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Saturday, August 11, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL TIGHT ENDS I WILL AVOID

Finishing up with the core four positions in fantasy football, here are the tight ends I will in all likelihood not own this season for one reason or another.

Rob Gronkowski:  While no one doubts the amazing ability, Gronk has been a staple on my "Do Not Draft" lists given his complete inability to play a full season or sometimes even half of one.  Last season it was two missed games which followed 8 in 2016 and so on.  Considering the price never seems to come down here, I will sitting out the Gronk Sweepstakes yet again.

Evan Engram:  Many would probably be surprised to see Engram here after he caught 64 balls as a rookie but allow me to explain.  Engram found himself in a perfect offensive setup a year ago when literally every wideout on the Giants got injured and he was the only one left to catch targets from QB Eli Manning.  That is no more as Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard are now healthy and they are also being joined by dynamic running back Saquon Barkley who is also a very good pass receiver.  The second part of this is the fact that since Engram was so good as a rookie, his draft price will soar in 2018 which is something I am not too keen on.  Combine the two factors together and I will likely not have Engram shares.  

Eric Ebron:  A healthy Andrew Luck could certainly give Ebron a boost but Jack Doyle remains and is coming off an 80-catch season.  No thank you.

Tyler Eifert:  Amazingly, Rob Gronkowski can't hold a feather to Tyler Eifert when it comes to getting hurt.  Eifert has been a complete joke physically and already there are whispers he may miss Week 1 in 2018 as well.  

Cameron Brate/O.J. Howard:  Both guys have very good ability but I hate trying to figure out which guy will be the better receiver on a team with two capable tight ends and also both will siphon looks from each other.  

Austin Hooper:  So far Hooper has been nothing special with the Atlanta Falcons and I don't see that changing this season considering how many balls he dropped in 2017.  


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