. Gabriel Davis WR

57. Marquise Brown WR

58. Rashod Bateman WR

59. Amari Cooper WR

60. Jaylen Waddle WR

61. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR

62. Michael Thomas WR

63. Breece Hall RB

64. AJ Dillon RB

65. Dalton Schultz TE

66. Travis Etienne RB

67. Aaron Rodgers QB

68. Dak Prescott QB

69. Matt Stafford QB

70. Kyler Murray QB

71. Josh Jacobs RB

72. Devin Singletary RB

73. Cordarrelle Patterson RB

74. Rashaad Penny RB

75. T.J. Hockenson TE

76. Robert Woods WR

77. DeAndre Hopkins WR (Suspended 6 games but worth picking here)

78. Derek Carr QB

79. Russell Wilson QB

80. Kareem Hunt RB

81. Melvin Gordon RB

82. Miles Sanders RB

83. Damien Harris RB

84. Drake London WR

85. Brandin Cooks WR

86. Adam Thielen WR

87. Courtland Sutton WR

88. Chris Godwin WR

89. Chase Edmonds RB

90. Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB

91. Tony Pollard RB

92. Zach Ertz TE

93. Kirk Cousins QB

94. Matt Ryan QB

95. Trey Lance QB

96. Tyler Lockett WR

97. Elijah Moore WR

98. DeVonta Smith WR

99. Dallas Goedert TE

100. Pat Freiermuth TE

101. Brandon Aiyuk WR

102. Chris Olave WR

103. Amon-Ra St. Brown WR

104. Hunter Renfrow WR

105. Kenneth Walker III RB

106. James Cook RB

107. Buffalo DEF/ST

108. Raheem Mostert RB

109. Darrell Henderson Jr. RB

110. Gus Edwards RB

111. George Pickens WR

112. Kadarius Toney WR

113. Tampa Bay DEF/ST

114. New Orleans DEF/ST

115. San Francisco DEF/ST

116. Green Bay DEF/ST

117. Michael Carter RB

118. Skyy Moore WR

119. Indianapolis DEF/ST

120. Los Angeles Rams DEF/ST

121. Dallas DEF/ST

122. Baltimore DEF/ST

123. Dawson Knox TE

124. Mike Gesicki TE

125. Logan Thomas TE

126. Irv Smith Jr. TE

127. Robert Tonyan TE

128. Hunter Henry TE

129. Cole Kmet TE

130. Philadelphia DEF/ST

131. Tennessee DEF/ST

132. Pittsburgh DEF/ST

133. Tyler Higbee TE

134. Kyle Rudolph TE

135. Hayden Hurst TE

136. Justin Tucker K

137. Harrison Butker K

138. Evan McPherson K

139. Daniel Carlson K

140. Tyler Bass K

141. Matt Gay K

142. Brandon McManus K

143. Matt Prater K

144. Robbie Gould K

145. Ryan Succop K

146. Jake Elliott K


May God always be your number 1 draft pick!

Draftman Rick


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