These 2022 fantasy football PPR rankings are fluid and should be used as a general guide to value players. Every league is different, and you know your league best. There’s always that guy who drafts Patrick Mahomes in the first round, or maybe you know a homer in your league who will gladly draft Jameis Winston in the second round. Attack various positions based on your knowledge about your league mates to extract maximum value from each pick, but here is my overall draft strategy for each position.
As a general rule of thumb, you’ll find that quarterbacks are placed fairly late in my PPR rankings below, as there are plenty of productive starters in 1QB formats. Josh Allen is likely to go way too early in many leagues, so wait for other guys with elite rushing upside like Jalen Hurts or Trey Lance available a round or more later. If you pass on that tier, productive veterans like Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford shouldn’t be overlooked. In normal 10 or 12-team leagues, there’s no need to roster a backup quarterback unless your league hoards at the position.
Running backs with secure workloads are scarce, so they are prioritized in the early rounds of my PPR rankings. Don’t be scared away from guys returning from injury like Saquon Barkley and Travis Etienne, as both should be fully healthy heading into 2022. If you do select some elite wide receivers or tight ends early instead, there are plenty of upside running backs in the middle rounds. Target upside RB3s with massive upside like James Cook and Isaiah Spiller at their respective ADPs later on or grab some pass-catching backs who’ll see target volume like J.D. McKissic or Nyheim Hines.
Attack upside wide receivers in the middle rounds and then wait to grab a couple of depth guys late. Rookies who could see immediate volume like Drake London and Jalen Tolbert are currently undervalued, as both project for starting roles in Week 1. Older veterans like Allen Robinson and Courtland Sutton are undervalued as well with both having seen major quarterback upgrades this offseason. And while other teams reach for depth wide receivers with flashier names, grab no. 3 receivers like Russell Gage and Jamison Crowder in productive offenses later in drafts. Both are higher in my rankings than ADP, as these wide receivers could possibly see far more targets than many are projecting early in the year.
There are few tight ends projected to be the no. 1 receiver for their respective teams, and I do think that positional scarcity warrants selecting Travis Kelce, Kyle Pitts, and Mark Andrews fairly early in the first three rounds. If you forgo an elite tight end, you can target later-round tight ends like Robert Tonyan and Gerald Everett, all of whom project to be primary red-zone reads for elite quarterbacks.
The majority of your bench should focus on high-upside running backs, whether they’re handcuffs with RB1 potential or devalued backs in a committee who have a shot at winning the starting job. Everyone knows about Tony Pollard and A.J. Dillon, but don’t forget about Darrel Williams and Khalil Herbert. Some potential sleepers to target in very deep leagues, whether it’s 16 teams or 30-man rosters, could be Jordan Mason or Pierre Strong. These rookies could make an impact far sooner than expected.
Here are my top-200 fantasy football rankings for the 2022 season for full PPR scoring. Best of luck! And be sure to check back for updated rankings as we near the season. Injuries are sure to happen, and other changing situations will shake up these PPR rankings as well.
2022 PPR Rankings
Last updated on Tuesday, June 21st.
|1||RB1||Jonathan Taylor||RB||IND||Injuries can strike any player, but Taylor is the youngest of the workhorse RBs without any significant injury history, making him the safest 1.01.|
|4||WR1||Cooper Kupp||WR||LAR||This tier of WRs all have safe floors and top overall WR ceiling, making them the safest first-round picks behind the top workhorse RBs.|
|5||RB4||Leonard Fournette||RB||TB||Prior to his Week 15 hamstring injury last year, Fournette was the no. 5 RB in PPR PPG. There's no reason he should fall to Round 2.|
|8||TE1||Travis Kelce||TE||KC||With Hill in MIA, Kelce becomes the clear no. 1 target and should be in for another season of monster target volume.|
|13||WR5||CeeDee Lamb||WR||DAL||With Cooper gone and Gallup coming off an ACL tear, Lamb projects to be the top target in DAL with a WR2 floor and top-5 WR ceiling.|
|14||WR6||Mike Evans||WR||TB||With Brown gone and Godwin coming off an ACL tear, Evans is poised to be a target hog early on and should score double digit TDs again.|
|15||RB8||Saquon Barkley||RB||NYG||Barkley was an elite PPR RB when healthy last year, and the entire Giants offense should be more efficient with Daboll replacing Judge.|
|16||TE2||Kyle Pitts||TE||ATL||Don't discount Pitts simply because of Mariota. He should be a target magnet considering ATL's lack of WR talent and poor defense.|
|19||RB11||Derrick Henry||RB||TEN||Henry has been the exception to every rule, but at 28 years old and coming off a major foot injury, approach him with caution this year.|
|20||RB12||Alvin Kamara||RB||NO||Kamara would be higher were it not for a potential suspension stemming from his Vegas incident. Keep an eye on his status coming up.|
|21||WR7||Davante Adams||WR||LVR||Both Adams and Hill saw QB downgrades this offseason. They're still WR1s but are no longer locked-in top-5 WRs worth 1st round picks.|
|27||WR13||Courtland Sutton||WR||DEN||Sutton profiles similarly to Metcalf, and with Jeudy potentially facing a suspension to start the year, Sutton has top-5 WR upside early on.|
|28||WR14||Allen Robinson||WR||CHI||McVay's offense made both Kupp and Woods top-15 WRs with Goff at the helm. With Stafford, Robinson is a massive bounce-back candidate.|
|34||WR16||Marquise Brown||WR||ARI||With Hopkins suspended for 6 games, Brown has rapport with his former college QB and will see a ton of targets in a fast-paced ARI offense.|
|41||TE3||Mark Andrews||TE||BAL||Andrews benefited greatly in 2021 from Huntley's inability to throw downfield and BAL's injured defense forcing more passes. Don't reach for him.|
|45||QB6||Jalen Hurts||QB||PHI||PHI added AJ Brown and shored up the OL. With his rushing production, Hurts is a locked-in QB1 with top-3 upside if he develops as a passer.|
|46||QB7||Trey Lance||QB||SF||Like Hurts, Lance has a strong OL, good surrounding weapons, and rushing upside. He's a strong QB1 option with top-3 upside as well.|
|52||WR23||Jerry Jeudy||WR||DEN||A lot depends on whether the NFL will suspend Jeudy for his recent legal issues. If not, he'll jump up the rankings a bit.|
|57||WR24||Adam Thielen||WR||MIN||Health is a concern, but Thielen was the no. 9 WR in PPR PPG through Week 12 last year prior to his injury and is a steal at his current ADP.|
|59||WR26||Drake London||WR||ATL||London profiles as a true no. 1 WR and joins an ATL WR room devoid of talent. He should command immediate target volume even as a rookie.|
|60||WR27||Russell Gage||WR||TB||With Godwin likely not ready or not 100% healthy to start the season, Gage has top-15 WR upside early on and WR2 potential for the year.|
|63||RB25||Damien Harris||RB||NE||Even in a NE RBBC, Harris has huge weekly TD upside considering NE was 7th in run rate both overall as well as in the red zone in 2021.|
|64||RB26||J.K. Dobbins||RB||BAL||It sounds like Dobbins could start the year on the PUP list and isn't close to 100% with the additional LCL component on top of his ACL tear.|
|69||WR30||DeAndre Hopkins||WR||ARI||There's an argument that 6 extra weeks of rest is a silver lining of Hopkins's suspension. He could still finish as a WR2 in 2022.|
|70||WR31||Chris Godwin||WR||TB||There's risk that Godwin could start the season on the PUP list and might not be 100% healthy until late in the year, if at all in 2022.|
|74||WR34||Brandon Aiyuk||WR||SF||Last year, Samuel was undervalued. This year, Aiyuk is being forgotten despite his production with Samuel and Samuel's long injury history.|
|76||WR36||Amon-Ra St. Brown||WR||DET||St. Brown should see plenty of targets with Goff's propensity to target the slot. Just don't expect elite WR1 production like he had late in 2021.|
|85||RB31||James Cook||RB||BUF||Cook should immediately see some passing-down work with the potential to take over as the lead back in an efficient BUF offense.|
|86||QB11||Joe Burrow||QB||CIN||CIN's playoff success overshadows the fact that he was just the no. fantasy 9 QB in PPG last season and is due for some TD regression.|
|91||RB34||J.D. McKissic||RB||WAS||In 12 games together last season, Gibson was the RB21 and McKissic the RB27 in PPR PPG. There's no reason for their vast gap in ADP.|
|92||WR37||Chris Olave||WR||NO||With Thomas's health still in question this close to the season, Olave's upside with Winston under center is being underrated.|
|95||WR40||Michael Thomas||WR||NO||There are whispers that Thomas still isn't 100% healed from his ankle surgery. If he looks good in training camp, he'll move up the rankings.|
|96||WR41||Allen Lazard||WR||GB||With Adams gone, Lazard has the most rapport with Rodgers among the current WRs in GB and could lead the team in targets this year.|
|99||WR44||Robert Woods||WR||TEN||Woods is expected to be ready to start the season and shouldn't be overlooked despite TEN's addition of Burks during the draft.|
|100||WR45||Skyy Moore||WR||KC||It's difficult to project what KC's passing offense will look like with Hill gone, but this is a good range to target Mahomes's talented new rookie WR.|
|103||RB36||Isaiah Spiller||RB||LAC||Spiller's combine results were disappointing, but he's a good all-around RB and should immediately win the 1B role in the LAC backfield.|
|104||RB37||Darrel Williams||RB||ARI||Conner has never played a full season, so there's opportunity for Williams to play the Edmonds role with added upside if Conner were to miss time.|
|110||TE10||Cole Kmet||TE||CHI||CHI's WR room is pretty barren behind Mooney. There's a real chance that Kmet could emerge as Fields's no. 2 target in 2022.|
|112||WR48||Jalen Tolbert||WR||DAL||Gallup had ACL surgery in Feb and could miss a large part of the 2022 season. Tolbert could be an immediate starter alongside Lamb.|
|114||WR50||Tyler Lockett||WR||SEA||Lockett's production was reliant on rapport with Wilson, and Lock's accuracy leaves much to be desired. A trade for Lockett would be ideal.|
|116||QB14||Justin Fields||QB||CHI||Even with CHI failing to add much OL or WR help this offseason, Fields's rushing production keeps him in that high-end QB2 range.|
|117||QB15||Derek Carr||QB||LVR||LVR added Adams, and MIA added Hill. Both Carr and Tua are strong QB2 options with top-10 QB potential on the season.|
|120||TE11||Evan Engram||TE||JAX||After Dan Arnold's trade to JAX last year and prior to injury, he was averaging 7.6 targets per game. Don't sleep on Engram's target potential.|
|125||TE13||Robert Tonyan||TE||GB||Tonyan predictably saw massive TD regression in 2021, but he could resume his role as a primary red-zone target for Rodgers with Adams gone.|
|129||RB45||Mark Ingram||RB||NO||Kamara could face a suspension for his Vegas incident, which means that Ingram could have RB1 upside for a few weeks and a flex thereafter.|
|131||RB47||Gus Edwards||RB||BAL||With the possibility of Dobbins starting the year on the PUP list, Edwards could be a TD-dependent RB2 to open to season if he's healthy.|
|132||RB48||Jerick McKinnon||RB||KC||Both Jones and CEH have missed time in recent seasons due to injury, so McKinnon is a great late-round handcuff with RB2 upside.|
|136||WR54||Zay Jones||WR||JAX||JAX paid Jones a 3-year, $24M contract this offseason. He should be a starter opposite Kirk but is somehow going undrafted in many leagues?|
|137||WR55||Hunter Renfrow||WR||LVR||Like Waller, Adams's presence caps Renfrow's target volume as well after a 2021 season where he captured a 22% team target share.|
|139||WR57||Jamison Crowder||WR||BUF||Whoever is BUF's starting slot WR will have flex value or more in PPR, so take a shot on Crowder if you think he can stay healthy and Shakir if not.|
|144||RB52||Rex Burkhead||RB||HOU||Many are high on the rookie Pierce, but it wouldn't be shocking if Burkhead is the most productive HOU RB given his pass-catching role.|
|146||RB54||Rachaad White||RB||TB||White is likely just a change of pace RB behind Fournette, but he'd have immense upside if Fournette were to miss any time.|
|153||TE20||Cameron Brate||TE||TB||With Gronk retired for now, Brate assumes the primary pass-catching TE role with Brady, which makes him a TD-dependent fantasy TE2.|
|159||QB20||Deshaun Watson||QB||CLE||There's a possibility that Watson could play by the second half of the season, so he's a decent stash if your league allows suspended players on IR.|
|177||TE24||Austin Hooper||TE||TEN||It wasn't so long ago that Hooper was a TE1 in ATL. He could have a nice bounce back if he develops red-zone rapport with Tannehill.|
|179||RB64||D'Onta Foreman||RB||CAR||CAR signing Foreman this offseason could indicate a lack of faith in Hubbard or maybe a GL role for Foreman even with McCaffrey healthy.|
|182||WR71||Randall Cobb||WR||GB||Cobb scored 5 TDs in 2021. With his chemistry with Rodgers and Adams gone, he could once again see a bigger target share this season.|
|189||RB68||James White||RB||NE||White could reclaim his passing-down role, making his current ADP a steal. He could also be cut if not fully healthy, making Strong a sleeper.|
|199||RB77||Brian Robinson Jr.||RB||WAS|
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