Ranking players by position is an integral part of fantasy football preparation, but grouping them into tiers is crucial to identifying the value you might be leaving in the draft room. For example, if you're on the clock and looking at several quarterbacks in the same tier, it could make sense to wait until the next round — someone equally as worthy may be available with your next pick.
Tiers can also help group players with similar expectations based on upside and floor. Most importantly, we don't want to pay more than the next drafter for a similar player.
Last Updated: 5/1/2022
2022 Fantasy Football Quarterback Tiers
TIER 1A – GREAT PASSING/GREAT RUSHING OPTIONS
This tier represents the two players with 4,500 passing yards and 750 rushing yards reasonably within their range of outcomes.
Josh Allen is one of them, the reigning back-to-back fantasy football QB1. In addition, the Bills love to throw the ball well above league average in all game scripts, which insulates the fifth-year starter's production profile in a way that only a few other quarterbacks experience.
- Trailing by four or more points: 4th
- Within three points: 1st
- Leading by four or more points: 4th
Allen’s receiving corps isn’t as strong as some of the other quarterback options, but Stefon Diggs is an elite option who can work against all coverage types. Gabriel Davis had moments that created optimism over the past two seasons, but his underlying metrics don’t scream “breakout season.”