There are some holdovers in the bill James Cook And nyhem hynes But both profiles are in the “scatback” category. Hines did not actually register much action on offense after being acquired by the team at the trade deadline. Cooks never took over as a full tackle but showed some pop as a runner.
The real change came in the “big back” department, where both damian harris And latavius undead Added to roster.
While the addition of Harris drew much praise from football heads and fantasy players, the signing of Murray flew under the radar after the draft. and yet, Their contracts are almost identical in terms of value, Harris is younger and probably has more theoretical upside, so I still favor him. However, contracts are important because I suspect Both The Big Backs are on the Week 1 roster.
It's clear that Buffalo is looking to ease some of the burden on the running back. Josh Allen's Put more emphasis on the plate and traditional run game, based on how they've attacked him this offseason. At least one player from this position group is going to matter in 2023. Cook and Harris are favourites.
Take Greg Roman's 1990's passing game concepts, volume and offensive designs and blow it out of your mind. Let this be the last time you see the Ravens in that capacity. Every move of their offseason so far – from hiring Todd Monken to drafting Jay Flowers In Round 1 – Shows you the offense is about to develop.
The wide receiver chamber is easily the best proof of concept. on paper, it's better than none lamar jackson has ever been and is probably at the top of recent Ravens memory.
At the end of last season, demarcus robinson And Sammy Watkins The top receiver on the team was . Neither was on the roster to start training camp. He was cut by other teams. Even when we entered the season, devin duvernay The projected WR was 2. He won't rank above fourth when all is healthy. The top three Baltimore receivers all have legitimate No. 1 receiver upside.
No wide receiver room has gone from at least spicy to more drastic fashion than Baltimore's collection of wideouts.
I just covered this in my rookie quarterback article, so I won't expand on the points I made in that piece, but you can't have a discussion about overhaul units and not mention the Carolina Panthers.
There's no one who's planning on starting for Carolina Any How many skill-position spots were on the roster last year. The Panthers built an entire starting lineup from free-agent additions and finished with a three-receiver set. Jonathan Mingo In round 2. even if a man likes teres marshall Free-agent ad beats the likes Dj Chalk As for the role of vertical X-receiver, he did not start Week 1 last season.
Bryce Young Easily the most consequential new face on offense. even its backup Andy Dalton There is one off-season addition to the team. This new and influential coaching staff elected to completely remake the Panthers' offense. Considering how the last few years went under Matt Roday, it makes sense.
Chicago bids farewell to longtime starter david montgomery This off-season when he signed with the division-rival Lions. Khalil Herbert is a holdover for the Bears but the team added de onta foreman in free agency and roshan johnson in the draft.
How this rotation plays out is pretty much anybody's guess. Herbert has been increasingly impressive but it was not the front office and coaching staff the core group that groomed him. His moves this season and his rotation with Montgomery last year indicate they don't see him as the primary runner. There was a report in The Athletic this week that indicated “The Bears don't want one for their offense. They want a wave of backs,” for throwing teams. Which fits this group.
Herbert and Foreman overlap slightly as skilled starting down bangers and while Johnson brings some of that to the table, he projects the tasks of getting the most. don't forget the bears gave too travis homer two year deal. He was primarily a passing-down running back and special teamer for the Seahawks. If he holds that role for Chicago, he could push one of those three other guys off the game-day active list or perhaps the roster altogether.
“A wave of the back” indeed. It may be difficult to predict how this rotation will play out in 2023.
Bengals helped revive hayden hurst Career high enough last year that he signed a solid three-year deal for the Panthers to start this season. Are they going to do the same thing with the Vikings flameout? irv smith,
Smith was never able to catch on for the Vikings but he continued to suffer injuries. He's still a young player at 24 and we've seen tight ends sign second contracts several times over the years.
Unless Smith absolutely crushes it in this role, we can see that the starting spot for this team will be a constant rotation on an annual basis, given Cincinnati fleshes out the wide receiver room in short order. The castoff veteran market is just as good a place to find potential untapped talent.
Brown was one of the most needy wide receiver rooms in the NFL this offseason. Whereas amari cooper is a good player, he's a low-end WR1 – if that – in my opinion, and Donovan Peoples-Jones There is only one boy. No one else has made an impact on the roster in 2022. They have approached sports acquisitions with that knowledge.
cleveland made a smart move to get Elijah Moore from jets. Moore was brilliant as a rookie, but New York was frustrated by poor quarterback play and made an ill-advised scene during a winning sequence. He has enough talent to be a starter in the slot or flanker receiver. they also added rogues Cedric Tillman Which can start at any time on DPJ on X-receiver. This allows the team to give Cooper a free release on pre-snap motion, which unlocks his best play.
Deshaun Watson The fruits of this labor require a lot of fine play but you have to love these moves. The once diminutive room is now four deep with quality options.
Detroit made some surprising moves this offseason to completely remake its running back room — a unit that was well into 2022.
lions let go Jamal Williams Walked and replaced by fellow free agent David Montgomery. he drafted Jahmir Gibbs traded in round 1 and immediately d'andre swift to Philadelphia. While Montgomery and Gibbs won't directly overlap with their predecessors' roles, it's clear they consider these two better than the players they're replacing. This is especially true in the case of Gibbs and Swift.
Gibbs' archetype players are extremely valuable in fantasy. He will contribute heavily as a receiver and it is likely that the Lions are more on his potential as a runner than Swift. Montgomery is still a solid bet to push for the team lead in carries and get goal-line work.
miles sanders Had a good year for the Eagles but he was never going back to Philly at the same salary level the Panthers offered him in free agency.
Philadelphia is likely to go along with the committee's approach to changing Sanders' workload. rashad penny Was added in free agency on a cheap deal and they sent some late round picks to pluck d'andre swift from lions they will both join kenneth gainwell And boston scott on the depth chart.
Penny and Swift are talented backs. The former has proven himself to be a skilful and big player when he is on the field. While Swift is more of a theory than the actual version of the player many fantasy managers want him to be, he is a well-rounded achiever.
The problem for both players is sustainability. Imagine a chance twitter spends months debating them during the summer… and then we're looking at a Scott and Gainwell two-man backfield until December. However, because the fledgling ecosystem is How good In the Eagles offense, you need to take smart shots on these two in the draft.