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Derek Brown’s Players to Avoid (2022 Fantasy Football)

by Derek Brown | @dbro_ffb | Featured Writer
Jun 10, 2022
Josh Jacobs

The 2022 NFL season is approaching, which means 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 will have you covered throughout the draft prep season with our content.

One of the most important aspects of completing a successful fantasy football draft is knowing who to target. Sure, there could be “value” that presents itself through the draft, but sometimes there’s a reason a player is falling down draft boards. You need to know when to scoop up value and when to move on. Here are Derek Brown’s top players to avoid in 2022 fantasy football drafts.

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Derek Brown’s Players to Avoid


Trevor Lawrence (QB – JAC)

Even when I find myself waiting on quarterbacks, I’ll happily skip over Trevor Lawrence in drafts. Yes, the Urban Meyer experience was painful for everyone involved, including Lawrence, but it’s difficult to envision an upside scenario for him this season despite Meyer being jettisoned. Last year among quarterbacks with 200 or more dropbacks, he finished with the 11th-lowest big-time throw rate and the sixth-lowest adjusted completion rate (per PFF). So even projecting a step forward only likely puts him in the middle of the road in those categories.


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