Rankings Changelog (2022)

Jul 27, 2022
Rankings Changelog (2022)

Note: Significant projections changes will appear here, but minor changes will not be included.

(9/30): Removed Amon-Ra St. Brown since he's been ruled out. It looks like D.J. Chark will play, so he does get a bump into WR3/WR4 territory, but I prefer Josh Reynolds as a Sneaky Start since he's healthy and has shown a great rapport with Jared Goff. Since joining the Lions last season, Goff has averaged 10.29 yards per attempt when targeting Reynolds, by far the highest on the team. Chark (5.44), T.J. Hockenson (6.53) and Kalif Raymond (7.36) should round out the Lions' receiving corps this week.

(9/30): Removed Jameis Winston and Michael Thomas from the rankings since it looks like they won't play Week 4. Big bump for Alvin Kamara, slight downgrade for Chris Olave. Jarvis Landry got a slight bump, and Tre'Quan Smith currently projects as the WR3, but Deonte Harty is working his way back and may be able to play.

(9/23): Removed Justin Herbert (questionable, rib) since it appears he'll miss Week 3.

(9/19): Removed Gabriel Davis from the projections. Isaiah McKenzie, Jamison Crowder and Dawson Knox get a bump.

(9/17): Updated projections for the Michael Pittman news (out, quad). Ashton Dulin, Parris Campbell, Kylen Granson and Nyheim Hines should see more routes with Pittman and Alec Pierce both ruled out. Gabriel Davis was also late addition to the injury report (questionable, ankle) on Saturday. Isaiah McKenzie and Jamison Crowder get a bump.

(9/9): Removed Allen Lazard due to the doubtful tag for Week 1. Sammy Watkins, Romeo Doubs and Robert Tonyan become more startable. Randall Cobb is a decent dart throw as well.

(9/9): Removed Rondale Moore from the rankings since it looks like he's doubtful at best for Sunday.

(8/31): Multiple changes were made due to cutdown day--too many to list.

(8/26): Projections have been adjusted for Seattle, since it was announced that Geno Smith will start Week 1. I expect he'll start until the Seahawks really start to struggle and decide to give Drew Lock a long look. I broke down how this impacts DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett on this thread.

(8/26): Moved Ty Montgomery down and both Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson up due to fears of a serious leg injury to Montgomery.

(8/26): Moved Tony Pollard up due to multiple reports of an enhanced role in the passing game. Dameon Pierce also was moved up--he's having a great preseason and is in line to start Week 1. The Texans' running game isn't strong but he should see 10-15 touches per game from the get-go.

(8/25): Moved Breece Hall down and Michael Carter up due to continuous reports that Carter remains the RB1. This might be a committee all year.

(8/24): Moved Trey Lance up a spot due to positive August reports.

(8/20): Moved Antonio Gibson down and Brian Robinson up since it appears that Robinson is now ahead of Gibson in the team's backfield pecking order. Also moved Kendrick Bourne down since he's not having a very good camp.

(8/17): Moved Javonte Williams up after Melvin Gordon confirmed that his belief is that the Broncos want Williams "to be the guy."

(8/8): Moved J.K. Dobbins up a bit since he was activated off of PUP and is line to start Week 1. Gus Edwards appears to be questionable for Week 1.

(8/6): Moved D.J. Chark up since it sounds like he's having a very good camp. He'll likely see a lot of work this season while Jameson Williams gets healthy.

(8/3): Moved Diontae Johnson down due to concerns about his contract negotiations and the poor play of Mitch Trubisky in camp.

(8/2): Removed Tim Patrick from the projections due to his torn ACL. Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler get a bump.

(8/1): Revised the Browns' projections to assume 11 games played for Deshaun Watson and six starts for Jacoby Brissett. As a result, some of the Cleveland players got a bump in the projections since the offense will be much better if Watson is available. (The NFL could still choose to appeal the ruling, however.)

(7/26): Added Julio Jones to Tampa Bay's projections and bumped up Chris Godwin's expected games played to 13, though Godwin may not play a full complement of snaps at the start of the season.

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