Vlad’s VDP: Underdog Best Ball Rankings 2022


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In the meanwhile, here are my top-100 Underdog best ball rankings. Want to go deeper than 100? I got you. My rankings have over 220 players listed to easily get you through all 18 rounds of your drafts. Just select UNDERDOG in the dropdown.

The beauty of VDP? The rankings are based on my personal projections. Within the top-100 is VDP/ADP delta for the top 30 players below. It will be included on my full rankings for FTN Platinum subscribers starting in August.

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Vlad’s 2022 Underdog Best Ball Rankings

1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
2. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts
3. Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
4. Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams
5. Ja’Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
6. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
7. Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings
8. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants
9. Davante Adams, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
10. Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills
11. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans
12. D’Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions
13. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints
14. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
15. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys
16. Najee Harris, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
17. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
18. Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
19. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20. Javonte Williams, RB, Denver Broncos
21. A.J. Brown, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
22. Tyreek Hill, WR, Miami Dolphins
23. Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers
24. Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens
25. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns
26. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers
27. Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta Falcons
28. Michael Pittman, WR, Indianapolis Colts
29. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
30. Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
31. Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
32. James Conner, RB, Arizona Cardinals
33. Travis Etienne, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
34. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
35. Allen Robinson, WR, Los Angeles Rams
36. Gabe Davis, WR, Buffalo Bills
37. Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Commanders
38. DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
39. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills
40. Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens
41. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos
42. Marquise Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals
43. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
44. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins
45. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, Detroit Lions
46. Darnell Mooney, WR, Chicago Bears
47. Brandin Cooks, WR, Houston Texans
48. Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
49. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
50. Breece Hall, RB, New York Jets

51. Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
52. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens
53. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
54. Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers
55. Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals
56. Elijah Moore, WR, New York Jets
57. Cam Akers, RB, Los Angeles Rams
58. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens
59. George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers
60. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, San Francisco 49ers
61. DK Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks
62. Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
63. Amari Cooper, WR, Cleveland Browns
64. Chase Edmonds, RB, Miami Dolphins
65. Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings
66. DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
67. Darren Waller, TE, Las Vegas Raiders
68. AJ Dillon, RB, Green Bay Packers
69. Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
70. Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys
71. Trey Lance, QB, San Francisco 49ers
72. David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears
73. Kadarius Toney, WR, New York Giants
74. Elijah Mitchell, RB, San Francisco 49ers
75. Allen Lazard, WR, Green Bay Packers
76. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints
77. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots
78. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals
79. Drake London, WR, Atlanta Falcons
80. Dameon Pierce, RB, Houston Texans
81. Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Commanders
82. Christian Kirk, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
83. Russell Wilson, QB, Denver Broncos
84. Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
85. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys
86. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
87. Chris Olave, WR, New Orleans Saints
88. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions
89. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
90. Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys
91. Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks
92. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
93. Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
94. Robert Woods, WR, Tennessee Titans
95. Matthew Stafford, QB, Los Angeles Rams
96. Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills
97. Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
98. Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
99. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
100. Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders
101. James Cook, RB, Buffalo Bills

VDP: Best Ball Rankings for Underdog

VDP shows you my rankings compared to the average draft position (ADP) of every player so you can find the values and avoid the landmines. Below are the top 30 players in my rankings, their ADP, and the difference between the two. To see VDP for every player, sign up for FTN Fantasy Platinum!

VDP Name Position Team ADP Delta
1 Christian McCaffrey RB Carolina Panthers 2 1
2 Jonathan Taylor RB Indianapolis Colts 1 -1
3 Justin Jefferson WR Minnesota Vikings 3 0
4 Cooper Kupp WR Los Angeles Rams 4 0
5 Ja’Marr Chase WR Cincinnati Bengals 6 1
6 Austin Ekeler RB Los Angeles Chargers 6 0
7 Dalvin Cook RB Minnesota Vikings 9 2
8 Saquon Barkley RB New York Giants 15 7
9 Davante Adams WR Las Vegas Raiders 11 6
10 Stefon Diggs WR Buffalo Bills 8 -2
11 Derrick Henry RB Tennessee Titans 8 -3
12 D’Andre Swift RB Detroit Lions 16 4
13 Alvin Kamara RB New Orleans Saints 19 6
14 Joe Mixon RB Cincinnati Bengals 14 0
15 CeeDee Lamb WR Dallas Cowboys 14 4
16 Najee Harris RB Pittsburgh Steelers 12 -4
17 Travis Kelce TE Kansas City Chiefs 13 -4
18 Leonard Fournette RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25 7
19 Mike Evans WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 4
20 Javonte Williams RB Denver Broncos 21 1
21 A.J. Brown WR Philadelphia Eagles 25 4
22 Tyreek Hill WR Miami Dolphins 23 1
23 Deebo Samuel WR San Francisco 49ers 18 -5
24 Mark Andrews TE Baltimore Ravens 22 -2
25 Nick Chubb RB Cleveland Browns 27 2
26 Aaron Jones RB Green Bay Packers 19 -7
27 Kyle Pitts TE Atlanta Falcons 29 2
28 Michael Pittman WR Indianapolis Colts 28 0
29 Courtland Sutton WR Denver Broncos 33 4
30 Tee Higgins WR Cincinnati Bengals 27 -3
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