#3 George Pickens
Pickens showed some flashes of brilliance in 2022. He had some amazing receptions and racked up approximately 193 fantasy points, depending on your league's scoring system. Based on what we saw from him in 2022, he could be poised for a big season in 2023. He will be in his 2nd year, and Kenny Pickett will be the starter in the first game. The Steelers offensive line should be much better, allowing Kenny more time in the pocket to find the open receiver. That could work to Picken’s advantage, and he just might burn a few defensive backs for some long-scoring plays.
He would be great to add to a dynasty team for his long-term potential. In redraft leagues, he might be a 3rd receiver but could work his way up, but Pickens’ real upside in fantasy football redraft leagues, at least early in the season, will be in terms of a flex. If you do not have any good running back options putting Pickens in as a flex option could net you some in the neighborhood of 15-plus points.
Considering he has not hit his ceiling yet, it’s hard to say how much fantasy output he can provide going forward, but the safe assumption here is he might be able to net someone, says, 250 fantasy points in 2023. He is still quite a ways away from Ja’Marr Chase like fantasy numbers, but then again, we don’t know that he’s not capable of a 300-plus point fantasy season.