2022 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks


Via: Sportingnews.com


The NFL Preseason has officially come to an end, leaving just over a week until kickoff of the 2022-2023 regular season. With multiple position battles being decided and rosters being filled, fantasy managers will be looking for rankings and news related to this year's best players. With an influx of fantasy football content coming over the next week or so, let's take a look at my Quarterback rankings for the 2022 season.

 

1. Josh Allen (BUF, 7)

2. Justin Herbert (LAC, 8)

After an incredible fantasy showing last season, Herbert has solidified himself as an elite fantasy option at the QB spot. Herbert finished the 2021 campaign as the number two overall QB in total points, with just under four hundred (395.76). Herbert shouldn’t experience any major falloff in his numbers, as the Chargers retained four of Herbert’s five favorite targets from 2021. The only possible reason for concern for Herbert would be his subpar rushing numbers; however, he’s able to offset his minimal rushing production through his explosive passing ability. Herbert was tied with Tom Brady for the most three-hundred-yard passing games in 2021, with nine (FantasyPros).

3. Lamar Jackson (BAL, 10)

4. Patrick Mahomes II (KC, 8)

Ranking Mahomes as the QB4 heading into this year may seem low to some, but there seems to be a consensus that Mahomes will have a down year. Mahomes lost speedy wideout Tyreek Hill this offseason, vacating nearly one hundred and sixty targets along with over twelve hundred yards and nine touchdowns. Furthermore, the departures of Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson don’t help Mahomes either. Although there are a few different factors that line up against Mahomes going into the 2022 season, he’s far too talented to be seen as less than a top-five option at Quarterback.

5. Jalen Hurts (PHI, 7)

Speaking of having a consensus about one player; the consensus is that this may be the breakout year for Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. By week eleven of last season, Hurts was the number one ranked QB in terms of total points scored, he finished the season ranked ninth. Hurts is arguably the best dual-threat Quarterback in terms of fantasy football, as his passing numbers from a season ago won’t blow you away. But after the addition of receiver A.J. Brown, his passing totals are expected to take off. To make an even stronger case for Hurts, the Eagles retained all of his top receiving threats. Where Hurts racks up his points is in the rushing column, as Hurts was able to add ten rushing touchdowns onto his numbers last year. With the rushing production of Hurts and his much improved receiving unit, Hurts has all the opportunities to finish as the QB1 this year.

6. Kyler Murray (ARI, 13)

7. Russell Wilson (DEN, 9)

8. Tom Brady (TB, 11)

9. Joe Burrow (CIN, 10)

10. Dak Prescott (DAL, 9)

11. Trey Lance (SF, 9)

After picking Lance third overall in the 2021 draft, the 49ers will finally hand him the keys to the offense. The sky's the limit for Lance as he’ll be taking over an offense with multiple explosive playmakers; including Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, and Brandon Aiyuk. Lance showed flashes of his potential in the six games he appeared in, although he only received a large snap count in three of them. Passing for around six hundred yards and five touchdowns, while adding one hundred and sixty-eight yards rushing and one touchdown. Lance may have some inconsistencies in his first year as a starter, but his potential is more than worth investing in.

12. Matthew Stafford (LAR, 7)

13. Aaron Rodgers (GB, 14)

14. Derek Carr (LV, 6)

15. Kirk Cousins (MIN, 7)

16. Tua Tagovailoa (MIA, 11)

The fifth overall pick from the 2020 draft, Tua Tagovailoa, is another young Quarterback expected to take the next step this year. The Dolphins made a massive trade for three-time All-Pro receiver Tyreek Hill this offseason, surrounding Tua with another talented wide receiver across from Jaylen Waddle. Miami has also revamped its backfield after hiring a new Head Coach, Mike McDaniel. The Dolphins signed several running backs this offseason to help boost both aspects of their offense including Chase Edmonds, and Raheem Mostert, who played for McDaniel in San Francisco. Tua is currently sitting right around the top fifteen in fantasy rankings for his position, but has a great chance to finish much higher.

17. Justin Fields (CHI, 14)

18. Trevor Lawrence (JAX, 11)

19. Jameis Winston (NO, 14)

20. Matt Ryan (IND, 14)



*All stats were received from ESPN Stats & Info. Department and FantasyPros.com


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