We probably say this every year, but it feels as though the barrage of injuries that inevitably hits has occurred far sooner than normal. It’s only Week 3, and we have a bunch of every-week fantasy starters either out or at risk of not playing.
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Latest News Surrounding Breece Hall
There really isn’t any new news on Hall. The Jets held him out of preseason contests and are very clearly easing him back into action.
For the first two weeks of the season, Hall has been limited at practice and listed as questionable on the final injury report. However, he’s not actually injured.
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I don’t have a good explanation as to why the Jets keep listing him as questionable. Barring an aggravation of his knee (or a new injury), he’s going to play.
Look for the routine to continue this week. Hall will remain limited at practice in an effort to not overdo it. The Jets will probably list him as questionable, but he will play.
What Does This Mean for Hall’s Fantasy Ranking?
Eventually, Hall will start practicing in full. His fantasy managers should be really excited for when that time comes, as it probably means the workload increase is coming.
Hall has only seen a 31% and 34% snap share in each of the Jets’ first two games. Those are backup numbers. He’s simply not a fantasy starter until his usage increases. But it’s coming.
Dalvin Cook has looked like arguably the worst running back in football this season. Entering this year, we knew Cook wasn’t as good as he was in his prime, but I did think he had some juice left in the tank. After two weeks, I’m taking the L on that. Dalvin is cooked.
Hall opened at RB20 in our PFN Consensus Rankings, but I’m much lower on him than my fellow PFN Fantasy Analysts. Essentially, I need to see it before I’m ready to start using Hall.
The Jets have a tough home matchup against the New England Patriots. While I do think New York wins this game, and they do it with ball control and defense, that doesn’t automatically mean Hall will have a productive fantasy day.
Fantasy managers with Hall should know his time is coming. It’s just not here yet. Continue stashing him until that time comes. If you do need to start Hall this week, hope he does something like he did in Week 1, where he turned 11 touches into 147 yards.