Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Football Season! If you haven’t drafted yet, then you have come to the right place.

Custom gold-mining charts (that are specific to your league settings) are now available in our app. They are calculated slightly differently -using the top and bottom deciles for the error bars instead of the pseudomedian confidence interval. Visit our app and set up an account to input your league settings.

The graphs below summarize the projections from a variety of sources. This season’s summary includes projections from: CBS: CBS Average, FantasyPros, FantasySharks, NFL, FFToday, NumberFire and RTSports.com. The data for this article was collected on 08/30/22. For more details on WR gold mining and how to interpret the graphs above, see Chad’s post explaining gold mining .

Projection Table

Projection Graphs Standard Leagues


Standard Scoring League Running Backs

From the graph below notice that:

  • Nick Chubb, D’Andre Swift, Cam Akers, Rashaad Penny and Marlon Mack are the five players with the largest upside (as measured from their (pseudo)medians). For these players, some projections are placing much higher valuations than others. If you are projected to lose this week by quite a few points and are looking for a risky play that may tip the balance in your favor, these are players to consider.
  • Javonte Williams, J.K. Dobbins, Miles Sanders, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Alexander Mattison are the players with the smallest downside, which suggests that while their median projection might not be great, there is less uncertainty concerning how poorly they may perform. So, if you are likely to win by a lot and want to reduce your downside risk, these players may deserve extra attention.
  • On the other hand, Jonathan Taylor, Derrick Henry, D’Andre Swift, Darrel Williams and Tevin Coleman are the five players with the largest downside this week. If you are planning on starting them, it may be prudent to investigate why some projections have such low expectations for these players.