NFL Players to Watch in the 2023 Season

As the Super Bowl comes to a close, football fans gear up for the start of a new season. It’s a time to review past accomplishments and shortcomings, but more importantly, it’s a time to look forward and make projections for what’s to come. As the 2023 NFL season approaches, fans eagerly anticipate the release of the schedule and excitedly gather their fantasy football squads.

Many fans are awaiting the big event to support their favourite players and teams. But not only does the fans support their players while watching TV or maybe even being at the stadium. Fans have taken their support to the betting websites, making predictions about their favourite player or team. Websites like LeoVegas are just one of the examples where fans go and try to make their predictions about the game and players. LeoVegas has made sure to provide all of the needing bets to the fans, as well as bet builder so that fans can support more than one player.  Another very big perk of going on their website will be the live betting option that you can take advantage of. This gives you the opportunity to support your player or team while watching the games live.

Fantasy football’s popularity has skyrocketed among fans, granting them the chance to play the role of a general manager for their own virtual team.  It injects an additional level of thrill into the game, as fans can cheer for their own team’s players as well as players on other teams they have drafted. The thrill of witnessing their fantasy players amass remarkable stats on a weekly basis brings a new dimension to the viewing experience, and ensures that fans remain captivated throughout the entire season.

As the 2023 NFL season looms, enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating which teams and players will rise as top contenders, sparking speculation and excitement. Given the abundance of talent in the league, it’s impossible to precisely predict the ultimate champion, but that’s exactly what makes the NFL so exhilarating. With any given Sunday holding the potential for anything to happen, fans stay engaged, eagerly tuning in to see how events unfold.

Josh Jacobs, the 24-year-old running back of the Las Vegas Raiders, was selected as the 24th overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft’s first round. Throughout the last three seasons, he has consistently displayed remarkable skills, with an average of 1,029 rushing yards, 35.7 catches for 250.7 yards, and 9.3 touchdowns. Despite the Raiders’ unremarkable season, Jacob has raised his game to unprecedented heights and is anticipated to be in great demand as a free agent following the Raiders’ rejection of his fifth-year option.

Dexter Lawrence is a 25-year-old defensive lineman for the New York Giants who was drafted in the first round, 17th overall, in the 2019 NFL draft. Although he showed flashes of his ability in his first three years, he has taken his game to another level this season, posting career-high numbers in sacks, quarterback hits, pressures, and total tackles. Giants fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Lawrence’s contract situation means he will be with the team next season, and if the continues to perform at this level, The Giants could be back in playoff contention.

At 24 years old, Derrick Brown plays as a defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers after being drafted as the seventh overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Despite being in his second year in the league, Brown has already cemented his reputation as one of the most skilled and commanding interior linemen in the NFL. Amid a tumultuous season for the Panthers, Brown stands out as a beacon of excellence, displaying remarkable growth since his rookie year. His extraordinary ability to halt the running game and pressure the quarterback makes him a disruptive force to be reckoned with, and his contributions have played a pivotal role in keeping the team’s playoff hopes alive.

Jamaal Williams is a 27-year-old running back for the Detroit Lions who was drafted in the fourth round, 134th overall, in the 2017 NFL draft. For the first time in his career, Williams has rushed for over 1,000 yards in a season, making him Detroit’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2013. Sadly for Lions fans, Williams will be a highly sought-after free agent at the end of the season.

A first-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft, Chris Olave is a 22-year-old wide receiver playing for the New Orleans Saints. In his rookie season, Olave distinguished himself as one of the top performers in Saints history by becoming only the third player to amass over 1,000 receiving yards, alongside Marques Colston and Michael Thomas. Although replicating such an impressive feat might be a tall order, Olave has demonstrated his skill and dependability, proving that he has what it takes to excel at the highest echelons of the sport.

Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner is a 22-year-old cornerback for the New York Jets who was drafted in the first round, fourth overall, in the 2022 NFL draft. Gardner has put himself in contention for Defensive Rookie of the Year, along with Detroit Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson. Despite a disappointing season for the Jets, Gardner is confident that he can help the team to greater things next season.

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