Mustache of the week: Tight End
In this new weekly segment, I’m going to dive deep to uncover a player, probably a rookie who has the talent but currently lacks the opportunity. But given the right set of circumstances could be dynasty gold.
I’m going to start pretty deep, We’re going to look at a tight end. At a position that everyone is looking for the next Travis Kelce, George Kittle, or Zach Ertz. I’m going to give you a player you can get for free last week off waivers. What the three tight ends above share is athleticism and quarterbacks with accuracy, our mustache has one of the best.
With the Texans offense seeming to be changing, and not being solely relied on Hopkins in the passing game. DeShaun Watson has looked at the tight end position with Darren Fells being deployed as a red zone threat and chain mover. This has opened up the run game and inturn deep passes for Will Fuller. This Houston offense looks similar to Kansas City.
Kahale Warring was placed on I.R. early in what I speculate was a move so he wasn’t poached. Darren Fells is doing well but he’s 33 and most likely retired next year.
Warring will be afforded a full year to learn the playbook in and out and run mental reps. At 6’5″ 252 lbs, he has the frame to be one of the next upper-end options. Next year I wouldn’t be surprised if Warring finished the season as a top 10 tight end if he wins the job this offseason. Tied to a young elite quarterback in Watson, and a Darren Fells probable retirement his only competition will be Jordan Akins.
Akins shouldn’t be a hard player to overtake once healthy. Warring is younger 22 to 27, bigger 6’5″ to 6’3″, weighs more 252lbs to 232lbs, and has better draft capital 86th to 98th. The fact that this offense has made Fells a decent fantasy option recently at 33, why not stash a free shot that can do the same for a 23-year-old more athletic tight end.
While Warring never really dominated the receiving game in college, he showed enough. He finished his collegiate career with 51 catches for 647 yards and 8 TDs. He showed he could be trusted in the red zone, and should make it easy for Watson. So far through 6 weeks, Akins and Fells have combined for 355 yards and 5 touchdowns. Kahale is a better player than both of these players and the only reason Houston uses both is because they don’t have a Kelce.
Going forward in Dynasty:
While I keep saying Kelce as the standard, I doubt he reaches that level. But with Houston mimicking the Kansas City offense. Fuller and Nuk being the Hill and Watkins and both with full-blown RBBC and Watson and Mahomes being similar. It’s not hard to imagine Warring producing in a Kelce type role.
Hopefully next year a healthy Warring can be the Texans version of Travis Kelce. Warring can be dropped for any player you’ll drop in the last wave in dynasty before it closes for the offseason (if your league runs that way). Even if you own one of the big three at tight end, Kahale is worth a shot in every league. At a position hard to navigate, he can be a potential savior, if he’s afforded the opportunity.
Come back next week when I’ll give you my next mustache of the week. And remember with any good mustache you have to give them time to grow!
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