ECR means “expert consensus ranking,“Which means the average ranks 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 an ECR and my own rank. We continue the series by looking at the narrow ends.
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Tight ends I love more than unanimity
Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys (ECR = TE6 vs DDD = TE4)
Schultz cannot match the athletic performance of the other elite in the league, but his privileged status makes him one of the most valuable fantasy players in his position. Schultz finished third for fantasy at the end of last season and You will now see a significant increase in goals with Amary Cooper And the Cedric Wilson He went, Michael Gallup It is not likely that he will be ready to start the season after and with knee surgery James Washington And the Blake Garwin Both are seriously injured. Schultz ran the roads at a rate higher than Mark Andrews after, after Jarwin was sidelined from Week 9 last year.
The Cowboys led the NFL in scoring last season, and suddenly Schultz appears Duck PrescottThe second reading of most plays. With a very convenient scheduleSchultz is preparing for a huge fantasy season. I rank it previous to Darren Waller And the George Keitelthey both go early.
Albert Okwijpunam, Denver Broncos (ECR = TE16 vs DDD = TE11)
Albert O is 24 years old and really elite work out And the basic stats Metrics that will now get permits from Russell Wilson (QB is said to love his new tight end). Okwuegbunam has quietly won Fourth highest goal per track average Between TEs over the past two seasons, when he was also One of only six averaging over 2.0 yards per track. with Noah you are Traded to Seattle, and Wilson swapping out the horrific QB position, Albert O is on the cusp of seeing more goals with much higher quality.
There was some commotion around the novice Greg Dolcicbut he doesn’t get anywhere near the athlete, and he realizes it UCLA helped produce some big numbers From medium narrow final expectations. Moreover, the loss of the end of the season Tim Patrick It opens more opportunities for Okwuegbunam, who will break time Being a big part of Denver’s offensive this season.
Austin Hopper, TN Titans (ECR = TE24 vs DDD = TE15)
Hopper was removed two seasons from recording 75 catches for 787 yards and six touchdowns in just 13 games with the Hawks. He could easily be excused from his last two years while playing for Cleveland, and now he joins the Tennessee offense that The most vacated goals and aerial yards in the entire NFL. In the meantime, since then Ryan Taneyhill Started in 2019, 24% of his goals went to tight ends, including 25 of his 76 passes from TD.
with Derek Henry Entering an uncertain phase of his career and expecting the Titans to be around .500, all gearing up for a real beautiful season of Hopper.
Tight ends I like less than unanimity
Mike Jesecki, Miami Dolphins (ECR = TE13 vs DDD = TE19)
Jesiki competes with two wide receivers in the newcomer Trek Hill And the Jaylene Waddell who expect to be among the league leaders at the target rate. If that’s not worrying enough about the offense as questions remain surrounding the midfielder (Tua Tagovailoa’s durability if nothing else), Gesicki’s Change of role under the new coaching staff in Miami It might be more worrying. Mike McDaniel He didn’t like using tight ends in San Francisco the way Gesicki was hired last year, and His role as a barrier is about to increase. Whatever the reason, Gesicki’s goals are on the cusp of a regression, yet it’s odd that he’s still being coined as a tight 15-year-old.
Hunter Henry, New England Patriots (ECR = TE14 vs DDD = TE18)
Henry left Justin HerbertHe saw 18 fewer goals despite playing three more games, yet somehow finished as a tight finish in the top 10 thanks to nine touchdowns last season. In other words, Henry somehow acquired 41% of Mac Jones” Downside passes despite 14.5% target share. Added New England Devante Parker During the vacation period, the John Smith He is said to look much better during his sophomore year in New England. It’s all a recipe for a season of disappointment from Henry, who was billed as a tight end top 15.
Noah Fant, Seattle Seahawks (ECR = TE17 vs DDD = TE25)
with Jeno Smith Clear favorite to take charge for Russell Wilson In Seattle, Fant will have a tough time setting big stats while also vying for goals with DK Metcalfe And the Tyler Lockett. Moreover, he is now playing with The Seahawks are very slow-paced attacking who basically turned two games fewer times last season than the NFL average.. Draft Mo Ali Cox Even later instead.
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