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Christian Williams on Jul 2: Jonathan Taylor emerged as the top running back for fantasy football in 2021, and it's within reason to believe that he could hold that mantle for years to come. The Colts have a stable, creative rushing attack and involve Taylor in the passing game, making him a high-floor, high-ceiling option in dynasty.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
Christian Williams on Jul 2: Justin Jefferson broke the NFL record for receiving yards in the first two seasons of a player's career, and that was while averaging just 8.8 targets per game in that time frame. Jefferson is arguably the most skilled wide receiver in the NFL playing on his rookie deal on a team that's indicating that they plan to throw the football more. Jefferson could be a fantasy football cheat code for the foreseeable future.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
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.
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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
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.
Jeff Haseley on Jun 1: Breece Hall has the skill set to be one of the next best fantasy running backs in the league. He can be a three-down back from gun but it may take him a few weeks to get acclimated and for the Jets to see what they have in him. The future is bright for Hall, who is only 21 years old.
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.
Adam Wilde on May 24: Breece Hall has the size and three-down ability to be a true workhorse back in a west-coast offense.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
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 Jul 1: 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 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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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
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.
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.
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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
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 Jul 1: 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.
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.
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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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 2021
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 Jul 1: 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.
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 Jul 1: 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.
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.
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 Jul 1: 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.
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 Jul 1: 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.
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 Jul 1: 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.
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 Jul 1: 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.
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.
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 Jul 1: 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 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.
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.
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.
Adam Wilde on May 26: 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.
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 Jul 1: 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
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 May 31: 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 Bear's 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.
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 Jul 1: 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.
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 Jul 1: 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.
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.
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 Jul 1: 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.
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.
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Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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 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 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.
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 Jul 1: 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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
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.
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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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 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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
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 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.
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 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 Jul 1: 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.
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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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 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.
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 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 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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
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 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 Jul 1: 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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 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.
Jeff Haseley on May 23: 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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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: 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.
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 Jul 1: When you draft a tight end expected to be your starter, you are looking for possible top-six production. In other words 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 and Arizona drafted Trey McBride in round two as a receiving specialist. Maybe Ertz has a good game or two, but he is most likely to disappoint your expectations.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Jeff Haseley on May 23: In 13 games in 2021 Davis Mills quietly put forth typical rookie numbers passing for 2,664 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He added 44 yards on the ground on 18 carries. Looking deeper into his stats, he finished with four games of 300-plus yards passing and five games where he had multiple touchdowns. The last five games of 2021 saw him throw 9 touchdowns with 2 interceptions and an average of 251 yards passing. We normally see improvement from second-year quarterbacks, especially those who have moderate success in year one. Mills is one to watch as a player who could take a big leap forward in 2022.
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.
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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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
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.
Jeff Haseley on May 23: 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 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 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.
Jeff Haseley on May 23: 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 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.
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 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 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: 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 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.
Jeff Haseley on May 23: 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 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 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.
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: Jerome Ford is a late round stash that could potentially have value in 2023.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 May 30: With so much uncertainty surrounding Baker he's one of the most toxic fantasy assets in fantasy. The Browns came out recently and said they were not going to move the quarterback so as of now he holds no value till he is traded.
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.
Jeff Haseley on May 23: 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 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 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 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.
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.
Andy Hicks on Jul 1: 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 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 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 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.
Jeff Haseley on May 23: 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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: 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: 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.
Jeff Haseley on May 23: 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 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.
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: 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.
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.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Patterson is absolutely buried on the depth chart.
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 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.
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 May 30: As much as we want Gardner Minshew to be a thing in this league he's just a back-up quarterback.
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 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.
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: 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 Jun 1: Trask only has value if Tom Brady goes down with an injury.
Kevin Coleman on Jun 14: Ty Johnson is not a good running back.
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.
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Kevin Coleman on May 30: Carson Strong is a dynasty stash
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.
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.
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: 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 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.