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Dynasty Football Rankings: 2022 Preseason Update

These dynasty football rankings are fluid and should be used as a general guide to value players. Many players’ values are dependent on whether a roster is contending for a title or in the process of rebuilding. As such, certain veterans ranked below younger prospects in my rankings could still be worth acquiring in a trade straight up for a contender, and some high-upside prospects may make more sense for a rebuilding team even if ranked below some veteran producers at the position.

The influx of a talented 2022 rookie class has shaken up these dynasty football rankings quite a bit, as high-upside rookies like Breece Hall and Drake London have become immediate top-100 dynasty assets. Trades that occurred during the NFL Draft like A.J. Brown to Philadelphia and Marquise Brown to Arizona have also created ripple effects throughout the rankings. Taking into account team need and roster construction, here are my updated top-200 dynasty football rankings assuming a standard 1QB format with PPR scoring (you can find my superflex rankings here). And be sure to check back for updated dynasty rankings as depth charts shake up during the preseason!


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Dynasty Football Rankings

Last updated on Friday, August 5th.

RankPos RkPlayerPosTeamComments
1RB1Jonathan TaylorRBIND
2WR1Justin JeffersonWRMIN
3WR2Ja'Marr ChaseWRCIN
4TE1Kyle PittsTEATL
5RB2Najee HarrisRBPIT
6RB3Christian McCaffreyRBCAR
7RB4Saquon BarkleyRBNYG
8RB5Javonte WilliamsRBDENWilliams was one of the most efficient RBs in the league as a rookie. Even with Gordon back, he's a dynamic player with top-10 RB upside.
9RB6D'Andre SwiftRBDET
10WR3CeeDee LambWRDALWith Cooper gone and Gallup coming off an ACL, Lamb is poised to break out in 2022, especially with DAL 2nd in pace of play last year.
11WR4Cooper KuppWRLAR
12WR5Jaylen WaddleWRMIA
13WR6Deebo SamuelWRSF
14WR7Tee HigginsWRCIN
15RB7Dalvin CookRBMIN
16TE2Mark AndrewsTEBALWith Brown now in ARI, Andrews should continue to serve as a top target for Jackson in BAL, though overall passing volume remains an issue.
17WR8Stefon DiggsWRBUF
18WR9Drake LondonWRATLLondon figures to step into an alpha WR1 role in ATL with a bad defense that will likely force a lot of shootouts.
19TE3Travis KelceTEKC
20TE4George KittleTESF
21QB1Patrick MahomesQBKC
22QB2Josh AllenQBBUF
23QB3Justin HerbertQBLAC
24QB4Lamar JacksonQBBAL
25QB5Kyler MurrayQBARIARI extended Murray to a massive contract and traded for Marquise Brown. Murray is set up for fantasy success for the foreseeable future.
26WR10Courtland SuttonWRDEN
27RB8Alvin KamaraRBNOWith his court date pushed back, it's looking more and more like Kamara won't face suspension until 2023, if at all.
28RB9Joe MixonRBCIN
29RB10Austin EkelerRBLAC
30WR11Davante AdamsWRLVR
31WR12Tyreek HillWRMIA
32WR13Michael PittmanWRIND
33RB11Travis EtienneRBJAXIt sounds like Etienne is fully recovered from his foot injury, which should mean large target volume out of the backfield.
34QB6Trey LanceQBSFLance's floor is Jalen Hurts with more job security, and his ceiling is a Lamar Jackson esque elite fantasy QB.
35QB7Russell WilsonQBDEN
36WR14DK MetcalfWRSEA
37WR15AJ BrownWRPHIBrown has missed time due to injury, and Hurts may not be able to support an elite fantasy WR given his inconsistencies as a passer.
38WR16Marquise BrownWRBALGoing from a run-heavy BAL offense to a fast-paced ARI offense with Hopkins suspended for 6 games bumps Brown up a lot.
39WR17DJ MooreWRCAR
40WR18Jameson WilliamsWRDETWilliams has impeccable body control and blazing speed. Don't expect much as a rookie, but he has elite upside long-term.
41RB12Breece HallRBNYJAn agile runner with good vision and speed, he's a great fit for the Jets' zone scheme but is likely the 1A in a committee backfield.
42RB13Nick ChubbRBCLE
43RB14Cam AkersRBLAR
44RB15Elijah MitchellRBSF
45WR19Diontae JohnsonWRPIT
46RB16Leonard FournetteRBTB
47WR20Jerry JeudyWRDEN
48WR21Chris GodwinWRTB
49WR22Rashod BatemanWRBALBrown traded to ARI expands Bateman's role and target share considerably, but overall target volume in a run-heavy BAL offense remains an issue.
50WR23Elijah MooreWRNYJ
51RB17Aaron JonesRBGB
52RB18Ezekiel ElliottRBDAL
53RB19Antonio GibsonRBWAS
54WR24Terry McLaurinWRWAS
55WR25Chris OlaveWRNOOlave is an excellent route runner and has speed to create big plays downfield. Volume is a short-term concern, but he has high upside long-term.
56RB20Derrick HenryRBTEN
57RB21AJ DillonRBGB
58WR26Allen RobinsonWRLARIt wasn't so long ago that Kupp and Woods both finished as top-12 WRs with Goff. With Stafford, Robinson could see a massive bounce-back.
59WR27Mike EvansWRTBEvans is older, but with Brown gone and Godwin coming off the ACL, he has elite upside in 2022 with Brady back for one more season.
60WR28Keenan AllenWRLAC
61RB22JK DobbinsRBBALThere's significant concern that Dobbins will start the year on the PUP list and may not be 100% healthy for the duration of the 2022 season.
62RB23Josh JacobsRBLVRWith the Raiders having declined his fifth-year option, Jacobs's future looks murky, but he'll be a fine RB2 option for 2022.
63RB24David MontgomeryRBCHI
64WR29Skyy MooreWRKCMoore has already shown well in training camp and could be an immediate starter for KC, giving him WR2 upside with Mahomes.
65WR30Amari CooperWRCLE
66QB8Jalen HurtsQBPHIWhatever PHI decides on Hurts long-term, he's poised to repeat as a top-5 fantasy QB in 2022 with the addition of AJ Brown via trade.
67QB9Joe BurrowQBCIN
68QB10Matthew StaffordQBLAR
69QB11Dak PrescottQBDAL
70WR31Garrett WilsonWRNYJWilson has good burst and route-running and should be a solid contributor for the Jets if they scheme him open to create yards after the catch.
71WR32Treylon BurksWRTENBurks has good hands and can win contested catches, but he profiles as a big slot WR for TEN, so lack of volume and TDs are both worrisome.
72RB25Kenneth WalkerRBSEAA powerful runner with lateral agility, Walker is a great fit to be SEA's early-down RB, but receiving usage and overall offensive efficiency are concerns.
73RB26James CookRBBUFCook has good vision as a runner and is an excellent receiver. In BUF's efficient offense, he could be a dynamic weapon with high fantasy upside.
74WR33DeVonta SmithWRPHI
75WR34DeAndre HopkinsWRARIHopkins is facing a six-game suspension for PEDs and will be 30 years old this season, so he's a rapidly-declining asset for contending teams only.
76TE5TJ HockensonTEDET
77TE6Darren WallerTELVR
78RB27Clyde Edwards-HelaireRBKC
79RB28James ConnerRBARI
80WR35Mike WilliamsWRLAC
81WR36Brandon AiyukWRSF
82WR37Brandin CooksWRHOU
83WR38Michael ThomasWRNO
84TE7Dalton SchultzTEDAL
85TE8Dawson KnoxTEBUF
86RB29Rhamondre StevensonRBNE
87RB30Isaiah SpillerRBLACDespite lacking top-end speed, Spiller is an explosive runner and capable receiver. Ekeler will be 27 this year with little dead money in 2023.
88RB31Chase EdmondsRBMIA
89QB12Kirk CousinsQBMIN
90QB13Derek CarrQBLVRCarr could have a career year with Adams, Waller, and Renfrow. The only concern is LVR's issues on OL.
91QB14Aaron RodgersQBGB
92QB15Tua TagovailoaQBMIA
93QB16Trevor LawrenceQBJAX
94QB17Justin FieldsQBCHIFields has a high fantasy ceiling due to rushing, but CHI's bottom-5 OL and barren WR room are glaring concerns for his development.
95QB18Deshaun WatsonQBCLEWatson's status remains up in the air, but teams out of contention should be targeting him as a top-10 fantasy QB once back on the field.
96RB32Miles SandersRBPHI
97RB33Damien HarrisRBNE
98WR39JuJu Smith-SchusterWRKC
99WR40Jahan DotsonWRWASDotson is a great route-runner and has speed to make big plays. He'll be a good complement to McLaurin but is unlikely to see high target volume.
100WR41George PickensWRPITPickens is a decent route-runner who can make big plays downfield, but he enters a talented receiving room and has injury concerns.
101RB34Kareem HuntRBCLE
102WR42Chase ClaypoolWRPITQB play and the addition of Pickens are both concerns for Claypool. He'll need accurate downfield throws to produce as more than an iffy flex.
103TE9Mike GesickiTEMIA
104TE10Dallas GoedertTEPHI
105TE11Pat FreiermuthTEPIT
106WR43Kadarius ToneyWRNYGThe talent is there, but Toney's off-field history and rumors that the NYG could already be looking to trade him don't bode well for long-term success.
107WR44Gabriel DavisWRBUFWith BUF only having added Crowder and Shakir this offseason, Davis has a chance to secure the no. 2 WR role, giving him a high ceiling.
108WR45Amon-Ra St. BrownWRDETIt was inevitable DET would add more WR help. St. Brown can be a WR3 with Goff targeting the slot, but don't expect his late 2021 WR1 production.
109WR46Darnell MooneyWRCHI
110WR47Russell GageWRTB
111WR48Christian KirkWRJAX
112WR49Christian WatsonWRGBWatson is a size/speed mismatch, but he's a raw route runner with inconsistent hands, so he'll need to develop more to win Rodgers's trust.
113RB35Ronald JonesRBKCJones is on a one-year prove-it deal, but he could see plenty of early-down work and GL touches, which gives him RB2 upside in this KC offense.
114TE12Zach ErtzTEARIErtz averaged 6.1 tgts per gm with Hopkins last year compared to 7.2 tgts per gm when Hopkins was out. He's a TE1 for 2022 with top-5 TE upside.
115QB19Tom BradyQBTBWith a $375M payday waiting for him at Fox Sports, Brady likely only has one final season in him, but he's a solid top-12 QB in fantasy for at least 2022.
116QB20Ryan TannehillQBTENTEN scooped Willis after he fell in the draft, but Tannehill can still hold onto his job if he plays well, and he has much more help at receiver now.
117QB21Mac JonesQBNE
118QB22Zach WilsonQBNYJThe Jets added an impact RB and WR to Wilson's supporting cast during the draft, which should make life easier for Wilson.
119QB23Daniel JonesQBNYG
120QB24Kenny PickettQBPITPickett can go through progressions and avoids turnovers, but he may lack an elite fantasy ceiling. Still, he will be surrounded by weapons in PIT.
121WR50Rondale MooreWRARI
122TE13Cole KmetTECHILack of receiving talent in CHI could make Kmet the no. 2 target behind Mooney, so he has back-end TE1 upside due to potential target volume.
123TE14Albert OkwuegbunamTEDEN
124RB36Michael CarterRBNYJThe addition of Hall relegates Carter to the 1B role at best in the Jets' backfield, making him just a flex play with RB2 upside if Hall were to miss time.
125TE15Noah FantTESEA
126WR51Adam ThielenWRMIN
127RB37Melvin GordonRBDENGordon is likely to cede more work to Williams than he did last year, but he still has some usability as a flex play with upside if Williams were to miss time.
128WR52Tyler LockettWRSEA
129RB38Tony PollardRBDAL
130RB39Alexander MattisonRBMIN
131RB40Khalil HerbertRBCHI
132TE16Irv Smith JrTEMIN
133TE17Robert TonyanTEGB
134TE18Evan EngramTEJAX
135WR53Wan'Dale RobinsonWRNYGRobinson is a YAC playmaker who can be used in a variety of ways and could start for the Giants in the slot as a rookie.
136WR54Allen LazardWRGBWatson could take some targets, but Lazard likely has the most chemistry with Rodgers heading into training camp, so he has fair upside in fantasy.
137WR55Michael GallupWRDAL
138RB41Darrel WilliamsRBARIWith Conner's checkered injury history, Williams has RB2 upside if Conner were to miss time and can be a standalone flex in Edmonds's old role.
139RB42Rashaad PennyRBSEA
140RB43Cordarrelle PattersonRBATL
141RB44Rachaad WhiteRBTBWhite has good vision and agility as a receiver with a high weekly ceiling in PPR if he becomes the complement to Fournette on third-downs.
142RB45Devin SingletaryRBBUFBUF drafting Cook in Rd 2 doesn't bode well for Singletary's workload, but he's still a decent PPR flex with upside for this season.
143RB46Dameon PierceRBHOUA good runner who powers through contact, Pierce should be HOU's early-down back but offers limited fantasy upside barring major TD production.
144RB47JD McKissicRBWAS
145WR56Kenny GolladayWRNYG
146WR57Robert WoodsWRTEN
147WR58Hunter RenfrowWRLVRThe arrival of Adams and presence of Waller caps Renfrow's target volume and fantasy ceiling, so don't expect him to repeat his 2021 production.
148QB25Matt RyanQBIND
149QB26Davis MillsQBHOUHOU is building around Mills for the time being. He's a risk/reward QB in dynasty, but he could be a long-term starter if he plays well in 2022.
150QB27Malik WillisQBTENWillis has the raw tools but will need to develop behind Tannehill. If he can improve as a passer, he'll have a high fantasy ceiling due to rushing upside.
151RB48Pierre StrongRBNEStrong is an elusive and explosive runner who can also catch the ball. He could quickly move up the depth chart in NE and become a PPR flex option.
152RB49Zamir WhiteRBLVRWhite has good vision and burst and projects to play on early downs in 2023 with the Raiders having declined Jacobs's fifth-year option.
153WR59Isaiah McKenzieWRBUFMcKenzie has drawn glowing reports out of training camp and has a chance to win the starting slot role in BUF.
154WR60Jakobi MeyersWRNE
155WR61Tyler BoydWRCIN
156WR62Jalen TolbertWRDALTolbert has decent speed and hands to be a deep threat but has a ways to go in developing his route-running ability.
157WR63Alec PierceWRINDPierce can be a deep threat for IND and win contested catches but has some work to do as a route-runner and profiles as a no. 2 receiver.
158TE19Austin HooperTETEN
159TE20David NjokuTECLE
160TE21Tyler HigbeeTELAR
161TE22Hunter HenryTENE
162WR64Jarvis LandryWRNO
163RB50Darrell HendersonRBLAR
164RB51Tyrion Davis-PriceRBSFDavis-Price has experience in zone schemes and is a powerful runner. As a potential goal-line option for SF, he could be a TD-dependent flex.
165WR65Khalil ShakirWRBUFShakir is a versatile player who is great at creating YAC. He could quickly become a reliable outlet option for Allen and a solid PPR flex play.
166RB52Gus EdwardsRBBALDobbins could start the season on the PUP list, so Edwards has a chance to be a TD-dependent RB2 this year if he's healthier to open the year.
167RB53D'Onta ForemanRBCAR
168WR66Calvin RidleyWRATL
169TE23Jelani WoodsTEINDWith his athleticism and catch radius, Woods could become a red-zone threat for IND but figures to share snaps with Alie-Cox and Granson.
170TE24Trey McBrideTEARIMcBride is a good all-around TE and can make some big plays as a receiver, but he's a long-term hold given Ertz's presence in ARI.
171TE25Logan ThomasTEWASWith Wentz in town, a healthy Logan Thomas could see fair target volume, making him a solid TE2 with upside despite a down year in 2021.
172WR67David BellWRCLEBell tested poorly at the combine but could seize the starting slot receiver role in CLE and see a fair amount of targets even as a rookie.
173WR68Nico CollinsWRHOUWith Metchie out for the year, Collins has an opportunity to solidify his role as the no. 2 WR in HOU with plenty of potential shootout game scripts.
174WR69DeVante ParkerWRNE
175RB54Tyler AllgeierRBATLAllgeier is a physical runner with good vision but lacks any elite traits. He can be an immediate contributor but probably won't see a ton of touches.
176RB55Isiah PachecoRBKCAny RB tied to Mahomes piques interest. Pacheco is a tough runner and good pass protector with long-term upside with Jones on a one-year deal.
177RB56Hassan HaskinsRBTENA big, bruising back, Haskins is a high-upside fantasy handcuff in TEN who could see a lot of snaps if Henry were to miss time in 2022.
178WR70Tyquan ThorntonWRNEThornton's speed gives NE's offense a deep threat, but at best he'll be a boom or bust WR3 option in fantasy with NE favoring a run-heavy offense.
179RB57D'Ernest JohnsonRBCLE
180RB58Jerick McKinnonRBKCWith both Jones and CEH having missed time in recent seasons, McKinnon has RB2 upside if either RB ahead of him were to miss time in 2022.
181RB59Chuba HubbardRBCAR
182RB60James RobinsonRBJAX
183RB61Kene NwangwuRBMIN
184WR71Odell BeckhamWRFA
185RB62Kenneth GainwellRBPHI
186RB63Jamaal WilliamsRBDET
187RB64Nyheim HinesRBIND
188RB65Samaje PerineRBCIN
189RB66Chris EvansRBCIN
190RB67Trey SermonRBSF
191WR72Robbie AndersonWRCAR
192WR73Zay JonesWRJAX
193WR74Julio JonesWRTB
194WR75Jamison CrowderWRBUFMcKenzie has been hyped recently, but Crowder still has a chance to win the starting slot role in BUF if healthy.
195TE26Mo Alie-CoxTEIND
196TE27Hayden HurstTECIN
197WR76DJ CharkWRDET
198WR77Terrace MarshallWRCAR
199RB68Ke'Shawn VaughnRBTB
200WR78Mecole HardmanWRKC

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  1. Dan infante says

    Great info thx

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