Despite the drama surrounding Antonio Brown last year, Fantasy owners benefited greatly from his time spent in Tampa Bay. Brown had at least seven targets in half of his games and topped 100 receiving yards in three of those seven contests. Regarding your 2022 Fantasy football team rankings, how should you handle the Buccaneers’ potent offense?
The Buccaneers reportedly signed Julio Jones this offseason in an effort to reestablish quarterback Tom Brady’s rapport with Brown, a veteran wide receiver. Due to his injury history in recent years, Jones is either a promising 2022 Fantasy football sleeper or a disappointing bust. You should review the 2022 Fantasy Football Draft Cheat Sheets from SportsLine’s tried and true computer model before you start planning your draft strategy.
For example, the model correctly predicted that Patriots running back Damien Harris would greatly outperform his fifth-round Fantasy football ADP last year. As a result, Harris was New England’s primary early-down back and finished as the eighth-best runner in all of Fantasy Football with 929 yards and 15 scores on the ground. He was selected before the likes of Clyde Edwards-Helaire (20 picks later on average), Josh Jacobs (14 picks later), and Chris Carson (13 picks later).
The same model has successfully predicted future Fantasy football outcomes, such as the identification of Julio Jones and JuJu Smith-Schuster as busts in the 2017 season and the prediction of A.J. Brown as a sleeper in 2020. Moreover, it mentions the Fantasy football sleepers of the past, such as Derrick Henry in 2019, Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara in 2018, and Davante Adams in 2017. Any team that relied on those kinds of players came close to winning their league championship.
In a head-to-head matchup against human experts last season, the model came out on top. The model is powered by the same people who generate projections for all three major Fantasy sites. You can always count on having access to the most up-to-date Fantasy football advice thanks to the frequent updates made to the projections.
Now that the entire NFL season has been simulated 10,000 times, SportsLine has released its latest Fantasy football rankings for 2022, complete with many sleepers, breakout players, and busts. You can check them out right now on SportsLine.
The best fantasy football sleepers for 2022
The model has identified Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott as one of the 2022 Fantasy football sleepers. As the leader of an offense that has been stacked with playmakers the past few seasons, Prescott has put up impressive numbers, but he is still being drafted in the eighth or ninth round of most 2022 Fantasy Football ADPs despite being the eleventh quarterback taken on average.
Some of that is because people are worried about how little he will be used as a runner in 2021 after his devastating ankle injury that year. The trade away of wide receiver Amari Cooper has also caused some concern. With CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Jalen Tolbert, Dalton Schultz, Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, and a quality offensive line, the model predicts another productive season for Prescott. He is projected to be the No. 6 quarterback in 2022 thanks to this factor.
Chase Claypool, a wide receiver for the Steelers, is another dark horse in SportsLine’s Fantasy Football 2022 rankings. Pittsburgh’s comeback attempt in Week 14 against the Vikings was derailed by his first down celebration during the two-minute drill. He had caught 47 passes for 753 yards and an average of 16 yards per catch in the previous 11 games he had played in.
As the Steelers prepare to move on from the Ben Roethlisberger era, there is concern about the production of all the pass-catchers this year. Even though he only attempted eight passes in his rookie season, Mitchell Trubisky was tabbed as the starting quarterback on the team’s opening depth chart at training camp. However, in his first two years with the team, Claypool has had the second-highest share of the team’s targets (17.79 percent). Claypool is projected to have a better 2022 Fantasy football ADP season than players like Elijah Moore, Allen Lazard, and Drake London, despite having a poor 2021 campaign. Read on for a list of the other Fantasy football underdogs you should draft in 2022.
Where to look for reliable Fantasy Football rankings in 2022
SportsLine is also very high on a quarterback who may sneak into your middle-round draft plans for 2022 Fantasy football. This quarterback is a surprising top-five option, ahead of superstars like Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. Find out who it is and where all players stand in your 2022 Fantasy football league on SportsLine.
Who are the undrafted free agents on your fantasy football team in 2022? And which quarterback surprises the NFL by finishing in the top five? For 2022 Fantasy Football position guides from the same model that predicted Damian Harris’ breakout season, head on over to SportsLine right now.
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