Fantasy football managers of New York Jets RB Breece Hall can claim that he’s been a reliable fantasy starter despite the ineptitude of the offense he’s stuck playing in. Unfortunately, Hall appeared on the injury report to start the week of practice.
Let’s take a closer look at the most recent news we have on Hall and the potential fantasy impact this injury could have on the Jets’ offense.
Latest Injury Update on Breece Hall
Editor’s note: Hall is being listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Falcons.
Hall felt like a surprising name to find on the Jets’ first injury report of the week. According to a recent report from Rich Cimini, Hall was listed as a limited participant with a hamstring injury for Wednesday’s practice.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh didn’t add much about Hall’s injury when speaking to the media on Wednesday, saying, “A bunch of guys are limited,” but did not add much more context for Hall’s hamstring injury at this time.
Will Hall Play This Week?
On one hand, Hall’s participation in practice to start the week is definitely an encouraging sign for this injury not being anything too serious. However, a hamstring injury for a running back is always worth monitoring.
Hall hasn’t missed a single game this season after suffering a torn ACL in 2022, which abruptly ended his productive rookie campaign. It would be nice to see Hall log a full practice on Thursday or Friday to put fantasy managers’ minds at ease heading into their matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
What Does This Mean for Dalvin Cook’s Fantasy Ranking?
When you realize the Jets’ offense currently ranks 31st in total yards and 30th in scoring, it’s pretty remarkable that Hall is the RB15 in PPR formats through the first 12 weeks of the season.
Keep in mind that the Jets’ organization intentionally limited Hall’s workload significantly through the first month of the 2023 season while trying to manage his surgically repaired knee from last year.
Since New York elected to make Hall the featured back in Week 5, we’ve seen him produce a fantasy floor in PPR formats in a terrible offense by catching an average of four passes for 39 yards per game.
Hall’s rushing efficiency has dipped by over a full yard per carry since his rookie campaign, but some of these efficiency issues can certainly be tied to a poor offensive line, subpar quarterback play, and his first season back from a significant knee injury.
Despite all of the issues on the offensive side of the football for the Jets, Hall has produced 889 total yards and four scores on 162 touches this season.
In comparison, veteran RB Dalvin Cook has been mostly a non-factor in this backfield. His 228 total yards on 62 touches with no scores are easily the lowest amount of touches he has seen on a per-game basis throughout his entire NFL career.
If Hall were to miss Sunday’s game against the Falcons, Cook would likely be a top-35 play in Week 13. Cook was a big fantasy producer during his days as a Minnesota Viking, but we simply haven’t seen the same type of juice from him in 2023, which has played a part in why Hall has been the feature back for the majority of this season.
If Hall is active against Atlanta, he’ll still be a fringe RB1 option for Week 13.
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