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With the offseason now underway, dynasty fantasy football is in the spotlight. Scoring rules and roster types can change strategy in a hurry, just like in any fantasy league, but the main differentiator with dynasty is the reality that this is your team forever. Premiums can and should be put on younger players, although performance peaks certainly vary by position.

What follows are my pre-free agency dynasty fantasy rankings by position for one-QB, full point-per-reception (PPR) leagues. The PFF fantasy squad’s rankings will be updated throughout the year and include additional information for rookie drafts and IDP formats.

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Rank Name Age Team
1 Patrick Mahomes 26.3 Kansas City Chiefs
2 Josh Allen 25.7 Buffalo Bills
3 Justin Herbert 23.9 Los Angeles Chargers
4 Joe Burrow 25.1 Cincinnati Bengals
5 Lamar Jackson 25 Baltimore Ravens
6 Kyler Murray 24.5 Arizona Cardinals
7 Dak Prescott 28.5 Dallas Cowboys
8 Russell Wilson 33.1 Seattle Seahawks
9 Justin Fields 22.9 Chicago Bears
10 Trey Lance 21.7 San Francisco 49ers
11 Deshaun Watson 26.4 Houston Texans
12 Matthew Stafford 34 Los Angeles Rams
13 Aaron Rodgers 38.1 Green Bay Packers
14 Trevor Lawrence 22.3 Jacksonville Jaguars
15 Mac Jones 23.4 New England Patriots
16 Jalen Hurts 23.5 Philadelphia Eagles
17 Zach Wilson 22.5 New York Jets
18 Kirk Cousins 33.4 Minnesota Vikings
19 Ryan Tannehill 33.5 Tennessee Titans
20 Derek Carr 30.8 Las Vegas Raiders
21 Tua Tagovailoa 23.9 Miami Dolphins
22 Baker Mayfield 26.8 Cleveland Browns
23 Matt Ryan 36.7 Atlanta Falcons
24 Carson Wentz 29.1 Indianapolis Colts
25 Jimmy Garoppolo 30.2 San Francisco 49ers
26 Daniel Jones 24.7 New York Giants
27 Davis Mills 23.3 Houston Texans
28 Jameis Winston 28 New Orleans Saints
29 Jordan Love 23.2 Green Bay Packers
30 Jared Goff 27.3 Detroit Lions
31 Sam Darnold 24.6 Carolina Panthers
32 Marcus Mariota 28.2 Las Vegas Raiders
33 Taylor Heinicke 28.9 Washington Commanders
34 Kyle Trask 23.9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
35 Kellen Mond 22.6 Minnesota Vikings
36 Mitchell Trubisky 27.4 Buffalo Bills
37 Teddy Bridgewater 29.2 Denver Broncos
38 Drew Lock 25.2 Denver Broncos
39 Gardner Minshew 26 Philadelphia Eagles
40 Tyler Huntley 24 Baltimore Ravens
41 Blaine Gabbert 32.3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
42 Mason Rudolph 26.5 Pittsburgh Steelers
43 Dwayne Haskins 24.7 Pittsburgh Steelers
44 Jacoby Brissett 29.1 Miami Dolphins
45 Cam Newton 32.8 Carolina Panthers
46 Taysom Hill 31.4 New Orleans Saints
47 Tyrod Taylor 32.5 Houston Texans
48 Mike White 26.8 New York Jets
49 Kyle Allen 25.9 Washington Commanders
50 Trevor Siemian 30.1 New Orleans Saints

The top three quarterbacks here all combine youth with multiple seasons of high-end fantasy (and real-life) play.

Things get a little tougher after that, but I slightly lean toward Burrow over the position's more prominent dual-threat talents thanks to his absolutely spectacular marks in the position’s most stable metrics.

Jackson versus Murray is a bit of a coin flip. I gave the edge the man responsible for the most productive season ever by a quarterback in terms of fantasy points per game.

Both Prescott and Wilson possess yearly overall QB1 upside and aren't old enough to have any sort of real imminent concerns about their physical ability falling off.

Fields and Lance might not wind up as better real-life quarterbacks than their fellow 2021 signal-callers, but their demonstrated willingness to take off and run could make them fantasy darlings for however long they work as their respective franchise's starter. Fields gets the nod over Lance thanks to his superior rookie year tape as a pure passer.

Watson would be my overall QB4 if there were no concerns regarding his future in the league.

Stafford and Rodgers were both top-11 fantasy quarterbacks on a per-game basis in 2022 while playing the best ball of their career. It'd be rather shocking to see Rodgers hang up the cleats anytime soon while he remains on top of his game.

Lawrence has been put in about the worst possible situation to start a career. I still give him the slight nod over Jones due to his heightened rushing floor and long-term upside.

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Hurts is someone I'd consider selling if people are willing to treat him as a top-10 quarterback. The rushing floor is obviously tantalizing in fantasy land, but his inability to run a “real” offense during the first six weeks of 2021 resulted in the Eagles morphing into by far the NFL's most run-heavy team. Credit to head coach Nick Sirianni for putting his player in the best position to succeed based on the talent available, but I'm just not sold on the franchise sticking with Hurts past his rookie contract.

Wilson doesn't turn 23 until August. Let's see what the 2021 NFL Draft's No. 2 overall pick can do with better health for both himself as well as the Jets' wide receiver room.

Cousins, Tannehill and Carr represent upside QB2 options that are perfectly fine mid-round targets in Superflex formats should you find yourself going after other positions in the first few rounds. Just realize it’s fair to wonder if we’ve already seen the peak from each, and neither necessarily has a vice-like grip over their organization in terms of their long-term future.

Tua versus Mayfield was one of the tougher battles to decide. Ultimately, Tagovailoa's youth and potential upside with a better surrounding cast wins out over Mayfield, who has shown too scary of a floor in the Browns' run-first offense to overly risk gambling on the highs he demonstrated during the second half of both 2018 and 2020.

Each of Ryan, Wentz and Garoppolo represent quarterbacks that figure to have the opportunity to keep starting for at least a few more years (if not many more). The problem is none have shown all that consistent of a fantasy ceiling in recent years, and their future situations are far from guaranteed to bring out better versions.

The likes of Winston and Trubisky are my favorite late-round darts to fill out a roster. Each has (briefly) demonstrated the ability to be a high-end fantasy performer, and they have a bit more youth on their side compared to most of the quarterbacks in our low-end QB2 range. There's a chance both are nothing more than backups in 2022, but this year's relatively weak quarterback draft class could lead to surprise starting opportunities, which would boom the ol' ADP.

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Running Back

Rank Name Age Team
1 Jonathan Taylor 23 Indianapolis Colts
2 Najee Harris 23.9 Pittsburgh Steelers
3 Christian McCaffrey 25.6 Carolina Panthers
4 Javonte Williams 21.7 Denver Broncos
5 D'Andre Swift 23 Detroit Lions
6 Antonio Gibson 23.6 Washington Commanders
7 Joe Mixon 25.5 Cincinnati Bengals
8 Saquon Barkley 24.9 New York Giants
9 Austin Ekeler 26.7 Los Angeles Chargers
10 Alvin Kamara 26.5 New Orleans Saints
11 Nick Chubb 26.1 Cleveland Browns
12 Dalvin Cook 26.5 Minnesota Vikings
13 Derrick Henry 27.5 Tennessee Titans
14 Cam Akers 22.6 Los Angeles Rams
15 J.K. Dobbins 23.1 Baltimore Ravens
16 Michael Carter 22.7 New York Jets
17 David Montgomery 24.6 Chicago Bears
18 Elijah Mitchell 24 San Francisco 49ers
19 Josh Jacobs 23.9 Las Vegas Raiders
20 Travis Etienne 23 Jacksonville Jaguars
21 Aaron Jones 27.1 Green Bay Packers
22 Ezekiel Elliott 26.5 Dallas Cowboys
23 Miles Sanders 24.7 Philadelphia Eagles
24 Devin Singletary 24.4 Buffalo Bills
25 A.J. Dillon 23.7 Green Bay Packers
26 Clyde Edwards-Helaire 22.8 Kansas City Chiefs
27 Leonard Fournette 27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
28 Damien Harris 24.9 New England Patriots
29 Kareem Hunt 26.5 Cleveland Browns
30 Tony Pollard 24.7 Dallas Cowboys
31 Alexander Mattison 23.6 Minnesota Vikings
32 James Robinson 23.5 Jacksonville Jaguars
33 James Conner 26.7 Arizona Cardinals
34 Melvin Gordon III 28.8 Denver Broncos
35 Rashaad Penny 26 Seattle Seahawks
36 Chase Edmonds 25.8 Arizona Cardinals
37 Rhamondre Stevenson 23.9 New England Patriots
38 Sony Michel 26.9 Los Angeles Rams
39 Khalil Herbert 23.8 Chicago Bears
40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn 24.7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
41 Kenneth Gainwell 22.9 Philadelphia Eagles
42 Trey Sermon 23 San Francisco 49ers
43 Chris Carson 27.4 Seattle Seahawks
44 Darrell Henderson 24.4 Los Angeles Rams
45 Chuba Hubbard 22.6 Carolina Panthers
46 Myles Gaskin 24.9 Miami Dolphins
47 Ronald Jones 24.5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
48 Darrel Williams 26.8 Kansas City Chiefs
49 Jamaal Williams 26.8 Detroit Lions
50 Cordarrelle Patterson 30.9 Atlanta Falcons
51 Gus Edwards 26.8 Baltimore Ravens
52 Jaret Patterson 22.1 Washington Commanders
53 Zack Moss 24.1 Buffalo Bills
54 Nyheim Hines 25.2 Indianapolis Colts
55 Chris Evans 24.3 Cincinnati Bengals
56 Kenyan Drake 28 Las Vegas Raiders
57 D'Onta Foreman 25.7 Tennessee Titans
58 Jeff Wilson Jr. 26.2 San Francisco 49ers
59 Justin Jackson 25.8 Los Angeles Chargers
60 J.D. McKissic 28.4 Washington Commanders
61 D'Ernest Johnson 25.9 Cleveland Browns
62 Mike Davis 28.9 Atlanta Falcons
63 Raheem Mostert 29.8 San Francisco 49ers
64 Samaje Perine 26.4 Cincinnati Bengals
65 Marlon Mack 25.9 Indianapolis Colts
66 Jermar Jefferson 21.8 Detroit Lions
67 Eno Benjamin 22.8 Arizona Cardinals
68 Darrynton Evans 23.5 Tennessee Titans
69 Joshua Kelley 24.2 Los Angeles Chargers
70 Kene Nwangwu 24 Minnesota Vikings
71 Larry Rountree III 23 Los Angeles Chargers
72 Kylin Hill 23.4 Green Bay Packers
73 Boston Scott 26.8 Philadelphia Eagles
74 Jerick McKinnon 29.7 Kansas City Chiefs
75 James White 30 New England Patriots
76 Tarik Cohen 26.5 Chicago Bears
77 David Johnson 30.1 Houston Texans
78 Phillip Lindsay 27.5 Miami Dolphins
79 Latavius Murray 32 Baltimore Ravens
80 Duke Johnson Jr. 28.3 Miami Dolphins
81 Rex Burkhead 31.6 Houston Texans
82 Jordan Howard 27.2 Philadelphia Eagles
83 Ty Johnson 24.3 New York Jets
84 DeeJay Dallas 23.4 Seattle Seahawks
85 Demetric Felton 23.5 Cleveland Browns
86 Craig Reynolds 25.6 Detroit Lions
87 Jonathan Ward 24.4 Arizona Cardinals
88 JaMycal Hasty 25.4 San Francisco 49ers
89 Damien Williams 29.8 Chicago Bears
90 Tevin Coleman 28.8 New York Jets
91 Mark Ingram II 32.4 New Orleans Saints
92 Devontae Booker 29.7 New York Giants
93 Salvon Ahmed 23.1 Miami Dolphins
94 Giovani Bernard 30.2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
95 Devonta Freeman 29.9 Baltimore Ravens
96 Wayne Gallman 27.3 Minnesota Vikings
97 Matt Breida 26.9 Buffalo Bills
98 Tony Jones Jr. 24.2 New Orleans Saints
99 Gerrid Doaks 23.7 Miami Dolphins
100 Ryquell Armstead 25.2 Jacksonville Jaguars
101 Travis Homer 23.5 Seattle Seahawks
102 La'Mical Perine 24 New York Jets
103 Dontrell Hilliard 26.9 Tennessee Titans
104 Anthony McFarland Jr. 22.9 Pittsburgh Steelers
105 Devine Ozigbo 25.3 New England Patriots
106 Mike Boone 26.5 Denver Broncos
107 Derrick Gore 27.1 Kansas City Chiefs
108 Deon Jackson 22.9 Indianapolis Colts
109 Malcolm Brown 29.1 Miami Dolphins
110 Carlos Hyde 30.3 Jacksonville Jaguars
111 Le'Veon Bell 29.9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
112 Royce Freeman 25.9 Houston Texans
113 Dare Ogunbowale 27.7 Jacksonville Jaguars
114 Qadree Ollison 25.4 Atlanta Falcons
115 J.J. Taylor 24 New England Patriots
116 Godwin Igwebuike 27.4 Detroit Lions
117 Ty'Son Williams 25.4 Baltimore Ravens
118 Kerryon Johnson 24.6 Philadelphia Eagles
119 Justice Hill 24.2 Baltimore Ravens
120 Ameer Abdullah 28.6 Carolina Panthers
121 Brandon Bolden 32 New England Patriots
122 Javian Hawkins 22.4 Los Angeles Rams
123 Kalen Ballage 26.1 Pittsburgh Steelers
124 Jake Funk 24 Los Angeles Rams
125 Brian Hill 26.2 San Francisco 49ers
126 Jeremy McNichols 26.1 Tennessee Titans
127 Alex Collins 27.4 Seattle Seahawks
128 Peyton Barber 27.6 Las Vegas Raiders
129 Jaylen Samuels 25.5 Houston Texans
130 Jalen Richard 28.3 Las Vegas Raiders

Youth is more important to prioritize at running back than any other position. There's also a strong case to be made that we should make a habit of not expecting too much from running backs that have eclipsed 1,500 career professional carries. One single year of exceptionally high volume doesn't historically correlate with an immediate dropoff. We're better off picking the younger talent over the veteran with all else equal when it comes to running backs.

Taylor deserves to be called the best real-life running back in the NFL at the moment. The fact that he just turned 23 in January makes him the easy overall RB1.

Harris and McCaffrey are the best examples of receiving running backs being borderline cheat codes in fantasy land. I'm happy to buy the current discount on CMC, too. Humans aren't good at predicting future injuries, and I'm not about to fade the all-time leader in fantasy points per game over a pulled hamstring and a sprained ankle.

Each of Williams, Swift, Gibson and Mixon could vie for the top tier of backs should their respective franchises ever decide to fully unleash them as the running back. The same is true for Barkley — there's just more uncertainty here due to the possibility he takes his talents elsewhere in 2022 and beyond.

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Ekeler, Kamara, Chubb, Cook and Henry are all objectively fantastic real-life running backs, but we've probably already seen the best from each if the history of age and experience at the position are any indication.

Akers is one of the trickier running backs to rank. He could be a legit top-five option if the Rams decide to feature him with the sort of role we saw in the divisional round, but the split backfield that was on display in the NFC Championship game and Super Bowl could render him as more of a weekly mid-tier RB2. Either way, he's still just 22 years old and figures to be even more recovered from his Achilles injury by next season. The small sample of inefficiency during the Rams' Super Bowl run is outweighed by the fantasy-friendly role regularly afforded to Sean McVay's RB1. Also, note that Akers passed the eye test better than the numbers indicate.

The bulk of our RB2 range consists of talented young backs that either don't have a great demonstrated three-down usage ceiling (Dobbins, Carter, Mitchell, Sanders), face regime changes that could threaten their overall role (Montgomery, Jacobs, Etienne) or are simply starting to get a little long in the tooth (Zeke, Jones).

Singletary, Dillon, CEH and Fournette could push for legit RB1 status should their respective squads feature them as the workhorse, but we've seen enough issues from each in consistently getting that role to warrant some skepticism for their near-term ceilings.

Mattison stands out as a prime later-round target for zero-RB enthusiasts. He's an RB1 whenever Cook misses time with injury and might just be good enough to feasibly see more of a split role anyway in a new offense. Throw in Cook's current legal situation, and Mattison stands out as arguably the best handcuff in all of fantasy football … next to Pollard, who could feasibly work as the Cowboys' RB1 as early as 2023 should they decide to part ways with Elliott's atrocious contract by then.

Free agency could make a major difference for Gordon, Penny, Edmonds and Michel. Each has demonstrated the ability to handle robust workloads at times during their respective careers and could feasibly push for RB1 production in the near future depending on the landing spot.

Later round darts I like: Evans has a chance to work as the Bengals’ pass-down back as early as 2022, and the team could feasibly get out of both Mixon's and Perine’s contracts whenever they want, should they desire. … Evans hasn't been healthy enough to give the Titans any sort of meaningful run. He remains a former third-round pick who is feasibly set up for a robust role should Henry miss any time. … McFarland remains the theoretical handcuff for Harris in Pittsburgh, with Snell and Ballage being potential cut candidates.

Wide Receiver

Rank Name Age Team
1 Ja'Marr Chase 21.9 Cincinnati Bengals
2 Justin Jefferson 22.6 Minnesota Vikings
3 A.J. Brown 24.6 Tennessee Titans
4 D.K. Metcalf 24.1 Seattle Seahawks
5 CeeDee Lamb 22.8 Dallas Cowboys
6 Cooper Kupp 28.6 Los Angeles Rams
7 Davante Adams 29.1 Green Bay Packers
8 Tyreek Hill 27.9 Kansas City Chiefs
9 Tee Higgins 23 Cincinnati Bengals
10 Deebo Samuel 26 San Francisco 49ers
11 Stefon Diggs 28.1 Buffalo Bills
12 D.J. Moore 24.8 Carolina Panthers
13 Diontae Johnson 25.5 Pittsburgh Steelers
14 Jaylen Waddle 23.2 Miami Dolphins
15 Terry McLaurin 26.4 Washington Commanders
16 Calvin Ridley 27.1 Atlanta Falcons
17 Chris Godwin 25.9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
18 Elijah Moore 21.8 New York Jets
19 DeVonta Smith 23.2 Philadelphia Eagles
20 Michael Pittman Jr. 24.3 Indianapolis Colts
21 Keenan Allen 29.7 Los Angeles Chargers
22 Amari Cooper 27.6 Dallas Cowboys
23 Mike Evans 28.4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
24 Tyler Lockett 29.3 Seattle Seahawks
25 DeAndre Hopkins 29.6 Arizona Cardinals
26 Rashod Bateman 22.1 Baltimore Ravens
27 Marquise Brown 24.6 Baltimore Ravens
28 Chase Claypool 23.5 Pittsburgh Steelers
29 Michael Thomas 28.9 New Orleans Saints
30 Brandon Aiyuk 23.9 San Francisco 49ers
31 Mike Williams 27.3 Los Angeles Chargers
32 Amon-Ra St. Brown 22.2 Detroit Lions
33 Jerry Jeudy 22.8 Denver Broncos
34 Darnell Mooney 24.3 Chicago Bears
35 Gabriel Davis 22.8 Buffalo Bills
36 Brandin Cooks 28.3 Houston Texans
37 Hunter Renfrow 26.1 Las Vegas Raiders
38 Courtland Sutton 26.3 Denver Broncos
39 JuJu Smith-Schuster 25.2 Pittsburgh Steelers
40 Allen Robinson II 28.4 Chicago Bears
41 Robert Woods 29.8 Los Angeles Rams
42 Rondale Moore 21.6 Arizona Cardinals
43 Josh Palmer 22.3 Los Angeles Chargers
44 Kadarius Toney 23 New York Giants
45 Christian Kirk 25.2 Arizona Cardinals
46 Tyler Boyd 27.2 Cincinnati Bengals
47 Jakobi Meyers 25.2 New England Patriots
48 Curtis Samuel 25.4 Washington Commanders
49 D.J. Chark Jr. 25.3 Jacksonville Jaguars
50 Michael Gallup 25.9 Dallas Cowboys
51 Laviska Shenault Jr. 23.3 Jacksonville Jaguars
52 Terrace Marshall Jr. 21.6 Carolina Panthers
53 Odell Beckham Jr. 29.2 Los Angeles Rams
54 Adam Thielen 31.4 Minnesota Vikings
55 Kenny Golladay 28.2 New York Giants
56 DeVante Parker 29 Miami Dolphins
57 Will Fuller V 27.8 Miami Dolphins
58 Corey Davis 27 New York Jets
59 Julio Jones 33.1 Tennessee Titans
60 Jarvis Landry 29.1 Cleveland Browns
61 Robby Anderson 28.7 Carolina Panthers
62 Sterling Shepard 28.9 New York Giants
63 Tim Patrick 28.2 Denver Broncos
64 Russell Gage 26 Atlanta Falcons
65 Van Jefferson 25.5 Los Angeles Rams
66 Donovan Peoples-Jones 22.9 Cleveland Browns
67 Nico Collins 22.8 Houston Texans
68 Dyami Brown 22.2 Washington Commanders
69 Marquez Callaway 23.8 New Orleans Saints
70 Allen Lazard 26.1 Green Bay Packers
71 Bryan Edwards 23.2 Las Vegas Raiders
72 Mecole Hardman 23.9 Kansas City Chiefs
73 Cedrick Wilson 26.9 Dallas Cowboys
74 Parris Campbell 24.5 Indianapolis Colts
75 Kendrick Bourne 26.5 New England Patriots
76 Zay Jones 26.8 Las Vegas Raiders
77 D'Wayne Eskridge 24.8 Seattle Seahawks
78 Braxton Berrios 26.3 New York Jets
79 Jamison Crowder 28.6 New York Jets
80 Marquez Valdes-Scantling 27.3 Green Bay Packers
81 K.J. Osborn 24.6 Minnesota Vikings
82 Tre'Quan Smith 26 New Orleans Saints
83 Antonio Brown 33.5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
84 Marvin Jones Jr. 31.9 Jacksonville Jaguars
85 Cole Beasley 32.7 Buffalo Bills
86 Jalen Reagor 23.1 Philadelphia Eagles
87 Amari Rodgers 22.3 Green Bay Packers
88 K.J. Hamler 22.5 Denver Broncos
89 Quez Watkins 23.6 Philadelphia Eagles
90 Anthony Schwartz 21.4 Cleveland Browns
91 Denzel Mims 24.3 New York Jets
92 Tyler Johnson 23.4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
93 N'Keal Harry 24.1 New England Patriots
94 Darius Slayton 25 New York Giants
95 Byron Pringle 28.2 Kansas City Chiefs
96 Ihmir Smith-Marsette 22.4 Minnesota Vikings
97 Quintez Cephus 24 Detroit Lions
98 Nelson Agholor 28.7 New England Patriots
99 A.J. Green 33.5 Arizona Cardinals
100 Isaiah McKenzie 26.8 Buffalo Bills
101 Michael Strachan 24.4 Indianapolis Colts
102 Josh Reynolds 26.9 Detroit Lions
103 Preston Williams 24.8 Miami Dolphins
104 Jaelon Darden 23.1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
105 T.Y. Hilton 32.2 Indianapolis Colts
106 Deonte Harris 24.1 New Orleans Saints
107 Emmanuel Sanders 34.9 Buffalo Bills
108 James Washington 25.8 Pittsburgh Steelers
109 Randall Cobb 31.4 Green Bay Packers
110 Laquon Treadwell 26.6 Jacksonville Jaguars
111 John Brown 31.8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
112 Sammy Watkins 28.6 Baltimore Ravens
113 Tutu Atwell 22.3 Los Angeles Rams
114 Jalen Guyton 24.6 Los Angeles Chargers
115 Devin Duvernay 24.4 Baltimore Ravens
116 Tylan Wallace 22.7 Baltimore Ravens
117 Keke Coutee 25 Indianapolis Colts
118 Keelan Cole 28.8 New York Jets
119 Breshad Perriman 28.4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
120 Shi Smith 23.2 Carolina Panthers
121 James Proche 25.3 Baltimore Ravens
122 Anthony Miller 27.3 Pittsburgh Steelers
123 Jacob Harris 24.8 Los Angeles Rams
124 Scotty Miller 24.5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
125 Jauan Jennings 24.5 San Francisco 49ers
126 Ashton Dulin 24.7 Indianapolis Colts
127 Lynn Bowden Jr. 24.3 Miami Dolphins
128 Zach Pascal 27.1 Indianapolis Colts
129 Collin Johnson 24.3 New York Giants
130 Tyrell Williams 29.9 Detroit Lions
131 Olamide Zaccheaus 24.5 Atlanta Falcons
132 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 24.8 Tennessee Titans
133 Demarcus Robinson 27.3 Kansas City Chiefs
134 Dez Fitzpatrick 24.1 Tennessee Titans
135 Seth Williams 22.8 Denver Broncos
136 Kalif Raymond 27.5 Detroit Lions
137 Freddie Swain 23.5 Seattle Seahawks
138 Andy Isabella 25.2 Arizona Cardinals
139 John Ross 27.2 New York Giants
140 Rashard Higgins 27.3 Cleveland Browns
141 Miles Boykin 26 Baltimore Ravens
142 Marquise Goodwin 31.2 Chicago Bears
143 Antoine Wesley 24.3 Arizona Cardinals
144 Auden Tate 25 Cincinnati Bengals
145 Cyril Grayson 28.1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
146 Jamal Agnew 26.8 Jacksonville Jaguars
147 Adam Humphries 28.6 Washington Commanders
148 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside 25.1 Philadelphia Eagles
149 David Moore 27 Green Bay Packers
150 Malik Turner 26 Dallas Cowboys
151 Dede Westbrook 28.2 Minnesota Vikings
152 Tyron Johnson 26 Las Vegas Raiders
153 Frank Darby 24.5 Atlanta Falcons
154 Dazz Newsome 22.7 Chicago Bears
155 Cam Sims 26 Washington Commanders

Each of the top five receivers is under 25 years old and has already demonstrated high-end dominance. The latter statement is less true for Lamb than the others, but the Cowboys' wide receiver room could be empty enough in 2022 to finally afford their 2020 first-round pick the sort of robust role that his talents deserve.

Kupp, Adams and Hill certainly seem capable of continuing to rack up WR1 seasons. I'll just take the three-plus years of youth on the side of our big-five receivers. Ultimately, the stacked nature of the position and extended longevity involved are why you should prioritize wide receivers over running backs in the early rounds of drafts.

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Higgins and Samuel are in offenses that have enough high-end talent around them to feasibly lose out on yearly absurd volume, but I give them the slight edge over Diggs thanks to the age discrepancy.

D.J. Moore, Johnson, Waddle, McLaurin, Ridley and Godwin have all demonstrated an ability to supply WR1 goodness during their respective careers, but their gaudy target totals are at risk considering the uncertainty at hand in their quarterback rooms. There's an argument to be made that each could benefit from an upgrade under center, although raw volume usually wins out over slightly enhanced efficiency.

For goodness sake, get Moore a quarterback.

Elijah Moore, Smith and Pittman have enough youth on their side to get the nod over veterans Allen, Cooper, Evans, Lockett and Hopkins. Again, nobody is suggesting that the latter receivers are toast, but we'll take the middling downgrade in near-term expected production when it comes with a positive three-plus years of age difference.

Bateman and Hollywood sure look like Lamar Jackson's future top two receivers. The problem is that Mark Andrews' status as the Ravens' No. 1 pass-game option doesn't look to be changing any time soon.

Claypool is one of my favorite buy-low candidates in dynasty. The 23-year-old talent scored 11 touchdowns as a rookie and would have finished with over 1,000 total yards in 2021 with full health — all with a subpar Big Ben under center. Who's to say that Claypool wouldn’t work as the passing game’s No. 1 receiver with a different signal-caller? The price of admission is reasonable enough to find out.

The rest of our WR3/high-end WR4 group: Thomas, Aiyuk, Williams, St. Brown, Jeudy, Mooney, Davis, Cooks, Renfrow, Sutton, JuJu and A-Rob each has flashed rather elite ability in the past year (or two), but there's enough uncertainty with each's 1) quarterback room, 2) future team, or 3) available target share to render them as higher risk investments as opposed to our WR2 group.

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Some of my favorite later-round receivers: Palmer could work as Justin Herbert's No. 2 wide receiver as soon as 2022, pending Williams' free agency. … Looking for the next Deebo Samuel? How about Curtis, who simply wasn't healthy enough to do anything in 2021 but stands as Washington's expected No. 2 pass-game option in 2022 and beyond. … Peoples-Jones might just be the Browns' lead outside receiver in 2022. Even a moderate improvement from Mayfield could help DPJ work as a boom-or-bust WR3 more weeks than not. … Edwards might not be T.O. or Randy Moss, but the rising third-year receiver still has youth on his side and has never been cheaper.

Tight End

Rank Name Age Team
1 Mark Andrews 25.4 Baltimore Ravens
2 Kyle Pitts 21.3 Atlanta Falcons
3 George Kittle 28.3 San Francisco 49ers
4 Travis Kelce 32.3 Kansas City Chiefs
5 Darren Waller 29.4 Las Vegas Raiders
6 T.J. Hockenson 24.6 Detroit Lions
7 Dallas Goedert 27.1 Philadelphia Eagles
8 Dawson Knox 25.2 Buffalo Bills
9 Noah Fant 24.2 Denver Broncos
10 Pat Freiermuth 23.2 Pittsburgh Steelers
11 Cole Kmet 22.9 Chicago Bears
12 Dalton Schultz 25.5 Dallas Cowboys
13 Irv Smith Jr. 23.5 Minnesota Vikings
14 Mike Gesicki 26.3 Miami Dolphins
15 Hunter Henry 27.1 New England Patriots
16 Zach Ertz 31.2 Arizona Cardinals
17 Tyler Higbee 29.1 Los Angeles Rams
18 Gerald Everett 27.6 Seattle Seahawks
19 Adam Trautman 25 New Orleans Saints
20 Rob Gronkowski 32.7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21 Logan Thomas 30.6 Washington Commanders
22 Evan Engram 27.4 New York Giants
23 Jonnu Smith 26.4 New England Patriots
24 Austin Hooper 27.2 Cleveland Browns
25 David Njoku 25.5 Cleveland Browns
26 Brevin Jordan 21.5 Houston Texans
27 Albert Okwuegbunam 23.7 Denver Broncos
28 Dan Arnold 26.9 Jacksonville Jaguars
29 O.J. Howard 27.2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30 Robert Tonyan 27.7 Green Bay Packers
31 Tyler Conklin 26.5 Minnesota Vikings
32 Tommy Tremble 21.6 Carolina Panthers
33 C.J. Uzomah 29 Cincinnati Bengals
34 Jared Cook 34.8 Los Angeles Chargers
35 Blake Jarwin 27.5 Dallas Cowboys
36 Harrison Bryant 23.8 Cleveland Browns
37 Foster Moreau 24.7 Las Vegas Raiders
38 Kylen Granson 23.8 Indianapolis Colts
39 Anthony Firkser 26.9 Tennessee Titans
40 Hunter Long 23.4 Miami Dolphins
41 Mo Alie-Cox 28.3 Indianapolis Colts
42 Hayden Hurst 28.4 Atlanta Falcons
43 Donald Parham 24.4 Los Angeles Chargers
44 Josiah Deguara 24.9 Green Bay Packers
45 John Bates 24.2 Washington Commanders
46 Ricky Seals-Jones 26.9 Washington Commanders
47 Juwan Johnson 25.4 New Orleans Saints
48 Tre' McKitty 23 Los Angeles Chargers
49 Chris Herndon 25.9 Minnesota Vikings
50 Jack Doyle 31.7 Indianapolis Colts
51 Cameron Brate 30.6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
52 Eric Ebron 28.8 Pittsburgh Steelers
53 Noah Gray 22.7 Kansas City Chiefs
54 Ian Thomas 25.6 Carolina Panthers
55 Kyle Rudolph 32.2 New York Giants
56 Devin Asiasi 24.4 New England Patriots
57 Durham Smythe 26.5 Miami Dolphins
58 Jordan Akins 29.8 Houston Texans
59 Maxx Williams 27.8 Arizona Cardinals
60 Will Dissly 25.5 Seattle Seahawks
61 Drew Sample 25.8 Cincinnati Bengals
62 James O'Shaughnessy 30 Jacksonville Jaguars
63 Kaden Smith 24.7 New York Giants
64 Blake Bell 30.5 Kansas City Chiefs
65 Josh Oliver 24.8 Baltimore Ravens

Andrews snapped Kelce's overall TE1 streak in 2021 and looked as good as ever doing so. His ability to keep on keeping on even with a revolving door of quarterbacks earns the 25-year-old talent the nod as the position's top available player.

Pitts essentially plays wide receiver, as he ran 80% of his routes from the slot or out wide. Regardless, fantasy football wants to call him a tight end, so we’ll benefit and fire up the 21-year-old unicorn as a top-five option at the position for the next decade.

Kittle is my pick for the best tight end alive. There's unfortunately too much target competition in San Francisco for him to replicate that status in fantasy land. Kelce didn't look washed in 2022 by any stretch of the imagination, but Father Time is undefeated. Kelce is only 144 days younger than Rob Gronkowski, who sure seems like a prime candidate to join his buddy TB12 in retirement sooner rather than later.

Each of Waller, Hockenson and Goedert could feasibly work as their respective offense's No. 1 pass-game option in 2022 and beyond. It's just not as much of a certainty as our big five at the position.

Knox, Fant, Freiermuth and Kmet each enter 2022 as youthful starters. Unfortunately, the latter three tight ends aren't in as good of an overall offensive environment for the time being.

Schultz would rise up these ranks should the Cowboys decide to give him a long-term deal, although that might be unlikely with Blake Jarwin quietly carrying the 13th-most valuable contract at the position.

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Smith remains just 23 years old and has followed a similar career trajectory as Goedert (aside from injury): talented, overqualified No. 2 tight end with true TE1 upside should he ever be given a featured role. Conklin is an unrestricted free agent.

Gesicki, like Pitts, is a wide receiver that we choose to call a tight end, so his landing spot could truly make or break his fantasy value. A similar sentiment is true for Ertz, who could again be in the TE1 conversation if the Cardinals decide to keep him as Kyler Murray's starting tight end.

Some later round darts I like: Njoku is an unrestricted free agent and has flashed with his limited career opportunities. The thought of him pairing up with Justin Herbert for the next decade is incredibly appealing. … Jordan is just 21 years old and stands as the Texans' starting tight end at the moment. You could do worse with a late-round pick. … Arnold has flashed legit fantasy goodness as (another) tight end that is essentially a wide receiver. … Tremble is potentially my favorite late-round option at the position thanks to his gaudy athletic profile, youthfulness and projected status as the Panthers' starting tight end of the moment and future with Ian Thomas set to hit free agency.


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