So far this off-season, I’ve detailed two players that you should be acquiring in your dynasty leagues: Tyler Boyd and Marlon Mack. Today, we are taking the same approach and applying it to the tight end position.
Tight end is such a tricky position to evaluate. Everyone likes to grab their sleeper player hoping that someday they will become one of those coveted top-three tight ends. I’ve started taking a different approach, focusing my efforts on buying players who have recently broken out.
One of the wonderful things about this approach is that it takes the guess work out the evaluation process. Just simply buy productive players. There is a caveat to this though. As a dynasty player, I seek value. Sure, you could pony up to acquire Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, or George Kittle, but that may leave you vulnerable at a different position considering the price it takes to acquire them.
Instead, I want a tight end who produced well that comes at a cheaper cost. I also want this player to be a value, meaning that he is ranked higher in my model compared to the overall dynasty community. So, I set up some search parameters, plugged in the most recent DLF ADP, and one name stood out above the rest: Eric Ebron, my model’s number five tight end.
As we did with previous players, I want to start by taking a look at Ebron’s college profile. In terms of how my model ranks players, their college profile doesn’t matter after their fourth season in the NFL. So currently, Ebron’s collegiate resume does not matter in regards to how the model values him. I still think it’s helpful to take a look at what kind of prospect he was.