Dynasty QB Rankings: Post Draft

The 2022 NFL Draft has come and gone, and with it we’ve seen where the Class of 2022 will play and how that figures to impact rosters. As draft season is beginning, it’s the ideal time to look at some updated positional rankings. Mondays throughout May I’ll be offering my revised dynasty positional rankings, beginning today with quarterbacks.

As we’re approaching the season, I’m expanding the number of players I consider. For quarterbacks, I’ll be looking at my Top 40 at the position, divided into tiers—QB1s, QB2s, QB3s, and the rest.

QB1s (QB1-QB12):

  1. Josh Allen, Bills
  2. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  3. Justin Herbert, Chargers
  4. Joe Burrow, Bengals
  5. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
  6. Lamar Jackson, Ravens
  7. Deshaun Watson, Browns
  8. Russell Wilson, Broncos
  9. Matthew Stafford, Rams
  10. Kyler Murray, Cardinals
  11. Derek Carr, Raiders
  12. Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins

About: This lineup didn’t change much. I moved Jackson down a couple spots. His pass weapons are still something of a question, as is his production as a passer. I like a couple players more. Watson is also hard to rank. He could bounce up but there is a possible suspension looming and it’s hard to know how the scheme will go, especially as it’s traditionally been run-heavy. At the bottom are a few questions for me. Murray has talent but we haven’t seen consistent elite production while Carr has been underrated the past few years and I still believe in Tua. He’s a risk, but I’m buying into Tua at this point.

QB2s (QB13-QB24):

  • Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  • Jalen Hurts, Eagles
  • Justin Fields, Bears
  • Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars
  • Mac Jones, Patriots
  • Zach Wilson, Jets
  • Kenny Pickett, Steelers
  • Kirk Cousins, Vikings
  • Matt Ryan, Colts
  • Jared Goff, Lions
  • Ryan Tannehill, Titans
  • Trey Lance, 49ers

About: This is a hard range to rank, including a combination of veterans and young players that could be the future. Rodgers should be Top 12 in 2022, but for how much longer? The Eagles have built around Hurts but I’m not certain he’s the future. I did move him up. Fields, Lawrence, Jones, Wilson and Pickett are the future QBs. Pickett is the lone quarterback from the Class of 2022 to make the Top 24. Cousins and Ryan are veterans who are still productive in decent offenses. Goff has been productive and the Lions are building around him without taking a quarterback, while Tannehill has been solid in Tennessee but it’s fair to wonder if his time there is winding down. The last one is Lance. This is probably where I break from some consensus but I wasn’t high on Lance last year and I’m not convinced he ends up starting and succeeding in 2022 either.

QB3s: (QB25-QB36):

  • Jameis Winston, Saints
  • Carson Wentz, Commanders
  • Davis Mills, Texans
  • Desmond Ridder, Falcons
  • Daniel Jones, Giants
  • Matt Corrall, Panthers
  • Malik Willis, Titans
  • Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
  • Marcus Mariota, Falcons
  • Mitch Trubisky, Steelers
  • Drew Lock, Seahawks
  • Baker Mayfield, Browns

About: This is a group that will mostly be rostered in 2022 and could even play some meaningful snaps. But these guys aren’t sure things. We have a mixture of veterans who are bridge quarterbacks or looking for a second chance and some young players that lack the draft capital to feel like they’re the future. Winston can put up stats but he can also put up turnovers. Which will we get with the Saints? The Giants talked about helping Jones succeed then declined his Fifth-Year option. Jimmy G., Mariota, Trubisky and Mayfield have uncertain futures, all looking for another spot to potentially shine. Lock, meanwhile, could start in Seattle. I don’t believe it will be Geno Smith, but Lock has done little to inspire confidence.

QB4s (QB37-QB40):

  • Taylor Heinicke, Commanders
  • Sam Darnold, Panthers
  • Sam Ehlinger, Colts
  • Teddy Bridgewater, Dolphins

About: Here’s the bottom of my Top 40. I don’t have Smith because I just don’t believe it. I think any of these four could be in position to start a game or two, but none are likely to be reliable producers. Heinicke is a perfect reliable backup and spot starter, which is true of Bridgewater. Darnold’s stock is fading while Ehlinger is in a great spot behind Ryan, seemingly getting a vote of confidence by the lack of moves at the position in free agency. Most of these players will be rostered in Superflex, too.

Matthew Fox is a graduate of the Radio, Television and Film program at Biola University, and a giant nerd. He spends his free time watching movies, TV, and obsessing about football. He is a member of the FSWA. You can find him @knighthawk7734 on Twitter and as co-host of the Fantasy Football Roundtable Podcast.

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