Key Fantasy Players to look out for this 2022 NFL Season
Updated on: Sep 1, 2022 11:07 am IST
The new NFL season kicks off on Thursday, September 8th as the Buffalo Bills head to SoFi Stadium to take on the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Los Angeles Rams. Which means it’s time to start thinking about your fantasy football team.
Last year, an estimated 40 million people in the U.S. played Fantasy Football and that figure is expected to grow even further as excitement grows ahead of the new season.Instead of waiting a week for your favourite team to play one game, with fantasy football, players are invested in a whole bunch of games, meaning there’s always a match up to enjoy when your team isn’t playing.
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A superb 2022 season saw Kupp help the L.A. Rams win the Super Bowl win, and the wide receiver led the league in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. While matching last year’s numbers will be tough, there’s no reason the Rams can’t go all the way again and see Kupp match or even better last year’s stellar performance.
One of the best receivers in the league, he’s a go to man in a tight spot and he’s too good to ignore when it comes to your Fantasy Football roster.
In his rookie year, Harris was one of only three running backs in the NFL to score 300 PPR Fantasy points in 2022. Sure,he managed only 3.9 yards per carry, but 1,200 rushing yards and seven touchdownsmakes him a top pick.
The Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back is going to be a key player this term, and with an impressive rookie season under his belt, Harriswill be a key man for Pittsburgh and Fantasy Football players alike.
This will only be Taylor’s third season of NFL football, but after his performances last time out it would not be a surprise to see him as the number one pick in most fantasy drafts this year. A second-round draft pick for the Colts in 2020, the Indianapolis running back led the league in yards and rushing touchdowns last season.
Still only 23 years old, there’s plenty of room for improvement and injuries look unlikely to hinder his progress. Taylor looks as close to a sure-fire success as you can get.
An injury ravaged season meantHenry only played eight games last year, but he still managed an impressive 937 yards and 10 touchdowns – averaging 27.4 carries per game – proving that when fit, he’s a must pick.
The Tennessee Titans running back will be eager to show his quality this season and make up for lost time following the foot fracture that saw him suffer the first big injury of his career. Guaranteed to see plenty of ball, expect Henry to average over 20 touches a game and while he’s not going to feature in the Titan’s passing game, it’s his running stats that make him so valuable.
Los Angeles Chargers running back is expected to step up this year and get more game time, which means he’s a great under the radar pick. Last season saw Ekeler rack up 911 yards, amass 12 rushing touchdowns, 8 receiving touchdowns and 53 rushing 1st downs.
At just 27 years of age,the guy can rush, catch and block and is set to be one of the most influential players for the Chargers this term. Fed by the talented young QB Justin Herbert, who was second only to Tom Brady in yards for the regular season, Ekeler looks set for a stellar season.
Fantasy Football Tips
- Know the Rules. Sounds obvious but it really does make a difference – especially the all-important point scoring rules.
- Stay up to date. Follow experts for advice, check out injury updates and keep abreast of the latest team news to make sure you’re making the most informed decisions.
- A bad draft isn’t always bad. Things change over the season, players ca come from nowhere and outperform, and injuries, waivers and trades will all play their part.
- Know why you are taking a player in the draft. Don’t just pick a name or follow a trend. Do your homework and have a plan.
- It’s supposed to be fun so who cares if everything doesn’t go your way every week. That’s football.
The launch of Madden NFL 23 will no doubt delight fans of the franchise, but it also highlights the cross over of skills that benefits gamers, and Madden fans in particular, when it comes to playing Fantasy Football.
Building a team from scratch? Trading players, coping with injuries, lack of form and waivers? Analysing the stats, working out the match ups and playing against friends and family, are all part of the fun when it comes to both games.
But whatever your level of expertise or knowledge, Fantasy Football is a game for everyone and a game that everyone seems to be playing.