Fantasy Football 2022 One-Sentence Summaries: Rounds 7 through 9

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Do you need a quick rundown on every player drafted in your fantasy football leagues? Look no further than our round-by-round one-sentence summaries for a fantasy football crash course! Below you’ll find one-sentence blurbs for every player taken in rounds seven through nine in fantasy football drafts. The average draft position comes thanks to aggregation from

Rounds 1-3
Rounds 4-6
Rounds 7-9
Rounds 10-12
Rounds 13-15

Round 7 One-Sentence Summaries
ADP Player Team Position ADP One-Sentence Summary
73 Miles Sanders PHI RB-27 7.01 Sanders had 163 touches without a touchdown last year, over the last five seasons running backs with between 160-170 touches averaged 5 touchdowns, suggesting a luck reversal is in the cards for 2022.
74 Dallas Goedert PHI TE-8 7.02 Dallas Goedert finally broke out without Zach Ertz last season, averaging 11.9 PPR points per game without Ertz, en route to finishing as TE6 from weeks seven through eighteen.
75 DeAndre Hopkins ARI WR-31 7.03 Nuk Hopkins will miss the first six games of 2022 due to a PED suspension, and will need to bounce back from the lowest targets, receptions, and yardages per game since his rookie year; 2021 was the first time he dropped below 79 yards per game since 2016.
76 Damien Harris NE RB-28 7.04 Damien Harris finished fifth in total RB touchdowns last season, and that still only helped him finish as RB18 in points per game; his lack of receptions (18 on the year) drives down his value, as does the looming specter of Rhamondre StevenSZN.
77 Russell Wilson DEN QB-10 7.05 Wilson averages the eleventh-most points per game since he joined the league, and that list includes three retired players; he’s entering the best situation of his career in Denver, and QB10 is his floor.
78 Hunter Renfrow LV WR-32 7.06 Renfrow is the most likely to be the odd man out in Las Vegas now that Davante Adams joined town, but the Raiders will also lose 189 wide receiver targets from last season… so maybe not?
79 Rashod Bateman BAL WR-33 7.07 The first-round sophomore will be the only wide receiver in town for Baltimore, as Rashod Bateman’s 68 targets in 12 games is more than every other WR combined (except Devin Duvernay, who has 73 targets across two seasons).
80 Elijah Moore NYJ WR-34 7.08 Zach Wilson and Elijah Moore failed to get on the same page last season (Moore averaged just 7.8 PPR points per game with Wilson and 20.9 without him), and the Jets spent a top-ten pick on a wide receiver this year.
81 Michael Thomas NO WR-35 7.09 Michael Thomas will not end up in the seventh round; the former dynasty #1 overall pick has a full bill of health and is primed to finish the year as a top-fifteen wide receiver.
82 DeVonta Smith PHI WR-36 7.10 Smith was one of four rookie wide receivers to finish with 100+ targets and 900+ yards, joining Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jaylen Waddle, and, of course, Ja’Marr Chase; the seven rookie WR to do this in the last two seasons is 28% of those to do it since 2000.
83 Aaron Rodgers GB QB-11 7.11 Aaron Rodgers spends his offseason doing four things: his own research, ayahuasca, losing stud wide receivers, and signing massive deals; I fear the weaponry won’t be good enough to justify taking Rodgers at this spot, but if anyone could shut me up, it would be Rodgers.
84 Matthew Stafford LAR QB-12 7.12 Matthew Stafford is dealing with an elbow issue that has left him not throwing the football in camp and was described as “unusual” and “not what you usually see in a quarterback” by the Rams; that’s bad!
Round 8 One-Sentence Summaries
ADP Player Team Position ADP One-Sentence Summary
85 Devin Singletary BUF RB-29 8.01 Singletary averaged 15 carries and 2.6 targets per game in the last seven games of 2021, which became 81 yards per contest, but James Cook’s addition throws some kinks in the works.
86 Tony Pollard DAL RB-30 8.02 Zeke out-touched Pollard 284-169, but Pollard led Zeke in yards per touch, juke rate, and fantasy points per opportunity.
87 Kareem Hunt CLE RB-31 8.03 Hunt missed nine games last year, but his 13.5 PPR points per game ranked 22nd among running backs.
88 Rashaad Penny SEA RB-32 8.04 Rashaad Penny finally stayed healthy down the stretch last year, notching 138 yards per game, but he also had over 30% of his career touches in five games and the Seahawks drafted Ken Walker to help spell him in 2022.
89 Tyler Lockett SEA WR-37 8.05 Tyler Lockett played three games without Russell Wilson last year, and averaged 63 yards per game on five receptions, in his 77 games with Wilson from 2017 to 2021, he averaged 4.4 receptions for 60 yards per contest.
90 Zach Ertz ARI TE-9 8.06 Zach Ertz averaged 5 catches for 52 yards per game in the eleven games he played with the Cardinals, and he was TE5 in that timeframe.
91 Dawson Knox BUF TE-10 8.07 Dawson Knox ranked 20th in targets, eighteenth in yardage, and fifteenth in catches last year among tight ends, but finished as TE8 because he scored a league-high 9 touchdowns; this is a fancy way of saying “regression is coming.”
92 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL RB-33 8.08 Patterson had 205 touches last year after a career-high 85 touches in 2020; in the last five weeks of the year, Patterson averaged 11 touches for 32 yards per game..
93 Drake London ATL WR-38 8.09 Drake London will step in as the de facto WR1 for an offense that is led by a career special teamer and a sophomore tight end, things could get weird in Atlanta and London could be there to soak up the value.
94 Trey Lance SF QB-13 8.10 If you pro-rate Trey Lance’s five halves into an entire year, then that would have averaged 30.6 points per game, Josh Allen, QB1, averaged 26.
95 Brandon Aiyuk SF WR-39 8.11 Brandon Aiyuk averaged 4 catches for 71 yards per game in the final eight games of 2021, including 94 yards in a Trey Lance start, he’s also making a ton of noise with Lance at camp and is quickly developing into a preseason riser.
96 Chase Edmonds MIA RB-34 8.12 Chase Edmonds is the odds-on favorite to be the lead running back in the Miami backfield and averaged 80 yards per game on 9 rush attempts and 4 catches per game before his injury in 2021.
Round 9 One-Sentence Summaries
ADP Player Team Position ADP One-Sentence Summary
97 Derek Carr LV QB-14 9.01 Derek Carr was top-five in attempts, completions, and yards last season without a viable third target after Darren Waller & Hunter Renfrow, and now he has Davante Adams, so I would say top-eight is well within the range of possibilities.
98 Christian Kirk JAX WR-40 9.02 Christian Kirk enters a passing game that saw just one guy finish with more than two touchdowns and two guys finish with more than 450 yards last year; he has a chance to take over the Jags… or this could be an endemic Jacksonville problem.
99 Melvin Gordon DEN RB-35 9.03 Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams split the work nearly down the middle last year, and their efficiency stats were nearly indistinguishable from each other, yet Melvin Gordon goes pick 99 and Javonte Williams is a borderline first-round pick.
100 Ken Walker SEA RB-36 9.04 Kenneth Walker is the handcuff to Rashaad Penny, the most injured man in the history of the universe, of course, he’s worth a speculative add.
101 Russell Gage TB WR-41 9.05 With the news that Chris Godwin is back in pads, and the addition of Julio Jones, Russell Gage actually has a chance to finish with fewer receiving yards than he did in Atlanta, not more; do not draft him here.
102 Robert Woods TEN WR-42 9.06 Robert Woods is coming off of a torn ACL, and Treylon Burks seems to be coming on and getting over his asthma; this passing game can only support one player, and it isn’t going to be the 30-year-old coming off of a major injury.
103 Pat Freiermuth PIT TE-11 9.07 Pat Freiermuth is shaping up for a letdown, as he is likely the fifth option in a passing game led by Mitchell Trubisky, Kenny Pickett, or Mason Rudolph.
104 Allen Lazard GB WR-43 9.08 Lazard is the only game in town after all other wide receivers worth their salt left the squad, but there’s no way to tell if it will be Lazard, Sammy Watkins, Christian Watson, Randall Cobb, or Amari Rodgers; I’m staying away from Lazard.
105 Chase Claypool PIT WR-44 9.09 Chase Claypool is the #2 option for the Steelers’ passing game, and people just sort of forgot that; on a per-game basis, he was nearly identical (6.9 targets for 3.9 receptions and about 55.5 yards per game, on about a 57% catch rate), but touchdown vagaries (dropping from 9 to 2) has people thinking he took a step back.
106 Rhamondre Stevenson NE RB-37 9.10 The last time Bill Belichick had a running back like this, LeGarrette Blount was scoring a touchdown per game; camp scuttlebutt has #StevenSZN stealing the starting role from Harris, but you can trust Patriots running backs as far as you can throw them, and Rhamondre is 227 pounds, so that’s not far.
107 Chris Olave NO WR-45 9.11 Chris Olave landed in the perfect situation: a big-armed YOLO quarterback with a strong #1 to distract the defense; he could lead all rookie wide receivers in touchdowns.
108 Kirk Cousins MIN QB-15 9.12 Forever maligned and disrespected, the anthropomorphized pleated khaki shorts is the perfect late-round quarterback, as he’s finished top-twelve at the position in three out of the last four seasons.
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