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2023 Fantasy Football Rankings: Preview for Every Player on the Green Bay Packers

Updated: Aug 15, 2023


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What to expect from this article

Below, we will dive deep into what we can expect from the Green Bay Packers' offense in 2023, including thorough fantasy football previews for Jordan Love, Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.


For the deep leaguers, dynasty leaguers and superflexers, we will also discuss rookies Jayden Reed (WR), Luke Musgrave (TE), Tucker Kraft (TE) and Dontayvion Wicks (WR) at the bottom of this article.


Each player preview will conclude with fantasy football rankings and suggestions for how to approach them in redraft, dynasty and best ball leagues (and superflex leagues for QBs).


2022 Green Bay Packers: Looking Back

The Aaron Rodgers era ended with a thud in 2022, a massive disappointment and major step back for Matt LaFleur and his Green Bay Packers.


Following three straight NFC North titles and 13-win seasons—including 2 MVP campaigns from Aaron Rodgers—Green Bay struggled to an 8-9 record and missing the playoffs for the first time since Mike McCarthy's farewell tour in 2018.


Statistically, it was a very mediocre campaign and arguably the Packers' worst year in LaFleur's 4 years as the Head Coach, finishing:


🟡 14th in scoring (15th in 2019, 1st in 2020, 10th in 2021)

🟠 17th in yards (18th, 5th, 10th)

🟠 18th in pass attempts (16th, 24th, 15th)

🟠 17th in passing yards (17th, 9th, 8th, 17th)

🟡 11th in passing TDs (14th, 1st, 4th, 11th)

🟡 16th in rushing attempts (13th, 12th, 17th)

🟡 15th in rushing yards (15th, 8th, 18th)

🟠 22nd in rushing TDs (7th, 15th, 21st)


Mediocrity showed up at the individual level as well, where:


🟡 Aaron Rodgers finished as fantasy's QB 13 after four straight seasons inside the top 9


🟠 AJ Dillon took a step back from his 1116 yard campaign in 2021, totaling just 976 yards on 214 touches (4.6 yards per touch)


🟠 Allen Lazard was fantasy's WR 34 despite serving as the team's WR 1, a historically fruitful role in an Aaron Rodgers offense


🟠 Christian Watson was fantasy's WR 40


🔴 Robert Tonyan was fantasy's TE 20


🟢 If you're looking for a bright side, Aaron Jones was fantasy's RB 9, his 4th straight season inside the top 10.


There's no way to sugarcoat it; 2022 was a massive disappointment for the Packers, their players, and their fans (trust me).


Moving into 2023, you may have heard that the Packers will have a new starting QB for the first time since Aaron Rodgers took over in 2008, making Green Bay one of the most intriguing teams in all of football.

2023 Fantasy Football Preview: Looking Ahead

It's been a very loud offseason for the Packers, one that signals a major rebuild. So far they've:


❌ Traded Aaron Rodgers to the Jets for the 13th, 42nd and 207th picks in the 2023 draft, plus a conditional 2nd round pick in 2024.


❌ Lost Allen Lazard (Jets) and Robert Tonyan (Bears) to free agency


✅ Drafted Oregon State TE Luke Musgrave with the 42nd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft (round 2, pick 11)


✅ Drafted Michigan State WR Jayden Reed with the 50th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft (round 2, pick 19)


✅ Drafted South Dakota State TE Tucker Kraft with the 78th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft (round 3, pick 15)


✅ Drafted Penn State QB Sean Clifford with the 149th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft (round 5, pick 15)


✅ Drafted Virginia WR Dontayvion Wicks with the 159th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft (round 5, pick 25)


✅ Drafted Central Michigan RB Lew Nichols with the 235th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft (round 7, pick 18)


✅ Drafted Charlotte WR Grant DuBose with the 256th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft (round 7, pick 39)


Embarking on a new era at 1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay is one of the true wild cards entering the 2023 season, both in real football and fake football. Here's what we do know...


The masses are not expecting the Packers to be very good this year. According to Fanduel Sportsbook, the Packers are projected for just 7.5 wins (-122 over, +100 under) and a 3rd place finish in the NFC North (+350 are the 3rd best odds to win the division), missing the playoffs for a 2nd straight year (-188).


From a fantasy football standpoint, Green Bay might be one of the most predictable units in all of 2023 football.


Matt LaFleur has always been a run-first coach in his 6 years as an NFL offensive coordinator (1 with the Rams and 1 with the Titans) and head coach (4 with the Packers). His offenses have finished:


🟡 9th, 9th, 13th, 12th, 17th and 16th in rushing attempts

🟢 8th, 6th, 15th, 8th, 18th and 15th in rushing yards

🟡 5th, 11th, 7th, 15th, 21st and 22nd in rushing TDs


Even with a 4 time MVP under center for 4 of 6 seasons, LeFleur has never coordinated an offense that finished higher than 15th in passing attempts.


And in two seasons with Jared Goff and Marcus Mariota as his QBs and Todd Gurley and Derrick Henry as his RBs, those units finished a lowly 24th and 31st in passing attempts but 9th and 9th in rushing attempts.


With an unproven, first-year (starting) QB, an infant pass-catching crew filled with 1st and 2nd year players, two solid veteran RBs and a head coach that loves to run the ball, it's not hard to guess what type of approach we'll see from the Packers in 2023.


Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon should get everything they can handle while the Packers break in a new era of a passing game.


👇 With that all being said, let's do a thorough 2023 fantasy football preview of each and every fantasy-relevant player on the Green Bay Packers! 👇

Green Bay Packers Quarterbacks

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🟡 QB Jordan Love

After three decades of Hall of Fame play from the quarterback position, Packers fans are praying for a fourth straight decade of winning football after turning the reigns over to Jordan Love.


The 26th overall pick from the 2020 draft is a bit of an unknown at the NFL level, having sat behind Aaron Rodgers for 2 years. He's completed 50 of 83 career passes (60.2%) for 606 yards, 3 TDs and 3 INTs.


The 24 year old (25 in November) has 2 career games with 17 or more pass attempts in his NFL resume:


⚫ In a week 9 start against the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021, Love turned in 190 passing yards with 1 TD and 1 INT, plus 23 rushing yards on 5 attempts (11.9 fantasy points)


⚫ In week 18 mop up duty against the Detroit Lions in 2021, Love completed 10 of 17 passes (58.8%) for 134 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs (5.3 fantasy points)


For what it's worth, Fanduel Sportsbooks have Love projected for over/under 3300.5 yards (-112) and 21.5 TD passes (+100 over, -128 under).


3300 passing yards and 21 TD passes would be 216 fantasy points, which would have been good for a QB 18 finish last season (of course, that does not factor in rushing statistics or interceptions).


Leading a run-first offense and likely to experience some growing pains—especially when playing with all 1st and 2nd year pass catchers—Love is hard to see as anything more than a mid-level QB 2 in 2023 fantasy football leagues.


Dynasty Leagues: 🟡 Entering his age 25 season, Jordan Love is a hold for managers who have held onto him this long.


Redraft Leagues: 🟠 Jordan Love is currently being drafted as the QB 24 around pick 179 overall (late 15th round) in 2023 PPR leagues. He might offer the occasional streamer week—and BBFF subscribers will know when—but he should not be drafted in "normal" sized leagues (8-12 teams with 15ish roster spots).


Love is currently #159 overall in my 2023 Draft Rankings.


Superflex Leagues: 🟡 Jordan Love is currently being drafted as the QB 25 around pick 133 overall (early 12th round). He's better approached as your QB 3 than QB 2, but that's a decent price to pay for him.


Best Ball Leagues: 🟡 Jordan Love is currently being drafted as the QB 22 around pick 164 overall (mid 14th round) in Underdog best ball drafts.


He's better approached as a QB 3 than a QB 2 in best ball drafts, and that's a fine price to pay.


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Green Bay Packers Running Backs

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🟢 RB Aaron Jones

2022 was yet another year of top 10 production from Aaron Jones, his 4th straight inside the top 10 of fantasy football running backs. He had:


⚫ 272 touches (the 2nd most of his 6-year career)

⚫ 72 targets (most)

⚫ 59 catches (most)

⚫ 1516 scrimmage yards (2nd most)

⚫ 7 TDs (2nd fewest)


After 69 very nice career regular season games where he handled at least 10 touches, Jones is averaging an underrated:

⚫ 17.2 PPR points per game

⚫ 4.2 targets and 3.2 catches per game

⚫ 96.2 scrimmage yards per game

⚫ 0.8 TDs per game (57 total)


"Safe" as a fantasy football option, Jones has scored 15 or more PPR points in 40 of those 69 nice games (58%), with more games over 20 PPR points (21) than games under 10 PPR points (14).


The 2017 5th round pick from Texas-El Paso has also shown a destructive ceiling, scoring 31 or more PPR points in 7 of 69 nice games (10%), 4 of which have gone over 41 PPR points, including a career high of 49.2(!) against the Dallas Cowboys in week 5 of 2019.


Heading into the Jordan Love era after three decades of Hall of Fame play from Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones—and backfield mate AJ Dillon—will undoubtedly be the focal point of the offense as head coach Matt LaFleur—a traditionally run-first mind to begin with—eases first-year starter Jordan Love into the mix.


Even with a 4-time MVP under center for 4 of his 6 years as an offensive mind in the NFL, LaFleur's units have always been run-first teams, finishing:


🟡 9th, 9th, 13th, 12th, 17th and 16th in rushing attempts

🟢 8th, 6th, 15th, 8th, 18th and 15th in rushing yards

🟡 5th, 11th, 7th, 15th, 21st and 22nd in rushing TDs

A tweet influencing how we should approach Aaron Jones in our 2023 fantasy football rankings

And in two seasons with Jared Goff and Marcus Mariota as his QBs and Todd Gurley and Derrick Henry as his RBs, those units finished a lowly 24th and 31st in passing attempts but 9th and 9th in rushing attempts. Gurley took 343 touches—including 64 catches on 87 targets—for 2093 scrimmage yards and 19 TDs in his one season under LaFleur.


With a brand new QB, a team of 1st and 2nd year pass catchers, and a traditionally run-heavy coach, Aaron Jones should get all of the work he can handle.


And by the way, in 49 career games where Jones has handled at least 15 touches, he's averaged 20.2 PPR points per game.


For what it's worth, Fanduel Sportsbook is projecting over/under just 825.5 rushing yards (-112) for Jones in 2023, which would the 4th lowest in his 7 year career.


Entering his age 28 (29 in December) season and possibly lined up for one of the larger workloads in his career, Jones should have another RB 1 season left in the tank in 2023.


Dynasty Leagues: 🟡 Turning 29 in December, Aaron Jones is much closer to the end of his career than the beginning. He's a "sell" candidate for any rebuilding teams.



Redraft Leagues: 🟢 Aaron Jones is currently being drafted as fantasy's RB 16 around pick 38 overall (early 4th round) in 2023 PPR drafts.


After 4 straight top 10 seasons and now heading into potentially heavy volume, he looks like a value pick in 2023.


Jones is currently #37 overall in my 2023 Draft Rankings—1 pick ahead of his current ADP.


Best Ball Leagues: 🟢 Aaron Jones is currently drafted as the RB 16 around pick 52 overall (early 5th round) in Underdog best ball drafts.


If you're lacking at RB so far, Jones is a really strong option here after four straight top 10 seasons and heading into a voluminous campaign.


If you already have 1 or more RBs, and want to spend this pick elsewhere, consider Mike Williams, DJ Moore, Joe Burrow, Justin Fields, Christian kirk, TJ Hockenson, Justin Herbert, Diontae Johnson, Chris Godwin or Marquise Brown.


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🟡 RB AJ Dillon

After a strong 2021 campaign in which he piled up 1,116 scrimmage yards on 221 touches, 2022 was a step back for AJ Dillon, gaining just 976 scrimmage yards on only 7 fewer touches (214).


His 9.9 PPR points per game were 1 full point lower per contest than his 10.9 clip in 2021 but, luckily, he didn't land too far down the RB rankings (RB 26) compared to last year (RB 23).


After 26 career regular season games where he's handled at least 11 touches, the 2020 2nd round pick from Boston College is averaging:

⚫ 13.3 PPR points per game

⚫ 15.4 touches per game

⚫ 2.2 catches on 2.7 targets per game

⚫ 76.7 scrimmage yards per game

⚫ 0.6 TDs per game (15 total)


Of course, if we remove four games where he had 20+ touches, those averages drop to:

⚫ 11.5 PPR points per game

⚫ 14 touches per game

⚫ 2 catches on 2.6 targets per game

⚫ 69.5 scrimmage yards per game

⚫ 0.4 TDs per game (9 total)


He's scored fewer than 10 PPR points in 12 of those 22 games between 11-19 touches (55%), hitting 15 PPR points just 6 of 22 times (27%)—including 3 games over 20 PPR points (14%).


Heading into the Jordan Love era after three decades of Hall of Fame play from Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, an already run-favored Matt LaFleur—who's never finished lower than 17th in rushing attempts—may return to an extra run-heavy approach similar to his 2017 and 2018 stints as the Rams and Titans offensive coordinator.


With Jared Goff and Marcus Mariota—neither of which are Aaron Rodgers—leading those offenses, they finished 24th and 31st in pass attempts but 9th and 9th in rushing attempts with Todd Gurley and Derrick Henry.


With Jordan Love entering his first year as a starter and throwing passes to all 1st and 2nd year players, it wouldn't be surprising to see Green Bay ride their veteran RBs to a top 10 finish in rushing attempts in 2023.


That would keep AJ Dillon on the RB 3/flex radar, with RB 1/2 potential if anything were to happen to Aaron Jones.


For what it's worth, Fanduel sportsbooks have Dillon projected for just 675.5 yards (-112 for both the over and under), which would easily be his fewest since he had just 46 carries as a rookie in 2020.


Dynasty Leagues: 🟡 Entering his age 25 campaign, AJ Dillon is a "hold" for dynasty managers and a possible "buy low" candidate for managers that think Aaron Jones' days with the Packers are numbered.


Redraft Leagues: 🟡 AJ Dillon is currently drafted as fantasy's RB 32 around pick 93 overall (late 8th round) in 2023 PPR drafts.


He's a strong "zero RB" or "hero RB" target for those that went WR heavy in the early rounds.


Dillon is currently #91 overall in my 2023 Draft Rankings—right near his current ADP.


Best Ball Leagues: 🟡 AJ Dillon is currently drafted as the RB 33 around pick 102 overall (mid 9th round) in Underdog best ball drafts.


He's a strong "zero RB" or "hero RB" target for those that went WR heavy in the early rounds.


Green Bay Packers Wide Receivers

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🟡 WR Christian Watson

2022 was a fascinating year for Christian Watson, last year's 34th overall pick from North Dakota State.


He had just 6 catches for 88 yards and 1 TD through week 9 before absolutely erupting for 15 catches, 313 yards and an absurd 8 TDs (1 rushing) over the next 4 games (weeks 10-13).


He scored fewer than 10 PPR points in 8 of 14 games (57%), but exploded for 16 or more PPR points in 5 of 14 games (36%), including a massive 32.7 point career high against the Cowboys in week 10.


In the end, Watson wrapped up is rookie campaign with 41 catches on 66 targets for 611 yards and 8 TDs, adding 7 carries for 80 rushing yards and 2 TDs.


Of course, that was catching passes from future Hall-of-Famer Aaron Rodgers (even if he was uninspired). It remains to be seen what kind of connection Watson will have with the 24 year old Jordan Love.


Working in Watson's favor is that Randall Cobb (50 targets), Robert Tonyan (67) and last year's target leader, Allen Lazard, are all wearing different uniforms, freeing up 217 targets in the passing game.


Of course, Green Bay did also draft both Luke Musgrave (TE) and Jayden Reed (WR) in the 2nd round of the 2023 NFL draft, both of which should have an opportunity to leave their mark on a pass-catching crew with more questions than answers.


Also working against Watson is a potential shift from a balanced offensive approach to an extremely run-heavy approach in 2023 (i.e. fewer all-around targets in the passing game).


Whereas Matt LaFleur's offenses with Aaron Rodgers finished 16th, 24th, 15th and 18th in passing attempts and 13th, 12th, 17th and 16th in rushing attempts, LaFleur's offenses with Jared Goff and Marcus Mariota finished 24th and 31st in passing attempts and 9th and 9th in rushing attempts.


With Love entering his first year as a starting QB and all of his pass catchers—including Watson—under 25 years old, it would make sense for LaFleur to return to his run-heavy ways and ride veteran RBs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon until the wheels fall off.


And even if he doesn't, we know the Packers won't be a pass heavy team after never finishing higher than 15th in pass attempts even with Aaron Rodgers.


For what it's worth, Fanduel Sportsbooks are projecting Watson for over/under 850.5 yards (-112) and 5.5 TDs (+106 for over, -134 for under).


In 2023, Watson is best approached as a boom/bust WR 3 with explosive weekly upside.


Dynasty Leagues: 🟢 Entering his age 24 season, Christian Watson's dynasty value is tied to Jordan Love's progression as a passer. He's an exciting "hold" for dynasty managers.


Redraft Leagues: 🟡 Christian Watson is currently being drafted as fantasy's WR 23 around pick 56 overall (mid 5th round).


Given the run-heavy approach and likely inconsistency from both Watson and Jordan Love, I'd rather spend that draft pick on Terry McLaurin, DeAndre Hopkins, DJ Moore, Dalvin Cook, Jerry Jeudy, Cam Akers, Kyle Pitts, Mike Williams, James Conner and more, all of which who are drafted near or after Watson.


Watson is currently #58th overall in my 2023 Draft Rankings, 2 spots behind his ADP.


Best Ball Leagues: 🟠 Christian Watson is currently drafted as fantasy's WR 21 around pick 41 overall (mid 4th round) in Underdog best ball drafts.


I'm avoiding him at that cost and instead opting for Lamar Jackson, Keenan Allen, Jahmyr Gibbs, Najee Harris, Jerry Jeudy, Joe Mixon, Terry McLaurin, DeAndre Hopkins, Mike Williams, DJ Moore, Joe Burrow, Justin Fields, Christian Kirk, TJ Hockenson, Aaron Jones and more, all of which are drafted near or after Watson.


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🟠 WR Romeo Doubs

2022 was "fine" for a 4th round rookie from Nevada.


Romeo Doubs caught 42 of 67 targets for 425 yards and 3 TDs, scoring 10+ PPR points in 4 of 13 contests (31%), including a high of 21.3 PPR points against the Buccaneers in week 3.


Of course, he also scored fewer than 9 PPR points in 9 of 13 games (69% nice) despite playing in an unsettled WR room and catching passes from future Hall-of-Famer Aaron Rodgers (even if he was uninspired).


It remains to be seen what kind of connection Watson will have with the 24 year old Jordan Love, though reports from Packers' camp have been positive. In May, The Athletic's Matt Schneidman mentioned Romeo Doubs—not Christian Watson—as his favorite to lead the team in receptions in 2023.


Of course, keep in mind that that's one man's prediction. 😉


Working in Watson's favor is that Randall Cobb (50 targets), Robert Tonyan (67) and last year's target leader, Allen Lazard, are all wearing different uniforms, freeing up 217 targets in the passing game.


Of course, Green Bay did also draft both Luke Musgrave (TE) and Jayden Reed (WR) in the 2nd round of the 2023 NFL draft, both of which should have an opportunity to leave their mark on a pass-catching crew with more questions than answers.


Also working against Watson is a potential shift from a balanced offensive approach to an extremely run-heavy approach in 2023 (i.e. fewer all-around targets in the passing game).


Whereas Matt LaFleur's offenses with Aaron Rodgers finished 16th, 24th, 15th and 18th in passing attempts and 13th, 12th, 17th and 16th in rushing attempts, LaFleur's offenses with Jared Goff and Marcus Mariota finished 24th and 31st in passing attempts and 9th and 9th in rushing attempts.


With Love entering his first year as a starting QB and all of his pass catchers—including Watson—under 25 years old, it would make sense for LaFleur to return to his run-heavy ways and ride veteran RBs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon until the wheels fall off.


And even if he doesn't, we know the Packers won't be a pass heavy team after never finishing higher than 15th in pass attempts even with Aaron Rodgers.


Doubs is best approached as a WR 5 who could surprise. That said, I'd be surprised if the Packers are able to support more than 1 WR in 2023 fantasy football.


Dynasty Leagues: 🟡 Still just 23 years old, Romeo Doubs is a "hold" for dynasty managers.


Redraft Leagues: 🔴 Romeo Doubs is currently drafted as fantasy's WR 63 around pick 187 overall (mid 16th round) in 2023 PPR drafts.


He doesn't belong on rosters in "normal" sized redraft leagues (8-12 teams, 15 ish roster spots).


Best Ball Leagues: 🔴 Romeo Doubs is currently drafted as fantasy's WR 56 around pick 123 overall (early 11th round) in Underdog best ball drafts.


Lacking clear upside, I'm completely out on Doubs at that cost, and would rather select Nico Collins, Geno Smith, JuJu Smith-Schuster, De'Von Achane, Khalil Herbert, Damien Harris, Elijah Mitchell, Aaron Rodgers, Jerick mcKinnon, Zay Jones, Greg Dulcich, Jamaal Williams, Darnell Mooney, Dalton Kincaid, Rondale Moore and others drafted around or after Doubs.


Doubs is currently #142nd overall in my 2023 Draft Rankings, 20ish spots behind is ADP.


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Green Bay Packers Tight Ends

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🟡 TE Luke Musgrave

With the 42nd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Oregon State TE Luke Musgrave.


Musgrave is a 6'6" monster and elite athlete that absolutely shredded the NFL combine, running a 4.61 40 yard dash with a blazing fast 1.58-second ten-yard split.


Musgrave will have an instant opportunity to debut as the team's TE 1, which is particularly enticing in fantasy football when you consider that 250+ targets were vacated when Allen Lazard (100), Robert Tonyan (67), Randall Cobb (50) and more walked out the door.


But Musgrave is still likely 4th if not 5th in line for targets behind Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Aaron Jones and possibly fellow 2nd round rookie Jayden Reed.


And as elite as Musgrave tests athletically, he is far from flawless as a football player.


Musgrave has an incomplete college profile and he has some polishing to do at the next level. He's "raw as a route runner" and "not shifty after the catch with only 2 broken tackles in his collegiate career" per film guru John Chapman.


Musgrave is not a great bet to make a huge year 1 impact—most rookie tight ends aren't—but he has an exciting long term ceiling as one of the potential top options in Jordan Love's passing attack.


Dynasty Leagues: 🟢 Luke Musgrave is just 22 years old (23 in September), and has the athletic profile plus short and long term opportunity that I'm looking for in dynasty rookie drafts. Musgrave is currently #23 overall in my dynasty rookie rankings.


Redraft Leagues: 🔴 Luke Musgrave does not belong on rosters in "normal" sized leagues (8-12 teams, 15-ish roster spots).


He could enter the radar as a streaming option, but it's unlikely in year 1.


Best Ball Leagues: 🔴 Luke Musgrave is currently drafted as fantasy's TE 29 around pick 209 overall (mid 18th round) in Underdog best ball drafts.


You should have your 3 TEs by this point.


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Other Names to Know for Deep Leaguers, Dynasty Players and Super Flexers


See below for analysis on:

⚫ WR Jayden Reed (rookie)

⚫ TE Tucker Kraft (rookie)

⚫ WR Dontayvion Wicks (rookie)



🟡 WR Jayden Reed

With the 50th overall pick (2nd round, 19th pick) in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Michigan State WR Jayden Reed, one of my favorite pre-draft sleepers even before he joined my favorite team with a wide open pass-catching core.


Reed is quick with reliable hands and a willingness to make catches over the middle. More of a PPR asset, Reed profiles as a possession target and possible safety blanket for Jordan Love.


Reed will likely man the slot between Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs in a Packers offense that just vacated 250+ targets when Allen Lazard, Robert Tonyan, Randall Cobb and more walked out the door.


Of course, the Packers haven't been the most pass-heavy team during Matt LaFleur's time in Green Bay, and they're likely to run the ball even more without their Hall of Fame QB.


Reed's not likely to make much of a year 1 splash—although he could rack up some high catch games in PPR leagues—and shouldn't be rostered in "normal" sized leagues (8-12 teams, 15ish roster spots).


But long term? Reed could 2nd—or even 1st—in line for Jordan Love targets as early as year 2. He's an exciting dynasty rookie pick.


Reed is currently #12 overall in BBFF's dynasty rookie rankings.

🟠 TE Tucker Kraft

With the 78th overall pick (3rd round, 15th pick) in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected South Dakota State TE Tucker Kraft.


Kraft is a big boi (6'5", 254 pounds) with high-level athleticism and strong run-after-catch (RAC) ability. He played RB and LB in high school, only recently converting to TE in college.


He played mostly inline at South Dakota State but also received his fair share of slot and outside snaps to prove effective as a receiving weapon.


Pre-draft, film guru John Chapman compared Kraft's athleticism to Todd Heap, and his playstyle to Pat Freiermuth.


Still new to the TE position—one of the toughest to pick up at the NFL level—Kraft likely has a lot to learn about being effective at the highest level of football.


And, of course, Green Bay is now flooded with young weapons in the passing game with Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed and the higher drafted TE Luke Musgrave—all of which are under 25 years old—all on the roster ahead of Kraft (not to mention Aaron Jones).


Kraft doesn't belong anywhere near "normal" sized redraft or best ball rosters (8-12 teams, 15-20 roster spots).


But for a 3rd round rookie pick in dynasty leagues, there's plenty of upside and athleticism to roll the dice in a Packers offense with more questions than answers.


Kraft is currently #33 overall in BBFF's dynasty rookie rankings.

🟠 WR Dontayvion Wicks

With the 159th overall pick (5th round, 25th pick) in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Virginia WR Dontayvion Wicks.


Wicks has decent size (6'1", 206 lbs) that compliments his skills in the vertical game, which is easily the biggest (only?) strength of Wicks' game.


He had an explosive 2021 season with Virginia but crashed in a big way in 2022 (although that's not entirely his fault).


If you're desperate for optimism, there are more questions than answers surrounding Packers' pass catchers. Christian Watson looks like a potential superstar and Romeo Doubs has flashed NFL ability as well. But beyond those two guys, the jury is still out on Samori Toure and fellow rookies Jayden Reed, Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft.


Of course, speaking of "more questions than answers," Wicks would fall squarely in that bucket as well.


Wicks is currently #50 overall in BBFF's dynasty rookie rankings.

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