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NFL Offense Consensus Rankings (2022 Fantasy Football)

Jul 12, 2022
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Our analysts ranked all 32 NFL offenses, and we used those choices to create consensus rankings. Below are our comprehensive rankings, complete with a breakdown of every NFL offense.

Previously, our analysts took a look at NFL head coaches and their staffs, the most overrated and underrated players, the top rookies, the top breakout candidates, the safest pick on each NFL team, and more:

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1. Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen is the first QB in some time to finish QB1 in consecutive years. The one knock on the Bills coming into last year was the run game balance or lack thereof, but Devin Singletary‘s strong finish and the drafting of James Cook have alleviated any remaining doubts about this offense.
Joe Pisapia

2. Los Angeles Chargers

Justin Herbert is directing a high-octane offense in Los Angeles again in 2022. Last season the Chargers were fifth in points per game and second in red-zone scoring attempts per game, and there’s no reason to think that changes. The aerial attack remains headlined by Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Austin Ekeler, with solid tertiary pieces around them. With Isaiah Spiller and Gerald Everett added to the cupboard this offseason, its wheels up for the Bolts.
Derek Brown

3. Cincinnati Bengals

The offensive line was their glaring off-season issue and the Bengals addressed that fault. The Bengals are arguably the deepest and most skilled offense in the league. They’re also one of the younger ones, which is important when it comes to modern day NFL standard. The O-Line tweaks make them Top 3 and it’s scary to think this “complete” unit could be even better in 2022.
Joe Pisapia

4. Kansas City Chiefs

Since Patrick Mahomes entered the league in 2017, the Chiefs have finished either first or second in yards per play every year — including Mahomes’ rookie season, when he only made one start. Mahomes is coming off his worst NFL season, but “worst” for Mahomes is still a level that 25 other NFL teams covet (and it would be foolish to bet against a rebound). Andy Reid has long been an elite play caller — a mad scientist constantly devising new ways to befuddle defenses and get his skill players into space. The Chiefs have one of the better offensive lines in the league, and Travis Kelce is still the NFL’s premier pass-catching TE. WR Tyreek Hill‘s lethal speed will be hard to replace, but the Chiefs’ WR corps is now deeper and more diverse than it has been. The RBs are … who cares? It’s the Chiefs — they’re all about the passing game. Three of my colleagues have the Kansas City offense ranked outside the top three, which is baffling. I have the Chiefs ranked No. 1.
Pat Fitzmaurice

5. 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.
Matthew Freedman

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.
Matthew Freedman

7. Dallas Cowboys

Pick an offensive category. I can promise you the Dallas Cowboys were near the top of the list in everyone. In 2021 Dallas ranked first in points per game, second in points per play, seventh in EPA and success rate per play, and sixth in total plays. While the team lost Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup could be slow out the gate, this roster still has plenty of firepower to repeat those mouthwatering numbers this year.
Derek Brown

8. San Francisco 49ers

Trey Lance will add a different dynamic to this stout offense. Lance’s scrambling ability and strong arm will provide playmaking opportunities that Jimmy Garoppolo could never. Last season the 49ers finished sixth in EPA per play and 12th in offensive success rate. Adding Lance to a talented cast including George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, and Elijah Mitchell equals scoreboard fireworks in 2022.
Derek Brown

9. Denver Broncos

The Broncos somehow managed to finished 12th in positive EPA/dropback last season despite rolling out below-average QBs. The credit goes to the vast array of talent skill players in Mile High, ranging from WR Courtland Sutton to RB Javonte Williams and TE Noah Fant. Adding Russell Wilson into the mix is what makes this team a Super Bowl-caliber roster because they finally have an offense that match their top-10 defense.
Andrew Erickson

10. 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 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.
Matthew Freedman

11. Green Bay Packers

Yes, the Packers’ WR situation is problematic, but the rest of their offense is in great shape. It starts with Aaron Rodgers, of course. At age 38, Rodgers is still at the height of his powers, earning his second straight MVP award last season. Pro Bowl-level performers David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins will return from knee injuries to anchor a talented and deep offensive line. Green Bay has thunder and lightning at running back with A.J. Dillon and Aaron Jones. Head coach Matt LaFleur has established himself as one of the best young players in the game. You’re worried about the Packers’ WR deficiency? As Rodgers would say, “R-E-L-A-X.”
Pat Fitzmaurice

12. Philadelphia Eagles

As much as people love to shade Jalen Hurts, he led an offense that was 12th in EPA and points per play last year. With the continued ascension of Hurts and DeVonta Smith coupled with the addition of A.J. Brown, this offense can achieve even greater things this season.
Derek Brown

13. 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.
Matthew Freedman

14. Las Vegas Raiders

If the Raiders stay healthy and new HC Josh McDaniels has the right feel for his new personnel, then Las Vegas could be the sleeper offense of the 2022 season. They already showed a lot of heart down the stretch last year, with poor health and tumultuous circumstances. Adding Davante Adams is absolutely huge for this team and really puts the pressure on opposing defenses.
Joe Pisapia

15. Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals don’t have a great offensive line and they have yet to become a top-10 scoring offense in the Kliff Kingsbury regime, despite posting top-8 yardage numbers the past two seasons. Although there’s no denying the combination of Kingsbury and QB Kyler Murray has improved for three consecutive seasons. The Arizona QB posted career highs across the majority of passing efficiency marks in 2021 — including the No. 1 big-time throw rate (8.1%) from a clean pocket per PFF.
Andrew Erickson

16. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts might not have an explosive offense in 2022, but this could be one of the more efficient offenses in the league. QB Matt Ryan is a significant upgrade over Carson Wentz. Ryan is in the twilight of his career, but he still delivers throws with pinpoint accuracy if given enough time. He was under constant duress in Atlanta last season but should get much better protection from a Colts offensive line that includes standouts Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly and Braden Smith. Jonathan Taylor is a tour de force at running back, offering a rare blend of speed, power and vision. Satellite RB Nyheim Hines excels on passing downs. The WR corps is thin, but Michael Pittman is a worthy alpha whose star is still ascending.
Pat Fitzmaurice

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17. Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins’ have athleticism and explosive playmakers for days in this offense. Care to try and win a foot race in the open field with Tyreek Hill or Jaylen Waddle? I figured not. With blocking help now upfront, all Tua Tagovailoa has to do is play point guard in South Beach, and this team will have no issues putting up points and blowing past consensus expectations.
Derek Brown

18. 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.
Matthew Freedman

19. Detroit Lions

Despite their rank, the Lions have some upside. Yes, Jared Goff is still far from an ideal QB, but they drafted a huge WR talent in Jameson Williams, had Amon-Ra St. Brown emerge in ’21 in his rookie season and could have quite an offense if they get 17 healthy games from D’Andre Swift and T.J. Hockenson. Still some “if’s”, hence the rank, but more appeal than in years past without question.
Joe Pisapia

20. 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.
Matthew Freedman

21. Cleveland Browns

The uncertain status of new Browns QB Deshaun Watson makes this a hard offense to rank. If Watson is hit with a long suspension, the Browns will have to resort to ball control, featuring stud RBs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt as much as possible and hoping backup QB Jacoby Brissett can minimize mistakes and convert enough third downs. With Watson, this offense is dangerous. The offensive line is loaded with talent and among the league’s best. The pass-catching group isn’t great, but newcomer Amari Cooper is a worthy No. 1 receiver. I understand my colleagues’ pessimistic view of this offense in light of the Watson situation, but this ranking is too low for a team with such a terrific offensive line and a strong 1-2 punch at RB.
Pat Fitzmaurice

22. Tennessee Titans

As long as Derrick Henry is 100% this offense will probably rebound a good deal in 2022. Robert Woods and rookie Treylon Burks will sure up the WR position. However, Ryan Tannehill has to prove his turnovers last year were an aberration based on a lack of weapon continuity. The injuries last year to this team were ludicrous some weeks. So, give Tannehill a chance to redeem himself.
Joe Pisapia

23. Pittsburgh Steelers

There’s a lot to like here despite the tepid ranking. RB Najee Haris was a dual-threat revelation as a rookie. TE Pat Freiermuth turned in a strong rookie season, too. Pittsburgh has abundant talent at wide receiver with Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool and rookie George Pickens. But the strengths of the Pittsburgh offense are diminished by some glaring weaknesses that will be hard to overcome. The Steelers failed to adequately address a shabby offsensive line that PFF ranks as the NFL’s third-worst. QB remains an issue, too. Ben Roethlisberger has retired, leaving reclamation project Mitch Trubisky and rookie Kenny Pickett to compete for the job. The Steelers ranked 28th in yards per play last year, and it’s hard to see this being even an average offense in 2022.
Pat Fitzmaurice

24. Carolina Panthers

Good things can happen when you have D.J. Moore and Christian McCaffrey leading the way for your offense. Is Baker Mayfield an elite quarterback? No. Is he in a different area code of quarterback play from Sam Darnold? Absolutely. If McCaffrey can stay healthy and Mayfield can be the short-term answer the team needs, they could revisit the 23.8 points per game they averaged through the first six games last year. That would have ranked 16th in NFL if they had kept up that pace all season.
Derek Brown

25. 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.
Matthew Freedman

26. Washington Commanders

The Commanders have underrated group of skill players headlined by Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson, but injuries and shoddy quarterbacks — among other factors – have soured their perception. Carson Wentz is far from perfect, but his 27 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, and 67.9 PFF passing grade are miles better than Washington’s 20 passing touchdowns, 15 interceptions, and 58.3 PFF passing grade in 2021.
Andrew Erickson

27. New York Giants

Yes, the Giants were putrid last season, ranking 31st in points per game. The 2022 season is the dawning of a new era for Giants’ football. Brain Daboll will author a better offensive system than Jason Garrett. The offensive line will be the best that Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley have ever played with. If Kadarius Toney and Wan’Dale Robinson can step up in a big way, this group will open some eyes.
Derek Brown

28. Jacksonville Jaguars

There’s nowhere to go but up after last year, and I for one am not giving up on Trevor Lawrence. A healthy Travis Etienne will be a huge help both in the rushing and passing game and Christian Kirk (although overpaid) was a nice off-season addition. This team lacked any coherent game plans last year. No matter what you think of Doug Pederson, there will at least be a professional guiding the offense in ’22.
Joe Pisapia

29. Seattle Seahawks

After losing out on the Baker Mayfield sweepstakes, Seattle will trot out a combination of Geno Smith/Drew Lock this season. Both guys have sub-80.0 career passer ratings. Russell Wilson‘s career passer rating (101.8) ranks second all-time among QBs with 100 starts.
Andrew Erickson

30. Chicago Bears

Poor Justin Fields. The Bears traded up in the 2021 NFL Draft to grab their QB of the future, and they’ve done very little to help him ever since. Chicago’s offensive line is among the worst in the league, though second-year OTs Teven Jenkins and Larry Borom offer hope for improvement. Darnell Mooney is a good young receiver, but the rest of the WR corps is made up of journeymen and youngsters with dubious pedigrees. RB David Montgomery is a capable workhorse but not a true difference-maker. Fields has a great arm and can run, but it will be hard for him to maximize his talents with a supporting cast this bad.
Pat Fitzmaurice

31. Houston Texans

No team has a lower aggregated fantasy football ADP than the Houston Texans. Sure, Davis Mills performed above extremely low expectations last season, but this offense only has one reliable piece: Brandin Cooks.
Andrew Erickson

32. Atlanta Falcons

TE Kyle Pitts and WR Drake London could be impactful pass catchers for the next decade, but the immediate outlook for the Atlanta offense is bleak. Marcus Mariota played his way out of the starting job in Tennessee a few years ago and will try to hold off intriguing but flawed prospect Desmond Ridder for the starting job. Jake Matthews and Chris Lindstrom are good offensive linemen, but Atlanta’s O-line has leaks elsewhere. Cordarrelle Patterson was surprisingly effective at RB last year, but he’s 31, and the next-best options at the position are 30-year-old Damien Williams and fifth-round rookie Tyler Allgeier. This is an offense that has some nice pieces but still needs a lot of work.
Pat Fitzmaurice

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