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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2023 Draft Rankings

Christian McCaffrey Note
Christian McCaffrey photo 1. Christian McCaffrey RB - SF
CMC was traded to the 49ers prior to the team's Week 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. But it didn't take long for him to take on a massive role, going for 40-plus fantasy points in just his second game in a San Fran uniform. He would go on to lead all running backs in fantasy points scored from Weeks 8-17 averaging 20.5 fantasy half-points per game (also first). From Week 8 onward (13 games including postseason play), CMC averaged 19.5 points per game and 17.3 expected fantasy points per game. Both would have ranked first among all RBs in 2022. McCaffrey averaged nearly 20 touches per game - 76% average snap share in non-blowout games - while catching nearly five balls per game as PFF's third-highest-graded running back. Even with the 49ers opening the season with a very crowded offense in 2023, McCaffrey while healthy is the best bet to see the highest production among the talented group in the Bay Area.
8 weeks ago
Jonathan Taylor Note
Jonathan Taylor photo 2. Jonathan Taylor RB - IND
2023 was a year to forget for the consensus 1.01 in fantasy football drafts. Jonathan Taylor underperformed as the RB30 in 11 games averaging 12.6 fantasy points as the RB18 when healthy. JT's usage was that of a top-8 running back - 8th in expected points per game, 4th in touches per game (20) - but a lack of touchdowns decimated his fantasy stock in the Colts' anemic offense. After scoring a combined 33 TDs through his 1st two seasons, Taylor scored just four rushing TDs in 2022. But I'd expect a bounce-back effort from Taylor in 2023. He will be healthier in 2023. When Taylor first returned from injury (Weeks 10-13) he ranked as the RB3 overall. And he's primed for positive TD regression entering the final year of his rookie deal.
11 weeks ago
Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 3. Austin Ekeler RB - LAC
No player has scored more touchdowns over the past two seasons, than Austin Ekeler. The Chargers' red-zone machine scored 18 TDs (5 receiving, 13 rushing) a year after scoring 20 touchdowns in 2021. Simply put, those that faded Ekeler due to TD regression narratives got burned this past season. And the touchdowns were just part of Ekeler's RB1 finish in half-point scoring, as he lead all RBs in receptions and targets, which substantially boosted his fantasy numbers. Ekeler was fully unlocked as a receiver with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams combining for 13 missed games. Until the Chargers WRs can prove they can stand the test of a 17-game season, Ekeler will remain the focal point of LA's offense. Especially if the Chargers fail to make any worthwhile addition in their backfield, because nobody currently on the depth chart is "forcing" their way onto the field.
10 weeks ago
Saquon Barkley Note
Saquon Barkley photo 4. Saquon Barkley RB - NYG
Saquon Barkley was finally healthy in 2022 and reaped the rewards of playing in a much better offensive environment. The 2023 free agent finished as the RB5 overall and in points per game, as he was able to recapture his explosive upside as both a rusher and receiver. Barkley finished second in overall touches (352) and backfield opportunity share (80%) behind only Josh Jacobs through 17 weeks. He also scored 10 rushing TDs with 23 carries inside the 10-yard line. In 2021, Barkley totaled just 13 red-zone touches all season. Let Barkley's return to glory show that you want to target young impending FA RBs in improved offensive situations that project to earn high volume with proven records of production.
9 weeks ago
Kenneth Walker III Note
Kenneth Walker III photo 5. Kenneth Walker III RB - SEA
Kenneth Walker III stood as the RB8 from Weeks 6-17 after Rashaad Penny was placed on IR with a season-ending injury. The rookie was the RB9 in points per game. If you remove the two games he missed due to injury (Weeks 13/14) he averaged 16.4 fantasy points per game, which would have placed him as the RB8 in points per game. I was out on Walker early on during the draft process, but his early injuries throughout the preseason eventually made him a draft-day steal. We all knew that Rashaad Penny was never going to be "the guy" for the long run based on his injury track record and that Walker would likely take over RB1 duties as an uber-talented second-round pick. He did just that and got absolutely FED after returning from a late-season ankle injury. Walker was either consistently playing 70 percent-plus snaps or carrying the ball 23-plus times. And at times, we even saw Walker earn a large number of targets while leading the backfield in routes run. Needless to say, he's got "the" fantasy RB1 overall upside in 2023.
10 weeks ago
Nick Chubb Note
Nick Chubb photo 6. Nick Chubb RB - CLE
Nick Chubb just put together the quietest 1,525 rushing-yard season in recent memory. The Browns running back averaged 5 yards per carry (again) and posted a career-high 13 touchdowns. He finished the year as the RB6 overall with a top 10 backfield opportunity share (64%), but most of his fantasy production came prior to Deshaun Watson returning to the lineup. During Weeks 1-12, Chubb was the RB4 overall and in points per game. From Weeks 13-17 with Watson at quarterback, he was the RB23 overall and RB33 in points per game. These splits likely won't carry over into 2023 based on Watson likely boosting the offense's overall efficiency making Chubb a near-bust-proof draft pick based on his track record of consistency. Chubb also can capture a more prominent role as a receiver with Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson gone in free agency. 2022 5th-rounder Jerome Ford is pegged as the No. 2 RB. In Week 18, Chubb played a season-high 75% snap share, ran a route on 71% of dropbacks and caught 5-of-6 targets (22% target share) for 45 yards.
6 days ago
Derrick Henry Note
Derrick Henry photo 7. Derrick Henry RB - TEN
Derrick Henry made fantasy drafters that overlooked him look silly in 2022, finishing the season as the RB4 overall and in points per game (18.3). He finished second in carries and third in rushing yards (23.4 touches per game) while also posting career highs in targets, receptions and yards per route run. The bad offensive situation hardly influenced Henry's fantasy numbers and he did not seem hampered by the foot injury that knocked him out of the second half of the 2021 season. Fading Henry in 2022 was betting on him to hit the wall playing behind a shaky offensive line finally. And that bet did not go well. But another year of a heavy workload combined with the Titans' grim 2023 outlook with major questions on offense, will bring concerns about drafting Henry early in 2023.
10 weeks ago
Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 8. Josh Jacobs RB - LV
Josh Jacobs was arguably the most valuable fantasy asset during the fantasy football regular season based on his finish as the RB2 overall in relation to his super cheap draft-day ADP. The market was convinced that Jacobs would become part of a dreaded RB-by-committee under new head coach Josh McDaniels, but that was hardly the case. He was a full-blown bellcow for the Raiders leading the NFL in touches through 17 weeks. The 24-year-old is returning to Las Vegas on the franchise tag after leading the NFL with 1,653 rushing yards. With a similar cast of characters returning as depth behind him, it's hard to envision the Raiders not heavily leaning on him again as a true featured back.
6 days ago
Justin Jefferson Note
Justin Jefferson photo 9. Justin Jefferson WR - MIN
Justin Jefferson was a fantasy monster this season. He was the WR2 in fantasy points per game, ranking first in targets, first in red zone targets, and ninth in deep targets. Jefferson was a top-five-scoring fantasy wideout in 52.9% of his games. He was also eighth in open rate (per FiveThirtyEight). Jefferson will be a top-three fantasy pick in 2023.
7 weeks ago
Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 10. Travis Kelce TE - KC
All hail the king of tight ends! Travis Kelce has finished TE1 in PPR fantasy scoring in six of the last seven seasons, settling for a runner-up finish behind Mark Andrews in 2021. The gap between Kelce and all other tight ends was a vast chasm in 2022. Kelce averaged 19.2 PPR points; the next-closes tight end, T.J. Hockenson, averaged 13.3 fantasy points. Kelce has strung together seven consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, and he's averaged 8.4 touchdowns per year over that span. In 2022, he had a career-high 110 catches for 1,338 yards and 12 touchdowns. Age is the only real concern for Kelce, who turns 34 in October. But he's been indestructible for most of his career. He missed a game in 2020 due to COVID-19, but Kelce hasn't missed a game due to injury over the last nine years. Kelce is a worth first-round pick in fantasy drafts, and you can make a strong case that he should be a top-five pick.
6 weeks ago
Ja'Marr Chase Note
Ja'Marr Chase photo 11. Ja'Marr Chase WR - CIN
Chase followed up a stellar rookie campaign with a banner sophomore season. He was sixth in target share (29.3%), ninth in air yard share (36.6%), and the WR4 in fantasy points per game. Despite only playing 12 regular season games, he finished third in red zone targets and fourth in total touchdowns. Chase is a top-three fantasy receiver in 2023 and a locked-in first-round pick.
7 weeks ago
Travis Etienne Jr. Note
Travis Etienne Jr. photo 12. Travis Etienne Jr. RB - JAC
From Weeks 7-17 - removing the game versus Baltimore when Travis Etienne left with an injury - the Jaguars running back averaged 15 fantasy points per game (RB8 in points per game) and was the standing RB10 in total half-points scored. ETN would proceed to finish the 2022 fantasy regular season tied for 5th in carries inside the 10-yard line (23), but he only scored four touchdowns on those carries. He's primed to see his TD numbers climb with the backfield all but his from the get-go in 2023 in ascending offense. Etienne also just scratched the surface of how he can contribute in the passing game. The receiving "role" has been his in terms of routes run most weeks in 2022, but targets did not always follow with Trevor Lawrence preferring Christian Kirk, Zay Jones and Evan Engram - who all stayed healthy in 2022. If one of those guys goes down in 2023 we will probably see ETN see a boosted receiving role. The second-year rusher averaged a 22% target rate per route in 3 of his last four games played. No. 2 running back/pass-catcher JaMycal Hasty and former Cleveland Brown D'Ernest Johnson are behind him on the current depth chart.
6 days ago
Tony Pollard Note
Tony Pollard photo 13. Tony Pollard RB - DAL
Tony Pollard will play for the Cowboys on the franchise tag in 2023. Ezekiel Elliott has already been released after showing a major lack of juice as a rusher in 2022, averaging a career-low 3.7 yards per carry. Meanwhile, Pollard finished the season as the fantasy RB7 - despite ranking outside the top 25 in touches per game - as PFF's 3rd-highest graded running back. Pollard scored more fantasy points than any other running back (19.3 per game) from Weeks 7-16 when he was consistently playing 53% or more of the snaps as the team's featured back. The team added Ronald Jones in free agency, but he's hardly a threat to a healthy Pollard's touch volume.
6 days ago
Cooper Kupp Note
Cooper Kupp photo 14. Cooper Kupp WR - LAR
Despite the entire Rams' offense cratering around him last season, Cooper Kupp was on his way to another fantastic season before being shut down with a high ankle sprain. With the Rams out of the playoff picture and the team in shambles, Los Angeles put Kupp on the shelf. Kupp ranked third in target share (31.0%), fourth in target per route run rate (31.5%), and 12th in air yard share (34.5%). All of this culminated in another WR1 finish in fantasy points per game. With Sean McVay and Matthew Stafford returning for 2023, Kupp should be a top-three fantasy wideout again.
7 weeks ago
Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 15. Davante Adams WR - LV
Davante Adams might be getting long in the tooth, but he showed no signs of slowing down last year. He finished with at least 100 receptions, 1,300 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns for the fourth time in the last five seasons. He led all wide receivers in target share (32.6%) while also ranking fifth in air-yard share (39.4%) and eighth in fantasy points per route run. Adams should be a fine WR1 in 2023.
4 days ago
Tyreek Hill Note
Tyreek Hill photo 16. Tyreek Hill WR - MIA
Tyreek Hill showed no decline with the move from Kansas City to South Beach. Hill was the WR3 in fantasy points per game as he accumulated five weeks with 140 or more receiving yards. He led the league in deep targets while scoring nine total touchdowns (fourth). He amassed a ridiculous 31.6% target share (second-best) while ranking first in yards per route run. If the Dolphins scheme him up more targets in the red zone next season (40th among wide receivers), he could finish as the WR1 overall.
7 weeks ago
Stefon Diggs Note
Stefon Diggs photo 17. Stefon Diggs WR - BUF
Diggs remains among the elite wide receivers in the NFL. He has now stacked three consecutive seasons with at least 100 receptions, 1,225 receiving yards, and eight receiving scores. Diggs was the WR6 in fantasy points per game while also ranking sixth in open rate (per ESPN analytics). He also finished top-ten in target share (tenth), red zone targets (fourth), and yards per route run (third). Diggs could begin to slow down as he's entering his age 30 season, but I fully believe he has at least 1-2 more electric seasons as a top 5-10 fantasy wide receiver before the cliff arrives.
7 weeks ago
A.J. Brown Note
A.J. Brown photo 18. A.J. Brown WR - PHI
A.J. Brown was everything the Eagles could have hoped for after making the trade in the offseason. Brown finished as the WR8 in fantasy with career highs across the board. The concerns about Jalen Hurts supporting an elite wide receiver in fantasy quickly dissipated. He was eighth in raw target volume (146), seventh in deep targets, and 12th in red zone looks. Brown is entering his prime (age 26 season) with an ascending elite quarterback in one of the best offenses in football. Brown is a locked-in WR1 in 2023.
7 weeks ago
Breece Hall Note
Breece Hall photo 19. Breece Hall RB - NYJ
There's no denying that Breece Hall possesses the talent to be one of the best running backs in the NFL after a stellar rookie season that was unfortunately cut short by a torn ACL. The Jets first-year running back was the RB6 in half-point scoring points per game in just 7 games played (15.4). He averaged 5.8 yards per carry as a rusher and ranked fourth in yards after contact per attempt (4.13) before his season-ending knee injury. Hall also ranked 4th in RB receiving yards while posting an elite 34.4% target rate per route run. The only hesitance with drafting Hall stems from his October ACL injury that can keep guys off the field for 9-to-12 months. Although the latest reports suggest that Hall is progressing faster than expected and believe he could be ready for training camp.
10 weeks ago
CeeDee Lamb Note
CeeDee Lamb photo 20. CeeDee Lamb WR - DAL
Lamb finished with one of the quietest 100 reception (107) and 1,300 receiving yard (1,359) seasons in recent memory as the WR7 in fantasy. The "CeeDee Lamb alpha season" that we have been waiting for finally came to fruition. He was seventh in target per route run rate and sixth in yards per route run as he broke out as one of the league's elite talents. Even with Mike McCarthy calling plays in 2023, Lamb remains primed for another WR1 campaign.
7 weeks ago
Najee Harris Note
Najee Harris photo 21. Najee Harris RB - PIT
The Pittsburgh Steelers running back took a slight step backward in his second season, falling to RB14 in points per game after a top-5 fantasy season as a rookie. However, his usage metrics were still very strong across the board. Harris still operated as a pseudo-workhorse ranking 6th in opportunity share (70%) and 8th in total touches through the first 17 weeks of the season. Harris also improved drastically after the team's bye week operating as the RB7 in points per game over the last 9 weeks of the season. After tallying zero games with 20 carries through the first 8 weeks, Harris totaled 5 games with 20-plus carries during the second half of 2022. Should the Steelers undergo an offensive surge in Kenny Pickett's second season, Harris could easily get back into the top-tier fantasy RB tier.
10 weeks ago
Jaylen Waddle Note
Jaylen Waddle photo 22. Jaylen Waddle WR - MIA
Jaylen Waddle enjoyed an explosive sophomore season as the underneath complement to Tyreek Hill in the Dolphins' high-flying aerial attack. Waddle was the WR12 in fantasy, ranking tenth in YAC, seventh in receiving yards, and 11th in total touchdowns. Waddle was also fourth in yards per route run and third in fantasy points per target. He's an ascending alpha wide receiver who could easily lead the Dolphins in receiving in 2023 if Tyreek Hill shows any signs of slowing down.
7 weeks ago
Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 23. Mark Andrews TE - BAL
After catching 107 passes for 1,361 yards and nine touchdowns and leading all tight ends in fantasy scoring in 2021, Mark Andrews was off to a hot start in 2022 before his production fell off in October. Andrews had 39-455-5 over his first six games but then had 34-392-0 over his last nine games while dealing with knee and shoulder issues, along with the late-season absence of injured QB Lamar Jackson. The upside remains vast for the 27-year-old Andrews, who's a worthy TE target if you miss out on Travis Kelce.
6 weeks ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 24. George Kittle TE - SF
George Kittle remains one of the NFL's most talented tight ends and is arguably the hardest to tackle. He's coming off a strange season in which he scored a career-high 11 touchdowns but averaged 51 receiving yards per game -- the fewest since his rookie year in 2017. Kittle has been remarkably efficient as a pass catcher, with a career average of 9.6 yards per target. The question is whether Kittle will be targeted often enough to suit his fantasy managers. The 49ers are in flux at the QB position, and Kittle will have to share targets with RB Christian McCaffrey and WRs Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.
6 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook Note
Dalvin Cook photo 25. Dalvin Cook RB - MIN
We may have finally seen the end of Dalvin Cook's elite status among fantasy RBs in 2022. The Vikings star RB finished dead last among all ball carries in rushing EPA and rushes for zero or negative yardage. Cook ended the season as the RB8 overall and RB10 in points per game despite earning the league's 4th-highest opportunity share (78%). Should Minnesota invest in the running back position with Alexander Mattison hitting free agency, we could see Cook's role on offense reduced in 2023.
10 weeks ago
Rhamondre Stevenson Note
Rhamondre Stevenson photo 26. Rhamondre Stevenson RB - NE
Damien Harris is now with the Buffalo Bills (replaced by James Robinson) which suggests that Rhamondre Stevenson's role/production in 2023 will be more of what we saw from Weeks 5-16 (RB13 in points per game) when Harris was either not active or not 100% when playing. Even when Harris played alongside Stevenson, the Patriots RB finished third in route participation (58%) and targets (82) among running backs. And remember Stevenson's strong 2022 campaign en route to an RB10 finish was not fueled by touchdowns. In fact, Stevenson was one of the worst RBs converting from inside the 10-yard line as he scored just thrice despite 19 goal-line carries. His teammate Harris scored thrice from inside the 10 - on just 6 carries. If Stevenson experiences positive TD regression, he undoubtedly will build off a strong sophomore season. Fantasy managers should be rejoiced by the swap from Harris to Robinson after the latter was unwanted by two different teams and was benched in favor of an undrafted free agent Zonovan Knight with the Jets. Stevenson will be fine. And J-Rob likely prevents the Patriots from adding anybody else better. In the worst case, from the Stevenson perspective, Robinson operates in a Harris role. But recall that Stevenson was hardly scoring TDs anyway last season and still finished as a fantasy RB1.
6 days ago
Tee Higgins Note
Tee Higgins photo 27. Tee Higgins WR - CIN
Tee Higgins saw declines across the board last season as he fell from WR12 in fantasy points per game to WR26. His final stat lines look eerily similar, but we must remember he accomplished his 2021 accolades in only 14 games. Higgins saw declines in his PFF receiving grade (82.8 vs. 78.8), target share (23.9% vs. 18.6%), and yards per route run (2.18 vs. 1.80 per PFF). In 2021 Higgins competed with Ja'Marr Chase as the complimentary co-lead of the Bengals' passing attack, but we saw that change in 2022. After Chase returned in Week 13, he saw a 29.6% target share and 38.3% air yard share, while Higgins lagged at 20.2% and 31.1%. With Chase distancing himself more from Higgins in the pecking order, Higgins is best valued as a WR2 in 2023.
7 weeks ago
Amon-Ra St. Brown Note
Amon-Ra St. Brown photo 28. Amon-Ra St. Brown WR - DET
Amon-Ra St. Brown proved that his sensational rookie season stretch run was no fluke as he stepped up as one of the best young wide receivers in the game. St. Brown finished as the WR10 ranking 11th in target share, third in target per route run rate, eighth in red zone targets, and fourth in YAC. With only six total touchdowns, St. Brown could be even better in 2023 if the volume remains stable. After starting with seven red zone targets over his first four games, he only saw one red zone target over the next four weeks. Over his final nine games, he amassed 15 red zone targets. If that usage remains stable inside the 20 for the entire 2023 campaign, St. Brown could easily be staring at a double-digit touchdown season and a top-five fantast wideout finish.
7 weeks ago
Garrett Wilson Note
Garrett Wilson photo 29. Garrett Wilson WR - NYJ
Garrett Wilson had a fantastic rookie season, underscored by his WR30 finish in fantasy points per game. Wilson was ninth in PFF receiving grade, 23rd in YAC per reception, and 25th in yards per route run (per PFF minimum 50 targets). Wilson was also 14th in receiving yards (1,103), 16th in receptions (83), and ninth in red zone targets. If his quarterback play improves in 2023, the sky is the limit. Wilson had to suffer through the sixth-most unrealized air yards, 93rd-ranked target quality, and 92nd-ranked catchable target rate. Wilson should be viewed as a WR2 with WR1 upside in 2023.
7 weeks ago
J.K. Dobbins Note
J.K. Dobbins photo 30. J.K. Dobbins RB - BAL
Coming back from major knee surgery, J.K. Dobbins' 2022 season debut was delayed until Week 3. And he posted middling results, failing to surpass 50 rushing yards or 13 carries in any game with little receiving usage to speak of (6 targets). It was revealed that Dobbins needed another knee surgery after Week 6 and he was placed on IR until Week 14. It wasn't until Dobbins came back later in the year that fantasy managers got a glimpse of what the talented RB displayed as a rookie. The Ravens RB1 played in five games (including playoffs) averaging 6.6 yards per carry, 92 rushing yards, and 14 carries per game. Although he still split time with Gus Edwards - nearly identical carry totals in the Wild Card Round loss to the Bengals - and Dobbins' receiving usage remained obsolete with just 7 targets total to close out the year (5 of which came versus Cincinnati).
10 weeks ago
DeVonta Smith Note
DeVonta Smith photo 31. DeVonta Smith WR - PHI
The Eagles utilized DeVonta Smith in a different role in 2022 than during his rookie season, and the results were beautiful. In 2021 Smith was ninth in deep targets and sixth in aDOT among wide receivers as Philly rolled him out a field stretcher. While Smith was solid in this role, his upside as a zone-destroying intermediate-level threat was seized in 2022. Smith still finished 19th in deep targets among wideouts, but his aDOT dropped to 9.9 (65th) as he began to gobble up targets. Smith was 13th in targets (136), 14th in target share (27.0%), and 19th in target per route run rate (26.2%). He finished with 95 receptions (ninth-best), 1,196 receiving yards (eighth), and seven total touchdowns (14th) as the WR14 in fantasy. Smith was 18th in PFF receiving grade and yards per route run (minimum 50 targets, per PFF). With a consolidated target tree and an ascending quarterback talent in Philly, Smith is poised to be a solid WR2 again in 2023.
7 weeks ago
Josh Allen Note
Josh Allen photo 32. Josh Allen QB - BUF
Josh Allen finished QB2 in fantasy scoring behind Patrick Mahomes last season after finishing QB1 in 2020 and 2021. Allen remains capable of putting fantasy teams on his shoulders in any given week with multi-TD spike games. He's thrown for more than 4,000 yards in three straight seasons and has finished with 35 to 37 TD passes every year during that span. Allen adds immense value with his legs. He's run for 700+ yards in each of the last two years and has had at least six TD runs in each of his five NFL seasons. Allen is likely to be the first QB off the board in most 2023 fantasy drafts.
7 weeks ago
Calvin Ridley Note
Calvin Ridley photo 33. Calvin Ridley WR - JAC
The last time we saw Calvin Ridley, he was still among the best receivers in the league. In 2021, Ridley was seventh in target share (27.4%), fourth in air yard share (40.0%), and fifth in route win rate. Ridley and Ryan couldn't find their old chemistry as Ryan's skills were profoundly diminishing. Ridley was subjected to backup quarterback-level target quality that ranked 63rd. His catchable target rate was only 71.2% (73rd). While it's worth pondering what version of Ridley we'll see returning from hiatus, don't for a second think he was playing poorly in 2021 despite the fantasy results not being there. With Trevor Lawrence taking a huge step forward in 2022, Ridley will be a WR2 next season.
7 weeks ago
Cam Akers Note
Cam Akers photo 34. Cam Akers RB - LAR
Reflecting on Cam Akers' 2022 season is truly polarizing. He was a total zero from the get-go, essentially getting benched in Week 1. And then he looked like he was going to be outright cut by the Rams. Akers was shaping up to be one of the worst draft picks of the 2022 season.
But eventually - Week 13 to be exact - Akers did inherit the Rams RB1 role and he delivered as the fantasy RB4 during the last six weeks of the year. But it was a little too late for most fantasy managers who couldn't survive the dead 3rd/4th round pick that Akers was to start the first 12 weeks of the season. With LA potentially overhauling things, Akers will again be a truly polarizing player in 2023 fantasy drafts. Did he do enough in the final 6 weeks as the NFL's leading rusher (85 rushing yards per game) to retain bell-cow-type usage under a potential new coach? Only time will tell. The good news is that Sean McVay intends to return to Los Angeles, which bodes well for Akers to remain the go-to guy in the backfield. Recall, that Akers played 100% of the snaps in the Rams' season finale, an extremely rare number for any RB to reach injuries withstanding.
10 weeks ago
Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 35. Aaron Jones RB - GB
Drafters were expecting Aaron Jones to lead the Green Bay Packers in receptions and receiving yards in the post-Davante Adams lineup, which did not come to fruition. Although his 59 catches did rank second on the team behind only Allen Lazard, Jones caught fewer passes than the year before. His catches per game (3.5) were identical to the year before. He saw a career-high in targets (72), but that was based on his 17 games played. His 4.3 targets per game were also identical to the year before. And Jones was the epitome of a boom-or-bust running back that his fantasy managers are too familiar with that isn't super obvious based on his RB9 finish and RB12 status in points per game. A.J. Dillon got more involved in the second half of the season, especially in the red zone. From Week 9 onward, Dillon out-carried Jones inside the 10-yard line 14 to 5. And they scored the same amount of points total from Week 11 through Week 17, with Dillion scoring 6 rushing TDs. If Dillon's goal-line role carries over from the tail-end of the 2022 season, that significantly could hinder Jones' fantasy upside even after a year that saw the 28-year-old finish second in PFF rushing grade. Dillon finished 5th in PFF rushing grade last season and will hit free agency at the end of the 2023 season.
9 weeks ago
Patrick Mahomes II Note
Patrick Mahomes II photo 36. Patrick Mahomes II QB - KC
Arguably the best pure passer to ever play in the NFL, Patrick Mahomes enters his age-28 season at the height of his powers. Mahomes led all players in fantasy scoring last season with 428.4 points, giving him his second QB1 finish. In his five full seasons as a starter, Mahomes has averaged 303 passing yards and 23.95 fantasy points per game. Playing his first season without WR Tyreek Hill, who left for Miami, Mahomes finished the 2022 season with a career-high 5,250 passing yards and a league-high 41 TD passes. Mahomes is the safest bet you can make at quarterback.
7 weeks ago
Deebo Samuel Note
Deebo Samuel photo 37. Deebo Samuel WR - SF
Without his "wide back" role and with the 49ers bottling him up as a check-down specialist again, Deebo Samuel struggled to a WR28 finish in 2022. He still drew a strong share of the 49ers' passing offense with a 25.4% target share (19th), but his aDOT was 4.2 (102nd), and he only saw five deep targets (108th) and 12 red zone looks (36th). Without the rushing equity and high-leverage roles to help pad his fantasy production, Samuel dissolved into a WR3. With the quarterback situation remaining unsettled in San Francisco in 2023 and the onus remaining on running the ball, Samuel will remain a WR3.
7 weeks ago
Amari Cooper Note
Amari Cooper photo 38. Amari Cooper WR - CLE
Amari Cooper finally turned into the high-volume receiver we have wanted for years as he finished as the WR17. Cooper amassed a 26.1% target share (16th), a 26.1% target per route run rate (20th), and a 38.3% air yard share (seventh). Cooper will be entering his age 30 season, so there's some concern if his production could begin to taper off. Cooper turned back the hands of time with his highest yards per route run last season since 2019. Cooper was also 12th in red zone and deep targets. As long as Deshaun Watson can return to some shade of his former self at quarterback, Cooper should be able to turn in another WR2 campaign.
7 weeks ago
DK Metcalf Note
DK Metcalf photo 39. DK Metcalf WR - SEA
Metcalf has seen his fantasy production decline in three straight seasons after opening his first two seasons as the WR10 and WR20 in fantasy points per game, he found himself sitting at WR24 after the 2022 season. Metcalf's finish was fueled by three massive games in which he finished with at least 127 receiving yards as the WR7 or higher in weekly scoring. He was a rollercoaster wide receiver who also had six weeks as a WR55 or lower in weekly scoring. Metcalf's overall metrics in 2022 still put him in the WR2 bucket when projecting forward to 2023. He was 18th in target share (25.5%), tenth in air yard share (36.3%), and 34th in yards per route run. Metcalf was also 12th in deep target and second in red zone targets among receivers.
7 weeks ago
Chris Olave Note
Chris Olave photo 40. Chris Olave WR - NO
Chris Olave had a magnificent rookie season as a target vacuuming wide receiver with future alpha potential. Olave finished as the WR25 in fantasy points per game, which doesn't do any justice to his sparkling efficiency metrics. Olave was 15th in target share (26.7%), third in air yard share (40.8%), and tenth in target per route run rate (29.3%). He was seventh in open rate (ESPN analytics), immediately behind Stefon Diggs, while also ranking tenth in yards per route run. With Michael Thomas back, Olave will fight Thomas tooth and nail for the WR1 role in this offense. If he can improve on his 11 red zone targets (40th) and four total touchdowns (37th), he could easily finish as a WR1 in 2023.
4 days ago
Christian Watson Note
Christian Watson photo 41. Christian Watson WR - GB
Christian Watson was the talk of the town after blowing up the Senior Bowl and combine last year. Worries about Watson began to mount for many in camp and during the early part of the season as he dealt with nagging injuries. Once healthy, Watson proved that the cream does rise to the top. He emerged as the Packers' clear number-one wideout. Watson ranked 14th in open rate (per ESPN analytics), 12th in yards per route run, and third in fantasy points per route run. He was fourth in YAC per reception behind only Deebo Samuel, Rondale Moore, and Jaylen Waddle (minimum 50 targets, per PFF). Even with Green Bay's quarterback situation unsettled for 2023, Watson can still emerge as a strong WR2 that has huge WR1 upside.
7 weeks ago
Joe Mixon Note
Joe Mixon photo 42. Joe Mixon RB - CIN
It truly was a tale of two seasons for Joe Mixon. In Weeks 1-8, Mixon struggled immensely averaging 3.3 yards per carry as the RB19 in points per game. No running back scored fewer fantasy points versus expected because he just couldn't seem to find the end zone. But as the newer pieces of the offensive line started to gel, Mixon's production took off in the form of positive touchdown regression. He finished the season (including the postseason) as PFF's second-highest-graded running back headlined by an elite 5-touchdown game versus the Panthers in Week 9. In his eight healthy games from Weeks 9 to the conference championship, he averaged 16.7 fantasy points per game (equivalent to RB5 on the season). All in all, Mixon finished 6th in touches per game (19.5) and second in carries inside the 10-yard line (28) from Weeks 1-17, but only scored five touchdowns. The career-high receiving usage (60 catches for 441 yards on 70 targets) paved the way for Mixon's RB8 finish in points per game. However, it should be noted that the team did involve Samaje Perine more down the stretch after he filled in admirably during Mixon's injury (Weeks 11-13). Perine out-snapped Mixon in two of the Bengals' three playoff games and routinely ran more routes. But Mixon still averaged nearly four catches per game. I wouldn't envision his receiving role on early downs changing even if he loses snaps to another RB on third downs. Former Michigan running back Chris Evans projects to take a larger role on third downs after Samaje Perine signed with the Denver Broncos.
6 days ago
DJ Moore Note
DJ Moore photo 43. DJ Moore WR - CHI
The 2022 season was another sad year of D.J. Moore suffering through the "Allen Robinson" experience as one of the league's most talented receivers that's being held back by mediocre quarterback play. Moore was the WR33 in fantasy as he dealt with a target quality rating and catchable target rate outside of 90th among receivers. Moore still managed to rank 27th in PFF receiving grade and 32nd in yards per route run (minimum 50 targets per PFF). We witnessed his floor last season as Moore was 12th in target share (27.7%), 17th in target per route run rate (26.8%), and fourth in deep targets. Justin Fields will be the best passer that Moore has worked with to this point. While the target volume concerns are justified for Moore in Chicago's offense, he has already displayed the ability to earn targets at a high rate. If the Bears' passing volume surprises with the receiving upgrades this offseason, Moore will happily pay off his ADP. Moore is a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 in 2023 that could easily finish as a top-15 receiver.
4 days ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 44. T.J. Hockenson TE - MIN
A midseason trade to the Vikings invigorated T.J. Hockenson in 2022. In seven games with the Lions, he averaged 6.1 targets and had 26 catches in seven games. After the trade, Hockenson averaged 8.6 targets in Minnesota and had 60 catches in 10 games. He also had 10 catches for 129 yards in the Vikings' playoff loss to the Giants. Entering his age-26 season, Hockenson is in the prime of his career and is an attractive option at the TE position now that he's with a team eager to leverage his pass-catching talents.
6 weeks ago
Jalen Hurts Note
Jalen Hurts photo 45. Jalen Hurts QB - PHI
Hurts gave us a taste of his fantasy potential in 2021 and then cooked a seven-course meal in 2022, improving his passing numbers across the board, providing enormous rushing value and leading all quarterbacks with 25.6 fantasy points per game. Hurts was a highly efficient passer in his second full season as a starter, completing 66.5% of his throws at 8.0 yards per attempt, with a miniscule 1.3% INT rate. But it's the running game where Hurts really makes his bones. He ran for 13 touchdowns last year and has 23 TD runs over the last two seasons. Hurts has topped 750 rushing yards in each of the last two seasons, averaging 51.5 rushing yards per game over that span. He plays behind one of the best offensive lines in football and can throw to three terrific targets: A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert. Hurts belongs on the top QB tier along with Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes.
7 weeks ago
Miles Sanders Note
Miles Sanders photo 46. Miles Sanders RB - CAR
Miles Sanders signed with the Carolina Panthers reuniting him with many familiar faces from his days with the Philadelphia Eagles. Duce Staley (former Eagles RB coach), Frank Reich (former Eagles coach) and Josh McCown (former Eagles QB) have all seen what Sanders can do, and that surely played a part in bringing him on as the team's 1-for-1 replacement for new Chicago Bears running back D'Onta Foreman. At a minimum, Sanders will operate as the main back on early downs, while Chuba Hubbard (RB62) and Raheem Blackshear split work on third downs. But I say at a minimum because those guys still have to prove themselves to the new coaching staff to earn substantial roles. Sanders has already proven his worth with these coaches before. And last year he showed everyone what he was capable of when he finished as the RB10 in half-point scoring overall/RB13 in points per game from Weeks 1-17. He ended the year averaging just south of five yards per carry and scored 13 rushing TDs after scoring zero in 2021. His carries inside the 10-yard line ranked inside the top five among all RBs.

And when Sanders saw his best-receiving usage to date - 50 receptions for 509 yards as a rookie in 2019 - it was under Staley's tenure.

With Sanders' uber-efficient rushing running behind an offensive line that finished 9th in adjusted line yards in 2022, Carolina is a great landing spot for him. His rushing alone should earn him production similar to what we saw from Foreman after the team traded away Christian McCaffrey. From Week 7 onward, Foreman sat as the RB21 in total points and RB22 in points per game. He ranked fourth in the NFL in total rushing yards (852). But his path to back-end RB2 status was not consistent whatsoever. Foreman rushed for over 110 yards in half of the last ten games, while finishing with fewer than 40 rushing yards in four of his others. His inconsistency was due to a lack of pass-game work causing him to be completely phased out of games that Carolina was out-matched in. But, I don't think that will necessarily be the case for Sanders. The former Eagle has the chance to be a full-blown workhorse with an expanded receiving role based on the four-year, $25 million ($13 million guaranteed) commitment from his new team.
6 days ago
Dameon Pierce Note
Dameon Pierce photo 47. Dameon Pierce RB - HOU
The Houston Texans looked like they struck gold with Dameon Pierce early on during the season, as the rookie running back looked like the early favorite to take home offensive rookie of the year honors with a hot start. Pierce stepped in and immediately became the team's bellcow in Week 2. From that time until Week 10, Pierce ranked 5th in the NFL in rushing yards (739) averaging north of 19 carries and 92 rushing yards per game. He was the fantasy RB12 overall and in points per game. Other Texans RBs combined for just 11 carries versus Pierce's 154 over this stretch. However, the Florida product seemed to have hit a wall in the middle of the year totaling just 16 rushing yards against Washington and Miami through Weeks 11-12. However, these two defenses would turn out to be some of the tougher matchups for all RBs, so that's likely the cause of Pierce's fall-off in production. The tackle-breaking machine more than proved that he still had juice left in the tank with two strong outings to conclude his season versus Dallas and Cleveland. However, he suffered a season-ending ankle injury that would knock him out for the rest of the season - just 61 yards away from 1,000 rushing yards on the year. Despite the missed games, he still finished 4th in missed tackles forced and 1st in missed tackles forced per attempt (28%) among RBs with at least 100 carries. Pierce should lead the Texans backfield in 2023, but an entirely new coaching staff and Pierce's 4th-round draft capital suggest that his undisputed workhorse role could change. Devin Singletary signed a one-year deal worth $3.75 million with the Texans, presumably to fill the role of Pierce's primary backup. Singletary totaled just nine more carries than James Cook from Weeks 13-Week 20 but ended the year 10th in PFF rushing grade (two spots ahead of Pierce).

Overall, Singletary probably won't unseat Pierce as the team's No. 1 rusher, but he poses a much bigger threat to Pierce's workload than JAGs like Rex Burkhead, Mike Boone, and Dare Ogunbowale. His PFF pass-blocking grade (73.2, 8th) might get him usage on passing downs as Pierce struggled in this capacity as a rookie (32.3, 52nd). Although it does work in Pierce's favor that Singletary has never flourished as an actual receiver, giving Pierce the slight edge on attaining a full three-down workload if he can shore up his pass protection in Year 2.

Singletary's addition shouldn't completely change the way you view Pierce as it was highly unlikely the team would add zero running backs between now and the start of the season. He's not the worst running back they could have added, but he's hardly a reason to fully fade Pierce for fear that Singletary will carve out a massive role on offense.
6 days ago
Jameson Williams Note
Jameson Williams photo 48. Jameson Williams WR - DET
Don't give up the faith. Jameson Williams is an extremely talented wide receiver entering his sophomore season with a mountain of upside. Williams was placed in bubble wrap in 2022 by the Detroit Lions, who valued being careful with their blazing-fast rookie coming off a major injury (ACL tear). Assuming Williams is good to go for 2023, he's still the same player that ranked 13th in yards per route run among all FBS wide receivers in 2021 (minimum 50 targets). With D.J. Chark only on a one-year deal and T.J. Hockenson gone, Williams has a clear path to immediate volume alongside Amon-Ra St. Brown in the Lions' passing attack. Williams is a WR3/4 that could crush his ADP in 2023.
7 weeks ago
Keenan Allen Note
Keenan Allen photo 49. Keenan Allen WR - LAC
When Keenan Allen was healthy, he looked like the player we have loved for many seasons in fantasy. He was limited to ten games played. In Weeks 11-18, Allen was the WR4 in fantasy points per game, commanding a 26.5% target share (15th) and a 34.9% air yard share (19th) with 2.24 yards per route run (18th, minimum 25 targets). Overall Allen posted his highest yards per route run since 2018 (2.32), so there are reasons to be optimistic despite his advancing age (30) that he still has 1-2 more top 24 seasons left in him. Allen should be a volume hog again in 2023.
4 days ago
Terry McLaurin Note
Terry McLaurin photo 50. Terry McLaurin WR - WAS
Terry McLaurin's 2022 season was a tale of two halves. With Carson Wentz under center, McLaurin's role withered, as he had a 16.3% target share, a 26.4% air yard share, and 1.52 yards per route run. McLaurin's season would have been sunk if Wentz had kept ignoring him all season. Once Wentz was sidelined by injury, McLaurin exploded with Taylor Heinicke under center. With Heinicke, McLaurin had a 29.8% target share, a 44% air yard share, and 2.73 yards per route run (28% target per route run rate). McLaurin's skills haven't diminished one bit. The problem has been the quarterbacks tossing him the ball. At the moment, Washington is entertaining the Sam Howell experience under center in 2023 (if could easily be Jacoby Brissett). In Week 18, McLaurin saw a 33% target share from Howell, so if we are to take anything away from that one game sample, it's that Howell knows where his bread is buttered. McLaurin is a volume-based WR2.
4 days ago
Kyle Pitts Note
Kyle Pitts photo 51. Kyle Pitts TE - ATL
After becoming the first tight end in 50 seasons to have 1,000 receiving yards as a rookie, Kyle Pitts had a bitterly disappointing sophomore season, finishing with 28 catches for 356 yards and two touchdowns and missing the last six games of the season with a torn MCL. The 22-year-old Pitts is immensely talented and figures to be a top fantasy TE for many years to come. But can Pitts be a prolific fantasy scorer in 2023 with run-loving head coach Arthur Smith in charge of the Falcons' offense and the Atlanta QB situation unsettled? Pitts will be a high-risk, high-reward fantasy option for 2023, but at least he'll be cheaper in this year's drafts than he was in 2022.
6 weeks ago
Mike Williams Note
Mike Williams photo 52. Mike Williams WR - LAC
At this juncture of his career, we should finally conclude that Mike Williams cannot play a full season of games healthy. He was limited to 13 games played this past season, with some being less than full health. With Williams entering his age 29 season, those health worries aren't likely to resolve. He was still immensely productive as the WR20 in fantasy points per game when he was on the field. Williams was 42nd in target share (18.2%), 21st in air-yard share (31.1%), and 25th in receiving yards (895). He was also 20th in PFF receiving grade and yards per route run (minimum 50 targets per PFF). Williams should not be counted on as your WR2 in team builds, but as a WR3, he possesses weekly difference-maker potential when he's on the field.
7 weeks ago
Joe Burrow Note
Joe Burrow photo 53. Joe Burrow QB - CIN
Brimming with swag and surrounded by ample pass-catching weaponry, Joe Burrow has firmly established himself as a premium fantasy quarterback. Burrow finished QB4 in fantasy scoring last season after throwing a career-high 35 TD passes. Over the last two years, Burrow has completed 69.3% of his throws, averaging 8.1 yards per attempt. He added some value with his legs in 2022, running for five touchdowns. Burrow gets to throw to the fabulous WR duo of Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins, and the Bengals have made significant investments in their offensive line. Burrow will be a consensus top-five QB in 2023 fantasy drafts.
7 weeks ago
Tyler Allgeier Note
Tyler Allgeier photo 54. Tyler Allgeier RB - ATL
Tyler Allgeier enjoyed an extremely successful rookie season, finishing the year as PFF's No.1-graded rookie running back (86.7) ahead of stars like Kenneth Walker and Breece Hall. That accomplishment puts Allgeier into an elite company with RBs such as Jonathan Taylor, Josh Jacobs, Nick Chubb, Alvin Kamara and Rhamondre Stevenson - all who were top-8 fantasy RBs in their second seasons after taking home the crown as PFF's highest-graded rookie RB in their first years. Allgeier's strong finish was the driving force behind his final standing - 6th among all RBs in rushing EPA - as the team unleashed him from Week 13 onward. He was the RB11 in half-point scoring points per game averaging 17.8 carries and 96 rushing yards per game. Allgeier out-touched 32-year-old Cordarrelle Patterson 95 to 57 over the last 5 games. Entering Year 2, Allgeier should be the favorite to lead the Falcons' backfield.
10 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 55. Dallas Goedert TE - PHI
Over the last two years, Dallas Goedert has averaged 56.7 yards per game and a wildly efficient 10.6 yards per target. He finished fifth in fantasy points per game in 2022, missing five late-season games with a shoulder injury. The athletic Goedert is a playmaking tight end who's averaged 13.8 yards per catch over the last two years. His target upside may be limited, however, since the Eagles were the fourth run-heaviest team in the league last season, and since Goedert has to share targets with WRs A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. Goedert hasn't scored more than five touchdowns in any of his five NFL seasons.
6 weeks ago
D'Andre Swift Note
D'Andre Swift photo 56. D'Andre Swift RB - DET
2022 was another year of ultimate teasing by D'Andre Swift. The Lions running back came out of the gates red hot, but got hurt. And when he returned, the Lions refused to give him the featured role in the backfield, opting to use Jamaal Williams as their goal-line battering ram instead. Swift was still uber-efficient on a per-touch basis - fourth in fantasy points per touch, third in yards per carry, 23rd in points per game and 19th in yards after contact per attempt - but the lack of touchdowns and overall touches was soul-crushing. Swift seemed to never be 100% healthy at any point during the year, which likely influenced his reduced role. With a full bill of health heading into 2023, Swift can still be productive in a potential top-10 offense. But his true fantasy ceiling will be limited with him taking a backseat at the goal line to newly-acquired running back David Montgomery. The former Bear signed a 3-year deal worth $18 million ($11 million guaranteed) with the Detroit Lions, setting him up to be the new Jamaal Williams on the field for the foreseeable future. A similar red-zone role will lead to more scoring for Montgomery which will no doubt fuel another season of solid fantasy production at a relatively cheap price tag. Williams' 262 carries (6th), 16.1 touches per game (higher than Swift's 10.3) and his newly signed contract suggest the team will be featuring plenty of Montgomery at Swift's expense. Swift is entering free agency in 2024, and it's pretty clear up to this point that they don't view him as a feature back or as a piece in their long-term plans. Wouldn't be shocked to see him get traded. The Lions also re-signed Craig Reynolds.
6 days ago
Jerry Jeudy Note
Jerry Jeudy photo 57. Jerry Jeudy WR - DEN
Jerry Jeudy was able to weather the Russell Wilson stink better than Courtland Sutton in 2022. Sutton dealt with a hamstring strain down the stretch and a grossly ineffective Wilson when he decided to chuck it deep. Jeudy parlayed his 20.8% target share (35th) into a WR19 finish and a 16th ranking in yards per route run. Jeudy's lower aDOT (11.8, 40th) helped shield Jeudy from the atrocious Wilson deep ball. Jeudy was 11th in open rate (per ESPN analytics). Jeudy is a talented player who still has untapped potential in the NFL. He's best viewed as an upside WR3 for 2023.
7 weeks ago
Justin Fields Note
Justin Fields photo 58. Justin Fields QB - CHI
Justin Fields was electric as a runner in 2022. If he can significantly boost his passing numbers in 2023, look out. Fields ran for 1,143 yards and eight touchdowns last season, averaging a league-high 7.1 yards per carry. He ran for 178 yards and a touchdown against the Dolphins in Week 9, breaking the single-game rushing record for a quarterback -- then ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns against the Lions the following week. But Fields averaged 149.5 passing yards per game and topped the 200-yard mark only twice in 2022. In his defense, Fields was saddled by a mediocre offensive line and arguably the worst WR group in the league. The Bears have already traded for WR D.J. Moore and figure to bolster their offensive line in the NFL Draft, giving Fields a chance to make the same sort of quantum leap that Jalen Hurts made in 2022.
6 days ago
David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 59. David Montgomery RB - DET
David Montgomery signed a 3-year deal worth $18 million ($11 million guaranteed) with the Detroit Lions, setting him up to be the new Jamaal Williams on the field for the foreseeable future. In Montgomery's 15 healthy games played last season, he averaged 10.9 fantasy points per game as the RB26. But in 11 games, he played alongside a healthy Khalil Herbert, Montgomery saw an even bigger decline in production averaging 9.2 fantasy points (RB35), 13 carries, and 48 rushing yards per game. Monty's rushing EPA of -15.3 ranked 32nd, while Herbert's 1.17 rushing EPA ranked 12th.

Even so, it's hard to envision Montgomery as anything less than a fantasy RB2, with the highly-coveted goal-line role likely his to lose on his new team. Keep in mind that last season, Williams carried the ball a league-high 45 times inside the 10-yard line. Williams would finish the year with a league-high 17 rushing TDs; not too far off his 16.4 expected touchdowns. The scoring production fueled an RB12 finish for Williams.

A similar red-zone role will lead to more scoring for Montgomery which will no doubt supply another season of solid fantasy production at a relatively cheap price tag. Williams' 262 carries (6th), 16.1 touches per game (higher than Swift's 10.3) and his newly signed contract suggest the team will be featuring plenty of Montgomery (RB27 ADP) at Swift's expense (RB19 ADP).
6 days ago
Tyler Lockett Note
Tyler Lockett photo 60. Tyler Lockett WR - SEA
Tyler Lockett kept trucking along in his age-30 season last year, finishing with another stellar stat line. He was the WR16 in fantasy points per game, drawing a 22.8% target share (26th) and 30.5% air yard share (24th). Lockett showed little signs of slowing down, ranking 25th in PFF receiving grade and 24th in yards per route run (minimum 50 targets per PFF). He was also second in open rate behind only Diontae Johnson (per ESPN analytics). Lockett should have at least one more WR2 season left in the tank for 2023.
7 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson Note
Lamar Jackson photo 61. Lamar Jackson QB - BAL
Drafters might get a slight discount on Lamar Jackson this year after a second consecutive season in which injuries limited him to 12 games. In 2021, it was bone bruise in his ankle that prematurely ended Jackson's season. In 2022, it was a sprained PCL in his knee. Jackson has been a lethal running threat throughout his career, averaging 63.4 rushing yards per game over his five NFL seasons. The Ravens' below-average WR room is a work in progress, and Jackson will be playing for a new offensive coordinator after the Ravens parted ways with Greg Roman. Even with the uncertainty and the recent injuries, Jackson is still an upper-echelon fantasy quarterback capable of a QB1 finish.
7 weeks ago
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 62. Darren Waller TE - NYG
After putting together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2019 and 2020, Darren Waller has missed 14 games due to injury over the last two years. In 2021, a knee injury forced Waller to miss five late-season games. In 2022, a hamstring injury wiped out nearly half of his season. Now with the Giants, Waller could see a lot of targets for a team short on talent and size at the WR position. Waller has been reasonably productive when healthy the last two seasons, but he now has to be considered at least a mild health risk, and the big tight end will turn 31 in September.
6 days ago
Isiah Pacheco Note
Isiah Pacheco photo 63. Isiah Pacheco RB - KC
Isiah Pacheco's outstanding season as a 2022 7th-round pick should not be understated. From Week 10 through Week 17 (when Pacheco cemented himself as the team's starter), the former Rutgers running back was the RB21 in points per game and ranked sixth in total rushing yards. Both he and Jerick McKinnon were top-21 scoring RBs over this stretch, but Pacheco kicked his performance into high gear as the Chiefs made their postseason run. He averaged 13 touches for 65 rushing yards to McKinnon's seven touches per game. The aggressive runner capped off his rookie campaign with an impressive Super Bowl outing (15-76-1) that helped clinch victory for Kansas City. Even as a 7th-round pick, Pacheco should be viewed as the early-down starter for KC as he heads into Year 2, with room for his role to grow should he see his pass-game usage expanded. His six-catch game versus the Bengals in the conference championship suggests a boosted receiving role is firmly in his range of outcomes.
6 weeks ago
DeAndre Hopkins Note
DeAndre Hopkins photo 64. DeAndre Hopkins WR - ARI
DeAndre Hopkins missed the first six games of the season due to suspension and the final two weeks with a knee sprain, but when he was on the field, he proved he hadn't hit the age cliff yet. Hopkins is entering his age-31 season and could be playing for a new team in 2023, but there's reason to think he still has at least one top-flight season left. Hopkins was the WR9 in fantasy points per game last season, drawing a 29.4% target share (fourth-best) and 43.5% air-yard share (second-best). Hopkins can still draw volume with the best of them, but his efficiency did tick down a bit as he was 17th in yards per route run and 35th in open rate (tied with Christian Kirk, per ESPN analytics). Hopkins' 2023 prospects are muddied until we know his home for the upcoming season, but expecting WR2 production out of him isn't insane.
7 weeks ago
Justin Herbert Note
Justin Herbert photo 65. Justin Herbert QB - LAC
Justin Herbert has abundant arm talent and the mobility to add rushing value, so fantasy managers were expecting him to take another step forward last season in his third year as a starter. Instead, Herbert took a step backward, with significant declines in his yardage per game, yardage per attempt and touchdown rate. He ran for only 147 yards and didn't have a single TD run. In Herbert's defense, he gutted it out through a rib cartilage fracture sustained in an early-season Thursday-night game vs. the Chiefs, and Herbert's top two receivers, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, both missed time with injuries. The Chargers have jettisoned oft-criticized offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, replacing him with Kellen Moore. Herbert remains one of the toolsiest quarterbacks in the league and will likely produce much-improved fantasy numbers in 2023.
7 weeks ago
Drake London Note
Drake London photo 66. Drake London WR - ATL
Drake London excelled in his rookie season, although fantasy gamers were not elated with his WR43 finish. If we look deeper than the raw counting stats, London's future is incredibly bright. If earning targets is a skill (it is), then London proved to be among the league's elite. He ranked 22nd in raw target volume last year (117) with the fifth-highest target share (29.4%) and second-highest target per route run rate (32.4%) among wide receivers. London also blazed in efficiency stats ranking 16th in open rate (per ESPN analytics), tenth in PFF receiving grade, and 14th in yards per route run (minimum 50 targets). London gave a glimpse into his 2023 upside down the stretch last season. In Weeks 13-18, he was the WR20 in fantasy, even though he failed to score a touchdown in this span. London is a target vacuuming WR2 with WR1 upside in 2023.
7 weeks ago
James Conner Note
James Conner photo 67. James Conner RB - ARI
When James Conner was healthy in 2022, it was hard to argue with his elite production and role in the Arizona Cardinals offense. He was the RB4 overall in his last eight games, averaging 17 fantasy points per game (RB6, RB10 in expected points per game) while playing over 90% of his team's snaps in five contests. No other Cardinals running back was able to threaten Conner's volume, which led to him to an absurd workload. If Arizona invests in the No. 2 running back position this offseason we could easily see Conner's workload get reduced in some capacity. Arizona will have a new head coach, who could bring a more RBBC approach to the offense. There's also Conner's durability issues that came to fruition that fantasy managers need to be aware of. He missed four games entirely and left three other games early because of injuries. Conner is entering his age-28 season.
8 weeks ago
Christian Kirk Note
Christian Kirk photo 68. Christian Kirk WR - JAC
Christian Kirk set career highs across the board in 2022 as the WR18 in fantasy points per game. He gobbled up a 23.2% target share (24th) with the 15th-best raw target volume among wide receivers. Kirk also ranked 12th in deep targets, fifth in red-zone looks, and 22nd in yards per route run. Kirk was 21st in PFF slot receiving grade with 76.7% of his target volume coming via the slot (minimum 15 slot targets). With Calvin Ridley entering the target pecking order conversation in Jacksonville, Kirk profiles as a low-end WR2/high-end WR3.
7 weeks ago
Khalil Herbert Note
Khalil Herbert photo 69. Khalil Herbert RB - CHI
Khalil Herbert was better than David Montgomery in nearly every single rushing metric in 2022. He averaged 5.7 yards per carry to Montgomery's flat 4.0 yards per carry average. Herbert rushed for just 70 fewer yards on 72 fewer carries. Monty's rushing EPA of -15.3 ranked 32nd while Herbert's 1.17 rushing EPA ranked 12th. Had Herbert not gotten hurt in Week 10 versus the Detroit Lions, there was a non-zero chance he would have completely usurped Montgomery as the team's lead back.

In the two games that Herbert led the backfield due to a Montgomery injury, the Bears second-year rusher averaged 117 rushing yards and 19.5 carries. Herbert also has just had as many career games (4) as Montgomery with at least 90 rushing yards.

With Monty leaving in free agency, the rebuilding Bears let him walk and added D'Onta Foreman to join the backfield. Foreman's flashes of high-end early-down starting potential for two straight seasons are going to earn him opportunities in Chicago. Even though Herbert has shown out on limited opportunities, it's hard to envision anything but another usage split between Herbert and Foreman similar to the split between Herbert and Montgomery last season.

Foreman and Herbert earned nearly identical rushing EPA per attempt last year (inside the top 15). Fantasy managers might be best off taking the cheaper of the two in drafts because there may not be a true No. 1 rusher in the Windy City unless there's an injury. If the Bears are as run-heavy as they were last season, there's a chance that both can return value, but keep in mind that Justin Fields' own rushing will take away volume chances from both backs.
6 days ago
Mike Evans Note
Mike Evans photo 70. Mike Evans WR - TB
Did Mike Evans fall off the age cliff last year or, at the very least, begin his descent? It does appear that way on paper. Evans finished 17th in raw target volume but 37th in target share (19.7%). He was 11th in air yard share (35.4%), third in deep targets, and 22nd in red zone targets. All these volume metrics are nice, but they will all take a hit with Tom Brady gone. His efficiency metrics are the real tale of the tape, as he was 33rd in yards per route run, 35th in route win rate, and 47th in open rate (per ESPN analytics). With declining metrics and an uncertain quarterback situation in Tampa Bay, Evans is a WR3.
7 weeks ago
Brandon Aiyuk Note
Brandon Aiyuk photo 71. Brandon Aiyuk WR - SF
Brandon Aiyuk set career highs across the board in 2022 in targets (113), receiving yards (1,015), and receiving touchdowns (eight) as the WR23 in fantasy. Aiyuk was 19th in PFF receiving grade, 27th in yards per route run, and 23rd in YAC per reception (minimum 50 targets per PFF). Aiyuk was also eighth in open rate, tied with Davante Adams (per ESPN analytics). Aiyuk ran hot with touchdowns (11th among wide receivers) despite ranking only 36th in deep targets and 30th in red zone targets. While it's tough to project him to eclipse last season's target mark in the 49ers' run-first offense, if Aiyuk's high-value usage creeps up in 2023, he will improve upon last year's fantasy finish. Aiyuk is a WR2.
7 weeks ago
Chris Godwin Note
Chris Godwin photo 72. Chris Godwin WR - TB
Chris Godwin had a productive 2022 in the shadow of his late-season 2021 ACL/MCL tear. Godwin was the WR15 in fantasy points per game as the Buccaneers' insane passing volume elevated him. Godwin was 31st in target share (21.8%) and tenth in raw target volume (142) while only playing 15 games. The volume covered up his efficiency ugliness in 2022. He was neutered into being a low aDOT (5.6, 99th) receiver who also ranked 38th in yards per route run. Godwin was 96th in deep targets and 18th in red zone targets. He was 68th among 82 qualifying wide receivers in open rate (per ESPN analytics). Entering his age 27 season with uncertainty at quarterback (Kyle Trask and Baker Mayfield...WOOF!) and in the passing volume department, Godwin is a WR3.
4 days ago
Brian Robinson Jr. Note
Brian Robinson Jr. photo 73. Brian Robinson Jr. RB - WAS
Brian Robinson Jr. took little time getting adjusted to NFL bellcow duties after missing the first four games of his NFL career after suffering gunshot wounds in August. From Week 6 onward, B-Rob averaged 9.4 fantasy points per game (RB34). But the points per game hardly depict Robinson's rookie campaign because he was getting fed with volume. He ranked fourth in carries (17.8 per game) and averaged over 70 rushing yards per game as PFF's ninth-highest-graded running back (82.1). The Commanders running back's lack of receiving usage - just 9 catches for 60 yards on a 6% target share - and lack of TDs was the reason for his underwhelming fantasy box scores. And although his receiving usage likely won't change too dramatically with Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic back under contract in 2023, I'd fully expect him to experience positive TD regression. Robinson finishes the fantasy regular season 13th in carries, but with just two rushing TDs. His 14 carries from inside the 10-yard line were the most of any player to score fewer than three rushing TDs.
9 weeks ago
Trevor Lawrence Note
Trevor Lawrence photo 74. Trevor Lawrence QB - JAC
After a lost 2021 season under former Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer, the talented Trevor Lawrence began to blossom in 2022 under the tutelage of first-year Jags HC Doug Pederson. From 2021 to 2022, Lawrence improved his completion percentage from 59.6% to 66.3%, boosted his YPA from 5.2 to 7.3, and upped his TD rate from 2.0% to 4.3%. Also a willing and able runner, Lawrence had five TD runs last season. Lawrence finished QB8 in fantasy scoring in 2022, and the former No. 1 draft pick is still ascending. Invest with confidence.
7 weeks ago
Rashod Bateman Note
Rashod Bateman photo 75. Rashod Bateman WR - BAL
Rashod Bateman looked like a receiver on his way to a breakout campaign before his season was derailed by a foot sprain in Week 4 and ultimately ended in Week 8 with a LisFranc injury. In Weeks 1-3, he was the WR34 in fantasy points per game with an 18.8% target share, a 30.3% air yard share, and 3.14 yards per route run. Bateman was also only a 72.7% route per dropback player in that stretch. Expect his raw target volume to climb next year if he is a full-time receiver. Bateman's talent is real, but he needs his health to comply and for Baltimore to figure out their quarterback situation for 2023. Bateman is a WR3 that could explode in 2023 if the stars align.
7 weeks ago
Michael Pittman Jr. Note
Michael Pittman Jr. photo 76. Michael Pittman Jr. WR - IND
Michael Pittman failed to build upon his breakout 2021 season last year as he finished as the WR21 in fantasy points per game (2021 WR22), but there's still reason to be optimistic about Pittman. Pittman was 17th in target share (25.6%) and nearly logged one of the quietest 100 reception seasons (99 receptions) in recent memory. He was 18th in red zone targets, first in total route wins, and third in route win rate, so the talent is still there for Pittman to finish with an even better 2023 season. The worry remains, though, regarding the quarterback situation for next season. If the Colts can find improved quarterback play, Pittman could easily be a WR2 next season, but for now, he's a WR3 with upside.
7 weeks ago
Jahan Dotson Note
Jahan Dotson photo 77. Jahan Dotson WR - WAS
Alvin Kamara Note
Alvin Kamara photo 78. Alvin Kamara RB - NO
Alvin Kamara had a year to forget in 2022 with QB/TE Taysom Hill seeing an increased role as a backfield rusher in the Saints offense. Hill earned more touches inside the 10-yard line (8 vs. 12) which limited Kamara to just two rushing TDs. AK41's receiving usage also fell off a cliff toward the end of the year. From Weeks 13-18, Kamara never caught more than two passes. His target share fell from 22% to 11%. The days of him being a game-breaker as a receiver seem to be long gone as he has seen his pass-catching numbers fall off drastically compared to his first four years in the NFL when he was averaging nearly 90 receptions per year. The overall lack of TDs and receiving was heightened more so when Kamara's poor rushing efficiency failed to make up for his loss in other production. The Saints running back ended the year second-worst in the rushing EPA (-41). Before the schedule eased up over the last four games, Kamara had just two games with 65 rushing yards. He still managed to finish as the RB15 in points per game (12.8), which might need to be his new fantasy expectation when he plays in 2023. Because there are serious question marks about Kamara's availability in regards to a potential suspension on events from last year's Pro Bowl. The general ambiguity will make him very risky to draft in the early rounds.
8 weeks ago
Javonte Williams Note
Javonte Williams photo 79. Javonte Williams RB - DEN
Javonte Williams was limited to just 4 games in his second year after tearing his ACL, LCL and PCL in Week 4 against the Raiders. The injury may end up being a blessing in disguise as Williams may have struggled mightily in the Denver Broncos atrocious offense. Even before his injury, Williams ranked as the RB35 in points per game (9.0) despite ranking as the fantasy RB12 in expected points per game. And Williams' underlying metrics were still elite, as his 116.3 PFF elusive rating ranked first among all RBs with at least 45 carries. Considering the time frame of Williams' injury, the expectation should be that he is back by the start of the year, but the severity/complexity of his knee injury is eerily similar to J.K. Dobbins from the past year. Williams could easily come out of the gates sluggish, and the moves that Broncos have made this offseason reflect that narrative. They've added Samaje Perine and Tony Jones Jr. to the backfield.
6 days ago
AJ Dillon Note
AJ Dillon photo 80. AJ Dillon RB - GB
Drafters were expecting A.J. Dillon to carve out a formidable role in the Packers backfield in 2022, but he was a complete afterthough for the majority of the season. His highly-touted "red-zone role" resulted in one touchdown (Week 1) in the first 11 weeks in a struggling Green Bay offense. Dillon eventually got more involved in the second half of the season, especially as a red-zone threat. From Week 9 onward, Dillon out-carried teammate Aaron Jones inside the 10-yard line 14 to 5 while splitting snaps exactly 50/50. And they scored the same amount of points total from Week 11 through Week 17, with Dillion scoring six rushing TDs. If Dillon's goal-line usage carries over from the tail-end of the 2022 season, that would significantly hinder Jones' fantasy upside while stabilizing Dillon's fantasy value. The bruising running back finished fifth in PFF rushing grade last season and will hit free agency at the end of the 2023 season. He also flashed top-tier handcuff upside when Jones got banged up versus the Bears in Week 13. Dillon tied a season-high with 18 carries for 93 yards and one touchdown to go along with three catches for 26 yards.
8 weeks ago
George Pickens Note
George Pickens photo 81. George Pickens WR - PIT
Dak Prescott Note
Dak Prescott photo 82. Dak Prescott QB - DAL
This seems like a crossroads year for Dak Prescott, who's coming off a forgettable 2022 campaign. Prescott finished as the QB2 in 2019, giving us a glimpse of what his fantasy ceiling looks like. But has missed significant time with injuries in two of the last three years, and his passing efficiency numbers are trending in the wrong direction. Prescott threw an NFL-high 15 interceptions in 2022. His 7.3 YPA was his lowest since 2017. After averaging 278.1 passing yards per game in 2021, Prescott averaged 238.3 passing yards per game in 2022. He ran for six touchdowns in each of his first three seasons but has only eight TD runs over the last four years. Consider Prescott a low-end QB1, stationed somewhere between the elite fantasy quarterbacks and the streamer class.
7 weeks ago
Treylon Burks Note
Treylon Burks photo 83. Treylon Burks WR - TEN
Treylon Burks is staring down a sophomore season with tons of opportunities at his disposal to put his disappointing rookie season in the past. Burks saw a 17.6% target share last season while ranking 35th in air-yard share and 32nd in yards per route run. While none of these numbers will inspire confidence in Burks entering year two, his 17th-ranked route win rate and 24th-ranked open rate (tied with Marquise Brown, per ESPN analytics) should. Burks enters the offseason with only 32-year-old Robert Woods, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, and Chigoziem Okonkwo to compete for targets in 2023. Burks falls in the WR3/4 bucket, but he could easily crush that expectation.
7 weeks ago
Bijan Robinson Note
Bijan Robinson photo 84. Bijan Robinson RB - FA
Texas running back Bijan Robinson is the consensus No. 1 RB across all draft publications. B-Rob finished the 2022 season as PFF's second-highest-graded rusher in the FBS, tallying 18 rushing TDs and 1,575 rushing yards en route to a 37% dominator rating in his final year as a Longhorn. He forced 104 missed tackles (40% broken tackle rate) which have shown to be super predictive of success rushing at the NFL level. And among last year's class, only Breece Hall posted a higher dominator rating (40%). Factor in that Robinson also finished 3rd among RBs in yards per catch (16.5) with zero drops and there's no question as to why he's the 1.01 already in rookie drafts. At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, Robinson has the requisite size and all the tools to be a three-down running back who never leaves the field.

During NFL Combine testing, Robinson ran a 4.46 40-yard dash. He also jumped 37" in the vertical (81st percentile) and 124" in the broad jump (86th percentile). Per that awarded B-Rob an 89th percentile speed score. His 1.52 10-yard split nearly matched track star Devon Achane (1.51) and actually equaled Jamyr Gibbs (1.52).
6 days ago
Deshaun Watson Note
Deshaun Watson photo 85. Deshaun Watson QB - CLE
The 2022 version of Deshaun Watson was a far cry from the early-career Watson who finished top five in QB fantasy scoring in each of his first three seasons as a starter. Amid allegations of sexual assault, Watson didn't play in 2021 and served an 11-game suspension in 2022 before making a Week 13 debut for the Browns against his old team, the Texans. Watson was predictably rusty, producing numbers befitting a fantasy backup over a small sample size. It's reasonable to assume that Watson will look at least a little more like the dynamic dual-threat QB he used to be in 2023, but it would be a leap of faith to assume that he'll be as effective as he was from 2018 to 2020.
7 weeks ago
James Cook Note
James Cook photo 86. James Cook RB - BUF
James Cook was used in a limited fashion during his rookie season, topping out at just a 56% snap share in Week 18 versus the Patriots. However, it should be noted that Cook forced a 60-40 split from Week 13 onward with veteran Devin Singletary. The first-year rusher averaged a 40% snap share over the team's final seven games, matching Singletary point-for-point (RB25 in points per game). Cook was also the superior rusher in the season's totality capping off his year by averaging 5.3 yards per carry (5th). He earned PFF's No. 1 ranking in breakaway run rate (44%). The spurts of explosiveness and receiving ability will work in Cook's favor as he enters Year 2 with the potential to emerge as Buffalo's Day 1 starter, with Damien Harris as his main competition.

The Harris signing signifies that the second-year pro is locked-in to the elite pass-catching role vacated in the backfield. In 2022, Singletary finished third among all running backs in route participation (57%). Considering Cook's 27% target rate per route run - equal or better than Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara in 2022, 5th among all RBs with at least 30 targets - I fully expect him to take on a much larger role as a receiver in a Bills passing attack that is shrouded with question marks behind Stefon Diggs.
6 days ago
Gabe Davis Note
Gabe Davis photo 87. Gabe Davis WR - BUF
Pat Freiermuth Note
Pat Freiermuth photo 88. Pat Freiermuth TE - PIT
After a promising rookie season in which he had 60 catches for 497 yards and seven touchdowns, Pat Freiermuth scored only two TDs in 2022. But Freiermuth drew 98 targets in his second season and finished with 63 catches for 732 yards. The former second-round draft pick from Penn State offers a solid fantasy floor as a key component of the Pittsburgh passing game.
6 weeks ago
Marquise Brown Note
Marquise Brown photo 89. Marquise Brown WR - ARI
DeAndre Hopkins could be on the move this offseason which means Marquise Brown could revisit his 2022 early-season usage. In Weeks 1-6, he was the WR7 in fantasy as he saw elite alpha-level love. He had a 26% target share, a 40.5% air yard share, and 2.00 yards per route run. Brown proved up to the task of operating as Arizona's number one receiving option. He was 24th in open rate last year, immediately behind Jakobi Meyers (per ESPN analytics). Brown is a WR2 currently that could rise more once Hopkins is moved. Consider him a high-end number two option with the possibility of more in 2023.
7 weeks ago
Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 90. Jamaal Williams RB - NO
How does a running back finish as the RB12 while catching only 12 passes? Touchdowns. That's exactly how the season played out for Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams. He took on the role as the Lions' goal-line back, carrying the ball a league-high 41 times inside the 10-yard line for 13 rushing TDs. Williams would finish the year with a league-high 17 rushing TDs - not too far off his 16.4 expected touchdowns.

Touchdown regression pundits will shout to the heavens that Williams cannot duplicate his 2022 success and his new landing spot in New Orleans confirms this. He signed for 3 years, $12 million, $8 million guaranteed but will now compete for red-zone touches with both Alvin Kamara and Taysom Hill. Kamara totaled just eight carries inside the 10-yard line last season with Hill chipping in 12. But a potential Kamara suspension would dramatically boost Williams' fantasy value as the Saints offense has never shied away from featuring the likes of Latavius Murray or Mark Ingram when AK41 has missed time in the past.
6 days ago
Evan Engram Note
Evan Engram photo 91. Evan Engram TE - JAC
Evan Engram had a terrific rookie season for the Giants in 2017, then spent the next four years failing to live up to expectations. He signed a one-year deal with the Jaguars in 2022 and thrived in his new environment, catching 73 passes for 766 yards and four touchdowns. Engram also had 7-93-1 in the Jaguars epic come-from-behind playoff win vs. the Chargers. Back with the Jags after being franchise-tagged, Engram will likely be drafted as a midrange TE1 this summer.
6 days ago
David Njoku Note
David Njoku photo 92. David Njoku TE - CLE
David Njoku's first five seasons in Cleveland were a mixed bag, but the uber-athletic tight end had a strong 2022 campaign, with 58 catches for 628 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games. Njoku hauled in 72.5% of his targets and averaged 44.9 yards per game. Although he's been in the league since 2017, Njoku will only be entering his age-27 season, so he's squarely in the prime of his career. With his massive wingspan and above-average speed, Njoku might still be able to take up his game another notch.
6 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins Note
Kirk Cousins photo 93. Kirk Cousins QB - MIN
Say what you will about Kirk Cousins' habit of underperforming in big games or his penchant for throwing short of the sticks in critical third- and fourth-down situations. That stuff might leave Vikings fans dismayed, but it's less concerning in the fantasy realm, where Cousins' yeat-to-year consistency makes him a stable and useful fantasy asset. Cousins has finished as a top-11 quarterback in each of the last three years. He finished QB7 in 2022, ranking fourth in passing yards (4,547) and tying for fifth in TD passes (29). If you miss out on the top quarterbacks, Cousins is a perfectly reasonable fallback option in the middle rounds of your draft.
6 weeks ago
Tua Tagovailoa Note
Tua Tagovailoa photo 94. Tua Tagovailoa QB - MIA
Your willingness to draft Tua Tagovailoa in 2023 will likely depend on your tolerance for risk. Tua proved himself as a passer in 2022, leading all quarterbacks in passer rating (105.5), yards per attempt (8.9) and touchdown percentage (6.3%). But Tua has to be considered a concussion risk after a season in which he twice missed games due to brain injuries. He was knocked unconscious against the Bengals in Week 4 and didn't return until Week 7. He was also placed in the concussion protocol after a Week 16 game against the Packers and missed Miami's final two games. Were it not for concussion concerns. Tua would be drafted as a top-10 quarterback as a talented young passer in an explosive Dolphins offense that features two terrific WRs in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. But with the possibility that another concussion could put Tua out of action indefinitely, it seems more sensible to regard Tua as a high-end QB2.
6 weeks ago
Courtland Sutton Note
Courtland Sutton photo 95. Courtland Sutton WR - DEN
Courtland Sutton is coming off a disappointing season, but when we peer at deeper efficiency metrics, it's easy to see the problem wasn't him. Sutton dipped to 50th in yards per route run and 65th in fantasy points per route run, while he saw a 23.1% target share (25th). This paints the picture that the blame rests upon Sutton's shoulders until we also see that he was 16th in total route wins and 12th in open rate (per ESPN analytics). Only 72.5% (71st) of his targets were catchable, and he ranked 42nd in target quality rating. With a new head wizard in Sean Payton directing this passing attack, there are reasons to buy in on a big Sutton bounceback in 2023. Sutton was 11th in deep targets and 22nd in red zone targets last year. Sutton is an upside WR3.
7 weeks ago
Kadarius Toney Note
Kadarius Toney photo 96. Kadarius Toney WR - KC
Jakobi Meyers Note
Jakobi Meyers photo 97. Jakobi Meyers WR - LV
Josh McDaniels took another step today in making the Raiders "Patriots west" as they inked Jakobi Meyers to a three-year deal. This is a welcome addition to a Raiders' wide receiver room that was looking thin outside of Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow (Mack Hollins is a FA). The dominoes might not be done falling, though, as this could also signal a Renfrow departure. Renfrow can be cut, and the Raiders can save 1.5 million against the cap. The likeliest outcome is that Renfrow remains in Vegas this year and is cut bait next year when the team can save 8.2 million against the cap next year by kicking him to the curb. The Raiders are surrounding their new starting quarterback with underneath weapons. Meyers will rotate slot work with Renfrow. Meyers played 69.5% from the slot last year (Renfrow 86.0%), drawing a 22.0% target share (29th), a 25.8% target per route run rate (22nd), and a 27.4% air yard share as the Patriots' number one option. He was 29th in PFF receiving grade and 23rd in yards per route run (minimum 50 targets per PFF). Meyers has been the WR29 and WR35 in fantasy points per game over the last two seasons. Meyers' signing could signal the Raiders' plan to deploy more 11 personnel this season after ranking 18th in the use of three-plus wide receiver sets last year. Meyers will compete with Hunter Renfrow for second in line at the target water fountain. Meyers is a low-ceiling WR3/4 that gets a small boost in PPR formats.
4 days ago
Diontae Johnson Note
Diontae Johnson photo 98. Diontae Johnson WR - PIT
Rachaad White Note
Rachaad White photo 99. Rachaad White RB - TB
Rachaad White saw his role grow during the second half of the season, forcing a timeshare with Leonard Fournette. From Weeks 10-17, White operated as the 1A in the Buccaneers' backfield averaging 11 fantasy points per game (RB26). He wasn't great as a rusher - four yards per carry, 66.4 PFF rushing grade - but no running back was particularly efficient behind Tampa's patchwork offensive line. The first-year rusher was still better than Fournette on the ground, as the veteran finished third-to-last in rushing EPA (-39.13). And there was no better display of White edging out Fournette on the field than in the first round of the NFL playoffs. Fournette carried the ball just 5 times for 11 yards while White started and rushed for 41 yards on 7 carries, adding 4-of-6 targets for 36 yards (56% snap share). White's superior season and proficiency as a receiver (50 receptions, 11th among all RBs) solidify him as the RB1 moving forward. Tampa Bay released Fournette and signed Chase Edmonds in free agency.
6 days ago
Rashaad Penny Note
Rashaad Penny photo 100. Rashaad Penny RB - PHI
Rashaad Penny inked a one-year deal with the Eagles reportedly worth $1.35 million with $600,000 guaranteed and a max value of $2.1 million. It's not much but it puts him in a position to be the team's early-down lead back in full Miles Sanders fashion. In his five games played before his injury in 2022, Penny averaged over six yards per carry. His only game where he failed to surpass 54 yards on the ground was against the eventual number one run defensive unit: the San Francisco 49ers. The on-field production and talent have never been in question with Penny. It's just been the availability due to health that has been the big issue. Quarterback Jalen Hurts' presence at the goal line will obviously hinder Penny's TD potential to some extent, but make no mistake that Penny's explosive game means he can score beyond just the 5-yard line. Of his 14 career touchdowns, 11 have come on 10-yard-plus plays. Seven (50%) have been 30-plus plays from scrimmage.

Although it should be noted that the Eagles also re-signed Boston Scott, and Penny's deal is worth $1.35 million with $600,000 guaranteed - less than Scott's $2 million with $1.08 guaranteed. Interesting.
6 days ago
Daniel Jones Note
Daniel Jones photo 101. Daniel Jones QB - NYG
A mistake-prone turnover machine during his first three NFL seasons, Daniel Jones flourished in Year Four under first-year Giants head coach Brian Daboll, finishing QB9 in fantasy scoring. Jones ran for 708 yards and seven touchdowns in 2022. He averaged only 200.3 passing yards per game and threw 15 TD passes in 15 starts, but Jones didn't have much pass-catching talent at his disposal and could increase his passing output if he gets more weaponry. Jones figures to be a low-end QB1 or high-end QB2 in 2023 fantasy drafts.
6 days ago
Brandin Cooks Note
Brandin Cooks photo 102. Brandin Cooks WR - DAL
Elijah Mitchell Note
Elijah Mitchell photo 103. Elijah Mitchell RB - SF
Elijah Mitchell got hurt in Week 1 and the team traded for Christian McCaffrey by the time he was fully healthy enough to return to the field (Week 10). In his first game back, he rushed 18 times for 89 yards. He saw middling usage over the next two weeks - eight carries for 47 rushing yards per game - before getting hurt again. Mitchell's gone two straight seasons without being able to stay healthy - definitely a downside factor to being undersized running back in the Kyle Shanahan run scheme. But his efficient play at least solidified him as the primary handcuff to McCaffrey in 2023. He might see occasional spike weeks of production even while CMC is healthy (as he did at times in 2022) but I'd hardly project him for any consistent role as the No. 2 running back on the depth chart. Although it should be noted that No. 3 running back Jordan Mason graded out as PFF's second-highest graded rusher in 2022, and could potentially push Mitchell for the backup job. Mason's larger stature will make it easier for him to hold up over an 18-week season.
8 weeks ago
Geno Smith Note
Geno Smith photo 104. Geno Smith QB - SEA
In his first two seasons in the league, Geno Smith threw 25 TD passes and 34 interceptions for the Jets, earning a reputation for being a second-round draft bust. Smith waited seven years to get another crack at being a full-time starter and thrived in that role with the Seahawks, throwing for 4,282 yards and 30 touchdowns, leading the NFL in completion percentage (69.8%) and winning the Comeback Player of the Year award. Smith finished QB5 in fantasy scoring in 2022, and though it wouldn't be wise to bet on a repeat, a low-end QB1 or high-end QB2 finish is a reasonable expectation.
6 days ago
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 105. Cole Kmet TE - CHI
One of the few credible pass catchers for the Chicago Bears last season, Cole Kmet led the team in targets (69), catches (50), receiving yards (544) and TD catches (7). Kmet got off to a s slow start in 2022, catching five passes for 56 yards over his first four games, but still finished TE8 in PPR fantasy scoring. If Bears QB Justin Fields shows improvement as a passer in 2023, Kmet could take another step up in his age-24 season, though the Bears' addition of WR D.J. Moore casts a shadow over Kmet's target outlook.
6 days ago
Jared Goff Note
Jared Goff photo 106. Jared Goff QB - DET
After disappointing seasons with the Rams in 2019 and 2020, then a lackluster first season with the Lions in 2021, Jared Goff turned in a solid year for Detroit in 2022, throwing for 4,438 yards and 29 touchdowns, good for a QB10 finish in fantasy scoring. Goff thrived under first-year Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, who'll announced that he'll be back as Detroit's OC after getting some head-coach buzz at the end of the regular season. Goff will also have some exciting pass catchers to work with in WRs Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jameson Williams and RB D'Andre Swift.
6 weeks ago
Ezekiel Elliott Note
Ezekiel Elliott photo 107. Ezekiel Elliott RB - FA
I was vehemently against drafting Ezekiel Elliott across all formats in 2022. I was convinced that his best days were behind him and that Tony Pollard was the clear-cut better running back in the Dallas backfield. And I felt like the stance was mostly correct. Zeke finished as RB19 versus Pollard's RB7 status. Elliott posted career lows in yards per carry (3.7), receptions and targets. But he was an absolute TD monster, finishing second in expected touchdowns with 12 real rushing scores. Only Joe Mixon and Jamaal Williams totaled more carries inside the 10-yard line than Elliott. And ultimately the scoring was what made Zeke a usable fantasy asset especially after he returned from injury. He scored eight touchdowns from Weeks 11-17. For him to sustain any fantasy value in 2023 and beyond, Elliott will need to carve out a role as a team's primary red-zone back.
6 days ago
D'Onta Foreman Note
D'Onta Foreman photo 108. D'Onta Foreman RB - CHI
D'Onta Foreman inked a one-year deal worth $3 million with the Chicago Bears to replace David Montgomery in the Bears backfield alongside Khalil Herbert and Travis Homer. Per Aaron Wilson, Foreman also had interest from the Bills, Panthers, and Giants but chose to go with the Bears.

The interest doesn't come as a surprise after Foreman's breakout play in 2022. From Week 7 on, Foreman was the RB21 in fantasy scoring and RB22 in fantasy points per game. He ranked fourth in the NFL in rushing yards (852) over that span. But his path to back-end RB2 status was not consistent whatsoever. Foreman rushed for more than 110 yards in half of his last 10 games while finishing with fewer than 40 rushing yards in four of the others. His weekly half-point PPR fantasy finishes over those last 10 games were RB13, RB5, RB42, RB9, RB48, RB27, RB27, RB70, RB3, and RB53. Foreman was also a zero in the passing game, with just five receptions as the team's starter.

Even so, Foreman's flashes of high-end early-down starting potential for two straight seasons are going to earn him opportunities in Chicago. Even though Khalil Herbert has shown out on limited opportunities, it's hard to envision anything but another usage split between Herbert and Foreman similar to the split between Herbert and Montgomery last season.
6 days ago
Russell Wilson Note
Russell Wilson photo 109. Russell Wilson QB - DEN
Plagued by subpar QB play for years, the Broncos viewed Russell Wilson as a potential savior and gave up a bevy of draft capital to acquire him. Wilson's first year in Denver was bitterly disappointing, as he turned in the worst season of his 11-year career, with career lows in completion percentage (60.5%), passer rating (84.4) and touchdown passes (16), and a career high in sacks (55). Once a dangerous runner, Wilson doesn't run as much these days, and he doesn't escape pressure as easily. It's possible that this accomplished passer has a bounce-back season in 2023 under the tutelage of Sean Payton, but we can't assume that the 34-year-old Wilson will return to something close to vintage form. Approach with caution.
6 days ago
Michael Thomas Note
Michael Thomas photo 110. Michael Thomas WR - NO
Darnell Mooney Note
Darnell Mooney photo 111. Darnell Mooney WR - CHI
JuJu Smith-Schuster Note
JuJu Smith-Schuster photo 112. JuJu Smith-Schuster WR - NE
Aaron Rodgers Note
Aaron Rodgers photo 113. Aaron Rodgers QB - GB
The 39-year-old Rodgers still makes some dazzling throws, but he experienced some statistical slippage in 2022. He threw only 26 TD passes, and his 12 interceptions were the most he'd thrown in a season since 2008. He averaged 6.8 yards per pass attempt, the second-lowest mark of his 15 years as a starter. Rodgers' days as a QB1 may be over. He finished QB13 in fantasy scoring last season, but he was QB21 in fantasy points per game among QBs who played at least 10 games. Don't make the mistake of buying Rodgers based solely on the name brand. It's possible a change of venue will rekindle interest in Favre, but the Jets' defense is one of the best in the league, so Rodgers isn't going to be involved in a lot of shootouts and may end up being a glorified game manager in 2023.
6 days ago
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 114. Dalton Schultz TE - HOU
Dalton Schultz signed a one-year deal with the Texans, where he should have ample target opportunity but figures to be paired with a rookie QB. Schultz was TE3 in fantasy scoring in 2021, catching 78 passes for 808 yards and eight touchdowns. But his production tapered off in 2022. He finished with 57-577-5 and dealt with an early-season knee injury that cost him a pair of games. Schultz isn't particularly athletic, and he's averaged just 6.5 yards per target last season, suggesting that his 2021 numbers aren't likely to be repeated.
6 days ago
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 115. Dawson Knox TE - BUF
After scoring nine touchdowns in 2021, Dawson Knox had only two touchdowns in the Bills' first 12 games of 2022. But Knox got hot down the stretch, scoring a touchdown in each of Buffalo's last four regular-season games. Knox has had more than 500 receiving yards in each of the last two seasons, and he's averaged a respectable 8.1 yards per target over that span. The 26-year-old Knox might never be featured in the Bills' passing game, but playing with QB Josh Allen is unquestionably a boon to Knox's fantasy value.
6 weeks ago
Damien Harris Note
Damien Harris photo 116. Damien Harris RB - BUF
The Buffalo Bills signed Damien Harris (RB42 ADP) to a one-year contract to fill the void left by Devin Singletary. Bills general manager Brandon Beane stated earlier this offseason that the team wanted to add another back with more "size" to compliment smaller running backs like James Cook and Nyheim Hines. Harris, at 216 pounds, fits the mold of the bigger back that Beane was after, so it's not a shock to see this deal completed.

Last season, the former Patriots running back was plagued by injuries, playing in just 11 contests - two of which he left early. And in his nine healthy games, Harris averaged just 8.8 fantasy points, 11 carries, and 49 rushing yards per game. He took a major backseat to the surging Rhamondre Stevenson, who operated as the RB1 in the backfield for the majority of the season.

Now with Buffalo, Harris' best fantasy prospects are for him to land the Bills' red-zone back role. He scored just as many times as Stevenson from inside the ten-yard line last season (thrice) despite being out-carried in that area of the field 19 to six.

In 2022, former Bills RB Devin Singletary totaled just four rushing TDs inside the 10-yard on 16 carries. QB Josh Allen is frequently deployed as a goal-line rusher which might limit Harris' touchdown totals in 2023. However, we have seen quarterbacks run less at the goal line as they get older, so there's still a chance that Harris flirts with double-digit scores should his arrival mean the team leans on him more as their preferred rusher near the pylon to protect their franchise quarterback in the long term.
6 days ago
Antonio Gibson Note
Antonio Gibson photo 117. Antonio Gibson RB - WAS
Antonio Gibson's production fell off substantially in 2022 as he split work in the Commanders' backfield with rookie Brian Robinson Jr. In Gibson's last nine healthy games played - he missed the end of the year with a foot injury that required surgery - he and Robinson operated as fantasy RB3s as the RB34 and RB30 respectively in points per game. AG was still the much more involved receiver with an impressive 14% target share - three catches, four targets and 22 receiving yards per game - but he was out-carried 9.7 rushing attempts per game to 16.7 by Robinson. B-Rob's status as the starter on early downs entering the season will surely make Gibson - a free agent at the end of 2023 - an enticing late-round running back option based on his pass-catching prowess and RB1 fantasy production his first two years in the league. Keep in mind, that J.D. McKissic is coming off a neck injury with an out in his contract, slating Gibson to reprise the full-blown receiving role for Washington. Gibson's 80.5 PFF receiving grade ranked third among all RBs in 2022.
8 weeks ago
Kyler Murray Note
Kyler Murray photo 118. Kyler Murray QB - ARI
Kyler Murray will pose an interesting dilemma for fantasy drafters in 2023. A dangerous dual-threat QB who's averaged 21.2 fantasy points over 57 NFL starts, Murray tore his ACL on Dec. 12 and may not be ready for the start of the season, so his recovery will have to be monitored closely over the summer. Murray regressed as a passer in 2022, averaging just 6.1 yards per attempt. But Murray finished QB2 in fantasy scoring in 2020, and at his best he's a difference-making quarterback who can rack up fantasy points with both his arm and his legs.
6 weeks ago
Jeff Wilson Jr. Note
Jeff Wilson Jr. photo 119. Jeff Wilson Jr. RB - MIA
Jeff Wilson joined the Miami squad in Week 9 and immediately took on a sizable role. Wilson averaged 10 carries for 49 yards and nearly 0.4 TDs per game from Weeks 9 through 18. Raheem Mostert averaged an eerily similar workload with ten carries for 55 yards and 0.25 TDs per game. The two both missed one game entirely over this stretch, but posted an almost identical fantasy point-per-game output at ten points per game (RB32/33) with Wilson getting the slight lean in terms of expected points based on usage. Wilson out-targeted Mostert 23 to 20. However, Mostert was the superior back on a per-touch basis. The journeyman running back was superior in yards after contact per attempt (4.01 versus 2.33) and caught 18 of his 20 targets. Wilson only converted 12 of his 23 targets into receptions.

The team opted to bring back Mostert on a two-year deal ($5.6MM, $2.2MM guaranteed) and also re-sign Wilson to a 2-year deal worth up to $8.2 million ($2.65MM guaranteed). Considering the contracts and difference in age, I much prefer Wilson as my preferred Dolphins running back to target.
6 days ago
Alexander Mattison Note
Alexander Mattison photo 120. Alexander Mattison RB - MIN
Alexander Mattison smashed in most games that Dalvin Cook missed from 2020-2021. The Vikings RB2 posted five games with at least 23 touches over that stretch, including two games with 32 touches when Cook was sidelined. He averaged 23.7 PPR points and 90 rushing yards per game in those contests. The problem in 2022, was that Mattison never got the opportunity to carve out a bell cow role because Cook stayed healthy for the entire season. Aside from the occasional goal-line touch, Mattison operated strictly as RB2 for Minnesota. And that hurt Mattison's chances of boosting his stock in free agency as he settled in on returning to his old team on a 2-year, $7MM contract with $6.35MM guaranteed.

The 25-year-old running back was at least efficient in 2022 when he carried the ball, finishing with a career-high 84.2 PFF rushing grade which ranked 15th among 61 running backs with at least 70 carries in 2022.

And although, he's never been a featured back for an entire season -- the glimpses of him in a full-time role as a Viking shed some light on his potential upside should he ascend to RB1 status. Dalvin Cook has been a hot trade candidate, suggesting his days at the Vikings RB1 could be numbered. The team can save close to $8 million if they release him.
6 days ago
Greg Dulcich Note
Greg Dulcich photo 121. Greg Dulcich TE - DEN
Greg Dulcich missed the first five games of his rookie season with a hamstring injury, but the third-round draft was productive upon his return, scoring a touchdown in his NFL debut and finishing the season with 33-411-2 in 10 games. Dulcich averaged 5.5 targets per game and drew eight or more targets in four of his 10 games. He's an intriguing growth stock for 2023.
6 weeks ago
Donovan Peoples-Jones Note
Donovan Peoples-Jones photo 122. Donovan Peoples-Jones WR - CLE
Chigoziem Okonkwo Note
Chigoziem Okonkwo photo 123. Chigoziem Okonkwo TE - TEN
A fourth-round draft pick from Maryland, Chigoziem "Chig" Okonkwo was a pleasant surprise for the Titans in his rookie season, catching 32 passes for 450 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 14.1 yards per catch and 9.8 yards per target, flashing impressive speed and tackle-breaking ability after the catch. Okonkwo is an exciting addition to the TE pool, although the Titans' grim QB situation might force us to temper our enthusiasm for this up-and-comer.
6 weeks ago
Kareem Hunt Note
Kareem Hunt photo 124. Kareem Hunt RB - FA
There should have been a stronger case made that the Browns offense would struggle in 2022, making Kareem Hunt a tough bet to also deliver as the 1B to Nick Chubb's 1A. Hunt's bizarre lack of usage is what really held him back, but highly drafting No. 2 RBs in offenses with major question marks or turnovers is a tough sell. Hunt played over 50% of the snaps once all year (Week 1) and averaged just 9.4 touches per game, which ranked outside the top 50 running backs in 2022. In 2021, Hunt averaged nearly 3 more touches per game. The 2023 free-agent rusher was also not particularly efficient with a career-low 3.8 yards per carry. His days in Cleveland are most certainly over which opens the door for him to return to fantasy RB1 status as a new team's bellcow.
9 weeks ago
Trey Lance Note
Trey Lance photo 125. Trey Lance QB - SF
Will Trey Lance be a starter when the 49ers kick off the 2023 season? It seems likely that he'll compete with Brock Purdy for the starter's job, and it's possible 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan will put his thumb on the scale for Purdy after the seventh-round pick from Iowa State helped guide the Niners into the playoffs. The 49ers have added Sam Darnold to the mix as well. Lance is a dangerous runner with ample arm talent, and this will be his age-23 season, so there's plenty of time for him to make good on the potential that inspired the 49ers to give away multiple first-round draft picks in order to trade up and draft Lance. But the North Dakota State product has thrown just 420 passes since high school and still has a great deal to prove. Lance could be one of the best QB values of 2023 or a complete waste of a draft pick.
6 days ago
Jahmyr Gibbs Note
Jahmyr Gibbs photo 126. Jahmyr Gibbs RB - FA
Incoming rookie Jahmyr Gibbs spent his first two college seasons at Georgia Tech, posting a 24% dominator rating as the team's RB1 alongside future NFL running back, Jordan Mason. In both his years at Georgia Tech, Gibbs finished second in PFF receiving grade. However, he elected to not stay at GT for his junior year and instead transferred to Alabama to be the Crimson Tide's next RB1. He led Alabama with 926 rushing yards and flashed receiving ability by catching a team-leading 44 passes for 444 receiving yards. Gibbs finished third in the FBS in receiving yards, one year removed from leading all RBs in the nation in receiving yards (470). He also flashed his explosiveness by ending the year fifth in the class in PFF's breakaway run rate (53%). At 5-foot-9 and 199 pounds, Gibbs is on the smaller size for an every-down role. But he more than makes up for it with his receiving and speed. NFL teams don't seem concerned about his size with his expected draft position at 36th overall. His explosive skill set was on full display during the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine when Gibbs blazed through the drills. He ran a 4.36 40-yard dash (second to only Devon Achane, 97th percentile). Although, Gibbs did only hit 33.5" in the vertical jump (41st percentile).
6 days ago
Raheem Mostert Note
Raheem Mostert photo 127. Raheem Mostert RB - MIA
Raheem Mostert signed with the Dolphins in 2022, reuniting with former 49ers coach Mike McDaniel in South Beach. The soon-to-be 31-year-old was projected to be the back up for big free agent acquisition, Chase Edmonds. However, Edmonds fell out of favor extremely quickly and Mostert took over the starting job in Week 2. From that point until Week 8, Mostert averaged nearly ten half-points (RB21), 13.7 rushing attempts, and 62 rushing yards per game. The team quickly moved on from Edmonds before the trade deadline, replacing his spot on the roster with another ex-49ers running back, Jeff Wilson Jr.

Wilson joined the squad in Week 9 and immediately took on a sizable role. Wilson averaged 10 carries for 49 yards and nearly 0.4 TDs per game from Weeks 9 through 18. Mostert averaged an eerily similar workload with ten carries for 55 yards and 0.25 TDs per game. The two both missed one game entirely over this stretch, but posted an almost identical fantasy point-per-game output at ten points per game (RB32/33) with Wilson getting the slight lean in terms of expected points based on usage. Wilson out-targeted Mostert 23 to 20. However, Mostert was the superior back on a per-touch basis. The journeyman running back was superior in yards after contact per attempt (4.01 versus 2.33) and caught 18 of his 20 targets. Wilson only converted 12 of his 23 targets into receptions.

The team opted to bring back Mostert on a two-year deal ($5.6MM, $2.2MM guaranteed) and also re-sign Wilson to a 2-year deal worth up to $8.2 million ($2.65MM guaranteed).
6 days ago
Zay Jones Note
Zay Jones photo 128. Zay Jones WR - JAC
Kenneth Gainwell Note
Kenneth Gainwell photo 129. Kenneth Gainwell RB - PHI
Kenneth Gainwell was seldom used throughout the 2022 season as his passing-catching skill was not needed with the Philadelphia Eagles dominating their opponents en route to a Super Bowl 57 cameo. But his usage down the stretch should be noted as his role increased drastically. He out-targeted Miles Sanders 18-5 from Week 15 onward. And in Sanders' last five games, the early-down starter played fewer than 40% of the snaps after never playing fewer than 50% of the snaps from Weeks 1-16. Gainwell and Sanders split touches nearly 50/50 in the team's last four games, with Kenny G seeing the preferred usage on third/passing downs. With Sanders not returning to the team, Gainwell would be a favorite to see an expanded role on the ground in addition to his confirmed receiving role on offense. It's a major "if" Rashaad Penny can actually stay healthy. And "if" he doesn't (most likely outcome) Gainwell will benefit as will Boston Scott. Gainwell is RB39 in early best ball drafts.
6 days ago
Matthew Stafford Note
Matthew Stafford photo 130. Matthew Stafford QB - LAR
After leading the Rams to a championship two seasons ago, Matthew Stafford struggled through the first nine games of 2022 before a spinal cord contusion ended his season. In 2021, Stafford averaged 287.4 passing yards per game and threw for 41 touchdowns. Last year, he averaged 231.9 passing yards and threw for 10 touchdowns. Stafford has become increasingly interception-prone in his twilight years, with 25 INTs in his last 26 regular-season games. The 35-year-old Stafford might have fuel left in the tank, but the red flags in his statistical profile make him a low-end QB2 for 2023.
6 weeks ago
Buffalo Bills Note
Buffalo Bills photo 131. Buffalo Bills DST - BUF
Tyler Boyd Note
Tyler Boyd photo 132. Tyler Boyd WR - CIN
Elijah Moore Note
Elijah Moore photo 133. Elijah Moore WR - CLE
Derek Carr Note
Derek Carr photo 134. Derek Carr QB - NO
The nine-year veteran is now on the Saints and will be suiting up for a team other than the Silver and Black for the first time in his career. There were some concerning signs of slippage for Carr in 2022. His interception rate (2.8%) was the highest of his career, and his completion percentage (60.8%) was the lowest since his rookie year. He averaged 7.0 yards per attempt, a five-year low. Carr doesn't add rushing value, so his fantasy value will depend on his landing spot and his ability to rebound from a down year,
6 days ago
San Francisco 49ers Note
San Francisco 49ers photo 135. San Francisco 49ers DST - SF
Allen Lazard Note
Allen Lazard photo 136. Allen Lazard WR - NYJ
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 137. Gerald Everett TE - LAC
Gerald Everett posted career highs in receptions and receiving yardage in 2022, finishing with 58-555-4. Everett hasn't finished as a top-12 fantasy TE in any of his six NFL seasons, but he's established himself as a playable TE2. Everett benefits from playing with Justin Herbert, one of the better young quarterbacks in the league.
6 weeks ago
Taysom Hill Note
Taysom Hill photo 138. Taysom Hill QB,TE - NO
A situational wildcat quarterback masquerading as a tight end, Taysom Hill finished TE5 in half-point PPR fantasy scoring last year. Hill was wildly inconsistent from week to week, however, and a 112-yard, three-TD rushing performance vs. Seattle in Week 5 accounted for a massive chunk of his fantasy scoring. Hill's fantasy value for 2023 depends largely on his usage. With Derek Carr arriving in New Orleans during the offseason, it seems likely the Saints will reduce Hill's snap counts, rendering him a fantasy afterthought who might have a couple of splash weeks but won't provide bankable value.
6 days ago
Leonard Fournette Note
Leonard Fournette photo 139. Leonard Fournette RB - FA
Tom Brady's retirement marked the end of Leonard Fournette with the Buccaneers. The team was pressed up versus the salary cap (31st in available salary cap space) and they took the out in Fournette's contract by releasing him. With Fournette out, Rachaad White would become the entrenched starter entering the season. White saw his role grow during the second half of the season, forcing a timeshare with Fournette. From Weeks 10-17, White operated as the 1A in the Buccaneers' backfield averaging 11 fantasy points per game (RB26) versus Fournette's 11.3 (RB23). White wasn't great as a rusher - four yards per carry, 66.4 PFF rushing grade - but no running back was particularly efficient behind Tampa's patchwork offensive line. The first-year rusher was better than the 28-year-old on the ground, as the veteran finished third-to-last in rushing EPA (-39.13) and 6th-worst in PFF rushing grade (67.6). Lombardi Lenny posted his worst efficiency marks since joining the Bucs in 2022, ranking 4th-worst in NFL next-gen stats rushing yards over expectation per attempt (-0.36). There was also no better display of the Bucs' hierarchy in their backfield than White edging out Fournette on the field than in the first round of the NFL playoffs. Fournette carried the ball just five times for 11 yards while White started and rushed for 41 yards on 7 carries, adding 4-of-6 targets for 36 yards (56% snap share). Fournette's disappointing campaign - outside all the dump-off receptions/targets - has definitely hurt his interest in the FA market.
6 days ago
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 140. Mike Gesicki TE - NE
Mike Gesicki is one of the most athletic tight ends in the league, but he was a complete nonfactor in fantasy last season. After a 73-catch, 780-yard season in 2021, Gesicki was franchised-tagged by the Dolphins last year, only to become an afterthought in head coach Mike McDaniel's offense. Gesicki averaged just 3.1 targets per game in 2022 and finished with 32 catches for 362 yards and five touchdowns. Gesicki has since signed with the Patriots, where he'll be reunited with his college coach at Penn State, Bill O'Brien, who's now the Patriots' offensive coordinator. Gesicki could become a more appealing fantasy option in 2023 if O'Brien is committed to better utilizing Gesicki's impressive skill set.
6 days ago
Jaxon Smith-Njigba Note
Jaxon Smith-Njigba photo 141. Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR - FA
Smith-Njiba won't burn you in the open field with his raw speed, but that isn't necessary for him to succeed. He's a route tactician with the route-running chops of an NFL veteran. Smith-Njiba's snap at the top of his stem is excellent, which allows him to create easy separation. Any team investing high draft capital in him knows what they are getting: a high-volume wide receiver that can work both inside and on the perimeter. Yes, Smith-Njiba was a slot receiver in college, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have the intangibles to get loose on the boundary. He wins with excellent, quick footwork at the line and in space. He's more quick than fast. Also, in saying that, it has to be mentioned that he is plenty quick to win in the NFL. While it's not a huge part of his game (only 16.1% of his 2021 target volume), he can win on vertical routes. He flashes the ability to stack corners on verticals from the slot easily. Smith-Njiba was ninth in yards per route run on deep targets, tied for first In PFF deep receiving grade, and second in passer rating when targeted on routes 20-plus yards in 2021 (minimum 15 deep targets). Smith-Njigba could be an immediate target hog in the NFL. He will be an immediate asset to the run game. He's a tenacious blocker who engages well with defenders and anchors them. He won't blow defenders out of their cleats, but he has the functional strength to hold running lanes or clear a path.
6 weeks ago
Devin Singletary Note
Devin Singletary photo 142. Devin Singletary RB - HOU
Devin Singletary signed a one-year deal worth $3.75 million with the Houston Texans, presumably to fill the role of Dameon Pierce's primary backup.

Singletary operated as the 1A in the Buffalo Bills backfield for the majority of the 2022 season finishing the year as RB23 overall and RB27 in points per game. However, unlike the last two seasons that ended with strong finishes for the undersized rusher, Singletary was in a full-blown committee with rookie James Cook to close out the year. The first-year rusher averaged a 40% snap share over the team's final seven games, matching Singletary point-for-point (RB25 in points per game, 52% snap share).

Cook was also the superior rusher in the season's totality, capping off his year by averaging 5.3 yards per carry (5th). Singletary totaled just nine more carries than Cook from Weeks 13-Week 20 but ended the year 10th in PFF rushing grade (two spots ahead of Pierce).

Overall, Singletary probably won't unseat Pierce as the team's No. 1 rusher, but he poses a much bigger threat to Pierce's workload than JAGs like Rex Burkhead, Mike Boone, and Dare Ogunbowale. His PFF pass-blocking grade (73.2, 8th) might get him usage on passing downs as Pierce struggled in this capacity as a rookie (32.3, 52nd). Although it does work in Pierce's favor that Singletary has never flourished as an actual receiver, giving Pierce the slight edge on attaining a full three-down workload if he can shore up his pass protection in Year 2.
6 days ago
Nico Collins Note
Nico Collins photo 143. Nico Collins WR - HOU
Quentin Johnston Note
Quentin Johnston photo 144. Quentin Johnston WR - FA
Dallas Cowboys Note
Dallas Cowboys photo 145. Dallas Cowboys DST - DAL
Jordan Addison Note
Jordan Addison photo 146. Jordan Addison WR - FA
Addison is fluid and silky smooth through his routes. He's quick in and out of his breaks. He displays nuance in his routes with pacing, subtle head fakes, and his understanding of leverage. His change of direction ability is effortless. He can gear down easily and jab step during a route without losing speed. Addison has a decent burst after the catch, but it's not likely to ever be a calling card. He dealt with drops early in his collegiate career, with 14.3% and 9.9% drop rates before 2022. He displayed growth here in 2022, decreasing that mark to 3.3%. He has strong hands, though, with contested catch rates of 53.8% and 55.6% before 2022. Addison will never be confused as a body catcher as he routinely plucks the ball from the air away from this body. Addison is a versatile wide receiver that played from the slot in 2020-2021 (68.0-82.6%) before transitioning to the boundary (75.5% out wide) in 2022. His superb route running and short area separation skills allow him to play multiple roles fluidly. Addison's varied release package at this stage of his career is impressive. Addison reminds me of watching DeVonta Smith with a difference in play strength. Smith played above his weight class, but Addison played at his weight.
6 weeks ago
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 147. Zach Ertz TE - ARI
Zach Ertz was TE3 in half-point PPR fantasy scoring through the first 10 weeks of the 2022 season, but he tore his ACL and MCL on Nov. 13. It's not clear whether Ertz will be ready for Week 1, but he should be back early in the season. The question is whether the 32-year-old Ertz will be fit enough to continue his late-career resurgence. After seven strong seasons with the Eagles, Ertz had a nightmarish 2020 in which he had 36-335-1 in 11 games, missing five games with a high-ankle sprain. Ertz started the 2021 season sluggishly, but then a trade to the Cardinals seemed to rejuvenate him, and he produced useful numbers until he went down last year. Not only is Ertz coming off a major injury, but he may have to share snaps and targets with talented young Cardinals TE Trey McBride. If you're thinking about investing in Ertz for 2023, insist on a discount.
6 weeks ago
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 148. Tyler Higbee TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee was busy in 2022 but not wildly productive. He finished fourth among tight ends in targets (108) and fifth in receptions (72), but with 620 receiving yards and three touchdowns, he only finished TE9 in fantasy scoring. His first touchdown of the year didn't come until Week 15. Higbee has become a decent fantasy option at TE, though he has never lived up to the promise of his spectacular late-season run in 2019, when he piled up 43-522-2 over the last five games of the year.
6 weeks ago
Denver Broncos Note
Denver Broncos photo 149. Denver Broncos DST - DEN
Kenny Pickett Note
Kenny Pickett photo 150. Kenny Pickett QB - PIT
The first quarterback taken in the 2022 NFL Draft, Kenny Pickett had mixed results in his rookie season, averaging 184.9 passing yards per game and 6.2 yards per attempt, and throwing more interceptions (9) than touchdowns (7). Pickett did get less interception-prone and sack-prone as the season went on, and he guided the Steelers to victory in his final three starts. We should probably expect more below-average passing numbers from Pickett in 2023, but he offers value as a runner, having run for 237 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie.
6 weeks ago
Cordarrelle Patterson Note
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 151. Cordarrelle Patterson RB - ATL
Rondale Moore Note
Rondale Moore photo 152. Rondale Moore WR - ARI
Michael Gallup Note
Michael Gallup photo 153. Michael Gallup WR - DAL
Chuba Hubbard Note
Chuba Hubbard photo 154. Chuba Hubbard RB - CAR
Juwan Johnson Note
Juwan Johnson photo 155. Juwan Johnson TE - NO
Juwan Johnson finished TE11 in half-point PPR fantasy scoring last season after catching 42 passes for 508 yards and seven touchdowns. It was an impressive performance considering that the Saints slogged through 2022 with Andy Dalton as their quarterback for most of the year. A former undrafted free agent, Johnson has been a diamond in the rough for the Saints and could provide more sneaky fantasy value in 2023.
5 weeks ago
Zach Charbonnet Note
Zach Charbonnet photo 156. Zach Charbonnet RB - FA
Zach Charbonnet started his college career at Michigan in 2019, where he started ahead of the future NFL draft selection, Hassan Haskins. But in 2020, Charbonnet's numbers regressed in a six-game season for Michigan due to COVID-19. He split time with Haskins again, while also losing out to work to another NFL-drafted Chris Evans and up-and-coming running back star, Blake Corum. Charbonnet was part of a major running back by the committee as a Wolverine so he transferred to UCLA in 2021 and immediately saw his production skyrocket. He would post a 25% dominator rating as a junior, finishing third among all RBs in PFF rushing grade. Charbonnet's 2022 senior production was also elite, as he finished 4th in PFF rushing grade among all RBs topping his grade from the year before. But more importantly, for fantasy purposes, the 6-foot, 214-pound running back improved on his receiving game, catching 37 balls for 320 yards on 44 targets. He posted the 5th-highest PFF receiving grade among his draft class.

Charbonnet didn't dazzle in the 40-yard dash, but he sure impressed during the jumping drills. 37" vertical (81st percentile) and 122" broad jump (78th percentile).
6 days ago
Jerick McKinnon Note
Jerick McKinnon photo 157. Jerick McKinnon RB - FA
From Weeks 10-17, both Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon were top-21 half-point scorers. Jerick McKinnon was the RB7 in points per game, third in RB receptions at 35 with seven receiving TDs. The Chiefs scatback made the most of his opportunities as a receiver out of the backfield especially with Mecole Hardman sidelined. Because Hardman's injury correlated with a massive spike in usage for McKinnnon. In eight games with Hardman in the lineup, McKinnon was averaging close to just three targets per game. That number jumped to five in the nine games with Hardman out, as did McKinnon's receptions totals (2-to-4). His yardage also spiked from just under 20 yards to nearly 40 receiving yards per game. It's clear at this point in McKinnon's career that he cannot be deployed as anything more than a breather/pass-catching back in the rotation with another. He is already 30 years old and probably has the most fantasy value if he remains a Chief. His re-signing with KC would also be ideal for anyone invested in Pacheco, as a McKinnon return would make it less likely that KC invests significantly into another running back option. If ends up signing elsewhere, I'd be extremely bearish on his fantasy outlook as he requires such a specific role for success.
6 weeks ago
New England Patriots Note
New England Patriots photo 158. New England Patriots DST - NE
Justin Tucker Note
Justin Tucker photo 159. Justin Tucker K - BAL
Philadelphia Eagles Note
Philadelphia Eagles photo 160. Philadelphia Eagles DST - PHI
Zamir White Note
Zamir White photo 161. Zamir White RB - LV
Samaje Perine Note
Samaje Perine photo 162. Samaje Perine RB - DEN
Denver signed ex-Bengals running back Samaje Perine - 2 years, $7.5 million, $3 million guaranteed - after releasing Chase Edmonds (Buccaneers) and moving on from Mike Boone (Texans).

With Javonte Williams potentially delayed in return from his knee injury, I'd suspect that Perine (RB 46 ADP) picks up the slack to open the year if he stays in the Mile High City. The Broncos have zero other RBs of note currently under contract. Therefore, Perine has the chance to provide immediate fantasy value to start the year after carving out a role in the Bengals' offense alongside Joe Mixon last season. He served as the primary third-down back for the entire season.

And when Perine got the starting nod from Weeks 11-13, the 27-year-old went OFF averaging 23.6 fantasy points per game.

Perine is a legitimate threat to Williams' workload as he could easily earn the passing-down work after finishing last season 6th in PFF pass-blocking and 14th in RB targets.
6 days ago
DJ Chark Jr. Note
DJ Chark Jr. photo 163. DJ Chark Jr. WR - CAR
Trey McBride Note
Trey McBride photo 164. Trey McBride TE - ARI
The first tight end taken in the 2022 NFL Draft, second-rounder Trey McBride played sparingly early in the season but took on a larger role after Zach Ertz sustained a season-ending knee injury in Week 10. Over Arizona's final seven games, McBride was targeted 35 times and had 25-234-1. McBride finished his college career at Colorado State with a 90-catch, 1,121-yard season, but he's not likely to get that sort of usage anytime soon. It's possible McBride could get additional snaps and targets early in the season if Ertz isn't able to play in September, but even if that's the case, McBride might not be playing early-season games with QB Kyler Murray, who also tore his ACL late last season.
6 weeks ago
Mac Jones Note
Mac Jones photo 165. Mac Jones QB - NE
After finishing runner-up in the Offensive Rookie of the Year balloting in 2021, Mac Jones regressed slightly in his second NFL season, with slight dips in yards per attempt, completion percentage and TD rate. Jones averaged 214.1 yards per game, with 14 TD passes and 11 INTs in 14 games. Jones offers little value as a runner, and he might already be near his ceiling as a passer. Consider Jones a fantasy backup whose primary value is that he seems entrenched as New England's starter for at least one more season, barring a challenge from young backup Bailey Zappe.
6 weeks ago
Adam Thielen Note
Adam Thielen photo 166. Adam Thielen WR - CAR
Jimmy Garoppolo Note
Jimmy Garoppolo photo 167. Jimmy Garoppolo QB - LV
Jimmy Garoppolo was averaging 16.7 fantasy points per game through the first 12 weeks of the 2022 season before breaking his foot in a Week 13 game against the Dolphins. The injury ended Garoppolo's season and ended his time with the 49ers. Now Garoppolo is replacing Derek Carr as the starting quarterback for the Raiders. He isn't going to be a high-volume passer in Las Vegas, and he adds minimal rushing value, so at best Garoppolo will be a midrange QB2 in fantasy this year. But Garoppolo is an underrated passer who's completed better than 67% of his passes in each of the last four seasons and has a career YPA of 8.3 yards. He's no fantasy savior, but he has value.
3 days ago
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 168. Noah Fant TE - SEA
Noah Fant's first season in Seattle resulted in the lowest yardage total (486) of his four-year career, as he had to share TE snaps and targets with Will Dissly and Colby Parkinson. Fant is still only 25 and is one of the more athletic tight ends in the league, but that has yet to translate into a top-10 fantasy finish at the position. He's had two top-12 finishes in half-point PPR formats, however, and the combination of youth and athleticism gives him plausible fantasy upside in the later rounds of drafts.
6 weeks ago
Tyler Bass Note
Tyler Bass photo 169. Tyler Bass K - BUF
Hunter Renfrow Note
Hunter Renfrow photo 170. Hunter Renfrow WR - LV
Baltimore Ravens Note
Baltimore Ravens photo 171. Baltimore Ravens DST - BAL
Romeo Doubs Note
Romeo Doubs photo 172. Romeo Doubs WR - GB
Ryan Tannehill Note
Ryan Tannehill photo 173. Ryan Tannehill QB - TEN
Now in the twilight of his career, Tannehill should be considered a functional game manager with limited fantasy appeal. Tannehill finished as a top-12 QB in 2020 and 2021, but he boosted his fantasy value with seven TD runs in each of those two seasons, and we can't count on that sort of rushing production from a quarterback who'll be entering his age-35 season and had only two TD runs last season.
6 days ago
John Metchie III Note
John Metchie III photo 174. John Metchie III WR - HOU
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Note
Tampa Bay Buccaneers photo 175. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST - TB
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 176. Hunter Henry TE - NE
After scoring nine touchdowns in 2021, Hunter Henry scored just two touchdowns in 2022 and finished TE21 in half-point PPR fantasy scoring. Now, he'll have to share TE targets with free-agent addition Mike Gesicki, who played for Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien at Penn State. Not counting the 2018 season, which he missed with a torn ACL, Henry has produced 500+ receiving yards in each of his last five seasons.
6 days ago
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Note
Clyde Edwards-Helaire photo 177. Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB - KC
New York Jets Note
New York Jets photo 178. New York Jets DST - NYJ
Daniel Carlson Note
Daniel Carlson photo 179. Daniel Carlson K - LV
Wan'Dale Robinson Note
Wan'Dale Robinson photo 180. Wan'Dale Robinson WR - NYG
Rashid Shaheed Note
Rashid Shaheed photo 181. Rashid Shaheed WR - NO
Gus Edwards Note
Gus Edwards photo 182. Gus Edwards RB - BAL
Joshua Palmer Note
Joshua Palmer photo 183. Joshua Palmer WR - LAC
James Robinson Note
James Robinson photo 184. James Robinson RB - NE
James Robinson was unwanted by two different teams and was benched in favor of an undrafted free agent Zonovan Knight with the Jets. It's still Rhamondre Stevenson's backfield. And J-Rob likely prevents the Patriots from adding anybody else better. In the best case, from the Robinson perspective, the former Jet operates in a Damien Harris role.

But Robinson's contract is also very incentive-based, meaning he has to really earn his playing time. It's not guaranteed he sniffs the field, even as Stevenson's primary backup, if he can't recapture his pre-torn Achilles form.
6 days ago
Zay Flowers Note
Zay Flowers photo 185. Zay Flowers WR - FA
Alec Pierce Note
Alec Pierce photo 186. Alec Pierce WR - IND
Evan McPherson Note
Evan McPherson photo 187. Evan McPherson K - CIN
Jaylen Warren Note
Jaylen Warren photo 188. Jaylen Warren RB - PIT
Chase Claypool Note
Chase Claypool photo 189. Chase Claypool WR - CHI
Harrison Butker Note
Harrison Butker photo 190. Harrison Butker K - KC
K.J. Osborn Note
K.J. Osborn photo 191. K.J. Osborn WR - MIN
Jordan Love Note
Jordan Love photo 192. Jordan Love QB - GB
With Aaron Rodgers likely to be traded, Love is expected to become the Packers' starter in 2023 after a three-year apprenticeship. There's precious little to go on here, as Love has made one career start (which didn't go very well) and has attempted just 83 passes since entering the league in 2020. Love has a live arm and above-average mobility, so he has the potential to surprise, but given the lack of data to go on with Love, there's bust potential here, too.
6 days ago
Curtis Samuel Note
Curtis Samuel photo 193. Curtis Samuel WR - WAS
New Orleans Saints Note
New Orleans Saints photo 194. New Orleans Saints DST - NO
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 195. Joshua Kelley RB - LAC
Michael Carter Note
Michael Carter photo 196. Michael Carter RB - NYJ
Chase Edmonds Note
Chase Edmonds photo 197. Chase Edmonds RB - TB
Los Angeles Rams Note
Los Angeles Rams photo 198. Los Angeles Rams DST - LAR
Mecole Hardman Note
Mecole Hardman photo 199. Mecole Hardman WR - NYJ
Kansas City Chiefs Note
Kansas City Chiefs photo 200. Kansas City Chiefs DST - KC
Allen Robinson II Note
Allen Robinson II photo 201. Allen Robinson II WR - LAR
Skyy Moore Note
Skyy Moore photo 202. Skyy Moore WR - KC
Cincinnati Bengals Note
Cincinnati Bengals photo 203. Cincinnati Bengals DST - CIN
Sam Howell Note
Sam Howell photo 204. Sam Howell QB - WAS
Sam Howell rode the bench for the first 16 games of his rookie year before the Commanders gave him a Week 18 start. Howell was functional if unspectacular, completing 11-of-19 passes for 169 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a 26-6 win over Dallas. Commanders head coach Ron Rivera says Howell has a chance to open the 2023 season as Washington's starting quarterback. A fifth-round draft pick in 2022, Howell had strong freshman and sophomore seasons at the University of North Carolina before regressing somewhat in his third and final year. Howell doesn't have exceptional arm talent, but his above-average mobility could boost his fantasy value.
6 days ago
Nick Folk Note
Nick Folk photo 205. Nick Folk K - NE
Pittsburgh Steelers Note
Pittsburgh Steelers photo 206. Pittsburgh Steelers DST - PIT
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 207. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - KC
Darius Slayton Note
Darius Slayton photo 208. Darius Slayton WR - NYG
DeVante Parker Note
DeVante Parker photo 209. DeVante Parker WR - NE
Odell Beckham Jr. Note
Odell Beckham Jr. photo 210. Odell Beckham Jr. WR - FA
Los Angeles Chargers Note
Los Angeles Chargers photo 211. Los Angeles Chargers DST - LAC
Indianapolis Colts Note
Indianapolis Colts photo 212. Indianapolis Colts DST - IND
Younghoe Koo Note
Younghoe Koo photo 213. Younghoe Koo K - ATL
Pierre Strong Jr. Note
Pierre Strong Jr. photo 214. Pierre Strong Jr. RB - NE
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 215. Hayden Hurst TE - CAR
After catching 26 passes for the Falcons in 2021, Hayden Hurst had 52 receptions for the Bengals in 2022, but he averaged a career-low 8.0 yards per catch and scored only two touchdowns. Now with the Panthers, Hurst will be entering his age-30 season. The change of venue improves Hurst's target outlook, but those targets will probably be coming from a rookie quarterback and won't be as valuable as targets from Joe Burrow.
6 days ago
Matt Gay Note
Matt Gay photo 216. Matt Gay K - IND
Jalin Hyatt Note
Jalin Hyatt photo 217. Jalin Hyatt WR - FA
Terrace Marshall Jr. Note
Terrace Marshall Jr. photo 218. Terrace Marshall Jr. WR - CAR
Ryan Succop Note
Ryan Succop photo 219. Ryan Succop K - FA
Cleveland Browns Note
Cleveland Browns photo 220. Cleveland Browns DST - CLE
Jason Sanders Note
Jason Sanders photo 221. Jason Sanders K - MIA
Van Jefferson Note
Van Jefferson photo 222. Van Jefferson WR - LAR
Robbie Gould Note
Robbie Gould photo 223. Robbie Gould K - FA
Jelani Woods Note
Jelani Woods photo 224. Jelani Woods TE - IND
A 6-foot-7, 265-pound behemoth, Jelani Woods had some impressive flashes in his rookie season, including a two-TD game against the Chiefs in Week 3 and an eight-catch, 98-yard game against the Steelers in Week 12. With 4.61 speed and a 98th percentile catch radius (per PlayerProfiler,com), Woods has tools to dream on and figures to become an even bigger part of the Colts' offense in 2023.
5 weeks ago
Isaiah Likely Note
Isaiah Likely photo 225. Isaiah Likely TE - BAL
Fourth-round draft pick Isaiah Likely turned heads in training camp and the preseason last summer and then had a solid if erratic rookie season for the Ravens, finishing with 36 catches for 373 yards and three touchdowns. The question is whether Likely can become a consistent fantasy contributor as the No. 2 tight end in Baltimore behind prolific pass catcher Mark Andrews.
5 weeks ago
Russell Gage Note
Russell Gage photo 226. Russell Gage WR - TB
Washington Commanders Note
Washington Commanders photo 227. Washington Commanders DST - WAS
Brandon McManus Note
Brandon McManus photo 228. Brandon McManus K - DEN
Tim Patrick Note
Tim Patrick photo 229. Tim Patrick WR - DEN
Green Bay Packers Note
Green Bay Packers photo 230. Green Bay Packers DST - GB
Isaiah Hodgins Note
Isaiah Hodgins photo 231. Isaiah Hodgins WR - NYG
Zonovan Knight Note
Zonovan Knight photo 232. Zonovan Knight RB - NYJ
Miami Dolphins Note
Miami Dolphins photo 233. Miami Dolphins DST - MIA
Zack Moss Note
Zack Moss photo 234. Zack Moss RB - IND
Tyquan Thornton Note
Tyquan Thornton photo 235. Tyquan Thornton WR - NE
Tank Bigsby Note
Tank Bigsby photo 236. Tank Bigsby RB - FA
Jordan Mason Note
Jordan Mason photo 237. Jordan Mason RB - SF
Parris Campbell Note
Parris Campbell photo 238. Parris Campbell WR - NYG
Matt Prater Note
Matt Prater photo 239. Matt Prater K - ARI
Desmond Ridder Note
Desmond Ridder photo 240. Desmond Ridder QB - ATL
Jake Elliott Note
Jake Elliott photo 241. Jake Elliott K - PHI
Josh Downs Note
Josh Downs photo 242. Josh Downs WR - FA
Bryce Young Note
Bryce Young photo 243. Bryce Young QB - FA
Likely to be a top-five pick in this year's NFL Draft, Alabama's Bryce Young is a pinpoint passer with a strong arm, quick release and the sort of field-reading ability that will endear him to his first NFL offensive coordinator. Young is agile, but he isn't going to add a great deal of fantasy value with his legs. The biggest concern with Young is his small frame. He's listed at 6-0, 194 pounds. The size issue won't prevent Young from being a top draft pick, and he's a good bet to be a Week 1 starter for whichever team selects him.
6 days ago
Isaiah Spiller Note
Isaiah Spiller photo 244. Isaiah Spiller RB - LAC
Corey Davis Note
Corey Davis photo 245. Corey Davis WR - NYJ
Isaiah McKenzie Note
Isaiah McKenzie photo 246. Isaiah McKenzie WR - IND
Robert Woods Note
Robert Woods photo 247. Robert Woods WR - HOU
Tyrion Davis-Price Note
Tyrion Davis-Price photo 248. Tyrion Davis-Price RB - SF
Jason Myers Note
Jason Myers photo 249. Jason Myers K - SEA
Daniel Bellinger Note
Daniel Bellinger photo 250. Daniel Bellinger TE - NYG
Fourth-round draft pick Daniel Bellinger showed promise in 2022 but missed four midseason games after an eye injury that included a fractured orbital bone. The 6-6, 255-pound Bellinger finished with 30 catches for 268 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games. The Giants' offseason signing of Darren Waller renders Bellinger undraftable in most fantasy leagues, but considering Waller's recent injury history, Bellinger could become a worthy waiver target at some point during the 2023 season.
6 days ago
Graham Gano Note
Graham Gano photo 251. Graham Gano K - NYG
Devon Achane Note
Devon Achane photo 252. Devon Achane RB - FA
Devon Achane finally got the chance to be the clear-cut No. 1 running back for the Aggies in 2022 with Isaiah Spiller drafted to the NFL and the uber-explosive Achane did not disappoint. The Texas A&M running back speedster rushed for 1,100 yards and 8 rushing TDs while catching 36 balls for 196 yards on 44 targets. Good for a 33% dominator rating a year after earning a 26% dominator rating while splitting time with Spiller. And although Achane will likely go through the wringer from NFL draft pundits when it comes to his smaller stature - 5-foot-81/2, 188 pounds - he put any "can he handle a large workload" concerns to rest in his final game versus LSU. Achane totaled 38 carries for 215 rushing yards and two TDs after missing a few games with an injury. The speedster also offers top-tier kickoff return ability, which will surely help boost his draft stock and get him active on game days. Achane finished as PFF's 3rd-highest graded kick returner among 2023 draft-eligible players.

Achane definitely boosted his draft stock after testing at the 2023 NFL Combine. He blazed a 4.32 40-time - while weighing in at 188 pounds.
6 days ago
C.J. Stroud Note
C.J. Stroud photo 253. C.J. Stroud QB - FA
Projected to be a top pick in this year's NFL Draft, Ohio State's C.J. Stroud is a mature passer with a strong, accurate arm and the sort of field-reading and decision-making skills that make offensive coordinators smile. Stroud isn't a running QB, but nor is he a statue in the pocket -- he has functional mobility to avoid sacks. With a number of QB-needy teams picking early in the draft, there's a good chance Stroud will start for someone in Week 1.
6 days ago
Brock Purdy Note
Brock Purdy photo 254. Brock Purdy QB - SF
The last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, Brock Purdy was hardly "Mr. Irrelevant" as a rookie. After Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo sustained season-ending injuries, the 49ers turned to Purdy as their starter, and he obliged with smart, mistake-free football, guiding the 49ers all the way to the NFL Championship Game before a torn UCL ended his season and torpedoed the 49ers' title hopes. Assuming Purdy's recovery goes smoothly, he'll likely compete with Lance for a starting role in 2023. The 49ers traded up to draft Lance No. 3 overall in 2021, but head coach Kyle Shanahan could decide that Purdy is simply a better distributor and a better candidate to fully leverage San Francisco's abundant skill-position talent.
6 days ago
Baker Mayfield Note
Baker Mayfield photo 255. Baker Mayfield QB - TB
Nyheim Hines Note
Nyheim Hines photo 256. Nyheim Hines RB - BUF
Jacksonville Jaguars Note
Jacksonville Jaguars photo 257. Jacksonville Jaguars DST - JAC
KJ Hamler Note
KJ Hamler photo 258. KJ Hamler WR - DEN
Jerome Ford Note
Jerome Ford photo 259. Jerome Ford RB - CLE
Sterling Shepard Note
Sterling Shepard photo 260. Sterling Shepard WR - NYG
Kyren Williams Note
Kyren Williams photo 261. Kyren Williams RB - LAR
JaMycal Hasty Note
JaMycal Hasty photo 262. JaMycal Hasty RB - JAC
Michael Mayer Note
Michael Mayer photo 263. Michael Mayer TE - FA
Regarded by many as the top rookie tight end in the Class of 2023, Michael Mayer of Notre Dame has drawn comparisons to Jason Witten because he shines as both a pass catcher and blocker. Mayer had more than 800 receiving yards in each of his last two college seasons, scoring seven touchdowns in 2021 and nine in 2022. He's likely to be a first-round pick in this year's draft and could provide immediate fantasy value if he lands in the right spot.
5 weeks ago
Boston Scott Note
Boston Scott photo 264. Boston Scott RB - PHI
Carolina Panthers Note
Carolina Panthers photo 265. Carolina Panthers DST - CAR
Greg Joseph Note
Greg Joseph photo 266. Greg Joseph K - MIN
Wil Lutz Note
Wil Lutz photo 267. Wil Lutz K - NO
Albert Okwuegbunam Note
Albert Okwuegbunam photo 268. Albert Okwuegbunam TE - DEN
Albert Okwuegbunam is one of the fastest, most athletic tight ends in the league, but he's been unable to gain a sturdy foothold in the Broncos' offense during his first three NFL seasons. It's possible that the arrival of new head coach Sean Payton will finally unlock Albert O's potential as he heads into his age-25 season. Okwuegbunam bears watching this summer for signs of progress.
5 weeks ago
Cade Otton Note
Cade Otton photo 269. Cade Otton TE - TB
Fourth-round draft pick Cade Otton turned in a solid rookie season for the Buccaneers, finishing with 42 catches for 391 yards and two touchdowns. Otton tended to be more productive in games that fellow TE Cameron Brate missed die to injury. Brate is still around, and the Buccaneers have an unsettled QB situation following Tom Brady's retirement, so Otton has a difficult path to fantasy relevance in 2023.
5 weeks ago
Greg Zuerlein Note
Greg Zuerlein photo 270. Greg Zuerlein K - NYJ
David Bell Note
David Bell photo 271. David Bell WR - CLE
Josh Reynolds Note
Josh Reynolds photo 272. Josh Reynolds WR - DET
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 273. Logan Thomas TE - WAS
Robert Tonyan Note
Robert Tonyan photo 274. Robert Tonyan TE - CHI
Dustin Hopkins Note
Dustin Hopkins photo 275. Dustin Hopkins K - LAC
Tennessee Titans Note
Tennessee Titans photo 276. Tennessee Titans DST - TEN
Kendre Miller Note
Kendre Miller photo 277. Kendre Miller RB - FA
Kendre Miller spent his first two seasons in a two-way platoon with Zach Evans before the latter transferred to Mississippi. Miller flashed talent in limited sample size, leading the FBS in yards after contact per attempt (5.06) in 2021. But with Evans gone in 2022, Miller was thrust into the RB1 role for the Horned Frogs, where he posted a career-high 23 percent dominator rating. The bell cow rushed for nearly 1400 yards at 5-foot-11, 215 pounds (identical to Bijan Robinson), and his size is enticing in addition to the efficiency he displayed on a per-play basis at the college level. Miller's career of 3.14 yards per play ranks fourth best in the class. He's explosive with the ball in his hands, as indicated by his 21 rushes of 15-plus yards last year (tied for the fifth-highest in the class).

Miller did not test at the NFL Combine (recovering from post-season knee surgery), but I would assume that he will test in some capacity, if possible, at TCU's Pro Day on March 30th. Based on his size and other measurables, his closest comparables per include Tyler Allgeier, Jeff Wilson, and Stevan Ridley.
6 days ago
Julio Jones Note
Julio Jones photo 278. Julio Jones WR - FA
Brett Maher Note
Brett Maher photo 279. Brett Maher K - FA
Kendrick Bourne Note
Kendrick Bourne photo 280. Kendrick Bourne WR - NE
Mack Hollins Note
Mack Hollins photo 281. Mack Hollins WR - ATL
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 282. Irv Smith Jr. TE - CIN
Hopes were high for Irv Smith Jr. in 2022 after he missed the entire 2021 season with a torn meniscus in his knee, but Smith endured a high-ankle sprain in Week 8 and didn't make it back until Week 18. Smith finished the year with 25 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns in eight games. Smith won't turn 25 until August, so there's still hope that the former second-round draft pick will become a fantasy-viable tight end, but he's likely to be an afterthought in most 2023 fantasy drafts.
5 weeks ago
Israel Abanikanda Note
Israel Abanikanda photo 283. Israel Abanikanda RB - FA
Kenyan Drake Note
Kenyan Drake photo 284. Kenyan Drake RB - FA
Devin Duvernay Note
Devin Duvernay photo 285. Devin Duvernay WR - BAL
Marvin Jones Jr. Note
Marvin Jones Jr. photo 286. Marvin Jones Jr. WR - DET
Sean Tucker Note
Sean Tucker photo 287. Sean Tucker RB - FA
Kayshon Boutte Note
Kayshon Boutte photo 288. Kayshon Boutte WR - FA
Zach Evans Note
Zach Evans photo 289. Zach Evans RB - FA
Laviska Shenault Jr. Note
Laviska Shenault Jr. photo 290. Laviska Shenault Jr. WR - CAR
Austin Hooper Note
Austin Hooper photo 291. Austin Hooper TE - LV
After finishing TE3 in fantasy points per game in 2019, Austin Hooper has largely been a fantasy afterthought ever since. He's had fewer than 450 receiving yards in each of the last three years, and he finished TE25 in half-point PPR fantasy scoring last season. Even though he has signed with the Raiders and has less target competition in the TE room, the 28-year-old Hooper offers limited upside for 2023.
6 days ago
Quez Watkins Note
Quez Watkins photo 292. Quez Watkins WR - PHI
D'Ernest Johnson Note
D'Ernest Johnson photo 293. D'Ernest Johnson RB - JAC
New York Giants Note
New York Giants photo 294. New York Giants DST - NYG
Latavius Murray Note
Latavius Murray photo 295. Latavius Murray RB - FA
Latavius Murray performed well when Denver scooped him up during the middle of last season after Javonte Williams went down with a devastating knee injury. In 12 games from Weeks 6-18, Murray was the RB24 in half-point scoring averaging 10.3 points per game (RB30). He was PFF's 10th-highest graded rusher (82.8) and averaged 15 touches per game. Murray also averaged nearly 70 yards from scrimmage and 3 targets per game. Not too shabby for the 33-year-old running back.
6 days ago
Chris Boswell Note
Chris Boswell photo 296. Chris Boswell K - PIT
Khalil Shakir Note
Khalil Shakir photo 297. Khalil Shakir WR - BUF
Hassan Haskins Note
Hassan Haskins photo 298. Hassan Haskins RB - TEN
Dalton Kincaid Note
Dalton Kincaid photo 299. Dalton Kincaid TE - FA
Roschon Johnson Note
Roschon Johnson photo 300. Roschon Johnson RB - FA
Minnesota Vikings Note
Minnesota Vikings photo 301. Minnesota Vikings DST - MIN
Richie James Jr. Note
Richie James Jr. photo 302. Richie James Jr. WR - FA
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine Note
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine photo 303. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine WR - TEN
Rodrigo Blankenship Note
Rodrigo Blankenship photo 304. Rodrigo Blankenship K - FA
Chris Evans Note
Chris Evans photo 305. Chris Evans RB - CIN
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 306. Jonnu Smith TE - ATL
Mason Crosby Note
Mason Crosby photo 307. Mason Crosby K - FA
Arizona Cardinals Note
Arizona Cardinals photo 308. Arizona Cardinals DST - ARI
Seattle Seahawks Note
Seattle Seahawks photo 309. Seattle Seahawks DST - SEA
Anthony Richardson Note
Anthony Richardson photo 310. Anthony Richardson QB - FA
Anthony Richardson might have the highest ceiling of any quarterback in this year's NFL Draft. The 6-4, 235-pound Richardson has ideal size, a rocket for his arm and eye-opening running ability -- all of which was on full display at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, where Richardson tested like Superman. But Richardson was a starter for only one of his three seasons at the University of Florida, and after completing only 53.8% of his passes in 2022, there are questions about his accuracy. Richardson is a project who might not start for an NFL team right away. When he eventually become a starter, Richardson can tide over his fantasy managers with rushing production while his passing skills are developing.
6 days ago
Ka'imi Fairbairn Note
Ka'imi Fairbairn photo 311. Ka'imi Fairbairn K - HOU
Tyler Conklin Note
Tyler Conklin photo 312. Tyler Conklin TE - NYJ
A low-ceiling, high-floor fantasy option, Tyler Conklin has finished TE17 and TE16 in half-point PPR fantasy scoring the last two seasons. It's possible Conklin's ceiling could get a little higher if Aaron Rodgers is starting games for the Jets in 2023.
6 days ago
Jarvis Landry Note
Jarvis Landry photo 313. Jarvis Landry WR - FA
Braxton Berrios Note
Braxton Berrios photo 314. Braxton Berrios WR - MIA
Melvin Gordon III Note
Melvin Gordon III photo 315. Melvin Gordon III RB - FA
Cairo Santos Note
Cairo Santos photo 316. Cairo Santos K - CHI
J.D. McKissic Note
J.D. McKissic photo 317. J.D. McKissic RB - FA
Eno Benjamin Note
Eno Benjamin photo 318. Eno Benjamin RB - NO
DeWayne McBride Note
DeWayne McBride photo 319. DeWayne McBride RB - FA
Darrel Williams Note
Darrel Williams photo 320. Darrel Williams RB - FA
Salvon Ahmed Note
Salvon Ahmed photo 321. Salvon Ahmed RB - MIA
Will Levis Note
Will Levis photo 322. Will Levis QB - FA
Likely to be a top-10 draft pick, Will Levis has immense potential but might need a few years before he's ready to fulfill it. Levis has prototypical size (6-3, 232 pounds), a cannon arm and dynamic rushing ability. But Levis is coming off a somewhat disappointing final college season at Kentucky, and he might not be a Week 1 starter for whichever team drafts him. He'll get a shot at some point in his rookie season, however, and perhaps Levis' running ability can float his fantasy value while he develops as a passer.
6 days ago
Matt Breida Note
Matt Breida photo 323. Matt Breida RB - NYG
Detroit Lions Note
Detroit Lions photo 324. Detroit Lions DST - DET
Rashee Rice Note
Rashee Rice photo 325. Rashee Rice WR - FA
Tyjae Spears Note
Tyjae Spears photo 326. Tyjae Spears RB - FA
Jake Ferguson Note
Jake Ferguson photo 327. Jake Ferguson TE - DAL
Luke Musgrave Note
Luke Musgrave photo 328. Luke Musgrave TE - FA
Cedric Tillman Note
Cedric Tillman photo 329. Cedric Tillman WR - FA
Riley Patterson Note
Riley Patterson photo 330. Riley Patterson K - JAC
Darrell Henderson Jr. Note
Darrell Henderson Jr. photo 331. Darrell Henderson Jr. RB - FA
Chosen Anderson Note
Chosen Anderson photo 332. Chosen Anderson WR - FA
Dontrell Hilliard Note
Dontrell Hilliard photo 333. Dontrell Hilliard RB - FA
Nelson Agholor Note
Nelson Agholor photo 334. Nelson Agholor WR - BAL
Justin Jackson Note
Justin Jackson photo 335. Justin Jackson RB - FA
Jameis Winston Note
Jameis Winston photo 336. Jameis Winston QB - NO
Jameis Winston started the first three games of 2022 for the Saints, sustained four fractures in his back in Week 4, and then was never reinstated as the starter even after his back had healed. The 29-year-old has a strong arm and 80 NFL starts under his belt, but it appears Winston is destined for backup duty again now that the Saints have added Derek Carr.
6 days ago
Ronald Jones II Note
Ronald Jones II photo 337. Ronald Jones II RB - DAL
Kenny Golladay Note
Kenny Golladay photo 338. Kenny Golladay WR - FA
Evan Hull Note
Evan Hull photo 339. Evan Hull RB - FA
Randy Bullock Note
Randy Bullock photo 340. Randy Bullock K - FA
Kenny McIntosh Note
Kenny McIntosh photo 341. Kenny McIntosh RB - FA
Puka Nacua Note
Puka Nacua photo 342. Puka Nacua WR - FA
Chicago Bears Note
Chicago Bears photo 343. Chicago Bears DST - CHI
Marlon Mack Note
Marlon Mack photo 344. Marlon Mack RB - FA
Marvin Mims Note
Marvin Mims photo 345. Marvin Mims WR - FA
Jacoby Brissett Note
Jacoby Brissett photo 346. Jacoby Brissett QB - WAS
Foster Moreau Note
Foster Moreau photo 347. Foster Moreau TE - FA
Noah Brown Note
Noah Brown photo 348. Noah Brown WR - HOU
Jamison Crowder Note
Jamison Crowder photo 349. Jamison Crowder WR - NYG
Myles Gaskin Note
Myles Gaskin photo 350. Myles Gaskin RB - MIA
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 351. Rex Burkhead RB - FA
Mark Ingram II Note
Mark Ingram II photo 352. Mark Ingram II RB - FA
Xavier Hutchinson Note
Xavier Hutchinson photo 353. Xavier Hutchinson WR - FA
Sam Darnold Note
Sam Darnold photo 354. Sam Darnold QB - SF
The third overall pick of the 2018 draft, Sam Darnold probably won't ever live up to the expectations he carried coming out of USC, but a move to San Francisco makes him an intriguing backup for the 49ers and their high-powered offense. Darnold gave the Panthers some spurts of functionality over the last two years. His career passing numbers aren't particularly impressive, but he's been surprisingly effective as a runner, with 328 rushing yards and seven TD runs in 18 games over the last two years.
6 days ago
Tyler Davis Note
Tyler Davis photo 355. Tyler Davis K - FA
Sam Laporta Note
Sam Laporta photo 356. Sam Laporta TE - FA
Keaontay Ingram Note
Keaontay Ingram photo 357. Keaontay Ingram RB - ARI
Ty Johnson Note
Ty Johnson photo 358. Ty Johnson RB - NYJ
DeeJay Dallas Note
DeeJay Dallas photo 359. DeeJay Dallas RB - SEA
Darnell Washington Note
Darnell Washington photo 360. Darnell Washington TE - FA
Eric Gray Note
Eric Gray photo 361. Eric Gray RB - FA
Mo Alie-Cox Note
Mo Alie-Cox photo 362. Mo Alie-Cox TE - IND
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 363. Brevin Jordan TE - HOU
Greg Dortch Note
Greg Dortch photo 364. Greg Dortch WR - ARI
Michael Badgley Note
Michael Badgley photo 365. Michael Badgley K - DET
Davis Mills Note
Davis Mills photo 366. Davis Mills QB - HOU
Deonte Harty Note
Deonte Harty photo 367. Deonte Harty WR - BUF
Kevin Harris Note
Kevin Harris photo 368. Kevin Harris RB - NE
Adam Trautman Note
Adam Trautman photo 369. Adam Trautman TE - NO
Gardner Minshew II Note
Gardner Minshew II photo 370. Gardner Minshew II QB - IND
Trey Sermon Note
Trey Sermon photo 371. Trey Sermon RB - PHI
Malik Davis Note
Malik Davis photo 372. Malik Davis RB - DAL
Snoop Conner Note
Snoop Conner photo 373. Snoop Conner RB - JAC
Chase Brown Note
Chase Brown photo 374. Chase Brown RB - FA
Parker Washington Note
Parker Washington photo 375. Parker Washington WR - FA
Carson Wentz Note
Carson Wentz photo 376. Carson Wentz QB - FA
After washing out as the Colts' starter in 2021, Carson Wentz was similarly disappointing in Washington last season, averaging only 6.4 yards per pass attempt over eight games. Wentz is unlikely to begin the 2023 season as a starter, though it's possible he could make a few early-season starts for a team looking to bring along a rookie quarterback slowly.
6 days ago
Houston Texans Note
Houston Texans photo 377. Houston Texans DST - HOU
Ameer Abdullah Note
Ameer Abdullah photo 378. Ameer Abdullah RB - LV
Marquez Callaway Note
Marquez Callaway photo 379. Marquez Callaway WR - DEN
Cade York Note
Cade York photo 380. Cade York K - CLE
Ke'Shawn Vaughn Note
Ke'Shawn Vaughn photo 381. Ke'Shawn Vaughn RB - TB
Deuce Vaughn Note
Deuce Vaughn photo 382. Deuce Vaughn RB - FA
Sammy Watkins Note
Sammy Watkins photo 383. Sammy Watkins WR - FA
A.T. Perry Note
A.T. Perry photo 384. A.T. Perry WR - FA
Mohamed Ibrahim Note
Mohamed Ibrahim photo 385. Mohamed Ibrahim RB - FA
Jalen Tolbert Note
Jalen Tolbert photo 386. Jalen Tolbert WR - DAL
C.J. Uzomah Note
C.J. Uzomah photo 387. C.J. Uzomah TE - NYJ
Rico Dowdle Note
Rico Dowdle photo 388. Rico Dowdle RB - DAL
Taylor Heinicke Note
Taylor Heinicke photo 389. Taylor Heinicke QB - ATL
Jonathan Mingo Note
Jonathan Mingo photo 390. Jonathan Mingo WR - FA
Velus Jones Jr. Note
Velus Jones Jr. photo 391. Velus Jones Jr. WR - CHI
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 392. Jordan Akins TE - CLE
Damien Williams Note
Damien Williams photo 393. Damien Williams RB - FA
Will Dissly Note
Will Dissly photo 394. Will Dissly TE - SEA
Zack Kuntz Note
Zack Kuntz photo 395. Zack Kuntz TE - FA
Jarrett Stidham Note
Jarrett Stidham photo 396. Jarrett Stidham QB - DEN
Las Vegas Raiders Note
Las Vegas Raiders photo 397. Las Vegas Raiders DST - LV
Kyle Philips Note
Kyle Philips photo 398. Kyle Philips WR - TEN
Cedrick Wilson Jr. Note
Cedrick Wilson Jr. photo 399. Cedrick Wilson Jr. WR - MIA
Calvin Austin III Note
Calvin Austin III photo 400. Calvin Austin III WR - PIT
Raheem Blackshear Note
Raheem Blackshear photo 401. Raheem Blackshear RB - CAR
Tyler Huntley Note
Tyler Huntley photo 402. Tyler Huntley QB - BAL
O.J. Howard Note
O.J. Howard photo 403. O.J. Howard TE - LV
Ty Chandler Note
Ty Chandler photo 404. Ty Chandler RB - MIN
Harrison Bryant Note
Harrison Bryant photo 405. Harrison Bryant TE - CLE
Deon Jackson Note
Deon Jackson photo 406. Deon Jackson RB - IND
Atlanta Falcons Note
Atlanta Falcons photo 407. Atlanta Falcons DST - ATL
Dyami Brown Note
Dyami Brown photo 408. Dyami Brown WR - WAS
Jalen Reagor Note
Jalen Reagor photo 409. Jalen Reagor WR - MIN
Byron Pringle Note
Byron Pringle photo 410. Byron Pringle WR - FA
Kyle Rudolph Note
Kyle Rudolph photo 411. Kyle Rudolph TE - FA
Matt Ryan Note
Matt Ryan photo 412. Matt Ryan QB - FA
Darrynton Evans Note
Darrynton Evans photo 413. Darrynton Evans RB - CHI
Zach Wilson Note
Zach Wilson photo 414. Zach Wilson QB - NYJ
Zach Wilson is coming off a disastrous 2022 season in which he completed 54.5% of his passes, threw more interceptions (7) than TD passes (6), and lost four of his last five starts. The Jets viewed Wilson as their quarterback of the future after drafting him No. 2 overall in 2021, but it's now he's ticketed for a backup role. Wilson has NFL-caliber arm talent and above-average mobility, so it's too early to completely slam the door on him, but Wilson's future is very uncertain.
6 days ago
T.Y. Hilton Note
T.Y. Hilton photo 415. T.Y. Hilton WR - FA
Noah Gray Note
Noah Gray photo 416. Noah Gray TE - KC
Chiefs TE Noah Gray is destined to have limited fantasy potential as long as he's playing behind Travis Kelce. But Gray, a fifth-round pick in 2021, is an athletic pass catcher whose career is worth monitoring. Gray had 28 catches for 299 yards and one touchdown last season. He'd be a hot waiver wire pickup if Kelce were to ever get hurt.
5 weeks ago
Caleb Huntley Note
Caleb Huntley photo 417. Caleb Huntley RB - ATL
Tutu Atwell Note
Tutu Atwell photo 418. Tutu Atwell WR - LAR
Donald Parham Jr. Note
Donald Parham Jr. photo 419. Donald Parham Jr. TE - LAC
Kylen Granson Note
Kylen Granson photo 420. Kylen Granson TE - IND
Ty Montgomery Note
Ty Montgomery photo 421. Ty Montgomery WR,RB - NE
Tucker Kraft Note
Tucker Kraft photo 422. Tucker Kraft TE - FA
Andy Dalton Note
Andy Dalton photo 423. Andy Dalton QB - CAR
Travis Homer Note
Travis Homer photo 424. Travis Homer RB - CHI
Trestan Ebner Note
Trestan Ebner photo 425. Trestan Ebner RB - CHI
Hunter Long Note
Hunter Long photo 426. Hunter Long TE - LAR
Jauan Jennings Note
Jauan Jennings photo 427. Jauan Jennings WR - SF
Cameron Dicker Note
Cameron Dicker photo 428. Cameron Dicker K - LAC
Jonathan Williams Note
Jonathan Williams photo 429. Jonathan Williams RB - WAS
Kyle Trask Note
Kyle Trask photo 430. Kyle Trask QB - TB
Olamide Zaccheaus Note
Olamide Zaccheaus photo 431. Olamide Zaccheaus WR - FA
Zakhari Franklin Note
Zakhari Franklin photo 432. Zakhari Franklin WR - FA
Tyler Scott Note
Tyler Scott photo 433. Tyler Scott WR - FA
Sony Michel Note
Sony Michel photo 434. Sony Michel RB - FA
Mike Davis Note
Mike Davis photo 435. Mike Davis RB - FA
James Mitchell Note
James Mitchell photo 436. James Mitchell TE - DET
Mike White Note
Mike White photo 437. Mike White QB - MIA
Tommy Tremble Note
Tommy Tremble photo 438. Tommy Tremble TE - CAR
Keaton Mitchell Note
Keaton Mitchell photo 439. Keaton Mitchell RB - FA
Bailey Zappe Note
Bailey Zappe photo 440. Bailey Zappe QB - NE
Brock Wright Note
Brock Wright photo 441. Brock Wright TE - DET
Tre'Quan Smith Note
Tre'Quan Smith photo 442. Tre'Quan Smith WR - NO
Giovani Bernard Note
Giovani Bernard photo 443. Giovani Bernard RB - FA
Peyton Hendershot Note
Peyton Hendershot photo 444. Peyton Hendershot TE - DAL
Justice Hill Note
Justice Hill photo 445. Justice Hill RB - BAL
Chase McLaughlin Note
Chase McLaughlin photo 446. Chase McLaughlin K - TB
Trent Sherfield Note
Trent Sherfield photo 447. Trent Sherfield WR - BUF
Mike Boone Note
Mike Boone photo 448. Mike Boone RB - HOU
Jayden Reed Note
Jayden Reed photo 449. Jayden Reed WR - FA
Randall Cobb Note
Randall Cobb photo 450. Randall Cobb WR - FA
Chris Moore Note
Chris Moore photo 451. Chris Moore WR - FA
Ben Skowronek Note
Ben Skowronek photo 452. Ben Skowronek WR - LAR
Justyn Ross Note
Justyn Ross photo 453. Justyn Ross WR - KC
Bryce Ford-Wheaton Note
Bryce Ford-Wheaton photo 454. Bryce Ford-Wheaton WR - FA
Dontayvion Wicks Note
Dontayvion Wicks photo 455. Dontayvion Wicks WR - FA
Jake Moody Note
Jake Moody photo 456. Jake Moody K - FA
Zane Gonzalez Note
Zane Gonzalez photo 457. Zane Gonzalez K - SF
Jeremy Ruckert Note
Jeremy Ruckert photo 458. Jeremy Ruckert TE - NYJ
Demarcus Robinson Note
Demarcus Robinson photo 459. Demarcus Robinson WR - FA
Joey Slye Note
Joey Slye photo 460. Joey Slye K - WAS
Kene Nwangwu Note
Kene Nwangwu photo 461. Kene Nwangwu RB - MIN
Jalen Nailor Note
Jalen Nailor photo 462. Jalen Nailor WR - MIN
Shi Smith Note
Shi Smith photo 463. Shi Smith WR - CAR
Colt McCoy Note
Colt McCoy photo 464. Colt McCoy QB - ARI
Eddy Pineiro Note
Eddy Pineiro photo 465. Eddy Pineiro K - CAR
Colby Parkinson Note
Colby Parkinson photo 466. Colby Parkinson TE - SEA
Duke Johnson Jr. Note
Duke Johnson Jr. photo 467. Duke Johnson Jr. RB - FA
Craig Reynolds Note
Craig Reynolds photo 468. Craig Reynolds RB - DET
Gary Brightwell Note
Gary Brightwell photo 469. Gary Brightwell RB - NYG
DeAndre Carter Note
DeAndre Carter photo 470. DeAndre Carter WR - FA
Ashton Dulin Note
Ashton Dulin photo 471. Ashton Dulin WR - IND
Quintez Cephus Note
Quintez Cephus photo 472. Quintez Cephus WR - DET
Jaret Patterson Note
Jaret Patterson photo 473. Jaret Patterson RB - FA
Justin Watson Note
Justin Watson photo 474. Justin Watson WR - FA
Collin Johnson Note
Collin Johnson photo 475. Collin Johnson WR - NYG
Luke Schoonmaker Note
Luke Schoonmaker photo 476. Luke Schoonmaker TE - FA
Josh Oliver Note
Josh Oliver photo 477. Josh Oliver TE - MIN
Phillip Lindsay Note
Phillip Lindsay photo 478. Phillip Lindsay RB - FA
Equanimeous St. Brown Note
Equanimeous St. Brown photo 479. Equanimeous St. Brown WR - CHI
Malik Willis Note
Malik Willis photo 480. Malik Willis QB - TEN
Cameron Brate Note
Cameron Brate photo 481. Cameron Brate TE - FA
Danny Gray Note
Danny Gray photo 482. Danny Gray WR - SF