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Pat Fitzmaurice’s Fantasy Football Rankings, Advice & Cheat Sheet (2022 Fantasy Football)

Jun 24, 2022
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In a league that requires you to start three WRs every week, you should hammer the WR position early. Your goal should be to overwhelm your competitors at WR — ideally, your WR4 will be better than everyone else’s WR3 and maybe even some people’s WR2.

Injury rates are high at RB, and we see lightly regarded RBs fall into high-leverage roles every season. It’s much rarer for a lightly regarded wide receiver to become a breakout star. You’re better off sinking more draft capital into a position with low volatility than one with high volatility.

It’s OK to spend up at either QB or TE, but not at both positions. The RB and WR positions are critical, and if you pay for luxury brands at both QB and TE, you’re bound to be weak at either RB or WR.

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Pat Fitzmaurice’s 2022 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

QB Sleepers: Trey Lance, Trevor Lawrence, Daniel Jones

QB Busts (in relation to where they’re being drafted): Tom Brady, Russell Wilson

RB Sleepers: Rhamondre Stevenson, Rachaad White, Zamir White

RB Busts (in relation to where they’re being drafted): Josh Jacobs, J.K. Dobbins, Damien Harris

WR Sleepers: Kadarius Toney, Jahan Dotson, Will Fuller, David Bell, K.J. Osborn

WR Busts (in relation to where they’re being drafted): A.J. Brown, Jaylen Waddle, Chris Godwin

TE Sleepers: Adam Trautman, Harrison Bryant

TE Busts (in relation to where they’re being drafted): Pat Freiermuth, Mike Gesicki

Early-Round Value Picks (Rounds 1-5): Mike Evans, Breece Hall, Michael Pittman, A.J. Dillon

Mid-Round Value Picks (Rounds 6-10): Brandin Cooks, Miles Sanders, Rashod Bateman, Trey Lance

Late-Round Value Picks (Round 11 or later): Kenny Golladay, Cole Kmet, Nyheim Hines, Jahan Dotson

Deep-League Value Picks: K.J. Osborn, Adam Trautman, Sammy Watkins, Devin Duvernay

Backup RBs to Target: Rhamondre Stevenson, Melvin Gordon, Nyheim Hines, Darrel Williams

Backup RBs to Avoid: James Cook, Ronald Jones, Raheem Mostert

Rookies to Target: Breece Hall, Jahan Dotson, David Bell, Zamir White

Rookies to Avoid: Jameson Williams, Kenny Pickett, Isaiah Spiller, Wan’Dale Robinson

D/STs to Target: Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers

D/STs to Avoid: Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings

5-Word Draft Tip: Load up on wide receivers.

Pat Fitzmaurice’s 2022 Redraft Fantasy Football Rankings

 

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