Ranking the All-Time Fantasy Football Lineups for Every NFL Franchise

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Who makes the all-time fantasy football lineup for your favorite NFL franchise?

Some organizations have to choose between a litany of Hall of Famers at a single position. Others have no choice but to start Blake Bortles at quarterback — maybe just for the time being, of course. But each and every one of the 32 teams has a complete historical lineup popping up in the rankings here.

Building the rosters required a relatively simple process. We created a typical fantasy lineup (one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, one FLEX, and one kicker in the starting lineup with the composition mirrored for the backups) and filled in each position with the top-scoring player in a point-per-reception (PPR) format throughout the franchise's history.

But we're not content merely unveiling the rosters. Instead, we're highlighting each franchise's top-ranked skill position, its lowest-ranked skill position, and the set of changes that took place during the 2022 NFL season.

Carve out some time to dive through all 32 squads and remember that each name was determined objectively.

32. Houston Texans: 3,892.9 fantasy points (down 1 spot in 2022)

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  • QB: 2020 Deshaun Watson (369.3)
  • RB1: 2010 Arian Foster (392.0)
  • RB2: 2004 Domanick Williams (323.6)
  • WR1: 2018 DeAndre Hopkins (333.5)
  • WR2: 2008 Andre Johnson (320.5)
  • TE: 2012 Owen Daniels (169.5)
  • FLEX: 2008 Steve Slaton (271.9)
  • K: 2018 Ka’imi Fairbairn (158.0)


  • 2009 Matt Schaub (280.5)
  • 2017 Lamar Miller (193.5)
  • 2020 David Johnson (179.5)
  • 2020 Brandin Cooks (232.0)
  • 2008 Kevin Walter (200.2)
  • 2016 C.J. Fiedorowicz (133.9)
  • 2020 Will Fuller V (188.9)
  • 2012 Shayne Graham (146.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 18)

Houston Texans fans might not want to spend much time thinking about Deshaun Watson these days, but racking up a league-high 4,823 passing yards and 33 touchdown tosses gave him the lead at his position with plenty of room to spare. Matt Schaub is a respectable backup option for this young franchise, though he might not hang onto the placement too much longer.

Weakest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 32)

No tight end group fares worse than the one-two punch of 2012 Owen Daniels and 2016 C.J. Fiedorowicz. Together, they combined for 116 catches, 1,275 yards, and 10 touchdowns. For the sake of comparison, Travis Kelce recorded 105 receptions for 1,416 yards and 11 touchdowns by himself in 2020.

2022 Changes: None

Quarterback Davis Mills (181.5) and rookie running back Dameon Pierce (166.4) were the only players north of 150 PPR fantasy points. Even on this bottom-feeding roster, that's not enough to gain entry, though Pierce was on pace to make the squad — with room to spare — before an ankle injury cut his inaugural campaign short.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars: 3,912.7 fantasy points (up 1 spot in 2022)

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  • QB: 2015 Blake Bortles (316.1)
  • RB1: 2009 Maurice Jones-Drew (323.5)
  • RB2: 1998 Fred Taylor (306.4)
  • WR1: 1999 Jimmy Smith (315.6)
  • WR2: 2015 Allen Robinson (304.0)
  • TE: 2010 Marcedes Lewis (184.0)
  • FLEX: 2019 Leonard Fournette (259.4)
  • K: 1997 Mike Hollis (138.0)


  • 2022 Trevor Lawrence (295.6)
  • 2020 James Robinson (250.4)
  • 2022 Travis Etienne (205.1)
  • 2022 Christian Kirk (241.9)
  • 2001 Keenan McCardell (240.0)
  • 2022 Evan Engram (176.9)
  • 2019 DJ Chark (225.8)
  • 2022 Riley Patterson (130)

Strongest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 27)

It’s bad news that Blake Bortles — even the version of the first-round bust who played like an actual first-round pick — is the leading single-season fantasy quarterback in the history of the Jacksonville Jaguars. It’s worse news that quarterback is still the franchise’s leading position, coming in at a putrid 27th overall. Trevor Lawrence joining the roster didn’t change that, but it sure seems like the best is yet to come for the 2021 No. 1 overall pick.

Weakest Skill Position: Running back (No. 30)

At their peaks, Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor both sat among the upper echelon of NFL running backs, but the organizational history doesn’t give them much support, especially with Leonard Fournette’s best season dropped into the FLEX. James Robinson rushed for 1,070 yards as an undrafted rookie, but he’s not an ideal all-time member, especially when joined on the bench by a not-yet-fully-broken-out version of Travis Etienne Jr.

2022 Changes: Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne, Christian Kirk, Evan Engram, Riley Patterson

No organization had more new entrants in 2022 than the Jacksonville Jaguars, who surged into the playoffs by going 6-1 in their final seven games. Trevor Lawrence put any worries about potential bust status to bed with his second-half outburst, and the momentum he generated seems likely to carry all the other new members of this all-time roster to bigger and better things in 2023 and beyond.

30. New York Jets: 3,921.9 fantasy points

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  • QB: 2015 Ryan Fitzpatrick (285.2)
  • RB1: 2004 Curtis Martin (319.2)
  • RB2: 2008 Thomas Jones (275.9)
  • WR1: 2015 Brandon Marshall (339.2)
  • WR2: 1967 Don Maynard (277.2)
  • TE: 1985 Mickey Shuler (204.9)
  • FLEX: 1960 Art Powell (269.7)
  • K: 1968 Jim Turner (145.0)


  • 1998 Vinny Testaverde (242.6)
  • 1985 Freeman McNeil (234.8)
  • 1993 Johnny Johnson (232.2)
  • 1998 Keyshawn Johnson (268.1)
  • 2015 Eric Decker (252.7)
  • 1972 Rich Caster (182.9)
  • 2002 Laveranues Coles (251.3)
  • 2018 Jason Myers (141.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 20)

Even the biggest “standout” position isn’t much to write home about for the New York Jets. Two-time Pro Bowler Mickey Shuler claims the top tight end spot by virtue of a 1985 season in which he racked up 76 catches for 879 yards and seven scores, and that puts him well above Rich Caster and the rest of the uninspiring options.

Weakest Skill Position: Running back (No. 32)

Though Curtis Martin deserves plenty of credit for leading the NFL in rushing yards during the 2004 season, scampering for 1,697 yards and 12 trips to the end zone, he’s not receiving enough support here. Thomas Jones is a fine RB2, but the backups leave plenty to be desired. Johnny Johnson, for example, never even managed to hit four digits on the ground in a single campaign.

2022 Changes: None

Rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson (215.7) and tight end Tyler Conklin (131.5) were the two leading scorers for the New York Jets in 2022, and the former will almost certainly make the cut down the road. So, too, should Breece Hall. The rookie running back put up 115.1 points in seven games before tearing his ACL. That’s a 17-game pace of 279.5 points that might sell him short because he started the year on the bench, though it still would’ve given him one of the starting backfield slots.

29. Cleveland Browns: 4,045.9 fantasy points

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  • QB: 1980 Brian Sipe (265.8)
  • RB1: 1965 Jim Brown (320.1)
  • RB2: 1968 Leron Kelly (295.0)
  • WR1: 2013 Josh Gordon (314.4)
  • WR2: 2007 Braylon Edwards (300.9)
  • TE: 2015 Gary Barnidge (237.3)
  • FLEX: 2010 Peyton Hillis (294.9)
  • K: 2012 Phil Dawson (130.0)


  • 2007 Derek Anderson (252.5)
  • 2022 Nick Chubb (281.4)
  • 1979 Mike Pruitt (267.6)
  • 2001 Kevin Johnson (247.7)
  • 2022 Amari Cooper (246.0)
  • 2007 Kellen Winslow (222.6)
  • 2012 Trent Richardson (254.7)
  • 2022 Cade York (115.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 12)

Remember when Gary Barnidge was a thing? Prior to his 2015 breakout, he’d accumulated 44 catches for 603 yards and three touchdowns over the first six years of his career — not including a 2011 campaign lost entirely to a broken ankle. After 2015, he caught 55 passes for 612 yards and two scores in 2016 before the Browns released him, and he never latched on with another organization. But at least that one standout campaign was a memorable one that landed him a Pro Bowl spot and placement within a peer-voted set of top-100 rankings.

Weakest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 32)

Would you expect anything else? Cleveland has infamously cycled through a never-ending stream of lackluster quarterbacks, going literal decades without an entrenched signal-caller. Of course Brian Sipe and Derek Anderson take home the two spots for an embarrassingly poor positional group.

2022 Changes: Nick Chubb, Amari Cooper, Cade York

The two brightest skill-position stars and the kicker all made the backup cut in 2022, and more production should be coming during the follow-up season as quarterback Deshaun Watson plays a full season and is no longer working his way back up to speed. Watson and Jacoby Brissett combined for 254.2 fantasy points, which exceeds Derek Anderson’s score in 2007 but doesn’t change the dismal quarterback presence on the all-time roster.

28. Baltimore Ravens: 4,119.2 fantasy points (down 1 spot in 2022)

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  • QB: 2019 Lamar Jackson (415.7)
  • RB1: 2011 Ray Rice (372.8)
  • RB2: 2003 Jamal Lewis (325.1)
  • WR1: 1996 Michael Jackson (284.1)
  • WR2: 2007 Derrick Mason (239.7)
  • TE: 2021 Mark Andrews (301.1)
  • FLEX: 2014 Justin Forsett (246.9)
  • K: 2016 Justin Tucker (161.0)


  • 1996 Vinny Testaverde (285.9)
  • 2019 Mark Ingram II (242.5)
  • 2007 Willis McGahee (228.8)
  • 1996 Derrick Alexander (227.9)
  • 2021 Marquise Brown (226.3)
  • 2005 Todd Heap (200.5)
  • 2001 Qadry Ismail (221.9)
  • 2000 Matt Stover (139.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 6)

Lamar Jackson’s MVP-winning 2019 season was nothing short of legendary. With a league-best 36 touchdown passes and a staggering 1,206 rushing yards (and seven more trips to paydirt) on his ledger, he racked up more fantasy points than any quarterback not named Patrick Mahomes throughout NFL history. Even with Vinny Testaverde serving as an uninspiring backup — yes, in spite of Joe Flacco’s “elite” status — Jackson alone is enough to push Baltimore into the positional top five.

Weakest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 32)

The Baltimore Ravens may be a historically strong organization, but that’s largely because of their yearly defensive excellence. Though they have the occasional offensive standouts, most franchise legends play on the point-preventing side, and that’s exemplified by the lack of game-changing wide receivers. If you’re excited about Michael Jackson, Derrick Mason, Derrick Alexander, and Marquise Brown, prepare yourself for the names that will come as we move through the rest of the rankings.

2022 Changes: None

Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, and Justin Tucker all put up notable numbers, but none were able to match their previous exploits. With only Devin Duvernay (116.1), Kenyan Drake (104.1), and Demarcus Robinson (103.8) joining them in triple figures, nothing came close to changing here.

27. Miami Dolphins: 4,150.7 fantasy points (up 1 spot in 2022)

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino | George Gojkovich/Getty Images


  • QB: 1984 Dan Marino (354.7)
  • RB1: 2002 Ricky Williams (362.6)
  • RB2: 1986 Lorenzo Hampton (256.6)
  • WR1: 2022 Tyreek Hill (347.2)
  • WR2: 1984 Mark Clayton (319.4)
  • TE: 2013 Charles Clay (188.4)
  • FLEX: 2015 Jarvis Landry (275.4)
  • K: 2020 Jason Sanders (160.0


  • 2014 Ryan Tannehill (279.5)
  • 2000 Lamar Smith (255.0)
  • 1997 Karim Abdul-Jabbar (236.3)
  • 2005 Chris Chambers (265.0)
  • 1985 Mark Duper (263.3)
  • 2004 Randy McMichael (178.1)
  • 2022 Jaylen Waddle (259.2)
  • 1999 Olindo Mare (150.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 15)

Quarterback used to be the strongest position, but not after Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle exploded during the 2022 season, combining for 194 catches, 3,066 yards, and 15 touchdowns. Finally, the Miami Dolphins have a true top-end receiving season after Hill proved his stellar speedster status wasn’t just due to the gunslinging habits of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Weakest Skill Position: Running back (No. 27)

Ricky Williams is doing a lot of heavy lifting here just to get Miami to No. 27. Lorenzo Hampton, Lamar Smith, and Karim Abdul-Jabbar all had fairly comparable top seasons in a Dolphins uniform, none of which resulted in any notable accolades. Abdul-Jabbar did have a unique go-round in 1997, somehow turning 283 carries into 892 yards and a league-leading 15 scores (plus another through the air).

2022 Changes: Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle

Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle did more than just make the roster; they changed the wide receiver position from a weakness to a strength in the all-time pecking order. Tua Tagovailoa might've made the cut, too, if concussions and injuries didn't keep him off the field for substantial portions of the 2022 campaign. The southpaw had 230.9 points in 13 games, coming within sniffing distance of Ryan Tannehill and the backup role.

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 4,169.9 fantasy points (down 2 spots in 2022)

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  • QB: 2021 Tom Brady (374.7)
  • RB1: 1984 James Wilder (380.5)
  • RB2: 2012 Doug Martin (311.6)
  • WR1: 2016 Mike Evans (304.1)
  • WR2: 1989 Mark Carrier (281.2)
  • TE: 2009 Kellen Winslow (196.1)
  • FLEX: 2019 Chris Godwin (276.1)
  • K: 2002 Martin Gramatica (138.0)


  • 2019 Jameis Winston (305.4)
  • 2021 Leonard Fournette (255.6)
  • 2000 Warrick Dunn (251.5)
  • 2005 Joey Galloway (272.1)
  • 2012 Vincent Jackson (260.4)
  • 2021 Rob Gronkowski (171.2)
  • 2003 Keenan McCardell (253.4)
  • 2020 Ryan Succop (138.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 11)

Kudos to Tom Brady for turning everything around, even if Jameis Winston’s gun-slinging habits made him a high-scoring option in spite of his interception woes. Prior to the GOAT coming to town and posting the top two seasons in franchise history, Winston had the two leading campaigns with Josh Freeman as an underwhelming backup option. Winston and Freeman together would've ranked 28th.

Weakest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 26)

Though Mike Evans has been a consistent 1,000-yard threat throughout his NFL career, he's not the ideal No. 1 on an all-time depth chart. Tampa's receiving corps may have depth — thanks, Joey Galloway and Vincent Jackson — even with Chris Godwin locked into the flex, but the top-end talent just can't keep pace with the rest of the field.

2022 Changes: None

During a disappointing regular season, the Buccaneers couldn’t get it going enough to displace anyone already on the depth chart — or, for the active members, improve upon their prior bests. Tom Brady (271.7), Leonard Fournette (226.1), Mike Evans (225.4), and Chris Godwin (222.8) all cleared 200 PPR fantasy points, but that's not relevant here.

25. Cincinnati Bengals: 4,187.6 fantasy points

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  • QB: 2022 Joe Burrow (350.7)
  • RB1: 2021 Joe Mixon (287.9)
  • RB2: 1986 James Brooks (283.3)
  • WR1: 1995 Carl Pickens (325.0)
  • WR2: 2013 A.J. Green (306.6)
  • TE: 2015 Tyler Eifert (191.5)
  • FLEX: 2021 Ja’Marr Chase (304.6)
  • K: 2021 Evan McPherson (148.0)


  • 2013 Andy Dalton (288.0)
  • 1981 Pete Johnson (277.7)
  • 2001 Corey Dillon (258.3)
  • 2007 T.J. Houshmandzadeh (297.7)
  • 2005 Chad Johnson (297.5)
  • 1981 Dan Ross (189)
  • 2005 Rudi Johnson (249.8)
  • 2011 Mike Nugent (132.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 12)

When T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Chad Johnson are relegated to bench spots because three wideouts put together superior performances, you know you’re in good shape. Plus, the group might get even stronger if Ja’Marr Chase provides an encore that leaves his rookie efforts in the dust. Carl Pickens, as a two-time Pro Bowler who never sniffed the Hall of Fame, might seem like a weird figure to lead the positional group, but 99 catches for 1,234 yards and 17 touchdowns is nothing to sniff at.

Weakest Skill Position: Running back (No. 28)

Between Joe Mixon, Corey Dillon, and Rudi Johnson, the Cincinnati Bengals have had plenty of top-tier running backs throughout their history, but they’ve never had a true legend at the position. It’s that lack of high-end value that pushes them down toward the bottom of the standings in spite of the name recognition.

2022 Changes: Joe Burrow

Previously, 2021 Joe Burrow was the starting quarterback. Now it’s 2022 Joe Burrow after the LSU product threw for 4.475 yards, 35 touchdowns, and just 12 interceptions. For good measure, he added another 257 yards and five scores with his legs.

24. Washington Commanders: 4,192.8 fantasy points (down 1 spot in 2022)

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  • QB: 2012 Robert Griffin III (317.5)
  • RB1: 1996 Terry Allen (308.7)
  • RB2: 1983 John Riggins (281.6)
  • WR1: 1984 Art Monk (286.0)
  • WR2: 2005 Santana Moss (284.0)
  • TE: 2015 Jordan Reed (244.2)
  • FLEX: 1962 Bobby Mitchell (277.9)
  • K: 1983 Mark Moseley (163.0)


  • 2016 Kirk Cousins (300.3)
  • 1999 Stephen Davis (276.6)
  • 2007 Clinton Portis (272.7)
  • 2013 Pierre Garcon (277.5)
  • 1991 Gary Clark (264.0)
  • 1967 Jerry Smith (221.9)
  • 1972 Larry Brown (263.9)
  • 1991 Chip Lohmiller (153.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 10)

Let’s just stop for a moment and appreciate how good Jordan Reed was in 2015. He may have fallen shy of 1,000 yards, picking up 952 on 87 catches, but he turned 11 of those receptions into end-zone trips. Had injuries — most notably a string of concussions — not prevented him from following that up with even more production, the Washington Commanders might have enjoyed a single-digit number here.

Weakest Skill Position: Running back and wide receiver (No. 25)

The Washington Commanders largely fall into good-not-great territory. They’ve featured plenty of running backs and wide receivers who made Pro Bowls and successfully challenged the 1,000-yard threshold, but they haven’t produced MVP candidates who stood the test of time as legendary figures. Their quarterbacks and running backs both rank No. 26, but the wideouts are one spot lower.

2022 Changes: None

Let’s check in and see if anyone was even close. Terry McLaurin? His 229.0 points were solid, but that’s not even within striking distance of the bench FLEX spot. Curtis Samuel (176.3), Antonio Gibson (165.9), and Jahan Dotson (130.6) were next up and even further back.

23. Seattle Seahawks: 4,200.3 fantasy points (up 3 spots in 2022)

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  • QB: 2020 Russell Wilson (359.8)
  • RB1: 2005 Shaun Alexander (376.8)
  • RB2: 2014 Marshawn Lynch (302.3)
  • WR1: 2020 DK Metcalf (271.3)
  • WR2: 2015 Doug Baldwin (268.9)
  • TE: 2016 Jimmy Graham (189.3)
  • FLEX: 2000 Ricky Watters (298.5)
  • K: 2022 Jason Myers (155.0)


  • 2022 Geno Smith (303.9)
  • 1983 Curt Warner (297.4)
  • 1994 Chris Warren (287.8)
  • 2020 Tyler Lockett (265.4)
  • 1984 Steve Largent (262.4)
  • 2009 John Carlson (147.7)
  • 1979 Sherman Smith (264.8)
  • 2013 Stephen Hauschka (149.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Running back (No. 15)

Shaun Alexander and Marshawn Lynch as a one-two punch? Yes, please. Ricky Watters was a phenomenal dual-threat back, but he’s still moved into the FLEX spot thanks to the ground-game prowess of the two most notable backs in franchise history. They’re strong enough to carry the Seattle Seahawks into the top half of the positional rankings despite a forgettable group of backups.

Weakest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 31)

Even though the Seattle Seahawks’ wide receivers sit just one spot above the positional group of the Baltimore Ravens, the gap between them is rather wide. Thanks to DK Metcalf, Doug Baldwin, Chris Warren, and Tyler Lockett, they’re 90 points ahead of Baltimore. For perspective, 90 points is larger than the chasm between Seattle and the No. 18 squad in the wide receiver hierarchy.

2022 Changes: Jason Myers, Geno Smith

See ya, Dave Krieg. Geno Smith unexpectedly displaced the backup quarterback while shocking the world by outplaying Russell Wilson and leading the Seattle Seahawks to a playoff berth, tallying over 300 fantasy points in the process. Jason Myers also put together a phenomenal campaign to bump Stephen Hauschka to the pine.

22. Carolina Panthers: 4,216.8 fantasy points

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  • QB: 2015 Cam Newton (389.1)
  • RB1: 2019 Christian McCaffrey (471.2)
  • RB2: 2008 DeAngelo Williams (307.6)
  • WR1: 2005 Steve Smith Sr. (337.8)
  • WR2: 2004 Muhsin Muhammad (329.0)
  • TE: 2015 Greg Olsen (227.4)
  • FLEX: 1999 Patrick Jeffers (244.8)
  • K: 1996 John Kasay (151.0)


  • 1999 Steve Beuerlein (299.8)
  • 2003 Stephen Davis (216.3)
  • 2009 Jonathan Stewart (207.2)
  • 2021 D.J. Moore (237.5)
  • 2014 Kelvin Benjamin (225.8)
  • 1999 Wesley Walls (215.2)
  • 2020 Robby Anderson (224.1)
  • 2022 Eddy Pineiro (133.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 8)

Once upon a time, well before a diminished version of the Auburn product struggled to reach prior levels both with the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots, Cam Newton was that guy. Throwing for 3,837 yards and 36 touchdowns while compiling 636 yards and another 10 scores on the ground was enough for him to earn MVP honors and carry this Carolina positional group into the top 10 even with Steve Beuerlein as the entrenched backup.

Weakest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 25)

Christian McCaffrey has the two highest single-season catch totals in Panthers history, which basically says it all considering he's a dual-threat running back rather than a wide receiver or tight end. Steve Smith Sr. is the only player with more than 1,500 receiving yards in a season, which limits the upside of the pass-catchers.

2022 Changes: Eddy Pineiro

Hooray for the kickers! Eddy Pineiro went 33-of-35 on his field-goal attempts and 30-of-32 on extra points, topping out with a 54-yarder. That was enough to get the job done, though Carolina's kickers still rank just 26th overall.

20(tie). Chicago Bears: 4,267.2 fantasy points (up 1 spot in 2022)

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  • QB: 2022 Justin Fields (296.0)
  • RB1: 2014 Matt Forte (346.6)
  • RB2: 1977 Walter Payton (324.1)
  • WR1: 2012 Brandon Marshall (334.6)
  • WR2: 2013 Alshon Jeffery (283.6)
  • TE: 1961 Mike Ditka (233.6)
  • FLEX: 1989 Neal Anderson (305.9)
  • K: 1985 Kevin Butler (144.0)


  • 2018 Mitchell Trubisky (263.0)
  • 1965 Gale Sayers (293.5)
  • 2020 David Montgomery (264.8)
  • 1999 Marcus Robinson (278.0)
  • 1964 Johnny Morris (272.0)
  • 2014 Martellus Bennett (221.6)
  • 2020 Allen Robinson II (262.9)
  • 2006 Robbie Gould (143.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 14)

Windy City legend Mike Ditka was so much more than just a two-time NFL Coach of the Year who transitioned successfully into the broadcast booth. He spent the first six years of his Hall of Fame career in Chicago, peaking as a rookie in 1961 when he racked up 56 catches for 1,076 yards and 12 touchdowns. Martellus Bennett is a pretty solid backup option, too.

Weakest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 30)

Can you tell the Chicago Bears have historically won on the back of a dominant defense rather than through an aerial assault? The two-man combination of Justin Fields and Mitchell Trubisky — yes, the all-time backup in spite of the disappointment most frequently associated with his name — checks in ahead of just two other organizations. But Fields might just keep adding to that score and becoming a perennial fantasy juggernaut.

2022 Changes: Justin Fields

Justin Fields might not have led the 2022 Chicago Bears to many wins, but he sure thrived as an individual stat-collector. His passing numbers — 2,242 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions — were nothing to write home about, but he scrambled for 1,143 yards and eight scores as a leading dual-threat option.

20(tie). New York Giants: 4,267.2 fantasy points

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  • QB: 2022 Daniel Jones (289.0)
  • RB1: 2018 Saquon Barkley (385.8)
  • RB2: 2005 Tiki Barber (359.0)
  • WR1: 2015 Odell Beckham Jr. (319.3)
  • WR2: 2011 Victor Cruz (287.9)
  • TE: 2005 Jeremy Shockey (198.1)
  • FLEX: 1985 Joe Morris (296.8)
  • K: 2005 Jay Feely (154.0)


  • 2015 Eli Manning (287.4)
  • 1972 Ron Johnson (289.3)
  • 1949 Gene Roberts (266.5)
  • 2009 Steve Smith (271.0)
  • 2002 Amani Toomer (264.5)
  • 1967 Aaron Thomas (192.7)
  • 1967 Homer Jones (258.9)
  • 2012 Lawrence Tynes (147.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Running back (No. 10)

In case you’ve forgotten because of injuries and the passage of time, respectively, Saquon Barkley and Tiki Barber were pretty darn good at running the football. The former had an NFL-leading 2,028 yards from scrimmage and 15 total touchdowns in his debut 2018 campaign, and the latter produced a league-best 2,390 total yards and 11 total touchdowns during his penultimate go-round in 2005.

Weakest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 28)

Eli Manning, who vacillated between game-manager status and the occasional dalliance with upper-tier regular-season production, used to be the top option, rising above Fran Tarkenton (240.1 in 1967), Phil Simms (223.3 in 1984), and Kerry Collins (214.9 in 2000). Now, he’s relegated to the backup role after Daniel Jones showed off with his arms and legs throughout 2022, all while improving his fumble-happy habits.

2022 Changes: Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones jumped all the way to the top of the quarterback pecking order, which is remarkable considering the relative lack of support provided to him by the New York organization. Graham Gano — a kicker, mind you — outscored everyone but Jones and Saquon Barkley, who couldn’t match his 2018 numbers.

19. Detroit Lions: 4,299.1 fantasy points

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  • QB: 2011 Matthew Stafford (343.3)
  • RB1: 1997 Barry Sanders (348.8)
  • RB2: 1980 Billy Sims (327.4)
  • WR1: 1995 Herman Moore (371.6)
  • WR2: 2011 Calvin Johnson (359.2)
  • TE: 2011 Brandon Pettigrew (190.7)
  • FLEX: 1995 Brett Perriman (315.6)
  • K: 2017 Matt Prater (144.0)


  • 1995 Scott Mitchell (307.9)
  • 2000 James Stewart (245.1)
  • 1984 James Jones (244.9)
  • 1999 Germane Crowell (260.6)
  • 2022 Amon-Ra St. Brown (267.6)
  • 2020 T.J. Hockenson (175.3)
  • 2014 Golden Tate (259.1)
  • 2012 Jason Hanson (138.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 8)

Calvin Johnson flirted with record-setting numbers in 2012, hauling in 122 catches from Matthew Stafford for 1,964 yards. But he only found paydirt five times, which is why his line from the previous season (96/1,681/16) reigns supreme. The fact neither effort tops 1995 Herman Moore (123/1,686/14) speaks volumes about the strength of this wide receiver corps.

Weakest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 26)

Not having a single tight end finish a season with more than 200 fantasy points is rough, though T.J. Hockenson could easily push past that threshold as he continues to develop. The 25-year-old sits behind only Brandon Pettigrew, who might also have gotten there if not for a litany of injuries that prevented him from growing after a strong start to his career.

2022 Changes: Amon-Ra St. Brown

The 9-8 Detroit Lions came tantalizingly close to making the playoffs in 2022, and they should feel good about the overwhelmingly positive developments. Jared Goff (284.3) established himself as a long-term option and came within striking distance of the backup spot at quarterback. Jamaal Williams (225.9) and D’Andre Swift (191.1) were a viable running back tandem, even if neither received — ahem — a lion’s share of the workload. Amon-Ra St. Brown actually made the cut, though, on the back of 106 catches for 1,161 yards and six scores.

18. Buffalo Bills: 4,315.5 fantasy points

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  • QB: 2021 Josh Allen (402.6)
  • RB1: 1975 O.J. Simpson (383.3)
  • RB2: 1992 Thurman Thomas (335.3)
  • WR1: 2020 Stefon Diggs (328.6)
  • WR2: 2002 Eric Moulds (289.9)
  • TE: 2021 Dawson Knox (164.1)
  • FLEX: 2016 LeSean McCoy (298.3)
  • K: 2020 Tyler Bass (149.0)


  • 2015 Tyrod Taylor (271.6)
  • 1962 Cookie Gilchrist (286.5)
  • 2002 Travis Henry (283.7)
  • 1994 Andre Reed (274.3)
  • 2002 Peerless Price (269.9)
  • 2011 David Nelson (156.8)
  • 1983 Joe Cribbs (276.6)
  • 2014 Dan Carpenter (145.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Running back (No. 12)

When LeSean McCoy is in the FLEX spot because O.J. Simpson and Thurman Thomas are holding down the featured spots, you’re doing pretty well for yourself. The Buffalo Bills have a big drop-off on the bench — relatively, at least — but the top-end talents can compete with almost anyone.

Weakest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 31)

In their featured seasons, Dawson Knox and David Nelson combined for 320.9 fantasy points. In 2011, Rob Gronkowski single-handedly threw up 330.9 fantasy points. That’s not to say the Bills should expect their tight ends to be Gronk simulacrums, but it’s not exactly an encouraging comparison.

2022 Changes: None

This isn’t bad news for the Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, and Dawson Knox had just already made the squad, and they had too many weapons for any one to top his previous career-best efforts. So it goes sometimes.

17. Arizona Cardinals: 4,384.7 fantasy points (down 1 spot in 2022)

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  • QB: 2020 Kyler Murray (378.7)
  • RB1: 2016 David Johnson (407.8)
  • RB2: 1984 Ottis Anderson (288.5)
  • WR1: 2008 Larry Fitzgerald (311.1)
  • WR2: 2001 David Boston (307.3)
  • TE: 1967 Jackie Smith (234.1)
  • FLEX: 1997 Rob Moore (305.4)
  • K: 2005 Neil Rackers (152.0)


  • 2015 Carson Palmer (309.2)
  • 1996 Larry Centers (270.1)
  • 2021 James Conner (257.7)
  • 1984 Roy Green (303.5)
  • 2005 Anquan Boldin (288.7)
  • 2021 Zach Ertz (131.8)
  • 2020 DeAndre Hopkins (287.8)
  • 2021 Matt Prater (151.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 9)

Carson Palmer is a strong backup option, outshining Kurt Warner, Neil Lomax, and Jake Plummer, but this is all about Kyler Murray. Though he was unable to suit up in more than 14 games during the 2021 campaign and didn't really get it going in 2022, 2019’s top overall pick had a sophomore season in which he excelled through the air (3,971 yards and 26 touchdowns) and on the ground (819 yards and 11 touchdowns).

Weakest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 27)

Zach Ertz was unable to explode while DeAndre Hopkins served his six-game suspension to start the 2022 season, and then he ended the year on injured reserve. Maybe it’s now on Trey McBride to push this positional group even higher? It’s a pretty low bar to clear since Ertz made the backup cut in just 11 games after a midseason trade away from the Philadelphia Eagles.

2022 Changes: None

Only Kyler Murray (200.5) and James Conner (200.2) were able to clear 200 fantasy points in a disappointing season that spelled the end of the high-flying Kliff Kingsbury era. Let's just move on for the sake of Cardinals fans everywhere.

16. Pittsburgh Steelers: 4,418.4 fantasy points (down 1 spot in 2022)

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  • QB: 2018 Ben Roethlisberger (341.9)
  • RB1: 2014 Le’Veon Bell (370.5)
  • RB2: 2021 Najee Harris (300.7)
  • WR1: 2015 Antonio Brown (388.2)
  • WR2: 2002 Hines Ward (337.1)
  • TE: 2012 Heath Miller (202.6)
  • FLEX: 2018 JuJu Smith-Schuster (296.9)
  • K: 2021 Chris Boswell (151.0)


  • 1997 Kordell Stewart (278.4)
  • 1992 Barry Foster (296.4)
  • 2006 Willie Parker (288.6)
  • 1984 John Stallworth (284.5)
  • 2021 Diontae Johnson (274.4)
  • 1993 Eric Green (184.2)
  • 2018 James Conner (280.0)
  • 1995 Norm Johnson (143.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 6)

Even with JuJu Smith-Schuster in the FLEX, the Pittsburgh Steelers are flat-out loaded at wide receiver. Diontae Johnson had an impressive 107 receptions for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns during his Pro Bowl season in 2021, and he's still well behind the positional leaders. Of course, that’s largely because Hines Ward and Antonio Brown gave Pittsburgh an abundance of top-end pass-catching talent during their primes.

Weakest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 25)

The hidden issue with having a franchise legend at quarterback for the better part of the last two decades? No one else has had an opportunity to rack up big numbers in this pass-happy era. Such is the case for the Steelers with Ben Roethlisberger, which means we have to go back into the 20th century and highlight the relatively middling production of 1997 Kordell Stewart, who tossed 21 touchdowns and 17 interceptions for an 11-5 squad.

2022 Changes: None

Maybe Kenny Pickett will get there in the future? Perhaps George Pickens will make a strong wide receiver corps that much stronger? Possibilities are out there, but they didn’t come to fruition in a 2022 season that yielded a 9-8 record and a dearth of top-end fantasy production.

15. New England Patriots: 4,476.6 fantasy points (down 2 spots in 2022)

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  • QB: 2007 Tom Brady (390.0)
  • RB1: 1996 Curtis Martin (292.5)
  • RB2: 2018 James White (276.6)
  • WR1: 2007 Randy Moss (385.3)
  • WR2: 2011 Wes Welker (335.9)
  • TE: 2011 Rob Gronkowski (330.9)
  • FLEX: 1964 Gino Cappelletti (293.2)
  • K: 2013 Stephen Gostkowski (168.0)


  • 2020 Cam Newton (261.0)
  • 2004 Corey Dillon (260.8)
  • 1998 Robert Edwards (249.6)
  • 1986 Stanley Morgan (293.1)
  • 2001 Troy Brown (270.0)
  • 1994 Ben Coates (253.4)
  • 2019 Julian Edelman (256.3)
  • 2021 Nick Folk (160.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 2)

It’s a bit surprising quarterback isn’t the leading position for the New England Patriots given the unending brilliance of Tom Brady. Then again, late-career Cam Newton isn’t the most inspiring backup option, dropping the positional group to No. 17 overall. Instead, tight end rises all the way to the top of the pack thanks to 2011 Rob Gronkowski (90/1,327/17) and 1994 Ben Coates (96/1,174/7).

Weakest Skill Position: Running back (No. 31)

The Patriots have never had a single 300-point running back, which is downright astounding even if head coach Bill Belichick has confused fantasy managers throughout his tenure with his ever-changing backfield decisions. Seventy-five different players have reached that threshold, but none at Foxborough. Only the New York Jets fall behind the Pats, and even they have a representative (Curtis Martin).

2022 Changes: None

Maybe Mac Jones would’ve challenged Cam Newton for the backup spot had he stayed healthy throughout the year. Then again, maybe not with the putrid play-calling in Foxborough during the 2022 season. Rhamondre Stevenson was actually the biggest fantasy threat, scoring 249.1 PPR points to come oh-so-close to beating out Robert Edwards for the final backfield slot.

14. Tennessee Titans: 4,477.3 fantasy points (down 2 spots in 2022)

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  • QB: 1961 George Blanda (346.8)
  • RB1: 2009 Chris Johnson (392.9)
  • RB2: 2000 Eddie George (334.2)
  • WR1: 1961 Charley Hennigan (328.6)
  • WR2: 2004 Drew Bennett (276.9)
  • TE: 2015 Delanie Walker (244.4)
  • FLEX: 2020 Derrick Henry (333.1)
  • K: 2007 Rob Bironas (141.0)


  • 2020 Ryan Tannehill (344.4)
  • 1979 Earl Campbell (301.1)
  • 2016 DeMarco Murray (293.8)
  • 1961 Bill Groman (275.7)
  • 2003 Derrick Mason (274.4)
  • 1980 Mike Barber (160.3)
  • 1992 Lorenzo White (289.7)
  • 2017 Ryan Succop (140.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Quarterback and running back (No. 7)

Running back rising to the top of the pile is unsurprising considering Derrick Henry was relegated to the starting FLEX spot. With Earl Campbell and DeMarco Murray on the bench backing up Chris Johnson and Eddie George, this is a ridiculously impressive group. Far more surprising is quarterback matching the backfield contributors, but that’s what happens when an early-era game-changer joins the roster. George Blanda managed to throw for 3,330 yards and 36 touchdowns (both league-leading tallies) while making 16 field goals (including an NFL-best 55-yarder) and a league-high 64 extra points.

Weakest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 21)

This isn’t a byproduct of notable wide receivers dropping into the FLEX since both spots are occupied by running backs. The Tennessee Titans just haven’t had any legendary wide receivers throughout their history, with Charley Hennigan — 1961 George Blanda’s go-to target — serving as the positional leader.

2022 Changes: None

Relitigating this might feel mean when an utter collapse in the second half of the season left only Ryan Tannehill (161.2) and Robert Woods (115.7) joining Derrick Henry (302.8) in triple digits.

13. New Orleans Saints: 4,503.9 fantasy points (down 2 spots in 2022)

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  • QB: 2011 Drew Brees (393.6)
  • RB1: 2020 Alvin Kamara (377.8)
  • RB2: 1989 Dalton Hilliard (336.0)
  • WR1: 2019 Michael Thomas (374.6)
  • WR2: 2004 Joe Horn (301.9)
  • TE: 2013 Jimmy Graham (303.5)
  • FLEX: 2003 Deuce McAllister (311.0)
  • K: 2011 John Kasay (151.0)


  • 2002 Aaron Brooks (256.2)
  • 2017 Mark Ingram II (278.0)
  • 2011 Darren Sproles (277.3)
  • 2007 Marques Colston (282.2)
  • 2015 Brandin Cooks (253.6)
  • 2015 Ben Watson (190.5)
  • 2006 Reggie Bush (266.7)
  • 2019 Wil Lutz (150.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 8)

Jimmy Graham and Ben Watson are impressive enough to boost the New Orleans Saints into the positional top 10 even without the luxury of an old fantasy cheat code. Even though he was always officially listed as a wide receiver, Marques Colston was also eligible at tight end during the first year of his career thanks to his collegiate position. He finished second in the Offensive Rookie of the Year voting by compiling 70 catches for 1,038 yards and eight touchdowns. We aren’t giving him — or the Saints — that luxury here, but his 227.8 points would’ve earned him the backup spot.

Weakest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 18)

As was the case with Ben Roethlisberger keeping the Pittsburgh Steelers in check by virtue of his remarkable run at the helm, Drew Brees prevents the New Orleans Saints from rising into the top half of the quarterback pecking order. He put up legendary numbers on his own, but we have to dive back in the archives to find the uninspiring Aaron Brooks as the featured backup.

2022 Changes: None

The early-season injury to Jameis Winston made it impossible for any signal-caller to displace Aaron Brooks, which isn’t particularly good news for the New Orleans Saints’ all-time hopes. The Florida State product and Andy Dalton combined for just 218.1 points, admittedly with Taysom Hill stealing some snaps and continuing to defy positional description.

12. Las Vegas Raiders: 4,505.0 fantasy points (up 5 spots in 2022)

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  • QB: 2002 Rich Gannon (303.2)
  • RB1: 1985 Marcus Allen (380.0)
  • RB2: 2002 Charlie Garner (347.3)
  • WR1: 2022 Davante Adams (335.5)
  • WR2: 1963 Art Powell (299.4)
  • TE: 1983 Todd Christensen (287.7)
  • FLEX: 2022 Josh Jacobs (328.3)
  • K: 2021 Daniel Carlson (162.0)


  • 2020 Derek Carr (272.1)
  • 2005 Lamont Jordan (294.8)
  • 2010 Darren McFadden (267.4)
  • 1995 Tim Brown (283.2)
  • 2021 Hunter Renfrow (259.1)
  • 2020 Darren Waller (278.6)
  • 1969 Warren Wells (256.4)
  • 2010 Sebastian Janikowski (150.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 3)

Back in 1983, Todd Christensen led the NFL with 92 receptions, turning those catches into 1,247 yards and 12 touchdowns. It takes a lot to hold off Darren Waller, but he successfully did so — 37 years earlier and for now, at least.

Weakest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 29)

Derek Carr had an outside shot to top his own score from 2020 had he played in all 17 games rather than getting sent to the bench and then excused from the 2022 season’s final games. But he didn’t, and that leaves him as a nondescript backup behind a nondescript starter in Rich Gannon.

2022 Changes: Davante Adams, Josh Jacobs

What downgrade from Aaron Rodgers to Derek Carr? Davante Adams excelled during his first go-round with the Las Vegas Raiders, recording 100 catches for 1,516 yards and an NFL-leading 14 touchdowns. Josh Jacobs also rose to prominence throughout the 2022 campaign, settling into the starting FLEX spot when it was all said and done.

11. Denver Broncos: 4,542.3 fantasy points (down 1 spot in 2022)

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  • QB: 2013 Peyton Manning (410.0)
  • RB1: 1998 Terrell Davis (381.5)
  • RB2: 2002 Clinton Portis (316.2)
  • WR1: 2014 Demaryius Thomas (340.9)
  • WR2: 2000 Rod Smith (322.1)
  • TE: 1996 Shannon Sharpe (244.2)
  • FLEX: 2014 Emmanuel Sanders (301.8)
  • K: 2013 Matt Prater (162.0)


  • 2008 Jay Cutler (277.0)
  • 2013 Knowshon Moreno (296.6)
  • 2000 Mike Anderson (272.6)
  • 2000 Ed McCaffrey (288.7)
  • 2010 Brandon Lloyd (286.0)
  • 2013 Julius Thomas (215.8)
  • 1960 Lionel Taylor (284.9)
  • 1995 Jason Elan (142.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Quarterback and wide receiver (No. 10)

What’s more shocking? Jay Cutler beating out Tim Tebow John Elway for the second of the featured quarterback spots or the group still finishing in the top 10? It’s as strong a testament as any to the evolution of the passing game in recent decades, as is the overflow of 21st-century wide receivers scattered throughout the all-time roster.

Weakest Skill Position: Running back (No. 15)

Terrell Davis is a great leader for the positional group, but the drop-off comes rather quickly. Clinton Portis sits on a significantly lower rung of the all-time running back ladder, and he’s still well above Knowshon Moreno and Mike Anderson. The last of those four featured backs won Offensive Rookie of the Year at age 27 in 2000, but that was the obvious peak of his career. He only topped 10 touchdowns and 1,000 yards once more in his career before fizzling out with the Baltimore Ravens.

2022 Changes: None

As we said about Russell Wilson and his chances of displacing Jay Cutler before the 2022 season began: “Duh? The Broncos have a new future Hall of Famer at quarterback, and he has a fantastic supporting cast that should help him put up big numbers.”


10. Philadelphia Eagles: 4,545.1 fantasy points (up 4 spots in 2022)

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  • QB: 2022 Jalen Hurts (378.0)
  • RB1: 2007 Brian Westbrook (368.4)
  • RB2: 2013 LeSean McCoy (330.6)
  • WR1: 2022 A.J. Brown (299.6)
  • WR2: 1983 Mike Quick (286.9)
  • TE: 2018 Zach Ertz (280.3)
  • FLEX: 1979 Wilbert Montgomery (311.6)
  • K: 2014 Cody Parkey (158.0)


  • 1990 Randall Cunningham (347.8)
  • 1996 Ricky Watters (304.5)
  • 2002 Duce Staley (258.0)
  • 2004 Terrell Owens (278.5)
  • 2014 Jeremy Maclin (276.8)
  • 1965 Pete Retzlaff (245.0)
  • 1996 Irving Fryar (273.1)
  • 2008 David Akers (148.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 2)

Tight end was the strongest position for the Philadelphia Eagles heading into the 2022 season, but Jalen Hurts put an end to that despite missing a few games toward the end of the year. He was already the backup on the all-time roster thanks to his 2021 efforts, but his MVP-discussion-generating dual-threat ability pushed him ahead of Randall Cunningham to give Philly a one-two punch falling short of only the Green Bay Packers.

Weakest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 23)

The talent dries up quickly here. Well, the truly elite talent, at least. Having Terrell Owens, Jeremy Maclin, and Irving Fryar on the bench is certainly nothing to sniff at, but not having a single 300-point option at wide receiver is basically a death knell. Fifty-five different players have cracked that threshold during the Super Bowl era, but none called the City of Brotherly Love home. A.J. Brown was at least less than a point from joining the club while pushing the group from No. 24 to No. 23 with his inclusion.

2022 Changes: Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown

It didn’t take long for A.J. Brown to make his mark in Philadelphia. He submitted the best score in franchise history by a wide receiver, recording 88 catches for 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns. He might not have cracked the 300-point threshold, but Eagles fans will probably forgive him.

9. Atlanta Falcons: 4,552.8 fantasy points

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  • QB: 2018 Matt Ryan (355.0)
  • RB1: 1998 Jamal Anderson (337.5)
  • RB2: 1981 William Andrews (337.5)
  • WR1: 2015 Julio Jones (375.1)
  • WR2: 2010 Roddy White (316.2)
  • TE: 2012 Tony Gonzalez (234.0)
  • FLEX: 1994 Terance Mathis (315.2)
  • K: 2016 Matt Bryant (170.0)


  • 2002 Michael Vick (282.7)
  • 2015 Devonta Freeman (316.4)
  • 1985 Gerald Riggs (291.6)
  • 1993 Andre Rison (298.2)
  • 1995 Eric Metcalf (290.2)
  • 2019 Austin Hooper (191.7)
  • 2020 Calvin Ridley (281.5)
  • 2020 Younghoe Koo (160.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 7)

The depth here is otherworldly. Julio Jones and Roddy White were among the best in the league at their position during their prime years. Terance Mathis may have been a one-year superstar, but a superstar he was nonetheless with 111 catches for 1,342 yards and 11 touchdowns. Even with him occupying the starting FLEX spot, the Falcons still have access to Andre Rison (86/1,242/15) and Eric Metcalf (104/1,189/8).

Weakest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 22)

The dirty little secret here is that while Michael Vick was a scheme-altering, trendsetting quarterback during his peak years with the Atlanta Falcons, he still wasn’t one of the all-time fantasy elites. During the 2002 season that’s featured here, he scored 282.7 fantasy points to finish behind Daunte Culpepper (285.0) and Rich Gannon (303.2), and that was during a drastically different era.

2022 Changes: None

With 196.6 points in 13 games, Marcus Mariota was on pace for 257.1 points if he'd played a full season. That still would've left him well shy of Michael Vick for the backup job, and he was Atlanta's top scorer. Drake London (178.6) and Tyler Allgeier (159.4) offer hope for the future, though.

8. Dallas Cowboys: 4,605.1 fantasy points

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  • QB: 2019 Dak Prescott (337.8)
  • RB1: 1995 Emmitt Smith (414.8)
  • RB2: 2014 DeMarco Murray (351.1)
  • WR1: 1995 Michael Irvin (329.3)
  • WR2: 2014 Dez Bryant (316.0)
  • TE: 2007 Jason Witten (250.5)
  • FLEX: 2018 Ezekiel Elliott (329.1)
  • K: 2013 Dan Bailey (143.0)


  • 2007 Tony Romo (295.3)
  • 1986 Herschel Walker (312.4)
  • 1985 Tony Dorsett (274.6)
  • 2007 Terrell Owens (307.0)
  • 2022 CeeDee Lamb (301.6)
  • 2021 Dalton Schultz (208.8)
  • 2009 Miles Austin (278.8)
  • 2022 Brett Maher (155.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Running back (No. 6)

Emmitt Smith? DeMarco Murray? Ezekiel Elliott? Herschel Walker? Tony Dorsett? Are you seeing these names? Enough said.

Weakest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 24)

Between Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, Tony Romo, and Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys have had plenty of household names throughout their time as America’s Team. But winning doesn’t matter here — only fantasy points do — which is bad news for players who didn’t rack up a disproportionate number of touchdowns or big downfield passes. Staubach played in a 14-game era in which his 23 touchdown passes led the league in 1973. Aikman only topped 20 scoring throws in a season once.

2022 Changes: CeeDee Lamb, Brett Maher

CeeDee Lamb feasted in 2022, establishing himself as a game-changing wide receiver even without Amari Cooper in place to draw away defensive attention. The 23-year-old caught a career-high 107 passes for a career-high 1,359 yards and a career-high nine touchdowns, which was enough to move into the final wide receiver slot. Brett Maher also moved past Greg Zuerlein as the backup kicker.

7. Los Angeles Chargers: 4,664.4 fantasy points

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San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson | Robert B. Stanton/NFLPhotoLibrary


  • QB: 2021 Justin Herbert (380.8)
  • RB1: 2006 LaDainian Tomlinson (481.1)
  • RB2: 2022 Austin Ekeler (372.7)
  • WR1: 1965 Lance Allworth (310.0)
  • WR2: 1980 John Jefferson (295.6)
  • TE: 1980 Kellen Winslow (270.0)
  • FLEX: 1981 Chuck Muncie (302.7)
  • K: 2009 Nate Kaeding (152.0)


  • 2013 Philip Rivers (287.4)
  • 2017 Melvin Gordon III (288.1)
  • 1985 Lionel James (279.3)
  • 1996 Tony Martin (286.1)
  • 2017 Keenan Allen (284.2)
  • 2005 Antonio Gates (259.1)
  • 1989 Anthony Miller (267.3)
  • 2013 Nick Novak (148.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Running back (No. 3)

As much as we could wax poetic about the prolific stats earned by Austin Ekeler and the rest of the running backs, the focus has to be on LaDainian Tomlinson. His 2006 season remains the single greatest PPR fantasy season in NFL history regardless of position as he accumulated 1,815 yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground while catching 56 passes for 508 yards and another three scores.

Weakest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 17)

The Los Angeles Chargers kick off a new overall tier in the rankings, largely because they’re strong across the board. Even their wide receivers fall into the top half of the positional pecking order due to the position's depth and lack of separation between the WR1 (Lance Allworth) and WR4 (Keenan Allen).

2022 Changes: Austin Ekeler

Austin Ekeler was already LaDainian Tomlinson’s first-team backfield mate with 343.8 fantasy points in 2021. He went out and topped that by a significant margin, racking up 1,637 yards from scrimmage and an NFL-best 18 total touchdowns. The PPR format helps his cause tremendously since he hauled in 107 receptions.

6. Green Bay Packers: 4,666.0 fantasy points

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  • QB: 2011 Aaron Rodgers (397.4)
  • RB1: 2003 Ahman Green (385.0)
  • RB2: 2019 Aaron Jones (314.8)
  • WR1: 2020 Davante Adams (358.4)
  • WR2: 1995 Robert Brooks (331.8)
  • TE: 1983 Paul Coffman (200.4)
  • FLEX: 1992 Sterling Sharpe (330.9)
  • K: 2013 Mason Crosby (151.0)


  • 1995 Brett Favre (330.6)
  • 1960 Paul Hornung (306.5)
  • 1997 Dorsey Levens (303.5)
  • 2014 Jordy Nelson (327.9)
  • 1998 Antonio Freeman (312.9)
  • 2011 Jermichael Finley (179.7)
  • 2004 Javon Walker (295.2)
  • 1993 Chris Jacke (140.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Quarterback (No. 1)

To lead the — ahem — pack at quarterback, a franchise needs a legend both at starter and backup. The Green Bay Packers have exactly that with Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre (and Lynn Dickey's 258.5 points in 1983 would make the cut for more than a few organizations). That duo is so superlative that it outpaces the second-place finisher by 15.7 points — almost as large as the gap between Nos. 2 and 6.

Weakest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 23)

If you’ve forgotten about Paul Coffman’s career, you’re forgiven. The three-time Pro Bowler peaked in 1983 with Lynn Dickey at quarterback, hauling in 54 passes for 814 yards and 11 touchdowns in 16 appearances. Those are strong numbers, but they’re not ones that stand the test of time.

2022 Changes: None

Players to score more than 150 points: Aaron Jones (248.6), Aaron Rodgers (239.2), Allen Lazard (174.8), AJ Dillon (167.6), and Christian Watson (164.1). For an organization steeped in as much history as this one, that’s not going to get the job done.

5. Minnesota Vikings: 4,775.3 fantasy points

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  • QB: 2004 Daunte Culpepper (371.3)
  • RB1: 1975 Chuck Foreman (369.1)
  • RB2: 2012 Adrian Peterson (347.4)
  • WR1: 2003 Randy Moss (376.0)
  • WR2: 2022 Justin Jefferson (368.7)
  • TE: 1981 Joe Senser (224.6)
  • FLEX: 1995 Cris Carter (361.1)
  • K: 1998 Gary Anderson (168.0)


  • 2020 Kirk Cousins (306.2)
  • 2020 Dalvin Cook (337.8)
  • 1981 Ted Brown (301.7)
  • 2018 Adam Thielen (307.3)
  • 2011 Percy Harvin (268.2)
  • 2016 Kyle Rudolph (209.0)
  • 1992 Terry Allen (297.9)
  • 2012 Blair Walsh (161.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 3)

Subjectively, this might be one of the most fun collections of talent at any position. Randy Moss and Cris Carter are both Hall of Famers despite drastically different playing styles. Adam Thielen has ridiculous hands and physicality to go along with his route-running prowess. Justin Jefferson may well become the best wide receiver in today’s NFL thanks to his blend of physical attributes and intelligence in diagnosing a defense.

Weakest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 16)

It’s hard to complain about the weakest position falling into the top half of the league — if only barely. Kyle Rudolph was dangerous enough during his prime years with the Minnesota Vikings, and Joe Senser was still (briefly) that much better in a career cut short by injuries. During his only season making 16 starts, the West Chester product went for 79 catches, 1,004 yards, and eight touchdowns en route to his first and last Pro Bowl appearance.

2022 Changes: Justin Jefferson

The dynamic wideout was already on the squad with 330.4 fantasy points earned as a sophomore in 2021. Even though he was held in check during the stretch run and failed to top the single-season record for receiving yards, he did enough to join the starting lineup alongside Randy Moss. Pushing Cris Carter to the FLEX is pretty darn significant for one of the league’s brightest young stars.

4. San Francisco 49ers: 4,785.0 fantasy points

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice | Joseph Patronite/Getty Images


  • QB: 1998 Steve Young (364.2)
  • RB1: 1985 Roger Craig (383.6)
  • RB2: 2006 Frank Gore (323.0)
  • WR1: 1995 Jerry Rice (414.0)
  • WR2: 2021 Deebo Samuel (339.0)
  • TE: 2018 George Kittle (258.7)
  • FLEX: 2001 Terrell Owens (332.3)
  • K: 2011 David Akers (184.6)


  • 2000 Jeff Garcia (340.5)
  • 1995 Derek Loville (303.5)
  • 2000 Charlie Garner (300.9)
  • 1965 Dave Parks (285.4)
  • 2012 Michael Crabtree (250.3)
  • 2009 Vernon Davis (252.5)
  • 1998 Garrison Hearst (299.5)
  • 2017 Robbie Gould (153.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 4)

We’ll give some love to the fifth-ranked quarterbacks, too.

Breaking news: Steve Young and Jerry Rice were pretty good at the whole football thing. Of course, so was everyone else featured at these positions. Jeff Garcia may not be a Hall of Famer and may have more headlines dedicated to his feud with Mina Kimes than his play on the field lately, but he still threw for 4,278 yards and 31 touchdowns to make his first of four Pro Bowl appearances in 2000. You may also have heard of those Deebo Samuel, Terrell Owens, Dave Parks, and Michael Crabtree guys.

Weakest Skill Position: Running back (No. 8)

It’s hard to criticize the San Francisco 49ers too much when each of the major positions falls into the top 10. (And for what it’s worth, they rank No. 4 at the FLEX with Terrell Owens and Garrison Hearst and No. 2 at kicker with David Akers and Robbie Gould.) They do have the worst RB1 of the top four teams, though Roger Craig still tallied 1,050 rushing yards, 92 catches for 1,016 receiving yards, and 15 total touchdowns during the 1985 campaign.

2022 Changes: None

Going into the 2022 season, the thinking was that Trey Lance could ride his dual-threat ability through the growing pains and throw a scare into Jeff Garcia. That dream ended quickly with the young signal-caller going to injured reserve. Christian McCaffrey (238.4), Brandon Aiyuk (227.8), George Kittle (200.5), and Deebo Samuel (168.4) all put up strong seasons, but “strong” isn't enough in the Bay Area.

3. Kansas City Chiefs: 4,791.9 fantasy points

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes | Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images


  • QB: 2022 Patrick Mahomes (417.4)
  • RB1: 2003 Priest Holmes (445.0)
  • RB2: 2013 Jamaal Charles (378.0)
  • WR1: 2018 Tyreek Hill (334.0)
  • WR2: 2000 Derrick Alexander (281.6)
  • TE: 2022 Travis Kelce (316.3)
  • FLEX: 2006 Larry Johnson (370.9)
  • K: 2019 Harrison Butker (153.0)


  • 2017 Alex Smith (295.2)
  • 1962 Abdner Haynes (311.2)
  • 2017 Kareem Hunt (295.2)
  • 2010 Dwayne Bowe (278.6)
  • 1983 Carlos Carson (263.0)
  • 2004 Tony Gonzalez (270.3)
  • 2015 Jeremy Maclin (243.2)
  • 1990 Nick Lowery (139.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 1)

In the last four years, the Kansas City Chiefs have added the top wide receiver in franchise history (Tyreek Hill), the two top-scoring seasons by a quarterback in NFL history (both Patrick Mahomes), and the top season by a tight end in franchise history (Travis Kelce). The quarterbacks and running backs, even without those hyper-modern additions, settle in at Nos. 3 and 2, respectively, but Kelce and Tony Gonzalez are the standard-bearers at tight end.

Weakest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 20)

Even with Tyreek Hill taking up the WR1 spot, the Chiefs still lag a bit in this department. They’ve had plenty of second-tier options throughout their history, but Hill is the only one who wouldn’t get laughed out of the room in a best-at-the-position debate.

2022 Changes: Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce

Patrick Mahomes topped his 2018 efforts by 0.3 points, setting a new gold standard for NFL quarterbacks. Now, the only signal-callers to rise north of 400 are 2021 Josh Allen (402.6), 2013 Peyton Manning (410.0), 2019 Lamar Jackson (415.7), 2018 Mahomes (417.1), and 2022 Mahomes (417.4). For good measure, Travis Kelce also one-upped himself, going from 312.8 fantasy points in 2020 to 316.3 in 2022.

2. Indianapolis Colts: 4,801.9 fantasy points

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Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor | Justin Casterline/Getty Images


  • QB: 2004 Peyton Manning (360.1)
  • RB1: 2000 Edgerrin James (395.3)
  • RB2: 2021 Jonathan Taylor (373.1)
  • WR1: 2002 Marvin Harrison (384.2)
  • WR2: 2007 Reggie Wayne (309.4)
  • TE: 2009 Dallas Clark (271.7)
  • FLEX: 1998 Marshall Faulk (364.7)
  • K: 2003 Mike Vandervagt (159.0)


  • 2014 Andrew Luck (351.7)
  • 1988 Eric Dickerson (324.6)
  • 1975 Lydell Mitchell (318.7)
  • 2016 T.Y. Hilton (273.8)
  • 1960 Raymond Berry (263.8)
  • 2018 Eric Ebron (222.2)
  • 1958 Lenny Moore (282.6)
  • 2013 Adam Vinatieri (147.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Quarterback and running back (No. 4)

The names here are downright astounding. Edgerrin James, Jonathan Taylor, Eric Dickerson, and Lydell Mitchell all joined the 300-point club at running back, and that’s with Marshall Faulk out of the equation as the starting FLEX. Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck, meanwhile, were two of the most talented signal-callers in league history.

Weakest Skill Position: Wide receiver (No. 11)

Unfortunately for the Colts, they suffer a significant drop-off after the dynamic Peyton Manning-aided duo of Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne. T.Y. Hilton and Raymond Berry were outstanding receivers, but they either fell a tier below (Hilton) or played in a less pass-happy era (Berry).

2022 Changes: None

Yeah, not even close. Michael Pittman Jr. (216.5) and Matt Ryan (155.3) were the top scorers on the Indianapolis Colts in 2022.

1. Los Angeles Rams: 5,030.7 fantasy points

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St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk | Focus on Sport/Getty Images


  • QB: 2021 Matthew Stafford (329.7)
  • RB1: 2000 Marshall Faulk (459.9)
  • RB2: 2006 Steven Jackson (415.4)
  • WR1: 2021 Cooper Kupp (439.5)
  • WR2: 1995 Isaac Bruce (376.8)
  • TE: 1962 Red Phillips (176.5)
  • FLEX: 2017 Todd Gurley (383.3)
  • K: 2003 Jeff Wilkins (171.7)


  • 1999 Kurt Warner (319.3)
  • 1983 Eric Dickerson (379.2)
  • 1981 Wendell Tyler (287.0)
  • 2003 Torry Holt (359.1)
  • 1951 Elroy Hirsch (317.8)
  • 2019 Tyler Higbee (160.4)
  • 1988 Henry Ellard (285.1)
  • 2017 Greg Zuerlein (170.0)

Strongest Skill Position: Running back and wide receiver (No. 1)

This is just unfair. Marshall Faulk only played 14 games in 2000 but managed to produce the third-best score by a running back in NFL history courtesy of 81 receptions, 2,189 yards from scrimmage, and a jaw-dropping 26 total touchdowns. Steven Jackson would’ve been the starter for almost every other organization, and the Rams sit at No. 1 even with a game-breaking Todd Gurley season relegated to the FLEX. At wide receiver, they have the top-scoring season ever thanks to Cooper Kupp, as well as ridiculous depth in the form of Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt, and Elroy Hirsch.

Weakest Skill Position: Tight end (No. 30)

Apparently, the Los Angeles Rams have dedicated so many touches to their wide receivers and running backs over the years that they’ve neglected the tight end position. Red Phillips and Tyler Higbee look out of place alongside the legends who populate the rest of this lineup.

2022 Changes: None

It’s tough to break into the mix when the Rams already have the top-ranked running backs, wide receivers, and FLEX players. Only the quarterbacks, kickers, and tight ends are really in any imminent danger, but that wasn’t going to happen with a down season from Matthew Stafford.

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