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Breece Hall Will Finish as a Top-5 Running Back (2022 Fantasy Football)

Jun 30, 2022
Breece Hall

Bold predictions. Hot takes. They’re fun. But they’re not always helpful! We want to combine the entertainment value of bold takes with useful fantasy football information. Will these takes be spicy? Yes. Will they also be helpful as you prepare for fantasy football domination? That’s the goal. Let’s take a look at a hot take for 2022: Breece Hall will finish as a top-5 running back.

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Bold Prediction: Breece Hall Will Finish as a Top-5 Running Back

Breece Hall will finish as a top-five fantasy scorer at running back. The usual trepidation about rookies who have yet to prove themselves at the NFL level is pushing Hall’s ADP in RB2 range, but make no mistake: There’s high-end RB1 upside here. Hall has good size, exceptional speed and athleticism, and was wildly productive during his three-year college career at Iowa State. He’s also a terrific pass catcher. Fantasy managers might not be enthusiastic about investing early-round draft capital in a Jets RB, but Hall will be operating behind a Jets offensive line that features some very good run blockers, including Mekhi Becton, Laken Tomlinson, Alijah Vera-Tucker and Conner McGovern. If Hall gets a workload befitting his talents, he could produce the sort of numbers that will make him a consensus first-round draft pick a year from now.”
– Pat Fitzmaurice

Breece Hall 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

My highest-ranked rookie running back is Breece Hall. The Jets selected the Iowa State product at the top of Round 2, signifying his status as the team’s locked-in RB1 for the foreseeable future. Hall’s three-down skill set suggests he never has to come off the field, and the sheer volume he garners will vault him into redraft top-20 running back territory.

The Iowa State product totaled over 4,500 yards from scrimmage, 50 touchdowns and 80 catches over three seasons in the college ranks.

A workload of approximately 240 touches – based on ESPN fantasy analyst Mike Clay’s projections and how many touches the cumulative Jets RB1 earned last season – would place Hall inside the top-15 considering every running back last season that hit that threshold finished inside that ranking.

2021 fourth-rounder Michael Carter had his moments as a rookie, but the Jets know he’s just a No. 2 running back. Anticipate Hall to shoulder 15-20 touches per game based on the workload that Carter received last season when Tevin Coleman missed time.

From Weeks 7-9 with Coleman sidelined, Carter averaged 19 touches per game and a 66% snap share. Upon Coleman’s return from injury in Week 10, Carter averaged 14 touches per game and a 55% snap share in the games they played together.
– Andrew Erickson

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