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Derek Brown’s Must-Draft RB & WR Targets (2022 Fantasy Football)

by Derek Brown | @dbro_ffb | Featured Writer
Aug 15, 2022
Trestan Ebner

Derek Brown shares running backs and wide receivers he’s targeting at different areas of fantasy football drafts. Check out his targets ahead of the 2022 NFL season.

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Derek Brown’s Must-Draft RB & WR Targets

Running Backs

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC)

Kenneth Gainwell (PHI)

Kenneth Gainwell was in the backfield mix all season long, but he wasn’t given a prominent role. The most we saw of Gainwell was 53% of the snaps played in Week 18, where he turned his 16 touches into 87 total yards. With Jordan Howard not returning, he’s in the running with Boston Scott and Kennedy Brooks to mix in behind Miles Sanders. Gainwell was sixth in yards per route run last season, which isn’t shocking considering his receiving chops coming out of Memphis. His ability as a pass-catcher could be his easiest path to earning more playing time this season.

Trestan Ebner (CHI)

Wide Receivers

Elijah Moore (NYJ)

Christian Kirk (JAC)

Wan’Dale Robinson (NYG)

Wan’Dale Robinson concluded his career at Kentucky with a 98th percentile college target share and 95th percentile breakout age (per Playerprofiler.com). Last year he was 18th in yards per route run and 13th in receiving yards from the slot (minimum 20 slot targets, per PFF). He’ll compete for targets in year one for targets against Kadarius Toney, dusty Kenny Golladay, and Sterling Shepard, who is recovering from an Achilles tendon rupture. It doesn’t take a wild imagination to envision Robinson taking over the slot role and leading the team in targets this season. He’s an upside later-round flier in all formats.

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