Ryan Smith’s Fantasy Football Top 200 (PPR)

I’ve talked about it in years past, but I’ve never explained my very nice, very evil fantasy football algorithm. It has, for the last four seasons, done a remarkable job of determining who the best players in fantasy football were, and by sticking to the BPA philosophy, I have not finished anywhere short of the championship game.

This is what the algorithm has predicted for 2022.

Ryan Smith’s Fantasy Football Top 200 (PPR)

  1. Jonathan Taylor, RB
  2. Christian McCaffrey, RB
  3. Cooper Kupp, WR
  4. Austin Ekeler, RB
  5. Derrick Henry, RB
  6. Najee Harris, RB
  7. Justin Jefferson, WR
  8. Dalvin Cook, RB
  9. Ja’Marr Chase, WR
  10. Stefon Diggs, WR
  11. Travis Kelce, TE
  12. CeeDee Lamb, WR
  13. Davante Adams, WR
  14. D’Andre Swift, RB
  15. Joe Mixon, RB
  16. Mark Andrews, TE
  17. Mike Evans, WR
  18. Leonard Fournette, RB
  19. Aaron Jones, RB
  20. Tyreek Hill, WR
  21. Keenan Allen, WR
  22. Deebo Samuel, WR
  23. Saquon Barkley, RB
  24. Javonte Williams, RB
  25. Alvin Kamara, RB
  26. AJ Brown, WR
  27. Kyle Pitts, TE
  28. Nick Chubb, RB
  29. DJ Moore, WR
  30. James Conner, RB
  31. Tee Higgins, WR
  32. Mike Williams, WR
  33. Cam Akers, RB
  34. Terry McLaurin, WR
  35. Michael Pittman, WR
  36. Josh Allen, QB
  37. Ezekiel Elliott, RB
  38. Diontae Johnson, WR
  39. Travis Etienne, RB
  40. George Kittle, TE
  41. Darren Waller, TE
  42. David Montgomery, RB
  43. Courtland Sutton, WR
  44. Antonio Gibson, RB
  45. Jaylen Waddle, WR
  46. DK Metcalf, WR
  47. Marquise Brown, WR
  48. Breece Hall, RB
  49. Justin Herbert, QB
  50. Brandin Cooks, WR
  51. Patrick Mahomes, QB
  52. Allen Robinson, WR
  53. Darnell Mooney, WR
  54. Josh Jacobs, RB
  55. JK Dobbins, RB
  56. Elijah Mitchell, RB
  57. Michael Thomas, WR
  58. Chris Godwin, WR
  59. Jerry Jeudy, WR
  60. Kyler Murray, QB
  61. Dalton Schultz, TE
  62. Rashod Bateman, WR
  63. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB
  64. Gabriel Davis, WR
  65. Cordarrelle Patterson, RB
  66. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR
  67. Lamar Jackson, RB
  68. AJ Dillon, RB
  69. Jalen Hurts, QB
  70. Chase Edmonds, RB
  71. Miles Sanders, RB
  72. Kareem Hunt, RB
  73. Amari Cooper, WR
  74. DeVonta Smith, WR
  75. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR
  76. Hunter Renfrow, WR
  77. Adam Thielen, WR
  78. Tony Pollard, RB
  79. Elijah Moore, RB
  80. Damien Harris, RB
  81. DeAndre Hopkins, WR
  82. Drake London, WR
  83. Tom Brady, QB
  84. Joe Burrow, QB
  85. TJ Hockenson, TE
  86. Dallas Goedert, TE
  87. Dak Prescott, QB
  88. Russell Wilson, QB
  89. Kenneth Walker III, RB
  90. James Cook, RB
  91. Tyler Lockett, WR
  92. Allen Lazard, WR
  93. Christian Kirk, WR
  94. Devin Singletary, RB
  95. Melvin Gordon III, RB
  96. Rashaad Penny, RB
  97. Zach Ertz, TE
  98. Treylon Burks, TE
  99. Trey Lance, QB
  100. Robert Woods, WR
  101. Brandon Aiyuk, WR
  102. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB
  103. Skyy Moore, WR
  104. Chris Olave, WR
  105. Michael Carter, WR
  106. Matthew Stafford, QB
  107. Garrett Wilson, WR
  108. Nyheim Hines, RB
  109. Tyler Boyd, WR
  110. Michael Gallup, WR
  111. Ronald Jones, RB
  112. Dawson Knox, TE
  113. Pat Freiermuth, TE
  114. Chase Claypool, WR
  115. Alexander Mattison, RB
  116. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR
  117. Aaron Rodgers, QB
  118. Derek Carr, QB
  119. Rachaad White, RB
  120. Rondale Moore, WR
  121. Dameon Pierce, RB
  122. Kirk Cousins, QB
  123. Darrell Henderson, RB
  124. Tim Patrick, WR*
  125. Jakobi Meyers, WR
  126. Christian Watson, WR
  127. Gus Edwards, RB
  128. Irv Smith, TE
  129. Julio Jones, WR
  130. Isaiah Spiller, RB
  131. Kenny Golladay, WR
  132. Tyler Allgeier, RB
  133. James Robinson, RB
  134. Jamison Crowder, WR
  135. Khalil Herbert, RB
  136. Jahan Dotson, WR
  137. Cole Kmet, TE
  138. Justin Fields, QB
  139. DeVante Parker, WR
  140. Jarvis Landry, WR
  141. Jameson Williams, WR
  142. Mike Gesicki, TE
  143. Mecole Hardman, WR
  144. DJ Chark, WR
  145. Jamaal Williams, RB
  146. JD McKissic, RB
  147. Joshua Palmer, WR
  148. Kadarius Toney, WR
  149. KJ Osborn, WR
  150. Van Jefferson, WR
  151. Hunter Henry, TE
  152. Tyrion Davis-Price, RB
  153. Jameis Winston, QB
  154. Russell Gage, WR
  155. Marlon Mack, RB
  156. Nico Collins, WR
  157. Raheem Mostert, RB
  158. Robert Tonyan, TE
  159. Tua Tagovailoa, QB
  160. Jalen Tolbert, WR
  161. Darrel Williams, RB
  162. Trevor Lawrence, QB
  163. James White, RB
  164. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE
  165. George Pickens, WR
  166. Tyler Higbee, TE
  167. Kenneth Gainwell, RB
  168. Robbie Anderson, WR
  169. Corey Davis, WR
  170. D’Onta Foreman, RB
  171. Brian Robinson, RB
  172. David Njoku, TE
  173. Mark Ingram, RB
  174. Kenyan Drake, RB
  175. Alec Pierce, WR
  176. Kendrick Bourne, WR
  177. Sammy Watkins, WR
  178. Logan Thomas, TE
  179. Marvin Jones Jr, WR
  180. Cameron Brate, TE
  181. Ryan Tannehill, QB
  182. Gerald Everett, TE
  183. Zach Wilson, QB
  184. Daniel Jones, QB
  185. Sony Michel, RB
  186. Boston Scott, RB
  187. Hassan Haskins, RB
  188. Evan Engram, TE
  189. Noah Fant, TE
  190. Jeff Wilson, WR
  191. Will Fuller, WR
  192. Randall Cobb, WR
  193. C.J. Uzomah, TE
  194. Matt Ryan, QB
  195. Deshaun Watson, QB
  196. Buffalo Bills DST
  197. Dallas Cowboys DST
  198. Curtis Samuel, WR
  199. Kyren Williams, RB
  200. Mac Jones, QB

Ryan’s List in Practice

1.3- Christian McCaffrey, RB (#2) +1
2.8- Ja’Marr Chase, WR (#9) +9
3.3- CeeDee Lamb, WR (#12) +11
4.8- Leonard Fournette, RB (#18) +20
5.3- James Conner, RB (#30) +13
6.8- Travis Etienne, RB (#39) +19
7.3- Dalton Schultz, TE (#61) +2
8.8- Marquise Brown, WR (#47) +31
9.3- Breece Hall, RB (#48) +35
10.8- Dawson Knox, TE (#112) -9
11.3- Tom Brady, QB (#83) +35
12.8- Michael Thomas, WR (#57) +66
13.3- Dak Prescott, QB (#87) +51
14.8- Steelers DST (#201) -58

TOTAL: +226

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