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Fantasy Football: Tight ends we should be higher or lower on this draft season

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ECR means “Expert consensus rating,”, which means the average ratings of the fantasy football industry and is generally similar to ADP (which differs from site to site). It will be a continuous positional series highlighting some of the big differences between ECR and my own ranks. We continue the series by looking at the difficult ends.

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Players who should move up higher/later: defender

Tight Ends I like more than consensus

Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys (ECR=TE6 vs. DDD=TE4)

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Schultz can’t match the athleticism of other elite league players, but his advantageous position makes him one of the most valuable fantasy players in his position. Schultz finished third in fantasy tight end last season. will now see a large increase in targets With Amari Cooper as well as Cedric Wilson passed, Michael Gallup unlikely to be ready to start the season after knee surgery and with James Washington as well as Blake Jarvin both are seriously injured. Schultz laid routes with a higher percentage than Mark Andrews after Jarvin was eliminated from week 9 last year.

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The Cowboys led the NFL in scoring last season, and Schultz looks unexpected Duck PrescottSecond reading on most plays. With a very favorable scheduleSchultz is ready for a huge fantasy season. i put it higher Darren Waller as well as George Kittlewhich both go before.

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Albert Okwuegbunam, Denver Broncos (ECR=TE16 vs. DDD=TE11)

Albert O is a 24-year-old with a truly elite workout as well as underlying statistical metrics that will now catch transmissions from Russell Wilson (QB reportedly loves his new tight end). Okwuegbunam quietly earned fourth highest target for route speed among TEs in the last two seasons, when he was also one in six who averaged over 2.0 yards per route. FROM Noah Fant traded to Seattle and Wilson replaced a dire QB situation, Albert Oh will soon see many more goals with much higher quality.

There was some buzz about the newbie Greg Dulcicbut he is not an athlete, and you know UCLA helped get big numbers from mediocre tight end prospects. Moreover, the loss at the end of the season Tim Patrick opens even more opportunities for Okwuegbunam, who is going to destroy until be a big part of Denver’s offense this season.

Is this Albert Okwuegbunam's fantasy manager season?  (Photo by Cooper Neal/Getty Images)
Is this Albert Okwuegbunam’s fantasy manager season? (Photo by Cooper Neal/Getty Images)

Austin Hooper, Tennessee Titans (ECR=TE24 vs. DDD=TE15)

Hooper was two seasons behind on a record of 75 catches for 787 yards and six touchdowns in just 13 games with the Falcons. His last two bad years can be easily forgiven playing in Cleveland and now he is joining the Tennessee offense that the most empty targets and airfields in the entire NFL. Meanwhile, because Ryan Tannehill started in 2019 24% of his targets failed, including 25 of his 76 TD passes..

FROM Derrick Henry entering an uncertain phase of his career with the Titans projected to be around .500, all of which sets Hooper up for a really good season.

Tight Ends I like less than consensus

Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins (ECR=TE13 vs. DDD=TE19)

Gesicki competes with two wide receivers in rookie. Tyreke Hill as well as Jaylen Waddle who plan to be among the leaders of the league in terms of the target indicator. If that’s not worrisome enough on offense, where quarterback-related questions remain (Tua Tagovailoa’s resilience, at a minimum), Gesicki role change under new Miami coaching staff maybe even more disturbing. Mike McDaniel San Francisco didn’t like going to extremes like Gesicki was hired last year, and his blocker role will be increased. Whatever the reason, Gesicki’s goals are about to drop, but oddly enough, he’s still in the top 15 fantasy tight ends.

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Hunter Henry, New England Patriots (ECR=TE14 vs. DDD=TE18)

Henry is gone Justin Herbert, scored 18 fewer goals despite playing three more games, but somehow got into the tight end fantasy top 10 with nine touchdowns last season. In other words, Henry somehow caught 41% Mac Jonestouchdown passes despite target share of 14.5%. New England added DeVante Parker during the off season and John Smith reportedly looking much better during Year 2 in New England. All this is a recipe for a bad season from Henry, who was drafted into the top 15 fantasy tight end.

Noah Fant, Seattle Seahawks (ECR=TE17 vs. DDD=TE25)

FROM Geno Smith clear favorite per Russell Wilson in Seattle, it will be difficult for Fanto to show great statistics, as well as compete for goals with DK Metcalfe as well as Tyler Lockett. Moreover, he is currently playing the Seahawks’ extremely slow offense, which had two games fewer games than the NFL average last season.. Draft Mo Ali-Cox even later instead.

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