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2022 NFL QB Best Ball Rankings

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FOXBOROUGH, MA - DECEMBER 23: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills gestures prior to the snap during the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Josh Allen leads the way in our 2022 NFL QB Best Ball Rankings.

What are Best-Ball Draft-Only Leagues?

Best ball is a fantasy football format where league managers draft their team but there is no in-season management—no waiver wire, no trades, no setting lineups. Instead, your highest-scoring players are optimized to form your starting lineup. Leagues are decided by cumulative season points rather than head-to-head matchups. Roster size and payout structures vary by platform and while there are traditional live drafts available, slow drafts (1- 2- 4- 6- and 8-hour timers) are also popular for best-ball leagues.


General Strategy to Get Started

A specific strategy for each site varies but, in general, you should go into a draft with the aim to draft the following number of players at each position in hopes of maintaining enough active players through all 17 weeks:

  • 2–3 QB
  • 4–6 RB
  • 6–9 WR
  • 2–3 TE
  • 2–3 Defenses
  • 2–3 Kickers

***Quarterback drafting strategy

As with any other fantasy format, you need a high-upside quarterback if you want to find success in best ball. But it all depends on how early you want to address the position. Every pick comes with its own opportunity cost. Should you take Bills QB Josh Allen in Round 3 or select your WR2 or RB1?

A term you will hear a lot is “stacking.” That’s when you select multiple players from the same team. An example would be pairing QB Jalen Hurts with WRs A.J. Brown and/or DeVonta Smith. When one does well, typically, the others find similar success. I never try to force stacks, but I recommend being cognizant of who you could pair together when selecting your quarterback or No. 1 wide receiver. Not all stacks are created equal or worth the slight reach to pull off.

If you did select a QB early in your best ball draft (Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray, Justin Herbert, Dak Prescott), there’s no rush to draft your QB2. The odds of them being outscored in any given week by a QB in the 18+ range is unlikely, barring injury. One tip could be to target upside at the QB2 position in the later rounds.

For example, you could select Deshaun Watson and then perhaps Derek Carr or Tua Tagovailoa later in the draft. Watson should be a QB1 and, if not for his current legal case, would be a top-six quarterback. However, many feel he could miss time in 2022. In best ball, those risks can be mitigated as, in this example, Carr or Tua would play in the games Watson is out. Once he’s back, your upside as a team shoots up.


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2022 QB Best Ball Rankings

Rank Player Team Position
1 Josh Allen BUF QB
2 Patrick Mahomes KC QB
3 Justin Herbert LAC QB
4 Kyler Murray ARI QB
5 Joe Burrow CIN QB
6 Lamar Jackson BAL QB
7 Jalen Hurts PHI QB
8 Dak Prescott DAL QB
9 Tom Brady TB QB
10 Russell Wilson DEN QB
11 Matthew Stafford LAR QB
12 Trey Lance SF QB
13 Derek Carr LV QB
14 Kirk Cousins MIN QB
15 Justin Fields CHI QB
16 Aaron Rodgers GB QB
17 Tua Tagovailoa MIA QB
18 Trevor Lawrence JAX QB
19 Daniel Jones NYG QB
20 Matt Ryan IND QB
21 Ryan Tannehill TEN QB
22 Zach Wilson NYJ QB
23 Mac Jones NE QB
24 Carson Wentz WAS QB
25 Baker Mayfield CAR QB
26 Jameis Winston NO QB
27 Davis Mills HOU QB
28 Marcus Mariotta ATL QB
29 Jared Goff DET QB
30 Jimmy Garoppolo SF QB
31 Taysom Hill NO QB
32 Kenny Pickett PIT QB
33 Matt Corral CAR QB
34 Desmond Ridder ATL QB
35 Sam Howell WAS QB
36 Sam Darnold CAR QB
37 Teddy Bridgewater MIA QB
38 Deshaun Watson CLE QB
39 Malik Willis TEN QB
40 Mitch Trubitsky PIT QB




2022 NFL QB Best Ball Rankings

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REMEMBER: These are lineups we use but feel free to pick and choose plays and make your own lineups. Don’t ALWAYS follow these as they don’t hit 100% of the time. We do use these but sometimes late scratches happen and it’s too late to update the lineup. Good luck and bring home the bacon.


***Source: Pro football Network for the wording on QB draftings.

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