This ideal draft strategy article looks at how to approach the 2022 fantasy football draft. We’ll look at average recruiting position (ADP) to see which players we can expect to have available with subsequent picks for talent improvement throughout the roster.
This exercise assumes 12 teams with a PPR score. We won’t plan for any dramatic ADP failure, but it’s important to remain flexible and take advantage of opponents’ mistakes when that happens.
Round 1 (1-12): Pull a running back or an elite wide receiver
The plan for the first round is simply to take the best player on the board and build around it. Jonathan Taylor He is the agreed best player regardless of the league format and should be taken if available. He was in a league of his own in declining last season, and if anything, it was Indianapolis ColtsThe attack has improved, which could result in more red zone appearing.
cooper cup And the Justin Jefferson It stands out among the wide receivers. Kupp finished off the best fantasy season ever by a wide receiver last season, outperforming Randy Moss And the Jerry Ricewhile Jefferson has the most yards and receptions by a player over his first two seasons, and is leading Odell Beckham Jr., Moss and Rice. There are plenty of other great jogging options out there, but these two are much safer. We can be more confident that they will remain in the top five wide receivers than any of the remaining top five full-backs in their positions.
Christian McCaffreyAnd the Austin EcklerAnd the Nagy HarrisAnd the Derek Henry And the dolphin cook They should all be in the top eight picks. They all have some concerns – including injury history, age, offensive line, or heavy specialization as a runner or receiver, but they’ve been the most consistent fantasy appearance in recent seasons when they’re healthy, and there’s enough reason to believe they can. Do it again.
It’s okay to go back to wide receivers at the end of the first round, as it may be better to choose a wide receiver first and then restart instead of in reverse based on current ADPs. Stefon DiggsAnd the Ja’Marr Chase And the Davant Adams All are options.
Round 2 (13-24): Pull back working wide receiver or Mark Andrews
Running back will be a popular choice in the second round, as there are only so many who are expected to be a starting player and not a committee player. Having great backers in the beginning is the number one way to create an advantage over your opponents.
Leonard Fortnite And the Dandrey Swift He led the league in goals per game last season. Both players will likely see a drop in the number of passes thrown their way this season, but hopefully not too much. Alvin Camara And the Aaron Jones They both scored over 64 goals last season as well as ranking first and seventh in goals over the past three seasons. Kamara will likely face suspension as Jones fights for the shots A.J. DillonBut the talent of the players cannot be denied.
Debo Samuel And the Kenan Allen They are the broad receivers to consider in Round 2 for anyone who chose to fall back in the first round, and Samuel is the only one worth considering early in the second round. He was the fourth best wide receiver during the first half of the 2021 season in record formats. It ranked outside the top ten at receptions, but 18.0 yards per reception ranked second among wide receivers with at least 25 receptions.
Subscribe to PFF+ to keep reading
Already have a subscription? sign in
“Alcohol enthusiast. Twitter ninja. Tv lover. Falls down a lot. Hipster-friendly coffee geek.”