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Fantasy Football: Redrafting the 2022 Rookie Class

Fantasy Football: Redrafting the 2022 Rookie Class

INGLEWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 23: Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) dives over the goal line for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers played on October 23, 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire) – Fantasy Football: Redrafting the 2022 Rookie Class

The 2022 rookie class received a lot of flak for being short on talent. They were sandwiched in between a pretty hyped-up 2023 class and the last 2 classes have been star-studded. The 2022 rookie class has been better than advertised. That being said, there have been some hits as well as some potential misses. It’s still early, but I am sure there are some things you wish you could have done differently. That is what we did here, we re-drafted the picks with what we know now.

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*Sleeper 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP (1QB, 12-Team, PPR, Dynasty)*

The Draft Order

1.01: Joshua Cho – Josh has been playing and winning at fantasy football for over 20 years and is a must-follow on Twitter. Need advice? He loves helping people win! Get him your fantasy football questions using #AskJBC. You can follow him @jbchoknows on Twitter.

1.02: Ralph Martinez – Ralph is the creator of Lobo’s Fantasy Football Den, bringing you your weekly Alpha’s of the week. Ralph writes for both FF Faceoff & DynastyProsFF. Ralph has also been a Co-Host of DynastyDorks Fantasy Football.

1.03: Dave Heilman – That is me, DynastyDorks on Twitter and I am the Senior Dynasty Analyst for sportsgamblingpodcast.com. You can find my work there as well as I host a podcast series twice a week on SPGN Fantasy Football where ever you listen to your podcasts. Follow me on Twitter @DynastyDorks

1.04: Jeremy Popielarz – Featured Analyst at FTN Fantasy and an expert ranker on FantasyPros. Previous Co-Host at DynastyDorks Fantasy Football. Follow him on Twitter @PopesFFH

1.05: Michael Sicoli – Michael is a podcaster and newsletter lead for The IDPGuys. He also provides weekly tight-end rankings. He’s studying sports journalism at Quinnipiac University as a graduate student, after graduating in spring 2022. You can follow him @Michael_Sicoli on Twitter.



2022 Rookie Class Redrafted in Week 7 – ADP per DLF (12 Team – Rookie Only)

1.01: RB, Breece Hall – New York Jets (Pick was made prior to the injury)
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 1.0

Breece Hall was always the 1.01 of this class. Now he’s getting the opportunity to put it on full display like in Week 6 when he was just three yards shy of 100 yards rushing and receiving. He is the versatile every-down back we all hoped he would be at the NFL level. – Joshua Cho


1.02: RB – Ken Walker III, Seattle Seahawks
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 4.0

What is there not to like about Kenneth Walker? He comes in at 5”10, with 4.38 speed. He’s a tackle-breaking machine whose game translated so well into the NFL. Through 3 games as a starter, he’s averaged 17/117/1TD a game. The landing spot turned some people away from Walker after the draft, but his talent was always there. After the unfortunate injury to Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Walker’s season is here!


1.03: WR, Chris Olave – New Orleans Saints
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 6.50

Chris Olave has shown that he belongs in the league already.  Olave has done this with multiple quarterbacks and has the making of a star. Olave has great hands and great route running for the intermediate stuff. He has the speed and ball-tracking ability to make big plays, he is the total package. People slept on him a bit during the draft season and I wanted to make a statement for him with this pick. – Dave Heilman


1.04: WR, Garrett Wilson – New York Jets
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 4.40

Garrett Wilson was drafted inside the top 10 in the NFL draft for a reason, that was elite separation and game-breaking ability. In just six short weeks he has shown just that, it has come with some ups and downs thus far, but there has been enough to show that he is the new alpha in New York.


1.05: WR, Treylon Burks – Tennessee Titans
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 3.50

Burks was my pre-draft WR1, I haven’t seen anything to change my opinion. I’d like to see more things schemed for him, but his ability after the catch plus his size and speed creates an upside well worth chasing at the 1.05. – Michael Sicoli


1.06: WR, Drake London – Atlanta Falcons
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 3.50

Drake London has very quickly established himself as the top receiving target in the Atlanta Falcons offense, averaging 7 targets per game as a rookie. His size and athleticism have translated well at the pro level as a true alpha. – Joshua Cho


1.07: RB, Dameon Pierce – Houston Texans
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 17.50

Dameon Pierce has taken the league by storm! Currently RB12, Pierce was able to come in and take over that starting role in Houston with ease. Through 6 games of his NFL career, he’s been able to top 80 rushing yards in 4 of 6 games and be able to also contribute to the receiving game with 17 receptions. Pierce should continue to see a heavy workload in 2022 and for that, I’m in!


1.08: WR, Jameson Williams – Detroit Lions
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 1

Jameson Williams hasn’t played a down this season and his stock has been steadily rising. Even the redraft community is starting to come on board. Jameson Williams was on track to potentially be the top wideout off of the board before his injury. People got a steal getting him at the back end of the first in their drafts this draft season. I even saw him going early in round 2 in some drafts. His ceiling is way too high to let him fall any further down the board.


1.09: WR, George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 11.20

George Pickens was a player who I had as my top wide receiver coming into the 2021 college season, but an ACL injury derailed that. With this and a few off-the-field issues he slipped in both the NFL draft and rookie drafts, but this is starting to look like a steal. Pickens has displayed big play ability in only limited opportunities thus far and it appears he may have started to take over the top role in Pittsburgh.  – Jeremy Popielarz


1.10: WR, Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 10.10

Dotson already has hit his pre-season touchdown prop on WynnBet. Dotson is a great talent, but the situation is tough. The coaching staff and the quarterback are both likely to change, but the talent is there.


1.11: WR, Skyy Moore – Kansas City Chiefs
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 8.40 (pre-Toney Trade)

While Skyy Moore hasn’t been as involved as we’d like to see 6 weeks into the season, what we have seen is his playmaking ability, averaging 16.67 yards per catch. His role should only continue to grow with the Chiefs’ offense! – Joshua Cho


1.12: WR, Alec Pierce – Indiana Colts
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 19.70

Reports out of camp were that Pierce came in and was able to quickly take that WR2 role in the Indy offense. He certainly has.


2.01: RB, Brian Robinson Jr. – Washington Commanders
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 23.60

Brian Robinson is the clear-cut #1 in Washington and he is only 2 games into his career. Robinson’s season was derailed when he was shot twice in the leg during an attempted carjacking. Robinson has been eased into the offense but is the clear-cut leader of their committee.  Yes, it is a committee and that is why he still fell to the 2nd round. But, we could see him take a more significant role as he acclimates to the NFL as well as continues to recover from his injuries. – David Heilman


2.02: RB, James Cook – Buffalo Bills
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 11.60

After landing in Buffalo James Cook’s value skyrocketed, especially, when we considered he was one of the best pass-catching backs in the draft. Cook Has had an extremely cold start thus far, but the ceiling is still there which makes getting him at 2.2 feels better than back in May when he was going around seventh overall. – Jeremy Popielarz


 2.03: RB, Rachaad White – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – Pick 14.80

White’s been working his way on the field, so maybe he can even contribute this year. Regardless, his big-play athleticism combined with his talents as a pass-catcher makes for a great prospect in 2023 and beyond.


2.04: WR, Romeo Doubs – Green Bay Packers
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – Pick 32.90

In the offseason, it was Christian Watson who got most of the attention of the rookie WRs. However, it has been Romeo Doubs that has made a splash in the fantasy scene. He’s averaging over 6 targets per game and already has two touchdowns to his name. As he continues to gain the trust of QB Aaron Rodgers, his ceiling will rise.


2.05: WR, Wan’Dale Robinson – New York Giants
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – Pick 20.80

Robinson has a great skill set as he is a converted running back. He has a great situation and with Toney being traded, he is already the #1 on that team. Robinson has been heavily targeted on limited snaps and his role will continue to increase. This coaching staff and front office drafted him and show a belief in him already. They also have moved on from both Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney.


2.06: QB, Kenny Pickett – Pittsburgh Steelers
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – Pick 24.70

Pickett has only played 8 quarters, but he has been a solid fantasy quarterback.  Pickett’s aggressive down the field and shows some ability to run. He had 14 points in his half-of-a-game debut despite 3 turnovers. Pickett had 17 points the following week and then threw his first touchdown before going out with a concussion. That offense has some weapons and in the mid-2nd I like the value.


2.07: WR, Christian Watson – Green Bay Packers
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – Pick 8.90

Christan Watson landed in one of the premier spots for a rookie wide receiver, however, he is one of the least polished in the class. He has immense raw talent and a great size-speed combo, but this lack of refinement and injuries have pushed him down the depth chart. On the flip side, this raw talent is still worth a look especially late in the second round of the rookie draft. – Jeremy Popielarz


2.08: RB, Tyler Allgeier – Atlanta Falcons
October 2022 Rookie Class DraftADP – Pick 22.10

Allgeier’s had his moments. I would’ve loved to see a bit more explosiveness, but I was a big fan pre-draft and love the size. Hope he gets a shot in 2023 with a better offense. – Michael Sicoli


2.09: TE, Trey McBride – Arizona Cardinals
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – Pick 22.20

At 6’4″ and 245 pounds with a pair of soft hands, Trey McBride has the goods to be a very good NFL TE. For now, he’ll have to wait patiently and learn from Zach Ertz, one of the better tight ends in the NFL. – Joshua Cho


2.10: TE, Daniel Bellinger – New York Giants
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – Pick 46.70

Bellinger wasn’t on anyone’s radar until he landed on the Giants and was the default starter. But, he is another player that has made an impact early for the Giants. His athletic profile and skillset have translated to early production. This happens a lot with college tight ends and Daniel Jeremiah was high on Bellinger coming out for this reason.

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2.11: RB, Isaiah Spiller – Los Angeles Chargers
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – Pick 18.50

I might take some heat for this one, we have not seen Isaiah Spiller play at all.  He was injured late in the pre-season and it has been very quiet on his front. I still believe in the talent and I still love the situation. Joshua Kelley just sprained his MCL and Sony Michel hasn’t looked particularly good, we could see Spiller soon. Michel is a free agent next season and Kelley hasn’t shown enough to think he will be the long-term option. Ekeler is a 27-year-old back that will always have a sidekick, Spiller could be in for a big opportunity and I love the upside with this pick.


2.12: WR, David Bell – Cleveland Browns
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 16.30

As one of the best wide receivers in the Big10 over the past few seasons, David Bell was an exciting prospect, but his 4.65 40-yard dash was not ideal — lowering the allure. Additionally, landing on the Browns was not the best-case scenario. His slow start has dropped his value a whole round so I am glad to scoop him up here. – Jeremy Popielarz


3.01: WR, John Metchie III – Houston Texans
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 15.20

It’s always a risk to take someone who’s done for the year, and I’m not oblivious to Metchie’s flaws. But all indications are he comes back 100% in an open WR room with a big upgrade coming at QB and draft capital to back him. I hope he puts it together, the highest upside of the remaining bunch.


3.02: WR, Tyquan Thornton – New England Patriots
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 31.10

With 4.28 speed in the 40-yard dash, Tyquan Thornton literally turned heads pre-draft. Though he did not play in the first four weeks of the season, in his Week 6 game, he showed off some of his playmaking ability, catching 4 balls for 37 yards and a TD, and adding another one on the ground as well. He’ll have to prove he’s more than just a deep ball player, and he’s starting to show that already.


3.03: TE, Isaiah Likely – Baltimore Ravens
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 48.30

Isaiah Likely was a stud in college and this preseason we quickly saw that talent transfer over. If Andrews was not in front of him, he would be much higher on this list. Likely is a matchup nightmare and is a great talent, you just might have to wait for him to get an opportunity.


3.04: RB, Zamir White – Las Vegas Raiders
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 21.30

Zamir White was one of the top backs coming out and can handle a full workload if given it. The problem is that he has Josh Jacobs in front of him and Jacobs looks fantastic. If Jacobs finds a new home this offseason, White could be in a great position. The Raiders running game and blocking scheme under Josh McDaniels is thriving. – Dave Heilman


3.05: WR, Khalil Shakir – Buffalo Bills
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 31.90

After terrorizing the Mountian West for four years and totaling over 3200 scrimmage yards Shakir somehow fell to the 5th round of the NFL Draft where he landed in one of the best offenses in the league. On the flip side, he is buried in a robust wide receiver room, but he flashed in Week 5 when given a chance to step into a larger role due to injuries. His stock has risen significantly over the past few months and getting him here at 3.5 still feels like great value. – Jeremy Popielarz


3.06: TE, Greg Dulcich – Denver Broncos
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 35.80

I love the athleticism, depth chart, and draft capital for Dulcich. He would’ve been a factor earlier on for Denver if not for the injury and will continue to flash. – Michael Sicoli


3.07: RB, Jaylen Warren – Pittsburgh Steelers
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – Undrafted

Jaylen Warren has been impressed with the opportunities he has been given this season. Whether it is spelling lead RB Najee Harris or coming in when the team is being blown out, he has produced. He’s averaging about 4.6 yards per carrying and has a handful of receptions on the season through 6 weeks. – Joshua Cho


3.08: Isiah Pacheco – Kansas City Chiefs
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 40.60

Pacheco was a player that really stood out at the combine, but his draft capital didn’t reflect what we saw at the combine. Pacheco had the best weight adjusted 40 behind Breece Hall and his athletic profile was always intriguing. The landing spot was fun, but with the depth on that roster, no one really saw him having a role early. The role isn’t huge, but Pacheco is still on the field and would be the immediate handcuff to CEH. His role could grow more as the season continues, as we have seen it do.


3.09: RB, Kyren Williams – Los Angeles Rams
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 37.00

The Rams’ offense needs something and it appears that Cam Akers is not that something. Darrell Henderson is a free agent next year and they are currently on bye. This timed up with Kyren Williams being close to returning from the IR. We could see him get some opportunity soon and if he could take advantage of this situation. The upside is too good to let him slide any further. – Dave Heilman


3.10: TE, Chig Okonkwo – Tennessee Titans
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 47.80

As a player who was off the most rookie draft board earlier this spring, Okonkwo has flashed some quality skills in limited opportunities thus far this season. Additionally, he is uber-athletic and has true potential to become a quality fantasy producer, as he has little standing in his way with only Austin Hooper and Geoff Swaim ahead of him on the depth chart. – Jeremy Popielarz


3.11: QB, Malik Willis – Tennessee Titans
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 32.30

He’s a raw prospect and looked it in the small stint he had against the Bills. But the Titans should have a late enough pick to build around Willis in 2023 rather than replace him. The rushing value to fantasy, plus the cannon arm, is still worth a stash for upside alone. – Michael Sicoli


3.12: TE, Jelani Woods – Indianapolis Colts
October 2022 Rookie ClassDraft ADP – 30.80

The young man is 6’7″ and 250 lbs. He is a tremendous athlete with impressive metrics. He has already flashed his ability to dominate physically, averaging almost 15 yards per catch to his along with 3 TDs through 6 weeks of the NFL season. – Joshua Cho


4.01: RB, Keontay Ingram – Arizona Cardinals
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 38.50

A lot of us were investing in Ingram late in rookie drafts until the Darrel Williams signing. The fear of Williams and the hype behind Benjamin left Ingram undrafted in some leagues. But, last Thursday his talent was showcased and dynasty managers took notice. So did Ralph, instantly drafting him in this mock.


4.02: RB, Hassan Haskins – Tennessee Titans
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 33.40

Derrick Henry continues to get a massive volume of work at the age of 28. Haskins has the size and plays a different style of running back than Dontrell Hilliard. Last year when Henry missed time, we saw Foreman be the early down back. That would be the situation again with Haskins in my opinion. Haskins could be the future starting RB for the Titans and I am shooting for upside in the 4th. He could also be replaced next off-season, but you always shoot for upside in round 4. -Dave Heilman


4.03: WR, Jalen Tolbert – Dallas Cowboys
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 20.90

After a few highly productive years in the Sun-Belt Conference Tolbert was drafted into a spot where he had a clear shot to contribute early. This was not the case though, he was unable to take advantage of a fairly open depth chart and seize a role early on. This has allowed him to drop some in this draft, with that I’ll take advantage as I think he has the potential to become a quality slot wide receiver in Dallas for years to come. – Jeremy Popielarz


4.04: TE, Cade Otton – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 47.10

Otton has impressed me in his limited snaps so far, and when given the chance to start he’s done fairly well. He’s a well-rounded talent out of Washington, my TE2 predraft. Cameron Brate isn’t long for this team, so Otton should have a chance to break out as soon as 2023. – Michael Sicoli


4.05: RB, Ty Chandler – Minnesota Vikings
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 47.30

It makes sense to draft high upside this late in the rookie draft. From the draft, there aren’t many more athletic players than Ty Chandler, who boasts a 4.38 40-yard dash speed. – Joshua Cho


4.06: TE, Jake Ferguson – Dallas Cowboys
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 48.40

Ferguson has played a lot this year with Schultz being hurt. Ferguson is more of a stash with the unknown of Schultz returning. In the 4th round, that is what you are doing. Shooting for situation and upside.


4.07: RB, Jerome Ford – Cleveland Browns
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 44.60

Jerome Ford was on a lot of people’s draft sleepers list until he got buried on the Cleveland Browns depth chart. He won’t sniff the field with the players they currently have, but in 2023 both Hunt, as well as Johnson, should be out of town. Ford could get the opportunity to play alongside Nick Chubb next season. This offense will likely be a lot better under Deshaun Watson and Ford is a great stash. – Dave Heilman


4.08: RB, Kevin Harris – New England Patriots
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 48.70

After being the second running back drafted by the Patriots Harris’s fantasy stock dropped drastically. However, at times in his college career, he flashed an ability to be a quality runner and receiver. Landing in the robust running back room in New England is less than ideal I do believe there is a chance next year we could see either Strong or Harris emerge as a change of pace from Stevenson once Damien Harris moves on in free agency.


4.09: QB, Sam Howell – Washington Commanders
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 47.90

At this point, you’re trying to find talents that will see the field. I do think Howell suits up for the Commanders before the year is done, and I was a huge fan of his as a prospect at UNC. Super disappointed he fell to the fifth round, so the hit rate is abysmal, but taking a shot on the arm talent. – Michael Sicoli


4.10: WR, Velus Jones Jr. – Chicago Bears
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – 29.0

Sure, he’s older for a rookie. But, the Bears are utilizing him on Special Teams and finding ways to use his talent in space on offense. If he can grow as a receiver, there may be more designed plays to get him the ball. – Joshua Cho


4.11: WR, Kyle Phillips – Tennessee Titans
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – Undrafted

Week 1 Kyle Phillips burst onto the scene with a lot of targets and he looked like a solid PPR slot wide receiver. Injuries have derailed his season and even with all of those targets, he wasn’t able to do much with them. Phillips will need to show more ability for yards after the catch to be something for fantasy purposes.


4.12: QB, Desmond Ridder – Atlanta Falcons
October 2022 Rookie Class Draft ADP – Pick 39.90

Back-to-back Bearcats for me, Ridder is likely to see the field here soon. We don’t know what that will look like, but we do all see what Mariota looks like. Mariota is not the future signal caller for the Falcons and Ridder fits this offense really well. Ridder has been praised for his intelligence this off-season and he is a very athletic quarterback. The comps in the pre-draft process were Mariota and Tannehill, he should fit this offense well. This offense could have Calvin Ridley back to play alongside Kyle Pitts and Drake London. – Dave Heilman


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