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50 Players to Target From The Most Accurate NFL Experts (2022 Fantasy Football)

50 Players to Target From The Most Accurate NFL Experts (2022 Fantasy Football)

It’s important to know who to target and who to pass on when it comes to your fantasy football draft. To get a better sense of players to avoid and others to reach for, use our Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR) and compare them to a player’s average draft position (ADP). Players that are going higher in ADP versus ECR are likely those that you want to reconsider at their current cost. On the flipside, players that experts are higher on versus ADP are those that could be worth reaching for, or at least targeting at their current ADP.

And you can use our expert accuracy rankings to help determine which experts to select when you are building your custom fantasy football draft cheat sheets.

Here’s a look at players the experts are targeting at their current ADP.

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50 Players to Target From The Most Accurate NFL Experts

RK PLAYER NAME TEAM POS ECR VS. ADP
4 Justin Jefferson MIN WR1 2
5 Dalvin Cook MIN RB4 2
15 Alvin Kamara NO RB9 4
30 Michael Pittman Jr. IND WR13 6
32 DJ Moore CAR WR14 12
33 Breece Hall NYJ RB17 8
37 Courtland Sutton DEN WR15 17
38 Mike Williams LAC WR16 11
39 Travis Etienne Jr. JAC RB19 6
44 Brandin Cooks HOU WR19 14
47 J.K. Dobbins BAL RB22 5
49 Allen Robinson II LAR WR21 12
57 Michael Thomas NO WR23 9
58 Darnell Mooney CHI WR24 15
60 Miles Sanders PHI RB27 11
61 JuJu Smith-Schuster KC WR25 15
68 Kareem Hunt CLE RB29 11
71 Rashaad Penny SEA RB30 9
72 Elijah Moore NYJ WR30 12
74 Chase Edmonds MIA RB31 13
76 Rashod Bateman BAL WR32 9
78 Dameon Pierce HOU RB32 40
84 DeVonta Smith PHI WR35 8
93 Allen Lazard GB WR37 9
98 Drake London ATL WR39 7
106 Pat Freiermuth PIT TE11 14
107 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR RB40 8
110 Cole Kmet CHI TE12 24
114 Skyy Moore KC WR46 18
115 Nyheim Hines IND RB42 9
116 Tyler Allgeier ATL RB43 24
118 Jakobi Meyers NE WR48 62
119 Justin Fields CHI QB16 19
121 Hunter Henry NE TE13 48
123 Kenneth Gainwell PHI RB44 16
126 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN TE14 11
129 J.D. McKissic WAS RB47 16
130 Jamaal Williams DET RB48 28
133 Brian Robinson Jr. WAS RB49 27
134 Irv Smith Jr. MIN TE16 27
137 George Pickens PIT WR55 11
138 Noah Fant SEA TE17 39
139 Khalil Herbert CHI RB50 49
140 Matt Ryan IND QB18 28
141 Trevor Lawrence JAC QB19 21
144 Tyler Higbee LAR TE18 78
149 DJ Chark Jr. DET WR59 14
150 Gerald Everett LAC TE19 48
151 David Njoku CLE TE20 24
152 Sony Michel MIA RB53 24

 

Player Notes

Courtland Sutton (WR – DEN)

Entering Year 3, it looked like Courtland Sutton was on the cusp of true elite fantasy WR1 production, but his 2020 season was lost due to a torn ACL in Week 2. It was unclear how productive Sutton would be returning from the devastating knee injury.

But to start the 2021 season, the Broncos wide receiver looked like his old self. He averaged 13.8 fantasy points per game (17th) and had a 27% target share in Weeks 2-7 during the regular season.

It wasn’t until Jerry Jeudy’s return from injury that Sutton – and the rest of the Broncos pass catchers – became obsolete in a crowded, run-heavy offense led by a combination of Lock/Teddy Bridgewater. Nevertheless, Sutton finished the season as the fantasy WR46.

However, even in the anemic offense, Sutton still finished seventh in air yards (1,756), cemented in between Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf, in 2021.

Sutton has a real chance to recapture his elite form another year removed from his ACL injury. It also helps substantially that he has received an ultra upgrade at the quarterback position with Denver’s trade for Russell Wilson.

Wilson has always been an elite downfield passer – he had the sixth-highest passer rating on throws of 20-plus air yards last season – which plays heavily into Sutton’s strengths as a vertical threat.

Mike Williams (WR – LAC)

Mike Williams had the opportunity to take his talents elsewhere this offseason in free agency but decided to stay in Los Angeles with quarterback Justin Herbert. Hard to argue with the choice to sign a three-year deal worth $60M attached to a young superstar quarterback, especially when that quarterback fueled a career year.

He stormed out the gate in 2021 as the WR2 in fantasy through the first five weeks of the season, averaging 94.2 receiving yards and 1.2 receiving touchdowns per game.

Big Mike finished the season as the WR23 in fantasy points per game despite cooling off considerably in the later weeks in addition to leaving a boatload of touchdown production on the table.

He finished sixth in end-zone targets (16) but caught only five for touchdowns.

With positive TD regression on his side, Williams looks like a sneaky candidate to repeat his WR12 overall finish in the half-point scoring format.

Brandin Cooks (WR – HOU)

Brandin Cooks has finished worse than the fantasy WR20 only once since 2015, and that was due to injury. He has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards six times with four different teams during that span.

At just 28 years old, Cooks shows little signs of slowing down. Last season, he was a target and air yards hog, finishing fourth in air yards share (36%) and ninth in target share (24%).

And during the final four games of the season with Davis Mills at quarterback, Cooks was top-10 in fantasy points per game (15.0) to go along with a top-5 target rate per route run (33%).

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