The NFL preseason is less than a month away. The New York Jets were just picked for “Hard Knocks,” and training camps are about to begin.
With these training camps, we have a firm grasp on the position battles, and it’s important to sort through them as we evaluate fantasy value.
Using PPR league ADP and context, we’ll examine the Washington Commanders’ running backs, Arizona Cardinals’ receivers, and New England Patriots’ wide receivers.
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2023 Position Battles to Watch
DeAndre Hopkins leaving town leaves opens the door for Marquise Brown to emerge as a No. 1 option on a team that will be bad and need to throw.
The problem, however, is the Kyler Murray timeline. We don’t know when he’s coming back. If Colt McCoy starts, it’s safe to wonder how effective even a No. 1 option on the Cardinals will be for fantasy value. McCoy started Week 10, 11 and 15 last year and played pretty much the entirety of Week 14.
In those games, Brown only played in Weeks 14 and 15, catching a combined eight catches on 16 targets for 52 yards and no scores.
So while it’s safe to target a player of Brown’s status as the WR31, there’s a risk here.
As for Ronald Moore, he’s likely going undrafted in a lot of places. If the Cardinals and new offensive coordinator Drew Petzing, who comes from the Kevin Stefansky coaching tree, move him primarily in the slot instead of out wide, he could have some sneaky PPR value.
- Target: Marquise Brown, Rondale Moore
- Risky: Marquise Brown
- Dart throw: Rondale Moore
- AVOID: N/A
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