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Dynasty Top 10 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks – @natewallen (@natedirt)

1 –  Josh Allen

Even though Allen and the bills got beat by Mahomes in the playoffs I still have to rank Josh Allen number one. Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott have continued to surround their star QB with weapons and offensive line help. Allen struggled with accuracy when he left Wyoming, clearly he’s put the time in to work on that among other issues. He’s my 1.01 in any Superflex Format. 

2 –  Justin Herbert

The HairBear and company missed the playoffs last year and yet he still rose up my dynasty rankings. The chargers brought back Mike Williams who had his career high in catches, yards, and targets last year. I don’t see that changing. The team also strengthened their offensive line which was already very good. 

3 –  Pat Mahomes

I don’t think I’m alone ranking Patty Mahomes behind a couple of guys on QB rankings this year. Mahomes would probably say it first that he needs to play better and that he wasn’t himself last year. Losing Tyreek won’t help that, and not just the deep shots. The connection on broken plays between those two was something else. He had his lowest QBR of his career last season and he threw a career high 13 interceptions. I’m sure he’ll have an average year and move back up dynasty rankings. 

4 –   Joey Burrow

Hopefully Joe cool can stay upright and healthy this coming year. He was healthy last year but continued to get the heck knocked out of him. I hate to even mention it, but I get worried that he could end up like Andrew Luck. But Burrow is a dude and is surrounded by them. The defense got better and the offense is growing together. Burrow is a gamer and Ja’ Marr Chase is a monster. Those two will be a hell of a duo for years to come. 

5 –  Lamar Jackson

The ravens have been a wild franchise to follow since Lamar got drafted. making playoff runs, missing the playoffs, Jackson winning the MVP in 2019. Regardless of the team’s record Lamar puts up tons of fantasy points. His legs and the ravens run game will carry you for seasons to come. 

6 –  Deshaun Watson

Who knows what will happen with the looming suspension of Watson… but one thing is for sure, when he does return to the field for the Browns he’ll put up some serious numbers. He’ll have a great run game, phenomenal offensive line, and some great receiving weapons. The AFC north is loaded with QB talent for years to come. They’ll be putting up tons of points week in and week out. 

7 –  Dakota Prescott

Some people will say that Dak hasn’t been very good, and he’ll just let you down. But he threw for almost 4,500 yards last year with 37 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. The Cowboys may miss the playoffs… but I doubt your team does with Dak at the helm. He’s surrounded by talent every year. And the cowboys have a stellar defense to get the ball back to their signal caller. 

8 – Kyler Murray

There has been quite a bit of drama surrounding Kyler and the cardinals this past offseason. I wouldn’t let that stop you from attaining the Arizona QB. The six game suspension of Hopkins will show us whether or not the trade for Hollywood Brown was worth it or not. Murray and Brown were besties in college so they assume it’ll be more of the same success now… time will tell. But Murray is another mobile QB who’s potentially one of the best athletes in the league. 

9 –  Russ Wilson

I think everyone besides the Seattle fans are excited to see Russ in his new home this coming season. He’s been getting beat up by defenses for years with the poor offensive line he had, Hopefully things will change for him. The receiving corps in Denver has a lot of talent that seems to be untapped… He’s also got two very good running backs with him in the backfield. There has been a pile of lackluster QBs under center in Denver for years. I’m looking forward to Wilson competing with Denver in a loaded AFC West for years to come. 

10 –  Aaron Rodgers

Now I know Aaron is old and lost his favourite receiver. But he’ll still put up big numbers for a couple of more years. And I’d rather have a proven commodity than some scrub like Kenny Pickett or Justin Fields. And I’m sure those two will be fine eventually, but at this point you’re not selling Rodgers for anything and you could probably buy him for cheap. He’ll find a way to make things work with his receivers this year. He’s got one of the best running back tandems to throw the ball to as well.

Running Backs – @ninobrown (@ninobrown_T2T)

1 – Jonathan Taylor

JT established himself as a tier above the rest with 2171 total yards from scrimmage and 20 TDs. His heavy collegiate workload & lack of passing opportunities scared many fantasy football owners but he eliminated any doubt with 40 receptions, 9.0 YPC, & another 300 carries. With a new QB, JT’s elite pedigree & athleticism he should be the consensus #1 again.

2 – DeAndre Swift

Swift was ready to ascend into RB eliteness before injury derailed him. Finishing ‘21 10th in PPG (16.1), 617 yds, 5 TDs, & 62 receptions. Jamaal Williams ate into Swift’s production slightly in ‘21 but Swift solidified himself as the goal line RB going 6 of 13 inside the 5 yd line. All Swift needs in ‘22 is rushing volume and I see that now that he is healthy.

3 – Najee Harris

In ‘21 you couldn’t take Najee off the field! With 381 touches & 74 receptions as a rookie, Harris locked his position as the bell cow in Pittsburgh’s offense. Harris’s 980 offensive snaps was 170 more than any other RB in ‘21 and that was done with a 24th ranked run blocking OL. Now with either Mitchell Trubisky or Kenny Pickett under center the Steelers will lean on Harris the same if not more!

4 – Javonte Williams

Mr. Gordon please go away and let the Broncos unleash the beast that is Javonte. While in a 50/50 split during ‘21 Javonte still managed to rank 12th vs all RBs in yds from scrimmage. JWill was a human pinball with his 63 forced missed tackles that was only second to JT. In a 1 game sample size as the lead back, Javonte went for 29 attempts for 175 yds, 1 TD. Hopefully the Broncos increase that split to 65/35 and Javonte explodes.

5 – Christian McCaffery

CMC is an RB cheat code when fully healthy! He is the only RB in the top 10 to avg. 20+ pts in games played without being TD dependent. During ‘21, CMC played in just 7 games with only 5 being full contests. But he did avg. 23.6 pts in those weeks, good for RB3 (2) & RB1 (1). Although his injuries kept him off the field, they weren’t major injuries (ACL,MCL, Achilles). Carolina already stated that CMC won’t participate in preseason which should help his longevity in ‘22 and beyond.

6 – Joe Mixon

Mixon finished as the RB4 in ‘21 with 1519 yds & 16 TDs on 300+ touches and a SB run.This is what fantasy owners had been waiting for! Mixon stood out with 42 receptions in a high power offense that featured 2 Top 10 WRs. In 7 out of 17 games, Mixon avg. 26 pts per game. In a blossoming offense with a bolstered OL, Mixon should see top 10 #s once again.

7 – Austin Ekeler

Ekeler finished ‘21 as the RB2 despite rushing for just 911 yards on 4.4 YPC. It was his pass catching ability that led to 70 receptions, 647 yds & 8 TDs on skyrocketing Austin to RB2. The Chargers landed Isiaih Spiller in the ‘22 draft which will likely mean a decrease in rush attempts but an increase in targets. Ekeler finished ‘21 44 receptions higher than the next RB and finished Top 3 in receiving pts the last 3 yrs amongst RBs.

8 – Nick Chubb

Once again averaging over 5 YPC in ‘21, Chubb demonstrated his elite RB talents. 228 attempts for 1259 yds left Chubb 2nd only to JT in rushing yds in ‘21. Chubb does lose value due to his lack of receiving due to Kareem Hunt but his 37.1% Juke Rate (3rd) & 6.6 evaded tackles per game will lead to long breakaway runs for TDs (7.5%, 6th).

9 – Breece Hall

When you’re looking for a prototypical bell cow franchise RB, Breece Hall checks all the boxes. Over 200 lbs, early break out age, sub 4.4 40, 98th percentile speed, 96th percentile burst speed, steady college workload, & receiving ability (82 career rec.) Hall’s 1650 YAC over the last 2 seasons and 196 career broken tackles will lead to explosive runs for TDs. Micheal Carter will chip away at Hall’s receptions but Hall has a knack for finding the endzone (50 TDs).

10 – Alvin Kamara

Kamara is one of the NFL’s top dual threat RBs, topping 1300 yds for the 5th straight year. His 20.2% target share was tops amongst RBs in ‘21 to go with 9.3 YPR (#5). With steady QB play from Jameis Winston in ‘22, Kamara should see another 80+ receptions barring any legal action stemming from his ‘21 Pro Bowl incident.

Wide Receivers – @coachschepps (@CoachSchepps)

1 – Justin Jefferson

JJ has dominated since he arrived in the league. He’s about as sure a bet as you can make with your Dynasty pick and he’s the player I’m most comfortable taking when it’s all said and done.

2 – Ja’Marr Chase

It’s an LSU thing I guess. Chase had some issues in camp last year but that all got thrown out the window real quick. Chase is a baller and he’s tied to Joey B for the foreseeable future.

3 – Cooper Kupp

All Cooper Kupp does is get open…like, wide open. He’s not as young as the players above him but he’s going to be linked to his new BFF Matthew Stafford for the next few years and he will get the volume.

4 – Jaylen Waddle

Speaking of volume…Jaylen Waddle is this year’s Cooper Kupp. Waddle is a target monster and I actually think he benefits from the addition of Tyreek Hill. Defenses will have to bracket Hill and worry about the deep(well, as deep as Tua can throw it) ball which will allow Waddle to work underneath.

5 – Ceedee Lamb

Opportunity, Age & Ability. These 3 things are all on Ceedee Lamb’s side right now. He’s looked good and at times great but I believe he will begin to be a lot more consistent here starting in year 3.

6 – Deebo Samuel

I’m not sure how much of Deebo saying he doesn’t want to be a tweener is legitimate or not. It worries me a little for the immediate future if he doesn’t get the backfield touches but it may end up being a better thing for him long term as far as health goes.

7 – Stefon Diggs

Diggs is one of the least respected WRs in the game. Diggs is an explosive athlete and an elite route runner. He is also playing with Josh Allen who will likely win an MVP or 2 within the next 4 years. Look for Diggs to continue to put up big numbers in that span.

8 – AJ Brown

I’d have had AJ Brown higher based upon pure talent alone but the QB situation in Philadelphia is the only thing that worries me. Don’t get it twisted though, AJ Brown is a dude.

9 – Tyreek Hill

At 9 was where things started to get a little difficult for me. I wanted to throw Terry Mclaurin in here but I couldn’t find a way to get him above 11. Hill is lightning in a bottle and the highs he will produce are worth the price.

10 – DK Metcalf

I’m not a big fan of DK but the numbers don’t lie. He’s only 24 years old and has 29 TDs and 3,170 yards over his 1st 3 seasons.

Tight Ends @richgonzalez (@FritoBandito_FF)

1 – Kyle Pitts

After having a deceiving rookie year which most from the average eye would say he underperformed. Actually put up a decent number for a TE rookie with 68 receptions for 1026 yds but only 1 touchdown for the year. His sophomore campaign should only get better as he progresses in his second year with the same coaches. Increase in all three categories with the biggest jump coming in the TD category.

2 – Mark Andrews

As the main show in town that Lamar Jackson has googoo eyes for Andrews would be the number one TE in Dynasty if it wasn’t for the that rookie TE In Atlanta. With the departure of Hollywood Brown his targets will probably increase even more as Bateman try to grow into the number one WR in Baltimore. Andrews becomes the new Kelce of the league.

3 – Travis Kelce

It’s hard to keep Kelce from his long reign as the #1 TE in fantasy football but as age creeps in and the departure of Hill to Miami. Teams will spend more time game planning to take out Kelce from the game since Hill is not there. Should still have a solid season hence being 3rd on the list but Father Time might hit Kelce this season. Time will only tell.

4 – Darren Waller

It was hard for me to keep Waller from the third spot but after coming back from a subpar season with injuries and the addition of Davante Adam and the emergence of Third and Renfro. Waller will have a lot competition in Vegas, but with that being said team will not be able to focus on stopping him with the other two stars that will be lining up with him. So he should get plenty of one on one coverage that he will win every time. Great bounce back season in line.

5 – George Kittle

Kittles future really lies on the future of Trey Lance really being the QB the 49ers thought they drafted and how long Jimmy G actually gets to keep playing. Either way Deebo will draw coverage away from him and he is another player that will win the one on one coverage if injuries don’t plague him like the last couple of seasons.

6 – Dalton Shultz

Shultz had a stellar season last year with 78 receptions for 808 yards and 8 TDs. Cooper and Wilson left this off-season and with the Cowboys moving on from Darwin. He should continue his success with Prescott relying on him in clutch situations.

7 – T.J. Hockenson

T.J. Will once again eat in Detroit as there ain’t much going on to keep this team from falling behind in a lot of game scripted games where they will be behind and have to throw a lot to keep up with the Jones. Solid option to have in fantasy football which we call garbage time points.

8 – Pat Freiermuth

Pat was showing a lot of promise this past season where he was a end zone monster with 7 TDS under Big Ben at Qb. But now that Mitch Trubisky and future rookie Qb Kenny Picket under center Freiermuth will be a very suitable security blanket for either QB. So solid production is in line for this QB.

9 – Dallas Goedert

Is this the season we all been waiting for, the formidable breakout season that was projected for this past season. You would think so, the Eagles made a lot of moves this off season biggest one was them trading for all star A.J. Brown. Brown and Devonte Smith should open up the middle for Goedert to eat every game. You heard it here first this is the season we’ve been waiting for.

10 – Mike Gesicki

Gesicki should continue his dominance with the Dolphins as he will see a lot of one on one coverage this season as he now become the Kelce version in Miami with the addition of Hill this off season and don’t forget about The Waddle on the other side. Tuna might not have the arm to throw to Hill down the field but he sure does have the accuracy to drop it underneath or in the seam to Gisecki. Big days in line for Big Mike!!!!

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