Fantasy Football Projections 2022: Rankings, Top Player Stats, Sleepers

Fantasy football is actually made up of three things: players, rosters and numbers. Nothing combines these three things like rankings, and any good set of rankings starts with stat projections. Knowledgeable owners know that projections are only estimates of a player’s stats could happen in any given year, but they’re still important when trying to visualize what’s possible for all of the best potential players and sleepers. Most good cheat sheet drafts in 2022 will include stat projections as part of their arsenal.

This year, Sporting News Fantasy has partnered with Draft Sharks to provide stat projections in an easy to navigate and read platform. Based on Draft Sharks projections and customized for SN Fantasy’s PPR rating, you get a good idea of ​​the kinds of numbers players can produce if they stay healthy.

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For some players, health is heavily factored into their projection. That’s always the hardest thing about pre-season ratings. While we know that any player can get injured at any time, we also know that some players tend to get injured more often. As such, we will demote these players in our ranking, which in turn will affect their projections. These types of players are especially intriguing in the draft because if they stay healthy… well, you know the rest.

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The only limitation of statistical projections is that they don’t tell you How? ‘Or’ What a player will receive his numbers. Having a projected overall stat line for a player is great, but it doesn’t necessarily give you an indication of how a player will perform from week to week, which is more important once the season has started. A player may very well end up being the No. 25 RB, but if he barely plays the first five games, he won’t help your team for more than a third of the fantasy regular season. All of this needs to be considered when looking at projections and overall player rating/value.

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Conversely, even if a player gets injured, starts the season slow, or produces part-time, they can have a significant impact if the overall numbers are there by the end of the year. It’s important to have an idea of ​​who these players might be, as they can be major value picks at any point in your draft. Trying to find an “escape starter” with every choice is a silly race – sometimes you just have to take the limited but useful production.

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We invite you to take a look at our projections for 2022. You’ll no doubt agree with some and disagree with others, but that’s the beauty of fantasy football at this time of year. Getting different perspectives on the same players is important, as it helps ensure that no player falls through the cracks on your draft readiness radar.

Fantasy Football Projections 2022: Stats, Top Player Rankings, Sleepers

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