Fantasy Football Today: How things smoke-stack adult in the latest rankings update

On Friday’s episode of Fantasy Football Today, Adam Aizer had an engaging prompt to lead off a show: “Would we rather be diseased during using behind or far-reaching receiver entrance out of your draft?” we find a doubt positively fascinating since we consider it boils down so many of how Fantasy players proceed a diversion and breeze season. 

I consider many players would demeanour during a upside of a high-end using backs and a relations abyss during far-reaching receiver and contend they’d rather be diseased during WR, with abyss during RB in box things tumble apart. And we consider there’s some consequence to that suspicion – If we have dual loyal disproportion makers during using back, it can cover adult for a lot of holes elsewhere since high-end using backs tend to be some-more unchanging from week to week than their high-end WR counterparts. 

But, we consider that is a wrong approach to demeanour during it. Because while of march you’d wish mixed chosen using backs, unless you’re peaceful to go for dual in your initial dual picks, it’s flattering tough to pledge that. Historically, using backs are unequivocally good bets to strike in a initial dual rounds – typically improved than far-reaching receivers, even. The initial 12 using backs drafted strike 200-plus points in a deteriorate in PPR scoring about 63% of a time; a subsequent 12 get there around 25% of a time – I did a low dive on chronological breeze formula final season, in box we wish to know where I’m removing this from. 

At slightest formed on history, even if we try to make certain using behind isn’t a “weakness,” there’s a flattering good possibility that whoever we take as your RB2 or generally RB3 isn’t going to be a brave in your lineup. To put it another way: Running behind is substantially already a debility for your roster,  yet we usually don’t know it yet. That’s usually how a position goes. 

I wish we to keep that in mind as we take a demeanour during a latest rankings for any position for this season. we have my possess tiered rankings for we in today’s newsletter, and we can also see tiers from Dave Richard and Heath Cummings, plus rankings from a whole FFT group right here. Next week on CBSSports.com/Fantasy, we’ll be diving low into a using behind position with a RB preview week content, and a newsletter will simulate that as good – I’ll mangle down a state of a position for on we Monday, and we’ll have a latest sleepers, breakouts, and busts for a position, along with updates on all we need to know from training camp. 

For now, here are my latest updated rankings for a 2022 seasons, with any position lonesome and my latest altogether top-150 rankings. 

QB Rankings

There hasn’t been many transformation during a quarterback position for me of late. Note that I’m not ranking Deshaun Watson until we get some clarity on his eligibility for this deteriorate — we don’t know any some-more than any of we about his chances of personification a full season, and we wouldn’t be peaceful to tell we when or where to breeze him until we do know.

That’s substantially a biggest remaining doubt symbol during a position, presumption Joe Burrow recovers from his appendix medicine yet emanate — if a time we had my appendix private behind in eighth class is any indication, Burrow usually needs to equivocate shouting for a few days, and he’ll be behind on his skateboard — err, a use margin — in no time. 

That’s not to contend there aren’t doubt outlines during quarterback, of course. Questions everywhere about how a Eagles devise to muster Jalen Hurts and how Trey Lance will filigree with a 49ers offense, as good as possibly a Vikings competence spin into a pass-first offense with new conduct manager Kevin O’Connell and what that could meant for Kirk Cousins’ upside. We competence get some answers to those questions during training stay and a preseason, yet we won’t know how a likes of Justin Fields, Tua Tagovailoa, Daniel Jones or Trevor Lawrence will demeanour until we indeed see them in games. You can go as distant down as No. 22 (Trevor Lawrence) before we run out of players we could practically see finishing as top-12 guys, yet that doesn’t meant I’m usually going to wait and gamble on upside — I’ve already created this offseason about how not removing one of a chosen quarterbacks is a riskier plan than ever this season

  1. Josh Allen*
  2. Patrick Mahomes
  3. Lamar Jackson
  4. Justin Herbert*
  5. Kyler Murray
  6. Jalen Hurts
  7. Dak Prescott
  8. Tom Brady
  9. Matthew Stafford
  10. Joe Burrow
  11. Russell Wilson*
  12. Trey Lance
  13. Aaron Rodgers
  14. Kirk Cousins
  15. Derek Carr*
  16. Justin Fields
  17. Jameis Winston
  18. Tua Tagovailoa*
  19. Ryan Tannehill*
  20. Daniel Jones
  21. Marcus Mariota
  22. Trevor Lawrence
  23. Mitch Trubisky*
  24. Matt Ryan
  25. Carson Wentz
  26. Mac Jones
  27. Baker Mayfield
  28. Jared Goff
  29. Zach Wilson
  30. Davis Mills
  31. Drew Lock
  32. Jacoby Brissett*

*End of a tier

RB Rankings

Things are mostly holding solid in my using behind rankings, yet there has been some movement, for sure. The tip 12 seems flattering set, with a disproportion of one player: Alvin Kamara, whose off-field questions still loom. He’s set for a rough conference for his attack charges on Aug. 1, yet we substantially won’t know many some-more about a calendar afterwards than we do now. Kamara has any inducement to try to check authorised record as many as he can, and a NFL is doubtful to take movement until and unless a authorised complement plays out, so it’s wholly probable Kamara won’t face any fortify until subsequent season. If we knew he was going to be authorised to play a whole season, Kamara would be a top-five choice for me, expected No. 4.

A few players we did particularly pierce adult in this refurbish are James Robinson and Rhamondre Stevenson, who both now lay in a border RB3 range. There has been hum about Stevenson pulling Damien Harris for a lead RB purpose for a Patriots, and he’s a usually RB there with three-down potential, definition he’s a many high-upside one there. That’s a trend we’ll be gripping a very, unequivocally tighten eye on during training camp, and we included Stevenson in my Breakouts refurbish this week as well

As for Robinson, while he still has a lot to infer in entrance behind from a ruptured Achilles, a fact that he won’t be on a PUP list to open stay seems like a large understanding to me. We’ve seen him be a difference-making writer for Fantasy, and while it’s satisfactory to be doubtful about his earthy willingness entrance off this specific injury, there simply aren’t many proven backs with three-down skills accessible late in your drafts. Robinson still went outward of a top-100 in a most new ridicule breeze after a news came out, so he still looks like a value to me. 

  1. Christian McCaffrey
  2. Jonathan Taylor
  3. Austin Ekeler*
  4. Dalvin Cook
  5. Najee Harris*
  6. Aaron Jones
  7. D’Andre Swift
  8. Derrick Henry
  9. Leonard Fournette
  10. Joe Mixon*
  11. Saquon Barkley
  12. David Montgomery
  13. Alvin Kamara
  14. James Conner*
  15. Javonte Williams
  16. Nick Chubb
  17. Ezekiel Elliott*
  18. J.K. Dobbins
  19. Travis Etienne
  20. Josh Jacobs
  21. Antonio Gibson
  22. Breece Hall*
  23. Cam Akers
  24. Miles Sanders
  25. AJ Dillon
  26. Elijah Mitchell*
  27. Kareem Hunt
  28. Chase Edmonds
  29. Tony Pollard
  30. Damien Harris
  31. Clyde Edwards-Helaire*
  32. Devin Singletary
  33. Kenneth Gainwell
  34. James Cook
  35. Rashaad Penny
  36. Rhamondre Stevenson
  37. James Robinson
  38. Cordarrelle Patterson
  39. Alexander Mattison
  40. Ronald Jones II
  41. Melvin Gordon*
  42. Dameon Pierce
  43. Nyheim Hines
  44. J.D. McKissic
  45. Jamaal Williams
  46. Kenneth Walker III
  47. Darrell Henderson
  48. Gus Edwards
  49. Michael Carter
  50. James White
  51. Zamir White*
  52. Darrel Williams
  53. D’Onta Foreman
  54. Marlon Mack
  55. Isaiah Spiller
  56. Damien Williams
  57. Rex Burkhead
  58. Jeff Wilson
  59. Kenyan Drake
  60. Sony Michel*

*End of a tier

WR Rankings

If we wish to sum adult a state of a far-reaching receiver position streamer into 2022 drafts, we consider this does it about as good as anything else: Wide receivers make adult usually 9 of my tip 24 and 19 of a tip 48, yet afterwards 48 of a subsequent 102 players are WR. The position is lighter on apparent impact players than we’ve gotten used to in new years, yet it stays as low as ever with contributors. 

In new weeks, I’ve come to a finish that we consider there’s substantially a some-more decisive opening between Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase than we primarily thought, hence a tier opening between them. Chase could, of course, take a step brazen in his second deteriorate a same approach Jefferson did, yet we consider it’s value observant that while Jefferson did contend chosen efficiency, he still averaged 1.5 yards per aim reduction in his second deteriorate than his first; he done adult for that with 42 some-more targets, and it’s harder to plan that kind of boost for Chase with Tee Higgins also perfectionist targets. 

Of course, I’m happy to have possibly as my No. 1 far-reaching receiver, and it competence be some-more critical to get one of those chosen guys since I’m usually not certain how many of them there are this season. we feel unequivocally assured in a tip 5 in my rankings being elite, and flattering good about a subsequent dual tiers, yet there are adequate questions about them all to be during slightest a small skeptical. Deebo Samuel in sold fell a few spots (and a tier) for me, as I’m usually not during all assured that he’s going to get a volume or peculiarity of touches he needs to come tighten to repeating final season.  

  1. Cooper Kupp*
  2. Davante Adams
  3. Justin Jefferson*
  4. Ja’Marr Chase
  5. Stefon Diggs*
  6. Mike Evans
  7. CeeDee Lamb*
  8. Deebo Samuel
  9. Tyreek Hill
  10. A.J. Brown*
  11. Diontae Johnson
  12. D.J. Moore
  13. Tee Higgins
  14. Keenan Allen
  15. Brandin Cooks*
  16. Michael Pittman Jr.
  17. Mike Williams
  18. Marquise Brown
  19. Jaylen Waddle
  20. Amari Cooper
  21. Chris Godwin
  22. Terry McLaurin
  23. D.K. Metcalf*
  24. JuJu Smith-Schuster
  25. Allen Robinson
  26. Robert Woods
  27. Darnell Mooney*
  28. Jerry Jeudy
  29. Adam Thielen
  30. Rashod Bateman
  31. Amon-Ra St. Brown
  32. Michael Thomas
  33. DeAndre Hopkins
  34. Kadarius Toney
  35. Gabe Davis*
  36. Drake London
  37. Tyler Lockett
  38. Courtland Sutton
  39. DeVonta Smith
  40. Elijah Moore
  41. Hunter Renfrow
  42. Russell Gage
  43. Jarvis Landry
  44. Chase Claypool
  45. Chris Olave
  46. Garrett Wilson*
  47. Julio Jones
  48. DeVante Parker
  49. Tyler Boyd
  50. Allen Lazard
  51. Corey Davis
  52. Christian Kirk
  53. Brandon Aiyuk
  54. Marvin Jones
  55. Tim Patrick
  56. Kenny Golladay
  57. Curtis Samuel
  58. Rondale Moore
  59. Jamison Crowder
  60. Treylon Burks
  61. Donovan Peoples-Jones*

*End of a tier

TE Rankings

No male is an island, yet during parsimonious end, one male can be his possess tier. That’s how it is for a initial three, where we perspective Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, and Kyle Pitts to be distant from both any other and a rest of a position. I’m peaceful to take all 3 in a initial dual rounds if we unequivocally wish them, since we consider George Kittle and Darren Waller are some-more like fourth or even fifth-rounders this season, with another multi-round dump after those two. 

I’m not shopping a suspicion that parsimonious finish will be opposite this year. We contend that any year, and any year, there are like 3 parsimonious ends who indeed matter and afterwards everybody else wouldn’t be value starting if we didn’t have to have a parsimonious finish in your lineup. That doesn’t meant we don’t like T.J. Hockenson or Dallas Goedert (or even lower-end guys like Albert Okwuegbunam, Noah Fant, or Irv Smith). I’m usually not going to strech for any of them solely for a guys we know will be disproportion makers. This year, that usually includes a tip three. 

  1. Travis Kelce*
  2. Mark Andrews*
  3. Kyle Pitts*
  4. George Kittle
  5. Darren Waller*
  6. T.J. Hockenson
  7. Dalton Schultz
  8. Dallas Goedert*
  9. Zach Ertz
  10. Mike Gesicki
  11. Cole Kmet
  12. Pat Freiermuth*
  13. Albert Okwuegbunam
  14. David Njoku
  15. Noah Fant
  16. Irv Smith*
  17. Gerald Everett
  18. Tyler Higbee
  19. Austin Hooper
  20. Dawson Knox
  21. Hunter Henry
  22. Evan Engram*
  23. Logan Thomas
  24. Robert Tonyan*

*End of a tier

Overall top-150 rankings

  1. Christian McCaffrey, RB
  2. Cooper Kupp, WR
  3. Jonathan Taylor, RB
  4. Austin Ekeler, RB
  5. Dalvin Cook, RB
  6. Davante Adams, WR
  7. Justin Jefferson, WR
  8. Najee Harris, RB
  9. Travis Kelce, TE
  10. Aaron Jones, RB
  11. Josh Allen, QB
  12. Ja’Marr Chase, WR
  13. Stefon Diggs, WR
  14. D’Andre Swift, RB
  15. Derrick Henry, RB
  16. Leonard Fournette, RB
  17. Joe Mixon, RB
  18. Mike Evans, WR
  19. Saquon Barkley, RB
  20. Mark Andrews, TE
  21. David Montgomery, RB
  22. CeeDee Lamb, WR
  23. Deebo Samuel, WR
  24. Tyreek Hill, WR
  25. Alvin Kamara, RB
  26. James Conner, RB
  27. A.J. Brown, WR
  28. Kyle Pitts, TE
  29. Diontae Johnson, WR
  30. D.J. Moore, WR
  31. Tee Higgins, WR
  32. Javonte Williams, RB
  33. Keenan Allen, WR
  34. Brandin Cooks, WR
  35. Nick Chubb, RB
  36. Ezekiel Elliott, RB
  37. Patrick Mahomes, QB
  38. George Kittle, TE
  39. Lamar Jackson, QB
  40. Michael Pittman Jr., WR
  41. J.K. Dobbins, RB
  42. Justin Herbert, QB
  43. Mike Williams, WR
  44. Marquise Brown, WR
  45. Darren Waller, TE
  46. Jaylen Waddle, WR
  47. Travis Etienne, RB
  48. Josh Jacobs, RB
  49. Amari Cooper, WR
  50. Chris Godwin, WR
  51. Terry McLaurin, WR
  52. D.K. Metcalf, WR
  53. T.J. Hockenson, TE
  54. Antonio Gibson, RB
  55. Breece Hall, RB
  56. Cam Akers, RB
  57. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR
  58. Allen Robinson, WR
  59. Robert Woods, WR
  60. Darnell Mooney, WR
  61. Miles Sanders, RB
  62. Jerry Jeudy, WR
  63. Dalton Schultz, TE
  64. Adam Thielen, WR
  65. AJ Dillon, RB
  66. Elijah Mitchell, RB
  67. Kyler Murray, QB
  68. Rashod Bateman, WR
  69. Dallas Goedert, TE
  70. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR
  71. Michael Thomas, WR
  72. DeAndre Hopkins, WR
  73. Jalen Hurts, QB
  74. Kareem Hunt, RB
  75. Kadarius Toney, WR
  76. Gabe Davis, WR
  77. Zach Ertz, TE
  78. Drake London, WR
  79. Tyler Lockett, WR
  80. Mike Gesicki, TE
  81. Chase Edmonds, RB
  82. Dak Prescott, QB
  83. Courtland Sutton, WR
  84. DeVonta Smith, WR
  85. Cole Kmet, TE
  86. Elijah Moore, WR
  87. Tom Brady, QB
  88. Hunter Renfrow, WR
  89. Matthew Stafford, QB
  90. Joe Burrow, QB
  91. Russell Gage, WR
  92. Pat Freiermuth, TE
  93. Jarvis Landry, WR
  94. Chase Claypool, WR
  95. Chris Olave, WR
  96. Russell Wilson, QB
  97. Garrett Wilson, WR
  98. Aaron Rodgers, QB
  99. Tony Pollard, RB
  100. Damien Harris, RB
  101. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB
  102. Kirk Cousins, QB
  103. Julio Jones, WR
  104. DeVante Parker, WR
  105. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE
  106. David Njoku, TE
  107. Noah Fant, TE
  108. Tyler Boyd, WR
  109. Allen Lazard, WR
  110. Irv Smith, TE
  111. Trey Lance, QB
  112. Corey Davis, WR
  113. Christian Kirk, WR
  114. Brandon Aiyuk, WR
  115. Marvin Jones, WR
  116. Tim Patrick, WR
  117. Gerald Everett, TE
  118. Devin Singletary, RB
  119. Kenny Golladay, WR
  120. Curtis Samuel, WR
  121. Kenneth Gainwell, RB
  122. Rondale Moore, WR
  123. James Cook, RB
  124. Rashaad Penny, RB
  125. Derek Carr, QB
  126. James Robinson, RB
  127. Jamison Crowder, WR
  128. Treylon Burks, WR
  129. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR
  130. Cordarrelle Patterson, RB
  131. Tyler Higbee, TE
  132. Zay Jones, WR
  133. Robby Anderson, WR
  134. Alexander Mattison, RB
  135. Justin Fields, QB
  136. Ronald Jones II, RB
  137. A.J. Green, WR
  138. Melvin Gordon, RB
  139. Mecole Hardman, WR
  140. Austin Hooper, TE
  141. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB
  142. Dawson Knox, TE
  143. Dameon Pierce, RB
  144. Jameis Winston, QB
  145. Sammy Watkins, WR
  146. K.J. Osborn, WR
  147. Nyheim Hines, RB
  148. J.D. McKissic, RB
  149. Jamaal Williams, RB
  150. Kenneth Walker III, RB

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