Elijah Moore
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Mid-to-Late Round WRs to Target

Get a group of 12 football fans together and you might get a dozen different draft strategies. For the many people who will choose to attack running back depth first, our mid-to-late round WRs to target is the perfect companion […]

Get a group of 12 football fans together and you might get a dozen different draft strategies. For the many people who will choose to attack running back depth first, our mid-to-late round WRs to target is the perfect companion piece

Focusing on running backs early is the opposite of Zero-RB. RB truthers love attacking running back early and often and look to load up on quality pass-catchers later. The approach is old school but makes a lot of sense with the available wide receiver depth in the middle rounds.

For you early running back fans, here are some mid-to-late round WRs targets to draft after loading up on runners early. And don’t forget to check out our 2022 Zero-RB targets.

FFWC high-stakes ADP data found here.

Rashod Bateman (Baltimore Ravens) ADP 47.1, (WR27)

We’ve seen Hollywood Brown finish as a WR2 in the Ravens system and have significant stretches looking like an impressive WR1 and now his absence vacated 146 targets from last year and that’s with him missing a game. The Ravens didn’t add any significant pieces at wideout because they believe in Bateman. While he’s not quite as fast as Hollywood, I view Bateman as a better prospect and should develop into a better more well-rounded wideout. There is no reason he shouldn’t see 150 targets in 2022. 

Elijah Moore (New York Jets) ADP  51.2, (WR30)

The only reason Moore isn’t being drafted as a WR1 is that he’s on the Jets and the QB situation is a nightmare. That’s a fair argument and I fully understand not having faith in Zach Wilson. However, the talent wins out here for me. Moore broke out down the stretch last year before getting injured. Over his final six games, he posted 34 receptions on 51 targets for 459 yards and five touchdowns. The QBs may not be improved, but the wideout should be just as good if not better…

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Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines
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2022 Fantasy Football Zero-RB Targets

Now that fantasy football draft season is here, it’s time to look at different strategies. Contrarian approaches like #ZeroRB have a lot of traction and our 2022 Fantasy Football Zero-RB Targets can help identify mid-to-late round running backs to draft. […]

Now that fantasy football draft season is here, it’s time to look at different strategies. Contrarian approaches like #ZeroRB have a lot of traction and our 2022 Fantasy Football Zero-RB Targets can help identify mid-to-late round running backs to draft.

Although there is no definitive #ZeroRB rule, generally starting the draft focusing on elite wide receivers and tight ends while waiting until the middle of the draft at the earliest to address the backfield is the idea. Some drafters will take a running back before Round 5 in a modified Zero-RB, but we’ll focus on the former.

Here are some 2022 fantasy football Zero-RB targets to look for in the mid-to-late rounds of your draft. All ADP cited courtesy of FFWC high-stakes Advanced ADP.

Chase Edmonds (Miami Dolphins) ADP 70.5, (RB24)

There is a notable difference in Edmonds’s ADP in high-stakes leagues versus the consensus formats. That’s usually a good sign to target a player. As it stands, Chase Edmonds is the overwhelming favorite to be Miami’s main running back. He’s an excellent fit in the team’s new zone-blocking scheme and a trustworthy pass-catcher.

With the Cardinals last season, Edmonds saw 53 targets in 12 games and posted overall RB28 numbers in terms of fantasy points per game. Miami ranked 11th in plays per game in 2021 and should be even more potent with Tyreek Hill added to the fold. I view Edmonds as a quality weekly RB2 and a superb value in the sixth round.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Kansas City Chiefs) ADP 78, RB27

After two disappointing outings to open his career, fantasy managers are understandably off of CEH. In 2021, PFF ranked Edwards-Helaire as the 79th running back. He was even worse as a receiver and struggled mightily in short yardage. Still, new opportunities mean new value in 2022.

CEH has dominated first-team work throughout the preseason and should get plenty of opportunities in an offense that lost four of their top-6 target earners. What we do know is he can pass protect for Pat Mahomes. Plus, rumors persist that Ronald Jones may not even make the Chiefs’ opening day roster. At this point, Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s ADP has fallen so low that there is little downside to targeting him in the seventh or eighth round.

Dameon Pierce (Houston Texans) ADP 88.3, RB32

Pierce’s ADP has shot up multiple rounds due to his impressive preseason film and the lackluster showing for Marlon Mack. The veteran may be extended the starting courtesy in September, but it seems like only a matter of time before Pierce takes over Houston’s backfield. Pierce was PFF’s highest-graded runner in 2021 and ranked 6th as a pass-catcher. He also ranked top-5 in yards created and elusiveness. It looks like the Texans hit a home run with Pierce and fantasy managers are about to do the same.

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Jonathan Taylor
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Fantasy RB Tiers 2022 2.0

August is here and that means that the Fantasy Football draft season has finally arrived! Whether you’re in a dynasty, redraft, or best ball format, the most accurate up-to-date rankings are crucial for assembling a championship-winning roster and accurate 2022 […]

2022 Fantasy Football RB Rankings

Temperatures outside are heating up and that means that the Fantasy Football draft season has finally arrived! Whether you’re in a dynasty, redraft, or best ball format, accurate up-to-date rankings are crucial for assembling a championship-winning roster.

Recently, the FullTime team of Jody Smith and Billy Muzio put together the initial run of 2022 Fantasy Football Rankings after an episode of the FullTime Fantasy Podcast.

Here are our initial 2022 Fantasy Football RB Rankings. Be sure to bookmark all of our rankings, which will be constantly updated all summer.

RANKPLAYERPOSTEAMBYE
1Johnathan TaylorRBIND14
2Austin EkelerRBLAC8
3Christian McCaffreyRBCAR13
4Najee HarrisRBPIT9
5Derrick HenryRBTEN6
6Dalvin CookRBMIN7
7Joe MixonRBCIN10

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2021 Rookie Running Backs Outlook – 1 of 2

Members enjoy this outlook of 2021 Rookie Running Backs Outlook to prepare you for your upcoming rookie dynasty drafts by our NFL Scouting Analyst Riley Bymaster. The influx of running backs from the 2020 draft class spoiled fantasy football owners […]

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FFWC Target Points for Backup RBs: Consistent Snaps & Touches Are Key

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FFWC Target Points for Starting RBs: Catches Over Carries

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