Thursday, August 11, 2022

Fantasy Football Rankings 2022: Breakouts from advanced model that nailed Jaylen Waddle’s huge year

Landing potential 2022 Fantasy football breakouts in the middle and late rounds of drafts could be the difference between winning your league and playing for the toilet bowl this winter. That makes having a reliable set of 2022 Fantasy football rankings that can alert you to young players capable of dramatically outperforming their 2022 Fantasy football ADP very important. In recent years, we’ve seen several second-year quarterbacks take steps forward to lead their teams on deep postseason runs while putting up huge numbers.

With five first-round picks at quarterback in 2021 and six players who started multiple games as rookies, should quarterbacks like Mac Jones, Zach Wilson, and Trey Lance be on your radar? They’re all being drafted in the 10th round or later, so if they can produce numbers like Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson or Joe Burrow did in their second season, it could be one of the championship-winning 2022 Fantasy football picks. Before putting together your 2022 Fantasy football draft strategy, be sure to check out the 2022 Fantasy football cheat sheets from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

Last year, SportsLine’s model accurately predicted that Dolphins rookie wide receiver Jaylen Waddle was being dramatically undervalued. He was being drafted around the same time as receivers such as Corey Davis, Tyler Boyd and Will Fuller, but the model predicted that Waddle would outproduce all of them and be a key breakout for Fantasy football lineups. The result: Waddle put together a strong 104-1015-6 receiving line and was a top-20 Fantasy receiver. 

The same model has a proven track record providing Fantasy football tips, also identifying A.J. Brown as a sleeper in 2020 and players like Julio Jones and JuJu Smith-Schuster as Fantasy football busts last season. Additionally, it’s called past Fantasy football sleepers like Derrick Henry in 2019, Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara in 2018, and Davante Adams in 2017. Anybody who banked on players like those made a run at their league title.

The model is powered by the same people who generated projections for all three major Fantasy sites, and it beat human experts last season when there was a big difference in ranking. The projections update multiple times daily, so you’re always getting the best Fantasy football advice.

Now, SportsLine has simulated the entire NFL season 10,000 times and released its latest Fantasy football rankings 2022, along with plenty of sleepers, breakouts and busts. Head to SportsLine now to see them

Top 2022 Fantasy football breakouts

One of the 2022 Fantasy football breakouts the model is predicting: Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier. The former BYU star was a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, and there is an immediate opportunity for him to use his compact and powerful build (5-foot-11, 224 pounds) to establish himself as the early-down back in Atlanta.

Cordarrelle Patterson had a breakout year in 2021 with Atlanta using the former wide receiver primarily as a running back, but he’s at his best catching the ball out of the backfield and is now 31. Allgeier rushed for 2,731 yards and 36 touchdowns in his final two years at BYU and looks like an ideal fit for Atlanta’s zone running scheme with his vision and instincts. That’s a big reason why the model ranks him ahead of backs like Melvin Gordon and James Robinson, who are being drafted seven rounds earlier on average.

Another breakout that SportsLine’s Fantasy football rankings 2022 have identified: Jets running back Breece Hall. The first running back off the board at the 2022 NFL Draft (No. 36 overall) is walking into a situation where he should be in line for a heavy workload. The Jets haven’t had a running back rush for more than 800 yards in a season since Matt Forte in 2016 and Hall’s current competition at the position (Michael Carter, Tevin Coleman and Ty Johnson) could be overtaken.

With a solid showing in camp, Hall could be in a position to dominate early-down work and even emerge as one of few true three-down backs in the NFL after piling up 4,675 yards from scrimmage and scoring 56 touchdowns in three years at Iowa State. Hall sees lanes develops well, runs powerfully behind a 6-foot-1, 220-pound frame, and has surprisingly soft hands out of the backfield. That’s a big reason why the model predicts he’ll outperform more established backs like Cam Akers, J.K. Dobbins and Damien Harris.

How to find proven 2022 Fantasy football rankings

SportsLine is also extremely high on a surprising quarterback you aren’t even thinking about being taken in the middle rounds of 2022 Fantasy football drafts. This quarterback is listed as a shocking top-five option ahead of superstars like Patrick Mahomes and Lamar JacksonYou can only see who it is, and the 2022 Fantasy football rankings for every player, at SportsLine.

So which 2022 Fantasy Football breakouts should you be targeting? And which QB shocks the NFL with a top-five performance? Visit SportsLine now to get 2022 Fantasy Football cheat sheets for every single position, all from the model that called Jaylen Waddle’s huge season, and find out.

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