Fantasy Football 2022: Top Team Names, PPR Rankings and Dynasty Advice

Jake RillAugust 22, 2022

Fantasy Football 2022: Top Team Names, PPR Rankings and Dynasty Advice

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    There are a lot of different ways to play fantasy football. Maybe your league redrafts teams every year, or perhaps you play a dynasty format in which you keep players. Maybe you prefer the points-per-reception scoring format.

    A lot of leagues are at least slightly different in some way. So, as you're preparing for fantasy drafts (which are taking place now during the buildup to the 2022 NFL season), it's important that you're familiar with how your league will operate.

    Then, it's time to prepare. The season begins Sept. 8, so fantasy leagues will need to hold their drafts before then. Until then, do everything you can to try to get an advantage over your leaguemates, such as researching as much as possible.

    With fantasy draft season in full swing, here's a look at team names to consider in 2022, top-40 PPR rankings and some rookie dynasty advice, for those who are in such leagues.

Top Team Names

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    Brady Gaga

    Dak Side of the Moon

    Work from Mahomes

    Return of the Mac

    Cobra Kyler

    Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood

    Tuafinity and Beyond

    Fresh Prince of Helaire

    Catalina Wine Mixon

    Zeke and Destroy

    McLaurin F1

    Silenced by the Lamb

    Pop Lockett Drop It

    I Gotta Thielen

Top-40 PPR Rankings

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    1. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts

    2. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers

    3. Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams

    4. Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings

    5. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

    6. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

    7. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans

    8. Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills

    9. Davante Adams, WR, Las Vegas Raiders

    10. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

    11. Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings

    12. D'Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions

    13. Najee Harris, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

    14. Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    15. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys

    16. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints

    17. Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers

    18. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

    19. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    20. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs

    21. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys

    22. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns

    23. James Conner, RB, Arizona Cardinals

    24. Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens

    25. Tyreek Hill, WR, Miami Dolphins

    26. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

    27. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants

    28. DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers

    29. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos

    30. Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

    31. A.J. Brown, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

    32. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Indianapolis Colts

    33. Javonte Williams, RB, Denver Broncos

    34. Brandin Cooks, WR, Houston Texans

    35. Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

    36. Marquise Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals

    37. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins

    38. Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

    39. Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders

    40. Allen Robinson II, WR, Los Angeles Rams

Dynasty Rookie Rankings, Advice

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    1. Breece Hall, RB, New York Jets

    2. Kenneth Walker III, RB, Seattle Seahawks

    3. Chris Olave, WR, New Orleans Saints

    4. Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets

    5. Drake London, WR, Atlanta Falcons

    6. Treylon Burks, WR, Tennessee Titans

    7. Jameson Williams, WR, Detroit Lions

    8. Skyy Moore, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

    9. Jahan Dotson, WR, Washington Commanders

    10. Dameon Pierce, RB, Houston Texans

    If you're picking at the top of a dynasty rookie draft, it's almost always wise to take the running back with the highest ceiling in this year's class. And heading into the 2022 season, there are two who are clearly above the rest.

    Hall should quickly make an impact for the Jets' offense this year. They still have Michael Carter, who flashed his potential as a rookie himself in 2021, but the team used an early second-round pick to land Hall, a former Iowa State standout.

    Dynasty drafts are all about the future, and Hall has the potential to be a long-term fixture in the Jets' backfield. But he's also enticing because he could end up as their starting running back quite soon.

    "He’s an incredible talent. Really good runner, awesome in the passing game, he can do it all," ESPN's Field Yates recently said of Hall.

    Then, there's Walker, who is in a similar position in Seattle. Chris Carson retired earlier this offseason, leaving Rashaad Penny and Walker to power the Seahawks' backfield moving forward.

    Walker, a second-round draft pick out of Michigan State, has a bright future. And even if he's behind Penny on Seattle's depth chart to start, he could still get significant touches this year, with his workload likely to grow as he continues to gain experience.

    If you miss out on Hall and Walker, there are a lot of talented wide receivers in this year's rookie class. Olave is the most intriguing because he could quickly carve out a large role in the Saints' offense. Wilson, London and Burks should also get immediate playing time.

    But Williams is also intriguing because he could make a lot of big plays for the Lions once he's healthy. You'll have to wait to reap the benefits from that, but the former Alabama standout could make that well worth it.

    Another player to strongly consider is Pierce. He's another rookie running back who could quickly ascend to the top of his team's depth chart, as he may prove he's a better option for the Texans than either Marlon Mack or Rex Burkhead.

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