Jared Goff had a nice closing stretch and a solid season on the whole, but how did that translate to fantasy football production this year?
Jared Goff closed the 2021 season, of course his first as a Detroit Lion, on a nice run. The question was if he could carry that into the 2022 campaign, or maybe even build on it. In a certain light, there was some real potential for him to be a fantasy sleeper.
Goff had a fine season, with 4,438 yards with 29 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He had another strong finish too, posting a 107.5 passer rating with 14 touchdowns and zero interceptions over the final seven games of the season.
Here’s a finer breakdown of Goff’s 2022 season on the fantasy angle.
2022 Fantasy Football season review: Lions QB Jared Goff
Here’s how Goff finished among fantasy signal callers each week this season.
Week 1: QB18
Week 2: QB8
Week 3: QB18
Week 4: QB1
Week 5: QB29
Week 6: Bye
Week 7: QB28
Week 8: QB16
Week 9: QB19
Week 10: QB22
Week 11: QB26
Week 12: QB15
Week 13: QB4
Week 14: QB4
Week 15: QB17
Week 16: QB2
Week 17: QB7
Week 18: QB23
From Week 1-Week 4, Goff was QB5 in fantasy. From Week 13-Week 17, during what can rightfully be called “winning time” in fantasy football leagues, he was a top-10 fantasy signal caller four times in five weeks(top-five three times)–including semifinal and championship game weeks for leagues which ended in Week 17. Over that stretch (Week 13-17), he was QB2 in fantasy.
In 16 games (through Week 17), Goff was a top-10 fantasy quarterback six times. Of course he also finished outside the top-20 four times in that span, and outside the top-15 five other times.
Week 5-Week 11 was a rough stretch. Even through bye weeks Goff was probably not starting for many fantasy managers anyway, and he was not necessarily even rostered in a lot of leagues. But those who had a need and picked him off off the waiver wire in about Week 13, then found a better streaming option in Week 15 (an outdoor road game for Goff), might have had a surprising run in the fantasy playoffs.
It was pretty surprising to find Goff finished as a top-10 fantasy quarterback in 2022. Repeating it in 2023 will be a challenge, but it’s not out of the question.