Going into any season, the information that people look for is the same- here we look at 2022 value selections. We are going to give a few at each position, with a quick rationale for why. This will be updated throughout the offseason, as ADPs change.
QB 2022 Values Selection
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Tom Brady (TB)
Tom Brady just keeps on going. There isn’t really a reason to doubt him, the offense has weapons all over the offense and the way the team is set up allows for great fantasy scores. Some of sheen may be rubbing off, with Chris Godwin’s injury and Rob Gronkowski (currently) retired. But that makes him a great add in drafts.
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Matthew Stafford (LAR)
Stafford moving away from Detroit gave him the opportunity to perform with talent surrounding him. It also gave the Rams an upgrade, helping them make it all the way and win the big prize.
With Cooper Kupp as the lead receiver, the team opted to let Robert Woods go……but don’t worry the team brought in Allen Robinson. There’s no reason to think that Stafford can’t perform effectively again this season.
RB 2022 Values Selection
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Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)
Elliott isn’t the player he was a few seasons ago, but he is still solid enough. You just shouldn’t look at him like he is the set-and-forget RB1 he has been previously.
He is now an RB2, and a solid one at that. He hasn’t missed alot of time in the past few seasons, and is the guy out of the backfield the team rely on. Yes, Tony Pollard is there, but he has been given work on passing downs, and isn’t the main rushing threat.
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David Montgomery (CHI)
Montgomery is one of the few real playmakers on the Bears roster, which is great. The issue is that the Bears offense just isn’t great. That offensive struggle caps Montgomery a little, but he is still a solid RB2. How many other RBs are going to get that workload? Don’t overlook him!
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Cordarrelle Patterson (ATL)
Patterson was a player that I recommended last year as one of those late-round dart throws. The reasons for which are the same for this year. There isn’t a big workhorse out of the backfield (Patterson excluded), the offense is going to need to score, and Patterson can catch passes. With where he is being drafted, he is a great value.
WR 2022 Values Selection
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Kenny Golladay (NYG)
Golladay struggled in New York, there’s no hiding from that. Despite playing in 14 games, he only had 521 yards. But that was last season, and this is now. The QB might be the same, but Daniel Jones has shown an ability to produce fantasy relevant receivers. The team have also added to the offensive line.
With little competition for targets, Golladay should be able to be a fantasy value this season.
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Allen Lazard (GB)
If there is one thing that we can say about Aaron Rodgers, he likes working with receivers for a number of years. That’s positive for Lazard. Rodgers favorite weapon, Davante Adams, has also shipped out. Another positive. Lazard has shown his ability to be a fantasy asset and has a great opportunity to do that this season.
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Brandon Aiyuk (SF)
Aiyuk entered last season with expectations, the thinking being that he was a versatile receiver who could be used in a variety of ways. The receiver that did that was Deebo Samuel. But, Aiyuk was able to show flashes of what people hoped for at the end of last season. George Kittle has missed alot of time in recent seasons through injury, which frees some targets for Aiyuk.
TE 2022 Values Selection
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Zach Ertz (ARI)
Ertz’s career got a real injection of life after being traded to the Cardinals mid-season. The opportunity is there for Ertz to start the season strongly, with DeAndre Hopkins suspended to start the season. Yes, the Cardinals have brought in Marquise Brown, but he isn’t going to know the playbook and have the chemistry with Kyler Murray.
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Pat Freiermuth (PIT)
The Steelers offense has a few receiving pillars in the offense, and Freiermuth is one of them. The Steelers could even arguably have an upgrade at QB, with Mitch Trubisky/ Kenny Pickett able to stretch the field more than Ben Roethlisberger. Even if his TD scores went down, he should see an uptick in receptions. Don’t forget, he didn’t really get going until the second half of the season.