The tight end position in fantasy football was disastrous in 2018… if you didn’t own one of the top-five tight ends. Travis Kelce (14), Zach Ertz (16), George Kittle (23), Eric Ebron (33), and Jared Cook (45) all finished in the top 50 in PPR leagues last season. While Cook was on the back of a milk carton a few weeks, the disparity between the haves and have-nots at the tight end position in fantasy football was significant.
Of all of the players to finish as a PPR TE1 in 2018, six of the 12 (50%) had an August 2018 DLF startup ADP over 100 while three (33%) were being drafted after the 175th pick late last summer. Finding value is as important now more than ever as a growing trend in the dynasty community is the tight-end premium league. In this format, owners are either given an extra half PPR point for a reception and/or are forced to start two players at the position. Thus, the walls are still closing in on those dynasty owners who choose to punt on tight end.
This article series will continue giving savvy dynasty participants a leg up in identifying both undervalued tight ends you should buy right now and overrated players whom you should sell at their maximum value. All of the trade examples are courtesy of the DLF Trade Finder, but please remember these are just examples. The specific market value of any player will be determined by the competitiveness of your league and the intelligence of the opposing owner in your negotiations. The price to acquire Ian Thomas in the DLF Staff League will likely be much different (read: higher) than in your home league with a few inexperienced players.
Today, we will take a look at three tight ends dynasty degenerates should look to buy before the incoming free agency period.
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