Top 5 Dynasty RBs 2023
- Kenneth Walker
- Dameon Pierce
- Breece Hall
- Travis Etienne
- Tyler Allgeier
These running backs are young and primed for a ton of volume going into the 2023 fantasy football season. Let’s dive into why you should target these guys this season.
Note that I focused on the 2nd-year player. A ton of rookies are coming this season, and some older RBs worth keeping. This will all be covered in the 16 Rounds draft solution, which you can pre-order now!
1. Kenneth Walker
This guy is by far my favorite RB going into the 2023 season. He has a great season considering he didn’t get going until week 6. He did pretty well for this rookie season with 228 attempts, 1050 yards on the ground, and nine rushing TDs. With over 20 attempts in his last three games looked promising, and the Seahawks believe in Kenneth Walker.
If you own Kenneth Walker, you want to consider keeping him, as good workhorse RBs are hard to find. You also have to note he was drafted in the 2nd round by Seattle, and they won’t put that pick to waste. I don’t see them drafting another RB early in the 2023 NFL draft.
Youth, volume, and opportunity are knocking for the young walker, and you want to make sure he is on your team as his value, stock, and talent is rising this season.
2. Dameon Pierce
This young man is hungry, and he put on a show for the Texans, considering he was a 4th round pick on a terrible offense.
Dameon finished 26th in PPR among RBs in fantasy points while only playing 13 games on a lackluster offense. He had 220 attempts, 939 on the ground, four rushing TDs, and maintained 4.3 Yards per carry. You can also tack on 30 receptions for 165 receiving and a TD.
He showed flashes of greatness and a relentless pursuit for more yards after contact. He is not a diva and looks pretty focused on improving himself and his game. I will be interested to see what moves the Texans make this upcoming season to help Dameon.
He did well considering the offense and the fact that they had no WRs, and the defenses were keyed in on him. Don’t sleep on this young talent who should see a floor of 240 attempts and 8 rushing TDS next year. Dameon Pierce is a stud!
3. Breece Hall
All eyes are on Breece Hall and when he will return from his torn ACL injury. He is an absolute stud, and the Jets, and you know it!
He only played seven games last season before his injury and managed to get 80 attempts and 463 yards at 5.8 yards per carry. We saw flashes of exceptional talent, but there is much more to be desired.
This is the situation you want to monitor in the offseason, and I am hearing that Hall will be ready by summertime. His youth and incredible talent, along with explosive playmaking ability, cannot be ignored. He is exceptional, and you want to make sure you have him on your roster, and his breed is few and far between.
Make sure you go robust RB and lower expectations that 2023 will be his biggest year, the future is bright, and there are years of upside ahead. Let’s hope for a happy and healthy season for the young man who was drafted in the 2nd round and will be used often.
4. Travis Etienne
Not my favorite RB on this list, but we cannot deny the youth an opportunity for fantasy points here. Finishing 17th in PPR among RBs in fantasy points in 2022 isn’t something to get excited about, but the future could be bright here.
220 Attempts for 1125 yards on the ground and 316 yards receiving are not too bad. Considering 2022 was like his rookie year, you have to give him a break. This 2023 year looks bright as he will be settled in the Jags offense, and the rapport between him and Lawrence will be much better.
The only real drawback is the return of Calvin Ridley would see a lot of targets in the air. I also haven’t seen Travis do anything to really wow me. Either way, he has a few solid years ahead of him.
5. Tyler Allgeier
The big question here is going to be, can we trust him being only a 5th-round pick? With Patterson getting older, you have to imagine that the Falcons will look to acquire an RB in the draft.
I will have a hard time thinking that Tyler will be the main guy, but as it sits now, his value is pretty high. Two hundred ten attempts and over 1000 yards in the first season is pretty impressive for a guy that was not expected to get this much playing time.
If given the opportunity, Tyler will shine. Again, that is the big question.
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