2022 Dynasty fantasy football rookie mock draft: Should you trade up for Kenneth Walker III?

As we take a look through a fantasy football rookie mock draft based on current ADP, where does the value lie right now?

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2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Mock Draft | Round 2

Going forward in this fantasy football rookie mock draft we will look at tiers of players and where their value falls relative to those around them.

2.01) Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders (WR9)

Strictly speaking, Dotson belongs in a tier with Pickens, Watson, and Moore to some extent. All four have the upside to be useful fantasy receivers. Yet, they all have limitations, which means they could also be players we are jettisoning from our roster in two years’ time.

2.02) Malik Willis, Tennessee Titans (QB2)
2.03)
Desmond Ridder, Atlanta Falcons (QB3)

This pair is intriguing because when you watch their tape in college, the potential is massive. However, the red flags are also huge. Therefore, unless you are struggling at QB or have an aging group, this might be a pair to avoid at this ADP. Next year’s QB class is expected to be loaded with talent, and you might be better off adding other positions with these picks in 2022.

2.04) Isaiah Spiller, Los Angeles Chargers (RB4)
2.05)
Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (RB5)
2.06) Dameon Pierce
, Houston Texans (RB6)

Of this trio, the value lies with Spiller. The landing spot of Spiller as the potentially complementary back to Austin Ekeler is fascinating. The presence of Ekeler caps Spiller’s upside, but he could be the goal-line back for the Chargers, and we know the value that can carry for fantasy.

White and Pierce are in slightly more sticky situations. White is in a crowded situation in Tampa Bay and needs to prove his worth in training camp and preseason. Pierce, meanwhile, is in a crowded backfield on a team that should not be very good and might not run the ball much. Nevertheless, Pierce is an intriguing swing-for-the-fence pick because he does have a chance to stamp his authority on that role.

2.07) David Bell, Cleveland Browns (WR10)
2.08)
John Metchie III, Houston Texans (WR11)
2.09)
Matt Corral, Carolina Panthers (QB4)
2.10) Alec Pierce
, Indianapolis Colts (WR12)

The three wide receivers are really the tier here. The trio of Bell, Metchie, and Pierce could all be the WR2 on their respective rosters. Bell especially could have value catching passes thrown his way by Deshaun Watson and playing opposite Amari Cooper. Likewise, both Metchie and Pierce could be immediate contributors to dynasty teams, and that cannot be underestimated.

In the middle is Corral, who has a high ceiling but a low floor. His game oozes talent and potential, but there are red flags. If he establishes himself, then the Panthers have some intriguing weapons around him. Corral’s potential upside is significantly above that of Pickett. Still, you could make the case that he is a safer bet than either Willis or Ridder.

2.11) Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals (TE1)
2.12)
Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants (WR13)

McBride is the consensus TE1 because there is really no one to challenge him. But that’s not a ringing endorsement because of the number of mouths to feed in Arizona. Zach Ertz is there for the foreseeable future and an opportunity does not look likely to present itself soon. Jelani Woods looks like a better upside option at his current price.

Robinson divides opinions as a player, and the situation is not ideal. This is not a pairing I would be looking to touch with more potential available and possibly even better situations.

2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Mock Draft | Rounds 3-4

3.01) Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons (RB7)
3.02)
Zamir White, Las Vegas Raiders (RB8)
3.03)
Jalen Tolbert, Dallas Cowboys (WR14)
3.04)
Brian Robinson Jr., Washington Commanders (RB9)

This group to kick off Round 3 of this fantasy rookie mock draft are all intriguing at their current values. The three running backs all have paths to significant carries over the next few years.

In Washington, Ron Rivera has already said Robinson could be used alongside Antonio Gibson in a similar way to how he used his backs in Carolina. That would be good for Robinson’s value. White may have to wait for Josh Jacobs to leave, but then he has a chance to be the RB1 in Vegas.

Tolbert is fascinating simply because we’ve seen the ability of the Cowboys’ offense to support three receivers before. Additionally, if Michael Gallup has a setback or suffers another injury, there’s a huge opportunity for Tolbert to shine as a rookie.

3.05) Sam Howell, Washington Commanders (QB5)
3.06) Tyrion Davis-Price
, San Francisco 49ers (RB10)
3.07) Khalil Shakir
, Buffalo Bills (WR15)
3.08) Jelani Woods
, Indianapolis Colts (TE2)
3.09)
Tyquan Thornton, New England Patriots (WR16)
3.10)
Kyren Williams, Los Angeles Rams (RB11)
3.11) Keaontay Ingram
, Arizona Cardinals (RB12)
3.12) Romeo Doubs
, Green Bay Packers (WR17)

4.01) Greg Dulcich, Denver Broncos (TE3)
4.02)
Pierre Strong Jr., New England Patriots (RB13)
4.03) Justyn Ross
, Kansas City Chiefs (WR18)
4.04) Tyler Badie
, Baltimore Ravens (RB14)
4.05)
Velus Jones Jr, Chicago Bears (WR19)
4.06) Calvin Austin III
, Pittsburgh Steelers (WR20)
4.07) Isaih Pacheco
, Kansas City Chiefs (RB15)
4.08) Danny Gray
, San Francisco 49ers (WR21)
4.09)
Ty Chandler, Minnesota Vikings (RB16)
4.10)
Jerome Ford, Cleveland Browns (RB17)
4.11) Cade Otton
, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TE4)
4.12)
Jeremy Ruckert, New York Jets (TE5)

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Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor at Pro Football Network and is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN

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