The regular season has come and gone and it is fantasy playoff time! Hopefully, that means you are still fighting for the title in your league’s playoffs. However, it also means that about half of us are sitting at home, looking over our rosters, and trying to figure out what went wrong. Whether it was injuries, players under-performing, bad luck, or something entirely different, it is time to dust ourselves off and get ready for the next phase of the dynasty season!
To help you out with that, I’m writing to highlight a few players who are on the younger side and have a better chance than most to turn into every week starters at their respective positions. I define "every week starters" as being top ten quarterbacks, top 20 running backs, top 30 receivers, and top ten tight ends. I’m going to avoid taking the easy way out, so I’m not going to pick any rookies to be the next great thing. We all know that TJ Hockenson is a tight end to target. Instead, I’m going to try and pick players who are a ways away from every week starter status, meaning they could be relatively cheap additions to your roster, especially if they do turn into an every week starter for your team next year!
Let’s take a look at the potential starters as well as the pros and cons for each one, in order of their current DLF positional rankings.
Gerald Everett, TE LAR
Current DLF Positional Ranking: 16
Pros: When you talk about Everett, the first thing that comes to mind is that he is an athletic freak. Even though he came from a smaller college, he was drafted in the second round largely due to his athletic profile. There have been plenty of plays in his NFL career so far where he has flashed that ability, but he has struggled with consistency. He was very raw coming out of college and he is slowly becoming a more complete tight end. His usage has also been trending upward. Through just two thirds of the NFL season, he has already set career highs in every area other than touchdowns. Even more promising is that he has had three games so far this season with at least 10 targets and four out of eleven games with 14 or more fantasy points, showing off the upside he possesses.