2022 Fantasy Football Rankings & Draft Big Board: Jonathan Taylor, Cooper Kupp, Derrick Henry Headline Top 150
Getty Images. Pictured: Jonathan Taylor, Cooper Kupp and Derrick Henry (left to right)
In our fantasy football draft kit, you’ll be able to use both Sean Koerner’s and Chris Raybon’s real-time projections to generate custom rankings based on your league’s settings. But below, you’ll find their way-too-early personalized top 150 — a fantasy draft big board, if you will.
2022 Fantasy Draft Big Board
Before we dive into their top 150 rankings, Sean and Chris would like to warn you against the two biggest mistakes they see people make when drafting with a list of overall rankings such as this one:
1) Don’t ignore Average Draft Position (ADP). If you draft a player we have ranked much higher than their ADP, you kill the value they offer closer to their ADP! Instead, focus on drafting players you know for sure won’t make it back to you, and wait on the players who are likely to fall another round or two.
2) Don’t take the overall rankings too literally. Use these rankings as a rough guide. It’s alright to follow them closely through the first few rounds, but after you’ve made a couple picks, your decisions should come down to roster construction.
If you get two running backs to start a draft, don’t go blindly go for another RB in Round 3 — even if they’re next up on this list. Instead, consider drafting a wide receiver (or quarterback or tight end) unless you are going to miss out on massive volume or you’re specifically going for a three-RB start.
Blindly drafting based on overall rankings after the first couple rounds can backfire if you aren’t careful.
Now, let’s dig into Chris’ and Sean’s top 150.
Note: The following rankings are based on half-PPR scoring. And the “rating” is a value both experts use to rank players across positions.