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Derek Brown’s Fantasy Football Rankings, Advice & Cheat Sheet (2022 Fantasy Football)

by Derek Brown | @dbro_ffb | Featured Writer
Jun 26, 2022
Justin Fields

Justin Fields has the talent to be a very valuable fantasy option this upcoming season.

The 2022 NFL season is approaching, so it’s time to prepare for your fantasy football draft. What better way to do that than to practice drafting with our free mock draft simulator! Beyond our tools, we’ll also have you covered throughout the draft prep season with our content.

To help you dominate your fantasy football draft, Derek Brown shares his 2022 fantasy football rankings, advice, and cheat sheet.

This cheat sheet is a handy cliff notes version of my approach to 2022 fantasy football drafts. My in-depth strategies for the early, middle, and later rounds can be found in our fantasy football draft kit. My perfect draft is the dream scenario, but if you’re unable to land all of those studs, at least gravitate to my targets while sidestepping my avoid players at every turn.

Enjoy drafting. It’s going to be a fun fantasy season.

Fantasy Football Redraft Draft Kit

QB Sleepers

QB Busts

RB Sleepers

RB Busts

WR Sleepers

WR Busts

TE Sleepers

TE Busts

Early-Round Value Picks (Rounds 1-4)

Mid-Round Value Picks (Rounds 5-8)

Late-Round Value Picks (Round 9 or later)

Deep-League Value Picks

Backup RBs to Target

Backup RBs to Avoid

Rookies to Target

  • Drake London (WR – ATL)
  • Breece Hall (RB – NYJ)
  • Skyy Moore (WR – KC)
  • James Cook (RB – BUF)
  • Isaiah Spiller (RB – LAC)
  • Jalen Tolbert (WR – DAL)
  • Tyrion Davis-Price (RB – SF)
  • Hassan Haskins (RB – TEN)
  • Dameon Pierce (RB – HOU)
  • Rachaad White (RB – TB)
  • Wan’Dale Robinson (WR – NYG)
  • Isaiah Pacheco (RB – KC)
  • Jahan Dotson (WR – WAS)
  • Christian Watson (WR – GB)

Rookies to Avoid

DSTs to Target

  • Buffalo Bills
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Denver Broncos
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Cleveland Browns

DSTs to Avoid

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Tennessee Titans

5-Word Draft Tip

Always go get your guys.

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