Daigle's Top 30 Fades in Fantasy Football Drafts

Aug 26, 2022
Daigle's Top 30 Fades in Fantasy Football Drafts

These are the players I’m avoiding in 2022 fantasy football drafts at their Average Draft Position (ADP):

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1. Derrick Henry avoided any further surgery this offseason after returning from his mid-year Jones fracture for 20 carries and 3.1 yards per touch in Tennessee's Divisional Round loss. Currently being treated as a mid-first-round pick based solely on his 29.6 touches per game and position-high 23 fantasy points weekly before injury, the Big Dog arguably carries the lowest floor of his career behind Justin Edwards’ No. 21 offensive line for a team that went 6-2 in one-score contests (which tends to regress from year to year) and will likely be forced to rebuild in 2023. Albeit a landmine inside the top eight, Henry is a terrific value at any point beyond the first-round turn.

2. There is no worse first-round pick in 2022 than Najee Harris, who could only squeeze the eighth-most fantasy points per game out of 87% of Pittsburgh's backfield touches and 94 of the team’s 106 running back targets last year. We should also expect his 5.5 targets per game to plummet dramatically since 46% (43) of said opportunity was fed to him behind the line of scrimmage due to Ben Roethlisberger’s useless arm. With only 29 gains of 20-plus yards on 945 career carries dating back to college (including four on 307 carries last year), Harris does not have the explosive profile or surrounding environment of a player we should prioritize top-five at his position.

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