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2022 Fantasy Football: Top-200 Redraft PPR Rankings

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, veterans with new offensive-minded head coaches like Kirk Cousins and Tua Tagovailoa 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.

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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 upside like Dameon Pierce and Darrell Henderson at their respective ADPs later on or grab some pass-catching backs who could see target volume like Kenneth Gainwell 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 Wan’Dale Robinson 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 familiar names at wide receiver, grab upside stashes like Isaiah McKenzie or Romeo Doubs in the double digit rounds.

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 and Kyle Pitts fairly early in the first couple of rounds. If you forgo an elite tight end, you can target later-round tight ends like David Njoku and Austin Hooper, as both have flashed in the past and could step back into prominent roles for their respective offenses in 2022. Gerald Everett and Robert Tonyan are also worth a look, potentially serving as primary red-zone targets for efficient passers.

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 Alexander Mattison, but don’t forget about backups like Dontrell Hilliard and Jaylen Warren, both of whom have entrenched themselves as the no. 2 behind Derrick Henry and Najee Harris. Some potential sleepers to target in very deep leagues, whether it’s 16 teams or 30-man rosters, could be Jordan Mason or Zack Moss, as both have high upside on efficient offenses and could make an impact in the event of an injury to the running backs ahead of them.

Here are my top-200 fantasy football rankings for the 2022 season for full PPR scoring. Best of luck! And be sure to continuously check back for updated rankings daily as we near the season.

2022 PPR Rankings

Last updated on Thursday, September 1st.

RankPos RkPlayerPosTeamComments
1RB1Jonathan TaylorRBINDInjuries can strike any player, but Taylor is the youngest of the workhorse RBs without much injury concern, making him the safest 1.01.
2RB2Christian McCaffreyRBCARIf healthy, McCaffrey's weekly PPR floor and ceiling are higher than Taylor's, and it's not crazy for those considering him at 1.01 over Taylor.
3RB3Dalvin CookRBMINCook remains a top-tier RB who's due for positive TD regression with new HC Kevin O'Connell after a down year in 2021.
4WR1Justin JeffersonWRMINMIN's new HC was LAR's OC last year who featured Kupp. Jefferson remains among the safest picks in the first round.
5WR2Cooper KuppWRLARExpect some TD regression, but Kupp remains Stafford's favorite target with a high weekly floor and ceiling in fantasy.
6RB4Saquon BarkleyRBNYGBarkley was an elite PPR RB when healthy last year, and the entire NYG offense should be more efficient with Daboll replacing Judge.
7WR3Ja'Marr ChaseWRCINChase is already an elite WR but figures to share targets with Higgins, which can give him a lower weekly floor at the position.
8RB5Alvin KamaraRBNOWith his court date pushed back, it's increasingly likely that Kamara won't face suspension until 2023, if at all.
9TE1Travis KelceTEKCThere's risk for Kelce nearing age 33, but he should continue to command heavy target volume from Mahomes, especially in the red zone.
10WR4Stefon DiggsWRBUFDiggs's 2021 stats weren't that different from 2020 other than missing on a few long TD passes. He's still among the safest WR1s in fantasy.
11RB6Austin EkelerRBLACEkeler remains the lead back on an efficient LAC offense, but his 20 total TDs from last year were a clear outlier.
12RB7Derrick HenryRBTENHenry 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.
13RB8Leonard FournetteRBTBPrior to his Week 15 hamstring injury last year, Fournette was the no. 5 RB in PPR PPG. Even with White there, Fournette will see a lot of work.
14RB9D'Andre SwiftRBDETSwift is an elite receiving back, but his upside is somewhat capped with DET continuing to mix in Williams and maybe Jackson on early downs.
15RB10Joe MixonRBCINMixon should be a near lock to score double digit TDs again with CIN's upgrades on the OL, but lack of receiving usage caps his ceiling in PPR.
16RB11Najee HarrisRBPITThere are reports that Harris has a mild Lisfranc sprain and could see fewer targets this year with the QB change.
17WR5Tyreek HillWRMIAThere are some concerns for Hill moving to MIA, but he figures to be the top target and will see plenty of creative usage to create YAC.
18WR6Davante AdamsWRLVRAdams should be LVR's top target, but he'll have more competition than in GB, and it's uncertain whether Carr will be as pass-heavy near the GL.
19WR7Mike EvansWRTBEvans remains a favorite red zone target for Brady, and his red-zone target share could exploded even more with Gronk retired.
20WR8Tee HigginsWRCINHiggins saw similar target share and usage to Chase as the 1B for Burrow but is available over a round later in ADP.
21WR9Courtland SuttonWRDENThere are continued reports that DEN has packages to feature Sutton and that Sutton has consistently been Wilson's favorite go-to target.
22WR10Michael Pittman Jr.WRINDPittman is the clear no. 1 in IND after a breakout season and should see more accurate targets with Ryan replacing Wentz in 2022.
23WR11Allen Robinson IIWRCHIThere are reports that LAR doesn't view Robinson as a no. 2 WR but as a feature player alongside Kupp. Robinson is woefully undervalued.
24WR12CeeDee LambWRDALWith Cooper gone and Gallup coming off an ACL tear, Lamb projects to be the top target in DAL.
25WR13Marquise BrownWRARIWith Hopkins suspended for 6 games, Brown will see a ton of targets in a fast-paced ARI offense with a more accurate deep passer in Murray.
26TE2Kyle PittsTEATLDon't discount Pitts simply because of Mariota. He should be a target magnet considering ATL's lack of WR talent and poor defense.
27RB12Aaron JonesRBGBJones should see a lot of targets with Adams gone, but it could be difficult to predict who'll have a big game each week between him and Dillon.
28RB13Javonte WilliamsRBDEN
29RB14Ezekiel ElliottRBDAL
30WR14A.J. BrownWRPHI
31WR15Deebo SamuelWRSF
32TE3Mark AndrewsTEBALAndrews is unlikely to match his career-highs last year after BAL passed at an abnormally high rate due to injuries at RB and on defense.
34WR17Keenan AllenWRLAC
35RB15Nick ChubbRBCLE
36WR18Mike WilliamsWRLAC
37WR19Brandin CooksWRHOU
38TE4George KittleTESFSF projects to be run-heavy like BAL, but Kittle could be more efficient downfield and in the red zone with Lance under center.
39RB16Travis Etienne Jr.RBJAX
40QB1Josh AllenQBBUF
41QB2Kyler MurrayQBARI
42QB3Lamar JacksonQBBAL
43QB4Justin HerbertQBLAC
44QB5Patrick Mahomes IIQBKC
45QB6Jalen HurtsQBPHIPHI added AJ Brown and shored up the OL. With his rushing production, Hurts is a locked-in QB1 with top-3 upside as well.
46QB7Trey LanceQBSFLike Hurts, Lance has a strong OL, good surrounding weapons, and rushing upside. He's a strong QB1 option with top-3 upside.
47WR20Diontae JohnsonWRPIT
48WR21Terry McLaurinWRWAS
49RB17James ConnerRBARI
50WR22Elijah MooreWRNYJ
51WR23Rashod BatemanWRBAL
52WR24JuJu Smith-SchusterWRKC
53WR25Jerry JeudyWRDENTim Patrick out should mean more snaps for Jeudy in 2WR sets, which gives him a safer weekly floor along with a fairly high ceiling.
54TE5Darren WallerTELVRWaller finally returned to practice, but he remains a health risk and was already projected for fewer targets with Adams there.
55RB18Chase EdmondsRBMIA
56RB19AJ DillonRBGBThe GB backfield projects to be close to a 50/50 split with Dillon involved both as a receiver as well as near the goal line.
57RB20Elijah MitchellRBSF
58RB21Cam AkersRBLARAkers projects to lead the LAR backfield, but it's still uncertain how many touches Darrell Henderson will get behind him.
59RB22Breece HallRBNYJ
60WR26Gabriel DavisWRBUF
61WR27Adam ThielenWRMINHealth 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.
62RB23Clyde Edwards-HelaireRBKCCEH looks to be the lead back in KC, but how goal line work is divided up between the RBs will be key for fantasy success.
63WR28Christian KirkWRJAX
64WR29Drake LondonWRATLLondon 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.
65WR30Darnell MooneyWRCHI
66WR31Jaylen WaddleWRMIAWaddle has missed over three weeks of practice with a soft tissue injury, and with Hill there, his target share was already in question.
67RB24David MontgomeryRBCHI
68WR32Michael ThomasWRNOThomas appears to be healthy and ready to go Week 1, so he should resume a significant role in NO.
69WR33DK MetcalfWRSEA
70RB25J.K. DobbinsRBBALDobbins's status for Week 1 remains uncertain, and he may not be back to 100% until midseason, if at all in 2022.
71WR34DeAndre HopkinsWRARIThere'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.
72WR35Chris GodwinWRTBIt sounds like Godwin will be ready for Week 1, but he still may not be 100% back to a full-time role until midseason.
73RB26Antonio GibsonRBWASWith Brian Robinson's unfortunate incident and injuries, Gibson should maintain a strong hold on the early down role.
74WR36Amari CooperWRCLECooper's fantasy potential is tied to Watson, not Brissett. He's a WR to fade with Watson suspended for 11 games.
75WR37Amon-Ra St. BrownWRDETSt. 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.
76WR38Russell GageWRTBEven with Godwin ahead of his ACL timeline and Julio's signing, Gage is a WR3 option with upside as the favorite for the slot role.
77WR39Allen LazardWRGBWith Adams gone, Lazard has the most rapport with Rodgers among the current WRs in GB and could lead the team in targets this year.
78WR40Brandon AiyukWRSFAiyuk and Lance connected on a lot of deep passes in camp. He and Samuel might alternate big weeks, but Aiyuk is far cheaper.
79RB27Josh JacobsRBLVR
80RB28Rhamondre StevensonRBNE
81RB29Devin SingletaryRBBUF
82RB30Damien HarrisRBNEEven 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.
83RB31Miles SandersRBPHI
84QB8Russell WilsonQBDEN
85QB9Joe BurrowQBCINCIN'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.
86QB10Dak PrescottQBDAL
87WR41Kadarius ToneyWRNYG
88WR42Tyler BoydWRCIN
89WR43Skyy MooreWRKCMoore has immense upside with Mahomes, but the rookie may not see consistent snaps until later in the season.
90WR44DeVonta SmithWRPHI
91WR45Chris OlaveWRNO
92TE6Dalton SchultzTEDAL
93TE7T.J. HockensonTEDET
94RB32Cordarrelle PattersonRBATL
95RB33Kareem HuntRBCLE
96RB34Tony PollardRBDAL
97RB35Dameon PierceRBHOUPierce has shown well and should be the lead back, but Burkhead still figures to take some snaps, especially in the passing game.
98RB36Melvin Gordon IIIRBDEN
99QB11Matthew StaffordQBLARStafford isn't necessarily an avoid due to the elbow issue, but there's enough risk to move him down into this tier of QBs.
100QB12Aaron RodgersQBGB
101QB13Tom BradyQBTBGronk retired, 3 WRs are working back from injury, and the interior OL is a major concern. Brady is somewhat risky in 2022.
102WR46Robert WoodsWRTENWoods is expected to be ready to start the season and shouldn't be overlooked despite TEN's addition of Burks during the draft.
103WR47Hunter RenfrowWRLVRLike Waller, Adams's presence caps Renfrow's target volume as well after a 2021 season where he captured a 22% team target share.
104WR48Isaiah McKenzieWRBUFMcKenzie seems fairly locked into the no. 3 WR job in BUF with a hold on the starting slot role and some snaps outside as well.
105TE8Dallas GoedertTEPHI
106TE9Dawson KnoxTEBUF
107QB14Justin FieldsQBCHIEven with CHI failing to add much OL or WR help this offseason, Fields's rushing production keeps him in that high-end QB2 range.
108QB15Kirk CousinsQBMIN
109QB16Tua TagovailoaQBMIA
110QB17Derek CarrQBLVRLVR added Adams, and MIA added Hill. Both Carr and Tua are strong QB2 options with top-10 QB potential on the season.
111TE10Cole KmetTECHICHI'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.
112TE11Zach ErtzTEARI
113RB37Darrell Henderson Jr.RBLAR
114RB38Michael CarterRBNYJ
115WR49Wan'Dale RobinsonWRNYGGolladay doesn't look the same back from his hip injury, so the rookie has a chance to see significant work.
116RB39Rashaad PennyRBSEAPenny has been nursing a groin injury, but until we know Walker's status for Week 1, pencil in Penny as the lead back for now in SEA.
117RB40Zack MossRBBUF
118WR50Jakobi MeyersWRNE
119WR51Tyler LockettWRSEALockett's production was reliant on rapport with Wilson, and Lock's accuracy leaves much to be desired.
120RB41Alexander MattisonRBMIN
121RB42Jerick McKinnonRBKC
122RB43Khalil HerbertRBCHI
123RB44James RobinsonRBJAXIt's good that Robinson didn't start training camp on the PUP list, but it'll still be an uphill battle for him to contribute in a major capacity this year.
124RB45J.D. McKissicRBWASIn 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.
125RB46Kenyan DrakeRBBALThere are questions as to whether Dobbins will be ready for the start of the season. Drake could be a useable flex or even RB2 early on.
126WR52Chase ClaypoolWRPIT
127WR53Rondale MooreWRARI
128WR54Treylon BurksWRTENBurks has speed and can be used in a variety of ways, but he's more of a dynasty stash than an immediate steady contributor in redraft.
129RB47Rachaad WhiteRBTBWhite is likely just a change of pace RB behind Fournette, but he'd have immense upside if Fournette were to miss any time.
130RB48Ken Walker IIIRBSEAWalker's surgery was not for a sports hernia, but until we have more details, he shouldn't be counted on for Week 1.
131RB49Nyheim HinesRBIND
132RB50Kenneth GainwellRBPHI
133RB51James CookRBBUFIt sounds like BUF's backfield could become a 3-man committee. Cook could have the most upside if he can secure the receiving role.
134RB52Zamir WhiteRBLVR
135WR55Zay JonesWRJAXJAX paid Jones a 3-year, $24M contract this offseason and is a starter opposite Kirk but is somehow going undrafted in many leagues.
136WR56KJ HamlerWRDENWith Tim Patrick's injury, Hamler should start in 3WR sets and be a boom-or-bust WR4 with his speed and Wilson's deep ball accuracy.
137WR57Jarvis LandryWRNO
138WR58Garrett WilsonWRNYJ
139RB53Tyler AllgeierRBATL
140RB54Mark Ingram IIRBNO
141WR59Robbie AndersonWRCAR
142WR60Kenny GolladayWRNYG
143RB55Dontrell HilliardRBTENHilliard got glowing reviews throughout camp and looks poised to be the no. 2 RB behind Henry in TEN.
144RB56D'Onta ForemanRBCARIf McCaffrey were to miss time, CAR would likely devolve into a RBBC, but Foreman is penciled in as the no. 2 RB for now.
145TE12Evan EngramTEJAXAfter Dan Arnold's trade to JAX last year before injury, he was averaging 7.6 targets per game. Don't sleep on Engram's target potential.
146TE13Pat FreiermuthTEPIT
147TE14David NjokuTECLEWatson's 11-game suspension affects Njoku less than Cooper with Brissett likely to check down more. He's a solid TE2.
148TE15Austin HooperTETENIt 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.
149WR61George PickensWRPIT
150TE16Gerald EverettTELAC
151TE17Robert TonyanTEGBTonyan underperformed in 2021, but he could resume his role as a primary red-zone target for Rodgers with Adams gone.
152TE18Albert OkwuegbunamTEDENOkwuegbunam has a very high ceiling with Wilson in DEN, but he may be splitting snaps with Dulcich and the other blocking TEs.
153TE19Irv Smith Jr.TEMIN
154WR62Marquez Valdes-ScantlingWRKC
155WR63Julio JonesWRTBJulio is a major risk for declining performance and/or inability to stay healthy, but the ceiling is there to take a shot this late.
156TE20Hunter HenryTENE
157TE21Mike GesickiTEMIA
158WR64Jahan DotsonWRWAS
159RB57Jaylen WarrenRBPITIt would appear that Warren has seized the no. 2 RB role behind Harris in PIT, giving him RB2 upside if Harris were to miss time.
160WR65Joshua PalmerWRLAC
161WR66Romeo DoubsWRGBDoubs has impressed in training camp and has a chance to become a major contributor alongside Lazard with Adams gone.
162WR67Noah BrownWRDALThere's excitement for Tolbert, but Brown was rested with DAL's other starters, and he could see significant targets to open the year.
163WR68Jalen TolbertWRDAL
164WR69Michael GallupWRDAL
165RB58Ronald Jones IIRBKC
166RB59Isiah PachecoRBKC
167RB60Jeff WilsonRBSFWilson's ability to stay healthy is in question, but he seems to have a hold on the no. 2 RB job behind Mitchell as of now.
168TE22Cameron BrateTETBWith Gronk retired for now, Brate assumes the primary pass-catching TE role with Brady, which makes him a TD-dependent fantasy TE2.
169RB61Samaje PerineRBCINDespite Evans's playmaking ability as a receiver, CIN trusts Perine in the primary backup role behind Mixon.
170QB18Trevor LawrenceQBJAX
171QB19Ryan TannehillQBTEN
172QB20Daniel JonesQBNYG
173WR70David BellWRCLE
174RB62Jonathan WardRBARIThere's little clarity as to which ARI RB would benefit most if Conner were to miss time, but all three bear watching.
175RB63Eno BenjaminRBARI
176RB64Darrel WilliamsRBARI
177RB65Joshua KelleyRBLAC
178RB66Sony MichelRBLAC
179RB67Ty MontgomeryRBNE
180WR71Donovan Peoples-JonesWRCLEPeoples-Jones can be a boom-or-bust WR as a deep threat later in the season once Watson is back.
181WR72DeVante ParkerWRNE
182QB21Jameis WinstonQBNO
183RB68Raheem MostertRBMIA
184RB69Jamaal WilliamsRBDET
185WR73Jamison CrowderWRBUF
186TE23Noah FantTEDEN
187TE24Tyler HigbeeTELAR
188WR74Kendrick BourneWRNE
189WR75Randall CobbWRGBCobb scored 5 TDs in 2021. With his chemistry with Rodgers and Adams gone, he could once again see a bigger target share this season.
190WR76Alec PierceWRIND
191RB70Gary BrightwellRBNYG
192RB71Chris EvansRBCIN
193RB72Hassan HaskinsRBTEN
194RB73Boston ScottRBPHI
195WR77Parris CampbellWRINDCampbell has upside as the potential no. 2 WR in IND alongside Pittman, but it remains to be seen whether he can stay healthy.
196WR78Khalil ShakirWRBUF
197QB22Deshaun WatsonQBCLEWith Watson suspended for 11 games, he's not worth drafting and holding for that long unless your league allows suspended players on IR.
198RB74Rex BurkheadRBHOU
199TE25Logan ThomasTEWASIt sounds like Thomas could return early in the season, perhaps even for Week 1. With Wentz liking to target TEs, Thomas is a deep flier.
200TE26Hayden HurstTECIN

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