ECR stands for “Professional Consensus Rating,” which suggests the typical ranks of the fantasy soccer trade and is usually much like ADP (which differs from site-to-site). This shall be an ongoing positional collection highlighting some massive variations between ECR and my very own ranks. We proceed the collection with a take a look at the tight ends.
Gamers who ought to go increased/later: quarterback
Tight Ends I like greater than consensus
Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys (ECR = TE6 vs. DDD = TE4)
Schultz cannot match the athleticism of different elite tight ends within the league, however his favorable state of affairs makes him considered one of fantasy’s most precious gamers at his place. Schultz completed as fantasy’s No. 3 tight finish final season and will now see the massive improve in targets with Amari Cooper and Cedric Wilson gone, Michael Gallup unlikely to be prepared to start the season following knee surgical procedure and with James Washington and Blake Jarwin each critically damage. Schultz ran routes at a better proportion than Mark Andrews after Jarwin was sidelined from Week 9 on final yr.
The Cowboys led the NFL in scoring final season, and Schultz all of the sudden seems like Dak Prescott‘s second learn on most performs. With a extremely favorable trying scheduleSchultz is primed for an enormous fantasy season. I rank him forward of Darren Waller and George Kittlewho each go rounds earlier.
Albert Okwuegbunam, Denver Broncos (ECR = TE16 vs. DDD = TE11)
Albert O is a 24-year-old with actually elite exercise and underlying statistical metrics who will now be catching passes from Russell Wilson (the QB reportedly loves his new tight finish). Okwuegbunam quietly has earned the fourth-highest goal per route fee amongst TEs during the last two seasons, when he is additionally been considered one of solely six to common greater than 2.0 yards per route run. with Noah Fant traded to Seattle, and Wilson changing an terrible QB state of affairs, Albert O is about to see much more targets with a lot increased high quality.
There’s been some buzz about rookie Greg Dulcichhowever he is nowhere close to the athlete, and carry out UCLA has helped produce some massive numbers from in any other case mediocre tight finish prospects. Furthermore, the season-ending lack of Tim Patrick opens up much more alternatives for Okwuegbunam, who’s going to smash whereas being an enormous a part of Denver’s offense this season.
Austin Hooper, Tennessee Titans (ECR = TE24 vs. DDD = TE15)
Hooper is 2 seasons faraway from recording 75 catches for 787 yards and 6 touchdowns over simply 13 video games with the Falcons. His final two down years can simply be excused whereas taking part in in Cleveland, and now he joins a Tennessee offense that has probably the most vacated targets and air yards in the complete NFL. In the meantime, since Ryan Tannehill started beginning in 2019, 24% of his targets have gone to tight ends, together with 25 of his 76 TD passes.
with Derrick Henry getting into an unsure part of his profession and the Titans projected to be round .500, all of it units up for an actual good season from Hooper.
Tight Ends I like lower than consensus
Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins (ECR = TE13 vs. DDD = TE19)
Gesicki is competing with two large receivers in newcomer Tyrek Hill and Jaylen Waddle who undertaking to be among the many league leaders in goal fee. If that is not worrisome sufficient on an offense the place questions stay surrounding the quarterback (Tua Tagovailoa’s sturdiness if nothing else), Gesicki’s altering position beneath Miami’s new teaching employees could be much more regarding. Mike McDaniel did not like to make use of tight ends in San Francisco the way in which Gesicki was employed final yr, and his position as a blocker is about to be elevated. Regardless of the cause, Gesicki’s targets are about to go manner down, but he is curiously nonetheless being drafted as a top-15 fantasy tight finish.
Hunter Henry, New England Patriots (ECR = TE14 vs. DDD = TE18)
Henry left Justin Herbert, noticed 18 fewer targets regardless of taking part in three extra video games, but he someway completed as a top-10 fantasy tight finish due to 9 touchdowns final season. Put in a different way, Henry someway caught 41% of Mac Jones‘ landing passes regardless of a 14.5% goal share. New England added DeVante Parker throughout the offseason, and Jonnu Smith reportedly seems significantly better throughout Yr 2 in New England. It is all a recipe for a letdown season from Henry, who’s being drafted as a top-15 fantasy tight finish.
Noah Fant, Seattle Seahawks (ECR = TE17 vs. DDD = TE25)
with Geno Smith the clear favourite to take over for Russell Wilson in Seattle, Fant goes to have a tough time placing up massive stats whereas additionally competing for targets with DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Furthermore, he now performs for an extraordinarily slow-paced Seahawks offense that ran basically two video games price of fewer performs final season than the NFL common. draft Mo Alie-Cox even later as an alternative.
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