You can find my quarterback rankings, predictions and full cheat sheet below, but first I want to talk about some of my thoughts on the position and some recent updates to those rankings.
Rankings by Position: QB | RB | WR | TE
I haven’t made many changes to quarterback prospects over the past six weeks while I wait to see positive reports from receivers in training camp while I wait for confirmation on who will start for some NFL teams.
Last week I bumped Joe Burrow to show his potential ceiling. He has a young developing receiving corps that points to league highs in passing yards and touchdowns.
Next week, Jared Goff is under-projected in my rankings and I have to move him up to at least QB2 status. D’Andre Swift is an elite pass-catching defender, and the combination of Amon-Ra St. Brown and TJ Hockenson sets the bar high. Also, there are positive reports about DJ Chark’s playing.
Jameis Winston’s ranking still hasn’t changed due to missing time in August with a foot problem. Michael Thomas started to pick up speed in drafts, which should show in drafts, but he landed on the injury report this week with a minor hamstring issue.
Aaron Rodgers is No. 12 in early quarterback projections, but his receiving corps has a wide range of results. Romeo Dubs’ success in the preseason generated some buzz, but that’s a short sample size when you’re playing a backup quarterback. Green Bay will certainly give its veteran receivers a chance early in the season, but Rodgers can’t rank higher at the quarterback position without his young wide receivers developing into starters.
2022 FANTASY FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS AND RANKINGS
PROJECTIONS TEAM BY TEAM
More about my rankings and predictions
I walk through the NFL playing field each season to get a feel for each team’s offensive structure. The goal is to get a baseline of a player’s outlook, using previous seasons to highlight rushing and passing splits. Any changes in the coaching staff or personnel present different opportunities for some players. I want to highlight each player’s ceiling while being careful not to make an impact unless I see something on a scouting report or a potential change in a player’s opportunity. At the same time, I have to keep up with player news and coach talk in training camp.
After I’m done with player projections, I archive my results, showing how I came to my conclusion in each team’s offensive profile. In the summer, this statistic is variable. Although my fantasy point scores come out as a ranking, the viewer needs to understand the history of each player. They also need to see how close some groups of players rank. The difference between about 10 players can be as little as 10 fantasy points. Knowing the lineup of players, each person should have their own opinion to make decisions on draft day.
I never want to make predictions that match past results or current ADP. That wouldn’t be fair. After getting a feel for the player pool, I need to compare my views with other drafters to find potential draw opportunities. Each draft site has different scoring and ranking systems in the draft room. To become a better drafter, getting in sync with the draft flow is essential to improving your chances of winning.
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