There can be a lot of benefits to drafting players from the same team. Stacks have become increasingly popular over the years where a quarterback is paired with a pass catcher to optimize their scoring potential. This has been a great help in fantasy football, so who are the best NFL teams to draft from?
- Kansas City Chiefs
How can the defending champions not be slotted at number one? Patrick Mahomes is now in his sixth starting season in Kansas City and the consistent elite level of play over the last half decade has made him one of the most fun players to watch in the NFL. Pair Mahomes with the best tight end and arguably the best offensive weapon in the league. They did add to their wideout group with Rashee Rice, a fantastic route runner they added in the second round, to an underrated group with Kadarius Toney, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Skyy Moore. Their running back pair of Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon was key for them late in the regular season and throughout the playoffs, and they will continue to prove to be a catalyst for the Chiefs this season.
- Philadelphia Eagles
The Super Bowl runner-up has to be near the top of the list. While there weren’t any changes to their offense in the draft, they are incredibly poised to be a fantastic team to draft from in fantasy football. Jalen Hurts was the top fantasy football quarterback on a points per game basis and will have continued chemistry with A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. Add in Dallas Goedert and it seems like in the air, the Eagles can do no wrong. As for their run game, Hurts is on top of his game and adding in D’Andre Swift elevates their versatility in the backfield. This is a fantastic team to stack a variety of players.
Led by Trey Lance, the 49ers are a very attractive team for fantasy football. After adding Christian McCaffrey last season, the 49ers have hit stars in all positions. The only problem with that is that there can only be so many targets and workload to go around. Either way, a team led by George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Lance, and McCaffrey is a slam dunk for any fantasy manager.
- Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills are an interesting, but also a fantastic spot for fantasy managers to pick from. You have the obvious picks of Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs. Allen will be up there for the most quarterback points once again this season, and Diggs will continue to be elite as ever. Owning a stack with both of these players can end up being the difference in so many games. It gets interesting with the Bills adding Dalton Kincaid in the draft. He’s coming in a bit older, but he provides a ton of upside. Adding him in the first round means the Bills definitely plan to use him parallel with his draft capital. The run game also provides a ton of late round upside in a committee in one of the highest scoring offenses in the league.
- Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals will be a fun team to target in fantasy drafts this season. They would be higher than five if their running back situation with Joe Mixon was more clear. Regardless, the team is poised to make a lot of fantasy managers happy. You have Joe Burrow and a fantasy football sweetheart in Ja’Marr Chase, who will be on the top of managers’ list come around August. Add in Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, you can pretty much score a solid weapon early, in the middle, or near the end of your fantasy draft.
- Detroit Lions
It feels weird to call the Detroit Lions a fantasy gold mine, but they are going to be a fun team to own stock in. Jared Goff isn’t anywhere near spectacular, but he can be a solid plug and play streaming option. However, you’ll find a plethora of weapons that, like the Bengals, you can score in any area of the draft. There’s Amon-Ra St. Brown, who will continue to be a reception and scoring monster. Once Jameson Williams is out of his suspension, he could see a bit of a breakout for the promising 2022 first round draft pick. The biggest game changer is Jahmyr Gibbs, who was drafted incredibly early at 12th overall for the Lions. Draft capital matters, and with the high capital Gibbs came with, he’ll make a splash in his rookie season.
- Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings keep adding to their offense, making it even more intriguing for fantasy football. Like the Bengals, they would be higher on the list if the situation with Dalvin Cook was more clear. There have been trade talks, so we’ll see if he is still on the team by week one. Regardless, they still have a fantastic offense. Kirk Cousins will be a great streaming option for many weeks, and his weapons are remarkable. Justin Jefferson is arguably the best wide receiver in the league, and rookie Jordan Addison was one of the best wide outs coming out of the NFL Draft. T.J. Hockenson has also cemented himself clearly within the top five tight ends, with the upside of being even higher.
- Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers have always been a personal favorite target over the last few years, and they continue to be a target heading into 2023. Justin Herbert will be a lot better this season than last season and with the addition of first round rookie Quentin Johnston, he has the chance to be quarterback one. Austin Ekeler will be as dominant as always and is one of the best safety blankets a quarterback can have. Paired with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, every one of these players will have immense fantasy value.
- New York Jets
The Jets made a lot of moves to their offense. A year ago, no one wanted to touch the Jets’ offense. Now they are all the craze. Aaron Rodgers and Garrett Wilson will have a great rapport this season, and I think Wilson will be fighting for the top wide receiver this season. Breece Hall is coming off an ACL injury, but if the Jets use him well, and with the offense they have, I think they have enough variety to limit Hall’s workload and keep him healthy. A limited workload will improve his fantasy value all season long. Rodgers also brought in his wide receiver one from Green Bay with Allen Lazard who is now his wide receiver two and will have great value late in drafts.
- Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks have made some intriguing moves in the NFL Draft to an already pretty powerful offense. They were top 10 in 2022 and added Jaxon Smith-Njigba in the first round to a receiving core with Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. All of these receivers can be solid depth assets, but it is hard to predict who will come out on top. Geno Smith will be a solid streaming option most weeks with the plethora of weapons he has at his disposal. As for their run game, I’m staying away. Zach Charbonnet being in the mix with Kenneth Walker sounds great in real life, but it is a fantasy football nightmare.
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