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Fantasy Football Rankings by Position for Standard Leagues Ahead of 2022 NFL Season

Adam Taylor McKillop
Fantasy football rankings by position for standard-scoring leagues ahead of the 2022 season.
Fantasy football rankings by position for standard-scoring leagues ahead of the 2022 season. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Top Fantasy Picks 2022

The 2022 NFL season is officially here. Week 1 action kicks off, and the return of the NFL also brings the return of fantasy football, and fantasy managers only have a few days to get up to speed before the season kicks off.

Best Fantasy Football Picks

The Duel is here to help. With that in mind, here are our 2022 fantasy football rankings by position for standard-scoring leagues. And if you play in a PPR league, be sure to check out our 2022 PPR rankings as well.

Non PPR Rankings 2022

*Rankings last updated Sept. 5 2022.

Fantasy Football QB Rankings 2022

1. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
4. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
5. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
6. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
7. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
8. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
9. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
10. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
12. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
13. Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers
14. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
15. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
16. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
17. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars
18. Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts
19. Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
20. Mac Jones, New England Patriots
21. Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints
22. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
23. Zach Wilson, New York Jets
24. Marcus Mariota, Atlanta Falcons
25. Carson Wentz, Washington Commanders
26. Daniel Jones, New York Giants
27. Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
28. Baker Mayfield, Carolina Panthers
29. Mitch Trubisky, Pittsburgh Steelers
30. Davis Mills, Houston Texans

Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2022

1. Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
2. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
3. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
4. Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
6. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
7. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
8. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
9. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
10. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
11. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
12. D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions
13. Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos
14. Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders
15. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
16. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
17. Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
18. James Conner, Arizona Cardinals
19. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders
20. Travis Etienne, Jacksonville Jaguars
21. Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams
22. Breece Hall, New York Jets
23. Elijah Mitchell, San Francisco 49ers
24. Damien Harris, New England Patriots
25. AJ Dillon, Green Bay Packers
26. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
27. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills
28. J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens
29. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns
30. Chase Edmonds, Miami Dolphins
31. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs
32. Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys
33. Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos
34. Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta Falcons
35. Rhamondre Stevenson, New England Patriots
36. Dameon Pierce, Houston Texans
37. Ken Walker, Seattle Seahawks
38. James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
39. Michael Carter, New York Jets
40. James Cook, Buffalo Bills
41. Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings
42. Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins
43. Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions
44. Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
45. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks
46. J.D. McKissic, Washington Commanders
47. Kenneth Gainwell, Philadelphia Eagles
48. Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
49. Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons
50. Khalil Herbert, Chicago Bears

Fantasy Football WR Rankings 2022

1. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
2. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
3. Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders
4. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills
5. Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
6. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys
7. Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins
8. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
9. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts
11. AJ Brown, Philadelphia Eagles
12. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
13. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers
14. Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers
15. DJ Moore, Carolina Panthers
16. Terry McLaurin, Washington Commanders
17. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals
18. Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins
19. DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks
20. Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans
21. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos
22. Marquise Brown, Arizona Cardinals
23. Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns
24. Allen Robinson, Los Angeles Rams
25. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
26. Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears
27. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
28. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions
29. Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills
30. Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos
31. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
32. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kansas City Chiefs
33. DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals
34. DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
35. Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens
36. Elijah Moore, New York Jets
37. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
38. Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers
39. Robert Woods, Tennessee Titans
40. Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders
41. Christian Kirk, Jacksonville Jaguars
42. Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers
43. Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers
44. Drake London, Atlanta Falcons
45. Kadarius Toney, New York Giants
46. Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys
47. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kansas City Chiefs
48. D.J. Chark, Detroit Lions
49. Julio Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
50. Jarvis Landry, New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2022

1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
3. Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons
4. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
5. Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders
6. Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles
7. T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions
8. Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys
9. Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills
10. Zach Ertz, Arizona Cardinals
11. Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears
12. Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers
13. Hunter Henry, New England Patriots
14. Noah Fant, Seattle Seahawks
15. Irv Smith Jr., Minnesota Vikings
16. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
17. Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins
18. Robert Tonyan, Green Bay Packers
19. Evan Engram, Jacksonville Jaguars
20. Austin Hooper, Tennessee Titans

Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings 2022

1. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Tyler Bass, Buffalo Bills
3. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
4. Evan McPherson, Cincinnati Bengals
5. Matt Gay, Los Angeles Rams
6. Ryan Succop, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas Raiders
8. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos
9. Matt Prater, Arizona Cardinals
10. Dustin Hopkins, Los Angeles Chargers
11. Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers
12. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles

Fantasy Football Defense Rankings 2022

1. Buffalo Bills
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3. Indianapolis Colts
4. Dallas Cowboys
5. Los Angeles Rams
6. San Francisco 49ers
7. New Orleans Saints
8. Baltimore Ravens
9. Denver Broncos
10. New England Patriots
11. Green Bay Packers
12. Los Angeles Chargers


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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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