Breece Hall was on the verge of stardom until he suffered a knee injury last October in Denver. This injury left many fantasy football owners wondering when he would make his comeback in 2023 after tearing his ACL. However, Hall has already returned to the practice field, and all reports indicate that he is performing exceptionally well. His next major test will be in the Jets’ season opener against Buffalo on Monday night, where he is listed as “questionable” but expected to play.
While Hall faces his test on the field, fantasy owners have a significant decision to make off of it: whether to start him or not. The Jets have a stacked running back group, with Hall himself calling it the best duo in the league. This is great for the real game, but in fantasy football, duos and trios of running backs can be challenging.
Fantasy football rewards individual performance, and it’s a game where selfishness and ball-hogging can pay off. So, while Jets fans celebrate the abundance of talent in their running back room, fantasy football managers will carefully consider whether the risk of starting Hall is justified.
We will continue to provide updates on Hall’s status until the official active/inactive report is released on Monday around 6:45 p.m. ET.
Is Breece Hall playing in the Monday night Week 1 game?
Yes, Hall is officially ACTIVE.
Hall, who hasn’t played since last October when he tore his ACL against the Broncos, has been diligently working his way back to the field. Despite the “questionable” designation, he is on course to make his return when the Jets face the Bills at MetLife Stadium on “Monday Night Football.”
There has been a lot of optimism surrounding Hall’s status for the 2023 season, and it reached new heights after he completed a full practice on Saturday leading up to Week 1. While Hall and the Jets may be confident in his return, fantasy owners might have reservations.
Hall appeared to be a strong candidate for Rookie of the Year last season before his injury, but the addition of Dalvin Cook to the Jets’ running back group has muddied the waters for what was once a promising fantasy backfield.
If Hall is active as expected, it is advisable to start him, although his potential may be limited at the moment. In PPR formats, SN Fantasy ranks him at No. 17, and in standard formats, he’s ranked No. 15.
Nonetheless, the uncertainty lies in the workload that the Jets have planned for him, a detail that Coach Robert Saleh did not clarify on Saturday, stating, “We have a plan. However, the specifics of our plan may vary, potentially exceeding or falling short. We do have a clear idea of our objectives.”
Coming off a significant knee injury, the former Iowa State star is likely to be gradually eased into the season, thanks to the presence of Cook.
If Hall unexpectedly becomes inactive on Monday night, Dalvin Cook’s fantasy value would skyrocket, as he would only have to contend with Michael Carter for carries.
However, your options for replacing Hall in your lineup would be limited, so you would need to have insurance options in place. At that point, Michael Carter would likely be your only alternative unless you also have Dalvin Cook or a Buffalo Bills running back on your roster.
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