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Craig Lakins on Aug 8: Taylor is as talented as it gets at his position. If he continues getting 20-25 touches per game, he can be counted on for elite production.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Jonathan Taylor is exactly who you want from your elite running back. Youth, durability, touchdowns, rushing yardage, receptions and receiving yardage. As safe as you can get at running back. Perfect in any format, PPR, Best Ball and Dynasty.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Jonathan Taylor is the clear cut dynasty RB1. He scored over forty more fantasy points than RB2 Austin Ekeler and led the league in red-zone touches. With running backs you must follow the volume and with 332 carries Taylor will certainly get it. We also saw an improvement in the passing game with 40 receptions.
Adam Wilde on May 24: Nyheim Hines deserves to be more involved in the offense, but it won't come to the detriment of Jonathan Taylor. Taylor will be one of the league's only work-horses once again; but with improved QB play.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: JaMarr Chase is an absolute monster. He seems to have no weaknesses to his game. With the chemistry he shares with Joe Burrow, they should be putting up big numbers together for many years to come.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: After a phenomenal rookie season, how does JaMarr Chase follow that up in 2022? Opposing defenses will have studied him and will have a plan of attack, but Justin Jefferson proved that a high bar can be cleared and excelled upon in year 2. Safe in all formats with a high draft pick.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 28: Ja'Marr Chase is tied with Joe Burrow as his QB1 for the foreseeable future and thats what gives him the edge in the battle for dynasty WR1 over Justin Jefferson. Chase was dominant in the playoffs commanded a 27% target share and we could see an even better season from him in 2022.
Adam Wilde on May 24: Ja'Marr Chase proved to be one of the leagues most talented Wide Receivers as a rookie. He finds himself ahead of Justin Jefferson largely due to QB play.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: An elite young WR in an offense moving in a more pass-happy direction, Jefferson is the type of player you build around as the cornerstone of your dynasty roster.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: After a dynamic rookie season, Justin Jefferson followed up with an even better second season. With a new coaching group, there always has to be a slight hesitation in an established or rising star. Surprisingly Jefferson still has further improvement in bis game and is a safe option at the top of almost all formats.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 28: Justin Jefferson has been one of the most consistent receivers in fantasy the past two seasons. He has back-to-back top ten PPR finishes and has averaged just over 18 FPTS/G in his first two seasons. Vikings new head coach Kevin O'Connell has also said that his offense will be more pass-friendly then in previous years which bodes well for Jefferson.
Adam Wilde on May 24: Justin Jefferson is closer to the WR1B than the WR2, but unfortunately he doesn't have Joe Burrow throwing him passes.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: I'm ignoring the coach-speak that Najee will see more rest in 2022. Mike Tomlin has never been afraid to give his RB a massive role and I don't expect that to change. If his backups were more of a threat, I'd be more inclined to believe it. He won't get massive holes to run through from his subpar offensive line, but the volume cannot be ignored.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Najee Harris had a fantastic rookie season with 300 rushing attempts, 10 touchdown and even 74 receptions. The departure of Ben Roethlisberger means he should be even more potent and key to the Steelers success. Greater mobility at quarterback can only help further. Safe near the top in all formats.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: As a rookie Najee Harris finished as overall RB3 for fantasy averaging 18.2 FPTS/G. If you follow the volume for your running backs then Najee Harris is your guy. He led the league last season with 381 touches and should see his usage continue in 2022. Harris saw 94 targets last season and with Trubisky or Pickett those numbers should continue. If he sees more touches in the red-zone Harris could compete with Jonathan Taylor for the RB1 spot.
Adam Wilde on May 24: Najee Harris should see even more volume than Jonathan Taylor, though he is one year older and slightly less talented than Taylor.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: Lamb has all the opportunity he could ask for in Dallas this year. He's an elite route runner with great hands. The Cowboys are thin at wideout behind him so he should be able to improve on his 79/1102/6 line from 2021.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The departure of Amari Cooper and ACL injury to Michael Gallup make CeeDee Lamb the clear number one receiver in Dallas. Now in his third year he still has not ranked as a number one receiver. The potential and expected ranking though have him with few receivers ranked higher.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 28: This ranking is based on projection and talent rather than past production. CeeDee Lamb has struggled to command a high target share in the past two seasons but with Amari Cooper in Cleveland, Cedrick Wilson in Miami, and Michael Gallup recovering with an ACL injury the stage is set for Lamb to have a top-5 season. Lamb is also tied to Dak Prescott for the foreseeable future and that adds value to him as a dynasty asset.
Adam Wilde on May 24: CeeDee Lamb has exceeded 100 targets, and hovered around 1000 yards in each of his first two years, while not yet playing a full season. He is more of a projection than one might like at WR3, but the talent, opportunity, and situation are all undeniable.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: Pitts is a complete outlier at his position. He'd be a phenomenal WR, but at TE he has the luxury of matching up with overmatched linebackers regularly. He doesn't turn 22 until October.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: 110 targets, 68 catches and over 1000 receiving yards is an amazing rookie season. The only thing disappointing was the one touchdown for Kyle Pitts. You would have to assume that will be a career anomaly and his ranking will improve significantly with further development. As a dynasty option at the position he is secure as elite as they get
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Pitts had a great season at tight end in 2022. He caught 68 passes for 1,026 yards and a touchdown. His lack of touchdowns was one negative about his campaign but that had more to do with their scheme then him as a player. In reality Pitts is a wide receiver playing with the tight end designation who is the Falcons No. 1 target heading into the season. He's a fantasy cheat code and will most likely be the dynasty TE1 for at least the next five seasons.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: Having Swift ranked this high has more to do with his talent than his production thus far. 62 receptions in 2021 is great, but I'd like him to get more than 12 carries per game to really tap into what he's capable of.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Dâ€™Andre Swift looks the part of an NFL running back, but he has missed far too much time in both his first two seasons and when he plays he averages only 10 rushing attempts a game. Sure he does excellent work out of the backfield, but at his draft price you would like a little more.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: D'Andre Swift was RB7 in weeks 1-11 before an injury essentially knocked him out for the season. The Lions did upgrade their WR corps but Swift should still see plenty of targets in the passing game having 78 targets in just 13 games last season. A fully healthy Swift is a top three dynasty back.
Adam Wilde on May 24: If healthy DeAndre Swift should easily find himself finishing in the running for RB1 each of the next two seasons.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: After last season's 50/50 split with Melvin Gordon, the fantasy community was hoping Gordon would land elsewhere. Alas, feature-role for Javonte Williams will have to wait one more year. I'd still expect a split closer to 60/40 this year. Williams has elite balance and tackle-breaking ability.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Much will be made of the re-signing of Melvin Gordon as a negative when evaluating Javonte Williams this year. That would be a mistake. Gordon is a 29 year old running back with plenty of wear on his tires. Williams is a future elite back with an experienced quarterback who has great receiving options. Williams is a hard man to bring down and with a full offseason, should make good on a fantastic rookie season.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: The groaning sound you heard this off-season was from Javonte Williams managers when Melvin Gordon re-signed a deal to come back to the Broncos. Gordon coming back limits William's ceiling but he did finish with 246 touches last year. We could see an improvement in the receiving game with Russell Wilson at quarterback as well. Williams is still a top five dynasty asset but his potential volume limits his upside in redraft leagues.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: Kupp had an unbelievable 2021 season, obviously. A repeat is unlikely, but if we get 80% of that production for a couple more years, everyone will be thrilled. Matthew Stafford unlocked Kupp's true potential.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Cooper Kupp almost broke the Calvin Johnson receiving yards record and the Michael Thomas reception record. Add in 16 touchdowns and his lead in fantasy points over the second ranked receiver, Davante Adams, was almost embarrassing. It stands to reason that a historical season like Kupps 2021 year will be impossible to match or even get close to. Allen Robinson comes over and maybe even Odell Beckham comes back. Kupp could drop by a huge number of fantasy points and still be the number one fantasy receiver. A safe investment in all formats.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 29: Cooper Kupp had a historic season last year scoring 439.5 points and averaged over 25 FPTS/G. The Rams traded Robert Woods to the Titans this off-season replacing him with Allen Robinson however that wont hurt Kupps overall value. He just signed a contract extension and will be an elite dynasty asset for the next two seasons.
Adam Wilde on May 24: Cooper Kupp will be turning 29 prior to the 2022 season. While most players are generally slipping at this point, Kupp seems to be just hitting his elite stride.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: His last two seasons have obviously been disappointing due to injury, but when he has been on the field, he is still dominant. No other RB can put up numbers the way CMC does, but many wonder how much more his body can take. He's under contract through at least 2024 without the Panthers getting hit with a large dead cap figure.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Christian McCaffrey cannot continue to be one of the high draft picks in all formats in fantasy leagues. In the last two years he has finished just over a handful of games fit and healthy. The last time he played in and completed four games in a row was in 2019. Running Back is one position where time moves on quickly. The Panthers wanted to trade him, but other teams baulked at his injuries and price tag. At his best, sure he deserves to be considered as the first running back off the board. In 2022, you risk losing your draft at a higher chance than winning it if he is on your roster.
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: Really like the player for FF, but we can't continue to ignore the injuries as his age keeps rising.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: CMC is the best fantasy running back when he is healthy. There is no questioning that. In the four games that he did play in 2021 he finished in the top five of each. He is a fantasy cheat code but his health looms large. If CMC comes back healthy he's a league winner.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: I'm bullish on the Jets as a sneaky offense to buy into. Breece Hall gives them a serious threat in the backfield. They have an improving O-line that should be dangerous if they can stay healthy. If game scripts get tough, Hall is a capable pass-catcher that won't have to leave the field.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Breece Hall presents as the number one rookie running back and lands in a situation where he should immediately press for high fantasy production. Only problem is its with the Jets. The pieces are there for team to be better, but will Zach Wilson be up to the challenge? How good a season Hall has is dependant on that. His future as a dynasty option suffers unless the Jets become a decent team.
Jeff Haseley on Jul 25: People will shy away from Hall due to Michael Carter's presence on the team, but don't let that deter you from being bullish on the young back who can do it all. His talent scores are off the charts and his production should follow suit. A 50-60 catch season with an additional 1,000 yards rushing is a distinct possibility. His place in the top 10 will be determined based on his ability to score touchdowns. He scored 23 touchdowns in 12 games in each of the last two years at Iowa State. He has the tools to be elite and a nose for the end zone to top it off.
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: 21 year old RB, who can catch and make consistently good decisions running the football. Sounds like a huge FF producer to me!
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: Breece Hall has the size and three-down ability to be a true workhorse back in a west-coast offense.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Breece Hall is already a top 4 dynasty back in fantasy football. Hall landed on the New York Jets in the NFL draft and see a RB1 workload to start the year. Michael Carter does not worry me and Hall is a 3-down running back. There is a scenario where Hall could see over 250 touches this year and volume matters.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: AJ Brown is a tank playing WR. There are some questions about his landing spot in Philadelphia, but if Jalen Hurts can level-up in the passing game, Brown will be the prime beneficiary.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: On the bright side A.J Brown has proven he is an elite talent in his three years in Tennessee. On the down side the Titans ddnâ€™t want to pay him market rates at the position and shipped him to the Eagles. He may not produce to the level he could have with Tennessee, but he should still see plenty of receptions and is a proven touchdown machine.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 28: Great players earn targets and A.J. brown is no exception. He is one of the most talented players on the Philadelphia Eagles roster and will command a WR1 level target share. The offensive system he is playing in this year was built for him, and heâ€™s already proven to excel in it at the college level. The 2022 season will be Jalen Hurts' third consecutive year in the offensive system, and we should see improvement from him as a passer.
Adam Wilde on May 24: The gap between Jalen Hurts and Ryan Tannehill is not as great as many seem to think. A.J. Brown will receive similar opportunity in the Eagles offense. His ranking was unchanged with the trade.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: Deebo Samuel clearly doesn't want all of the running back touches he received last year. Those accounted for 57% of his touchdowns. Can Trey Lance elevate Samuel as a WR? Time will tell, but he's as dangerous as anyone in the league with the ball in his hands.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: What the true story regarding Deebo Samuels offseason trade request and now contract negotiations really is remains to be seen. Based on his 2021 output, he will be one of the most valuable wide receivers in fantasy leagues. Like the evolution of the running back to become better pass catchers, wide receivers who are consistent threats running the ball just become dual threat fantasy point scoring machines.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: We are in a precarious place with Deebo Samuel in fantasy. While he had a breakout season in 2021, his trade requests looms large. His role is also in question as he wants to move to receiver full-time and not get any carries. The offense is also in a transition, with Trey Lance and his rushing upside taking over the starting job in 2022. Deebo's short-term dynasty value is murky however he's still one of the best weapons in the NFL and long-term a great asset to roster.
Adam Wilde on May 24: Deebo Samuel's ranking relies heavily on him staying with the 49ers. If he isn't traded, expect him to exceed his incredible 2021 production.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Josh Allen has been the number one fantasy quarterback for two straight years. Three in.a row is highly likely. Even his rushing numbers increased. With over 35 passing touchdowns as well, he does it all.
Jeff Haseley on Aug 3: Not many running quarterbacks also have an arm that can win games when needed. Josh Allen is that unicorn that can do both effectively.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: The race for QB1 has been between Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes for two years but Allen has finished with more fantasy points both seasons. He's averaged over 24 fantasy points per game and has ascended as the clear cut QB1 in fantasy. He was one of the most consistent quarterbacks last season and his rushing upside is too hard to pass up. Allen had 122 carries last season for 763 yards and six touchdowns.
Adam Wilde on May 26: Josh Allen finished as QB1 overall in 2021. Since then the team has extended Stefon Diggs, added a pass-catching back in James Cook, and added Jamison Crowder to upgrade the slot position after the departure of Cole Beasley. Allen is a near lock for QB1 overall once again.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Mark Andrews smashed through the 1000 yard season barrier with a whopping 1361 yards and finally usurped Travis Kelce as the number one fantasy tight end. The departure of Marquise Brown needs to be filled to allow Andrews to excel and the Ravens will have a stronger running game after their backfield was decimated in 2021. Andrews presents a safe floor in all leagues and despite lacking 2021 upside he should be one of the first tight ends taken everywhere.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Mark Andrews proved last season that heâ€™s essentially quarterback proof. Andrews would finish the year as TE1 in PPR formats and ended Travis Kelceâ€™s dominant run as the best tight end in football. He finished the season with 92 receptions for 1,361 yards and nine touchdowns. He led all tight ends in targets, receptions, and yardage in 2021 and proved to be the Raven's most reliable pass-catcher once again. Andrews is always a favorite to lead the team in targets, and his athletic profile makes him a difficult matchup for any opposing defense.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Career highs, by a long way, in rushing attempts, rushing yardage and most importantly touchdowns for Austin Ekeler . Any doubts about his ability to be the lead back were clearly dispelled. The Chargers add another later round running back in Isaiah Spiller, but he poses no threat. A safe proposition in all formats, although in dynasty he is already 27. His light use should prolong him safely with good health
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: Ekeler is 27 years old and won't keep up a 20 TD level of production. The Chargers keep bringing in RBs to take away touches and now have that in Spiller. I'd rather be out a year too early on older RBs than a year too late.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Austin Ekeler finally lived up to everyone's expectations by staying healthy last season and finishing as RB2 overall. Ekeler saw 94 targets last season and was finally featured as a red-zone option in this offense. He scored twelve rushing touchdowns and had 18 total red-zone touchdowns. The Chargers did bring in rookie Isaiah Spiller but Ekeler's value shouldn't be effected this season.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: The arrival of Tyreek Hill dampens his short-term outlook, but Waddle showed enough during his rookie campaign to be very high on his future. He gets extra points for his penguin TD celebration.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: There have only been 13 1000 yard seasons by a rookie wide receiver in the last 20 years. There has only been one previous instance of 100 catches by a rookie, Anquan Boldin almost 20:years ago. Jaylen Waddle broke that rookie catch record. This magnificent season was eclipsed by Jamarr Chase and his year, but Waddle deserves recognition. With Tyreek Hill arriving, maybe the catches drop, but he will be open and do more with the ball.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 28: Even with Tyreek Hill in Miami, Jaylen Waddle is a top 5 dynasty wide receiver. He commanded a top ten target share last season and Miami will find ways to scheme him the ball. He's playing in a better offensive system this year in Mike McDaniels' system and they will use him in creative ways all season.
Adam Wilde on May 24: Jaylen Waddle missed a game and still broke the rookie receptions record. His value still has room to grow.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: Adams had such favor with Aaron Rodgers that it's hard not to think he'll take a step backwards with a new QB this year. But that QB happens to be Adams's college QB, Derek Carr. He'll have more target competition this year in Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow, but Adams has proven unguardable in recent years.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Now into his ninth year, Davante Adams is a guy you rank high, but worry about how he adapts to Derek Carr and the Raiders. Carr is a good quarterback, but he isnâ€™t Aaron Rodgers. He also will hit 30 this year making his dynasty stock start to drop. He probably makes a better best ball prospect than redraft prospect this year, but his timing with Carr needs to be watched carefully in training camp. His huge paycheck may be difficult to recoup for fantasy managers and expectations should be managed.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Davante Adams is playing without Aaron Rodgers for the first time in his career. Luckily Adams gets reunited with his college teammate Derek Carr. While playing with Carr, Adams caught 33 passes for 3,031 yards and 38 touchdowns. He also gets to play in a Josh McDaniels-led offense that excels in putting his best players in a spot to succeed. You should expect Adams to have another top-5 finish in 2022.
Adam Wilde on May 24: Davante Adams is a risky proposition. Changing teams at 29 years old doesn't typically bode well for WRs, but Adams remains in the top 12 based on his elite talent, and many off-seasons spent building rapport with Derek Carr.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The loss of Tyreek Hill will be significant, but there are many options for Patrick Mahomes to still be one of the best options in fantasy football. The Chiefs will need to be cognisant of the next generation of stars to keep Patrick Mahomes at his best. He is one of the safest elite quarterbacks with the upside to be the best.
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: The offense may look different without Tyreek Hill, but Patrick Mahomes was always going to have to figure it out without Hill or Travis Kelce eventually. Mahomes will still be incredible
Kevin Coleman on May 29: The vaunted Kansas City Chiefs offense has struggled the last two seasons but Mahomes was still able to finish as QB4 last season. Mahomes may not be QB1 anymore but he is still just 26 years old and had 12 weekly top-12 QB finishes in 2021. Mahomes did lose All-Pro WR Tyreek Hill and only time will tell how that offense looks without him. Mahomes also threw 16 interceptions last season and will be throwing to three brand new receivers.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: With the Cincinnati Bengals having their best season in generations, Joe Mixon welcomed the improvement in the passing game by having a career year. Double digit touchdowns, career highs in receiving and rushing yardage all suggest he may be in for another peak season in 2022. The Bengals offense is young and still improving. One of the safer elite running backs out there.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Much like Austin Ekeler Joe Mixon was able to finally live up to expectations in 2021 finishing as overall RB4 and was one of the biggest steals in drafts last season. He had 334 touches last season and plays in one of the bets offenses in the league. Joe Mixon also had the 3rd highest rush percentage inside the ten yard line and is the Bengals red-zone back.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The move to Buffalo has definitely worked out for Stefon Diggs. High expectations means little downside. Diggs is probably about as reliable as you can get, but 8-10;touchdiwns for a receiver are difficult to project with confidence. In dynasty it would be tempted to sell a late 20 something receiver, but he is still deserving of a high ranking.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Stefon Diggs will have one of the best seasons he's ever had in his career in 2022. Look for his target share to get back over 29% this season and continue his dominant stretch down the season in 2021. From weeks 10-17, he was the WR7 overall and averaged over 17 FPTS/G. Any player tied to Josh Allen for at least the next three years is a top dynasty asset.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The arrival of JaMarr Chase definitely limited the upside of Tee Higgins. Higgins is a legitimate number one receiver, but his opportunities to dominate will be limited. His current ADP is at his absolute ceiling, making value almost impossible. He is still a strong dynasty prospect at only age 23.
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: Tee Higgins averaged as many targets per game as Ja'Marr Chase in 2021 and is only one year older. He may not have the same "big-play" upside as Chase, but the two should not be ranked very far apart
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Tee Higgins would be higher on this list if he didn't play alongside Ja'Marr Chase. Even as the Bengals WR2, Higgins caught 74 passes for 1,091 yards and six touchdowns last season in just fourteen games. Higgins is paired with Joe Burrow and with one of the best offenses in the NFL, where he averaged just under 10 yards per target. He's an elite fantasy asset even as the second wide receiver on the roster.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: It seems more and more likely that Seattle really is running with Geno Smith or Drew Lock as their quarterback. DK Metcalf should still produce. He is bigger, faster and more powerful than his opponent and while its not ideal, Lock and Smith should be good enough to get Metcalf the ball. He may be better in bestball than redraft and as a dynasty option. I would not lose faith.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: DK Metcalf is undervalued right now and comes in at WR18 according to Footballguys ADP. In the games Geno Smith started last season, Metcalf averaged over 17 FPTS/G and had over a 30% target share. Bet on the talent. Metcalf also has long-term dynasty value considering there's a chance he could get moved next season. Don't let the narratives of his bad offense scare you away from him in dynasty.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: He's done nothing but impress since taking over the starting job. He's capable of putting up huge fantasy outputs every time he takes the field.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Justin Herbert has quickly established himself as one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL. He also successfully navigated the tricky situation of a new regime in his second season. As a dynasty prospect there are few better. There is talent that will be made better by Herbert. A safe option in all formats
Kevin Coleman on May 29: Justin Herbert finished last season as QB2 in fantasy and averaged 23.0 FPTS/G. He threw 300 yards in nine games last season and attempted 35 passes in 14 games in 2021. His arm talent is special and the Chargers have done an excellent job building up his offensive line. With Mike Williams and Keenan Allen returning in 2022 the sky is the limit for Herbert in 2022. He could be a dark-horse overall QB1 candidate.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: One of the biggest questions for the 2022 season is how Tyreek Hill looks in a new offense with a new quarterback. He's still a one-of-a-kind athlete that seems to move two steps faster than anyone else on the field, but I was genuinely sad to know he wouldn't be catching bombs from Patrick Mahomes any longer.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Weâ€™re not in Kansas anymore. With Tyreek Hill moving to Miami, fantasy managers are expecting similar production. That seems impossible with Patrick Mahomes II replaced by Tua Tagovailoa, one of the greatest offensive minds in Andy Reid replaced by a rookie head coach, and a team that had a rhythm for scoring points at will replaced with a team that will need to learn how to gel as a unit. Hill is still a dynamic force and will make those around him better. The only problem is that Hill himself will disappoint.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Tyreek Hill is going to be just fine with the Miami Dolphins. Look for Mike McDaniel to tailor an offense around Hill like he used Deebo Samuel last season. Hill has only averaged less than 15 PPR points per game once in his career and should be expected to clear that number again. Hill will still be a top-12 dynasty asset for the next two seasons.
Adam Wilde on May 24: Tyreek Hill finds himself just outside the top-12 after moving to Miami. At this point in their respective careers, expect Jalen Waddle to receive similar work as Hill, except 5 years younger.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Dalvin Cook had a down year and missed his usual few games in 2021. The biggest concern was the significant drop in touchdowns. A new coaching staff is a concern, especially as his salary cap number rises and getting cheap at the position is relatively easy. At his best he is an elite fantasy back. I would still rate him highly, but maybe drop him back in dynasty leagues for future worth,
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Dalvin Cook is about to hit the dynasty age cliff. The only reason he should be on your roster is if you are a contender. If not it's time to move on from the Viking's running back. When he doesn't miss time, Cook is a perennial top-12 runnning back who flat out just scores touchdowns. However his dynasty value is declining quickly.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Diontae Johnson was magnificent for most of the 2021 season to make JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Washington expendable. In a crucial contract year, Johnson should still be dominant despite the retirement of Ben Roethlisberger. Johnson is still capable of improvement as well.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Diontae Johnson's long-term dynasty outlook is getting murkier by the day after reports that the Steelers will not pay him 20 million a year. He will likely be on a new roster heading into the 2023 season. However, he should have a great year this year. The Steelers improved their quarterback position, and if Kenny Pickett can win the job, early Johnson will be the sole benefactor.
Craig Lakins on Jul 4: I'm lower on Diontae Johnson than other analysts because of the added target competition in Pittsburgh (George Pickens) and a quarterback change. He's also had some issues staying healthy in his three year career.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: D.J. Moore has been remarkably consistent, especially consider the lacklustre quarterback play. 1150 yards and four touchdowns in each of the last three years is a great floor. If he lifts that touchdown number he is a clear WR1. A great dynasty prospect.
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: DJ Moore gets a slight upgrade from Sam Darnold to Baker Mayfield, but he is still being held back by his surrounding environment. He needs a boost in the touchdown department to crack the next tier of receivers
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: The problem with D.J. Moore has never been his talent; it's been his poor quarterback play, which may have improved with Baker Mayfield being traded to the Panthers this off-season. They also added Matt Corral, but it's yet to be determined if he will play at any point of the season. With Moore signing a 4-year contract extension, you must hope Mayfield will be the solution at quarterback moving forward. Moore will see targets, though, as he finished 7th in the league in target rate per route last season. The key will be if he can score touchdowns in this offense.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Michael Pittman was an elite receiver for significant parts of the 2021 season. With better quarterback play expected out of Matt Ryan, his ascent to be amongst the best should continue. Still improving and has all the skills to dominate. Underrated.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Michael Pittman was the Colts WR1 last year. He had one of the league's highest target shares and outperformed every other Colts receiver by a mile. But he still only finished as WR21 in PPR formats. He does get an improved quarterback in Matt Ryan; however, Ryan is coming down to the end of his career and has not looked great the past two seasons. But the Colts have a much better offensive line than the Falcons, and Ryan has proved that he can still make throws from a clean pocket. Pittman has a relatively high floor in fantasy, but his ceiling is very capped based on their offensive scheme.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: J.K. Dobbins was poised for a breakout year in 2021 before tearing an ACL. He averaged 6 yards a carry on 134 rushing attempts and nine touchdowns. His upside is ridiculously high. While Lamar Jackson is scaring defenses, Dobbins will just rack up yardage and fantasy points. Monitor reports out of training camp for progress on his knee,
Kevin Coleman on May 30: All reports out of Baltimore are that his rehab is ahead of schedule, and Dobbins should lead the team in volume this season. As a fantasy asset, Iâ€™m bullish on him this season. Any running back in the Ravenâ€™s system is a must-add, and his ADP of RB22 continues to be a value in leagues.
Adam Wilde on May 26: The Baltimore Ravens added Mike Davis in free-agency and Tyler Baddie in the draft but neither should be viewed as competition for J.K. Dobbins. The Ravens struggled at running back for the entirety of 2021. Dobbins should get a hefty work load as he will be a sight for sore eyes once he's back in pads.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Alvin Kamara had his most disappointing fantasy season last year. His receptions dropped from the usual 80s to under 50. His rushing touchdowns were a career low, as was his yards per carry. On the bright side he had a career high in carries and shouldnt have to shoulder the burden of the offense with a much improved receiving corp. He is at the stage of his career where dynasty managers should consider their options, but he has demonstrated enough in his career to be given the benefit of the doubt for 2022. A suspension is possible, but until announced and confirmed he ranks here
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Until we know what Alvin Kamara's legal situation ends up being we can't properly value Kamara. Last year he had a career high 240 carries and of all the "older" dynasty running backs on this list kamara has the best chance to hold value due to his receiving ability.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: At his best Lamar Jackson is one of the scariest fantasy quarterbacks to be up against. Last year showed us that he is not there as a passer and loses Marquise Brown to boot. You draft him hoping he returns to 2019 form, but need to have a strong backup should the wheels fall off. A weird contract dispute clouds his fantasy worth as a dynasty prospect.
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: Lamar's had two straight years of declining as both a passer and runner. He finished 2021 with 16 TDs vs 13 INTs and his top WR got his wish for wanting to leave Baltimore. 2019 is looking more like an outlier that he'll never achieve again.
Kevin Coleman on May 29: Through the first thirteen weeks of the 2021 season, Lamar Jackson was the QB7 in fantasy. Jackson would have easily passed his career-high of 3,127 passing yards in a season had he stayed healthy and looked to have turned a corner as a passer in 2021. The most encouraging improvement was the Raven's passing game which jumped from dead last in 2020 to 13th in 2021. Lamarâ€™s rushing upside has never been in question, and he should see an increase in rushing touchdowns next season after only rushing for two in 2021. If Lamar can add more consistency in his passing game, he could be a darkhorse candidate to finish as QB1 in 2022.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: A first-round pick for the Jaguars last year, Travis Etienne missed his entire rookie season. Not only is he unproven Etienne has a new coaching staff and competition from James Robinson. You normally do not like your inexperienced or rookie backs to attract a fourth-round draft price. Even the prize rookie from this yearâ€™s draft in Breece Hall has a lower ADP. Etienne also is likely to be touchdown and rushing attempt deprived on a struggling Jacksonville offense. The upside is there, but compared to the risk a wiser choice needs to be made with a pick this early.
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: Etienne has the pass catching and athletic ability to be a game changer in FF. He had one of the better college football careers for a RB through his initial 3 years of college and now has a chance to shine with his college QB. Giddy up!
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: Both Jaguars running backs are returning from serious injury. Travis Etienne should be participating in training camp, while James Robinson is still optimistic to miss the PUP list. Etienne is tough to rank with the third tier of RBs while sharing the backfield with Robinson.
Kevin Coleman on May 31: Everyone in fantasy is looking for the next Deebo Samuel. The 5'10" 215 pound running back has the pass catching ability and rushing ability to be the Jaguars best offensive weapon on the roster. Not to mention James Robinson will most likely start the season on the PUP list due to his ACL injury. If Etienne is fully recovered from his Listfranc injury he'll be one of the biggest values in leagues this season due to his projected volume.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Freshly signed to a new contract, Kyler Murray faces a crucial year as he tries to establish himself as an elite NFL quarterback. There were warning signs last year that he isnâ€™t there yet and with DeAndre Hopkins absent for a significant time, I would hope for the upside, but plan for the downside. In dynasty he is more risky as he needs to prove he can play to an elite level regularly.
Kevin Coleman on May 29: There are a ton of questions revolving around Kyler Murray's dynasty value. He finished as QB11 last season after being our for four games with an injury. He also lost star receiver DeAndre Hopkins for six games for violating the NFL's Performance Enhancing Drug policy. With Hopkins out we saw Murray's fantasy production dip but the addition of Marquise Brown should make up for Hopkin's suspension. Murray still offers "konami" upside and could be a league winner once Hopkins comes back from his suspension.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Nick Chubb is not getting the fantasy stats his talent deserves. He is a rare talent at the position and just needs touchdowns or more work as a receiver to be a fantasy stud. His yards per carry for running backs with over 500 career carries is third all time behind Bo Jackson and Jamaal Charles. Yes he is ahead of Jim Brown. He seems to miss a couple of games every year, but at some stage he is going to be a fantasy monster. Invest now.
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: Nick Chubb is a great talent as a runner. The problem is he doesn't catch many passes and that changes things in FF. He also has Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson taking away touches because they're very talented as well.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Nick Chubb finished as overall RB11 in fantasy and averaged 16 FPTS/G in the thirteen games he played. The issue with Chubb is he just isn't a receiving threat in the Brown's offense. He only earned twenty-five targets last season and saw his red-zone carries decrease. There is also the possibility of a healthy Kareem Hunt eating into his volume yet again. Chubb historically only gets 16-18 touches a game. As a dynasty asset he is a sell high for rebuilding teams.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: George Kittle is the guy that makes the San Francisco offense tick. His versatility allows the running and passing game to flourish. As a receiver he is dangerous and likely ti be one of the few tight ends to approach or crack 1000 yards. His touchdown numbers are consistent, but with a few more he approaches Travis Kelce numbers. Still great as a dynasty option and maybe even ahead of Kelce here
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: George Kittle's fantasy value is tied to Trey Lance and his health. Kittle has missed over ten games the past two seasons and has played injured in multiple contests; when healthy, Kittle is one of the best tight ends in the league. There is also the issue of Trey Lance and what his rushing impact will have on Kittle. In my opinion, Kittle won't be affected and will serve as a safety blanket for Lance in the red zone. Kittle is still a top-three dynasty asset to own in fantasy leagues.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Mike Evans is the best receiver from the excellent rookie crop from 2014. He has Tom Brady throwing him the ball and Chris Godwin will be coming off an ACL. Evans has 13 and 14 touchdowns with Brady and has started his career with an unparalleled eight consecutive 1000 yard seasons to start a career. Safe as you can get,
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Mike Evans saw a career-low target share in 2021 that should concern fantasy managers. He was still able to finish as WR12 in PPR formats and averaged just over 15 FPTS/G. That said, a big part of that output was his touchdowns. He scored a career-high 14 touchdowns this season. While 2022 shouldn't be a concern with Tom Brady back in a pass-heavy offense and Godwin returning from injury. This should be the season you sell Evans high to a contender.
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: Chris Godwin appears on track to avoid the PUP list and potentially play in week 1 after a late season ACL tear. A slow start may present a buying opportunity
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Godwin is coming off a torn ACL and will likely miss the first part of the 2022 season. There will also be question marks about his long-term value, given that this will be Tom Brady's last season as a Buccaneer. He still finished as WR10 in PPR formats last season and should be the long-term option for Tamp Bay at the position. He also led the team in target share until his injury.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: Should step in as the immediate WR1 in Atlanta. He may have some speedbumps as the offense figures out their new QB situation, but he has plenty of opportunity right out of the gate.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Atlanta doesnâ€™t really have a running game or a quarterback, but it does have two high draft picks to catch the ball. It would be three if Calvin Ridley was available. Kyle Pitts already demonstrated high usage in his rookie season and Drake London should do the same in 2022. There really is little else on offer for the Falcons outside Pitts and London so expect London to grab a huge share of targets, as poor as the offense could be. As a dynasty prospect he is elite....once he gets a quarterback. And a running game. And a good offense
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: Drake London falls into a situation void of target opposition, but the offense should struggle mightily with Marcus Mariota at the helm. Temper expectations early but be willing to invest in the long term
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Drake London was the first receiver taken off the board in the NFL draft. He gives the Falcons a big-bodied receiver who has shown to produce with lousy quarterback play, which is a plus based on who is currently in that Falcons quarterback room. Look for Arthur Smith to create mismatches all over the field for London, who showed last season at USC that he can play in the sot and the outside. The Falcons lack playmakers, so look for London and Pitts to command a majority of the targets on the team.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: With the departure of A.J. Brown and Ryan Tannehill under pressure, expect the Titans to continue working Derrick Henry into the dirt. Missing eight games last year was the first setback in his career recently and given hi advancing age and toll the position takes, those in Dynasty leagues may seek to reap maximum benefit. For redraft and best ball leagues he will be the anchor of your lineup.
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: 28 year old RBs will never be ranked highly for me in dynasty.
Kevin Coleman on May 31: Through eight games last season Derrick Henry was averaging 24.2 FPTS/G in PPR formats and was the clear-cut RB1 in fantasy football. Henry is coming off a foot injury but all reports are he's coming into the season fully healthy. The Titans lost star receiver A.J. Brown this off-season and they brought in rookie Treylon Burks and Robert Woods who is coming off an injury. Both will need time to become acclimated to the Titan's offense and that should benefit Henry's usage. There is a scenario where Henry is getting 25-30 touches per game. If you have a contending dynasty team he is a must buy.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Terry McLaurin looks every but the part of an elite wide receiver. He has been drafted high the last two years and will do so again. The only problem is that he ranks as a bottom end WR2 due to a low touchdown count and not as many receptions as his compatriots. Does that change with the arrival of Carson Wentz or will he underperform again? As a dynasty prospect that day will come one day where he ranks as a WR1. Will it be 2022?
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Terry McLaurin is fresh off a contract extension in Washington that ties him to the club for three seasons. McLaurin is a top fantasy asset, but like D.J. Moore, he has been saddled with subpar quarterback play. Last season he was second in the league in Air Yards but finished outside the top 24 in PPR formats. This season he gets Carson Wentz, who has in the bottom half of the league in most passing categories. With a worse offensive line in Washington, McLaurin could struggle to live up to his current ADP and fail to retain value at the position.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Joe Burrow had a great fantasy season with 4611 passing yards, with 34 passing touchdowns and 2 on the ground. That was only good enough to rank eighth in a sign of how high expectations are for quarterbacks in fantasy football. Can he improve on those numbers? Probably not by a lot, which makes him a nice bottom end QB1 with little prospect of more.
Kevin Coleman on May 29: Joe Burrow had a season for the ages in 2021 leading the Bengals to the Super Bowl and finishing as QB5 in fantasy. Burrow led the league in passing attempts per game his rookie season and averaged 32.5 attempts in 2021. Burrow is surrounded by two possible WR1s in Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. The Bengals also made big improvements to his offensive line this season. Burrow should be a shoo-in as a Top 6 fantasy quarterback for the next five years barring an injury.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The year was 2019 and Saquon Barkley finishes the last three weeks with 63 carries for 393 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Add in 11 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown and Barkley had fantasy managers excited for his future. Now, he averages 3.46 yards a carry over the last two years and has to be looking to escape for a fresh start on a much better team. We have to get through 2022 first though and it is with very little confidence. There is always hope, but we need more than that with our second to third-round selections.
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: The last time we saw quality football from Saquon Barkley he was in his second season. His early season start is going to be extremely important for his dynasty value. If he starts slow I will be quick to be completely out on him
Kevin Coleman on May 31: Saquon Barkley is primed for a comeback year in 2022. He will be two years removed from his ACL surgey and will be playing in a new offense led by Brian Daboll. The Giants offensive line looks to be improved with the addition of Evan Neal and Barkley should get the volume needed to be a value at his current ADP.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Travis Kelce is defying age and continues his unparalleled level of production at the tight end positiom. Six consecutive 1000 yard seasons and with the departure of Tyreek Hill, the sure fire number one target in an explosive offense. Surely at some stage his age catches up to him, so in dynasty leagues you have to decide whether to ride him until the end or trade him for younger options.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Travis Kelce has been one of the best dynasty assets in the NFL for the last five years. Last season was the first year he didn't finish as TE1 in fantasy since 2016, but he should see an uptick in targets with Tyreek Hill playing for the Miami Dolphins. While his age is always a concern for dynasty, Kelce will likely have top-5 seasons in the next two years.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: Kelce turns 33 in October. He's in line for a massive 2022 campaign as Patrick Mahomes's favorite target, but I'm curious when his age starts to show on the field.
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: I chase age, ability, and draft capital for RBs in dynasty. Walker is 21 years old, early 2nd round NFL Draft capital and the best pure runner in his draft class with a 4.38 40 yard dash. RBs break down earlier and earlier, so I prefer the young guys.
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: Given that Rashaad Penny is already dealing with a hamstring injury, Kenneth Walker should have no trouble taking over his run-heavy backfield by Week 1.
Craig Lakins on Jun 27: Pete Carroll wants to run the ball. This is not news. Enter: Ken Walker. I have some doubts about how effective a running back can be on a bad offense, but he should have plenty of opportunities.
Kevin Coleman on May 31: Ken Walker had a Heisman caliber season in 2021 at Michigan State. He rushed for 1,634 yards and 18 touchdowns on is way to leading Michigan State to an eleven win season. He was then drafted by the Seattle Seahawks who has a plethora of running backs with Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas, and possibly Chris Carson. Walker's 2022 outlook seems to be capped especially with his lack of receiving upside for half and full PPR leagues. Not only did he not demand a high target share in college but Seattle ranked last in running back targets last season. This will be a RBBC headache for fantasy managers this season but Walker could take control of this backfield by the end of the season.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Garrett Wilson will be a top 12 dynasty wide receiver heading into the 2023 season. It would not surprise me to see him finish there this season. He was a dominant receiver with the Ohio State Buckeyes, who proved he could play in the slot or outside. His ability to stretch the field fits Zach Wilson's strengths, and Wilson's ability to separate will lead to him commanding targets all over the field. He will be the biggest riser in the 2022 rookie class and is the Jets' best offensive weapon.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: The Eagles acquisition of A.J. Brown will likely cause Smith's target share to decrease in 2022. However, Brown's talent could allow Smith to work in single-coverage, and he has upside at his current ADP. Smith earned the most targets on the roster last season in a run-heavy scheme. The coaching staff has mentioned wanting to be more balanced in their attack moving forward. Smith is an excellent rebuilding target for managers and a player that can outperform his current ADP.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: A close examination of the 2021 season of Marquise Brown shows us that his worst 11 games totalled 58 catches for 483 yards and one touchdown. The other five games had 33 catches for 525 yards and five touchdowns. Now in Arizona and with DeAndre Hopkins missing for a significant chunk of the season, Brown will be expected to perform as a WR1. Further improvement is possible and he is capable of WR1 stats. His downside is concerning, so treat with caution.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Marquise Brown is still being undervalued in fantasy leagues this season. Brown finds himself on an offense that will be much more pass-happy, and Murray was a top-5 deep ball quarterback last season. Much better than Lamar Jackson ever was in Baltimore. Christian Kirk saw over seven targets a game at receiver last season, so that is Brown's floor with Hopkins being out. Brown also played with Murray at Oklahoma, which is something to note when looking at long-term dynasty outlooks.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Cam Akers had a miraculous recovery from a torn achilles to see significant stats in the playoffs. 67 carries and a handful of receptions. He looked ok, but maybe not at his best. At this stage I would see how he is in training camp and assume he will be the lead back for the Rams. If all is good in training camp, take with confidence.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: I'm not willing to hold his average playoff performances against him considering he shouldn't have been playing at all. I see him returning to the lineup as a workhorse RB in 2022.
Kevin Coleman on May 31: The risk of Cam Akers is just how much you trust that he can come back fully healthy with a torn Achilles. Akers played in the playoffs but was not efficient and lacked his normal burst which was expected. While his injury looms large there is volume to be had in that Rams offense. Last season Sony Michel and Darrel Henderson combined for 257 carries for 1,533 yards and 14 total touchdowns. They also caught 50 balls for 304 yards. If Akers is healthy he is a solid RB2 option for your fantasy team.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Aaron Jones had his worst season in quite some time, getting nowhere near 1000 rushing yards and with A.J. Dillon recording more carries than his teammate, Jones may only have value if his role as a receiver out of the backfield increases. The departure of Davante Adams opens this door and coming off his best season in this role, more can be expected this year. He maybe only is a bottom end RB1 these days, but skilled pass catching backs can remain a force as fantasy options giving him still some dynasty value
Craig Lakins on Jun 27: I'm expecting a very nice 2022 where he picks up a healthy amount of the targets vacated by Davante Adams. AJ Dillon's role will keep growing, but there's room for both to thrive here.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 1: Much like David Montgomery, Aaron Jones should benefit this season from the Green Bay Packers lack of talent at the receiver position. Look for Jones to be an asset in the passing game and have potential RB1 upside in leagues this season. He's a strong buy for any contenders in the format the next two seasons.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Rashod Bateman started off the season on the injured reserve with a groin injury but still was able to earn sixty-eight targets. He has the potential to be a low-end WR2 in fantasy and could serve as a RedZone threat for Lamar in 2022. Heâ€™ll need to earn Redzone targets to be a consistent fantasy option, but he should serve as an essential piece in the Ravens offense that is looking to open it up more in the passing game. The upside to Bateman is that heâ€™s now the clear #2 option behind only Mark Andrews in an offense that has historically relied heavily on their rushing attack and top two receiving options. With Marquise Brown in Arizona Bateman should command a larger target share which makes him a great under-the-radar add in fantasy leagues.
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: Jameson Williams has gone back and forth with Drake London for my rookie WR2 position, but the Lion's organization seems to be trending in the right direction under Dan Campbell, and I like what I'm hearing regarding the team easing Williams back into action
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: There is a chance that Williams does not see the field until late September or the middle of October after tearing his ACL in the national championship game in January. Williams caught 79 passes for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns last season at Alabama and was one of the best playmakers in college football. He led the SEC in receiving yards and was fifth in the country. His ability to take the top off the defense is his best skill, and his YAC ability will fit in this offense. While Jared Goff struggles to hit the deep pass, look for them to use Williams all around the field, similar to Alabama. He's a top buy in dynasty leagues.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: After a troubling start to his career, Keenan Allen has put in a great five year stretch of five consecutive seasons as a top 20 fantasy receiver. Now aged 30, one has to wonder if Allen can continue to be the main target for rising star Justin Herbert. Probably a time to sell in dynasty.
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: Keenan Allen's dynasty value is going to start taking a turn for the worst as he just hit the dreaded 30-year-old benchmark, but he should still be in line for close to 100 receptions over the next two seasons
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Keenan Allen has passed the Age cliff for dynasty wide receivers but is still an excellent buy for contending teams in the format. He has caught at least 100 passes four times in the last five years, and the one miss, he caught 97 passes. Allen is a target hog averaging over 125 targets per season, and that won't change with Justin Herbert and the Chargers this season. He has one of the highest ceilings of any wide receiver in fantasy.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Dak Prescott earned every cent of his new contract with a 37 passing touchdown season. With only one rushing touchdown, we have to wonder if his days as a rushing quarterback are over or if he starts getting confidence in his kegs again. Ranking him higher, I suspect he will improve on the rushing numbers. Even his downside will be well within the parameters of good fantasy quarterback.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Dak Prescott finished as QB10 last year averaging just under 20 FPTS/G. He struggled in the middle of the season but finished the last three games averaging 28.7 FPTS/G and should still be ranked as a top seven dynasty asset. While Dallas did lose Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson in free agency they added Jalen Tolbert and James Washington to those roles and CeeDee Lamb should have a third year breakout in 2022. Add in Dalton Schultz and Dak Prescott has one of the safest floors of any quarterback around his ADP.
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: Treylon Burks is struggling with conditioning, and/or asthma early in the off-season. These rookie mini-camp reports carry little value. If Burks had any serious medical limitations the Titans would have known about them long before drafting him in the first round
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: The best thing for Treylon Burks is that he can be the Titan's WR1 starting week one if he can beat out Robert Woods, who is coming off a torn ACL. He will immediately step into the A.J. Brown role, and his YAC ability makes him valuable at the position. Over his three seasons at Arkansas, Burks gained 16.4 yards per catch. That's where Burks can separate himself from others and become Ryan Tannehill's go-to receiver on 3rd downs. Don't let the OTA noise about his conditioning scare you away from him as an asset.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers let Ronald Jones go in the off-season. The last two third-round draft picks in Keâ€™Shawn Vaughn and Rachaad White are backups only. Itâ€™s an excellent situation for Leonard Fournette to turn patchy moments of excellence into a season of elite production. Ever since the run to the Superbowl win in the 2020 season, Fournette has been a fantasy monster. With elite production as a receiver as well, Double-digit touchdowns are his baseline for 2022, elevating him into one of the better fantasy options.. His reasonable three year contract extension extends life into his dynasty career and I would consider double digit touchdowns his baseline for 2022, elevating him into one of the better fantasy options.
Craig Lakins on Jun 27: Lenny should be safely under contract through 2023 with a potential out after that if the team decides to move on. He's seen a resurgence since joining Tampa Bay. Expect him to be very productive as long as he's the lead back.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: Leonard Fournette reinvented himself last season finishing as RB5 overall and earning a new 3-year contract with the team. As long as Fournette stays healthy he will hold his dynasty value for the next two seasons. He was one of the best running backs in the red-zone last season and quite honestly could have finished higher had he played the final three games of the season. The emergence of rookie Rachaad White could hurt his targets but Fournette is the clear RB1 on the Buccaneers roster this season.
Adam Wilde on May 26: The post-Tom Brady Tampa Bay Buccaneers are likely to also be the post-Leonard Fournette Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fournette would be ranked much higher with a better outlook post 2022.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The performance of T.J. Hockenson in 2021 was disappointing considering his ADP and lack of a decent receiver in Detroit. Now with multiple options in the offense, will that help or hinder the fantasy prospects of Hockenson in 2022? He is too talented not to give another shot to, but given his ADP there is little margin for error. Dynasty managers can afford a little more patience.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Hockenson might be the most overrated fantasy asset in football. He has continually failed to live up to expectations each season. Last season he was having the best season of his career, but an injury derailed that. The Lions have added key offensive weapons around the young tight end that will clearly eat into his workload. Hockenson is a dynasty asset that could be worth moving on from in your leagues.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: Heading into year 4, his best football should be ahead of him. He should remain a reliable target in Detroit as the organization continues the slow build toward success.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: David Montgomery is a running back who gets a high workload, is productive but not elite, His consistency is great if heâ€™s your RB2. Dynasty league managers need to be aware of his contract status and next stage of his career. It is unlikely to be better than it is now.
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: David Montgomery has been one of the least efficient starting RBs since he's been in the NFL. The Bears new regime has no ties to Montgomery and Khalil Herbert showed he was a better pure runner last season. It wouldn't be surprising if Montgomery didn't lead the Bears RBs in touches and this isn't getting baked into his dynasty value.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 14: David Montgomery has been a very consistent RB2 in fantasy the past two seasons. Last season we saw an uptick in his targets including 36 in hi last six games. That trend should continue due to the lack of weapons on the outside for this Bears offense. He should see more volume this season based on scheme and team need. Unless he is injured you can pencil him in as a mid-tier RB2.
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: Courtland Sutton is the early favorite to be Russell Wilson's top target. Jerry Jeudy has yet to practice, so watch for Sutton's value to change once Jeudy hits the field
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Courtland Sutton looked to be on his way to being a consistent WR1 in fantasy until he tore his ACL in the 2020 season. Last season he performed a little better but was saddled with poor quarterback play and a run-heavy offensive scheme. He only averaged 9.2 FPTS/G and was not fantasy-relevant down the stretch of the season. The Broncos acquired Russell Wilson and since 2016, Wilson has been the best deep-ball thrower in the NFL with a quarterback rating of 110.8 and has averaged over 30 air yards per attempt. That should fit all of Sutton's strengths.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: From week 8 to week 13 Elijah Moore was WR2 in PPR formats scoring over 20 fantasy points in three of those games. Unfortunately for Moore, he missed the rest of the season with an injury and Covid-19, but the talent was there. The Jets added Garrett Wilson, a much better receiver than Moore, and running back Breece Hall. Corey Davis will also be back in the fold after an injury which impacts Moore's ceiling. Right now Moore is a borderline WR2/3 in dynasty formats; however, if Zach Wilson can take that next step, Wilson and Moore could coexist as top-24 receivers in fantasy.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: The New Orlean Saints traded up to draft Chris Olave at No. 11 this past April, and all reports out of camp have him as the best receiver on that roster. With Michael Thomas's status still unknown, it would not shock me to see Olave lead this team with targets where he will find the endzone. He scored 35 touchdowns at Ohio State in his four seasons there and will be a fixture in the red zone in the NFL.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Once again Jerry Jeudy is being drafted on potential rather than actual production. If his zero touchdown season with an average of 46 yards a game is any guide, he shouldnâ€™t sniff a fantasy roster until much later. A troubling offseason isnâ€™t helping matters. Add in a new coach, a new quarterback and Jeudy being drafted as a borderline WR2 is one of the easiest decisions to pass on in the fifth or sixth round.
Adam Wilde on Jul 13: Jerry Jeudy has yet to hit the field with Russell Wilson in any official capacity, so this value could change with camp buzz
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: This off-season, the most talked-about wide receiver in dynasty has been Jerry Jeudy. Jeudy should see an uptick in fantasy production this season with Russell Wilson as his quarterback. The Broncos want to utilize him in the slot with Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick on the outside. Jeudy could be the new Tyler Lockett in this Wilson-led offense. Last season, Lockett had 73 receptions for 1,175 yards and eight touchdowns. If Jeudy doesn't produce this season though dynasty managers need to be very afraid.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: With the departure of Davante Adams and the presence of two very good running backs in Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon, Green Bay may run the ball more. Dillon saw his carries increase to almost 200 and he even managed significant work as a receiver. Jones is far from washed up though so Dillon may not get the most if his ability just yet. He has top 12 running back ability, he just needs the chance.
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: Dillon started taking over the backfield late last season and he should continue to see increases in touches with Adams gone from GB. Showed good ability in the passing game to combine with his huge frame and running ability. Aaron Jones is likely gone after 2022 because of his contract.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 1: AJ Dillon's dynasty value took a hit when Aaron Jones was extended for four years and $48 million dollars this off-season. However Dillon should have stand alone RB3 value this year given the lack of Weapons in the Packer's offense. Dillon did receive 187 carries last season and finished as a low-end RB2. Dillon was also in the top 15 in attempts inside the 20,10, and 5 yard line. He should see a touchdown bump in 2022.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The drop in the fantasy status revolves around an average year given the touches and the addition of a late third round running back in Brian Robinson. Assigning a major role to the 98th pick in the 2022 draft should be treated with caution. Trey Sermon was the 88th pick last year and got a boom rap. Gibson is still learning the position and can increase his production with improvement. Underrated.
Craig Lakins on Jun 27: The fantasy community has been begging for a workhorse role for Gibson, but the Commanders are resolute on using multiple RBs in their gameplace. He only received 53.6% of the snaps in 2021. JD McKissic and Jaret Patterson are back and the team spent a 3rd round pick on Alabama RB Brian Robinson. It's hard to envision an increased role for Gibson in 2022 and beyond.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: Antonio Gibson's value took a hit this off-season with the Commanders drafting Brian Robinson in the third round. Ron Rivera has been quoted in saying that he hopes Gibson and Brian Robinson will be a 1-2 punch in the offense which points toward a RBBC approach. On top of Robinson, Gibson's receiving upside will be limited by J.D. McKissic who re-signed with the Commanders. Gibson feels like an easy fade in dynasty and should be a sell this year.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Pat Freiermuth had a great rookie season. The hard work starts now to follow up on that with Ben Roethlisberger gone and the wide receiver room loaded. Touchdown numbers elevated his fantasy ranking. He has risk heading into 2022, so another option is necessary. As a dynasty prospect he has consistent starting fantasy tight end in his future, but elite top three? Probably not.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: After Eric Ebron was injured last season, Freiermuth stepped up big time in the full-time role. From week 7 to week 17, he was TE8 overall and averaged just over 11 FPTS/G. He also had 18 targets in the red zone last season, which placed him in the top 20 in the entire NFL. He converted 7 of those targets for touchdowns and should be the Steelers go-to man in the red zone. With the possibility of Diontae Johnson moving on in 2023, Freiermuth becomes a must-add in dynasty formats.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: I'm a big fan of Freiermuth, but there are a lot of mouths to feed in Pittsburgh.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Mike Williams is maybe best in Bestball leagues where his inconsistency can be covered. On a week to week basis, as an example in five of six weeks last year he had games of 1 catch for 11 yards, 2-27, 2-19, 2-58 and 4-33. Of course the monster games happen as well, which makes where to draft him tricky.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Through the first five games of the season last year, Williams was one of the best receivers in the league. He averaged 23.2 FPTS/G and was on pace with Cooper Kupp to be the top receiver in fantasy. After week five, his production did dip, but he is a reliable WR2 in fantasy tied to Justin Herbert for the next three years. Assuming he stays healthy, Williams looks to be a safe option for fantasy managers.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Mooney finds himself as the number one fantasy option in Chicago this season. He should lead the team in targets, and his only real competition for targets will be tight end Cole Kmet. He has built a great rapport with Fields. Mooney is a better redraft asset than dynasty, but he can solidify himself as a reliable option this season. The Bears will most likely add wide receivers next off-season.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Amari Cooper moves his enigmatic career to Cleveland. At times he plays like an elite receiver. At others, 2 catches for 8 yards. In Cleveland there will be no CeeDee Lamb or Michael Gallup to take his targets. Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham are gone. Be it Jacoby Brissett or Deshaun Watson, Cooper will dominate targets and should break 1000 yards. His explosive games make great for bestball leagues and as a dynasty option he has plenty of life left.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Amari Cooper's fantasy value is directly tied to Deshaun Watson's current situation, which is not good. The Browns also run a run-heavy offense that will limit Cooper's ceiling. However, if Watson is cleared to come back this season, Cooper will be a value at his current ADP. He also is Cleveland's clear WR1, so look for Cooper to lead the team in targets.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Ezekiel Elliott finished as the 6th-ranked fantasy back in 2021. This was considered disappointing. One of the few big-name backs to play all 17 games, Elliott played through niggling injuries and had five games with ten or fewer carries. Tony Pollard is likely to play more receiver routes. With improvement in the offensive line expected, a fully fit Elliott could, for once in his career, be viewed as undervalued. . For Dynasty leagues he could fall rapidly in value, but as I suspect he has two prime years left I would hold fast.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 1: Even though many have written off Ezekiel Elliot this season many forget he finished as RB6 overall in PPR leagues in 2021. while dealing with a knee injury. Elliot should be viewed as a win-now asset in dynasty leagues. He should see the volume needed to be a RB2 in fantasy leagues next season and he's never had less than 268 touches in a season. He is also one of the moist efficient rushers inside the 5-yard line in the NFL which will continue in 2022.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Darren Waller had a relatively disappointing season after two breakout years preceding it. He has the potential to do it again. There is a little concern as he turns 30 and Davante Adams arrives to be the lead receiver. Waller does have the potential to return to the form that saw him rank as a top two tight end, but his downside is steep and in dynasty leagues he carries risks.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: With the trade to acquire Davante Adams, many are worried that Waller could see a decline in production this season. I'm not one of those analysts. Waller should benefit from the double coverages that Adams will see, freeing him up in single coverage and on the outside. We should see him score more touchdowns this season, and he'll likely finish with the second-most targets on this offense. Add in the fact that Josh McDaniels is the new head coach, and his success with the tight end position Waller is one of the biggest buys in fantasy leagues in 2022.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: After looking like an ascendant talent, the career of Josh Jacobs has taken a backward step. His numbers have decreased in each season. Adding to concerns about his future with the Raiders are the addition of Kenyan Drake last year and Zamir White this season. His numbers have to take a hit, especially with his fifth year option declined. As a dynasty prospect he is risky. His future depends on this season.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: The Raiders look to be turning to a committee approach at RB under their new coaching staff. Jacobs had his 5th year option declined already and doesn't seem to be part of the long-term plans in LV.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 1: Josh Jacobs might be the most disrespected running back in fantasy football based on his ADP. Jacobs finished as RB8 in 2020 and RB13 in 2021 in PPR leagues. The question will be what will new head coach's Josh McDaniel's system do for Jacobs but with the unlikelihood that Jacob's returns to the team next year he could see an increased workload. Seeing how Damien Harris was used last season gives us a good reference point.
Adam Wilde on May 26: With Josh Jacob's fifth year option declined it is tough to predict his value moving forward. In general, big name running backs tend to find themselves with less volume when switching teams via free agency.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: JuJu Smith-Schustet could be in for his best season since 2018 with the move to Kansas City. The departure of Tyreek Hill leaves a huge hole at wide receiver, one that Smith-Schuster cannot fill on his own. He could be an excellent buy low, especially in dynasty formats as although he wore out his welcome in Pittsburgh, he has the ability of an elite receiver and is still only 25 years of age.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 20: JuJu Smith-Schuster will outperform his ADP this season. There is a chance for Smith-Schuster to earn at least 110 targets next season. He's a solid volume option in leagues right now paired with All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: When one of the league's most pass-heavy offenses makes a point to target a pass-catching RB, we should all take notice. The Bills thought they'd secured their man in free agency before being spurned when JD McKissic chose to go back to Washington. Instead, they invested a 2nd round pick on Cook, who surpassed 1,000 scrimmage yards and had 11 touchdowns in a shared backfield for Georgia last year. With neither Devin Singletary nor Zack Moss commanding a leading role, the opportunity is there for the sure-handed Cook to shine quickly.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: James Cook is a value depending on where you are drafting him in your leagues. The real RB1 in the Bill's offense has always been Josh Allen who had the same amount of carries as Devin Singletary in the red-zone last year. Cook is likely to take over the full-time role in that backfield mid-year with homerun potential but his red-zone carries will be limited. Ultimately every running back is a low-end RB2 option.
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Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Based on the last six weeks of the 2021 season, Amon-Ra St. Brown would be a great addition to your fantasy roster. This is why you should look forward and not back when you evaluate the 2022 season. St. Brown could easily fall to fifth in the pecking order for targets in Detroit behind free agent acquisition D.J. Chark Jr, first-round rookie Jameson Williams, Dâ€™Andre Swift and T.J. Hockenson. St. Brown ultimately will need some luck to get anywhere near his draft, meanwhile, the other wide receivers mentioned are being drafted six to seven rounds later and have higher upsides.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Amon-Ra St. Brown finished as one of the best fantasy wide receivers in the league last season. He had a target share of over 30% because D'Andre Swift and T.J. Hockenson were not healthy. If you look at his target share prior, it was under 25%. With the additions of D.J. Chark and Jameson Williams, St. Brown will struggle to command a top target share this season. He's a sell for me in dynasty formats.
Zareh Kantzabedian on Jul 6: Tyrion Davis-Price was a proven early-down running back at LSU. Combine that with Deebo Samuel's utilization as a runner and Trey Lance's mobility, and the upside isn't there for Elijah Mitchell in 2022. It's best to pass him and pick up A.J. Dillon, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Damien Harris, or Kareem Hunt.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 1: In the eleven games that Mitchell played, he had 207 carries for 963 yards and five touchdowns. He also proved to be a workhorse, having at least 17 carriers in nine games. In weeks eight and twelve, he carried the ball 27 times and would finish as RB8 and RB3 in those respective weeks. Mitchell also ranked 7th in the NFL in total touches per game with 20.5 last season. He showed that he could carry the volume needed to be a viable RB2 option in fantasy with the potential to be a weekly top twelve back.
Adam Wilde on May 26: The 49ers added Tyrion Davis-Price in the third round of the 2022 Draft. Davis-Price should be viewed as more of a replacement for Trey Sermon. Mitchell will receive similar work to last year as part of a 1-2 punch with Davis-Price while both will be spelled at times by Jeff Wilson Jr.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Jalen Hurts had to love the Eagles trading for A.J. Brown in an effort to lift his passing numbers. As a rushing quarterback 10 rushing touchdiowns makes him very fantasy relevant. Until he lifts those passing numbers, there has to be concern about his long term viability,
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: Jalen Hurts' running ability gets FF owners very excited. But I have concerns with his passing ability(quick decisions, progressing through reads, high pressure situations) and it leads to questioning if he's the long term starter in Philadelphia.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: The riskiest dynasty asset to have on your roster this off-season is Jalen Hurts. Hurts will undoubtedly be a top eight fantasy quarterback this season but his future is murky at best. The Eagles own two first round picks next year and they could easily draft a quarterback with either pick. Hurts though is a quarterback you should add to any win now roster based on his rushing upside and with the addition of A.J. Brown to the Eagles WR Corps.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Three good seasons in eight is hardly the reliability you want from a starting fantasy wide receiver. Now on his third team, Robinson will clearly be second in targets behind Cooper Kupp. Is that enough to justify his asking price? Probably not. In his ninth season as a dynasty option he is also a hard sell.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Allen Robinson is coming off the worst year of his career in 2021. He caught 38 balls for 410 yards and only one touchdown before signing a free-agent contract with the LA Rams. This was the best possible outcome for managers who roster Robinson in dynasty. Robinson should slide in as the Rams WR2 in 2022 and will be a top-24 wide receiver if healthy. He looks to be a reasonably safe fantasy asset moving forward.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The long drawn out saga of Deshaun Watson seems to have finally been resolved. A six week suspension derails his 2022 season, but not as much as was expected. Having missed the 2021 season as well, rust is expected and it may not be until the 2023 season before he becomes a decent fantasy quarterback in. Much better as a dynasty prospect than redraft and best ball.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Until we know what Watson's suspension will be we are just projecting his dynasty value right now. What we do know is that a healthy Watson is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. In his last full season he led the NFL in passing yards and finished as QB5. Pending on the looming suspension Watson is a value right now in dynasty leagues.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Every year Brandon Cooks gets passed over by drafters in all formats. Why? Sure he may not have ten touchdowns in a season or 100 catches in his stellar career, but he is good for 80 catches, 1000 yards and six touchdowns. Others will draft that boom receiver that surely will break out this year. Just sit back and get a high-end WR2 at a draft price that will be significantly lower. Making a profit still matters.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Brandin Cooks is one of the league's most underrated and consistent receivers. In eight seasons, he has surpassed 1,000 yards in six of them and has averaged 108 targets a season. He has finished as a WR2 every season except for one and down the stretch with Davis Mills was a top-10 fantasy option. The Texans did add John Metchie III in the draft and could see improvement out of Nico Collins, but neither should stop Cooks from being a top 24 receiver this season.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Hopkins has seen his fantasy value completely plummet this off-season. He will miss the first six games of the season due to a suspension, and the cardinals added WR Marquise Brown, TE Trey McBride, and RB Darrel Williams to an offense that needed more firepower. That will limit Hopkins's ceiling in fantasy, not to mention his age. He's the type of player that needed to be moved off your rosters before last season.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: James Conner may actually be value this year. With a six game suspension to DeAndre Hopkins, the running game should be used heavily to open up the other receivers. With Chase Edmonds and his 116 carries and 40;plus receptions gone to Miami and no real depth options, Conner could see much more work. As a dynasty prospect though thr countdown fo the end is on
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: James Conner brought his fantasy value back from the dead last season rushing for 752 yards and scoring 15 touchdowns. He also added 375 yards receiving and 37 receptions and went on to finish RB8 last season in PPR leagues. The Cardinals let Chase Edmonds leave in free agency and didn't bring in anyone relevant this season so Conner looks to be the clear lead back in 2022.
Adam Wilde on May 26: James Conner has a reasonable shot for a top 5 overall finish in 2022, and he carries a hefty dead-cap in 2023 if cut. He is likely to be with the Cardinals for at least the next two seasons.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Skyy Moore has value moving forward in 2023. This year though, he will compete with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Travis Kelce, and Mecole Hardman for targets, but he could be the wide receiver you want to roster for the future. There is a scenario where Moore could be the Chiefs WR1 in 2023.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Aiyuk was one of the biggest buys in dynasty heading into last season. Still, an injury-riddled first half of the season has many managers questioning what type of asset Aiyuk actually is. After week 7, he did finish as WR14 averaging just over 12 FPTS/G. He has a chance to see a big bump in value if Deebo Samuel gets traded to another team. The question will be, if Deebo doesn't leave, can Trey Lance make Samuel, Kittle, and Aiyuk fantasy relevant?
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Itâ€™s not like the Chiefs have given up on former first-round pick, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but he hasnâ€™t exactly given the team confidence in his ability to take the lead role. He has missed a third of his games to date and he had a massive drop in big carry games, from five in 2020 to only one last year. As a receiver, he had four games with at least four catches in 2020. Last year there were none. The presence of former high draft pick, Ronald Jones and Jerick McKinnon coming back do not bode well for Edwards-Helaire outplaying his ADP.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: There is certainly a sour taste within the fantasy community when it comes to CEH. Rightfully so, after a lackluster 2021 season saw him take a step back in almost every statistical category. After the season ended, we learned that he had his gall bladder removed during the 2021 offseason and reportedly got down to 160 lbs. Given that this will be his first full offseason as a pro and his primary backfield competition (Darrel Williams) is no longer there, I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt. It's also common that when a team has a lot of vacated targets (the Chiefs have more than 250), the running back position is the main beneficiary. I'm taking Edwards-Helaire where I can.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: We cant rule out Clyde Edwards-Helaire this year in fantasy. CEH was drastically overrated the past two seasons and his ADP is finally showing that this off-season. However now it seems like he's a value. He is currently ranked as consensus RB31 but he should be in line for most of the passing work in the offense. He'll compete with Ronald Jones for early down work but should have a role within this offense with a limited ceiling.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Dallas Goedert puts up great numbers consistently. The only problem is that his touchdown numbers do not approach the level you want from an elite fantasy tight end. With the arrival of A.J. Brown and further development of Devonta Smith, Goedert should be able to operate underneath and continue his bottom end TE1 numbers. More if the touchdowns come.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Goedert has probably topped out as a fantasy asset. His ceiling seems to be a low-end TE1 with touchdown upside. His target volume will decrease with A.J. Brown on the roster, especially in a heavy-run scheme that the Eagles utilize. If Jalen Hurts can improve as a passer and the Eagles become a more balanced offense Goedert could outperform his current ADP. But he's more of a touchdown-dependent option now.
Andy Hicks on Aug 8: Dalton Schultz has excelled since stepping in unexpectedly to the lead role in Dallas. He presents no value in 2022 and probably has more downside than you would like from your starting fantasy tight end. He plays like just another guy. Not a dominant elite receiving tight end. The fact Dallas couldnâ€™t reach a long-term deal with Schultz adds doubt to his viability in the future. I expect him to fall to bottom-end starting numbers at best.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Dalton Schultz finished as TE4 last season with the Dallas Cowboys, and they brought him back by placing the franchise tag on him. With Michael Gallup recovering from an ACL injury and Amari Cooper off the team, Schultz could dominate targets out of the gate in 2022. He could see at least a 20% target share in 2022, but his dynasty value will be murky until he signs a contract extension with Dallas.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The reception and yardage numbers for Chase Claypool were almost identical from his rookie season to year two. The big problem was that the receiving touchdowns dropped from nine to two. Others perhaps saw things differently, but in every game, Ben Roethlisberger and Claypool missed huge plays by small margins. These were connecting in his rookie year. While his maturity issues are genuine, his talent on the field is that of an elite receiver. This year will see whether a new quarterback has better timing. Claypool gets open. At his current draft price, I want to take the upside.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: It is quite possible that Chase Claypool announced his replacement when the Steelers drafted George Pickens in the NFL draft. Claypool was a bust last season and has an uphill fight this year to recoup his value in dynasty leagues. If the Steelers move him to the slot, we could see an uptick in targets and red zone opportunities.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: I'm willing to give Trevor a mulligan for the Urban Meyer fiasco. Once the NFL game "clicks" for him, he has all the tools to be dangerous.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Trevor Lawrence had a terrible season in 2021. Despite starting the entire season he would finish as QB23 overall and threw just 12 touchdowns against 17 interceptions. Luckily for Lawrence Urban Mayer was fired and they brought in Doug Pederson as their head coach. The Jaguars added WR Christian Kirk and will get RB Travis Etienne back this year. Even with those additions Lawrence could struggle. If he can finish as a top 15 QB then you should be happy with his dynasty outlook.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: After 10 years in Seattle, the last with a seeming desire to move on, Russell Wilson got his wish by being traded to Denver. His career with the Seahawks is hall-of-fame worthy, but that means nothing for his Broncos career. One of his fantasy strengths was in noticeable decline last year with his lowest ever rushing numbers. At his age, you would not expect much from this crucial area for fantasy success. That leaves him as almost a pure passer, almost anachronistic in today's NFL. With Denver likely to lean on Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon III, Wilson will have time to learn a new offense and develop rapport with a good group of receivers. Wilson could push QB1 numbers, but I would be careful expecting this automatically.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Russell Wilson has been an efficient quarterback on the field and in fantasy. His only finish outside the Top 12 in fantasy the last eight seasons was QB19, which was last season after dealing with a fractured finger. If you adjust his finish to only account for PPG, he finished as QB13 in 2021. In Wilson's new home in Denver, he'll be surrounded by Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Javonte Williams, Albert Okwuegbunam, Tim Patrick, and K.J. Hamler. You could argue it is the best talent Wilson has ever played with, and they fit what Wilson does well. Since 2016, Wilson has been the best deep-ball thrower in the NFL with a quarterback rating of 110.8 and has averaged over 30 air yards per attempt. In this Denver system, he should easily finish as a top-eight quarterback in 2022.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Sometimes you wonder what you are missing. With Gabriel Davis, his fantasy ranking is now that of a WR3, despite dropping in production from a solid rookie season. Maybe factoring in third-year improvement is fair, but with a clear elite target in Stefon Diggs, it is hard to see Davis going far beyond his expected ADP. Chances are he disappoints, especially with a sixth-round draft price. Higher upsides with similar downsides are available much later.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Gabriel Davis only scored over ten fantasy points in five games last season. His ADP is currently being bumped up because he is the Bills WR2, Josh Allen is his quarterback, and he had a monster playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He's one of my top sells in dynasty.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: Damien Harris should be the bell-cow of the Patriots backfield this season. The Patriots drafted two day three running backs in the NFL draft but those picks are for the future. Harris finished 2nd in carries inside the 10-yard line last season and scored fifteen touchdowns. While he might see a regression on touchdowns he should still see plenty of volume in 2022. As far as after thats murkier in terms of his dynasty value. If you are a contender Harris is a great add.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Hunter Renfrow finished last season as a top 15 wide receiver. This season he will compete with Darren Waller and Davante Adams for targets so we could see a possible regression for Renfrow, but based on his current ADP he is still a value. New head coach Josh McDaniels has been known to get slot receivers in his offense to perform at high levels, and Renfrow won't be any different. He also just signed a two-year contract extension which solidifies his dynasty value.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Not only does Pittsburgh have an excellent record of drafting wide receivers, they often come out and have fantastic rookie seasons. Their most recent successes include Chase Claypool and his nine-touchdown rookie season and JuJu Smith-Schuster who ranked 17th in his debut year. Even Diontae Johnson almost finished as a fantasy starter, despite being raw. George Pickens has first-round grade talent but fell to 52 due to character concerns. This is a situation where you trust that the location fixes issues, coaches well and produces immediate results.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: The Steelers drafted George Pickens with the #52 pick in the NFL draft, and he could be the Steeler's #1 receiver after the 2022 season. They look like they will move on from Diontae Johnson after the season ends, leaving Chase Claypool and George Pickens as their top two guys. Pickens would be my pick to take over that room based on his talent alone. When healthy, he was one of the most dynamic receivers in college football. Pickens and Kenny Pickett could form an extraordinary duo over the next three seasons.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Matthew Stafford joining the Rams went perfectly as they hoped it would when the trade was execute. What to do for an encore? It is hard to see a decline. Then again it is hard to see improvement. Stafford seems locked into the mid range of QB1s and as a dynasty prospect should see three more years at a solid level of play.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Matthew Stafford had an incredible 2021 finishing as QB6 overall and averaging just over 20 FPTS/G. He threw for forty-one touchdowns in his first season with Sean McVay and could be in for an even bigger year in 2022. Stafford is ranked at 13 based on his age for me but should have two more elite years in fantasy.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: I would be more comfortable with Trey Lance if the 49ers traded Jimmy Garoppolo. There is no doubt he has the upside to be an elite fantasy quarterback, but for a team with Superbowl ambitions, an inexperienced quarterback with barely 100 real game passes in the last two years is on a short leash while Garoppolo is still a 49er. Is his arm able to take a full workload? Is he too reckless with his running? Relying on Lance to carry our fantasy team requires us to have another dependable option.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: The potential for him to breakout is so enticing. The draft capital invested by the Niners says he'll get his chance to do so.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Out of every dynasty ranker at Footballguys I am the highest on Trey Lance. As my QB9 I'm projecting a big season for the former NDSU product. Even with Jimmy G on the roster and reports that he's underwhelming at OTAs I believe that Lance is a top ten dynasty asset. His ceiling is among the highest of the quarterbacks and his rushing upside is too good to pass up in fantasy. Kyle Shanahan will have a full year to incorporate Lance within his system and that should bode well for the young quarterback.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: The Eagles became a run-dominant team towards the end of the 2021 season but that didn't help Miles Sanders fantasy upside. In the five games he was healthy between weeks 11-16 before he broke his hand Sanders finished as RB35. He did have two strong games averaging over 16 FPTS/G but scored zero touchdowns the entire season. The reality is Jalen Hurts caps Sander's ability to score touchdowns in RPO situations.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: Since signing with the Cleveland Browns, Kareem Hunt has been a standalone flex option in most fantasy leagues. His PPR upside is where his value lies and before an injury essentially knocked him out for the season in 2021 he was averaging 17.3 FPTS/G. His long term outlook is murky with his contract expiring in 2023 and you should expect him to be on a new team as soon as this season. If he stays in Cleveland he's a solid flex option.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Dotson is one of the fastest receivers in this class. The 1st round draft pick will be a valuable weapon in the Commanders offense, but the real question is just how much of a target share he will command. With Terry McLaurin signing a contract extension, he will assume the WR1 role for the foreseeable future, which eats into Dotson's workload. Time will also tell if Carson Wentz is the long-term answer for the Commanders at the quarterback position.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Gallup is coming off an ACL injury which will sideline him for at least six weeks. The Cowboys brought in Jalen Tolbert and James Washington, who will get targets while Gallup is out. Gallup did sign a 5-year contract that should solidify his dynasty value and likely projects as the Cowboy's long-term WR2.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Michael Thomas was one of the best receivers in the NFL in 2019. He scored 374.6 fantasy points and was almost one hundred points better than the league's WR2. Unfortunately, he just hasn't been able to stay healthy, and his dynasty value is near rock bottom. The potential will always be there, but he has to get on the field.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Christian Kirk changed the landscape of the NFL by signing a monster free-agent deal to be the Jacksonville Jaguars WR1 in 2022. Although he's the Jaguars WR1, Kirk has never had a 1,000-yard receiving season. Trevor Lawrence will be in a new system, and Doug Pederson's scheme isn't known for having big-time fantasy producers from the receiver position. Fantasy Managers should be taking a wait-and-see approach with Kirk in dynasty.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: For young quarterbacks to succeed, they need excellent coaching, strong targets, and development of their skills. Chicago decided to change head coaches and let Allan Robinson go. Justin Fields had a troublesome rookie season with only seven touchdowns and ten interceptions. His pass completion percentage was lower than that of Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, and Drew Lock. At the receiver, the Bears replaced Robinson with the fifth-string receiver from Kansas City and a rookie that was surprisingly selected several rounds ahead of expectations in Velus Jones Jr. Justin Fields does have elite rushing potential, but learning a second offense in two years is usually not the recipe for young quarterbacks to thrive.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: I really like Fields as a quarterback, but he is not set up for success in Chicago. Can he rise above his circumstances in year 2?
Kevin Coleman on May 30: In the last four games of that Justin Fields played in 2021 he averaged 20 FPTS/G and was a top twelve quarterback in the league. In those four games, he rushed for 257 yards and a touchdown and showed that he could be a dual-threat quarterback in the league. The Bears didn't make a ton of splashes in free agency or the draft which has some worried but Fields value isn't going to decline this season. He could easily finish as a high-end QB2 this season based on game scripts alone. Fade the noise surrounding Fields he's a top 12 dynasty quarterback.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Toney showed flashes of his talent last season against the Saints and Cowboys scoring over 40 fantasy points combined. Unfortunately for Toney, he suffered an injury that would cause him to miss a majority of the season after week 11. After the Giants brought in a new coaching staff and drafted Wan'Dale Robinson, his dynasty outlook looks murky, but there is room for optimism. Toney could be one of the biggest sleepers in fantasy due to Brian Daboll's system and the lack of other weapons in New York. He's a dynasty buy.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: Rachaad White earned 3rd round draft capital which means I'm all in for his longterm dynasty outlook. While Leonard Fournette did re-sign to the team with a three year contract the team will most likely cut him after year 2. White could be the pass-catching back as soon as this season and is a Fournette injury away from being a solid RB2 option in your leagues. Based on ADP, White is a value among the rookie running backs after Ken Walker and Breece Hall.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: With the uncertainty at the quarterback position and with D.K. Metcalf commanding such a large target share, Lockett is a stay away at his current cost. If you can sell him for a 2023 2nd, that would be the best move.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Know broke out in 2021. He would finish as TE10, averaging 11.1 FPTS/G. He scored nine touchdowns last season and earned a career-high 71 targets. Many expect him to regress this season, but I'm comfortable with him as a mid-tier tight-end asset paired with Josh Allen. Knox has a chance to be the Bills' second-leading receiver.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: He's in a good situation, but I feel like 2021 was his ceiling. I like the upside of other tight ends more here.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Christian Watson is a workout monster, but time will tell if he can be a complete receiver in the Green Bay Packer's offense. He played in a heavy-run scheme at NDSU and will need time to develop. With Rodgers playing for at least three more seasons, Watson could hold value moving forward, but he is a risky asset based on his post-draft ADP.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Mike McDaniel has all the pieces needed to build an elite offense in Miami. He has put in the best system possible for Tua's development as a quarterback. It is not inconceivable to see Miami be a top ten offense in the league this season and for Tua to finish as a low-end QB1. For the first time in his career, Tua is healthy and finally has an offensive system built around him. If you're looking for a late-round quarterback who can win your fantasy leagues by exceeding expectations, draft Tua Tagovailoa.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Lazard has the most to prove out of the receivers in this tier in 2022. The 5th year receiver hasn't had more than 513 receiving yards in a season or more than 60 targets. However, in the last five weeks of the season, Lazard was the WR14 overall and averaged 16.6 FPTS/G. He is the clear-cut WR1 in Green bay's offense and could be in for a big season.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The loss of Davante Adams is huge. Add in that he will be approaching 40 by the seasons end and his time as a fantasy star should be ending. It is unsure if any of the current receivers can lift production for Rodgers to reach elite levels again. If he has any value in dynasty, take it now before its too late,
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: Rodgers' new contract is a series of 1 year deals up to 3 years total. The Packers will likely move on from Aaron Jones, Mason Crosby and Randall Cobb after this season. Rodgers is losing lots of his friends and I don't believe he'll play for 3 more years.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Aaron Rodgers enters the season at 38 and just lost Davante Adams, one of the best receivers in the NFL to the Las Vegas Raiders. The Packers did very little to improve their WR corps and instead are betting on unproven pros and unproven rookies. Without Adams I would expect Rodgers to finish as a high-end QB2 for one of the first times in his career.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: Rhamondre Stevenson had a very strong rookie season in 2021. Having scored 20 FPTS/G in two games last season and at times showed that he could be a RB1 option on an NFL team. Unfortunately for Stevenson, his ceiling will be capped while Damien Harris is on the roster. The Patriots also added two day three running backs in the draft and there is a chance that it turns into a RBBC backfield next season.
Craig Lakins on Jun 27: His touches have gone up each year. Saying nothing of Zeke, the Cowboys have to figure out ways to continue getting Pollard more involved. He's so dynamic. He's a free agent after 2022. Have to think Dallas gets him an extension somehow.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 4: Tony Pollard should offer stand-alone RB3 production this season but his dynasty value is murky. Pollard could move on next season and he'll be 26.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Noah Fant was traded to Seattle as part of the Russell Wilson deal, but that doesn't hurt his value as much as people think. While it would have been nice for him to play with Wilson, Fant could still see plenty of targets moving forward in 2022. Coaches have raved about his camp, and Seattle could utilize them in their passing attack. He has an outside shot of being the second most targeted player within that offense behind DK Metcalf. At the tight end position, you are looking for an athletic specimen with pass-catching ability. Fant has both those traits.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: I'm actually excited to see how he does in Seattle. He's maxed out at 4 TDs in two different seasons. His touchdown rate has room for improvement, though his quarterback play will be suspect.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Now that Jimmy Graham is off the Bears roster and Cole Kmet finds himself as the most reliable receiver outside Darnell Mooney, he is primed for a breakout season. When drafting these mid-tier tight ends, you need to look for players that can finish first or second on their teams in targets, and Kmet fits that scenario. If he can have a big season this year, it will only help solidify his dynasty value when the Bears bring in a playmaker next season.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Miami has a crowded backfield with Chase Edmonds joined by Sony Michel and Raheem Mostert in free agency, with Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed already there. The new coaching staff made it a priority to upgrade the moribund offense. The key to this was adding Tyreek Hill in a blockbuster trade. Hill creates opportunities for all others. If we follow the money at running back, Edmonds has the biggest paycheck and should be given the first opportunity to start. At his current draft price, grabbing Edmonds is high-reward, low-risk.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: This off-season, the Dolphins signed Edmonds away from the Arizona Cardinals, and he looks to be the clear RB1 on the team. As strictly a runner, heâ€™s a middle-of-the-pack back with a low floor for rushing touchdowns, but that's not where his value lies. Edmonds has caught 96 passes for 713 yards and four touchdowns in the last two seasons. He could easily be a low-end RB2 this season if he stays healthy based on his pass-catching alone. If he can find a consistent role in the red-zone, we could be looking at a league-winner in Edmonds just based on his ADP alone.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Derek Carr has consistently rated near the middle of fantasy and NFL quarterbacks. With the arrival of Davante Adams, that should change. In his eight-year career, he only finished as a QB1 once. Last year and it was as the 12th ranked quarterback. Carr hasnâ€™t always had the best of coaching groups around him. Josh McDaniels isnâ€™t a sure-fire guy to change that, but he should bring an improved Offense. Carr is unlikely to break into the top six, but bottom-end QB1 easily outplays his draft slot.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Derek Carr finished as QB12 last season and averaged just under 16 FPTS/G. That was without new receiver Davante Adams. Adding Adams to an offense with Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow should only push Carr's ceiling higher. The key question will be what will the Raider's offense look like with josh McDaniels as the head coach. While with the Patriots he operated a run-heavy offense which could hurt Carr's fantasy output.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Rondale Moore has a chance to start the season off with a bang. With DeAndre Hopkins sidelined six games, you should expect increased usage and volume. Look for Moore to be used in every facet of the game. This could be the last chance for Moore to prove he will be a relevant fantasy asset moving forward.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: The Jets told you everything you need to know about Michael Carter by moving up and drafting Breece Hall 36th overall. He is simply a late round hand-cuff in fantasy with some receiving upside.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Travis Etienne is being drafted higher than he would have been in his rookie year. After an ACL, new coaching staff and competition, he is a huge risk. James Robinson isnâ€™t a picnic either coming off an achilles injury and having to prove himself for the third time to a new coaching staff. Take the value with Robinson who has at least proven himself for two consecutive years.
Nick Whalen on Jul 20: Robinson had the 3rd best expected yards per carry in the NFL last year. Yes, he suffered a major injury. But he's also a good runner.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: James Robinson suffered a torn achilles in December and looks to be starting off the season on the PUP list. It's hard to imagine Robinson ever being as valuable as he was his rookie season or last season. He's a declining asset coming off a major injury.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Mike Gesicki has posted good numbers for the last three years in Miami. The only variable is touchdowns. Will the arrival of Tyreek Hill help or hinder the cause of Gesicki? Will an improved running game force Gesicki to do more blocking. At his current price, he is worth the risk of better touchdown numbers and improving on his ADP.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Fantasy managers should expect to see a decrease in Gesicki's numbers this season. The Dolphins will be running a west coast-style offense featuring a heavy rushing attack and peppering Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle with targets. Gesicki's ceiling is extremely limited in this offense, and he could be a touchdown-dependent option.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Kirk Cousins has finished as a starting fantasy quarterback in six of his last seven seasons, yet here he is again with his ADP outside the top 12. A new coaching group is always a concern, but consensus seems to be the offense will improve. If that is the case, Cousins is a great choice as a backup to a risky young rushing quarterback.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Kirk Cousins is one of the most underrated fantasy quarterbacks in the NFL. He finished as QB11 last season and should be on everyone's radar for redraft. However in dynasty he's a one year asset for a win-now team. This may be the last season you can extract any value out of him as an asset. Plan accordingly.
Jeff Haseley on Jul 25: I have a gut feeling that we have not begun to see how good Mac Jones can be. He doesn't have the rushing prowess to give him an extra fantasy boost but he has shown excellent accuracy and control of the game. Another year of experience will help increase his numbers. If he had 3,800 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions as a rookie, what can we expect in his second season? 4,500-28-15? If so, he's starting to creep into a relevant fantasy quarterback.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Mac Jones finished 2021 as QB17 overall averaging just 14 FPTS/G and while Mac played the best of the rookie quarterbacks of 2021 his fantasy ceiling is severely limited. In fantasy he will be a perennial QB2.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The departure of Noah Fant and the arrival of Russell Wilson opens up a huge opportunity at the tight end position in Denver. Although Denver used a reasonably high pick on a rookie at the position in Greg Dulcich, this is a position where little should be expected of a player just coming out of college. Albert Okwuegbunam will be in his third year and has flashed elite athletic potential. Add in opportunity and although there is a risk, especially with the new coaching staff, the current price is worth the upside.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Albert Okwuegbunam had 330 yards receiving last season on 40 targets. This year he is the clear TE1 on the roster and looks to be in line for much more receiving work with Russell Wilson. He's a physical and athletic tight end, but his ceiling is undoubtedly capped in an offense with Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, and Jerry Jeudy. There is also rookie tight end Greg Dulcich, who the Broncos drafted early on day three. If Albert O struggles, we could see Dulcich earn some playing time over him.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Robert Woods is a perfect win-now asset for dynasty managers. The 30-year-old is coming off an ACL tear and will compete with Treylon Burks for targets but could have a top 30 season this year.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: Before the draft process Isaiah Spiller was being considered as one of the best running backs in this draft class. Then he struggled in workouts and slipped to day 3 in the NFL draft. He landed on the LA Chargers and looks to be the clear backup on the roster. Barring an injury to Ekeler, Spiller will hold very little value this season and with his draft capital shouldn't be looked at as a long term asset.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Tyler Boyd's fantasy value took a giant hit when the Bengals drafted Ja'Marr Chase. Boyd saw his targets dip below 100 for the first time in four years. He was still able to finish as WR29 but is a boom or bust play in fantasy leagues. He could have a similar dynasty value as Jamison Crowder did in his career.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: Devin Singletary's fantasy value in dyansty is plummeting. Singletary will most likely be off the team next season and his situation is too murky to put value in it. The Bills drafting Zack Moss and James Cook in consecutive years tells you what they think of Singletary.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Much was expected from the two tight ends acquired in free agency by the New England Patriots. Jonnu Smith had the bigger wallet and produced disappointing numbers. Hunter Henry ended up leading the league in touchdowns, tied with three others. There is room for improvement in Mac Jones and the Patriot offense, with more receptions and yardage highly likely. Henry isnâ€™t going to threaten the leading tight ends, but should outperform his draft slot.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Hunter Henry's value lies within being a red zone weapon for Mac Jones and the Patriots. Last season he finished second in the NFL with red zone targets and tied for first in red zone touchdowns with nine. Henry is the type of asset that has a safe floor of around 8-12 FPTS/G in your dynasty leagues but won't win you many leagues.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: Admittedly, I might be too low on Henry. Call it fatigue, but I also believe we've already seen his ceiling.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: Rashaad Penny finished as RB2 overall last year during weeks 13-17. He averaged 18.5 FPTS/G and 117 yards per game. Penny finally lived up to his 1st round draft capital last season only to see the Seahawks draft Kenneth Walker this season. Penny should be the Seahawks RB1 to start the season but his dynasty value moving forward is filled with question marks.
Adam Wilde on May 26: Rashaad Penny is already struggling with his hamstring in voluntary workouts. His career has been unfortunately derailed by numerous nagging injuries. If his ADP drops low enough he could be a value as he has demonstrated his viability when healthy in the Seahawk's run-heavy offense.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Calvin Ridley is a great dynasty buy right now. He won't play in 2022, but he was still one of the best receivers in football before his terrible 2021 season. Being removed from the NFL for two seasons will be challenging, but he's basically free in dynasty leagues right now.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Whether or not you believe in Zach Wilson as a quarterback everything about hios situation with the Jets has improved in 2022. They added RB Breece Hall and WR Garrett Wilson in the NFL draft. They improved their offensive line and Wilson could see the highest value bump of the other quarterbacks in this range.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Russell Gage had one of the best years of his short career last season, catching 66 balls for 770 yards and four touchdowns. However, he wasn't very efficient and played on a depleted Atlanta Falcons team. Now he goes to Tampa Bay, where he could have a great start to the season with Chris Godwin out, and that may be the best time to sell him as a dynasty asset.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: Mattison is one of the top back-up running backs to have in dynasty. If Dalvin Cook gets injured, Mattison is a RB1 option in your leagues. The 23 year old averages just over 23 PPR points when he is the feature back.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: At age 30 Cordarrelle Patterson had a fluke season. A repeat is unlikely, although the Falcons may think a fifth round rookie will help. Highly unlikely. Patterson has always had talent that hasnâ€™t been utilized correctly, so maybe one more season can be squeezed out, but 31 year old hybrid running backs are a rare breed.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: Patterson is a dangerous weapon with the ball in his hands, but I can't see his 2021 success happening again. He's 31 and played less than 50% of snaps last season.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: Cordarrelle Patterson reinvented himself last season in Arthur Smith's offense becoming a hybrid wide-back. Patterson had 1,166 total yards and scored 11 touchdowns. He averaged 14.7 PPR fantasy points per game, finishing as the WR20 and RB17 in average PPG. He re-signed with the Falcons and given their lack of weapons and with them releasing Mike Davis. Patterson looks to have a role this season. He's a one year filler piece for contending dynasty teams.
Jeff Haseley on Jul 25: Alec Pierce has a chance to earn significant playing time as a rookie in the Colts offense. He has an excellent size/speed combination and has drawn similar comparisons to Jordy Nelson. The Colts aren't a high-volume pass offense, but Pierce can carve out a role as early as this year.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Alec Pierce has found himself on a team that fits his skills. If he can prove that he can catch the football on a routine basis, then he's an underrated asset, but the former Bearcat hasn't produced at any level.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: David Bell looks like he will be the new Cleveland slot receiver. Bell was highly productive in college and averaged over 100 yards per game, including 12 yards per reception. He could become the Browns WR2 of the future. Deshaun Watson's uncertain future limits Bell's ceiling this year but could be a solid asset moving forward.
Craig Lakins on Jul 4: Athletic measurables at the combine were underwhelming, but he lands in a nice spot with good draft capital investment. He has a natural feel for the wide receiver position. Once the cloudiness around his quarterback situation clears up, he should be poised for a nice career.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Fantasy managers should be cautiously optimistic about Irv Smith heading into 2022. He missed all last season with a torn meniscus and has failed to break out in his career, but he's an athletic playmaker at a position that is designed for his athletic profile. He is likely the third option on the team, but if he can see 5-6 targets, including red zone targets, he could be a viable option in leagues. If he is efficient and scores touchdowns, he is a low-end TE1 candidate.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: It would be easy to forget about Smith Jr. after he missed all of the 2021 season due to injury. He has a ton of talent and his new coach in Minnesota should dial up more pass attempts than the previous regime.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: Brian Robinson showed last season at Alabama that he could be a workhorse. He rushed for 1,343 yards and fourteen touchdowns and had over 300 touches. Head coach Ron Rivera has mentioned multiple times that he sees Robinson and Antonio as a 1-2 punch so Robinson could have some upside in dynasty. Look for him to be a red-zone threat this season and if Gibson can't stay healthy Robinson could be the starter.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: Henderson has had flashes of RB2 potential but has struggled to stay healthy in his career. While being the Rams lead back through twelve weeks last season he averaged just over 15 fantasy points per game and was RB13 overall. The Rams situation is complicated but if Akers struggles Henderson could be a flex option in many leagues.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Van Jefferson had a chance to breakout in 2021 due to injuries to Robert Woods and Odell Beckham Jr. but didn't quite produce as much as fantasy managers would have liked. He should now serve as a bye week flex in deep leagues.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Ronald Jones II is a young back with four years of experience in the NFL. After breaking out in 2020, he was overtaken by Leonard Fournette in Tampa Bay. Kansas City is the perfect team to get the best out of Jones. Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been disappointing to date and the Chiefs backfield projects as a share situation. Given the injury issues for Edwards-Helaire, Jones will have his moments. Darrel Williams ranked as a bottom-end RB2 in 2021. Jones is a much better back. Highly underrated this year
Kevin Coleman on Jun 2: Ronald Jones landed in one of the best spots he could have in 2022. Signing with the Chiefs he should compete with CEH for early down work but won't be a factor in the receiving game. As of now he's a touchdown dependent backup who will need na injury to be relevant in that offense.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: At age 44 Tom Brady posted career highs in passing yardage and his second highest ever passing touchdown numbers. After a short term retirement we go through all this again. There has been no noticeable decline in his ability or thought process. It has to end one day, but when? Roll with confidence
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: As long as he's playing, he's going to produce at a high level. We should all stop trying to guess how much longer he'll go.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Tom Brady is the perfect quarterback to go buy on a win-now roster. He finished as QB3 last season and it would not surprise me to see him finish as a top 5 fantasy quarterback again in 2022.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: The Patriots added DeVante Parker and Tyquan Thornton to their receiving room this off-season; however, Meyers is still valuable in PPR formats. Last season he saw 126 targets from the slot and seems to have a connection with Mac Jones as a safety outlet. If he can get his touchdowns up, Meyers could be a sleeper in fantasy leagues.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: All reports out of Bears camp is they will be transitioning their offense to a run-heavy scheme with an outside zone emphasis. That will fit Khalil Herbert's skill set. In three starts last season he averaged over 100 yards and over 15 PPR points. He is one of the best back-up running backs to own in fantasy.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen made Wan'Dale Robinson the first receiver they took in the new regime. That should mean something to fantasy managers. With Kadarius Toney running into some trouble during OTAs and the team questioning his work ethic, we could see Robinson on the field immediately. He's the type of weapon needed in a Daboll offense.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: Melvin Gordon single handedly crushed Javonte Williams ceiling this year by re-signing with the team. Gordon was efficient last season rushing for 918 yards and scoring eight touchdowns. He also added in 28 receptions and 213 yards and will be a weekly flex option in deep leagues.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Coming into his fifth season, D.J. Chark Jr still has to prove his worth. Expected to be the focus of boom rookie Trevor Lawrence in Jacksonville, an early-season injury to Chark ruined a chance at a monster contract that his peers were signing in the offseason. Chark signed a one-year, play and prove it deal on a Lions offense that struggled without a focus. Jameson Williams was drafted, Amon-Ra St.Brown was a surprising rookie last season and T.J. Hockenson and DeAndre Swift are other potent options. Chark has worked diligently with Jared Goff in the offseason. At his current draft price, Chark should present significant value. If his fitness holds up, he will be a steal.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: D.J. Chark's best attribute is his ability to take the top of the defense. Unfortunately, Jared Goff struggles to throw deep and was among the league's worst passers for depth of throws. Chark will make some big plays but could be a boom or bust asset moving forward.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 13: Tyler Allgeier is a tremendous wide-zone runner, and with there being no clear bell-cow running back on the Falconsâ€™ roster, he has a chance to step into the starting role as the season progresses.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: The Browns gave Njoku a massive contract extension, bringing back life into his dynasty value. The Browns also let go of Austin Hooper, which means Njoku could be in line for more receiving work. He will most likely serve as a blocker, but like most of the Browns assets, their value is tied to Watson's suspension.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: I'm expecting him to eat up a lot of carries as Kyle Shanahan's bruising running back. The 49ers burned a 3rd round pick in 2021 on Trey Sermon. I'm sure they don't intend to let that happen to a second 3rd rounder in a row.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: The 49ers shocked many by selecting Tyrion Davis-Price with the 92nd pick in the 3rd round of the 2022 NFL draft. Last season at LSU, he rushed for 1,003 yards on 211 carries and added six touchdowns. As a runner, he's a north-south runner that breaks tackles and has 4.48 speed that fits the 49er's offensive scheme. The 49ers drafted him as a depth piece in the backfield, and he should be competing for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart with Jeff Wilson Jr. and Trey Sermon.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Ryan Tannehill finished the 2021 season as a borderline QB1. Now, he is not even considered a decent backup. There is no threat to his role as a starter, barring the Titans being out of playoff contention. He has seven rushing touchdowns in each of the last two years and will provide reliable output in the passing game. Sure he may not have the upside of a younger quarterback, but he will be one of the safer options later in drafts to back up one of your elite options
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: Feels like his days are numbered as a full-time starter. Not sure what kind of threat Malik Willis will be, but Titan fans are growing weary.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Out of every veteran quarterback on this list I'm worried about Ryan Tannehill. He lost A.J. Brown to the Eagles and finished with his lowest passer rating ever as a Titan. He has flat out unstartable in the middle of the year last season. The Titans did add rookie WR Treylon Burks and WR Robert Woods to the offense but Burks will need time to develop and Wood is coming off ACL surgery.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: Great hands out of the backfield. Only 1 of his 33 receptions went for a TD in 2021, I expect his reception total and his TD % to grow in year 2.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: Kenneth Gainwell's value lies in his receiving ability. Gainwell earned fifty targets last season and the Eagles didn't make any significant changes to their backfield. Gainwell will have value the issue will be choosing the right weeks to start him.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Jameis Winston was kept on a tight playcalling schedule last year before his injury. His performance was admirable. With Sean Payton gone and the Saints likely to take a backward step, expect the team to rely on Winstonâ€™s magnificent arm to get the ball to a much improved receiving group. If he truly has limited the propensity for unnecessary turnovers, Winston will push for borderline starter status. Of course, there is a riskb here, but the upside is well worth the low asking price
Kevin Coleman on May 30: One of the best values on the dynasty market right now is New Orleans quarterback Jameis Winston. The Saints added Chris Olave, Jarvis Landry, and should be getting a healthy Michael Thomas back on this offense. When healthy last season Winston was a top-15 quarterback in fantasy.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Trey McBride was one of the best college football players in 2022. He had 90 catches for 1,121 yards and one touchdown and tested out as one of the most athletic tight ends in the class. He lands into a tough situation with Zach Ertz still on the roster, but he could contribute meaningful snaps this season. Regardless of Ertz being on the roster, he's a great taxi squad stash with upside on a Cardinals offense that will utilize him in the passing game.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Davis Mills looked awful to start the 2021 season, but after being benched came back strong and looked good enough for the Texans not to seek a challenger to his starting role in 2022. The receiving and rushing group leaves a lot to be desired, but Mills made something out if nothing in his rookie year. Further improvement and he could very well be fantasy useful this year. Not the worst dynasty prospect to latch into either.
Jeff Haseley on Jul 25: Davis Mills has a chance to take a step forward in 2022. He has the fingerprints of someone who might rise up the ranks. Statistically speaking, he had four games of 300-plus yards passing and five games where he had multiple touchdowns. In the last five games of 2021, he finished as the QB11 which saw him throw 9 touchdowns with 2 interceptions and an average of 251 yards passing. He is on the cusp of becoming fantasy relevant if he can build on a decent rookie season.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: He looked promising as a rookie, but I wonder about Houston's long-term vision here. They should be in position to draft a nice QB in 2023 if they choose.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Davis Mills is one of the most overrated dynasty assets in fantasy right now and if you can move him for any tangible pieces I would do so. While he did look ok last season throwing for 2,664 yards and 16 touchdowns he is not a difference maker for fantasy football. He's a career backup. Sell while you can before the Texans add a quarterback in the draft.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Nico Collins finished behind receiver Brandin Cooks last year in every category. With the addition of John Metchie, Collins is going to struggle to earn a high enough target share to be relevant.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The Jets have a long track record of failing to draft wide receivers that become regular starters. Elijah Moore had a nice rookie season, but is undersized and will not be a true number one. This year's high draft pick, Garrett Wilson, could be that man, but I will believe it when I see it. Until presented with information otherwise, give me Corey Davis over either of the Jet's high draft picks in the last two seasons who have much higher ADPs. Davis over the first six games last season had 24 catches for 349 yards and four touchdowns. Then he got injured. If we play with numbers his 2021 season would have been high-end fantasy production. At his current price, give me Davis.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Corey Davis's value took a hit with the Jets drafting Garrett Wilson in the first round of the NFL draft. He could produce this year, but he's a declining asset who never quite broke out.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 13: Pierre Strong Jr. completed his fourth season for South Dakota State in 2021, leading the nation (FCS) in rushing with 1,686 yards to go with 18 rushing touchdowns. He landed in a crowded backfield and looks to be a long term dynasty asset.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Kenny Pickett was the only quarterback in the 2022 draft classto be drafted in the first round and that type of draft capital matters. He looks to be in a quarterback battle with Mitch Trubisky but should keep his value throughout the 2022 season. Pickett will start at some point in 2022 and in the Steelers offense he could be a fun QB2 option in Superflex leagues.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: There have been far too many Philip Rivers comparisons with the arrival of Matt Ryan to Indianapolis. Ryan is a couple of years younger than the former Charger, still throws a beautiful ball and will have a much better offense than what he got in Atlanta last year. Ryan has life left. With a young and improving receiver group and the likely number one running back in the NFL, Ryan is a steal in fantasy drafts. His draft price is his floor. It is worth noticing that seven of his 12 career rushing touchdowns are in the last four years. No risk here. At 37, he has maybe 2-3 years left so is still a viable dynasty option
Jeff Haseley on Jul 25: Matt Ryan is no stranger to 4,000-yard seasons, racking up 10 in his career. He is also extremely durable, missing only three games since he was drafted. The Colts are a run-first offense which means Ryan won't have to use his arm nearly as much as he did with Atlanta to win games. A top 20 finish is plausible given his history but a new offensive philosophy and an aging arm, may reverse the trend of what we've seen from him in the past.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Being traded to the Colts drastically improved Matt Ryan's fantasy stock. Ryan gets to play behind a much better offensive line anchored by Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, and Braden Smith. Ryan finished in the top half of the league in accuracy from a clean pocket meaning having an improved offensive line should help his fantasy production. All-Pro running back Jonathan Taylor and WR Michael Pittman Jr. should elevate Ryan's play in 2022. There is a realistic chance he finishes as a high-end QB2 in 2022.
Andy Hicks on Aug 8: When you draft a tight end expected to be your starter, you are looking for possible top-six production. Upside. With Zach Ertz, his current ranking is his ceiling. The Cardinals will throw and run the ball across the depth chart. Maxx Williams returns after looking like a breakout season was on the cards. Arizona drafted Trey McBride in round two as a receiving specialist. Maybe Ertz has a good game or two. He is most likely to disappoint your expectations.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Zach Ertz best value right now is in redraft leagues. When Hopkins was out at the end of the season in 2021, Ertz commanded over a 20% target share and was a top-five tight end down the stretch. He had 43 targets in the last four games but did not score any touchdowns. He'll likely finish as a low-end TE1 this season, but with Trey McBride waiting in the background is not a solid dynasty investment if you are rebuilding.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: After looking like a shell of himself in Philly, Ertz bounced back in a big way for Arizona. I don't believe his body can sustain that workload for much longer and Trey McBride will push him for targets sooner than later.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Itâ€™s hard to get the memory of his late season 2019 performance out of your mind sometimes when evaluating Tyler Higbee. He has been slightly disappointing over the last two seasons and ranks just outside the top 12 in each year. He offers a very safe floor, with the possibility of higher.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Tyler Higbee had one of the least efficient seasons in his career in 2021. He finished the year averaging just 8.8 FPTS/G and came in at TE18. Those aren't great numbers, considering the Rams were one of the best passing teams in the NFL.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: With the addition of Russel Wilson, Patrick becomes an intriguing add in all formats. He has shown to produce when healthy and when Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy have missed time, Patrick has been a must-start in PPR leagues. Now he's paired with All-Pro Russel Wilson; he's an asset to watch.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Evan Engram is not the only player to suffer from offensive issues on the New York Giants. Now with Jacksonville, he should be a key focus for Trevor Lawrence and the passing game under Doug Pedersen. Engram had one of the best seasons for a rookie tight end. The talent is there. If we combine that with the ability of Pedersen to use the tight end position, Engram is in a great situation to not only exceed his ADP but become a fantasy starter
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Evan Engram is one of the most athletic tight ends in the NFL that has never quite had the breakout career many hoped for after his impressive rookie season with the Giants. Engram has dealt with injuries, and poor quarterback play his entire career. Fast forward to 2022, and Engram is playing on a new team with a head coach who can get the most out of him in Doug Pederson. Pedersonâ€™s features a heavy dose of â€œ12 personnel.â€ During his last two seasons as a head coach, Pedersonâ€™s teams finished second and first in the league of two-tight end usage. The targets and usage will be there for Engram to smash his ADP.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: I'm optimistic about Engram on a second contract with Trevor Lawrence at QB in Jax. He has the opportunity to eat up targets if they establish a solid chemistry.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Kenny Golladay needs to prove he can still be a relevant asset in the league. The Giants wide receiver struggled with injuries and poor play all last season. If this new Giants coaching staff cant unlock his talent, it might be over for Golladay.
Craig Lakins on Jul 4: After two strong seasons in 2018 and 2019, Golladay has done very little since. While I'm optimistic about the direction of the Giants' offense, I need to see him recapture his prior form before ranking him any higher.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 13: While Zamir White is an intriguing fantasy asset for him to be relevant in 2022 he'll likely need Josh Jacobs or Kenyan Drake to get hurt. You should expect him to serve as a backup this year and potentially as the starter as soon as 2023 if the Raiders let Jacobs go in free agency.
Jeff Haseley on Jul 25: Dameon Pierce at 5'10, 218 pounds fits the role of a typical NFL running back. He has the tools to perform well despite not taking flight at Florida due to him occupying a part-time role with the team. He has good vision and the size to move forward after contact. He is a physical back with adequate receiving skills, but he is not going to accelerate out of trouble or be an elusive type of back who can easily evade tacklers. He will battle Rex Burkhead and Marlon Mack for carries but it may take a few weeks before his role increases. Any running back with draft capital potential is one to watch for fantasy purposes and Pierce fits that category well as we head into the 2022 season.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 4: Dameon Pierce has been everyone's favorite sleeper since the draft but it's more about landing spot then the player. Pierce has never rushed for more than 574 yards in a season or had more than 106 carries. That should raise some concerns about his ability to be a lead back.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Nyheim Hines dynasty value got a big bump after the Colts traded for Matt Ryan. Ryan targeted his running backs over eight times a game last season and Hines could have PPR value similiar to his 2020 finish.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Brevin Jordan comes into the 2022 season as the unquestioned starter, and for a player with his ADP, thats a bit unheard of. He also isnâ€™t fighting for targets from that receiving room outside Brandin Cooks and possibly a healthy John Metchie III when he returns from his ACL surgery. The opportunity is there for Jordan to outperform his current ADP. He showed flashes after week eight, scoring at least 9.0 PPR points in half his games to finish the season. Davis Mills and Jordan seemed to find a connection towards the end of 2021 that could be duplicated this season.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: He has a big opportunity to prove himself this season as the lead tight end for the Texans. Really nice prospect, but I need to see more before I move him higher.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Peoples-Jones is an explosive receiver who just has been hampered by poor quarterback play. If Deshaun Watson isn't suspended this season, he could be a sneaky add in dynasty leagues. If the starter is Jacoby Brissett, stay away.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: I was always impressed when watching him at Michigan. Derrick Henry is a complete outlier in every way, but he has to cede some carries to someone to prolong his career. Haskins steps in as a high-value handcuff immediately.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 13: The Titans selected Michigan running back Hassan Haskins in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL draft. Haskins could be the heir-apparent to Henry, but for now heâ€™ll be tasked with helping to lessen Henryâ€™s workload. Haskins is one of the only rookies with immediate starting potential if Henry was to miss anytime with an injury.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Metchie is one of the most underrated assets in fantasy leagues right now. He was a highly productive prospect at Alabama and should be an effective slot receiver in the NFL. There is a scenario where he is second on the team in targets in 2022.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: Definitely intrigued by his opportunity in Houston. Once his knee is 100%, he should be able to make some noise.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Marquez Valdes-Scantling should see games where his fantasy production spikes with Patrick Mahomes but he's too big of a risk to start weekly.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: Any expectation that he steps into the Tyreek Hill role is erroneous. He should be able to stretch the field and connect on a deep ball now and then.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: Jamaal Williams is another handcuff that you may look to grab depending on if you own Swift on your dynasty roster. Outside of that Williams offers very little upside at the position.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: Willing to give him the Brian Daboll bump until proven wrong. He has talent to work with, but 2022 will be a prove-it year.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: The hope for Daniel Jones fantasy managers is that Brian Daboll can help fix Jones as a quarterback. Thats not something that has a high probability of success. The Giants will most likely be drafting a replacement in next years draft.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Josh Palmer is one of fantasy footballs most valuable late-round receivers this season. He comes into the year as the Chargers No. 3 receiver but showed flashes late in the year last season. Palmer averaged just under 11 FPTS/G in PPR formats from week 14 to week 18, earning twenty-eight targets during those weeks. If Keenan Allen or Mike Williams misses anytime next year, Palmer immediately becomes a viable WR2 in fantasy leagues.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 4: n 2020, Edwards served as the primary running back in the Redzone, receiving seventeen carries inside the 10-yard-line, converting five of those carries for touchdowns. He rushed for 723 yards on just 144 carries and looked just as good as J.K. Dobbins down the stretch. He was considered to have standalone value as an RB3 last year, and had he stayed healthy in 2021 could have been an RB1 for the season. He'll compete with Mike Davis for the RB2 on the depth chart.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Osborn played good, not great last season filling in for Adam Thielen. With Thielen and Irv Smith Jr. back in the mix for the Vikings, Osborn's fantasy value is non-existent without an injury to someone in front of him on the depth chart.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Shenault played 16 games last season and never scored a touchdown. He was a pre-season favorite in 2021, but his value has taken a significant hit in 2022. Shenault feels like fools gold and should be avoided in drafts.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: If Parker can return to his 2019 self, then he could be a valuable asset. That season he averaged just over 15 FPTS/G and could be the big-play receiver the Patriots are looking for.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Everett joined the Chargers this season which should give him value in 2022. the Chargers threw the ball 137 times to their tight ends and Jared Cook led the room with 83. Everett could establish himself as the Chargers' red zone option. He's a one-year rental in dynasty formats.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: With the addition of Jahan Dotson to the receiving corps, Samuel's value is about as low as it can get. The oft-injured receiver just can't stay on the field enough to be relevant for fantasy.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: Took quite a tumble at the draft, but I'm excited to see what he can do as a pro. His rushing ability provides a nice floor for his fantasy production. Needs time to develop.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Watching Malik Willis fall in the draft was difficult. Willis has exciting tools that will be fine tuned before he's ready to step on the field but the Titans may take a chance on the young quarterback if Ryan Tannehill struggles this season. If Willis does start his rushing upside is his biggest asset.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: All reports out of OTAs are that Jalen Tolbert has been making the most out of his opportunities. Tolbert was a dominant college receiver who caught 82 balls for 1,474 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He slots in as the Cowboys WR3, but with Michael Gallup recovering from an injury, he could solidify himself as a valuable fantasy asset in the Cowboy's offense.
Jeff Haseley on Jul 25: Carolina's #3 option at wide receiver is currently Terrace Marshall, the upstart, but young receiver from LSU will be entering his second year in the league. Marshall has adequate, if not above-average talent at the position but he is also young (will turn 22 in June). Despite having a few promising games early in 2021, Marshall disappeared in the home stretch and was not involved in the offense, especially after Carolina moved on from offensive coordinator, Joe Brady last December. Marshall is younger than many draft prospects entering the league and in many ways is like an additional draft pick for the Panthers in 2022. He will have a chance to grown and develop in Ben McAdoo's offense.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Don't fall for the trap of Terrace Marshall. Until Robby Anderson is gone, it will be hard to justify rostering Marshall.
Craig Lakins on Jul 6: Many were hoping Marshall would follow in the footsteps of his LSU teammates, JaMarr Chase and Justin Jefferson. It looks more likely that his ceiling is as a team's second WR, but he has a ways to go to achieve even that. At only 22 years old, he has time to improve, but didn't show much in Carolina in 2021. He gets a slight bump from the Baker Mayfield trade.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Robbie Anderson threatened to retire this summer because of the team's bad quarterback play. The team responded by adding Baker Mayfield. Mayfield is an improvement for this roster and could help Anderson's value.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: Seems to have played his way into a future back-up role, but should have the full 2022 season without competition.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Jared Goff is the clear starter for the Lions in 2022. With improved weapons all over that offense he has sneaky upside as a QB2 in Superflex leagues. His ceiling is around 16 FPTS/G.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 13: Keaontay Ingram had much more dynasty value before Darrel Williams signed with the team. Ingram is a nice fit for Kliff Kingsburyâ€™s offense. He'll fit with the system's inside and split zone plays. Also, he is experienced running the outside zone concepts out of shotgun or pistol formations. He'll never be a feature back in the NFL.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Hardman will always just be a big-play threat who is a boom or bust fantasy option weekly.
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: Carson Wentz was 13th in QB rating in 2021. Based on public feelings, I'm sure people envisioned he was much lower. Wentz isn't a franchise QB, but he's an average NFL QB who has thrown 27 TD passes in two of the past three seasons. When did other lower end starting QBs last throw 27 TDs? Goff(2018), Tannehill(2020 and 2014 before that), Jimmy G(2019), Mayfield(never), Daniel Jones(never), Matt Ryan(2018), and Carr(2020 and 2016 before that). Now Wentz has an opportunity with better receiving options in Washington with Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, Dyami Brown, Curtis Samuel, and Logan Thomas. Wentz is a QB2 that's still only 29 years old and can run a little as well to help in FF.
Zareh Kantzabedian on Jul 6: Carson Wentz has regressed into a high-end backup quarterback who limits the upside of any offense he commands.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Carson Wentz is a low-end QB2 who has now been traded twice in two seasons. Avoid him at all cost.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 13: J.D. McKissic is one of the bets receiving backs in the NFL. The Commanders value him in that hole and in 2020 he saw 110 targets and in 2021 before getting injured week 12 he had 53 targets. The Commanders added Brian Robinson which will limit McKissic's touchdown upside but his value is his pass catching ability in PPR leagues.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: There are so many vacated targets on the Green Bay offense that Tonyan would seem to be in line for better production this season. He only played in eight games last season due to an injury, but with Davante Adams gone, some of the red zone targets could go to Tonyan.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Dulcich should be a target for every manager out there to stash on their taxi squad in dynasty. He was a third-round selection and could easily be the Broncos TE1 by the end of the season. He's an athletic player at the position who UCLA used on the outside and inline. He could easily be featured in this offense and is one of the best seam route runners of the rookie class. He fits Nathaniel Hackett's scheme and could have a prominent role.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: While Jamison Crowder was always an underrated fantasy asset in PPR leagues, it seems age and injuries have caught up to him. There is also a chance he gets cut this pre-season.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 12: The Cleveland Browns and running back D'Ernest Johnson agreed recently to terms on a one-year contract worth up to $2.4 million. In the three games last season Johnson had 20 touches, and he averaged 152.6 total yards and scored two touchdowns. If Hunt is moved or hurt Johnson becomes an intriguing add.
Craig Lakins on Jul 6: Mayfield gets his fresh start in Carolina. One would think he plays this season with some extra fire. He has a lot to prove. If he can effectively get the ball to a healthy Christian McCaffrey and DJ Moore, he'll be just fine.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Baker Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers which will help his dynasty value. There are still question marks surrounding their offensive line and his fit on the team. But considering the situation he's leaving Mayfield should have the opportunity to reinvent himself in Carolina.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: Atlanta is raving about his professionalism and preparedness so far. They will want to give him time to develop behind Mariota, but he might make it tough to keep him off the field for long.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Desmond Ridder landed in one of the best landing spts for a rookie quarterback looking to play this season. Marcus Mariota is nothing but a stop gap for the team and the team will need to see what they have in Ridder prior to next off-season. As a quarterback Ridder's rushing ability gives him upside for fantasy and we could him have a few big weeks late in the 2022 season.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Hamler will be the Broncos #4 receiver in 2022 and is coming off an ACL surgery. He's a hard asset to trust.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Marquez Callaway didn't do enough last season to prove he could be a #1 option on an NFL team. He doesn't hold much value unless Michale Thomas can't come back from his injury.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Bryant will most likely serve as a blocking tight end for the Browns and as David Njoku's backup. Without an injury, he won't be relevant in this run-heavy scheme.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 10: The Ravens added Missouri running back Tyler Badie in the sixth round of the NFL draft. Badie is buried on the depth chart but Badie's ability to catch passes effectively out of the backfield is what will give him an advantage over other players in this backfield. He caught 126 passes during his career at Missouri for 1,149 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Woods has been getting rave reviews for his work ethic, and the Colts love his athleticism. He had forty-four receptions for 598 yards and eight touchdowns in his one season at Virginia. Woods fits the modern NFL, and with his landing spot is worth a stash on your dynasty roster.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Tyquan Thornton has been a favorite of mine since his college days, but his draft capital was shocking. The Patriots drafted him 50th overall and want them to be their burner on the outside with his 4.28 speed. He holds value in leagues, but the Patriots haven't always shown that they can pick great receivers.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: With Michael Thomas barely visible over the last two years and rookie Chris Olave likely to need time, Jarvis Landry presents as good value as a possession receiver. Outperforming his ADP should be easily achievable
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Jarvis Landry holds value in 2022 due to his target share and potential in a Jameis Winston-led offense but shouldn't be looked at as a long-term option in fantasy.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: I could see him having a decent 2022 teamed up with Jameis Winston. Will turn 30 this year.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: There is a chance that Logan Thomas could miss the start of the 2022 season and with the Commanders bringing in Cole Turner in the draft, they could be concerned about his long-term outlook. Thomas does have 2022 appeal when he returns, but he's a player to pivot from in dynasty.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: Thomas is 31 and coming off of a torn ACL. It's hard for me to see him rounding back into his 2020 form.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 13: Kyren Williams already had a set back this pre-season breaking his foot in practice. This injury will make it tough for him to be ready the start of the season but Williams is a talented player who might be the Ramsâ€™ best pass protector in the backfield. He could still get some opportunities in 2022.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 4: Hubbard had opportunities last year to show that he could be a lead back in the league with Christian McCaffrey being injured for most of the season but Hubbard never took advantage of the opportunity. His highest finish was RB16 in PPR formats but slowly lost touches to Ameer Abdullah at the end of 2021. The Panther brought in D'Onta Forman to compete with Hubbard on the depth chart.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Khalil Shakir had his best season in 2021, catching 77 balls for 1,117 yards and seven touchdowns. His value rests with playing with Josh Allen, and he could earn the starting slot role in that offense.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Austin Hooper never lived up to expectations in Cleveland but has found a new home in Tennessee. He holds very little value in dynasty leagues and looks like just a weekly streamer.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Jimmy Garoppolo is still on the 49ers which doesn't bode well for anyone's fantasy value. There is still a chance he gets traded with Carolina being a likely destination. Until then we are in wait and see mode with the quarterback.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Trautman is nothing more than a depth piece in fantasy leagues. With the additions to the Saints passing attack, Trautman will need a miracle to be fantasy relevant this season.
Jeff Haseley on Jul 25: At the tender age of 24 Campbell has plenty to offer, he just needs to catch a break and shed the injury prone label. He has a good chance to be the Colts primary slot receiver in 2022 with the only competition coming from veterans Keke Coutee and Ashton Dulin. He is also entering a contract year where if he proves he can put up decent, consistent numbers, he'll potentially cash-in on a new deal in 2023.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: If healthy, Parris Campbell always has a chance to break through with a top-24 fantasy season. The former second-round pick has been performing well in minicamp and beat reporters have said itâ€™s the best heâ€™s looked since he was a rookie. The problem is, Campbell canâ€™t stay healthy. Heâ€™s played in only 15 games in his NFL career. Campbell will be competing with rookie Alec Pierce but should see usage in the Colts' offense outside of that. If he can earn the WR2 role on the depth chart, heâ€™s an intriguing late-round add in fantasy drafts.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: I still believe in the talent, but injuries have kept us from seeing him play for more than short stints. It feels like now or never in Indy.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: With all the new additions to the Jacksonville Jaguars, it seems Marvin Jones will not be relevant next season in fantasy without some help.
Craig Lakins on Aug 8: Doubs is the rookie WR to take out of Green Bay. He has a well-rounded skillset and a great college production profile. He's been making plays throughout training camp and drawn praise from Aaron Rodgers.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Hayden Hurst finds himself on the high-powered Cincinnati Bengals offense in 2022, and he could fill in nicely in C.J. Uzomah's role. While he likely won't be a weekly starting option, he could serve your dynasty teams as a bye week filler with touchdown upside.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Smith was absolutely abysmal last season, averaging just 4 FPTS/G, and was almost droppable in dynasty leagues. He was primarily used as a blocker, and with the addition of all the Patriot weapons this off-season, Smith managers should be nervous about his outlook moving forward.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: Not hard to envision him playing meaningful snaps as a rookie if Darnold struggles. His game has limitations, but he's as tough as they come.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: The Carolina Panthers traded back into the 3rd round to draft Matt Corral. As of now Corral will be battling it out with Sam Darnold. Darnold struggled last season as the Panthers quarterback and this competition is wide-open. If Corral can win the job the Panther's offense does have enough weapons to make him fantasy relevant.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 13: Jerome Ford is a late round stash that could potentially have value in 2023.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: With Jalen Hurts at quarterback and Watkins being the 4th or 5th option on the team, don't expect much from the Eagles wide receiver.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: He's a nice player with speed to burn. AJ Brown's arrival in Philadelphia makes it tough to see a high ceiling for Watkins.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 13: Kenyan Drake holds some stand alone value as the passing down back in the Raiders offense. It looks like Josh Jacobs role could be scaled back and in Josh McDaniel's offense he utilizes a RBBC approach.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Kenrick Bourne has struggled with consistency his entire career. With the additions of DeVante Parker and Tyquan Thornton, he won't be fantasy relevant in this offense.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: Mostert is now 30 and coming off of a knee injury. His career-high receptions in a season is 16 and he's played more than 25% of his team's snaps exactly one time. When healthy, he's shown great burst and playmaking ability. However, given the Dolphins' minimal investment, I'm pessimistic about how involved he'll be.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Mostert is coming off a torn meniscus that held him out for the season in 2021 and has had four other injuries to that same knee since 2017. The health issues are too glaring to look past in dynasty. While Mostert could be the touchdown vulture on the roster, this could be the last time to extract any dynasty value for him on the trade market.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: Snoop Conner is an intriguing option for fantasy managers for this season. Doug Pederson has historically used a RBBC approach and fellow running back Travis Etienne will be used all over the field leaving the door open for the Jaguars RB2 to see volume. James Robinson is recovering from an achilles injury and the only other competition is Ryquell Armstead.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: While Jones is already 25, the lack of weapons in Chicago should offer him early snaps during the season. The 4.31 speedster out of Tennessee could shock people this season.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Bryan Edwards has never lived up to expectations, but being in Atlanta now with only Drake London and Kyle Pitts ahead of him, he could have his best season in 2022.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: C.J. Uzomah has sneaky dynasty value. The 29-year-old tight end had 49 receptions for 493 yards and five touchdowns last season with the Bengals and signed a free-agent deal with the New York Jets this year. He could see a role in the red zone, and like most of these back-end, tight ends will be touchdown-dependent.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Cedrick Wilson had a career year in Dallas in 2021 but left for Miami in free agency. There he is in an offense behind Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill. Those are challenging players to play behind, and barring an injury, he won't be relevant.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 3: While the former seventh-round pick showed flashes during his rookie season scoring over ten fantasy points per game in all but one game. Unfortunately for Gaskin, the Dolphins showed last year that they didn't trust the young running back by limiting his workload and giving carries to Malcolm Brown, Phillip Lindsay, and Duke Johnson Jr. Gaskin looks to be the odd man out of this rotation, and without injuries, heâ€™s not going to see the field.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Cade Otton is my sleeper for Tampa bay this season and is a great dynasty stash. Otton excels at finding openings in the defense, and he excels at reading coverages. He is a big-time threat over the middle of the field. He runs a tremendous seam route and is quick enough to get an open release on the line of scrimmage. He has excellent size and is athletic enough to gain yards after the catch.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Austin produced while in college, but he has an uphill battle for playing time in 2022. He's more of a taxi-squad stash in dynasty formats.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: The current WR2 on the Ravenâ€™s roster is Devin Duvernay. Duvernay was a third-round pick in 2020 and has excelled as a special teams player making the Pro Bowl last season. Heâ€™s also shown flashes as a receiver, with 33 receptions for 272 yards and two touchdowns. By all accounts, the Ravens feel he can develop into a reliable option in their receiver room and he provides a big-play potential for their offense. If your leagues allow fantasy points for return yards, Duvernay is an interesting fantasy option for leagues that have expanded rosters.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: He's the likely WR2 in Baltimore, but that's not a role that provides much fantasy value. I'm interested to see how he looks in his third season.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Amari Rodgers should be on your taxi squad somewhere, hoping for an opportunity this season.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Trubisky is a career backup with a chance to start a few games this season for the Steelers. That will be his job interview for other teams around the league before he ultimately loses his starting job to Kenny Pickett.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: If Eskridge can beat out Freddie Swain on the depth chart he holds some outside value if the Seahawks improve their quarterback position.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: Eskridge was old for a rookie last season at 24, he only produced 10 receptions and 1 TD, and just lost his Hall-of-Fame QB. I'm searching for reasons for optimism.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Marcus Mariota will be in a battle with rookie Desmond Ridder to be the Falcons QB1 this season. In reality Mariota just offers rushing upside. Outside of that he is not a very good passer.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Mo Alie-Cox could find a role this season as the #2 option for Matt Ryan in the Colts offense. Outside of streaming though, Cox doesn't hold much value.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: James Washington is an intriguing asset in Dallas this season but doesn't hold much value after that.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Dyami Brown's value was slammed shut with the Commanders drafting Jahan Dotson.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Perine is expected to serve as both the Bengals primary third-down back and as the main backup to Joe Mixon. Given Mixon's injury history Perine could be one of the best handcuffs to draft in fantasy football this season.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: O.J. Howard is in a high-powered offense in Buffalo but will be playing in a backup role for the Bills. While you shouldn't write him off completely, he'll need an injury to Dawson Knox to be relevant in dynasty formats.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: I want to be higher on OJ Howard in a pass-happy offense, but reports from the offseason have been less than stellar.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Mack has an intriguing role within the Texan's offense. If he can win the RB1 job he could be a sleeper for fantasy. It's all dependent on his health.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 13: The Bills drafting James Cook tells you everything you need to know about Zack Moss. Moss was a healthy scratch in multiple games last season and last saw over ten carries in a game in week four. Moss was given the opportunity early on but failed to capitalize and finished the season with just 345 yards and two touchdowns. Moss will be competing with Duke Johnson for the RB3 in the offense and, in my opinion, could be a cut candidate.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Drew Lock is locked in a tight battle with Geno Smith for the Seahawks QB1. While Lock has the physical tools he's yet to put it together completely at the position. However, if he does start this season he's a great QB3 for your dynasty rosters that you could plug and play when needed.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: He finds himself in a battle to be No. 2 on the depth chart, but with the 49ers bringing back Jeff Wilson, Sermon has the biggest uphill battle among the backs on this list. If you roster Sermon in dynasty, you have to hope that he can somehow find himself in the top three on the depth chart and that injuries push him on the field. If not, he's a sunk cost. Unfortunately, the 49ers drafting Tyrion Davis-Price may have been the final nail in the coffin for Sermon's dynasty value.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: The Cardinals backfield is hard to decipher. James Conner is the feature back in that offense but with his injury history Eno could have a bigger role if he can beat out newly signed Darrel Williams. Williams would most likely get the bell-cow workload if Conner goes down with an injury.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 13: KeShawn Vaughn might go down as one of the biggest dynasty flops in fantasy football. The former first round rookie pick has failed to make much of an impact in his career and the Buccaneers just drafted Rachaad White as their running back of the future.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: I'm low-key excited about what he might be in Jacksonville. He's proven he can be productive when given the opportunity. Only viable in deeper leagues, but I think he's a guy you could get a few starts from if he earns enough snaps.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Arnold had some positive moments for the Jaguars last season, scoring over ten fantasy points in four games but a knee injury knocked him out for the season. He will compete with new tight end even Engram for playing time in 2022.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Shepard is coming off an Achilles injury, and the Giants new coaching staff has added their own weapons in the offense. Shepard is not someone to buy into.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Ruckert received second-round draft capital this off-season. He will compete with C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin for snaps in 2022.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: Fantasy managers will need to be patient with him because it should take a couple of years for him to move into a lead role, but he has a complete game as a blocker and receiver. That will help him stay on the field once he acclimates to the league.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The job to replace A.J. Brown in Tennessee isnâ€™t going to be left to one man. Treylon Burks turns up out of shape and Robert Woods is coming off an ACL tear. The forgotten man is Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. The undrafted third-year man impressed in his first real season in 2021, played in all three receiving positions and his versatility will be crucial to Ryan Tannehill. If Burks and Woods are fully fit, they are likely to see the targets, but that is a big assumption. If Westbrook-Ikhine plays a high percentage of snaps, his fantasy production will surprise fantasy managers.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Foreman signed a free agency contract with the Panthers this off-season and will compete with second-year back Chuba Hubbard for No. 2 duties behind Christian McCaffrey. Hubbard had multiple top 24 weeks last season filling in for CMC and if Foreman can secure the RB2 role he could be a weekly flex option with upside.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Conklin will be fighting his way up the depth chart this off-season. He had five games with over ten fantasy points last season and showed flashes of relevance. If he wins the TE1 job on the Jets, he could be an intriguing dynasty add.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Moreau has almost no dynasty value unless Darren Waller misses extended time.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: A.J. Green could have a solid start to the year with DeAndre Hopkins out. The veteran did have 848 yards receiving last season and could duplicate that production this year.
Jeff Haseley on Jul 25: Frank Reich and his staff are loaded with fast, rangy, tall, big catch-radius receivers, and Granson, albeit a tight end, also fits that role. He will likely be used as such as a hybrid move tight end/receiver in this offense. Fantasy success at the tight end position is difficult to come by in Indianapolis due to multiple options sharing the target share. Granson is a player to watch as he continues to expand his knowledge at the position.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: The SMU product will be in a depth chart battle with rookie Jelani Woods. Granson struggled to break out last season and struggled with run blocking, which is something that won't help you see the field.
Craig Lakins on Jul 26: It seems like what could NOT happen for him to kickstart a successful career just happened. He'll now miss his entire rookie season before it ever got started.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Time will tell if Justyn Ross is healthy enough to play football, but he's worth a stash until then.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Rutgers' 5-foot-10, 216-pound running back rushed for 647 yards and five touchdowns last season and ran a 4.37 at the combine. He has value playing in Kansas City's offense but only if he makes the roster.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: Jennings is a grinder. His willingness to run block will keep him on the field and he's never going to get tackled by the first defender. He has a knack for making big plays, but I'm not sure that will ever translate to much fantasy football success.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: UNless the Buccaneers address their tight end room, Brate will have a chance to start for them. His last good season happened in 2016, but he could have some value in 2022.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Abram Smith got a guaranteed contract of $222,000 after going undrafted in the 2022 NFL draft. With Alvin Kamara's legal troubles still unknown, Smith has value in deeper leagues.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Scott was much more involved in the offense last season than many people thought he would be. He earned 87 carries and scored seven touchdowns being used primarily in the Redzone. Scott should see his volume decrease this season.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 6: Darrel Williams had over 1,000 yards last season for the Kansas City Chiefs. His value lies in the passing game, where he had 47 receptions for 452 yards and two touchdowns. He will be serving as James Connerâ€™s primary backup, and while Conner had a great season in 2021, Williams could be in line for heavy usage if Conner goes down with an injury. Williams will also serve as the Cardinals third-down back and will have value in PPR formats. He showed last season he could lead the team as their RB1 when Clyde Edwards-Helaire went down with an injury averaging just over 18 FPTS/G when he was the starter.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Jeff Wilson re-signed this off-season on a one-year deal. In four years under Kyle Shanahan, he has rushed for 1,265 yards and scored 17 total touchdowns. Wilson has shown flashes of potential over the last four years but hasn't been able to stay healthy to be a realistic fantasy option for fantasy managers. Even last year, he only played in nine games, but in two of those, he did score at least 15 FPTS/G.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: As long as Joe Nixon and Samaje Perine are both healthy Evans has an uphill battle at carving out a role in that Bengal's offense.
Nick Whalen on Jul 19: 23 year old QB with 1st round pedigree that hasn't had his starting opportunity yet. He has a strong arm and he's a good athlete for a QB as well. Just need to stash him in dynasty.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: He just has not shown anything on the field in his limited opportunities thus far. The Packers' use of a 1st round pick on him looks even worse with time.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Jordan Love's value took a hit as soon as they signed Aaron Rodgers to a multiyear contract extension this off-season. Love has demonstrated tools that could land him a starting job somewhere in the NFL but as of now he's stuck as a career backup.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The Dolphins appear to have a crowded backfield. Chase Edmonds has the money and the explosiveness. Raheem Mostert is now 30 and often injured. Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed are carryovers from the previous regime. That leaves Sony Michel as the likely workhorse back. Over the last six regular-season games with the Rams, Michel logged over 500 rushing yards and three touchdowns. At his current draft price, Michel offers bottom-end RB2 possibilities.
Craig Lakins on Jun 26: Sadly, I believe Mr. Carson is finished. His neck injury appears to be too much to overcome to get back on the field. He's been a lot of fun to follow during his career, so I hope that I'm wrong here. I just don't see it happening.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Until we know the significance of Carson's neck injury it's hard to rank him for dynasty. If you have him on your roster it's a wait and see game.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Watkins is well into the veteran stage of his career but has only just turned 29. The loss of Davante Adams will be hard to replace, but expecting Allen Lazard or Christian Watson to be preferred at this stage is speculation. Aaron Rodgers will throw to his best receiver and that may very well be Sammy Watkins. Of course, there is a risk with Watkins. He may not even make the final roster. At his current price, he carries little risk and the upside is much higher if he catches the eye of Rodgers.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: There are just too many mouths to feed in the Patriots offense for Agholor to be relevant.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Cephus is a favorite of the coaching staff but with all the additions in this offense, it will be a difficult path for him to earn targets.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 8: Patterson is absolutely buried on the depth chart. To become relevant he'll likely need someone in front of him to be injured.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: Hard to believe he's a free agent as of this writing (July 5), but at 33, age may have finally caught up to the first ballot Hall-of-Famer.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: He'll turn 29 in November and plays in what should be a bad offense. I don't see much to like here going forward. He may provide some decent games in 2022.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Kevin Harris rushed for more than 1,000 yards in the SEC his sophomore season and has a solid frame. The issue with Harris is his landing spot. The Patriots have a plethora of running backs and its hard to determine just who holds any dynasty value.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Teddy Bridgewater's only value would be if Tua Tagovailoa was to get hurt. Which based on Tua's injury history isn't out of the question. Even if teddy was to start he's not a very good fantasy option.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: Baltimore loves to use multiple TEs. I really liked Likely as a prospect out of Coastal Carolina. With a more advanced skillset as a pass catcher, I'm banking on him to rise to a more fantasy-relevant role than fellow rookie Charlie Kolar.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: There's a possible role for Ricky Seals-Jones if he can beat out rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: As much as we want Gardner Minshew to be a thing in this league he's just a back-up quarterback.
Jeff Haseley on Jul 25: Tommy Tremble had seven games with 2+ receptions as a rookie in 2021 and remains a player who should continue to develop in Carolina's offensive structure in 2022 and beyond.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Tremble will stay on the field because of his blocking ability but is a dart throw in fantasy. With Baker Mayfield in Carolina now, he does have some upside.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 1: Huntley showed that he was a competent backup in 2021. He would complete 65% of his passes and throw for 1,081 yards and three touchdowns. Huntley's real value comes from his legs, where he showed to be a weapon in the Raven's offensive scheme, rushing for 294 yards and two touchdowns.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Damien Williams has a chance to fantasy relevant in 2022. He'll only compete with Cordarrelle Patterson and Tyler Allgeier for carries this season. With the lack of weapons on the Atlanta roster Patterson could be used in other roles leaving the door open for Allgeier and Williams in a potentially run heavy offensive scheme.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: Rex Burkhead is the forgotten man of the Houston backfield. Marlon Mack and Dameon Pierce are expected to be the main competition for starting roles. Mack had an Achilles tear in 2020 that is usually difficult for running backs to recover from. Pierce is a fourth-round rookie. These players both carry historical risk. Burkhead is 32, but against the Chargers in December he recorded 149 yards and two touchdowns.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: White underwent season-ending hip surgery last season and hasn't been able to perform on the practice field as of yet. He has value in PPR formats if he's healthy and could find himself a role this season.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Hill missed the end of last season with a knee injury. Given that the Packers re-signed Aaron Jones Hill's value will rely on an injury.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Jalen Reagor needs a new team.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: I still think the talented WR that was drafted in the 1st round is in there somewhere, but he's running out of time to prove it.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Sam Howell may be better than Carson Wentz but 5th round draft capital does not excite me as a fantasy manager. He's a long shot.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: I'm holding out hope that he's next in line when Kelce moves on. He'll need to step into a bigger role this season.
Craig Lakins on Jul 3: Turner was highly productive as a senior at Nevada and there is opportunity in Washington with Logan Thomas likely to miss time early in 2022.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Parham will serve as the #2 tight end for the Chargers behind newly acquired Gerald Everett. He's an athletic player at the position and could have some boom weeks in the offense if Everett misses time.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Bates should start the year as the backup to Logan Thomas, but with Thomas's injury history, he could start a few games this season. He was efficient last season when he saw snaps on the field.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Sam Darnold started off the season as good as any quarterback scoring a combined ten touchdowns and averaging just over 24 FPTS/G. Unfortunately for the Panthers that trend did not continue and Darnold struggled down the stretch. There is a small glimmer of hope for him as a quarterback but its fading quickly.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 1: Trask only has value if Tom Brady goes down with an injury.
Andy Hicks on Aug 7: The retirement announcement by Rob Gronkowski appears fairly strong. That said if Tampa Bay is high in playoff considerations and they need help at Tight End, I can see a situation where he plays down the stretch. A full season, not so much.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Rob Gronkowski has reportedly retired, but he's staying right here in the rankings until the start of the pre-season. There is a chance Gronk could come out of retirement after the pre-season or during. Until then, hold him on your rosters if he decides to be reunited with Brady in Tampa. Gronk is a top-ten tight end when healthy and not retired.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Ty Johnson is not a good running back.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Knight has value at a runner but his landing spot all but determined his fate for dynasty. He also has very limited receiving upside.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Smith had some flashes last season but with the new additions to the team, he'll struggle to score managers' fantasy points.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Reynolds signed a two-year 12 million dollar deal to stay in Detroit but won't be fantasy relevant.
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Slayton is a great dynasty stash right now. He has a chance to be the Giants WR3 and has shown flashes of productivity. He could be an asset in this offense.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: If Ealy is on a roster then his pass catching ability will always make him relevant in deeper dynasty leagues.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Carson Strong is a dynasty stash
Kevin Coleman on Jul 7: Johnson had multiple opportunities last season to prove he deserved more playing time but failed to do so. The Russell Gage signing sealed his fate.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: I really hoped he would be in line for a bigger role in 2022, but the acquisition of Russell Gage put a lid on that.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 1: Andy Dalton will be in line to be QB2 on the depth chart for the New Orleans Saints. If Jameis Winston goes down he could provide late season QB value.
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Craig Lakins on Jul 12: Harry gets a fresh start in Chicago where there is little WR talent in the room. I wouldn't project a massive role here, but he gets a chance to earn playing time from the beginning.
Kevin Coleman on May 30: Taylor Heinicke will be in a battle with Sam Howell for QB2 on this roster which is a valuable position to be in given Carson Wentz is the starter. Keep an eye out on this battle in camp.
Craig Lakins on Jul 21: Don't overreact to this signing. It looks more like adding veteran depth. Not sure I see much impact on fantasy output here.
Craig Lakins on Jul 5: He's been a headache to his recent NFL teams and he's a headache I don't want to roster on my fantasy teams. When he registers a full game, his stats are great, but you just never know what's going to happen next.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 1: Bailey Zappe finds himself in a solid backup role. If Mac Jones were to go down Zappe could be an intriguing dynasty add.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Tevin Coleman has too many backs ahead of him to be a relevant dynasty running back.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 1: Kellen Mond will also be battling for the backup job as he is entering year two in the Vikings system. That doesn't bode well for his dynasty value moving forward.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 1: The Steelers told us what they think about Mason Rudolph by bringing in Mitch Trubisky and drafting Kenny Pickett.