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Projections last updated: Sep 6, 2022 Passing Rushing Receiving Fantasy
Rank Player Pos Team Bye Yds TD Int Yds TD Rec Yds TD FPts Value
1 Jonathan Taylor RB1 IND 14 0 0.0 0.0 1380 11.7 40 321 1.4 288.2 188.3
2 Christian McCaffrey RB2 CAR 13 0 0.0 0.0 988 8.8 64 531 3.3 288.0 188.1
3 Cooper Kupp WR1 LAR 7 0 0.0 0.0 27 0.2 110 1369 10.0 310.4 175.7
4 Austin Ekeler RB3 LAC 8 0 0.0 0.0 831 7.8 64 518 4.7 273.9 174.0
5 Najee Harris RB4 PIT 9 0 0.0 0.0 1062 8.2 55 401 2.2 263.5 163.6
6 Derrick Henry RB5 TEN 6 0 0.0 0.0 1322 11.5 29 242 1.0 260.8 160.9
7 Dalvin Cook RB6 MIN 7 0 0.0 0.0 1196 8.4 43 313 1.0 249.8 149.9
8 Joe Mixon RB7 CIN 10 0 0.0 0.0 1026 7.9 45 344 3.0 247.4 147.5
9 D'Andre Swift RB8 DET 6 0 0.0 0.0 874 6.5 59 445 2.3 243.2 143.3
10 Justin Jefferson WR2 MIN 7 17 0.2 0.0 18 0.1 91 1305 8.6 276.9 142.2
11 Davante Adams WR3 LV 6 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 98 1216 9.4 275.5 140.8
12 Javonte Williams RB9 DEN 9 0 0.0 0.0 993 6.8 45 346 2.9 237.3 137.4
13 Ja'Marr Chase WR4 CIN 10 0 0.0 0.0 41 0.3 85 1225 9.7 271.4 136.7
14 Aaron Jones RB10 GB 14 0 0.0 0.0 689 4.9 64 493 4.0 235.8 135.9
15 Stefon Diggs WR5 BUF 7 5 0.3 0.0 12 0.1 97 1172 8.6 268.9 134.2
16 Travis Kelce TE1 KC 8 0 0.0 0.0 9 0.6 91 1103 8.2 254.9 130.5
17 CeeDee Lamb WR6 DAL 9 0 0.0 0.0 39 0.3 88 1181 7.3 256.0 121.3
18 Saquon Barkley RB11 NYG 9 0 0.0 0.0 883 5.5 47 355 2.2 217.0 117.1
19 Alvin Kamara RB12 NO 14 0 0.0 0.0 745 4.7 57 420 2.5 216.3 116.4
20 Mark Andrews TE2 BAL 10 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 81 1053 8.3 236.5 113.9
21 Tyreek Hill WR7 MIA 11 0 0.0 0.0 43 0.5 87 1119 7.0 248.4 113.7
22 Nick Chubb RB13 CLE 9 0 0.0 0.0 1123 8.0 28 207 0.8 213.4 113.5
23 Josh Allen QB1 BUF 7 4339 31.5 14.2 563 6.8 0 0 0.0 368.3 110.8
24 Leonard Fournette RB14 TB 11 0 0.0 0.0 825 6.9 45 303 1.5 208.6 108.7
25 Deebo Samuel WR8 SF 9 12 0.7 0.0 211 3.2 65 996 5.8 243.2 108.5
26 Breece Hall RB15 NYJ 10 0 0.0 0.0 859 6.8 39 338 1.4 208.1 108.2
27 Ezekiel Elliott RB16 DAL 9 0 0.0 0.0 908 7.6 34 245 1.4 203.1 103.2
28 DJ Moore WR9 CAR 13 0 0.0 0.0 31 0.3 87 1133 5.4 237.6 102.9
29 Mike Evans WR10 TB 11 0 0.0 0.0 7 0.1 76 1016 9.6 236.8 102.1
30 Keenan Allen WR11 LAC 8 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 93 1040 6.4 235.3 100.6
31 AJ Dillon RB17 GB 14 0 0.0 0.0 878 6.4 34 285 1.9 199.8 99.9
32 Travis Etienne Jr. RB18 JAC 11 0 0.0 0.0 686 4.9 50 389 2.0 198.7 98.8
33 James Conner RB19 ARI 13 0 0.0 0.0 769 7.8 37 293 1.4 198.0 98.1
34 Tee Higgins WR12 CIN 10 0 0.0 0.0 2 0.0 83 1089 6.4 230.8 96.1
35 Jaylen Waddle WR13 MIA 11 0 0.0 0.0 12 0.2 95 1009 5.3 230.4 95.7
36 Patrick Mahomes QB2 KC 8 4762 34.2 12.3 308 2.3 0 0 0.0 347.3 94.0
37 David Montgomery RB20 CHI 14 0 0.0 0.0 886 7.3 32 225 0.7 191.4 91.5
38 Michael Pittman Jr. WR14 IND 14 0 0.0 0.0 19 0.1 84 1016 6.2 224.8 90.1
39 Justin Herbert QB3 LAC 8 4658 31.8 13.2 288 3.1 0 0 0.0 334.5 83.7
39 Kyle Pitts TE3 ATL 14 0 0.0 0.0 5 0.0 75 969 5.1 202.9 83.7
41 Kyler Murray QB4 ARI 13 4086 24.5 11.3 593 5.4 1 18 0.1 334.1 83.4
42 A.J. Brown WR15 PHI 7 12 0.1 0.0 17 0.4 73 1004 6.5 217.6 82.9
43 Terry McLaurin WR16 WAS 14 0 0.0 0.0 8 0.0 75 1024 6.3 216.0 81.3
44 Lamar Jackson QB5 BAL 10 3543 24.7 13.7 857 5.3 0 0 0.0 330.6 80.6
44 Marquise Brown WR17 ARI 13 0 0.0 0.0 10 0.1 79 1001 5.8 215.3 80.6
46 Mike Williams WR18 LAC 8 0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 71 1045 6.6 214.8 80.1
47 Antonio Gibson RB21 WAS 14 0 0.0 0.0 802 5.6 33 241 1.2 178.5 78.6
48 Cam Akers RB22 LAR 7 0 0.0 0.0 901 6.9 22 160 1.3 177.0 77.1
49 Brandin Cooks WR19 HOU 6 0 0.0 0.0 8 0.0 79 1013 5.0 210.7 76.0
49 Rhamondre Stevenson RB23 NE 10 0 0.0 0.0 746 6.8 28 240 1.4 175.9 76.0

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ESPN Fantasy Football Rankings 2022

These are our 2022 ESPN Fantasy Football rankings for those that play in an ESPN league using their default scoring system. 

ESPN fantasy football scoring mostly resembles PPR scoring format, with:

  • One point per reception

  • One point for every 25 passing yards;

  • Four points for every passing TD;

  • One point for every 10 rushing or receiving yards;

  • Six points for every rushing or receiving TD

The kicker scoring and defense scoring are unique from some other formats. Kickers can lose a point for misses, and get yardage bonuses for kicks over 40 yards. On defense, the scoring includes the possibility of both positive and negative points for yards allowed and points allowed. The yards allowed component (where you can start losing points at 350 or more yards allowed) makes drafting defenses that limit yards relatively more valuable than other scoring formats.

How We Determined Value for the ESPN Fantasy Football Rankings

We rank the players by “value.” Value is calculated by looking at the baseline scores for players at the position (the specific baseline is selected based on the typical number of players on all rosters for each position). It is also adjusted based on both scarcity and predictability of the position.

For example, value is also adjusted based on how many starters are typically required at the position. Why do we do this? If you are in a league that starts 3 WR (or 2 WR and a Flex), but 1 QB, then it’s more likely that the WR you drafted early is going to be in your starting fantasy roster than the QB will be. You might not have a big dropoff between your top QB and the other QB on your roster. It’s more likely that the difference between your top WR and 4th WR will be more. 

Finally, value also includes consideration of how consistent the position is in fantasy football. Positions that are less consistent, like kicker and defense, have their value reduced in our 2022 ESPN Fantasy Football Rankings.