Early 2023 Fantasy Football Fades

Jets Rookie RB Breece Hall

While it is still early in the 2023 fantasy football draft season, FFWC best ball draft season is underway. Using the average draft position from these drafts allows us to recognize tendencies and find the early 2023 fantasy football fades […]

While it is still early in the 2023 fantasy football draft season, FFWC best ball draft season is underway. Using the average draft position from these drafts allows us to recognize tendencies and find the early 2023 fantasy football fades to avoid. Of course, things can and certainly will change over time. However, these preliminary drafts allow savvy high-stakes players the opportunity to exploit values. Conversely, there are also players that appear to be targeted prematurely. Let's take a look at some of the early 2023 fantasy football fades to avoid in these May FFWC drafts. And while we're on the subject, now is a great time to adopt a Dynasty Football World Championship squad.

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Running Backs

Breece Hall (New York Jets) RB11There is a lot to love about Breece Hall in dynasty leagues. However, being drafted near the 2/3 turn as the RB11 seems a bit high in redraft leagues. While Hall was the RB7 in terms of fantasy points per game in 2022, he tore his ACL in October.

Very often we see running backs take a full year to return to their pre-injury form. In most cases, the first season after a torn ACL results in a drop in efficiency and effectiveness. Even if Hall is able to suit up for Week 1, the Jets could spell him more with Michael Carter and Zonovan Knight, who are both capable runners.

Although Hall is a promising young back loaded with fantasy upside...

                                                 What other 2023 fantasy football fades should you avoid? 

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