This is the time of year when hype grows. Coaches speak highly of all players. Everyone is in the best shape of their life (maybe not Leonard Fournette…). However, it’s important to be able to dig deep and determine which players are entering the season overrated and overvalued in fantasy football leagues. Let’s take a look at a few overrated players.
3 Overrated Quarterbacks
Joe Burrow (CIN)
ECR QB7 | ADP QB6
Joe Burrow is legit in real-life football but is vastly overrated in fantasy football. He’s the QB6 in early best ball ADP despite finishing as a top-5 fantasy quarterback just thrice in 2021. No quarterback scored more fantasy points over expectation, which suggest some regression will hit Burrow in 2022. The Bengals quarterback also rushed for just 118 yards and two TDs. He rushed for fewer yards than Mac Jones, who is notorious for being ranked low across consensus due to his lack of upside as a rusher.
– Andrew Erickson
Aaron Rodgers (GB)
ECR QB12 | ADP QB12
Aaron Rodgers is a Hall of Fame quarterback. He’s also a fringe fantasy QB1 who will still be drafted rounds ahead of other QBs, on potentially better offenses, simply because of his resume. His 37 TDs last season propped up his middling 4.1K yards passing.
– Joe Pisapia
Matt Ryan (IND)
ECR QB19 | ADP QB19
Over the last three years, Matt Ryan has ranked third, first and 11th in pass attempts. His finishes in QB fantasy scoring over that stretch: 11th, 12th, 20th. Ryan’s recent production has been about quantity, not quality. He’s averaged 7.3 yards per attempt or less in each of the last three seasons, He’s also averaged 24.0 TD passes and 12.3 interceptions over that span. Those are mediocre numbers. The passing volume is going to shrivel with Ryan going from the Falcons to the much more competitive Colts, who feature the best running back in the league, Jonathan Taylor. Maybe Ryan’s efficiency ticks up with a better supporting cast, but the ceiling for Ryan is low-level QB2.
– Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros Staff Consensus 2022 Redraft Fantasy Football Rankings
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