2022 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

NFL Player Rankings

Developing accurate fantasy football player rankings is a key component of creating reliable fantasy football cheat sheets, and as we know your cheat sheet could make or break your fantasy football draft. In modern fantasy football leagues, almost any football position can be added to your fantasy league scoring configuration (even defensive players).

Regardless of your league’s configuration, you’ll need to be sure to have accurate NFL player rankings for each position that is required to complete your fantasy roster. Otherwise, how would you know how to make picks for your fantasy football draft boards as the season approachs? Here are some factors we consider when developing our fantasy football player rankings:

  • Statistics- Obviously the stats from the previous season are most critical but as the season progresses current statistics become more relevant.
  • Fantasy Point Output- Understand how each player’s statistics translate to point output based on your fantasy league configuration. Just as statistic/point-values vary from league to league, a player's ranking will likewise rise or fall based on league settings.
  • Games Played- The number of games a player actually played in during the previous season is an oft-forgotten statistic. Would you rather draft a player that put up 80 fantasy points in 16 games, or a player who put up 60 fantasy points in 8 games? This is why FPPG output is a key statistic to follow (and also why it is integrated into all of our sheets by default).
  • Team- The team a player plays for should definitely factor into their ranking, especially if the player has changed teams. Those teams with high-powered offenses will have players who put up more fantasy points, so remember to factor in the team when you configure your rankings.
  • Experience- The factor that experience plays in your NFL player rankings is heavily dependent on the position being analyzed; a productive kicker will have a much longer career than a productive running back. Compare each player’s stats to their experience to ensure they are not on the downside of their career.
  • Position on Depth Chart- As training camp battles progress, a clearer picture of each team’s depth chart should arise. Know which players have cemented a starting job and which players are still battling to move up the depth chart.
  • Injury Concerns– Football players are constantly battling injuries, but some injuries are worse than others. Those players with injury concerns should slide down your player rankings; how far they slide will depend on the severity (and sometimes the frequency) of their injury.

There are many different factors to consider when configuring your 2022 NFL player rankings. The key to success is examining the relevant factors and properly applying them to the position and player being analyzed. We hope that the rankings provided will help you create reliable and accurate fantasy football cheat sheets in preparation for your 2022 fantasy football draft. Below are our top 5 players at each position named in the standard fantasy football scoring system. To view all rankings for a particular position please click the links above.


Top 10 Quarterbacks

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Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 1 in our 2022 Quarterback rankings.
Josh Allen #13
BUF Bills, 4 years exp
GAM=17, PAYD=4407, PATD=36, RUCA=122, RUYD=763, RUTD=6, INT=15, FUM=3, FPPG=27.6, TFP=469
2
Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers is ranked 2 in our 2022 Quarterback rankings.
Justin Herbert #10
LAC Chargers, 2 years exp
GAM=17, PAYD=5014, PATD=38, RUCA=63, RUYD=302, RUTD=3, INT=15, FUM=1, FPPG=26.2, TFP=445
3
Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 3 in our 2022 Quarterback rankings.
Patrick Mahomes #13
KC Chiefs, 4 years exp
GAM=17, PAYD=4839, PATD=37, RUCA=66, RUYD=381, RUTD=2, INT=13, FUM=4, FPPG=25.4, TFP=432
4
Russell Wilson of the Denver Broncos is ranked 4 in our 2022 Quarterback rankings.
Russell Wilson #3
DEN Broncos, 9 years exp
GAM=14, PAYD=3113, PATD=25, RUCA=43, RUYD=183, RUTD=2, INT=6, FUM=1, FPPG=20.8, TFP=291
5
Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns is ranked 5 in our 2022 Quarterback rankings.
Deshaun Watson #13
CLE Browns, 4 years exp
6
Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens is ranked 6 in our 2022 Quarterback rankings.
Lamar Jackson #13
BAL Ravens, 4 years exp
GAM=12, PAYD=2882, PATD=16, RUCA=133, RUYD=767, RUTD=2, INT=13, FUM=3, FPPG=22.3, TFP=268
7
Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is ranked 7 in our 2022 Quarterback rankings.
Tom Brady #12
TB Buccaneers, 22 years exp
GAM=17, PAYD=5316, PATD=43, RUCA=28, RUYD=81, RUTD=2, INT=12, FUM=3, FPPG=27.1, TFP=461
8
Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 8 in our 2022 Quarterback rankings.
Joe Burrow #13
CIN Bengals, 2 years exp
GAM=16, PAYD=4611, PATD=34, RUCA=40, RUYD=118, RUTD=2, INT=14, FUM=2, FPPG=23.8, TFP=380
9
Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals is ranked 9 in our 2022 Quarterback rankings.
Kyler Murray #1
ARI Cardinals, 3 years exp
GAM=14, PAYD=3787, PATD=24, RUCA=88, RUYD=423, RUTD=5, INT=10, FUM=0, FPPG=24.8, TFP=348
10
Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 10 in our 2022 Quarterback rankings.
Dak Prescott #12
DAL Cowboys, 6 years exp
GAM=16, PAYD=4449, PATD=37, RUCA=48, RUYD=146, RUTD=1, INT=10, FUM=6, FPPG=24.3, TFP=389

Top 10 Running Backs

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Jonathan Taylor of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 1 in our 2022 Running Back rankings.
Jonathan Taylor #34
IND Colts, 2 years exp
GAM=17, RUCA=332, RUYD=1811, RUTD=18, RETR=51, RECP=40, REYD=360, RETD=2, FUM=2, FPPG=19.6, TFP=333
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Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans is ranked 2 in our 2022 Running Back rankings.
Derrick Henry #34
TEN Titans, 6 years exp
GAM=8, RUCA=219, RUYD=937, RUTD=10, RETR=20, RECP=18, REYD=154, RETD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=21.1, TFP=169
3
Austin Ekeler of the Los Angeles Chargers is ranked 3 in our 2022 Running Back rankings.
Austin Ekeler #30
LAC Chargers, 5 years exp
GAM=16, RUCA=206, RUYD=911, RUTD=12, RETR=94, RECP=70, REYD=647, RETD=8, FUM=3, FPPG=16.9, TFP=270
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Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers is ranked 4 in our 2022 Running Back rankings.
Christian McCaffrey #34
CAR Panthers, 5 years exp
GAM=7, RUCA=99, RUYD=442, RUTD=1, RETR=41, RECP=37, REYD=343, RETD=1, FUM=0, FPPG=12.9, TFP=90
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Najee Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 5 in our 2022 Running Back rankings.
Najee Harris #22
PIT Steelers, 1 years exp
GAM=17, RUCA=307, RUYD=1200, RUTD=7, RETR=94, RECP=74, REYD=467, RETD=3, FUM=0, FPPG=13.3, TFP=227
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Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 6 in our 2022 Running Back rankings.
Alvin Kamara #34
NO Saints, 5 years exp
GAM=13, RUCA=240, RUYD=898, RUTD=4, RETR=67, RECP=47, REYD=439, RETD=5, FUM=0, FPPG=14.4, TFP=188
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Dalvin Cook of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 7 in our 2022 Running Back rankings.
Dalvin Cook #34
MIN Vikings, 5 years exp
GAM=13, RUCA=249, RUYD=1159, RUTD=6, RETR=49, RECP=34, REYD=224, RETD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=13.1, TFP=170
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Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 8 in our 2022 Running Back rankings.
Joe Mixon #34
CIN Bengals, 5 years exp
GAM=16, RUCA=292, RUYD=1205, RUTD=13, RETR=48, RECP=42, REYD=314, RETD=3, FUM=1, FPPG=15.4, TFP=246
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Nick Chubb of the Cleveland Browns is ranked 9 in our 2022 Running Back rankings.
Nick Chubb #34
CLE Browns, 4 years exp
GAM=14, RUCA=228, RUYD=1259, RUTD=8, RETR=25, RECP=20, REYD=174, RETD=1, FUM=1, FPPG=14, TFP=195
10
Leonard Fournette of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is ranked 10 in our 2022 Running Back rankings.
Leonard Fournette #23
TB Buccaneers, 5 years exp
GAM=14, RUCA=180, RUYD=812, RUTD=8, RETR=84, RECP=69, REYD=454, RETD=2, FUM=0, FPPG=13.3, TFP=187

Top 10 Wide Receivers

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Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams is ranked 1 in our 2022 Wide Receiver rankings.
Cooper Kupp #80
LAR Rams, 5 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=191, RECP=145, REYD=1947, RETD=16, RUYD=18, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=17.2, TFP=292
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Ja'Marr Chase of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 2 in our 2022 Wide Receiver rankings.
Ja'Marr Chase #1
CIN Bengals, 1 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=128, RECP=81, REYD=1455, RETD=13, RUYD=21, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=13.2, TFP=224
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Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 3 in our 2022 Wide Receiver rankings.
Justin Jefferson #80
MIN Vikings, 2 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=167, RECP=108, REYD=1616, RETD=10, RUYD=14, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=13, TFP=221
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Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 4 in our 2022 Wide Receiver rankings.
Stefon Diggs #14
BUF Bills, 7 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=164, RECP=103, REYD=1225, RETD=10, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=10.7, TFP=182
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Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders is ranked 5 in our 2022 Wide Receiver rankings.
Davante Adams #17
LV Raiders, 7 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=169, RECP=123, REYD=1553, RETD=11, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=13.8, TFP=221
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CeeDee Lamb of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 6 in our 2022 Wide Receiver rankings.
CeeDee Lamb #85
DAL Cowboys, 2 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=120, RECP=79, REYD=1102, RETD=6, RUYD=76, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=9.6, TFP=154
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Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is ranked 7 in our 2022 Wide Receiver rankings.
Mike Evans #13
TB Buccaneers, 8 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=114, RECP=74, REYD=1035, RETD=14, RUYD=10, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=11.8, TFP=188
8
A.J. Brown of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 8 in our 2022 Wide Receiver rankings.
A.J. Brown #80
PHI Eagles, 3 years exp
GAM=13, RETR=105, RECP=63, REYD=869, RETD=5, RUYD=10, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=9.1, TFP=118
9
Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers is ranked 9 in our 2022 Wide Receiver rankings.
Deebo Samuel #0
SF 49ers, 83 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=121, RECP=77, REYD=1405, RETD=6, RUYD=365, RUTD=8, FUM=2, FPPG=16.1, TFP=257
10
Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins is ranked 10 in our 2022 Wide Receiver rankings.
Tyreek Hill #80
MIA Dolphins, 5 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=159, RECP=111, REYD=1239, RETD=9, RUYD=96, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=10.9, TFP=186

Top 10 Tight Ends

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Mark Andrews of the Baltimore Ravens is ranked 1 in our 2022 Tight End rankings.
Mark Andrews #89
BAL Ravens, 4 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=153, RECP=107, REYD=1361, RETD=9, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=11.2, TFP=190
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Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 2 in our 2022 Tight End rankings.
Travis Kelce #87
KC Chiefs, 9 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=134, RECP=92, REYD=1125, RETD=9, RUYD=3, RUTD=1, FUM=1, FPPG=10.7, TFP=171
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Darren Waller of the Las Vegas Raiders is ranked 3 in our 2022 Tight End rankings.
Darren Waller #85
LV Raiders, 3 years exp
4
Dalton Schultz of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 4 in our 2022 Tight End rankings.
Dalton Schultz #85
DAL Cowboys, 4 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=104, RECP=78, REYD=808, RETD=8, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=7.6, TFP=129
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Kyle Pitts of the Atlanta Falcons is ranked 5 in our 2022 Tight End rankings.
Kyle Pitts #84
ATL Falcons, 1 years exp
GAM=17, RETR=110, RECP=68, REYD=1026, RETD=1, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=6.4, TFP=109
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George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers is ranked 6 in our 2022 Tight End rankings.
George Kittle #85
SF 49ers, 5 years exp
GAM=14, RETR=94, RECP=71, REYD=910, RETD=6, RUYD=20, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=9.1, TFP=127
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Rob Gronkowski of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is ranked 7 in our 2022 Tight End rankings.
Rob Gronkowski #87
TB Buccaneers, 12 years exp
GAM=12, RETR=89, RECP=55, REYD=802, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=9.7, TFP=116
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T.J. Hockenson of the Detroit Lions is ranked 8 in our 2022 Tight End rankings.
T.J. Hockenson #88
DET Lions, 3 years exp
GAM=12, RETR=84, RECP=61, REYD=583, RETD=4, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=6.9, TFP=82
9
Dawson Knox of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 9 in our 2022 Tight End rankings.
Dawson Knox #85
BUF Bills, 3 years exp
GAM=15, RETR=71, RECP=49, REYD=587, RETD=9, RUYD=4, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=7.5, TFP=113
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Pat Freiermuth of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 10 in our 2022 Tight End rankings.
Pat Freiermuth #88
PIT Steelers, 1 years exp
GAM=16, RETR=79, RECP=60, REYD=497, RETD=7, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=5.6, TFP=90

Top 10 Kickers

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Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens is ranked 1 in our 2022 Kicker rankings.
Justin Tucker #9
BAL Ravens, 10 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=35, MIFG=2, MAXP=32, MIXP=0, FPPG=7.7, TFP=131
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Tyler Bass of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 2 in our 2022 Kicker rankings.
Tyler Bass #2
BUF Bills, 2 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=28, MIFG=4, MAXP=51, MIXP=0, FPPG=7.2, TFP=123
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Evan McPherson of the Cincinnati Bengals is ranked 3 in our 2022 Kicker rankings.
Evan McPherson #19
CIN Bengals, 1 years exp
GAM=16, MAFG=28, MIFG=5, MAXP=46, MIXP=2, FPPG=7.1, TFP=113
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Matt Gay of the Los Angeles Rams is ranked 4 in our 2022 Kicker rankings.
Matt Gay #3
LAR Rams, 3 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=32, MIFG=2, MAXP=48, MIXP=1, FPPG=8.1, TFP=137
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Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked 5 in our 2022 Kicker rankings.
Harrison Butker #8
KC Chiefs, 5 years exp
GAM=16, MAFG=25, MIFG=3, MAXP=47, MIXP=2, FPPG=6.9, TFP=111
6
Nick Folk of the New England Patriots is ranked 6 in our 2022 Kicker rankings.
Nick Folk #2
NE Patriots, 14 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=36, MIFG=3, MAXP=42, MIXP=5, FPPG=8, TFP=136
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Jake Elliott of the Philadelphia Eagles is ranked 7 in our 2022 Kicker rankings.
Jake Elliott #8
PHI Eagles, 5 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=30, MIFG=3, MAXP=44, MIXP=0, FPPG=7.4, TFP=125
8
Daniel Carlson of the Las Vegas Raiders is ranked 8 in our 2022 Kicker rankings.
Daniel Carlson #7
LV Raiders, 4 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=40, MIFG=3, MAXP=30, MIXP=3, FPPG=8.1, TFP=138
9
Greg Joseph of the Minnesota Vikings is ranked 9 in our 2022 Kicker rankings.
Greg Joseph #0
MIN Vikings, 4 years exp
GAM=17, MAFG=33, MIFG=5, MAXP=36, MIXP=4, FPPG=6.8, TFP=116
10
Jason Sanders of the Miami Dolphins is ranked 10 in our 2022 Kicker rankings.
Jason Sanders #3
MIA Dolphins, 4 years exp
GAM=16, MAFG=23, MIFG=8, MAXP=34, MIXP=1, FPPG=4.9, TFP=78

Top 10 Defenses/Special Teams

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Los Angeles Rams of the Los Angeles Rams is ranked 1 in our 2022 Defense rankings.
Los Angeles Rams
GAM=17, FREC=6, INT=19, SACK=50, DTD=0, PA=372, FPPG=5.9, TFP=100
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is ranked 2 in our 2022 Defense rankings.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
GAM=17, FREC=12, INT=17, SACK=47, DTD=2, PA=353, FPPG=6.9, TFP=117
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New England Patriots of the New England Patriots is ranked 3 in our 2022 Defense rankings.
New England Patriots
GAM=17, FREC=7, INT=23, SACK=36, DTD=3, PA=303, FPPG=6.7, TFP=114
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Buffalo Bills of the Buffalo Bills is ranked 4 in our 2022 Defense rankings.
Buffalo Bills
GAM=17, FREC=11, INT=19, SACK=42, DTD=1, PA=289, FPPG=6.4, TFP=108
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New Orleans Saints of the New Orleans Saints is ranked 5 in our 2022 Defense rankings.
New Orleans Saints
GAM=17, FREC=7, INT=18, SACK=46, DTD=2, PA=335, FPPG=6.4, TFP=108
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San Francisco 49ers of the San Francisco 49ers is ranked 6 in our 2022 Defense rankings.
San Francisco 49ers
GAM=17, FREC=11, INT=9, SACK=48, DTD=2, PA=365, FPPG=5.9, TFP=100
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Dallas Cowboys of the Dallas Cowboys is ranked 7 in our 2022 Defense rankings.
Dallas Cowboys
GAM=17, FREC=8, INT=26, SACK=41, DTD=6, PA=358, FPPG=8.5, TFP=145
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Pittsburgh Steelers of the Pittsburgh Steelers is ranked 8 in our 2022 Defense rankings.
Pittsburgh Steelers
GAM=17, FREC=9, INT=13, SACK=55, DTD=0, PA=398, FPPG=5.8, TFP=99
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Denver Broncos of the Denver Broncos is ranked 9 in our 2022 Defense rankings.
Denver Broncos
GAM=17, FREC=6, INT=13, SACK=36, DTD=1, PA=322, FPPG=4.7, TFP=80
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Indianapolis Colts of the Indianapolis Colts is ranked 10 in our 2022 Defense rankings.
Indianapolis Colts
GAM=17, FREC=14, INT=19, SACK=33, DTD=1, PA=365, FPPG=6.4, TFP=109