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Dynasty Football Rankings: 2022 Fantasy Playoffs 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, but in general, dynasty rankings align much more closely with rest-of-season redraft rankings in-season. 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 Kenneth Walker and Drake London have become immediate top-100 dynasty assets. 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) as we approach the fantasy playoffs. And be sure to check back for updated dynasty rankings at the start of next offseason!

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Dynasty Football Rankings

Last updated on Thursday, December 8th.

RankPos RkPlayerPosTeamComments
1WR1Justin JeffersonWRMIN
2WR2Ja'Marr ChaseWRCIN
3RB1Bijan RobinsonRBATLRobinson has elite RB1 potential as a workhorse in Arthur Smith's efficient run scheme if Ridder can be even an average QB.
5WR4Jaylen WaddleWRMIA
6WR5Garrett WilsonWRNYJ
7RB2Jonathan TaylorRBINDTaylor could be risky if he remains in IND, but a trade could increase his fantasy value if he goes somewhere with more receiving usage.
8RB3Breece HallRBNYJHall's early-season ceiling is likely capped with Cook there, but he still has league-winning upside over the second half of the year.
9RB4Christian McCaffreyRBSF
10RB5Saquon BarkleyRBNYGNow that Barkley has signed his one-year deal for 2023, he's a top-5 RB for 2023 with reports of heavy involvement as a receiver.
11TE1Mark AndrewsTEBALWith more passing volume expected under Monken, Andrews has the potential to close the gap with Kelce or even usurp him.
12QB1Patrick MahomesQBKC
13QB2Lamar JacksonQBBALJackson's rushing production gives him a QB1 floor, and the Monken hiring and WR additions give him potential to repeat as MVP.
14QB3Jalen HurtsQBPHI
15QB4Josh AllenQBBUF
16WR6Amon-Ra St. BrownWRDET
17WR7CeeDee LambWRDAL
18WR8Chris OlaveWRNO
19WR9Drake LondonWRATL
20WR10DeVonta SmithWRPHI
21WR11Tee HigginsWRCIN
22RB6Austin EkelerRBLACWith Ekeler having restructured his deal to stay in LAC for 2023, he's in line for another top-12 RB season despite the looming age cliff.
23TE2Travis KelceTEKC
24WR12Tyreek HillWRMIAHill is nearing 30 but is still an elite top-3 WR for 2023 with his speed in Mike McDaniel's offense.
25RB7Jahmyr GibbsRBDETMontgomery will vulture some TDs, but Gibbs can be a strong RB2 with RB1 upside with projected receiving usage.
26WR13DK MetcalfWRSEA
27WR14Jaxon Smith-NjigbaWRSEAJSN may start slowly with the wrist injury and Metcalf and Lockett there, but he has plenty of long-term WR1 upside.
28WR15Zay FlowersWRBALMany dislike the landing spot, but Flowers has a chance to be BAL's No. 1 WR role in an aggressive Todd Monken-led passing attack.
29QB5Joe BurrowQBCIN
30QB6Justin FieldsQBCHI
31QB7Anthony RichardsonQBINDRichardson might be the most athletic QB in the history of the NFL. He's immediately a top-12 fantasy QB with top-5 upside.
32RB8Josh JacobsRBLVEven assuming Jacobs plays, he's at risk for major regression following a massive 400-touch season in 2022.
33WR16Cooper KuppWRLAR
34WR17Stefon DiggsWRBUF
35WR18Davante AdamsWRLV
36TE3Kyle PittsTEATL
37WR19Deebo SamuelWRSF
38WR20Marquise BrownWRARIStill in his prime at age 26, Brown was WR7 in PPR PPG from Weeks 1-6 without Hopkins. He has WR2 upside regardless of Murray's status.
39RB9Tony PollardRBDALOne of the most efficient RBs running behind a top-5 OL means elite fantasy upside in 2023.
40RB10Rhamondre StevensonRBNEEven with NE having signed Zeke, Stevenson is slated to be the lead back and see plenty of usage as a receiver.
41RB11Nick ChubbRBCLEThe best pure runner in the NFL might finally see more pass game usage in 2023, which makes him a strong RB1 option.
42RB12Travis EtienneRBJACReports are that Bigsby and Hasty are both going to be involved, which caps Etienne's weekly ceiling in fantasy.
43RB13Kenneth WalkerRBSEAAdding Charbonnet in Rd 2 clearly signals that SEA intends to utilize a committee backfield, which limits Walker's fantasy ceiling.
44RB14Najee HarrisRBPITHarris is still the lead back in PIT, but Warren's complementary role reduces his volume and fantasy ceiling.
45TE4George KittleTESF
46TE5Dallas GoedertTEPHI
47TE6TJ HockensonTEMIN
48TE7Dalton KincaidTEBUFKincaid's usage in the slot this preseason is encouraging for his potential to produce as a back-end TE1 even as a rookie.
49TE8Darren WallerTENYG
50WR21Chris GodwinWRTB
52WR23Terry McLaurinWRWAS
53WR24Diontae JohnsonWRPIT
54RB15JK DobbinsRBBALThe hope is that Dobbins will have an expanded pass game role in Monken's new offensive scheme.
55WR25Quentin JohnstonWRLACJohnston has been inconsistent in camp but still have massive upside with both Allen and Williams having missed a lot of time with injuries.
56WR26Jordan AddisonWRMINIt's hard to project elite ceiling for Addison alongside Jefferson and Hockenson, but he can have some big games.
57QB8Justin HerbertQBLAC
58QB9Trevor LawrenceQBJAC
59RB16Dameon PierceRBHOUIt was encouraging to see Pierce used in a 3-down role in the preseason with Singletary as just the COP back.
60RB17Javonte WilliamsRBDENThere's cautious optimism that Williams is ahead of schedule and on track to play Week 1, though he may not be 100% until midseason.
61RB18Joe MixonRBCINNow that Mixon has restructured his contract to stay in CIN, he's poised to be a strong RB2 with RB1 upside for contending teams.
62WR27Calvin RidleyWRJACRidley has shown well in the preseason and has top-15 WR upside with Lawrence, but he'll be 30 years old next season.
63WR28Amari CooperWRCLE
64WR29Jerry JeudyWRDEN
65WR30Jahan DotsonWRWAS
66WR31Michael PittmanWRIND
67RB19Alexander MattisonRBMINWith Cook gone, Mattison is in line for the lead role in MIN and can be a solid RB2 heading into 2023.
68RB20James CookRBBUFCooks seems to be the clear lead back for BUF, though it remains to be seen how many targets he'll get from a mobile QB in Allen.
69RB21Isiah PachecoRBKCPacheco is on track to play Week 1, but McKinnon coming in on passing downs continues to limit his ceiling.
70RB22De'Von AchaneRBMIAAchane won't be a reliable fantasy starter early on but has league-winning upside if he sees a significant role in the second half of the season.
71RB23Zach CharbonnetRBSEAIt's likely to be a committee with Walker, but Charbonnet could still see a valuable receiving role for fantasy purposes.
72WR32Christian WatsonWRGBWatson showed his raw athleticism as a rookie, but he's still a WIP, and it's unknown how well Love will run this offense.
73WR33DeAndre HopkinsWRTENHopkins should lead TEN in targets for 2023, but declining efficiency keeps him in the WR2/3 range even for contending teams.
74WR34Brandon AiyukWRSF
75WR35George PickensWRPIT
76WR36Treylon BurksWRTEN
77RB24Alvin KamaraRBNOWith only a 3-game suspension, Kamara can still be a strong RB2 with back-end RB1 upside for contending teams.
78RB25AJ DillonRBGB
79RB26Aaron JonesRBGB
80RB27Rachaad WhiteRBTB
81RB28Cam AkersRBLAR
82RB29James ConnerRBARI
83RB30Miles SandersRBCAR
84RB31D'Andre SwiftRBPHI
85RB32Derrick HenryRBTEN
86QB10Tua TagovailoaQBMIA
87QB11Dak PrescottQBDAL
88QB12Deshaun WatsonQBCLE
89QB13Kyler MurrayQBARIWith ARI potentially holding the No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks for the 2024 NFL Draft, Murray might be on the move next year.
90QB14Daniel JonesQBNYGJones was a top-10 fantasy QB last year due to rushing, and NYG added Darren Waller and Jalin Hyatt this offseason.
91QB15Kirk CousinsQBMIN
92RB33Dalvin CookRBNYJCook can be a solid flex early in the year as the Jets ease Hall back into action from his ACL injury.
93WR37Christian KirkWRJAC
94WR38Rashod BatemanWRBAL
95TE9Sam LaPortaTEDETLaPorta has secured the starting TE role in DET and could see expanded targets to open the year with Jameson Williams suspended 6 games.
96TE10Pat FreiermuthTEPIT
97TE11Dalton SchultzTEHOU
98WR39Keenan AllenWRLAC
99WR40Tyler LockettWRSEA
100RB34Jaylen WarrenRBPITWarren projects for a 60/40 split with Harris, which gives him some standalone flex value with RB2 upside if Harris were to miss time.
101RB35Tank BigsbyRBJACJAX has been looking for a complement for Etienne since they traded James Robinson, and Bigsby could be the goal-line back.
102WR41Skyy MooreWRKCMoore appears to be KC's starting slot WR heading into the season, which gives him WR3 potential.
103WR42Jameson WilliamsWRDETWilliams is dealing with a hamstring injury, which adds to his risk on top of his 6-game suspension.
104WR43Marvin MimsWRDENMims has excellent speed to stretch the field and projects to be the No. 3 WR alongside Jeudy and Sutton with Patrick done for the year.
105WR44Brandin CooksWRDAL
106WR45Mike EvansWRTB
107WR46Courtland SuttonWRDEN
108WR47Elijah MooreWRCLEThere have been continued reports of Moore's rapport with Watson this preseason, which gives him bounce-back potential in 2023.
109TE12Michael MayerTELVMayer can be a good possession receiver and red-zone threat but probably won't have the same kind of yardage Waller saw when healthy.
110WR48Kadarius ToneyWRKCToney's ability to stay healthy is very questionable at this point, but he still has elite ceiling in KC if he can.
111RB36Brian RobinsonRBWAS
112RB37Antonio GibsonRBWAS
113RB38Khalil HerbertRBCHI
114WR49Mike WilliamsWRLAC
115WR50Gabriel DavisWRBUF
116WR51Jakobi MeyersWRLV
117QB16Brock PurdyQBSFPurdy seems to have Shanahan's confidence and is a good fit for Shanahan's system even if his TD rate regresses.
118QB17Kenny PickettQBPIT
119QB18Geno SmithQBSEASEA passing on a rookie QB in Round 1 and adding JSN gives Smith a fair fantasy floor and ceiling for 2023.
120QB19Jared GoffQBDETGoff should hold off Hooker for the starting job for at least 2023, and the addition of Gibbs and LaPorta gives Goff top-12 upside.
121TE13David NjokuTECLE
122TE14Evan EngramTEJAC
123RB39Samaje PerineRBDENJavonte Williams is expected to be ready for Week 1, but Perine should still see some passing down work as the 1B in DEN.
124RB40David MontgomeryRBDETMontgomery can be a flex option with some some goal-line work like Williams saw last year with added upside if Gibbs were to miss time.
125RB41Tyjae SpearsRBTENSpears's knee is a big red flag long-term, but he has short-term upside as the No. 2 in TEN and has shown burst this preseason.
126RB42Jerick McKinnonRBKC
127RB43Ezekiel ElliottRBNEElliott may no longer be in his prime, but he could see Damien Harris's goal-line and short-yardage role from 2021.
128TE15Luke MusgraveTEGBMusgrave can earn targets with his athleticism and route-running in this GB offense devoid of pass-catching playmakers outside of Watson.
129WR52Jayden ReedWRGBLike Musgrave, Reed will have an opportunity to earn targets in GB, but overall offensive efficiency with Love is yet to be seen.
130WR53Michael GallupWRDAL
131WR54Rashee RiceWRKCThe latest in a slew of Rd 2 WRs for KC, Rice is a fair athlete with YAC skills but will need to carve out a role on the best offense in the NFL.
132WR55Jonathan MingoWRCARCAR reached in Rd 2 for Mingo as one of the few WRs in this class with size. He can contribute as a rookie, but fantasy upside is iffy.
133QB20Aaron RodgersQBNYJRodgers has good surrounding talent on offense in NY, but he's still a short-term answer at QB in dynasty on the cusp of retirement.
134QB21Matthew StaffordQBLARStafford seems to be healthy heading into 2023. If the OL can improve with Kupp back, Stafford has top-12 QB potential despite the risk.
135QB22Russell WilsonQBDEN
136QB23Bryce YoungQBCARThe size concerns will linger, but outside of that, Young's profile gives him a fairly safe floor as a serviceable QB2 in fantasy.
137QB24CJ StroudQBHOUThe biggest concern is whether Stroud can succeed in a dysfunctional HOU organization. That and whether he'll run more in the NFL.
138RB44Jeff Wilson JrRBMIAEven once Achane is 100%, his role overlaps more with Mostert. Wilson could be the short-yardage back in MIA regardless.
139RB45Rashaad PennyRBPHIPenny could have a valuable role on early downs and in short yardage situations if he secures a spot on the 53-man roster.
140RB46Damien HarrisRBBUFIf he's 100% back from the knee injury, Harris could still see a valuable GL role in an efficient BUF offense.
141RB47Jamaal WilliamsRBNO
142RB48Kendre MillerRBNOMiller lacks speed, but he's one-cut runner with good vision and could have upside if NO parts ways with Kamara in 2024.
143TE16Cole KmetTECHI
144TE17Tyler HigbeeTELAR
145TE18Gerald EverettTELAC
146TE19Jake FergusonTEDALFerguson could pick up where Dalton Schultz left off as a premier red-zone target for Dak Prescott.
147TE20Hunter HenryTENEHenry seems to be the clear No. 1 TE in NE and could see positive TD regression in a Bill O'Brien-led offense in 2023.
148TE21Zach ErtzTEARIEven on a putrid ARI offense, Ertz could see a lot of target volume in catch-up game scripts given the state of ARI's defense (or lack thereof).
149TE22Greg DulcichTEDENReports of a significant role for Adam Trautman probably means that neither DEN TE will be a consistent fantasy producer.
150TE23Chigoziem OkonkwoTETEN
151WR56Josh DownsWRINDDowns has the explosiveness to create big plays, but he's unlikely to be a consistent fantasy producer alongside Pittman and Pierce.
152WR57Odell BeckhamWRBAL
153WR58DeVante ParkerWRNENE may not be a pass-heavy offense, but Parker should see plenty of snaps and targets and be a serviceable WR3 or flex option.
154WR59Nico CollinsWRHOU
155RB49Tyler AllgeierRBATL
156RB50Roschon JohnsonRBCHIJohnson seems to already be trusted in pass protection and could see his role grow as the season progresses.
157RB51Jerome FordRBCLE
158RB52Elijah MitchellRBSFMitchell reportedly looks explosive back from his adductor injury, but he's yet to manage to stay healthy for long stretches.
159RB53Gus EdwardsRBBAL
160RB54Kenneth GainwellRBPHIPHI reportedly like Gainwell in 2-min situations, and he has upside with both Swift and Penny having extensive injury histories.
161RB55Chuba HubbardRBCAR
162QB25Jordan LoveQBGB
163QB26Sam HowellQBWAS
164QB27Mac JonesQBNE
165QB28Derek CarrQBNO
166QB29Trey LanceQBSFLance still has elite upside, but it seems like it will take another injury to Purdy for him to get a shot at the starting job at this point.
167WR60Zay JonesWRJAC
168WR61DJ CharkWRCAR
169WR62Allen LazardWRNYJ
170WR63Chase ClaypoolWRCHIThere may not be enough passing volume in CHI to support Claypool, but his red-zone chemistry with Fields could give him some boom weeks.
171RB56Leonard FournetteRBFADepending on where he eventually signs, Fournette could have a valuable goal-line role as a complementary back.
172WR64Isaiah HodginsWRNYG
173WR65Darnell MooneyWRCHI
174WR66Adam ThielenWRCAR
175WR67Michael ThomasWRNO
176WR68Jalin HyattWRNYGHyatt is the newest addition to NYG's crowded WR depth chart, but he could carve out a role given his 3rd round draft capital and speed.
177WR69Robert WoodsWRHOU
178WR70Tank DellWRHOUDell lacks the size to be more than a complementary piece at the NFL level, but he seems to have a connection with Stroud.
179WR71Tyler BoydWRCIN
180WR72JuJu Smith-SchusterWRNE
181RB57Raheem MostertRBMIA
182RB58Devin SingletaryRBHOU
183RB59Ty ChandlerRBMINChandler seems to have a grasp on the No. 2 role for now behind Mattison. With 4.38 speed, he has weekly upside.
184RB60Chris EvansRBCINIt sounds like Evans has claimed the No. 2 role that made Perine flex-worthy in 2022, so Evans is worth stashing.
185RB61Evan HullRBINDIt would likely be a messy RBBC if IND were to trade away Taylor, but Hull is the only RB on the roster hand-picked by the new regime.
186RB62Kyren WilliamsRBLARReports indicate that Williams is the No. 2 RB in a passing-down role, so he could have some usable weeks this season.
187WR73Alec PierceWRIND
188WR74Romeo DoubsWRGB
189WR75Michael WilsonWRARIWilson is apparently playing in 2WR sets alongside Brown, so he could be a volume play despite a poor prospect profile.
190RB63Joshua KelleyRBLACWith Ekeler now 28 years old coming off a big workload in 2022, one or both of the RBs behind him could quickly be relevant.
191RB64Isaiah SpillerRBLAC
192WR76Richie JamesWRKCThere have been positive reports on James and Ross in Toney's absence. It's good to take shots on WRs attached to Mahomes.
193WR77Justyn RossWRKC
194RB65Jordan MasonRBSFThere's been a steady drumbeat that Mason could be the next man up if both McCaffrey and Mitchell miss time, and Mitchell's always banged up.
195RB66Zamir WhiteRBLV
196WR78Marquez Valdes-ScantlingWRKC
197WR79Curtis SamuelWRWAS
198RB67Sean TuckerRBTB
199WR80Rondale MooreWRARI
200WR81Wan'Dale RobinsonWRNYG

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  1. Dan infante says

    Great info thx

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