We’ll be breaking down the Top 100 Players entering the 2022 NFL Season starting with the #91-100 slots. This group has a couple players entering their 2nd years hoping to rise and a couple veterans who have returned back onto the list.
#91. Shaq Mason – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The former New England Patriot once again is paired up with legendary quarterback Tom Brady as he gets traded to Tampa Bay in exchange for a late round pick. For a veteran player of his caliber who still is a staple on the line, the Bucs got him for a steal.
#92. Kyle Pitts – Atlanta Falcons
In his first NFL season, Pitts had himself quite a year as he joined good company with Mike Ditka as the only other rookie tight end to surpass 1,000 receiving yards. In addition to that, Pitts also became the first rookie tight end since Jeremy Shockey to make the pro bowl. Pitts enters year 2 as the leading receiving option on the disappointing Falcons offense.
#93. David Montgomery – Chicago Bears
David Montgomery has been one of the lone bright spots on the woeful Chicago Bears offense. Hopefully with Justin Fields getting a full chance under center this will allow for more opportunities for David Montgomery to continue excelling in the passing game.
#94. Darius Slay – Philadelphia Eagles
The former Lion has continued to stay among the elite defensive backs in the NFL earning his 4th Pro Bowl nod with 3 impressive defensive touchdowns to back up that honor.
#95. Christian McCaffrey – Carolina Panthers
Perhaps the most debated player in fantasy football is Christian McCaffrey. After being the league leader in yards from scrimmage in 2019, McCaffrey has only played in 10 total games over the last 2 seasons. In those games he did play, he was an absolute beast which is why we have him ranked in this list vs. not being on it at all due to the injuries.
#96. Patrick Surtain – Denver Broncos
The 9th overall pick in the 2021 draft earned himself All-Rookie team honors as he had 4 interceptions and 14 passes deflected with one of those interceptions being a 70 yard return touchdown. Surtain is part of a new wave of cornerbacks who are making strides in a position that is increasingly becoming better and better every year.
#97. Robert Quinn – Chicago Bears
The 11 year veteran defensive lineman had the 2nd best season of his career in 2021 as he had 18,5 sacks which was good enough to be the 2nd best in the league. Quinn has turned his career around since joining the Bears and we hope his body can keep the pace he is at as it is a dominant one.
#98, Kenny Clark – Green Bay Packers
After having back to back breakout seasons in 2018 & 2019, Kenny Clark earned himself a $70 million extension in 2020 but has slightly regressed since. He did play well enough in 2021 to earn himself a Pro Bowl nod and we hope to see the same level of success from him this season.
#99. Joe Thuney – Kansas City Chiefs
After 5 seasons with 2 Super Bowl victories in New England, Thuney signed an $80 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021. The Chiefs quickly saw an improvement in less pressure faced by Patrick Mahomes as a result. Thuney was a great addition and is joining conversations of one of the top offensive guards in the league.
#100. Saquon Barkley – New York Giants
Rounding out the top 100 is another running back who’s dealt with injuries over the last couple seasons in Saquon Barkley. Barkley was able to play in 13 games this past season, but couldn’t eclipse 600 yards rushing, largely due to the Giants being behind most games not needing to rush with the game flow. With an improved offensive line, this gives more opportunities for Barkley to succeed and go back to his freshman form.