New York Jets running back Breece Hall has not returned the value expected of him when fantasy football managers took him in the second or third round of drafts this summer. However, he is still a must-start option every week for them.
Therefore, when Hall appeared on the injury report on Wednesday, fantasy managers were more than slightly concerned about his status for Week 13. As of right now, Hall’s status is questionable.
Will Hall play today against the Atlanta Falcons, what is the latest update concerning his injury, and, if he does play today, what is his potential fantasy outlook? Let’s take a look at each of these questions in more detail.
Is Breece Hall Going To Play Week 13?
Hall has been struggling with a hamstring injury he sustained in Week 12. This caused him to be limited in practice on both Wednesday and Thursday. However, Hall was a full participant on Friday. This has led to much optimism that he will play today against the Falcons.
With no news contrary to this optimism, Hall is likely to play today against the Falcons. However, what is his fantasy outlook for today? Let’s find out more about his matchup.
What Is Hall’s Potential Fantasy Outlook for Today?
Hall comes into Week 13 as the RB17 in fantasy. This is a long way away from the high ADP he commanded this summer. Hall has been struggling with several injuries this season. Having said that, he still is someone who commands a starting position in fantasy managers’ lineups when he is available.
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According to our PFN Consensus Rankings at the time of writing, Hall is ranked as the RB14 for Week 13. This week, he takes on the Falcons in what is a challenging matchup.
The Falcons are currently only allowing 14.3 fantasy points a game to running backs so far this season. Only the Philadelphia Eagles are conceding less to running backs in the NFL.
And, with the Jets not possessing a potent passing offense, with Tim Boyle somehow being worse of an option than Zach Wilson at quarterback, the Falcons can stack the box fairly regularly should they choose to.
This is not going to be a matchup where Hall is going to carry much upside. It is hard to see him forging a path into RB1 territory this week. However, due to many running backs being on bye, as well as many injuries at the position, fantasy managers should still start Hall this week.
Yet, do not expect massive returns from Hall this week. If he carries a solid RB2 performance this week, fantasy managers should be happy with that and move on to another week. It will be hard to imagine fantasy managers having two or three better options than Hall this week. But if they do, then they will have the luxury to sit Hall this week.
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