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Updated overall rookie dynasty rankings for 2022 fantasy football

If you have a dynasty rookie draft coming up, check out our rookie rankings here. We rank the best rookies, including Breece Hall, Jameson Williams, Drake London

Jameson Williams poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell onstage after being selected 12th by the Detroit Lions during round one of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 28, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images

6/29 UPDATE: We now have some distance between these rankings and the 2022 NFL Draft, which gives us some perspective and a few notes from summer workouts.

There remains just one running back we can feel relatively safe using in the 2022 season and that’s Breece Hall, but that doesn’t mean he’s the de facto No. 1 pick in rookie dynasty drafts. If you are hurting at running back, I’d lean his way, but the talent at wide receiver is good enough to lean their way early on.

Treylon Burks has had some trouble at minicamp, but I’m in no way worried about his dynasty value. He might be slowed down in his first-year development, but if he drops in dynasty, grab him up. Another top receiver, Jameson Williams, is still a concern to not be a full go Week 1, but for dynasty I’m all in on Williams.

Some rookies have gotten a little hype this summer, like Ravens tight end Isaiah Likely, Titans tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo, Bengals wide receiver Kwamie Lassiter, Steelers tight end Connor Heyward, Giants tight end Daniel Bellinger, and Buccaneers wide receiver Deven Thompkins were all pleasantly surprising to start the NFL practice careers.

The NFL Draft is wrapping up and that means we only have UDFA’s to contend with in dynasty rookie drafts. But the bulk are with their new teams and we can now fully speculate on how well they’ll be able to navigate the depth chart and start putting up fantasy numbers for our fake teams.

Day 3 had quite a few offensive skill players go to teams where they have a shot to contribute early in their career. These are of course dynasty rankings, so we don’t focus only on the upcoming season, but the sooner a player can get touches, the better.

There will be some Day 3 running backs drafted in fantasy leagues or at least picked up off of waiver wires this season. Opportunity is king for running backs and they don’t need a ton of draft capital to earn those opportunities.

But, there is no doubt that Breece Hall and Kenneth Walker are the cream of the crop and have good paths to take over the lead roles on their respective teams this season. Wide receivers have more staying power, but you still have to hit the right ones. Drake London, Garrett WIlson and Jameson Williams are my favorites and I expect all three to find their way into the Top 25 fantasy receivers sooner than later.

Malik Willis remains the most fantasy friendly quarterback of this year’s group, but his fall in the draft puts him in a place where the Titans aren’t as committed to him. I’ve moved him down my rankings, but he’s still a nice lottery ticket in dynasty.

2022 Overall dynasty rookie rankings

1 Drake London ATL WR
2 Jameson Williams DET WR
3 Breece Hall NYJ RB
4 Treylon Burks TEN WR
5 Chris Olave NO WR
6 Ken Walker III SEA RB
7 Garrett Wilson NYJ WR
8 Christian Watson GB WR
9 James Cook BUF RB
10 Jahan Dotson WAS WR
11 George Pickens PIT WR
12 Skyy Moore KC WR
13 Isaiah Spiller LAC RB
14 Dameon Pierce HOU RB
15 Alec Pierce IND WR
16 Rachaad White TB RB
17 Trey McBride ARI TE
18 David Bell CLE WR
19 Tyrion Davis-Price SF RB
20 Wan'Dale Robinson NYG WR
21 Jalen Tolbert DAL WR
22 Brian Robinson Jr. WAS RB
23 Kenny Pickett PIT QB
24 Malik Willis TEN QB
25 John Metchie III HOU WR
26 Tyler Allgeier ATL RB
27 Jelani Woods IND TE
28 Tyquan Thornton NE WR
29 Pierre Strong Jr. NE RB
30 Hassan Haskins TEN RB
31 Desmond Ridder ATL QB
32 Zamir White LV RB
33 Matt Corral CAR QB
34 Khalil Shakir BUF WR
35 Greg Dulcich DEN TE
36 Isaiah Likely BAL TE
37 Calvin Austin III PIT WR
38 Velus Jones Jr. CHI WR
39 Romeo Doubs GB WR
40 Danny Gray SF WR
41 Daniel Bellinger NYG TE
42 Jeremy Ruckert NYJ TE
43 Jerome Ford CLE RB
44 Keaontay Ingram ARI RB
45 Ty Chandler MIN RB
46 Justyn Ross KC WR
47 Kyle Philips TEN WR
48 Kyren Williams LAR RB
49 Cade Otton TB TE
50 Isaih Pacheco KC RB
51 Tyler Badie BAL RB
52 Erik Ezukanma MIA WR
53 Sam Howell WAS QB
54 Chigoziem Okonkwo TEN TE
55 Cole Turner WAS TE
56 Montrell Washington DEN WR
57 Kennedy Brooks PHI RB
58 Jake Ferguson DAL TE
59 Charlie Kolar BAL TE
60 Snoop Conner JAC RB
61 Deven Thompkins TB WR
62 Trestan Ebner CHI RB
63 Zonovan Knight NYJ RB
64 Kwamie Lassiter II CIN WR
65 Abram Smith NO RB
66 Samori Toure GB WR
67 Carson Strong PHI QB
68 Grant Calcaterra PHI TE
69 Jerrion Ealy KC RB
70 Isaiah Weston CLE WR
71 Bo Melton SEA WR
72 Sincere McCormick LV RB
73 Michael Woods II CLE WR
74 Connor Heyward PIT TE
75 Kevin Harris NE RB
76 Kevin Austin Jr. JAC WR
77 D'Vonte Price IND RB
78 Jalen Wydermyer BUF TE
79 Braylon Sanders MIA WR
80 Dareke Young SEA WR
81 Dontario Drummond DAL WR
82 Jalen Nailor MIN WR
83 Tanner Conner MIA WR
84 Bailey Zappe NE QB
85 Skylar Thompson MIA QB