2022 Fantasy Football draft prep ADP review: The best values by current, risers, fallers, targets, more more

During the last weekend of August, a slew of fantasy drafts took place over the past two days, which also coincided with the end of the preseason. Now is a good time to study the average draft position data going into the final stages of the draft season.

While we still have a few things to monitor this week in terms of health, NFL lineup changes and depth charts, most fantasy team managers know what to expect from the upcoming season. This is reflected in the most recent draft.

I’m going to give you my favorite and least favorite values ​​for each position based on the CBS Sports ADP (insert link here), hopefully this will help find some target players for those still in the draft – and others Players want to avoid before the regular season starts on September 8.

quarterback

good values

Russell Wilson: ADP 71.2, QB11
Dak Prescott: ADP 72.9, QB12
Derek Carr: ADP 92.9, QB13
Trellance: ADP 98.1, QB14
Kirk Cousins: ADP 98.2, QB15

My ranking of these quarterbacks is Wilson (QB8), Lance (QB9), Prescott (QB10), Cousins ​​(QB13) and Karl (QB14), I would like any of them to be my This year’s starting fantasy option. I would draft all of these guys before Aaron Rodgers, he’s a QB9 based on his ADP. … Wilson is the safest in the group and has a huge advantage as Denver’s starter, while Lance could be the league champion as a top-five quarterback for the 49ers. Lance can also fail due to inexperience, and he’s the only quarterback in my top 10 who should have a backup option. …I love pairing the Lance with Cousins ​​or Carr, both of which are two of my favorite sleepers this season considering their value and strengths. Cousins ​​benefits with new coach Kevin O’Connell, and Karl should have a pro season in Las Vegas with Davante Adams. …I expect Prescott’s value to drop with left tackle Tyron Smith (hamstring) injury, but I still like Prescott as the No. 1 fantasy four of the year guard. If he keeps slipping, you should take advantage of it.

wrong values

Joe Cave: ADP 58.6, QB8
Aaron Rodgers: ADP 64.6, QB9
Matthew Stafford: ADP 69.5, QB10

According to Burrow’s exaggerated ADP, we’ve experienced this many times, and this varies from site to site. He’s already as high as a QB4 this offseason, and I can’t pick him at that price. His ADP on CBS is closer to his value, but I wouldn’t draft him before Wilson or even Lance if you’re after the top spot. Burrow is a solid starting fantasy quarterback this year, but don’t touch him. … So did Rodgers, who lost two of his top receivers in Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantlin. While the latter is replaceable, we’ll see how Rodgers fared throughout the season without Adams. I still like him as a fantasy starter, but I’d rather settle for Rodgers than target him on draft day. He’s outside my top ten this year. … Stafford didn’t appear to have spooked the fantasy manager — and possibly the Rams — with an elbow injury at the start of training camp. It’s still something to monitor and could be an issue again this season, which is why Stafford is below his ADP in my rankings (QB12). Like Burrow and Rodgers, I’d love to make Stafford the starting quarterback this season, but I wouldn’t get him at that price.

running back

good values

DeAndre Swift: ADP 24.4, RB14
Travis Etienne: ADP 51.4, RB22
Dameon Pierce: ADP 64.2, RB26
Antonio Gibson: ADP 85.1, RB32
Chasing Edmonds: ADP 92.1, RB36
Ramon Stevenson: ADP 97.4, RB37
Darrell Henderson: ADP 131.9, RB44
Neheim Hines: ADP 134.7, RB47
Isaiah Pacheco: ADP 138.4, RB48
Zamir White: ADP 144.9, RB50

Swift may have been overrated when he was selected as a first-round pick at the start of training camp, but he should have been selected closer to the 1st round than the 3rd. … Etienne is PPR’s top 15 fringe running back, and I’ll pick him in the 4th round of the primary. When James Robinson (Achilles) is 100%, I don’t worry about him losing value in PPR. …I buy Pierce as a breakout candidate and I like him as a top 24 running back in all formats. He deserves to be drafted in the sixth round. …at the time of publication, we do not know the status of Brian Robinson, who is multiple shots in an attempted robbery on Sunday. Obviously, we hope Robinson is ok, but any absence will give a boost to Gibson, who is about to lose his job to Robinson heading into Week 1. …Edmonds should be the best running back in Miami this year and deserves to be drafted early in the 5th round of PPR. … Stevenson should benefit greatly if Ty Montgomery (ankle) is out for a long time. If Stevenson is playing on the pass and sharing the job with Damien Harris on the floor, he’s a fringe starter in all leagues. … Henderson’s ADP will go up if Cam Akers (soft tissue injury) is still in practice this week. Henderson could be the Rams’ starter in Week 1. … Hines is one of my favorite draft targets of the year, and I love him as a flexible player for PPR. If something were to happen to Jonathan Taylor, he could also be a lottery ticket. … Pacheco and White are the two lotteries in all leagues. If Pacheco gets a chance to start for the Chiefs or White for the Raiders, both would be potential starters for all formats.

wrong values

Nick Chubb: ADP 16.2, RB9
Ezekiel Elliott: ADP 35.9, RB16
Josh Jacobs: ADP 38.9, RB17
Cam Akers: ADP 48.5, RB21
Damian Harris: ADP 55.7, RB23

Even if Jacoby Brissett starts the first 11 games for the Browns with Deshaun Watson (suspended) out, I’m not running away from Anda. But I wouldn’t pick Chubb as a top 10 in round 2, especially in PPR. … Elliott could be in trouble with Tyron Smith’s exit from the Cowboys, and I’m already skeptical about picking Elliott in the 3rd round of all leagues. I’d rather pick Tony Pollard for the RB31, who has an ADP of 83.1. … Jacobs is expected to share contacts with Zamir White and Ameer Abdullah, and it’s hard to believe that Jacobs is a must-have for PPR. I definitely wouldn’t draft him in the fourth round at that price. … Akers is injured and appears to be gearing up to form a committee with Henderson and potential rookie Karen Williams. Picking Akers in the 4th round isn’t worth it with uncertainty in Week 1. … Harris may benefit with Montgomery out, but that doesn’t mean you should start him in all leagues. In PPR, I’d rather have Stevenson over Harris, and I wouldn’t pick Harris in the 5th round.

wide receiver

good values

Michael Pittman: ADP 42.2, WR15
DJ Moore: ADP 48.4, WR16
Courtland Sutton: ADP 54.1, WR17
Michael Thomas: ADP 68.6, WR25
Blanding Chef: ADP 70.1, WR27
Rachaud Bateman: ADP 87.6, WR31
Darnell Mooney: ADP 90.8, WR32
Christian Kirk: ADP 106.5, WR39
Nico Collins: ADP 158.1, WR63
Joshua Palmer: No ADP data

Pittman and Moore are two of my favorite breakout candidates this year that I’ll be drafting in the second round. If that’s still their ADP in most leagues, getting both of these in round 4 is an amazing value. …Sutton is another breakthrough candidate worthy of drafting in PPR Round 3. I also like Jerry Jeudy (ADP 72.4, WR28), but Sutton has the bigger advantage as Russell Wilson’s first receiver. …Thomas (hamstring) is expected to be healthy in Week 1, but at this price he’s a steal. He’s come back from an ankle injury the past two seasons, and everyone says he’s had a great training camp and can be a top-15 fantasy catcher again this year. … Cook is always underrated, but considering how he played last year for the Texans, I think that’s going to change this season. Obviously not, so buying him all day at this price is a steal. … Bateman, Mooney and Kirk should be the No. 1 receivers for their respective teams. Bateman has to share goals with Mark Andrews, but Lamar Jackson should still rely on Bateman enough (about 120 goals) that he can be a fringe starter in all leagues. Mooney should be in the top 10 of all receivers this season, while Kirk should be the Jaguars’ No. 1 receiver. I would draft Kirk in all formats as early as the 7th round. … Collins is doing well this preseason and should be second in the Texans goals behind Cook. He is one of my favorite sleepers. … Palmer should be a final-round pick in all leagues. I love him and KJ Osborn (ADP 147.8, WR55) as lottery recipients who would benefit greatly if someone gets hurt in front of them on the depth chart.

wrong values

Debow Samuel: ADP 20.8, WR6
Mike Evans: ADP 28.6, WR8
Jaylen Waddell: ADP 58.8, WR19
DK Metcalfe: ADP 62.14, WR21
Adam Thielen: ADP 68.1, WR24

Samuel is a premium fantasy option and worthy of a late 2nd or early 3rd round pick, but I don’t like him as a No. 6 receiver, especially in PPR. …Evans could be on target in Tampa Bay for Round 3 in PPR, but I’m not sure he should be considered a top 10 fantasy receiver. Godwin (ADP 60.8, WR20) is by far the better value. … Waddle is dealing with an undisclosed leg injury after the preseason and hopefully he’s ready for Week 1. I wouldn’t mind drafting him in the 5th round of all leagues, but I don’t think he’s a top-20 Fantasy receiver right now with Tyreek Hill in Miami. … Metcalf will have to contend with Jeno Smith as Seattle’s starting quarterback, at least early in the season. This reduces Metcalf’s value and I don’t want to start him in PPR. I’m also worried about Tyler Lockett (ADP 118.16, WR44), but he was drafted much later. …I like Thielen as a receiver at 3, but he’s being drafted as a starter here, which feels risky given his injury history and the expected added roles of Osborn and Owen Smith . Thielen’s saving grace, especially in non-PPR leagues, is that he can score 8+ touchdowns if he stays healthy.

tense ending

good values

Dallas Goldett: ADP 73.1, TE7
Cole Kermet: ADP 123.7, TE13
David Enjoku: ADP 147.3, TE18

I’m not sure if Goedert should be higher than TE7, but he’s probably the most valuable of the top options. He will be running a breakthrough campaign this year. … Kmet is another amazing value considering his strengths, and he’s another of my favorite breakout players this season. He should absorb Justin Fields’ goals in Chicago’s offense as a second option in the passing game behind Mooney. … Njoku should benefit from Brissett’s profusion of short passes under center. He’ll be the Browns’ second target after Amari Cooper, our favorite tight end.

wrong values

George Kittle: ADP 48.6, TE4
Dawson Knox: ADP 97.5, TE10
Mike Gesicki: ADP 105.7, TE11

I’m not panicking about Kittle like some of my colleagues, but I’m also not going to pick him in the 4th round or make him the No. 4 tight end. That’s too early. …Knox has the potential to lead all tight ends in touchdowns, but I wouldn’t draft him at that price, especially in PPR. Buffalo has too many mouths to feed. … Gesicki needs a trade in Miami​​to get close to this ADP. He doesn’t appear to be a major factor in the Dolphins’ offense going into this season.

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