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Matthew Freedman’s NFL Offense Rankings (2022 Fantasy Football)

Jul 25, 2022
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Our analysts ranked all 32 NFL offenses, and we used those choices to create consensus rankings. Below are Matthew Freedman’s NFL Offense Rankings, complete with notes about several of his selections.

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Matthew Freedman’s NFL Offense Rankings

RANK TEAM
1 Buffalo Bills
2 Kansas City Chiefs
3 Los Angeles Rams
4 Los Angeles Chargers
5 Cincinnati Bengals
6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7 Dallas Cowboys
8 San Francisco 49ers
9 Green Bay Packers
10 Baltimore Ravens
11 Denver Broncos
12 Arizona Cardinals
13 Philadelphia Eagles
14 Minnesota Vikings
15 Las Vegas Raiders
16 New England Patriots
17 Indianapolis Colts
18 New Orleans Saints
19 Miami Dolphins
20 Detroit Lions
21 Tennessee Titans
22 Cleveland Browns
23 Carolina Panthers
24 New York Giants
25 Pittsburgh Steelers
26 Jacksonville Jaguars
27 Washington Commanders
28 New York Jets
29 Chicago Bears
30 Seattle Seahawks
31 Houston Texans
32 Atlanta Falcons

 

3. Los Angeles Rams

The Rams have been top-12 in offensive yards each season of HC Sean McVay’s tenure. They can consistently move the ball and might be even better in QB Matthew Stafford‘s second year in the system.

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On the one hand, WR Antonio Brown is gone, WR Chris Godwin (knee) is likely to miss part of the season and TE Rob Gronkowski is retired (temporarily?). On the other hand, the Buccaneers still have QB Tom Brady, who has guided the team to top-three finishes in points scored in each of the past two seasons. Time remains undefeated: This could be the year in which Brady finally declines … but we might be too low on the Bucs.

10. Baltimore Ravens

We are probably too low on the Ravens. In QB Lamar Jackson‘s two seasons with 15-plus games, the Ravens were Nos. 1 & 7 in scoring. And as bad as you might think they were last year, they were still No. 6 in yardage. As long as Jackson doesn’t suffer an injury, this offense will move.

14. Minnesota Vikings

I’m low on the Vikings offense relative to the other rankers. I like QB Kirk Cousins (8.1 AY/A in four years with team). I like WR Justin Jefferson (NFL-record 3,016 yards receiving in first two seasons). I like RB Dalvin Cook (4,955 yards, 36 touchdowns over the past three seasons). But WR Adam Thielen is aging (32 years old when the season starts). The offensive line is average. And I’m dubious that new HC Kevin O’Connell actually is the second coming of Sean McVay, given that in his one year as an offensive coordinator without McVay (2019, WAS) he oversaw the offense that scored the fewest points in the NFL (16.6 points per game). I’m not saying O’Connell can’t successfully implement the McVay offense in Minnesota — but we shouldn’t assume that he will.

16. New England Patriots

The Patriots are without longtime OC Josh McDaniels, but his loss could be outweighed by the continued development of second-year QB Mac Jones, who last year was No. 8 in success rate (50.5%, per RBs Don’t Matter). I think people underappreciate the real chance Jones has to develop into a star.

18. New Orleans Saints

I’m high on the Saints relative to the other rankers. They still have a respectable offensive line even with the departure of LT Terron Armstead, and they have too much raw talent (QB Jameis Winston, RB Alvin Kamara and WRs Michael Thomas, Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry) for me to put them in the 20s unless we get news that Kamara is suspended for more than half the season or Thomas is struggling in his rehab from ankle surgery.

28. New York Jets

The Jets have a potential-laden offensive line and an exciting group of playmaking skill-position players (RBs Breece Hall & Michael Carter and WRs Elijah Moore & Garrett Wilson). But they also have QB Zach Wilson, who was horrible last year (5.3 AY/A). The best thing he has going for him is that he spells his name with an “h” … not joking.

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