Should you consider the tight end in the first six innings?
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Should you consider the tight end in the first six innings?

ECR stands forexpert consensus ranking,Which means the average rank in the fantasy football industry and is usually similar to ADP (which varies from site to site). This will be an ongoing topical series highlighting some of the big differences between ECR and my own rank.

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The following isn’t an argument for the narrow end necessarily being deep – there would be plenty of mistakes – but there is a lot Late pilot options this season. My strategy is to wait until rounds 10+ and then get two or three from this list:

Tight ends liked more than unanimously

Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams (ECR=TE14 vs. DDD=TE11)

Higbee will be LA’s second choice in the passing game (and maybe even more active cooper cup returns to full strength). Quietly saw strong use Before the offensive line got injured last year, and he’s been playing healthier indoors Matthew Stafford.

Greg Dolch, Denver Broncos (ECR=TE12 vs. DDD=TE10)

Dulcich All tight ends have resulted in YPT Once he became a regular starter last season and should thrive in it Much improved system Specifically, V.I Sean Payton‘s The role of the Joker. Denver just lost Tim Patrick And KJ HamlerDulcich showed A real promise as a beginner.

• Hayden Hurst, Carolina Panthers (ECR = TE24 vs. DDD = TE17)

Hurst has been paid and you should get it real chance in Frank ReichIt’s a very friendly offense in Carolina. While the narrative of rookie quarterbacks targeting tight ends is more than a myth, Bryce Young It seems like a perfect fit for Hearst. The Panthers also have one of the thinnest WR sets in the league.

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• Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals (ECR=TE23 vs. DDD=TE19)

McBride is a solid second-round pick exercise metricsand the targets have to be there in Arizona. DeAndre Hopkins gone, while Zak Ertz He is 33 years old and tore his MCL and ACL in mid-November. McBride showed signs of life over the course of last season and could capitalize on it Lots of trash time.

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• Hunter Henry, New England Patriots (ECR = TE26 vs. DDD = TE20)

While New England receivers seem to be in a frustrating rotation of fantasy managers this year, Henry was one of the most prominent of the camps. The Patriots offense should be much improved with a new coordinator this season as well. Mike Gesicki It is drafted as TE19 in Yahoo leagues, with Henry TE30.

Sam Laporta, Detroit Lions (ECR=TE22 vs DDD=TE16)

I will not advance Andy Behrens toes herebut Laporta can fracture handles And you should immediately be part of the detroit offense with Tons of cleared targets. The tight end is usually the slowest transition for a beginner, but it really was See first team clips even before Shane Zylstra He got injured at the end of the season.

Other candidates also include: Chigoziem OkonkwoAnd Dalton KincaidAnd Jake FergusonAnd Irv Smith JrAnd Luke MusgraveAnd Kid OttonAnd Possible Isaiah And Gilani Woods

Tight ends liked less than unanimously (spoiler alert: any tight end drafted in the first six rounds)

• Travis Kelsey, Kansas City Chiefs (ECR = #6 overall vs. DDD = #17 overall)

Kelce is the obvious TE1, but I hesitate to pick the top 10 He will be 34 years old soon. However, most drafters disagree!

Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens (ECR = #25 vs. DDD = #59)

The Ravens’ new offense is exciting for the imagination, but not necessarily for Andrews, who now has much more competition for goals. Possible Isaiah Numbers to see the increased play time as well.

• TJ Hockenson, Minnesota Vikings (ECR = 44th Overall vs. DDD = #60 Overall)

Hawkinson looks intriguing at first glance after that Totally dominate the goals with Vikings Last season. But the problem is Hawkinson was completely unproductive with these goals (Minnesota’s running game also suffered after the trade), and a first-round rookie Jordan Addison A big upgrade from last year’s version Adam Thelin.

• George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (ECR = No. 61 overall vs. DDD = No. 77 overall)

My friend Kettle misses the games every year (George Brittle!), ho due to the steepness of the descent and saw Low target share 13.7% When San Francisco’s pass catchers were healthy last season.

• Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles (ECR = No. 73 overall vs. DDD = No. 84 overall)

Goedert’s goal average dropped to 14 among tight ends last season with the Devonta Smith And AJ Brown The obvious top choices now in philadelphia. Goedert is too It is rarely used in the red (He’s averaged just three goals inside the top ten over the past three years) and he has a low profile 3.5-Touch up/down.

• Dalton Schultz, Houston Texans (ECR = No. 118 overall vs. DDD = No. 141 overall)

Schultz goes from a very fast-paced Cowboys offense that averaged the fourth most points per game last season to a Texas unit that is expected to score among the lowest in the league this year. Schultz is Disappointing athlete who benefited greatly from playing in Dallas. Will now go out to a team with a coach for the first time and Rookie QB with questions.

Targets appear available, however Nico Collins is alpha nascent and John Michie III impressed during his return. The size (and scoring) will be very different when playing in Houston, yet Schultz has a top 12 ECR even though there are many interesting options available later on.

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