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Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Sleepers, Busts & Round-by-Round Advice (2022)

Jul 30, 2022
Dalton Schultz

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, we share our 2022 fantasy football rankings, advice, and cheat sheets.

This cheat sheet is a handy cliff notes version of our approach to 2022 fantasy football drafts. Our in-depth strategies for the early, middle, and later rounds can be found in our fantasy football draft kit.

And you can find cheat sheets from all of our analysts below.

Fantasy Draft Cheat Sheets

Fantasy Football Redraft Draft Kit

Joe Pisapia’s Overall 2022 Fantasy Football Strategy

I’m investing in wide receivers early and often. Yes, elite RBs are great to have, but the last few years have beaten us over the head with the fact that the early RB approach has far greater volatility. I’d rather take shots on RBs on good offenses, opportunity and upside but use my early draft capital on proven, elite WRs.

At TE, I want value. If Kyle Pitts or Darren Waller slip, I’m listening. If Dalton Schultz is where he should be, he’s mine. I’m all for taking Josh Allen when it comes to single QB leagues. Otherwise, I’m waiting for Matthew Stafford value or Derek Carr/Trey Lance combo meal of floor and upside.

Joe Pisapia’s 2022 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

QB Sleepers: Derek Carr, Kirk Cousins, Trevor Lawrence, Matt Ryan, Justin Fields

QB Busts (in relation to where they’re being drafted): Kyler Murray, Aaron Rodgers

RB Sleepers: J.K. Dobbins, Travis Etienne, AJ Dillon, Devin Singletary, Isaiah Spiller

RB Busts (in relation to where they’re being drafted): Christian McCaffrey, Joe Mixon, Aaron Jones

WR Sleepers: Rashod Bateman, Elijah Moore, Gabriel Davis, Hunter Renfrow, Allen Lazard, Chris Olave, Skyy Moore, Jameson Williams, K.J. Osborn

WR Busts (in relation to where they’re being drafted): Tyreek Hill, DJ Moore,
DK Metcalf

TE Sleepers: Cole Kmet, Irv Smith, David Njoku

TE Busts (in relation to where they’re being drafted): T.J. Hockenson, Dawson Knox

Early-Round Value Picks (Rounds 1-5): Davante Adams, D’Andre Swift, Mike Evans, Kyle Pitts, Michael Pittman

Mid-Round Value Picks (Rounds 6-10): AJ Dillon, Jalen Hurts, Dalton Schultz, Hunter Renfrow, Devin Singletary, Rashod Bateman

Late-Round Value Picks (Round 11 or later): Russell Gage, Allen Lazard, Chris Olave, Isaiah Spiller, Jameson Williams, Cole Kmet

Deep-League Value Picks: Tyler Allgeier, Skyy Moore, Rachaad White, Khalil Herbert, Tyrion Davis-Price, K.J. Osborn

Backup RBs to Target: Alexander Mattison, Rhamondre Stevenson, Ken Walker, Isaiah Spiller, Khalil Herbert

Backup RBs to Avoid: Raheem Mostert, Nyheim Hines, Chris Carson

Rookies to Target: Breece Hall, Jameson Williams, Chris Olave, Skyy Moore, Isaiah Spiller

Rookies to Avoid: Christian Watson, Wan’Dale Robinson

D/STs to Target: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots

D/STs to Avoid: Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers

5-Word Draft Tip: Draft Talent First, Positions Later.

Joe Pisapia’s 2022 Redraft Fantasy Football Rankings



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