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2021 Touchdowns (TDs) – Honorable Mention

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After reviewing 2021 Touchdowns (TDs) – Regular Season Recap (rushing & receiving, top 77 players with 6 Touchdowns (TDs) or more) for the 2021 Regular Season, I wanted to go beyond that to see some deeper names that should be on our radar for the 2022 Fantasy Football Season. This week I look at the top 78-135 players with at least 4 Touchdowns (TDs) (rushing & receiving). Touchdowns (TDs) are a significant driver of fantasy football success as most leagues will reward the rushing and receiving touchdowns with 6 points! They are also one of the trickier statistics to use or even predict.

If you do find a trend or opportunity for those players getting the Touchdowns (TDs) you will have an edge! Let’s not waste the offseason and wait around for the next Fantasy Football season. Let’s look back at the past to help prepare for the future. This week I review Touchdowns (TDs) – Honorable Mention!

2021 Touchdowns (TDs)

With the category of Touchdowns (TDs) (rushing & receiving) the majority of the players we will come across are going to be Running Backs and Wide Receivers (they are your primary ball catchers and runners). In the 2021 Regular Season 58 players scored at least 4 Touchdowns (TDs) (but not as high as 6 Touchdowns (TDs)!, as those players were reviewed last week in 2021 Touchdowns (TDs) – Regular Season Recap). Of these 58 players the list includes: 11 Running Backs, 30 Wide Receivers, 12 Tight Ends and 5 Quarterbacks.

The scarcity in which you find those 17 Non-Running Backs and Non-Wide Receivers is an opportunity to get that type of production at another position. The 17 Non-Running Backs and Non-Wide Receivers on the list are below, along with their last few years history of Touchdowns (TDs). It may be wise to keep these names in mind when the 2022 Fantasy Football Season starts if they find themselves with similar opportunities.

Touchdowns (TDs) – Quarterbacks

PlayerTeam2021 Total TDs2020 Total TDs2019 Total TDs2018 Total TDs
Sam DarnoldCAR5221
Taysom HillNO5972
Kyler MurrayARI51140
Cam NewtonCAR51304
Zach WilsonNYJ4000

It will be very interesting to see how these Quarterbacks do in 2022. Do Darnold, Hill and Newton even get opportunities next season? Hill seems the most likely with his swiss army knife like appeal at other positions besides Quarterback. I think that Murray would be the most likely to replicate his Touchdowns (TDs) success. In fact, I may be inclined to say he is setup to have a bounce back in Touchdowns (TDs) for the 2022 Regular Season. It will be interesting to see where Wilson goes after his rookie campaign. My bet is on Murray to improve or match his rushing and receiving Touchdowns (TDs) production in 2022.

Touchdowns (TDs) – Tight Ends

PlayerTeam2021 Total TDs2020 Total TDs2019 Total TDs2018 Total TDs
Zach ErtzPHI/ARI5168
Tyler HigbeeLA5532
C.J. UzomahCIN5123
Mo Alie-CoxIND4202
Cameron BrateTB4246
Jared CookLAC4796
Gerald EverettSEA4223
Noah FantDEN4330
Dallas GoedertPHI4354
T.J. HockensonDET4620
Juwan JohnsonNO4000
David NjokuCLE4214

I feel most optimistic with Ertz, Higbee, Goedert and Hockenson’s opportunity for Touchdowns (TDs) in 2022. Does Cook have another good year in him? He has done it before but with age, the drop off could be just around the corner. Uzomah, Alie-Cox, Brate, Everett and Fant could well be destined for bigger numbers after stepping into new roles going into 2022.

The lists below are your Wide Receivers and Running Backs within the top 78-135 players with at least 4 Touchdowns (TDs) (rushing & receiving) in the 2021 Regular Season.

Touchdowns (TDs) – Wide Receivers

PlayerTeam2021 Total TDs2020 Total TDs2019 Total TDs2018 Total TDs
Brandon AiyukSF5700
Robby AndersonCAR5356
Odell Beckham Jr.LA5446
Braxton BerriosNYJ5300
Kendrick BourneNE5254
Tyler BoydCIN5457
A.J. BrownTEN51290
Randall CobbGB5332
Jauan JenningsSF5000
Darnell MooneyCHI5400
Christian KirkARI5633
Terry McLaurinWAS5470
Tim PatrickDEN5601
Byron PringleKC5210
DeVonta SmithPHI5000
Robert WoodsLA5837
Jamal AgnewJAX4120
Antonio BrownTB44115
DeAndre CarterWAS4000
Corey DavisNYJ4524
Russell GageATL4410
Mack HollinsMIA4100
Marvin JonesJAX4995
Jarvis LandryCLE4465
D.J. MooreCAR4442
Josh PalmerLAC4000
Kalif RaymondDET4010
Emmanuel SandersBUF4555
Freddie SwainSEA4200
Nick Westbrook-IkhineTEN4000

Smith and Palmer are the rookies to crack this list! I imagine we will see more of the same (maybe a bit more) from them in 2022. You sure like the relative consistency of Touchdowns (TDs) from Anderson, Beckham Jr., Bourne, Boyd, Mooney, Davis, Landry, Moore and Sanders! Does the upward trend for Berrios, Cobb, Mooney, Pringle and Agnew continue in 2022? The bounce back could happen in 2022 for the likes of A.J. Brown, Woods, and Jones.

Touchdowns (TDs) – Running Backs

PlayerTeam2021 Total TDs2020 Total TDs2019 Total TDs2018 Total TDs
Kareem HuntCLE511314
Sony MichelLA5276
Zack MossBUF5500
Rhamondre StevensonNE5000
Saquon BarkleyNYG40815
Michael CarterNYJ4000
Mike DavisATL4805
Ty JohnsonNYJ4200
Ronald Jones IITB4861
Alexander MattisonMIN4310
J.D. McKissicWAS4310

Moss and Jones II do have a bit of consistency here. Stevenson and Carter are the rookies to make the list. While Hunt looks primed for a return to a higher Touchdowns (TDs) number in 2022. Barkley is a big question mark and we seem to all be waiting to see which version (2021/2020 version or the 2019/2018 player) we are getting of him this upcoming season.

2021 Touchdowns (TDs) – Honorable Mention – Final Word

Always interesting how the Touchdowns (TDs) shake out each season. This year we added a few more Quarterbacks and Tight Ends to this top 2021 Touchdowns (TDs) – Honorable Mention list. Touchdowns (TDs) can swing a fantasy season and if you are able to have those players that will see more Touchdowns (TDs) in the season I feel you will have an edge. The above lists could be some names to keep in mind as you do your offseason review, ramp up for drafting your 2022 Fantasy Football Team or have trades to make now as you prepare for next year’s Fantasy Football Season!

I did take note while completing this exercise that .50 Touchdowns (TDs) per game was a pretty decent average for the players to attain. In 2021 players such as Kareem Hunt, Robert Woods, Odell Beckham Jr. and Cam Newton all met or were above this per game mark. So, as you go through the season and you see that average ratio fit the bill for a player. It may be worth a pickup if you think that average will continue through the season.

Do you pick all these highlighted players in the first few rounds of your 2022 drafts? Probably not. Although, when comparing them to others around their average draft position, I would lean towards the player that is getting more Touchdowns (TDs) than not.

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