Fantasy QB Rankings for 2022

Published by Mike Noblin on May 4, 2022

Josh Allen had a phenomenal 2021 season. The former Wyoming standout was the only QB to finish with more than 400 fantasy points for the season. The crazy thing though is that 11 quarterbacks finished the year with more than 300 fantasy points, which just goes to show how deep the position is.

Need help drafting the perfect QB for your 2022 fantasy team? You've come to the right place. The following table shows our fantasy QB Rankings for 2022. We have recently updated each player's respective bye week now that the new schedule has been released.

Rank QB Team Bye
1 Josh Allen Bills 7
2 Patrick Mahomes Chiefs 8
3 Justin Herbert Chargers 8
4 Lamar Jackson Ravens 10
5 Kyler Murray Cardinals 13
6 Dak Prescott Cowboys 9
7 Joe Burrow Bengals 10
8 Jalen Hurts Eagles 7
9 Aaron Rodgers Packers 14
10 Matthew Stafford Rams 7
11 Russell Wilson Broncos 9
12 Trey Lance 49ers 9
13 Tom Brady Bucs 11
14 Ryan Tannehill Titans 6
15 Trevor Lawrence Jaguars 11
16 Matt Ryan Colts 14
17 Kirk Cousins Vikings 7
18 Mac Jones Patriots 10
19 Deshaun Watson Browns 9
20 Tua Tagovailoa Dolphins 11
21 Justin Fields Bears 14
22 Jared Goff Lions 6
23 Zach Wilson Jets 10
24 Derek Carr Raiders 6
25 Daniel Jones Giants 9
26 Carson Wentz Commanders 14
27 Jameis Winston Saints 14
28 Davis Mills Texans 6
29 Drew Lock Seahawks 11
30 Sam Darnold Panthers 13

What Round Should I Draft a QB in 2022?

As a general rule of thumb for a standard 18-player roster, we don't recommend drafting a QB until at least Round 6. The dropoff between the #1 rated QB and the #15 rated QB is not that significant.

That means we are more than willing to take a middle-of-the-road guy like Mac Jones or Matt Ryan to fill our QB slot. Also, don't sleep on Tua Tagovailoa, who could put up big numbers by throwing to speed demons like Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle this year.

While lots of fantasy owners believe in grabbing a bona fide star quarterback like Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen right out of the gate, we believe in a more conservative approach when it comes to QB draft strategy. While we have a deep level of respect for both Mahomes and Allen, when it comes to fantasy points there isn't much difference between them and guys like Kirk Cousins or Jameis Winston.

So what does all this mean? It means we don't believe in taking a QB in the first or second rounds of your fantasy draft. We believe you are better off taking a RB in the first round and quite possibly another RB (or possibly a WR or TE) in the second round.

Mike Noblin

Mike has been involved with sports betting and fantasy sports for more than two decades. He played baseball in college while earning a degree in sports psychology. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeNoblin.

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