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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2022 Draft Rankings

David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 32. David Montgomery RB - (vs . MIN)
Darnell Mooney Note
Darnell Mooney photo 60. Darnell Mooney WR - (vs . MIN)
Darnell Mooney is already a star in the making. The third-year receiver looks primed to cement himself as the Chicago Bears' true No. 1 wide receiver. He already operated as the team's No. 1 for most of the 2021 season, ranking as the WR27 in half-point fantasy scoring through 17 weeks. Mooney also finished the last four weeks of the season ninth in target share (27%) and fifth in route participation (95%).

With nobody worth much outside of third-year tight end Cole Kmet as legitimate competition, Mooney should build off his 8th-ranked 24% target share from last season.

Byron Pringle, Equanimeous St. Brown and 25-year-old rookie Velus Jones Jr. should only encourage targeting the 24-year-old Mooney in 2022 drafts.
3 weeks ago
Justin Fields Note
Justin Fields photo 121. Justin Fields QB - (vs . MIN)
Fields finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback in his last four full games in 2021, averaging 21.7 fantasy points per game. He also averaged 56 rushing yards per game over his last six.
2 days ago
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 129. Cole Kmet TE - (vs . MIN)
No tight end should make a bigger leap in 2022 than the third-year tight end, whose upside has been capped by a lack of touchdown equity with veteran Jimmy Graham rearing his ugly head the past few seasons. But Graham's currently a free agent, opening the door for Kmet to smash in 2022.

Kmet's eighth-ranked route participation and seventh-ranked target share (17%) from 2021 hardly aligns with his fantasy production - no tight end finished with more fantasy points under expectation (-36.6) than the Notre Dame product in 2021.

That designation is a sign Kmet is due for a fantasy breakout. It signaled as much for guys like Zach Ertz and Dawson Knox, who scored fewer points than expected in 2020 before contributing in fantasy this year. Both tight ends finished 2021 as top-10 options at the position in fantasy points per game.

The Chicago Bears hired offensive coordinator Luke Getsy to pair with second-year quarterback Justin Fields. Getsy should be able to build an offense more conducive to Fields' mobility - something he had success with at Mississippi State as its former OC.

An overall offensive boost should help fuel Kmet as 2022's breakout tight end. He has the requisite size and athleticism, sporting an 87th-percentile height, 88th-percentile vertical jump, and 89th-percentile broad jump.

Kmet checks off all the boxes for a tight end breakout, and that's exactly why I have him ranked three spots ahead of consensus at TE13.
6 days ago
Khalil Herbert Note
Khalil Herbert photo 175. Khalil Herbert RB - (vs . MIN)
One of my favorite cheap back targets is Khalil Herbert. David Montgomery is on the final year of his rookie contract, and the new coaching regime will have no loyalty toward him. That could open the door for Herbert to earn a larger role, which he more than deserves after how well he played in 2021.

Herbert was PFF's fourth-highest-graded rusher (84.6) from Weeks 5-8 with Montgomery sidelined. The rookie rushed for at least 72 yards in all four games. Montgomery rushed for 72 yards four times all season.
1 day ago
Byron Pringle Note
Byron Pringle photo 256. Byron Pringle WR - (vs . MIN)
Chicago Bears Note
Chicago Bears photo 271. Chicago Bears DST - (vs . MIN)
Cairo Santos Note
Cairo Santos photo 295. Cairo Santos K - (vs . MIN)
Darrynton Evans Note
Darrynton Evans photo 322. Darrynton Evans RB - (vs . MIN)
Velus Jones Jr. Note
Velus Jones Jr. photo 359. Velus Jones Jr. WR - (vs . MIN)
Equanimeous St. Brown Note
Equanimeous St. Brown photo 423. Equanimeous St. Brown WR - (vs . MIN)
Ryan Griffin Note
Ryan Griffin photo 441. Ryan Griffin TE - (vs . MIN)
James O'Shaughnessy Note
James O'Shaughnessy photo 467. James O'Shaughnessy TE - (vs . MIN)
Trestan Ebner Note
Trestan Ebner photo 492. Trestan Ebner RB - (vs . MIN)
David Moore Note
David Moore photo 501. David Moore WR - (vs . MIN)