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Jahmyr Gibbs

2023 Dynasty Rookie Post-Draft Update: Jahmyr Gibbs

We focus on each rookie’s situation, talent, opportunity, risk, and market to provide post-draft analysis for dynasty managers.

Jahmyr Gibbs

The NFL Draft is behind us, rookie drafts are taking place, and as dynasty managers, we are looking ahead to the upcoming season. In our Dynasty Rookie Post-Draft Update series, we break down all the incoming fantasy-relevant rookies, looking at their profiles and where they fit. The basis of the rookie profile involves the usage of STORM analysis, focusing on five key components: Situation, Talent, Opportunity, Risk, and Market.

The running back position can be very ambiguous from year to year. The value of running backs can run hot or cold depending on the market and where the running back is in their career. There are a lot of strategies dynasty gamers have when it comes to roster running backs. Typically, the goal is to maximize value while being built to win the league when the rest of the team is ready to compete.

Drafting top running backs in the first round of rookie drafts can be an easy way to get a young productive running back. The running back is locked into getting workload early in their career while having the talent profile to justify their draft capital. These are the types of running backs that dynasty gamers chase and want to hold on to for multiple years.


Name: Jahmyr Gibbs

Position: Running Back

Pro Team: Detroit Lions

College Team: Alabama

Draft Status: Round one, 12th overall

The big shock of the 2023 NFL Draft came when the Detroit Lions selected Gibbs at 12th overall. Going into the draft, many media outlets had him mocked to go either late in the first round or the early part of the second round. After the pick was made, there were rumors that other teams were interested in drafting him earlier than expected.

This pick created a lot of speculation. At the time, the Lions had David Montgomery and D’Andre Swift on the roster. Also, with how the market has been over the past several years for the running back position, the value hasn’t always been the best investment in taking a running back in the first round.

As we all know now, D’Andre Swift was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Lions earmarked Gibbs as a must-get asset for their offense. They plan to get him heavily involved in the offensive game plan early in his career. All-in-all, this is good news for dynasty gamers looking to draft Gibbs in rookie drafts.


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2023 Dynasty Rookie Post-Draft Update: Jahmyr Gibbs
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