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Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Quarterback Rankings 2022

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

After leading all players in fantasy scoring last season, Josh Allen is Athlon's No. 1 QB for 2022.

Quarterback is the most important position on an NFL team and the same can be said for your fantasy squad too. Fortunately, there is no lack of quality QB options for fantasy managers in 2022.

Consider that Aaron Rodgers, the reigning back-to-back league MVP is barely a top-15 pick in our rankings. That doesn't mean that Rodgers is no longer a QB1. It's just an indication of how there's plenty of company in that tier and several others that have passed the future Hall of Famer, at least in terms of fantasy value. It's also reflective of the concerns regarding the fact that Davante Adams, Rodgers' No. 1 wide receiver for the past five seasons (and an All-Pro in 2020 and '21), is now in Las Vegas, as well as the fact that he will turn 39 in December.

But Tom Brady has shown for the past several years that age is just a number and even at 45 years young and after briefly retiring, TB12 is back in Tampa Bay and still locked in as a top-10 fantasy QB.

But it's time to give the young guys their due, which is why Josh Allen (No. 1 fantasy scorer in 2021) leads this year's fantasy QB rankings, followed by Justin Herbert with Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes after that. There are plenty of other QBs that could either break out or take a significant step forward this season, including Trevor Lawrence, Trey Lance (if the 49ers make him the full-time starter), Justin Fields, Tua Tagovailioa, Mitchell Trubisky, and Zach Wilson. Derek Carr also falls into this group, mainly because he now has Adams, his former Fresno State teammate, as his No. 1 WR.

So age may certainly be a factor when it comes to measuring up the fantasy QB landscape for 2022, but it's just one of many things to take into consideration for filling the most important spot in your lineup.

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