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College Fantasy Football 2022 Tight End, Defense and Kicker Rankings

Brock Bowers, Georgia Bulldogs Football

Georgia's Brock Bowers is a preseason All-American but he may not be the best fantasy option at the tight end position this season.

Although not always priorities when constructing your college fantasy football roster, the tight ends, kickers and defense/special teams you draft can be the small difference to help you conquer your league this season.

The big debate here comes at tight end where there are two, and some consider three, elite fantasy prospects at the position with Michael Mayer, Brock Bowers and Michael Trigg. Bowers, the breakout freshman from Georgia, led all tight ends last year in fantasy points scored but has a far lower floor than Mayer who will likely lead Notre Dame in receptions in 2022. Trigg is the wild card with loads of upside after scoring three touchdowns in the Ole Miss spring game.

Athlon Sports contributor and resident college fantasy football expert Mike Bainbridge (@MBainbridgeCFF) is here to help you prepare for the upcoming college fantasy football draft season with our positional rankings. Below is the scoring system used to compile these rankings:

25 passing yards = 1 point
Passing TD = 4 points
10 rushing yards = 1 point
Rushing TD = 6 points
Receptions = 0.5 points per reception
10 receiving yards = 1 point
Receiving TD = 6 points

Sack (Defense/Special Teams) = 1 point
Safety (Defense/Special Teams) = 4 points
4th-Down Stop (Defense/Special Teams) = 0.5 points per stop
Takeaway (Defense/Special Teams) = 2 points for each interception or fumble recovery
Touchdown (Defense/Special Teams) = 6 points

Extra Points Made (Kicker) = 1 point each
Field Goals Made (Kicker) = 3 points each

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2022 College Fantasy Positional Rankings: Top 200QB I RB I WR I TE I DEF I K

College Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for 2022

  1. Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
  2. Brock Bowers, Georgia
  3. Michael Trigg, Ole Miss
  4. Zack Kuntz, Old Dominion
  5. Ben Yurosek, Stanford
  6. Marshon Ford, Louisville
  7. Brant Kuithe, Utah
  8. Sam LaPorta, Iowa
  9. Jaheim Bell, South Carolina
  10. Gavin Bartholomew, Pitt
  11. Payne Durham, Purdue
  12. Arik Gilbert, Georgia
  13. Michael Ezeike, UCLA
  14. Ben Sims, Baylor
  15. Ryan Jones, East Carolina
  16. Tyrick James, Tulane
  17. Cameron Latu, Alabama
  18. Sam Olson, San Jose State
  19. Dalton Kincaid, Utah
  20. Bryson Nesbit, North Carolina

College Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings for 2022

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Iowa
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Ohio State
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Houston
  10. San Diego State

College Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for 2022

  1. Noah Ruggles, Ohio State
  2. Will Reichard, Alabama
  3. Tanner Brown, Oklahoma State
  4. Jack Podlesny, Georgia
  5. B.T. Potter, Clemson
  6. Jonah Dalmas, Boise State
  7. Daniel Obarski, UCF
  8. Jadon Redding, Utah
  9. Blake Grupe, Notre Dame
  10. Dean Janikowski, Washington State
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