My Fantasy League Tight Ends That Shouldn’t Be Dropped, Going Into 2019.
Each month I’m going to review the top added and dropped players, from each offensive position, on MFL’s site. Also included will be my recommendations on if these players should be added to your roster. This article will be covering the MFL top dropped players for tight ends. If you’re looking for MFL adds for IDP please visit IDP Guys for my thoughts on the defensive side.
Add Ben Watson:
With Ben Watson being suspended for the first four games of the regular season, due to PED use in 2018, I understand why he’s being dropped. If you can find a way to keep him on your roster I think you’ll reap the benefits upon his return in week 5. MFL has Watson projected as a tight end three. His projection is 36 receptions on 52 targets, 460 yards, and 2 touchdowns. I know Watson isn’t Gronk, but last season Gronk finished with a line of 47 receptions on 72 targets for 682 yards and 3 touchdowns. That was good for the tight end 11 or tight end one/two production, in 2018. Rob played in 13 games while starting 11 of those. I think Watson is an add, with tight end two potential.
Add Vernon Davis:
I’m not huge on tight end handcuffs, but with Jordan Reed’s injury history, adding Davis is a must. Reed, left week 3 of the preseason with a concussion. Over the last six seasons, Reed has played in 65 of 96 games, 68 percent. Even though the Redskins ranked 26th with 509 attempts, they have no true number one wide receiver. Additionally, rookie quarterback, Dwayne Haskins is expected to make starts before the season is over. If he does, who do rookie quarterbacks target, tight ends. I believe the Redskins tight end position has low end tight end two potential, for 2019. I expect his drop percentage to level off.
Add Geoff Swaim (Deep Leagues):
Geoff Swaim, 28, signed a two-year, $6.6 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, this offseason. For his career, Swaim has played in 37 games over his five-year career. He has 35 receptions for 336 yards and 1 touchdown. MFL has his projection at 35 receptions on 46 targets for 309 yards and a touchdown. These would all be career highs except for the touchdown total. With rookie tight end Josh Oliver suffering a serious hamstring injury and projected to miss multiple weeks, Swaim has a great chance to claim this starting job.
Yes, he is. Swaim has been impressive. He had 3 TD catches in one practice when they did a bunch of red zone. https://t.co/FATF2dMTOI
— Hays Carlyon (@HaysCarlyon) August 3, 2019
Here’s another reason why I think Swaim could build a solid connection with Nick Foles. In 2017, Foles replaced the injured Carson Wentz. Who did Foles have as his tight end?……..Zach Ertz. I’m not saying Swaim is like Ertz, but that Foles targeted his tight end a fair amount, in the context of the offense. In addition to this, the current Jacksonville offensive coordinator, John DeFilippo was Nick’s position coach, in 2017. DeFilippo knows how to make him a successful quarterback. Yes, the Jags will be a run-first offense, but outside of Dede Westbrook and the injury-prone, Marqise Lee, there isn’t much else. Swaim is a tight end three/four, with upside.
After the top 3 tight ends of Kelce, Ertz, and Kittle, the rest are pretty much taking the player(s) you like. Why not take a flyer on one of these guys, depending on your league?? If you can throw a bulls-eye with your draft throw, on the tight end position, that greatly helps your chances of being a contender, later in the season. Here’s how I’d rank the add order of these players. Vernon Davis, Ben Watson, and Geoff Swaim. With roster cuts looming, for most dynasty owners, hopefully, all of these MFL articles are helpful, to you.