Fantasy Football: 12 Winners and Losers in PPR Formats
When it comes to PPR leagues in fantasy football, there are certain players who become more enticing in the format and others who fall down a few pegs based on their lack of volume through the air on a weekly basis.
This article will take a look at the players to target in full-PPR formats based on perceived workload, and will also go over those guys you want your league mates to worry about instead of you.
Note: PPR ADP courtesy of Fantasy Football Calculator
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Aaron Jones, RB - Packers
Yes, Christian McCaffrey, Najee Harris, and Austin Ekeler are tops in PPR leagues, but you’re drafting them anyways. Aaron Jones is a player who rises significantly in formats with points for receptions as an elite pass-catching back.
Last season with target monster Davante Adams on the team, Jones still saw the eighth most balls thrown his way of all RBs on the season, the 11th most on a per-game basis. Now we’re looking at a primarily inexperienced, unproven, or inconsistent (looking at you Sammy Watkins) group of WRs in Green Bay with the health of TE Robert Tonyan still a question mark.
Aaron Rodgers is known to look for those he trusts in crucial situations, and Jones should be that guy in 2022. The Packers extended his contract with a four-year deal worth $48 million, indicating his importance as the featured guy in both the run and pass attack. 4for4’s John Paulsen has the 27-year-old projected for 72 catches this year, right behind McCaffrey.
Jones goes from a ranking of RB13 in standard leagues up to RB6 in both half-PPR and PPR leagues. As far as ADP goes, he’s still slightly undervalued, leaving boards at 2.04 as the RB10.
Keenan Allen, WR - Chargers
Allen has posted over 1,000 receiving yards in four of the last five seasons, with an average of 150 targets per year in that time frame. His 9.8 targets per game last season ranked sixth among all WRs, and that was with a breakout campaign from fellow Charger Mike Williams.
Attached to elite QB Justin Herbert in a high-scoring offense, Allen is set up for another stellar season as a fantasy WR1, as long as he remains healthy. His ADP right now in redraft PPR leagues is 3.03 as the 10th WR off the board. The LA wideout’s ranking in standard leagues is WR13, but the 30-year-old rises six whole positional spots to WR7 in PPR formats in leagues with additional scoring for receptions.
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