Quarterback is arguably the deepest position in fantasy football leagues, and it’s also the highest scoring. However, it’s never easy to come up with a QB draft strategy because there are so many viable starters and you never want to overdraft someone. In auc Shop Kids Accessories tion leagues, you don’t want to overpay, even for someone like Josh Allen, but it’s easier to mine the “cheap” starter tier because circumstances (budgets, when players are nominated) can vary wildly. Either way, you need a reliable set for projected QB dollar values on your cheat sheet so you can devise a plan ahead of time.
For instance, Lamar Jackson is still viewed as a top-10, maybe even top-five, fantasy option, but he’s reasonably valued by FantasyPros at $18 ($200 budget leagues). Surprisingly, Jackson has the same projected dollar value as Jalen Hurts, who’s also in the second tier of our fantasy QB rankings. Along with Jackson and Hurts, fantasy owners could also save more money drafting either Kyler Murray or Dak Prescott ($15).
DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2022 fantasy cheat sheet
Some miami dolphins shirt of these QBs could go for more Arizona Cardinals jersey than their projections; others could go for less. It all depends on when they’re nominated and if other owners in your auction want them. However, their ranges give you an idea of what you’ll spend if you don’t want to pay up for a top-tier guy like Allen, Justin Herbert, or Joe Namath Patrick Mahomes but you also don’t want to go super cheap either.
Of course, you can get even better value on “boring” pocket passers like Aaron Rodgers ($9), Matthew Stafford ($9), and Russell Wilson ($7). Wilson seems to be in a great spot in Denver with a loaded wide receiver unit and dynamic running back room. He averaged 17.34 fantasy points per Carolina Panthers shirt game last season with the Seahawks, and if he can stay healthy this season, he can easily return value. Opting for one of these passers saves you money but still gives you a high floor at your QB spot.
2022 FANTASY SLEEPERS:
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | D/STs | One from each team
Don’t forget about the young quarterbacks, such as Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, and Trey Lance, all of whom will be looking to build patriots tshirt off of their first seasons in the NFL. Lance has the most potential and upside out of the bunch, as he’ll be the full-time starter this season in San Francisco. He’s valued at $9, which is about as low as you want to go for your starter. Lawrence could still be the star of the group, though, as he’ll get a chance to learn from new head coach Doug Pederson. At only $1, he’s the perfect no-risk, high-reward backup. Fields ($1) is in a similar spot given his rushing upside.
2022 RANKINGS TIERS & DRAFT STRATEGY:
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | D/STs
Regardless of which QB you target, the key is not overpaying. Even as the highest-priced QB, Allen can still be a value if you get him at the right number; however, at a certain point, even a productive quarterback just isn’t worth the opportunity (and actual) cost. You’ll probably have an easier time building a winner if you spend down at quarterback, but as long as you’re looking for value throughout the auction and you’re ready to pounce when someone is about to go for too cheap, you’ll be just fine.
2022 AUCTION VALUES (Standard & PPR):
RBs | WRs | TEs | D/STs | Kickers | Overall
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2022 PPR RANKINGS:
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | D/STs | Kickers | Top 200 | Superflex
Fantasy QB Auction Values 2022: Quarterback dollar projections
Dollar values courtesy of FantasyPros and based on 12-team leagues with $200 budgets
Scoring based on standard formats.
All players not listed valued at $0
|1||Josh Allen, BUF||$33|
|2||Patrick Mahomes II, KC||$25|
|3||Justin Herbert, LAC||$20|
|4||Lamar Jackson, BAL||$19|
|5||Kyler Murray, ARI||$19|
|6||Jalen Hurts, PHI||$19|
|7||Tom Brady, TB||$15|
|8||Dak Prescott, DAL||$15|
|9||Joe Burrow, CIN||$11|
|10||Matthew Stafford, LAR||$9|
|11||Trey Lance, SF||$9|
|12||Aaron Rodgers, GB||$9|
|13||Russell Wilson, DEN||$7|
|14||Kirk Cousins, MIN||$6|
|15||Derek Carr, LV||$5|
|16||Tua Tagovailoa, MIA||$2|
|17||Ryan Tannehill, TEN||$2|
|18||Trevor Lawrence, JAC||$1|
|19||Justin Fields, CHI||$1|
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