Fantasy football quarterback rankings are very interesting for 2022. Quarterback is a very crucial position for fantasy owners throughout the season. Owners should be looking for a sleeper at quarterback that finishes top five at the position but is drafted in the 10thround or later. There are tiers amongst fantasy quarterbacks with clear favorites at the top and clear breakout candidates at each tier.
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Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings and Tiers 2022-2023
Top Tier Quarterbacks
Quarterbacks in the top tier include Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, Lamar Jackson, and Kyler Murray. Allen has solidified his status as an elite fantasy football quarterback in the last few seasons. He top quarterback by 20 points ahead of Herbert and 40 points ahead of Mahomes. All three quarterbacks finished well ahead of every other quarterback, except Tom Brady.
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Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray muddled through injuries last season stifling their fantasy outputs. Both guys are deadly with their legs and through the air. Murray and Jackson are projected 4,000 and 3,400 yards respectively through the air and several touchdowns on the ground. If these two dual-threat quarterbacks can stay healthy they will surely return to the top five and return on investment for their fantasy owners.
Second Tier of Quarterbacks
Jalen Hurts, Dak Prescott, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, and Joe Burrow are in the next tier. Brady leads this group with 374 fantasy points last season with over 5,000 passing yards and 43 passing touchdowns. Tampa Tom also added two rushing touchdowns on quarterback sneak plays. Brady continues to fend off father-time and produce big-time points for both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and fantasy owners alike.
The other quarterbacks in this tier are all starters worthy of a pick between rounds 6-10 in fantasy drafts. Hurts is a favorite pick for darkhorse fantasy MVP considering the improved offense and addition of A.J. Brown. Hurts has gotten better with each season and is ready for his breakout into the top five at the position.
Prescott and Wilson are in similar situations. Both are quarterbacks in need of MVP-type seasons to propel their teams into playoff contention and to make a deep playoff run. Wilson finds himself in a great situation with the Denver Broncos. Prescott will be the primary offense for the Dallas Cowboys with the departures of Amari Cooper and several key pieces to the offensive line. If Dallas is to win the NFC East Prescott will have to have a massive season for the Cowboys and fantasy owners.
Joe Burrow and Aaron Rodgers are last on this list. It is very strange listing both Rodgers and Burrow so low on this list. Rodgers has won the NFL MVP the last two seasons while Burrow just led the Cincinnati Bengals to the Superbowl. Rodgers is quickly aging and is due some regression after losing his top target in Devante Adams. Burrow continues to play behind a suspect offensive line, but has some of the most dangerous weapons in the NFL. Both would be a fine pick at this stage in fantasy drafts.
Matthew Stafford, Trey Lance, and Jameis Winston are some popular late-round fliers. Stafford finished last season with 4,886 passing yards and 41 touchdowns. He was an instant fantasy starter after being on the fringe in playing for the Detroit Lions. After being traded to the Los Angeles Rams, Stafford made an immediate connection with Cooper Kupp. The veteran starts 2022 with an elbow injury that is likely to plague him throughout the season. It’s been reported he will be on a pitch count this year capping his fantasy ceiling. However, the Superbowl champion quarterback is worthy of a late-round pick if fantasy owners have built the other positions on their rosters.
Trey Lance is another intriguing name starting in 2022. He is a dual-threat quarterback entering 2022 as the starter. The young quarterback was less than stellar last year but is looking to take a huge step forward this year. Dual-threat quarterbacks provide a high floor with rushing upside and Lance could be an absolute league winner at his current ADP of 112 overall.
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Jameis Winston is the last quarterback late in this tier. Winston suffered a season-ending knee injury early last year. Winston has always been a high-volume quarterback capable of producing points and supporting multiple pass catchers. With an ADP of 161, Winston is a perfect late-round sleeper that could crack into the top 10 fantasy quarterbacks.