Each of our analysts reveal their early appears at the first round of 2023 fantasy soccer drafts and clarify the participant who’s more than likely to alter from their record between now and peak draft season.
While there may be loads of debate amongst our analysts how the first round ought to play out, there was unanimous consent that Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson is the No. 1 participant on every of their draft boards heading into the season.
Let’s get to how every of our analysts rank their top-12 gamers for 2023 drafts.
The offseason will dictate the working again panorama
1) Justin Jefferson, 2) Austin Ekeler, 3) Christian McCaffrey, 4) Cooper Kupp, 5) Tyreek Hill, 6) Jonathan Taylor, 7) Travis Kelce, 8) Stefon Diggs, 9) Davante Adams, 10) Ja’Marr Chase, 11) Josh Jacobs12) Saquon Barkley.
I’m fairly thrilled we do not have to really draft a 2023 fantasy roster proper at this second, as a result of I’ve virtually no thought what to do with Jacobs (or Barkley, or Tony Pollard) as he heads into free company. But what I can let you know with out hesitation is that nothing about the season he simply accomplished was fluky. Jacobs is completely one of the greatest backs in the recreation and a dashing crown was at all times nicely inside his vary of outcomes. He’s been a missed-tackle machine since he entered the league and he will not flip 25 till February. If he finds the proper touchdown spot, he can leap a number of spots up my draft board. — Andy Behrens
Pollard may have first-round attraction
1) Justin Jefferson 2) Christian McCaffrey 3) Cooper Kupp 4) Davante Adams 5) Jonathan Taylor 6) Austin Ekeler 7) Tyreek Hill 8) Stefon Diggs 9) CeeDee Lamb 10) Ja’Marr Chase 11) Tony Pollard 12) Breece Hall
The Cowboys would want to choose out of Ezekiel Elliott‘s contract for Pollard to change into a first rounder, however he may vault into the Top 10 if that involves fruition. Josh Jacobs may clearly enter the combine relying on the place he indicators, and Saquon Barkley is correct there too. — Dalton Del Don
Kupp comes with some threat
1) Justin Jefferson, 2) Christian McCaffrey, 3) Austin Ekeler, 4) Ja’Marr Chase, 5) AJ Brown, 6) Stefon Diggs, 7) Tyreek Hill, 8) Travis Kelce, 9) Cooper Kupp10) CeeDee Lamb, 11) Jonathan Taylor, 12) Tony Pollard, 13) Breece Hall, 14) Davante Adams
Kupp broke soccer for a 12 months and a half, however an ankle damage price him two months and Matthew Stafford is coming off a horrible age-34 season. Is Sean McVay going to hold round? Could a brand new coach repair the seemingly-broken Rams? Every January I whisper to myself “draft youthful gamers.” Kupp may simply smash his 2023 ADP, however I do not blame anybody who’d somewhat go youthful at the non-quarterback positions. — Scott Pianowski
Willing to belief two veterans with QB questions
1) Justin Jefferson 2) Austin Ekeler 3) Christian McCaffrey 4) Stefon Diggs 5) Tyreek Hill 6) Cooper Kupp 7) CeeDee Lamb 8 ) Derrick Henry 9) Ja’Marr Chase 10) Jonathan Taylor 11) Davante Adams 12) Travis Kelce
I’ll go along with Davante Adams right here as a result of he is the solely wideout in my record who would not have a quarterback paired for 2023. I’m assuming, maybe foolishly, that Tua Tagovailoa is a lock to play subsequent season. Adams has the means to guide all RB/WR gamers in factors subsequent season if paired with a high-end beginning quarterback. He did not lose an inch off his personal means final 12 months and truly acquired extra high-value targets than he did in Green Bay. Also, appears like I’m the solely boomer right here who nonetheless has Derrick Henry high 12 I’m hard-pressed to see a state of affairs the place he is not the point of interest of the Titans offense as soon as once more in 2023. But he in all probability deserves an honorable point out right here as somebody whose worth may crater if Tennessee has a nasty offseason. — Matt Harmon