Draft Fantasy Football Tight Ends
The most overlooked fantasy football offensive position aside from Kicker. Like the Wide Receiver position a Tight End’s value is heavily linked to his Quarterback and offensive scheme. Many of today’s offensive game plans are utilizing the Tight End position more and more however a weak Offensive Line will often doom your Tight End to a blocker’s role…draft wisely and be ready to make adjustments mid season! Tight Ends are often among the most well rounded athletes on the field creating match-up nightmares for smaller defensive backs or slower linebackers. On the flip side if your Tight End’s team is facing a heavy pass rush on a given week he may be held in the block more than usual. Pay attention to the match-up!
There are two major strategies to employ when it comes to drafting your fantasy team's tight end;
A) Grab a stud Tight End (top 4) with one of your earlier fantasy draft picks. Getting a “set it and forget it” Tight End can give you a big boost in points when he shows up that season. If he turns out to be a dud or gets injured you could be facing a deficit at Running Back or Wide Receiver depending on which one you neglecting when you reached for that top 4 Tight End. As always draft wisely.
B) Wait on Tight End until after you have filled your other team needs. Most managers do not carry a back up Tight End so you should be able to find top ten talent/potential later on in the draft.
Tight End Fantasy Trade Options
Very rarely will you find a need to trade away or for a Tight End. The position can be very useful when it comes to pulling off a win any given week, but the dealing of Tight Ends is rare. There are inevitably a few Tight Ends that will rise head and shoulders above the rest and if you have the fortune of drafting one, more power to you. The person who owns one of the top three tight ends will most likely want too much in exchange for them making a trade simply not worth it. If you have the depth and would like the week to week consistency out of the Tight End position, by all means out an offer on the board. Keep in mind the depth you give up could come back to haunt you if your team falls victim to the injury bug.
Free Tight End Trade Analysis
Although fantasy trades involving Tight Ends at their core are rare, this position can be the added advantage that your team needs. The information supplied above will help you draft or trade for the ideal Tight End for your team. If you have a trade in mind and would like a second opinion, head to our Trade Fantasy Football homepage and submit your potential offer. One of our fantasy football experts will review the offer for FREE and offer valuable insight.