In recent months since its late-2022 launch, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has become a huge part of online conversations with how impressive the chatbot is. So, I thought it would be interesting to see how ChatGPT can currently handle fantasy football analysis. I asked for an article giving an early look at the 2023 fantasy football season, and here’s the result:
Sure, here’s a new article looking ahead to the 2023 fantasy football season:
As the 2022 fantasy football season fades into memory, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2023. The NFL landscape is always changing, with players switching teams, new rookies entering the league, and injuries taking their toll. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you begin to prepare for next season.
Rookies can make an impact
The 2022 rookie class was one of the most productive in recent memory, with players like Najee Harris, Javonte Williams, and Ja’Marr Chase putting up big numbers. And with a new crop of rookies set to enter the league in 2023, there’s no reason to think that trend won’t continue.
Of course, not every rookie will be a fantasy superstar right away, but there are always a few who make an immediate impact. Keep an eye on players like Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler, who has been projected as a potential top pick in the 2023 NFL draft, and Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who is a dynamic playmaker with a high ceiling.
Don’t overlook the tight ends
The tight end position has traditionally been one of the most volatile in fantasy football, with only a handful of players providing consistent production. But that’s starting to change, with a new generation of talented tight ends entering the league.
Players like Kyle Pitts, George Kittle, and Mark Andrews have already established themselves as top-tier options, and there are more on the way. Keep an eye on players like Iowa’s Sam LaPorta, who has shown the ability to make big plays down the field, and Texas A&M’s Jalen Wydermyer, who is a versatile weapon in the passing game.
Don’t forget about the running backs
While the NFL has become more pass-heavy in recent years, the running back position remains a key part of any fantasy team. And with the rise of the committee approach, there are more opportunities for running backs to put up big numbers.
Players like Jonathan Taylor, Dalvin Cook, and Alvin Kamara are still at the top of the heap, but there are plenty of emerging talents to watch as well. Keep an eye on players like UNC’s Ty Chandler, who has the potential to be a three-down back in the NFL, and Georgia’s Zamir White, who has the size and power to be a dominant goal-line back.
Stay flexible with your draft strategy
One of the most important things to remember in fantasy football is to stay flexible. The draft is just the beginning of the season, and things can change quickly due to injuries, suspensions, and other factors.
That means you should be willing to adjust your draft strategy based on the situation. If the top-tier quarterbacks are flying off the board early, don’t be afraid to wait and stock up on running backs and wide receivers. If there’s a run on tight ends in the middle rounds, consider waiting and grabbing a sleeper option later on.
By staying flexible and being willing to adapt, you’ll be better equipped to handle the ups and downs of the season and put yourself in a position to win your league.
In conclusion, the 2023 fantasy football season promises to be another exciting and unpredictable one. By keeping these tips in mind and staying up to date on the latest news and trends, you’ll be well on your way to drafting a championship-caliber team.
So obviously, not perfect. Great grammatically and good writing overall, but inaccurate information as of now. The AI is clearly a bit behind on players and locations (like calling the 2021 draft class rookies from 2022 and saying Spencer Rattler is still at Oklahoma). I tested more, and it seems to be behind by over a year (it says Saquon Barkley is coming off injury heading into 2023 and that Christian McCaffrey is still on the Panthers). I also asked for the top five fantasy quarterbacks for 2023 as of now, and it said Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, and Justin Herbert—which was about the consensus this time last year ahead of the 2022 season.
Overall, ChatGPT is much more impressive in other aspects such as being able to write code, business plans, dialogue, and much more—as you have probably seen examples of online.
However, there are still some intriguing takeaways, particularly to be flexible in the draft. As ChatGPT continues to improve, as it is expected to do rapidly, it could certainly become a source for interesting analysis. We’d argue it will not be able to match trusted humans scouting and being able to watch players on the field, but AI can potentially be another tool in the toolkit when it comes to fantasy football.