5 Detroit Lions to target in upcoming 2023 fantasy football drafts

As you prepare for upcoming fantasy football drafts, these five Detroit Lions should be firmly on your radar.
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Jahmyr Gibbs, Detroit Lions
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4. RB Jahmyr Gibbs

The fantasy hype around Gibbs has been prevalent all summer, though it has cooled a bit in some circles lately as his ADP started to threaten RB1 territory. He flashed some physicality as a runner in the preseason opener, to go with the role he is lined up for in the passing game.

In terms of how the Lions' backfield work will be doled out this year, Gibbs is pretty much the Swift to David Montgomery's Williams if we look at 2022 as an easy template that worked. Looking to Dan Campbell's time as an assistant with the New Orleans Saints, when Alvin Kamara (a popular comp to Gibbs) was a rookie in 2017, here's what that workload split with Mark Ingram looked like. Both finished as top-10 fantasy backs that season, regardless of scoring format.

Mark Ingram: 230 carries for 1,124 yards, 12 TDs; 58 receptions for 416 yards
Alvin Kamara: 120 carries for 728 yards, 8 TD; 81 catches for 826 yards, 5 TD

Gibbs has settled into high-to-mid RB2 territory by ADP, and a third-round pick. His ceiling is naturally higher in PPR scoring, and those who take a wide receiver or two early will see him as the best available in what we like to call the "running back dead zone."