It’s crunch time folks. If your fantasy football drafts aren’t set up yet, you need to get them on the schedule as the 2023 NFL season kicks off in just over a week. If you haven’t done any research yet, don’t fret - we’ve got you coverage with fantasy football rankings, top fantasy football sleepers, potential busts, and breakouts in our 2023 Fantasy Football Draft Guide. That guide comes with our Ultimate Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet (or you can just grab that on it’s own if you like). It’s our job now down the stretch here to make sure you are up to date on the latest NFL news and rumors as the season draws closer. With NFL roster cuts pouring in and NFL injury updates floating around, fantasy football ADP could be changing by the day. There are tons of big fantasy football questions left to ponder right now. Could the Indianapolis Colts trade Jonathan Taylor? How will the Jerry Jeudy injury impact the Denver Broncos? Who will start at QB for the Arizona Cardinals with Kyler Murray sidelined? Without further ado, let's get to the biggest fantasy football questions for every NFL team as you prep for your own drafts and leagues. 

 

Biggest Fantasy Football Questions for Every NFL Team

Arizona Cardinals

Crazy times for the Cardinals right now as they not only traded for quarterback Joshua Dobbs but also released incumbent Colt McCoy. That means it will either be Dobbs or rookie Clayton Tune starting for Arizona this year with Kyler Murray working his way back from injury. Rookie WR Michael Wilson has had an intriguing role opposite Marquise Brown so far in preseason games – but who knows if any QB can deliver the football to them.

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons offense has shaken out kind of how we expected an Arthur Smith offense to look. Since they will use fullback Keith Smith and blocking tight end Jonnu Smith a lot, that leaves Kyle Pitts, Drake London, and Mack Hollins as the primary pass-catchers with no real “WR3." The only questions remaining are what kind of split Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier will have in the backfield, and whether Desmond Ridder can take his game to another level. 

Baltimore Ravens

It would have been nice to see more of the starters playing in Todd Monken’s new Air Raid offense, but that wasn’t really in the cards this preseason. None of Mark Andrews, Rashod Bateman, or Odell Beckham even played a snap – though rookie Zay Flowers did look good. Bateman and Andrews have been nicked up but are expected to play in Week 1, so we’re going into the season with a bit of a mystery box here.

Buffalo Bills

No major releases from the Bills yet but they still have roster cuts to make by Tuesday. This team looks poised to use a lot of two-tight end sets with Dawson Knox inline and Dalton Kincaid in the slot. That means there probably won’t be a full snap share for a third WR outside of Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis. James Cook was looking like he was really clawing away a full workload but Damien Harris ended up getting the goal-line carry in the preseason. With Cook’s smaller size, it won’t be surprising if Harris and Josh Allen vulture those touches in-season as well. 

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers have already made a lot of cuts including QB Jake Luton and wide receivers Gary Jennings and CJ Saunders, but nothing too impactful for fantasy so far. This team not only has a brand new QB in Bryce Young but ALL new position player weapons with Adam Thielen, Jonathan Mingo, DJ Chark, Hayden Hurst, and Miles Sanders. Sanders is reportedly working back from a groin injury but should be good to go. 

Chicago Bears

The Bears have started trimming the roster as well by releasing 20 or so players already including guys like QB PJ Walker and WR Daurice Fountain. The question with this team is how many weapons can Justin Fields support and which guys will play big enough snap shares. You can’t have DJ Moore, Chase Claypool, Darnell Mooney, Cole Kmet, Robert Tonyan, Khalil Herbert, D’Onta Foreman, and Roschon Johnson all on the field at the same time. 

Cincinnati Bengals

For fantasy football, the Bengals are a pretty simple team. We already know what we are getting. Tee Higgins, Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, Irv Smith, Joe Mixon, and Joe Burrow. They managed to keep the band together. And it’s a great band. 

Cleveland Browns

Much like the Bears, the Browns have not wasted time in releasing about 20 guys already – including former third-round pick Anthony Schwartz and kicker Cade York. Amari Cooper and Nick Chubb are locked in as Cleveland's top weapons, so the question is, who else is next on the pecking order? Tight end David Njoku? And who wins the battle between guys like Elijah Moore, Donovan Peoples-Jones, and rookie Cedric Tillman? This is all assuming that Deshaun Watson can get back to his former All-Pro level of play, of course.

Dallas Cowboys

It’s looking like the Cowboys will be making a lot of their moves on Tuesday, though they did cut kicker Tristan Vizcaino and let quarterback Will Grier know that he will be released. The three wide receivers are set for Dallas, so the questions revolve around whether they can produce a fantasy-relevant tight end and to what degree Tony Pollard will share reps with guys like Rico Dowdle and Deuce Vaughn

Denver Broncos

The Broncos have let a couple of guys go that we might recognize in kicker Elliott Fry and WR Kendall Hinton (who famously started a game at QB for them once). There are honestly a TON of questions with this team with new coach Sean Payton coming in. Not just whether they can get Russell Wilson back up and running but:

 

Detroit Lions

Another team with a bunch of cuts so far but these have some names we recognize for fantasy – Denzel Mims, Devine Ozigbo, Trinity Benson, and Tom Kennedy among them. The Lions invested heavily in running back this offseason by signing David Montgomery and drafting Jahmyr Gibbs. However, they will be thin at pass-catcher early on while they wait for Jameson Williams to return from suspension. The door is open for rookies like Jahmyr Gibbs and Sam LaPorta to carve out a target share next to Amon-Ra St. Brown

Green Bay Packers

The post-Aaron Rodgers era has begun and we’re excited to see who Jordan Love likes best. So far, Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs have operated as the two full-time WRs with the starters – so they are the best bet. Jayden Reed has played the slot but Luke Musgrave is also an intriguing rookie tight end prospect. The split between Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon also shouldn’t be too far off from what we’ve seen in recent seasons.

Houston Texans

Another team with a lot of moving parts. No surprises in terms of cuts so far so the most interesting thing here is how the wide receiver snaps will be split. The Texans clearly plan to use fullback Andrew Beck on a good number of snaps, which means only two full-time wide receivers at most. Nico Collins, Robert Woods, John Metchie, and Tank Dell are all in the mix. Dalton Schultz is locked in as TE1. Then there’s the matter of whether Dameon Pierce gets a full share or if Devin Singletary can knife in there. 

Indianapolis Colts

Early cuts for the Colts include Bresahd Perriman, James Washington, and Kenyan Drake, who were all relevant in the fantasy community at some point. Anthony Richardson has been named the starting QB. Michael Pittman and Alec Pierce are looking like the two guys on the outside at receiver with Josh Downs in the slot. So, it all boils down the Jonathan Taylor. Will he play? Will he get traded? We like Deon Jackson best from the backups but rumors have swirled that Kareem Hunt could join the squad. 

Jacksonville Jaguars

There are only so many questions for this team. The two big ones are A) Will Travis Etienne and Tank Bigsby split? And B) Which of Calvin Ridley, Zay Jones, and Christian Kirk will be the odd man out for two-WR sets? My money would be on Ridley and Kirk being the Jaguars' top two receivers, but Zay Jones was playing a lot of snaps out wide with the first group early on. 

Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are dialed in. Isiah Pacheco is likely your early-down guy with Jerick McKinnon on passing downs. Wide receiver is where it gets dicey. Skyy Moore has reportedly been playing a full snap share but there is intriguing upside with guys like Kadarius Toney and rookie Rashee Rice. With Richie James and Marquez Valdes-Scantling mixing in, it might just be too thin for anyone to be fully trusted in fantasy.

Las Vegas Raiders

With tight ends Michael Mayer and Austin Hooper on the roster, the Raiders decided to cut OJ Howard early. They also let go of one-time preseason darling Darwin Thompson. Josh Jacobs recently signed an extension, so the question is whether Jimmy Garoppolo can support another fantasy-relevant player besides Jacobs and Davante Adams. Jakobi Meyers and Hunter Renfrow might just neutralize each other’s usage. 

Los Angeles Chargers

Running back Larry Rountree has been released, but the Chargers still have a lot of cuts to go. This offense is loaded with weapons now with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Quentin Johnston, Joshua Palmer, Gerald Everett, and Austin Ekeler. That and the addition of Kellen Moore calling the plays have us pretty excited for Justin Herbert

 

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams went all in to win a championship and this is what happens when you do that. They were kind of frozen in time this offseason and didn’t really have much that they could do. So, they’ll be pretty thin this year which could work out well for the guys left over like Cooper Kupp, Tyler Higbee, Cam Akers, and Van Jefferson. Rookie Puca Nakua is another name to keep an eye on. First, though, we need Matthew Stafford to prove he can still play at a high level. 

Miami Dolphins

No major releases yet for the Dolphins but we don’t expect any of it to affect them for fantasy anyway. Since they use tight end Durham Smythe and fullback Alec Ingold so much, the targets are fairly highly consolidated among Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. The questions revolve around the RB position. Jeff Wilson will likely be the short-yardage guy, so how does the battle between Raheem Mostert and De’Von Achane pan out? Do they get a trade done for Jonathan Taylor?

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings also have cut 20+ players so far, but none that really move the needle for fantasy football. The starters are pretty set in stone and we know who the major players are. The question is, who is the second target after Justin Jefferson? Is it TJ Hockenson, rookie Jordan Addison, or veteran KJ Osborn? And is Alexander Mattison going to be trusted to be the lead back or will there be a split?

New England Patriots

The Patriots have made some cuts including QB Trace McSorley and WR Tre Nixon. There are a lot of questions with the New England offense heading into the season. The one fantasy football asset we thought we could trust was Rhamondre Stevenson, but the Ezekiel Elliott signing threw that into question as well. Our best bets are JuJu Smith-Schuster hoping to be the “Wes Welker” in Bill O’Brien’s offense or one of the tight ends emerging with a meaningful target share. But it might just be a situation where things are spread too thin in a mediocre offense.

New Orleans Saints

In theory, the top fantasy options for the Saints should be pretty settled. Derek Carr at quarterback, Chris Olave and Michael Thomas at wide receiver, and Alvin Kamara at running back. But the Kamara suspension, along with questions around Michael Thomas, has opened the door for players like Jamaal Williams, Kendre Miller, Juwan Johnson, and Rashid Shaheed. We’ll have to see if someone falters. 

New York Giants

The Giants cut James Robinson, which might be the final blow to hopeful dynasty gamers everywhere. Saquon Barkley and Darren Waller are locked in at their respective positions. So the question lies in who could make noise at wide receiver. Rookie Jalin Hyatt? Wan’Dale Robinson coming off an injury? Isaiah Hodgins from last year? Any number of the 10 slot receivers they have?

New York Jets

The Jets have made one surprising cut already. RB Zonovan Knight has been released after some impressive work last year filling in. But they do have Dalvin Cook, Breece Hall, Michael Carter, and rookie Israel Ibanikanda on the roster. Veteran wide receiver Corey Daivs also decided to retire, clearing the way for guys like Garrett Wilson and Allen Lazard. Maybe Tyler Conklin can even mix in for best ball leagues, who knows!

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles have released some dynasty-relevant names like Dan Arnold, Tyree Jackson, Deon Cain, and Tyrie Cleveland – but nothing crazy. The pass-catchers are set with A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert as the top guys. So, it boils down to the running backs. Kenneth Gainwell is my favorite of the bunch but Jalen Hurts takes the goal-line work for himself and doesn’t dump down to the RB much. 

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers don’t have a question of who the good players are. They actually have a ton of them. The question is about how many Kenny Pickett can support. Diontae Johnson has gotten 140+ targets three years in a row, so he’ll get his share. After that, can they have a second guy between George Pickens and Pat Freiermuth? Will Najee Harris get his share or will Jaylen Warren carve out a role? A lot riding on Matt Canada’s offense.

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers offense is set in stone thanks to fullback Kyle Juszczyk playing nearly half the snaps. Christian McCaffrey, Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle. Kittle was the fourth target last year when everyone was healthy but he also has tight end eligibility for that positional scarcity. All those great options make us wonder if maybe Brock Purdy should be going higher in fantasy football drafts.

Seattle Seahawks

With Jaxon Smith-Njigba set to miss time with a broken wrist, it makes it a little easier to start DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett early on in fantasy. Down the stretch, it could get dicey. Running backs Kenneth Walker and Zach Charbonnet will probably split but could be in the RB2-RB3 range. Not interested in the tight ends for fantasy. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Baker Mayfield is officially the quarterback, for better or for worse. The clear top targets are Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Cade Otton at tight end likely needs an injury to a wide receiver to become relevant. We like Rachaad White but the fact that Sean Tucker has seen some snaps with the starters is not ideal.

Tennessee Titans 

We liked Chigoziem Okonkwo until they signed DeAndre Hopkins and the receiving corps became too crowded. The Treylon Burks injury cracked that door open, but Burks is reportedly already back at practice. The best bets are probably Derrick Henry and Hopkins with Tyjae Spears as the Henry handcuff. 

Washington Commanders

This team has made a lot of noise this offseason. Jahan Dotson has popped in practice and games. Terry McLaurin is dealing with an injury. With Logan Thomas sidelined, Cole Turner has pushed for the starting tight end job. And Antonio Gibson is looking at an expanded role in the passing game. That’s all while burying the biggest lead with this team - starting quarterback Sam Howell has looked great so far and has shown some promise in the run game as well. 

 

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