Who will be the player to watch t in football this season? Undoubtedly, every fantasy player has someone in mind. Who would you suggest for 2022? There are many strong contenders, and there will certainly be some players who surprise us all by breaking out suddenly.
In any case, there is a good chance that in 2022 at least a couple of rookies will break through. Here are our rankings of the top eight rookies in the NFL this season who would be excellent picks.
1. Breece Hall, RB, Jets
Breece Hall and Michael Carter are young runners whose styles perfectly complement one another to create the ideal backfield pairing for the Jets. Last season, Michael Carter was considered one of the top rookie sleepers, but he struggled with durability, which at one point prevented him from achieving his potential volume. The fact that the Jets used a second-round pick to select Breece Hall indicates they want Hall to have a significant amount of touches.
2. Kenneth Walker III, RB, Seahawks
The Seahawks’ significant investment in Walker implies that they are unsure Rashaad Penny will be able to deliver throughout the season and Chris Carson will be able to avoid injuries. Additionally, Seattle improved its run blocking and will strongly emphasize it to back up Drew Lock. Walker could be assigned multi-role responsibilities earlier than you might think, so don’t be surprised.
3. Drake London, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Given the need for pass catchers to fill the suspended Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage’s shoes, the Falcons selected London as their highest-drafted wide receiver for a reason. Although he may be a bit boom-or-bust, given that he is the top-size-speed prospect, there is no denying that he is in a comfortable position as a complete No. 1 overall.
4. Chris Olave, WR, Saints
Thanks to Michael Thomas’s return this year, Olave will not have to take on the burden of going up against the opposition’s top cornerback, which provides an immediate advantage for the rookie wide receiver. In addition, Jameis Winston, one of the NFL’s most aggressive passers, will be the one tossing the ball to him.
5. Treylon Burks, WR, Titans
Following Brown’s trade to the Eagles, the Titans selected him as A.J Brown’s immediate replacement. Though Burks lacks Brown’s level of pace , they believe his playing style is similar to Brown’s in many ways. Since Austin Hooper is now the best offensive and wide receiver and rookie Robert Woods is 30 years old and recovering from an ACL tear, Ryan Tannehill needs to use Burks extensively.
6. Jameson Williams, WR, Detroit Lions
Williams may go unnoticed in your fantasy draft because he is anticipated to miss the beginning of the season while recovering from an ACL tear. However, Williams, originally from Alabama, is one of the most gifted wideouts this season and may receive many targets because the team lacks wide receivers. Williams is a top pick for a draft-and-stash player.
7. Nik Bonitto, OLB, Denver Broncos
If Bradley Chubb and Randy Gregory stay healthy and avoid injuries, the Broncos can rely on them as dynamic pass rushers. With both of these seasoned players monopolizing the spotlight, Bonitto can shine as a pass-rushing specialist in his first season, bringing vigor and pace off the edge to penetrate the aggressive backfield.
8. Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Detroit Lions
Hutchinson’s transformation should be almost effortless as long as he remains in Michigan. With a strong skill set and a ton of talent, Hutchinson is ready to unleash hell on a Lions defensive front that sorely needs more energy. He’ll immediately take over as the defense’s best player, drawing strength from Dan Campbell’s enthusiasm and instantly boosting everyone else’s performance.