Going into any fantasy football season, the information that people look for is the same- here we look at 2023 values selections. The selections are players that represent draft day value. But what does that mean? A value is a player that is falling a little in drafts, that really shouldn’t. Their (current) expected return in fantasy value is ahead of where they are being drafted.

QB 2023 Values Selection

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Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)

Tua hasn’t really had the start to his career that he would have hoped for. He has missed time with injury/ concussion, and also struggled at times to really be involved in games- with low yardage totals. But, this Dolphins offense has some strong weapons at receiver in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. We have also seen what can happen when this offense gets it right- just ask people who had Tua/ faced him in Week 2 last season. He also was able to show consistency with his performances in the middle of the season, as he had a nice stretch of 250+ yards and multiple TDs.

Kirk Cousins (MIN)

Cousins finishes in the top-12 at the position year after year, but consistently goes far later in drafts than he should. The reason why is that he isn’t really the type that could win you a league, he doesn’t lose you it, but you he is a safe option at QB. But with how the offense has been working in Minnesota, with now a full offseason with T.J. Hockenson and a new 1st round rookie WR, we could see Cousins take a step forward and be a solid QB1 with some big weeks.

RB 2023 Values Selection

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AJ Dillon (GB)

Dillon had hype last offseason after finishing this 2021 season strongly. Didn’t really pan out though, as he struggled to get involved in the passing game and the offense had to recenter itself with Davante Adams leaving the team. All of those factors let Dillon going 10 games without getting into the endzone. That struggle has hit his ADP coming into this season. But, he is still going to get plenty of carries in this backfield, and take even more if Aaron Jones were to miss time.

Antonio Gibson (WAS)

Gibson has completed his full circle in Washington. After establishing himself as the starter in 2021, he was (nearly) shown the door and banished to special teams, then shared the workload and finally took the majority of the backfield work. He is the pass-catcher out of this backfield, which will always give him value in PPR leagues. If he manages to get a few more carries away from Brian Robinson, he will smash his value with where he is going in drafts at the moment. **NOTE: Great RB selection for zero RB drafters**

David Montgomery (DET)

Montgomery seems to be one of those players that despite never really making a highlight play in any given week finishes as a solid RB2. The strength of the offensive line in Detroit has been underrated for years (although that’s starting to change now), so they can create gaps for their backfield- something that Montgomery hasn’t actually been that used to. There is no doubting that rookie Jahmyr Gibbs is talented, but it’s going to be Montgomery that is going to fill the gap left by Jamaal Williams this offseason.

James Conner (ARI)

Conner is another one of those veteran RBs that is overlooked in drafts. He has struggled with injuries, and has been quite TD dependent in recent years, but you can’t count him out just yet. The Cardinals look likely that they are going to need to start the season without Kyler Murray, and that is going to mean more rushing attempts to help the offense move the chains. Who is going to be able to have the touches? Outside of Conner, the team have Corey Clement, Keaontay Ingram and newly signed Marlon Mack to compete for touches……..so Conner should get the carries here.

WR 2023 Values Selection

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Keenan Allen (LAC)

When Allen is healthy and on the field he gets a massive chunk of targets in the offense. Your league mates will point at you on draft day and say well he is always injured- bad pick. But, since 2017 he has missed 10 games. Some of those were inactive games at the end of seasons too, so really he doesn’t miss that many games. When is on the field, you can almost automatically chalk up high single-digit targets, or double  with decent receptions and yardage totals to go along with it. Throw in decent TD numbers, and you are getting a top end WR2 FLOOR. If this offense takes a step forward under Kellen Moore, you’ve smashed your draft.

Tyler Lockett (SEA)

It’s interesting that certain players find their way onto this list season after season. Lockett is solidly one of those players. He has had 1,000 yard seasons in each of his last four seasons, with great TD numbers in that time too (the season before he had 965 yards and 10 TDs). If you were out on him last season, I would have understood it to a degree, as he lost his close QB relationship. But he looked great with Geno Smith last year, and even with the addition of Jaxon Smith-Njigba in the draft, Lockett should still be on the field for the majority of plays.

Allen Lazard (NYJ)

Now, in selecting Lazard as a value, I’m not saying that Garrett Wilson isn’t going to be the better fantasy option on the season. What I’m saying is that Lazard has the relationship with Aaron Rodgers, and was on the list of players that the veteran QB gave to the Jets that he wanted to join the organization. Lazard has performed well in the past as the ‘secondary’ receiving option and there is no reason to think he couldn’t do the same thing in New York.

Mike Evans (TB)

Godwin, I have as a bust this season, with an almost full two-round higher ADP than Evans. There is absolutely no doubting that the Tampa Bay offense is likely to take a step back without Tom Brady and a fresh OC calling the shots. But, Evans has suffered poor QB play and play calling previously and overcome it. He has had at least 1,000 yards in every season of his professional career, and with his size and catch radius he should be able to return value on where he is being taken in the middle rounds of drafts.

TE 2023 Values Selection

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Kyle Pitts (ATL)

The Falcons offense hasn’t really meshed with what Pitts has done well. But, he should have a good opportunity to show his skills that made him such a dominant player in college. The Falcons now have a young trio of key offensive players, and not really alot outside of them. This offseason the team brought in Jonnu Smith, who I can see being used as a blocker, enabling Pitts to be spread out wide. If there is a chance of Pitts being that player he was drafted to be, he needs to take a big step forward this season.

Dallas Goedert (PHI)

Goedert is my ‘make-or-break’ TE. What I mean by that is that he is the last player at the position that I feel comfortable taking in the early mid-rounds of drafts before I just punt the position completely. He has a good chance of hitting the top of the ‘other than Kelce’ tier of TEs. The Eagles offense has long been a productive offense for TEs and Jalen Hurts has a great connection with Goedert.