Should You Pay Any Attention to Tight Ends in Your Fantasy Draft?
Here's what I know about NFL tight ends. Last year, it seemed like every other week, Dallas Clark put up at least 10 points, and sometimes more than 20. And somehow I faced him no less than four times over the course of the season. My Kellen Winslow, on the other hand? Just four 10+-point games, with only one explosive, plus-20 performance (25). Point being: only three players — Vernon Davis (11.1), Clark (10.6), and Antonio Gates (10.3) — averaged more than 10 points a game last year under normal ESPN scoring rules. So if you're not in a spot to draft one of those guys, the tight end position is pretty much a wash, isn't it? As always, we've got a few questions for you as we head into this weekend's early Fantasy Football drafts:
- Among Vernon Davis, Dallas Clark, Antonio Gates, and, O.K., we'll throw in Brent Celek (9.1 points per game in 2009), who's your top TE pick in this year's draft?
- The next tier of players include Tony Gonzalez, Kellen Winslow, Jason Witten, Visanthe Shiancoe, Heath Miller, Greg Olsen, and Zach Miller (all more than 6 points per game in 2009). Who do you like? And we're hearing good things about Jermichael Finley, who has Aaron Rodgers throwing at him. Thoughts?
- In what round are you looking to draft your tight end? What's your strategy?