I went through all 32 NFL Teams with a Fantasy Eye

I analyzed the offseason moves, free agency additions, departures, the 2022 NFL draft and every depth chart for all 32 NFL teams. Here is my breakdown and 2022 fantasy football projections for each team. Yes, I’m back. Make sure to like and sub!

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2022 Fantasy Football Outlook for Every NFL Team

AFC East

James Cook has the highest draft capital in this backfield (Rnd 2, Pick 31). Bills barely missed out on landing JD McKissic. He will have an immediate impact in PPR leagues and be used similar to Breida, McKissic and James White. James Cook has good speed, great pass-catching but no power/size.

The Patriots drafted one of my favorite RBs in Round 4, Pick 22 in Pierre Strong. Damien Harris will likely be gone after this season with Rhamondre/J.White/Strong leading the way in 2023.

The Patriots made a statement by drafting the fastest WR in this class (Tyquan Thornton) in Round 2, Pick 18. Thornton’s 4.28 40-time should help stretch the field vertically and open things up underneath. Adding Thornton & former Dolphin, DeVante Parker should help Mac Jones take a step forward his 2nd season.

Dolphins Depth Chart:
WR: Tyreek Hill, Waddle, Cedrick Wilson, Trent Sherfield
RB: C.Edmonds, S.Michel, R.Mostert, M.Gaskin, S.Ahmed, ZaQuandre White (rookie)
TE: Gesicki, Durham Smythe, Adam Shaheen
LT: Terron Armstead
QB: Tua?

The Jets traded up to draft the first RB (Breece Hall) off the board at Round 2, Pick 4. He should have a workhorse role (or close to it) his first year with Michael Carter sprinkled in.

AFC North

The Bengals address their defense and add both quality & quantity at OL to help Joe Burrow. Burrow has only played 30 NFL games (including postseason) and has room to improve & gel with his young receivers.

The Steelers always have a good eye for WR talent and George Pickens should be a Day 1 starter. Pickens’ versatility will allow him to stay on the field. WR Calvin Austin (4.32 40-time) is a good sleeper to take in the later rounds of dynasty drafts. Austin has all the tools, but his size (5-8, 170 lbs) worries me and screams inconsistent production.

Rookie WR David Bell will be a perfect compliment to Amari Cooper. The only reason Bell fell (Round 3, Pick 35) is because of his 40-time (4.65s). He should start Day 1 except if the Browns sign suspension/injury-prone Will Fuller.

Every single RB got injured for the Ravens last year… They intend to get back to running the football once again in 2022.

Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman get a huge boost with Hollywood Brown gone, and everyone knows that. I’m more intrigued with which tight end will see the most targets (other than MAndrews). It will likely be one of the two rooks: Charlie Kolar or Isaiah Likely (once they develop). I expect the Ravens to run a lot of 2-TE & 3-TE sets.

AFC South

Treylon Burks is the perfect fit for the Titans heavy play-action offense. Burks pro-comp is AJ Brown, replacing AJB is like poetry.

With D’Onta Foreman going to Carolina, rookie RB Hassan Haskins (drafted Round 4, Pick 26) will be one of the most valuable handcuffs in 2022. Haskins is easily a Top 10 RB if Derrick Henry goes down.

Michael Pittman is still the clear-cut alpha receiver and target hog in Indy. The Colts get an upgrade at QB (Matt Ryan) and lose wide receivers TY Hilton (free agent) and Zach Pascal (Eagles). Alec Pierce (drafted Round 2, Pick 21) is projected to be the No.2 target in the pass game and is a major rookie sleeper.

Dameon Pierce was drafted in Round 4, Pick 2 but the Texans ranked dead last in rushing yards and run blocking in 2021. Dameon Pierce doesn’t have much competition (Burkhead, Marlon Mack, Royce Freeman), but Pierce is an average back on a less-than-average offense.

It’s going to be fun to finally see Travis Etienne this year. The Jaguars lost Carlos Hyde and did not add any significant running backs other than a late-round rookie RB (Snoop Conner) who won’t be much of a threat to steal snaps from Etienne. Also James Robinson is recovering from a torn Achilles he suffered back in December 26, 2021.

AFC West

Ronald Jones will steal some carries from Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but CEH will still be the main pass-catching back. Both Jerick McKinnon & Darrel Williams are currently free agents, and the Chiefs really only addressed the WR position and defense in the draft, so CEH will hold value in PPR leagues.

The Raiders backfield was an awful mess last year, and now things get even muddier with 4th-Round draft pick Zamir White joining that RB room.

Isaiah Spiller (drafted Round 4, Pick 18) will be a valuable handcuff to Austin Ekeler. Spiller is a big (6-0, 217 lbs) RB with pass-catching skills and Justin Jackson is gone.

Josh Palmer will compete with Jalen Guyton for that WR3 spot, and I think Palmer wins the job. The Chargers are an elite team, with an elite QB who loves to throw the ball (#2 in pass yards & #3 in pass attempts in 2021).

Melvin Gordon is a 29-years-old RB who peaked in 2018. Javonte Williams is THE perfect RB for this elite offense, and he will be the lead back.

KJ Hamler could easily take over the No.3 WR role if Jeudy misses any time or gets suspended. Hamler is a deep threat and Russell Wilson loves to throw the ball down the field (Top 5 in yards per pass thrown).

NFC East

CeeDee Lamb is the offseason winner. Amari Cooper got traded to Cleveland and the Cowboys waited until Round 3 to draft a WR. Jalen Tolbert is slated to start at WR2 or battle for the job with James Washington. Once Michael Gallup returns (ACL), Tolbert should slide into the WR3 role.

Jalen Hurts has zero excuses now that he has AJ Brown. As long as Hurts can hold down his job as the starting QB for the Eagles, he will rack up a ton of fantasy points.

Stay far away from this mess of a backfield. JD McKissic was a few milliseconds away from signing with Buffalo, but he decided to stay and then the Commanders went and drafted Brian Robinson in the 3rd round to muddy the RB waters even more.

Washington tight ends are cursed and always get injured. I wouldn’t draft any WRs on this team either, other than Terry McLaurin. It’s scary to think how good Scary Terry would be if he had a real quarterback.

Matt Breida will be a valuable handcuff and nobody is realizing this. He’s only rostered in 3% of Sleeper leagues. Devontae Booker & Elijhaa Penny are free agents and the Giants didn’t draft a single RB.

NFC North

Aaron Rodgers put up elite numbers before Davante Adams and should continue to do so, even after Adams’ departure. The Packers got Sammy Watkins in free agency and drafted three wide receivers for A-Rod.

Christian Watson found the perfect landing spot and has one of the highest ceilings in this WR class. However, WR Romeo Doubs is a polished WR who has a real shot at cracking this starting lineup, especially if Sammy Watkins misses time.

Robert Tonyan is a post-hype sleeper that was a huge disappointment in 2021. The Packers drafted zero TEs, making Tonyan a draft day winner. Also, 28 red-zone targets are vacated solely from Davante Adams leaving.

Irv Smith Jr. was primed to have a solid year but got injured. He’s fully cleared to play and the Vikings didn’t draft a TE until Round 7 and they lost Tyler Conklin in free agency to the Jets.

Darnell Mooney will be the alpha WR in Chicago, only competing with Cole Kmet for targets. Justin Fields has all the tools to be a successful QB, but the Bears have failed to give him a good supporting cast. Their O-Line will still be bad and drafting Velus Jones won’t help much 🙁

WR Jameson Williams is the best skill position rookie in this class. Even though he will likely miss the first few weeks of the 2022 season, he could be the best long-term draft pick for rookies in dynasty fantasy football. Jared Goff is a bridge quarterback, but whoever the QB is in the future, he will have a ton of weapons: Swift, Hockenson, Amon-Ra and Jamo.

NFC South

Russell Gage is the WR2 on the Bucs while Chris Godwin is out. The Bucs lead the league in pass attempts (731) and pass yards (5,383) in 2021.

Rachaad White (drafted Round 3, Pick 27) will slide into the RB2 role immediately on one of the best teams in the league. Fournette is no stranger to missing time and Rachaad White is no stranger to catching passes (43 receptions in 2021).

Saints draft WR Chris Olave and OT Trevor Penning to replace Terron Armstead. Famous Jameis is a big-time winner. Weapons for Jameis Winston this year:
WR Michael Thomas
WR Chris Olave (drafted 11th overall)
WR Jarvis Landry
RB Alvin Kamara

Undrafted rookie RB Abram Smith has a shot to slide into the RB2 role once Mark Ingram (age 32) is done.

Drake London was the first WR off the board (8th overall) and has the least path to resistance to becoming a target hog and red zone receiver. London has very little competition at the WR position (Auden Tate, Damiere Byrd, Olamide Zaccheaus). Kyle Pitts (1,026 yards on 110 targets in 2021) may lead the team once again in receiving stats. Don’t be scared of Marcus Mariota – Delanie Walker put up elite TE numbers with Mariota as his QB.

With Mike Davis gone, Cordarrelle Patterson is a Draft Day winner. His main competition is only 5th-round draft pick, Tyler Allgeier, and Damien Williams.

The Panthers had one of the worst offensive lines last year, and has nowhere to go but up. 1st rounder OT Ikem Ekwonu should help this offense find some stability, as long as they can settle on a QB.

NFC West

Since Todd Gurley left, the Rams never stuck to one leadback for an entire season (Cam Akers, Darrell Henderson, Malcolm Brown and Sony Michel all took turns).

The Hollywood Brown trade destroyed Rondale Moore’s value. With Chase Edmonds gone to Miami, James Conner will be the leadback. I project 6th round draft pick Keaontay Ingram to be the backup running back and leapfrog Eno Benjamin on the depth chart.

Rookie RB Tyrion Davis-Price (drafted Round 3, Pick 29) will likely hurt Elijah Mitchell’s value, but he’ll certainly demolish Trey Sermon’s value.

The Niners were in need of a deep threat, speedy receiver, and they got one in Round 3, Pick 41 in Danny Gray. Gray will fight off Jauan Jennings for the WR3 spot, but his value will instantly skyrocket if Deebo were to get traded.

The Seahawks put major emphasis on their OL & RB positions in the draft.
Round 1: OT Charles Cross
Round 2: RB Kenneth Walker III
Round 3: OT Abraham Lucas

Walker didn’t catch the ball much in college, but it’ll be interesting to see his role in 2023, and if he’ll be used in the pass game. Modern-day NFL running backs put an emphasis on improving their skills as a receiver. As of right now, in 2022, it is a crowded backfield in Seattle.

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