Season-long fantasy football leagues are over, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead. With that in mind, our analysts reveal which player they’re most excited to draft in 2022.
Scott Pianowski: This isn’t some hidden-gem take, but I demand JUSTIN JEFFERSON on as many rosters as possible. In the second half of 2021, the Vikings finally accepted that Jefferson deserved 10-plus targets a week, right off the bus. Now, I realize that coaching staff is gone, and maybe Kirk Cousins won’t be returning, who knows? But I feel like Jefferson dominated for two years without fully hitting his ceiling yet. Get me to the Metrodome.
Matt Harmon: I’m hoping that Jets fears and Zach Wilson worries are enough to depress the ADP of Elijah Moore because I believe he could be a truly excellent value. From Weeks 8 to 13 Moore averaged 76.5 yards per game and scored five times. It was a perfect display of his blistering ability to get open at all levels of the field and create big plays. The beginning of that stretch culminated in the Jets — an offense desperate for juice — finally giving him a full complement of snaps. Moore cleared 80 percent of the plays in Weeks 11 to 13. The fact that he ended up landing on IR and not flashing a few more times before the end of the season could just keep that ADP lower. What matters most to me is that Moore showed he could win as an outside full-field receiver and was not just pigeon-holed to the slot. That’s going to be key in him reaching his 2022 ceiling. This guy is a star.
Liz Loza: Chief among my fantasy resolutions in 2022 is drafting players I’m legit excited by and for, whether due to talent and/or situation. There aren’t many players as thrilling as JA’MARR CHASE. Plenty was made last summer about his potential to be “the Justin Jefferson of 2021″ and those calls were spot on (Jefferson averaged two more yards per game in 2020 than Chase did this past season). Fantasy’s WR5 overall (ironically, Jefferson was the WR4),…