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Value Plays: Tight Ends
Fantasy Football boils down to finding the undervalued players in your draft while avoiding the overvalued guys. One of the most powerful features we do each summer is poll our Footballguys Staffers to get their opinion on Undervalued, Overvalued and Deep Sleeper players. We then tally up the results to see where we have consensus. It's one of the best things we do. We did this yesterday with WRs. In this one, we dive into TEs who are undervalued.
The best hope for the Cowboys is they hear something one way or the other before the start of camp so they can plan for the opening week or two. We don't expect a long suspension, if one at all. Given how mercurial the league is in levying penalties, your guess is as good as ours. If he misses just a game or two, you can survive it though and he remains a strong choice for your first pick if he is available.
Expect them to be cautious with Newton because without him this offense is in real trouble. His ADP of 69 overall, 7th quarterback off the board is more about the shaky talent around him than it is him or his injury, and if healthy (and if the line is improved) we think he could outperform that. Right now, though, caution is a good thing.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) has done 'everything' for the last two weeks and will arrive at training camp in a week planning to play at 215 pounds, roughly 10 pounds lighter than his usual weight.
We love the sound of this. Given he was on a tear last year before his injury, we have a lot of faith this will be a great season for him. Early drafts have him as the 13th quarterback off the board and we think that makes sense. Expect his ADP to rise as we see him in action in August.
Playing in games is the bigger deal, but we're always cautious about a guy who skips a lot of camp. Sometimes, even though they try to keep themselves in shape, they can't stay in game shape. We think Bell ends up in camp for at least part of the time, and he is without a doubt one of the top - if not THE top - running back in fantasy.
An interesting signing if it happens, and it could hurt rookie Zay Jones' stock a bit. While Boldin's better days are behind him, he is a good enough possession receiver that we could see Tyrod Taylor leaning on him quote a bit. He would also be good insurance against yet another Sammy Watkins foot injury.
As banged up as Sammy Watkins is, short term Zay Jones could have some value at some point this season. Long term, the Bills didn't pick up Watkins' extension which could mean a bigger role for Jones in 2018. Right now he's tracking as the 66th receiver off the board in early drafts. He has value, but clearly the market is cautious, as it should be.
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has head coach Bill Belichick enamored by his ability, according to one scout. 'Bill thinks he's got the next great one,' the scout said. 'I watched his snaps. I think he can be that. (Garoppolo) has a great base, and his mechanics are close enough to (QB Tom Brady) that you appreciate his willingness to learn and the coaching he's gotten there.'
Well, the Patriots sure weren't in a rush to get rid of him, so we believe it. Garoppolo was impressive as far back as the 2014 Senior Bowl, with a strong arm and a sharp football mind. The question was whether he could learn to do all the little things and adjust his game. From what we saw last season before he was injured, the answer is yes. He's not likely to have fantasy value this year barring an injury to Brady, but he should be on your dynasty rosters without a doubt.
We're not expecting teams to line up. Tye has had moments, but unless the Giants are willing to take very little - maybe a pack of gummy worms and part of a six pack of soda - expect him to be cut rather than traded.
Cadet is adept at catching the ball out of the backfield but hasn't shown much as a runner, while Murphy isn't even special in that arena. Both of these potential cuts make a lot of sense. Kamara has excellent burst and good hands, which will make him the easy choice to keep over the other two. The rookie is going in early drafts as the 53rd running back off the board, with an overall ADP of 161.
Grayson was the heir to Drew Brees apparent when Chase Daniels was out, so we're not sure if that is still the case now that Daniels is back in the fold. Nassib had moments with the New York Giants, but it all happened in practice. The survivor won't have fantasy relevance this season, but is worth watching for down the road.
Minnesota Vikings WR Jarius Wright is no lock to make the team, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling, following the offseason signing of WR Michael Floyd and the selection of rookie WRs Rodney Adams and Stacy Coley in the draft. Wright signed a four-year extension before the 2015 campaign and carries a cap number of $3.138 million for the upcoming season.
We've liked Wright but he's never really been more than an occasionally productive player in both the NFL and fantasy. As it stands, he's a nice but easily replaceable piece of the offense and even if he makes the team, remains a fantasy non-factor.
Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis could be in danger of not making the team, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, after the Packers invested draft picks on WRs Malachi Dupre and DeAngelo Yancey as well as the emergence of WR Geronimo Allison. Janis did little as a receiver last season but has been one of their top performers on special teams.
Every couple of years there emerges a Packers wide receiver fans and fantasy owners are drawn to like a moth to flame. And like that moth, inevitably it all ends in flame and tears. Janis is a guy who Packers fans raved about for several years but who never fulfilled that promise. We have no real expectation that changes this year IF he makes the team, and that won't happen if a hungrier special teams ace emerges. You can safely stop moving towards the flame now otherwise you will get burned.
A very raw prospect, Etta-Two showed improvement over his last year at Syracuse (moving from Maryland as a Graduate Student)and intrigues with his ability to get over the top and as well as work underneath. He was inconsistent though, and just showed one year of production, so we are pretty sure his impact will be minimal at least this year.
There's very little room for error in Jacksonville with Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and Marqise Lee assured roster spots and both Dede Westbrook and Arrelious Benn likely to hang on as well. Greene hasn't done much in his two years with the Jaguars, so this wouldn't come as a surprise.
Leggett has very little ahead of him, though Austin Seferian-Davis remains an intriguing option. If Leggett can get the blocking down though, we think he could be a good producer in a year or two. Like many on the Jets offense this year, though, we would avoid him.
The gem of the Jets' draft, Adams is a huge piece of the puzzle to get the Jets defense back to where it was in 2015. He's going to have his work cut out for him because the secondary continues to have some big question marks and he will have to step up early.
Detroit Lions WR Jared Abbrederis is well ahead of the competition for one of the final receiver spots on the roster because of his route-running ability, according to Justin Rogers of The Detroit News.
We'll see what happens with the official depth chart but frankly, why not? The more time he gets to build chemistry with Jared Goff, the better. Kupp has tremendous skill and a wide array of moves to gain separation from coverage but while we like him, our enthusiasm is dampened by the tendency of rookie receivers to struggle and the expected slow advancement of Goff's game.