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Detroit Lions Fantasy Football Projections 2022

Updated: September 2, 2022

Our 2022 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2022 fantasy football projections for the Detroit Lions.

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QUARTERBACKS

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Jared Goff562.5372.13937.522.2210.1324.761.80.49235.24
Nate Sudfeld42.327.1300.31.711.068.220.50.1619.74

Jared Goff: Goff isn't much more than a back-end QB2 in two-QB or Super Flex formats, but he has a better offensive supporting cast around him this year when everyone is healthy. Not only did the Lions sign D.J. Chark to a one-year deal in free agency, but they traded up to draft this year's biggest home run threat (Jameson Williams) as well.

RUNNING BACKS

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
D'Andre Swift182.7794.76.8563.5483.12.6216.23
Jamaal Williams145.2609.83.9925.5184.31122.1
Craig Reynolds39.2164.60.883.625.40.126.68
Jason Cabinda3.112.70.063.827.50.27.48

D'Andre Swift: Swift has played exactly 13 games in each of his first two seasons, but he offers plenty of upside if he can stay healthy given his versatile skill set. Despite missing four games in 2021, Swift had 62 catches for 452 yards and two touchdowns in addition to a 151/617/5 rushing line. Swift was 12th in half-PPR fantasy points per game in 2021.

Jamaal Williams: Like Swift, Williams missed four games in 2021 but set a career high in rushing yards (601) and tied a career high in rush attempts (153). While his targets per game (2.15) was near a career low, he set a career high in catch rate (92.9%) and finished with 2.0 receptions per game, his career average.

WIDE RECEIVERS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Amon-Ra St. Brown85.6877.24.96.243.40.31166.12
D.J. Chark49.1669.63.8000114.31
Jameson Williams42.7597.53.22.116.80.08102.46
Josh Reynolds25.9307.21.700053.87
Kalif Raymond16180.1114.50.0332.64
Quintez Cephus784.80.500014.98

Amon-Ra St. Brown: St. Brown was highly productive as a fourth-round rookie, as the former USC Trojan finished 2021 with 90 catches (T-15th) for 912 yards (30th) and five touchdowns on 119 targets (26th). With the Lions dealing with injuries to other pass catchers down the stretch, St. Brown converted 67 targets into 51 receptions for 560 yards and scored all five of his touchdowns over the final six games of the season. Only Cooper Kupp scored more fantasy points than St. Brown over that span.

D.J. Chark: Signing a one-year deal to play for the Lions, Chark missed nearly all of the 2021 season, but the former Jag has a 1,000-yard season (73/1,008/8 in 2019) under his belt. He's developed good chemistry with Jared Goff leading into the season.

Jameson Williams: If it weren't for a torn ACL at the end of the season, Williams could have possibly been the first receiver off the board in the 2022 NFL Draft. With his elite speed and quickness, Williams is a threat to take it to the house any time he touches the ball. Williams begins the season on the reserve/NFI list, which means he'll miss a minimum of four games, but his rehab is going well and "could accelerate" his return from what was initially expected.

TIGHT ENDS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
T.J. Hockenson66.9705.64.3000129.81
Brock Wright5.857.20.400011.02
James Mitchell2.625.40.10004.44
Shane Zylstra1.212.70.10002.47

T.J. Hockenson: Hockenson missed five games last season, but he set per-game career highs in receptions (5.1) and yards (48.6) as well as catch rate (72.6%). Given the additions to the receiving corps (D.J. Chark and Jameson Williams), Jared Goff won't need to rely as heavily on Hockenson this year.

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