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Fantasy Football Rankings 2022: Sleepers from computer model that nailed Damien Harris’ huge season

With an offense that ranked 27th in points and 31st in yards last year, the Houston Texans aren’t likely getting much attention when it comes to the 2022 Fantasy football rankings. However, Davis Mills was 10th in Fantasy points among quarterbacks and 15th overall during the last five weeks of the season. He even topped quarterbacks like Matthew Stafford and Kirk Cousins over that stretch, which should put Mills on the radar as one of the potential 2022 Fantasy football sleepers. Despite finishing the year on a high note, Mills still isn’t even being taken with many 2022 Fantasy football picks. Before crafting your 2022 Fantasy football draft strategy, be sure to check out the 2022 Fantasy football cheat sheets from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

Last year, the model accurately predicted that Patriots running back Damien Harris would dramatically outperform his fifth-round Fantasy football ADP. The result: Harris became the early-down workhorse for New England and rushed for 929 yards and 15 touchdowns to finish as the No. 8 running back in all of Fantasy football. He finished ahead of Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Josh Jacobs and Chris Carson, who were all coming off the board at least 20 picks earlier on average.

The same model has a proven track record providing Fantasy football tips, also identifying A.J. Brown as another sleeper in 2020 and players like Julio Jones and JuJu Smith-Schuster as Fantasy football busts last season. Additionally, it’s called past Fantasy football sleepers like Derrick Henry in 2019, Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara in 2018, and Davante Adams in 2017. Anybody who banked on players like those made a run at their league title.

The model is powered by the same people who generated projections for all three major Fantasy sites, and it beat human experts last season when there was a big difference in ranking. The projections update multiple times daily, so you’re always getting the best Fantasy football advice.

Now, SportsLine has simulated the entire NFL season 10,000 times and released its latest Fantasy football rankings 2022, along with plenty of sleepers, breakouts and busts. Head to SportsLine now to see them

Top 2022 Fantasy football sleepers

One of the 2022 Fantasy football sleepers the model is predicting: Titans wide receiver Robert Woods. Tennessee dramatically overhauled its wide receiver room this offseason, trading A.J. Brown away and letting Julio Jones walk in free agency while drafting Treylon Burks and trading for Woods.

Woods piled up 266 catches for 3,289 yard and 14 touchdowns from 2018-2020 for the Rams and was well on his way to another big season with 45 catches 556 yards and four touchdowns through nine games in 2021 before a torn ACL ended his season. Woods has made it clear that playing in Week 1 for the Titans is his top objective this offseason and the veteran is still one of the NFL’s premier possession receivers when healthy. That’s why the model ranks him ahead of receivers like Allen Lazard, who is being selected three rounds earlier on average.

Another sleeper that SportsLine’s Fantasy football rankings 2022 have identified: Rams running back Darrell Henderson. While splitting time with Sony Michel while Cam Akers was sidelined, Henderson finished as the No. 26 RB by gaining 864 total yards and eight touchdowns across 12 games. Akers is healthy again and the presumed starter, but coach Sean McVay’s recent comments indicate more of a timeshare in the Rams’ backfield.

During training camp, McVay said “we’ve got two starting backs” in regards to Akers and Henderson. Akers’ return from a torn Achilles’ tendon last year was inspiring but also ineffective, as he averaged 2.4 yards across 70 rushing attempts. The Rams know what they’ll get out of Henderson this year, while Akers remains a question mark. The model acknowledges this and sees value in Henderson, an 11th-round pick on average, as opposed to Akers, who is going as a fourth-round selection. See which other Fantasy football sleepers 2022 to pick here.

How to find proven 2022 Fantasy football football rankings

SportsLine is also extremely high on a surprising quarterback you aren’t even thinking about being taken in the middle rounds of 2022 Fantasy football drafts. This quarterback is listed as a shocking top-five option ahead of superstars like Patrick Mahomes and Lamar JacksonYou can only see who it is, and the 2022 Fantasy football rankings for every player, at SportsLine.

So which 2022 Fantasy Football sleepers should you be targeting? And which QB shocks the NFL with a top-five performance? Visit SportsLine now to get 2022 Fantasy Football cheat sheets for every single position, all from the model that called Damien Harris’ huge season, and find out.

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