The appeal of playing dynasty fantasy football is that you never fully stop building your rosters. There is always time to make moves to either help build a contender or rebuild your struggling roster. Now that the 2022 class has come and gone, it's time to start looking ahead to the 2023 class. This season, we will provide fantasy managers with a top-36 big board that will be updated weekly to reflect the top 36 draft-eligible players in college football. The hope is that this big board will give you actual names and value to any draft pick you are trying to trade or acquire.
RB Miyan Williams (Jr - Ohio State): 5-foot-9, 225 lbs
Williams made it on the big board for the first time last week, but he is quickly rising up draft boards based on his play this season. With sophomore running back TreVeyon Henderson dealing with nagging injuries all season, Williams has stepped in and looked like a legitimate running back. He has rushed for 497 yards on just 64 attempts and scored eight touchdowns. Last week against Rutgers, he saw a full workload and rushed for 189 yards and five touchdowns. As a prospect, he is explosive for a player of his size and could be a potential sleeper in the class.
RB Blake Corum (Jr – Michigan): 5-foot-9, 200 lbs
Corum continues to have an impressive season for the Wolverines. The junior running back has 93 attempts for 611 yards and ten touchdowns through five games. Through the last two games, Corum has been given 59 carries and has proven to be able to carry that workload. If he continues to produce at that high volume, we should start to see more buzz in draft circles.
RB Kendre Miller (Jr - TCU): 6-foot-0, 220 lbs
Miller will continue to be a mainstay on this list if he produces every week like he has been doing this college football season. In the Horned Frogs' biggest game of the year against the Oklahoma Sooners, Miller rushed for 136 yards on just thirteen attempts and two touchdowns. He has been efficient in his last two starts and has shown how deep this 2023 class of running backs can be. TCU has a massive game against Kansas this week, and if he produces again, he could very well become a household name in college football.
WR Joshua Downs (Jr – North Carolina): 5-foot-10, 180 lbs
Downs was injured this season following their opening win against the Florida A&M Rattlers, but he is back to his old self after Saturday’s win over Virginia Tech. He had eight receptions for 120 yards and looked explosive on the field. Downs has scored four touchdowns in just three games this season, and those numbers should get even higher in a North Carolina offense averaging just over forty-five points per game. Downs is a player to watch in this 2023 class and could be a first-round selection come April of next year.
2023 Draft Class Narratives
Running Back Depth
If you are currently playing in a dynasty league, understanding the class narratives will help you make better decisions on your dynasty rosters. One big narrative that all dynasty managers need to understand is just how deep this 2023 running back class is. Fifteen running backs can make an impact at the next level in this class. If you are looking at your rosters and you have a bunch of mediocre running backs who are aging, this is the time to start moving them for whatever value you can get now, depending on your standing in those leagues. With this class being so deep at the running back position, there will be a massive shift in the running back landscape in dynasty formats. I went through every NFL team’s depth chart, and realistically there could be ten teams looking for new starting running backs next season. We are also seeing a shift to teams playing more of a committee approach with their backfields which should increase the value of all running backs in fantasy. Not to mention 2023 3rd-round picks are more valuable with the depth of the class. If you are actively on the trade market, try to get a third-rounder thrown in. While firsts and seconds are being valued at a premium, there is still value in third-round picks. Start accumulating those picks now and watch the value fall to those spots during your rookie drafts next off-season.
- TE Arik Gilbert (Jr – Georgia): 6-foot-6, 265 lbs
- TE Sam LaPorta (Sr - Iowa): 6-foot-4, 249 lbs
- WR Jaylon Robinson (Sr - Ole Miss): 5-foot-9, 180 lbs
- QB Hendon Hooker (Sr - Tennessee): 6-foot-4, 218 lbs
- QB Tanner McKee (Jr - Stanford): 6-foot-6, 226 lbs
- WR Nathaniel Dell (Jr - Houston): 5-foot-10, 165 lbs
- TE Jaheim Bell (Jr - South Carolina): 6-foot-3, 232 lbs
- RB Tavion Thomas (Jr - Utah): 6-foot-2, 238 lbs
- WR Traeshon Holden (Jr - Alabama): 6-foot-3, 214 lbs
- WR Tayvion Robinson (Sr - Kentucky): 5-foot-11, 187 lbs
- WR Nikko Remigio (Sr - Fresno State): 5-foot-11, 185 lbs
- WR Rome Odunze (RS So - Washington): 6-foot-3, 201 lbs
- WR Jacob Copeland (Jr - Maryland): 6-foot-0, 202 lbs
- WR Chris Autman-Bell (Sr - Minnesota): 6-foot-1, 210 lbs
- QB Michael Penix Jr. (Sr - Washington): 6-foot-3, 214 lbs
RB DeWayne McBride (Jr - UAB): 5-foot-11, 215 lbs