Fantasy Football 2022: How to pick from 11th overall pick in 0.5 PPR leagues, starting big at tight end

No matter what format you play, the 11th pick in a draft gives you an excellent opportunity to land one of two verified difference markers at tight end. And if you’re using my rankings, that’s exactly what you’ll be encouraged to do.

In this particular draft, I started Travis Kelce at the 11th pick, but if Kelce was gone, I probably would have taken Mark Andrews at the 14th pick. Last year, Andrews outscored Kelce by one point a game, but they both outscored to TE6 (Darren Waller) by more than four points per game and TE12 (Kyle Pitts) by six points per game. the year before, Kelce’s lead was even greater, but even Andrews, in a down year, finished as TE4 more than a point per game better than the average starter.

Both Kelce and Andrews saw their No. 1 wide receiver traded, which could ensure even more target involvement than they’re used to, and they’ve been kings of opportunities at the position as it is. But whether he gives them a chance may be more determined by how he feels about Pitts making a leap this year or Darren Waller or George Kittle remaining in seemingly worse circumstances.

Pick-by-pick strategy 0.5-PPR: 1 | two | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | eleven | 12

For my money, especially from the back end of the draft, I’d rather lock down one of the two main consensus options.

Here’s the rest of my team from the 11th pick:

1.11 Travis Kelce, TE bosses
2.02 Aaron Jones, RB, Packers
3.11 Mike Williams, WR, Chargers
4.02 David Montgomery, RB, Bears
5.11 Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears
6.02 Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings
7.11 Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles
8.02 Tom Brady, QB, Buccaneers
9.11 Treylon Burks, WR, Titans
10:02 Nico Collins, WR, Texans
11.11 Khalil Herbert, RB, Bears
12.02 Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Giants
11.13 Kyle Philips, WR, Titans
14.02 Alex Pierce, WR, Colts
11.15 Boston Scott, RHP, Eagles

Aaron Jones in round 2 was maybe the easiest pick in the draft for me. Had Kelce gone, he could have taken Jones in Round 1. He’s been phenomenal with Davante Adams off the field and I think he has a slim chance to lead both the Packers and all running backs in receiving. If he does, he’ll be a top-five running back with the advantage of finishing No. 1 anywhere receptions count.

I probably would have picked another receiver in Round 4 if it was a full PPR league, but David Montgomery should be a Round 3 pick based on volume alone and I’d expect more efficiency running alongside Justin Fields. There has been talk of Khalil Herbert taking on a bigger role, but preseason usage doesn’t seem to indicate that.

This team’s weakness is at wide receiver, more on some of them below, which is why I went crazy with rookie wide receivers in the double-digit rounds. The one I took just before that turn has the biggest lead, Treylon Burks. Burks has had a pretty miserable offseason, but he still has the ability to create elite plays. He just be patient when he drafts him and wait for a finish like AJ Brown. If this team gets to that kind of finish, we’ll be very hard to beat in the second half.

favorite choice

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I have Brady projected as my No. 6 quarterback, but he’s less than a point a game behind Justin Herbert for No. 2 overall. He still has one of the best receiving bodies in football and he is still expected to lead the league in passing attempts. The offensive line is a bit of a concern, but this isn’t a quarterback who has the ball anyway. Last year, Brady was just a half-point behind Josh Allen per game. He is one of the only quarterbacks with QB1 overall on the up.

Choose what I might regret

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I rate Mooney as a low-end No. 2 wide receiver worth picking in Round 5, so I don’t think I’ll regret this. But that’s because I project a more efficient year than last year and certainly more touchdowns. That’s partly because Matt Nagy left and partly because Justin Fields should be better in year 2. But if Mooney doesn’t step up, I might absolutely regret taking Mooney over guys like DK Metcalf, Jerry Jeudy and Marquise Brown. Or, if Lamar Jackson breaks Fantasy Football again, I’ll regret not wearing it.

Player who could make or break my team

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Williams was one of the best wide receivers in the league through the first five weeks of 2021. Only Cooper Kupp and Tyreek Hill scored more fantasy points than he did. Over the next five weeks, almost everyone scored more fantasy points than he did, as he combined for 10 receptions and 137 yards in four games. I think that was due in large part to a knee injury, because Williams finished the year a solid No. 2 wide receiver in the middle of the season. If it comes close to that early-season form this year, then this team is one of the best in the league. If he goes back to what he was before 2021, I may not have a top-24 wide receiver on my roster.

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