4 Late-Round Wide Receivers to Target (2022 Fantasy Football)
Here are late-round draft picks our analysts are targeting in their 2022 fantasy football drafts. You can find all of the players they are targeting and avoiding through the links below, which are included in our full 2022 Fantasy Football Draft Kit.
Players to Target & Avoid
- Matthew Freedman: (Target | Avoid)
- Pat Fitzmaurice: (Target | Avoid)
- Derek Brown: (Target | Avoid)
- Andrew Erickson: (Target | Avoid)
- Joe Pisapia: (Target | Avoid)
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4 Late-Round Wide Receivers to Target
Will Fuller (WR – FA)
Fuller is still a free agent, but I bet he’ll sign with a team by August, and when that happens, his draft position and consensus ranking will rise, so I’m looking to get ahead of that now. For his career, Fuller has averaged 9.2 yards per target. Over the past five years, Fuller hasn’t played more than 11 games in any season, so he’s the human embodiment of a red flag – but his 166-2,501-22 receiving stat line for the past half-decade prorates to 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns over a 17-game season. You can’t ignore Fuller’s upside at his price.
– Matthew Freedman
Kadarius Toney (WR – NYG)
Toney’s rookie season got off to a rough start when he sustained a hamstring injury that cost him much of training camp. He barely played in Weeks 1-2, then played a 66% snap share in Week 3 and caught two passes for 16 yards.
Then came the eruption: six catches for 78 yards against the Saints in Week 4 and 10 catches for 189 yards against the Cowboys in Week 5 (plus one carry for seven yards).
Toney played only six snaps in Week 6 before aggravating an ankle injury, and he was thwarted by a medley of ailments the rest of the season. That he dealt with so many minor injuries in a single season is concerning, but less concerning than if he were trying to come back from a torn ACL or some other major injury.
It’s also disconcerting that Toney was the subject of offseason trade rumors and that the Giants spent a second-round draft pick on a similar type of player, Wan’Dale Robinson.
These things would be more concerning if his ADP were WR24. However, Toney’s ADP at the last check was WR47. That’s a very reasonable cost for the chance to get a full season of this:
— Winks (@HaydenWinks) June 6, 2022
– Pat Fitzmaurice
Allen Lazard (WR – GB)
Allen Lazard is not a highlight reel WR talent, but he’s the last man standing in the Packers’ WR corps, and the quality volume will be there for the taking in 2022. In addition, he has familiarity with Rodgers, and Rodgers has expressed confidence in him. That’s enough for me to spend that draft capital on him as a WR3/flex play.
– Joe Pisapia
Drake London (WR – ATL)
London is precisely the kind of rookie receiver I want to take a chance on. He’s big (6-4, 219 pounds), he’s young (21 years old in July), and he’s entering the NFL early (as a junior). He has elite draft capital (pick No. 8), and he had strong college production (88-1,084-7 receiving in eight games in his final season). The USC product could be the next Larry Fitzgerald or Mike Evans with those attributes. If I’m a year too early in drafting him, so be it.
– Matthew Freedman
FantasyPros Staff Consensus 2022 Redraft Fantasy Football Rankings