Prior to the start of last season, there wasn't any doubt that Steelers rookie running back Najee Harris would be the first, second and third option in the Steelers' rushing attack. Harris was able to grind out 1,200 rushing yards, but Fantasy owners who rolled the dice on him were also gifted with a league-high 74 running back receptions. Harris proved to be the rare example of a bell cow runner who was also a top receiving threat out of the backfield, which made him a league-winner for many. How high should he be in your 2022 Fantasy football rankings?
Harris has already cemented his role as a top running back, and after the Steelers' offseason upgrades along the offensive line, should he be even higher in the 2022 Fantasy football RB rankings? Picking out running backs who will take on expanded roles in their passing offense is one of the best ways to come away with 2022 Fantasy football sleepers. Before making any 2022 Fantasy football picks, check out the Fantasy football rankings 2022 from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The model was created by Mike McClure, a predictive data engineer and professional daily Fantasy player with almost $2 million in career winnings. He's used his prediction model to simulate the entire 2022 NFL schedule 10,000 times and identify the top Fantasy football sleepers, breakouts and busts. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
McClure has used this model to help him win almost $2 million in daily Fantasy sports, and it also powers his season-long NFL rankings. The projections can help you create a 2022 Fantasy football strategy that ensures you have the depth necessary to survive what could be another challenging season.
McClure's model takes factors such as player history, schedule, injuries and matchups into account to create the most unbiased 2022 Fantasy football picks possible. Now the model has zeroed in on the 2022 NFL season, ranked every player, and found the top sleepers, breakouts and busts. See every pick here.
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Swift played the same number of games in second season as his rookie year (13), but finished with 96 more rushing yards and 16 more receptions. The University of Georgia product hauled in 62 passes to finish fourth among all running backs in addition to his 617 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns. He still shares a backfield with Jamaal Williams, but he finished with a significantly higher snap rate, 50.8 percent to Williams' 28.8. His upside as an all-purpose back makes him more valuable than others at his position like Leonard Fournette, David Montgomery and Aaron Jones in SportsLine's Fantasy football rankings 2022.
Another shocker: Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady struggles, even though he led the league in passing yards (5,316) and touchdowns (43) last season. Brady flirted with retirement in the offseason before deciding to return for the 2022 NFL season.
The 44-year-old signal caller is coming back for a 23rd season in the NFL, but SportsLine's model sees Brady falling victim to Father Time. Brady has thrown double-digit interceptions in three of his last four seasons, and he threw one touchdown or none in three of his final six games last season. SportsLine's model is fading Brady in 2022, ranking him well outside the top 75 overall and below quarterbacks like Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts and Russell Wilson.
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The model has also made the call on where Chris Godwin and Odell Beckham Jr. rank coming off ACL injuries, and it also has one second-year running back ranked over 30 spots ahead of Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley. You can only see the latest Fantasy football rankings 2022 here.
So what's the exact value of every Fantasy-relevant NFL player in the 2022 Fantasy football rankings? And which running back will provide shocking value? Visit SportsLine now to get Fantasy football rankings, all from a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million in his career and has simulated the entire season 10,000 times, and find out.