My Fantasy League Tight Ends That You Should Add, Going Into 2019.
Each month I’m going to review the top adds/drops, 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 adds for tight ends. My next article will cover the top dropped tight ends. If you’re looking for MFL adds for IDP please visit IDP Guys for my thoughts on the defensive side.
Add Darren Waller:
Darren Waller is the most added offensive player on MFL’s site so far this off-season with an add rate of 32.27 percent. This second year Oakland Raider is someone who’s impressed the coaching staff, to this point in camp. Currently, Waller is dealing with a sprained AC joint. That’s causing him to miss the preseason opener, which slows his hype train a little. I understand why he’s being hyped so much, due to the loss of Jared Cook in free agency. Cook posted 896 yards and 6 touchdowns, while catching 68 of 101 targets, last season. That was good for 5th among tight ends. He started 14 of 16 games for the Raiders. Keep in mind that the fifth year vet only has 18 career catches for 178 and 2 touchdowns. Being the number one tight end on a team is uncharted territory for him. MFL has Waller’s 2019 projections at 592 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 13 rushing yards. Until he’s able to get on the field, consider him a TE 2 with upside.
Add Jason Witten:
Jason Witten, 37, has decided to un-retire and return to the Dallas Cowboys. With the lack of proven talent at the position, this makes him the obvious starter. In 2017, he ended with 560 yards and 5 touchdowns, which was good for 10th among tight ends. MFL has Witten’s 2019 projection at 533 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Dallas Cowboys offensive unit looks much improved, from 2017, with a full season of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and (hopefully) Ezekiel Elliott. Assuming Elliott doesn’t play, along with the reunited connection between Dak, Witten, and head coach Jason Garrett, I could see him as a TE 1/2 for the upcoming season and a must-add for those who need tight end help. The quote below is from https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2019/02/28/jason-witten-leaves-monday-night-football-signs-contract-return-dallas-cowboys
Add Tyler Eifert:
Eifert, 28 is entering his 7th year with the Bengals. With the loss of star receiver AJ Green, to start the season, the health of Tyler Eifert becomes all the more important. While I understand the hesitation to draft Eifert due to injury, that doesn’t mean he should be forgotten all-together. From the mocks I’ve looked at he’s basically going undrafted. This is a guy who use to be a top 5-10 tight end. Another reason why I like Eifert is that Tyler Boyd can’t catch everything and should draw the opponents top corner, until Green returns. Secondly, I have zero faith that John Ross III will step up in Green’s absence. MFL has Eifert’s 2019 projection at 555 yards and 5 touchdowns. He’s a player that should definitely be getting more chatter. For those who decide to capitalize on him, I think you’ll be very pleased at seasons end. I see him as a TE 2 for this year and as you can see below, most people want nothing to do with Eifert.
With A.J. Green missing the opening part of the season is Tyler Eifert someone your drafting in redraft leagues or rostering in dynasty leagues as your TE 1/2? I think he has sleeper appeal am I wrong?
— Morgan McLane (@MorganMcLane) August 10, 2019
As you know, opportunity is everything in fantasy football. All of the players mentioned above should get plenty of it in 2019. Outside of the top tier of tight ends, this is usually a position that most stream every week. I feel that each one of these guys are weekly starts and could help you at a position most owners dread. Ranking these players in order of add priority, it would be Tyler Eifert, Jason Witten, and Darren Waller. Please keep an eye out for my top dropped tight ends.