Fantasy Football: Early 2022 Best Ball Rankings

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Fantasy Football Best Ball Rankings 2022


Do you miss fantasy football? Well, what if I told you there’s a form of it you can play right now? It’s called best ball, and there’s a reason why it’s the hottest new wave of fantasy sports. 

All you have to do is draft your team. No setting lineups, no waiver claims, no trades. Just draft your team and that’s it. For my full breakdown of what exactly best ball is, check out the first article in my series, which includes strategies for beginners and early players to target. I also wrote about which players you should avoid at their current values

Obviously, values change. Free agents will pick their new teams. Rookies will be picked to their new teams. You get the point. That’s why I’ll update these half-PPR rankings throughout the offseason, so make sure you’re following me, @ZachCohenFB, and @TDNFantasy on Twitter. While I can make countless cases for rearranging my rankings, for now, consider these your one-stop shop for best ball rankings.

  1. Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND
  2. Derrick Henry, RB, TEN
  3. Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR
  4. Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC
  5. Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR
  6. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, CIN
  7. Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN
  8. Najee Harris, RB, PIT
  9. Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN
  10. Davante Adams, WR, UFA
  11. Tyreek Hill, WR, KC
  12. Joe Mixon, RB, CIN
  13. Alvin Kamara, RB, NO
  14. Deebo Samuel, WR, SF
  15. Mark Andrews, TE, BAL
  16. Travis Kelce, TE, KC
  17. Nick Chubb, RB, CLE
  18. D'Andre Swift, RB, DET
  19. A.J. Brown, WR, TEN
  20. Javonte Williams, RB, DEN
  21. David Montgomery, RB, CHI
  22. Keenan Allen, WR, LAC
  23. CeeDee Lamb, WR, DAL
  24. Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT
  25. Stefon Diggs, WR, BUF
  26. Mike Evans, WR, TB
  27. Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA
  28. George Kittle, TE, SF
  29. Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS
  30. D.K. Metcalf, WR, SEA
  31. Tee Higgins, WR, CIN
  32. Josh Allen, QB, BUF
  33. Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC
  34. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI
  35. Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG
  36. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL
  37. Cam Akers, RB, LAR
  38. Aaron Jones, RB, GB
  39. Kyle Pitts, TE, ATL
  40. Darren Waller, TE, LV
  41. D.J. Moore, WR, CAR
  42. Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA
  43. Terry McLaurin, WR, WAS
  44. Justin Herbert, QB, LAC
  45. Josh Jacobs, RB, LV
  46. J.K. Dobbins, RB, BAL
  47. Chris Godwin, WR, UFA
  48. Amari Cooper, WR, DAL
  49. Elijah Moore, WR, NYJ
  50. Hunter Renfrow, WR, LV
  51. T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET
  52. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, IND
  53. Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL
  54. Kyler Murray, QB, ARI
  55. Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
  56. Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI
  57. Amon-Ra St Brown, WR, DET
  58. Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF
  59. Travis Etienne, RB, JAX
  60. Michael Carter, RB, NYJ
  61. Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU
  62. Marquise Brown, WR, BAL
  63. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, SF
  64. Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG
  65. DeVonta Smith, WR, PHI
  66. Leonard Fournette, RB, UFA
  67. A.J. Dillon, RB, GB
  68. James Conner, RB, UFA
  69. Rashaad Penny, RB, UFA
  70. Jalen Hurts, QB, PHI
  71. Joe Burrow, QB, CIN
  72. Treylon Burks, WR, ROOKIE
  73. Drake London, WR, ROOKIE
  74. Garrett Wilson, WR, ROOKIE
  75. Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
  76. Trey Lance, QB, SF
  77. Deshaun Watson, QB, HOU
  78. Michael Thomas, WR, NO
  79. Adam Thielen, WR, MIN
  80. Mike Williams, WR, UFA
  81. Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI
  82. Kenneth Walker, RB, ROOKIE
  83. Isaiah Spiller, RB, ROOKIE
  84. Breece Hall, RB, ROOKIE
  85. Cordarrelle Patterson, RB/WR, UFA
  86. Tony Pollard, RB, DAL
  87. Kareem Hunt, RB, CLE
  88. Devin Singletary, RB, BUF
  89. Gabriel Davis, WR, BUF
  90. Chase Claypool, WR, PIT
  91. Rashod Bateman, WR, BAL
  92. Dawson Knox, TE, BUF
  93. Pat Freiermuth, TE, PIT
  94. Dalton Schultz, TE, UFA
  95. Rob Gronkowski, TE, UFA
  96. Matthew Stafford, QB, LAR
  97. Damien Harris, RB, NE
  98. Chase Edmonds, RB, UFA
  99. Miles Sanders, RB, PHI
  100. Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
  101. Justin Fields, QB, CHI
  102. Michael Gallup, WR, UFA
  103. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, UFA
  104. Mike Gesicki, TE, UFA
  105. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC
  106. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, NE
  107. Jameson Williams, WR, ROOKIE
  108. Chris Olave, WR, ROOKIE
  109. Jahan Dotson, WR, ROOKIE
  110. Russell Gage, WR, UFA
  111. Christian Kirk, WR, UFA
  112. Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN
  113. Allen Robinson, WR, UFA
  114. Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN
  115. Van Jefferson, WR, LAR
  116. Corey Davis, WR, NYJ
  117. Kirk Cousins, QB, MIN
  118. Derek Carr, QB, LV
  119. Tyler Higbee, TE, LAR
  120. Alexander Mattison, RB, MIN
  121. Kyren Williams, RB, ROOKIE
  122. Melvin Gordon, RB, UFA
  123. George Pickens, WR, ROOKIE
  124. Rondale Moore, WR, ARI
  125. Trevor Lawrence, QB, JAX
  126. Will Fuller, WR, UFA
  127. Joshua Palmer, WR, LAC
  128. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, UFA
  129. Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN
  130. Rachaad White, RB, ROOKIE
  131. Khalil Herbert, RB, CHI
  132. James Robinson, RB, JAX
  133. Myles Gaskin, RB, MIA
  134. Gus Edwards, RB, BAL
  135. Kenneth Gainwell, RB, PHI
  136. Darrell Henderson, RB, LAR
  137. Robert Woods, WR, LAR
  138. Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG
  139. Jarvis Landry, WR, CLE
  140. Julio Jones, WR, TEN
  141. D.J. Chark, WR, UFA
  142. Hunter Henry, TE, NE
  143. Zach Ertz, TE, UFA
  144. Logan Thomas, TE, WAS
  145. Chuba Hubbard, RB, CAR
  146. Ronald Jones, RB, UFA
  147. Kenyan Drake, RB, LV
  148. Dameon Pierce, RB, ROOKIE
  149. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA
  150. Wan'Dale Robinson, RB/WR, ROOKIE
  151. Cedrick Wilson, WR, UFA
  152. John Metchie III, WR, ROOKIE
  153. Cole Beasley, WR, BUF
  154. C.J. Uzomah, TE, UFA
  155. Noah Fant, TE, DEN
  156. Isaiah McKenzie, WR, UFA
  157. David Bell, WR, ROOKIE
  158. DeVante Parker, WR, MIA
  159. K.J. Osborn, WR, MIN
  160. Jakobi Meyers, WR, UFA
  161. Zach Wilson, QB, NYJ
  162. Daniel Jones, QB, NYG
  163. Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
  164. Ryan Tannehill, QB, TEN
  165. James Cook, RB, ROOKIE
  166. Nyheim Hines, RB, IND
  167. Raheem Mostert, RB, UFA
  168. Chris Carson, RB, SEA
  169. Irv Smith Jr., TE, MIN
  170. Dan Arnold, TE, JAX
  171. Cole Kmet, TE, CHI
  172. Jared Cook, TE, UFA
  173. Gerald Everett, TE, UFA
  174. Justin Jackson, RB, UFA
  175. J.D. McKissic, RB, UFA
  176. D'Ernest Johnson, RB, UFA
  177. Jerick McKinnon, RB, UFA
  178. Mecole Hardman, WR, KC
  179. Curtis Samuel, WR, WAS
  180. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, CLE
  181. Marvin Jones, WR, JAX
  182. Nico Collins, WR, HOU
  183. Laviska Shenault, WR, JAX
  184. Jameis Winston, QB, UFA
  185. Malik Willis, QB, ROOKIE
  186. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF
  187. Davis Mills, QB, HOU
  188. Jalen Guyton, WR, UFA
  189. Skyy Moore, WR, ROOKIE
  190. Christian Watson, WR, ROOKIE
  191. Zack Moss, RB, BUF
  192. Trey Sermon, RB, SF 
  193. D'Onta Foreman, RB, TEN
  194. Kendrick Bourne, WR, NE
  195. Braxton Berrios, WR, UFA
  196. Josh Reynolds, WR, UFA
  197. Tim Patrick, WR, DEN
  198. Taysom Hill, QB, NO
  199. Byron Pringle, WR, UFA
  200. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, UFA
  201. Justyn Ross, WR, ROOKIE
  202. Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, CAR
  203. Robby Anderson, WR, CAR
  204. Bryan Edwards, WR, LV
  205. Brevin Jordan, TE, HOU
  206. Adam Trautman, TE, NO
  207. Tyler Conklin, TE, UFA
  208. Evan Engram, TE, UFA
  209. Blake Jarwin, TE, DAL
  210. Robert Tonyan, TE, UFA
  211. Matt Corral, QB, ROOKIE
  212. Desmond Ridder, QB, ROOKIE
  213. Kenny Pickett, QB, ROOKIE
  214. Mac Jones, QB, NE
  215. Mitchell Trubisky, QB, UFA
  216. Baker Mayfield, QB, CLE
  217. Tyler Huntley, QB, BAL
  218. Marcus Mariota, QB, UFA
  219. Jamal Agnew, WR, JAX
  220. Jakeem Grant, WR, UFA
  221. Breshad Perriman, WR, TB
  222. Khalil Shakir, WR, ROOKIE
  223. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, UFA
  224. Kene Nwangwu, RB, MIN
  225. Tyler Badie, RB, ROOKIE
  226. Zonovan Knight, RB, ROOKIE
  227. Devontae Booker, RB, NYG
  228. Kyle Juszczyk, RB, SF
  229. Romeo Doubs, WR, ROOKIE
  230. Calvin Austin III, WR, ROOKIE
  231. Marquez Callaway, WR, NO
  232. Allen Lazard, WR, UFA
  233. Zamir White, RB, ROOKIE
  234. Brian Robinson Jr, RB, ROOKIE
  235. Tyler Allgeier, RB, ROOKIE
  236. Kennedy Brooks, RB, ROOKIE
  237. Parris Campbell, WR, IND
  238. Anthony Schwartz, WR, CLE
  239. Devin Duvernay, WR, BAL
  240. Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG
  241. Freddie Swain, WR, SEA
  242. Chris Evans, RB, CIN
  243. Boston Scott, RB, UFA
  244. Duke Johnson, RB, UFA
  245. Foster Moreau, TE, LV
  246. Austin Hooper, TE, CLE
  247. Harrison Bryant, TE, CLE
  248. Mo Alie-Cox, TE, UFA
  249. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, DEN

Written By:

Zach Cohen

Fantasy Football Intern

Zach Cohen is an intern for The Draft Network where he contributes to TDN Fantasy, helps run TDN’s social media, and co-hosts and edits videos for TDN’s YouTube channel and TikTok. Zach has extensive experience covering the NFL, mainly in fantasy football and the NFL Draft.

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