- August 13, 2019 at 7:07 pm #110491Shawn ChildsKeymaster
In the past, Delanie Walker, Jordan Reed, Jimmy Graham, and Greg Olsen all have been a top ten TEs in multiple years.
Reed is the young buck (29) of this grouping while owning one impact season on his resume (87/952/11 on 114 targets in 2015). His lack of respect is due to his injury past and regression and excitement in the Redskins’ passing game. I’ll say this; Reed will be the top receiving option on the team if he plays 16 games. I don’t see any risk on drafting him after round 12 as a TE2 in PPR leagues.
Greg Olsen lost his Fantasy draft value due to back-to-back injury seasons due to a foot injury. He’ll start the year at age 34 while being two years removed from three straight years with over 1,000 yards receiving (84/1008/6, 77/1104/7, and 80/1073/3). If he ended up playing a full season, even a downtick in stats would most likely beat most players on this list. The risk has been removed if he’s drafted as your second TE in 2019.
Jimmy Graham created a slow death for Fantasy teams over the finish ten games in 2019 when he caught three passes or fewer and gained fewer than 35 yards in eight contests. His final stats (55/636/2) still ranked him as the 12th highest TE in 2018. Tough to get excited, but he may have one year left in him helped by Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball.
Delanie Walker will start the year at age 35. Last year his season ended in Week 1, which came after a productive four years in Tennessee (63/890/4, 94/1088/6, 65/800/7, and 75/8907/3). The Titans now have depth and talent at WR, which suggest regression in the TE opportunity.
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