2023 NFL Best Ball Draft 1.0
The guys (@GamblingPodcast) are joined by Andrew Raub (@ARaub23) from The SGPN Fantasy Football Podcast to do their first 2023 NFL Best Ball Draft.
Andrew Raub joins the show to discuss and draft an Underdog Fantasy Best Ball draft, with incoming rookies for the 2023 season. The fun in doing a best ball draft this far before the season is the fact that so much can change in the 7 months until the season starts. Free agents can leave, coaches can change, opportunities can shift, and unfortunately, injuries could happen. More important than any, is trying to draft a rookie who is likely to enter into a strong situation, before they actually do, like Bryce Young. Grabbing stacks can still be huge even this early out.
Some players to think about when drafting this far out are guys like Christian Kirk, who took a big step this year in an offense touted by a young stud Trevor Lawrence. Jameson Williams is in a spot where his coaches want to get him the ball amongst their explosive offense, his ceiling is through the roof. Banking on Saquon to be back with the Giants is a good guess, as well as his quarterback counterpart Daniel Jones. Although, if Saquon does leave, he will most likely be in a big offense like the Bills, which will be the same or better for him.
Another guy to be on the watch for is Keenan Allen as there is a chance the Chargers look to move on from him. With the rise of Mike Williams and Josh Palmer, this makes sense, as his price may not be worth it with these kinds of alternatives. Matthew Stafford is another player on the older side to be weary of as his retirement seems like there is a solid chance. Tom Brady already retired, and a lot of the Buccaneers offense has a future which is up in the air. One person who will most likely still be there is Russell Gage and could possibly see his role expand.
Despite being on a quiet Falcons team, Cordarrelle Patterson still had 8 touchdowns and is quite the athlete, grabbing him late could be huge. Another huge Falcons play could be wide receiver Olamide Zacchaeus, who brought in 40 catches this past year as well. Patterson and Zacchaeus can also thank the late season play of Desmond Ridder, who had solid numbers despite being a rookie. Speaking of someone who is quite the athlete, incoming rookie John Metchie can seriously ball and truthfully, his situation won’t matter. Wherever he goes he can make an impact right away.
QBs: Trey Lance, Brock Purdy, Mac Jones
RBs: Christian McCaffrey, Nick Chubb, Cam Akers, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards
WRs: Tee Higgins, DJ Moore, Kadarius Toney, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Josh Palmer, K.J. Osborn, Romeo Doubs, Tyquan Thornton, Rashee Rice
TEs: George Kittle, Hunter Henry
QBs: Justin Fields, Bryce Young, Desmond Ridder
RBs: Miles Sanders, Rachaad White, Khalil Herbert, Samaje Perine, Cordarrelle Patterson
WRs: Jaylen Waddle, Christian Watson, Christian Kirk, Jameson Williams, Darnell Mooney, John Metchie, Olamide Zacchaeus, Velus Jones, Amari Rodgers
TEs: Travis Kelce, CHIG, Isaiah Likely
QBs: Justin Herbert, Daniel Jones
RBs: Derrick Henry, Rhamondre Stevenson, Alvin Kamara, Elijah Mitchell, Jeff Wilson, Pierre Strong
WRs: Cooper Kupp, Mike Williams, Diontae Johnson, Tyler Boyd, Wan’Dale Robinson, Isaiah Hodgins, Niko Collins, Tim Patrick, Marvin Mims
TEs: Darren Waller, Daniel Bellinger, Jelani Woods