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Fantasy football league-winners for 2023: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs

These league-winners have an ADP in the first four rounds on ESPN but are ranked considerably higher by PFF's lead fantasy analyst, Nathan Jahnke. 

For help with sleepers, draft strategy and rankings, or for more details about the players, check out the rest of Nathan's summer content below. For better filtering of the rankings along with auction values, check out PFF's draft rankings page.

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Fantasy Football: League-winning quarterbacks for 2023

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Jalen Hurts should be the top quarterback picked: No other quarterback has the same combination of quality in both the run game and pass.

Justin Fields has a shot at number one: The Bears quarterback over the second half of last season was arguably the best rushing half-season we’ve ever seen out of a quarterback.

Draft a top-eight quarterback: Even a fantasy manager who misses on these two should still target a quarterback ranked in the top-eight, as it’s hard for a quarterback to reach the top five when they weren’t drafted among the league’s best.


Fantasy Football: League-winning running backs for 2023

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Bijan Robinson landed in the perfect situation: Robinson is the best running back prospect in recent memory after landing on a run-first team with an excellent offensive line.

Tony Pollard earns his opportunity: Pollard is finally the Dallas Cowboys‘ lead back, so his opportunity can finally be as big as his talent.

Rhamondre Stevenson is the New England Patriots lead back: The Patriots have typically used a committee at running back, but Stevenson proved last season he’s capable of an every-down role.


Fantasy Football: League-winning wide receivers for 2023

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Amon-Ra St. Brown can be a more complete receiver: St. Brown has made his name catching short passes and making players miss, but he’s looking to become a deep threat at well.

Don’t count Keenan Allen out yet: Allen is 31 years old and the Los Angeles Chargers just added a first-round wide receiver, but he was a top-five fantasy wide receiver when healthy last season and could benefit from Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator.

Deebo Samuel’s rushing ability helps him stand out: Samuel has been excellent when healthy, and his rushing production gives him a unique edge over all other receivers.


Fantasy Football: League-winning tight ends for 2023

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Only a few tight ends could dethrone Travis Kelce: The Kansas City Chiefs is one of four tight ends with a PFF receiving grade above 90.0 over the last two seasons. No one has graded between 85-90.

Mark Andrews will benefit from Todd Monken: The Baltimore Ravens will start throwing the ball more often, which means more targets for Andrews.

George Kittle will continue to benefit from Brock Purdy: Kittle was the league’s best fantasy tight end once Purdy started seeing playing time.


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