2 Offenses to Target in 2023 NFL Season

by Andrew Elmquist | Published: July 21, 2023

Are you ready for your upcoming draft? Whether it’s a family rivalry, an in-office affair, or a long-standing league with your high school buddies, we have you covered for all of the hard-hitting fantasy analysis. If you haven’t been paying attention to the NFL offseason, no problem!

In this article, we will break down our two favorite offenses in the NFL, highlighting our favorite fantasy players from those rosters. We’ll also let you know their current ADPs, with the hope that you’ll be able to stack at least two of these players on your team.

Minnesota Vikings

On paper, you might not think the Vikings are a team to target, especially in fantasy. However, they were one of the best offenses in football last season, even though they had an early exit in the playoffs. The good news for fantasy players is that we don’t care about wins and losses, just about how our favorite players perform.

Vikings by the Numbers:

· Justin Jefferson- Current ADP 1.0, WR1
· T.J Hockenson- Current ADP 42.2, TE3
· Alexander Mattison- Current ADP 76.6, RB29
· Kirk Cousins- Current ADP 89, QB13
· K.J. Osborn- Current ADP 144.5, WR58

There are a few players from the Vikings that we love at their current ADP, and you shouldn’t have a difficult time getting a stack from this roster. Jefferson is the only player that might be difficult to acquire unless you’re lucky enough to have a top-three pick. Otherwise, we’re targeting Mattison, Cousins, and Osborn specifically, given their current values.

Mattison will be the lead back in Minnesota now that Dalvin Cook is no longer in the picture. If he receives a Cook-like workload, he could be a massive value to your team.

Cousins was the QB7 last year, and we do not doubt that he’ll be able to put together a similar performance this year. If he continues to go as the QB13, it’s a screaming value, especially given the offensive weapons he has around him.

Osborn’s ADP is a bit deflated at the moment, but it’s bound to rise in the coming weeks. First-round draft pick Jordan Addison was recently ticketed for going 140 MPH in his lambo, and he could face some time away from the team. If that happens, look for Osborn to pick up the slack, operating as the WR2 in what could be a surprisingly potent offense.

Detroit Lions

Believe it or not, we are big believers in two NFC North teams this season. As a whole, you’re able to get a lot of this roster at great value in your drafts, which is why we’re targeting them. Plus, the Lions were another elite offense in 2022, which looks to only improve with more time together as a unit.

Lions by the Numbers:

· Amon-Ra St. Brown- Current ADP 18.0, WR9
· Jahmyr Gibbs- Current ADP 37.5, RB15
· David Montgomery- Current ADP 74.5, RB27
· Jared Goff- Current ADP 99, RB14
· Jameson Williams- Current ADP 114.0, WR46

Similar to our analysis of the Vikings, there are several Lions players that we love at their current draft positioning. This is an offense that shined last season, scoring 26.6 points per game.

The Lions seemingly shocked the league during the draft, selecting Jahmyr Gibbs early on in the first round. This signaled the end of D’Andre Swift’s time with the organization, as it appears that they are confident in Gibbs’ ability to lead a backfield.

With that in mind, we believe that Gibbs is a fantastic value this season, an asset that has the potential to be a top-five player at the position, even though it’s just his first NFL season.

How is Jared Goff’s value so low? He finished the 2022 season as the QB10, and his receiving weapons have only gotten better during the offseason. If I can get him as QB14 this season, I’ll take that value in every single draft that I find myself in.

One of the big reasons I’ll take Goff in drafts is to pair him later on with Jameson Williams. Williams will have to sit out for the first six games of the season, serving penance for his gambling suspension. He’s currently going as the WR46, and you can get him in round 11 or later. I’m more than willing to sit on him for six weeks, given his potential and speed.

Andrew Elmquist

Andrew Elmquist graduated from Winona State University with bachelor's degrees in Communication Studies and Spanish. Andrew is a budding analyst in the sports industry, and he enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with his beautiful wife, and playing both real-life and fantasy sports.

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