Rob Gronkowski continues to be the undisputed king of the tight finish place, however trailing him is a plethora of intriguing choices for house owners preferring to draft a decent finish late and stream the place through the fantasy season.
Listed here are three tight ends going undrafted in lots of fantasy leagues who’ve an opportunity to be this yr’s waiver-wire hero.
Common draft place (ADP) knowledge courtesy of FantasyPros and is predicated on 12-staff leagues with commonplace scoring.
Austin Hooper, Falcons
Hooper made a bit noise as a rookie final season – together with catching a landing within the Tremendous Bowl – however solely scratched the floor of his capabilities. Studies out of Falcons minicamp recommend he is wanting extra like a veteran and will function in a dynamic passing assault that does not have a locked-in second choice behind Julio Jones. Hooper must be on each fantasy proprietor’s watch listing.
Dwayne Allen, Patriots
One of many first strikes the Tremendous Bowl champions made this offseason was buying Allen from the Colts by way of commerce. Whereas Allen by no means reached his potential in Indianapolis and annoyed his fantasy house owners, the Invoice Belichick seal of approval counts for lots. With Gronkowski coming back from again surgical procedure and susceptible to re-damage, Allen’s fantasy worth might skyrocket.
Erik Swoope, Colts
Jack Doyle is the Colts’ presumptive beginning tight finish and can be drafted in most fantasy leagues, however the second man on the depth chart is value monitoring. A extremely athletic former basketball participant, Swoope produced a number of huge performs final season and might be in line for extra work this yr. If he and Andrew Luck set up a connection within the purple zone, Swoope might turn out to be a viable tight finish in deeper fantasy leagues.
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