Fantasy Football Week 2 TE Preview: Logan Thomas and Dallas Goedert look to prove they’re must-start options

I will do a factor I like to make enjoyable of different individuals for doing: I am not so positive that tight finish goes to be terrible in 2021. 

How might I say such a factor? Nicely this time, it is principally not due to younger upside tight ends who may very well be nice. As a substitute, it is veterans who appear like they might present stability within the again half of the tight finish rankings. 

The primary one we’ll see in Week 2 is Logan Thomas, who might look like an odd alternative to incorporate on this dialogue. In spite of everything, he completed as a top-five choice final yr.

For Thomas, not like the remainder of the veterans we’ll discuss beneath, he is attempting to show he can maintain on to his perch. In Week 1 he scored a landing, which was nice, however the whole lot else was fairly suspect. Additionally, he has Taylor Heinicke at quarterback, which presents loads of questions itself. 

Heinicke is clearly inexperienced, however he has focused Thomas on 23% of his 78 profession passes with the Washington Soccer Group. If Thomas is wherever north of a 20% goal share, he ought to problem to as soon as once more be a must-start tight finish in PPR.

Dallas Goedert was ranked for a lot of the summer season as a must-start tight finish, however that was as a result of we thought Zach Ertz was going away. Many people acquired spooked as soon as it grew to become clear Ertz would keep an Eagle. In Week 1, however that hardly mattered. Goedert put up 14.2 PPR Fantasy factors whereas Ertz noticed simply two targets. So long as Ertz is an afterthought, we cannot think about taking Goedert out of our lineups.

Two different veterans, Rob Gronkowski and Tyler Higbee, gave us encouraging indicators in Week 1, however like Thomas and Goedert we have to see extra. Gronk, particularly appeared like his outdated self, whereas Higbee performed 100% of the snaps for the primary time in his profession and earned a 23% goal share from Matthew Stafford

These 4 veterans, if they’ll stick with it, might make everybody’s life simpler by giving the Fantasy neighborhood 10-plus tight ends we might be ok with beginning every week. We’ll be watching in Week 2 to see in the event that they fulfill their a part of the deal.

This is the whole lot else it’s essential to learn about tight finish in Week 2:

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The next gamers usually are not being projected to play Week 2 right now. This is what it means:

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Numbers to Know

  • 20% Jimmy Graham solely performed 20% of the snaps, opening the door for Cole Kmet to be a productive Fantasy tight finish.
  • 8Rob Gronkowski had eight targets in Week 1 and caught all of them. He by no means had greater than eight targets in a recreation final yr.
  • 17.2%Mark Andrews‘ goal share dropped to 17.2% in Week 1. Hopefully it bounces again in Week 2.
  • 97 T.J. Hockenson’s 97 receiving yards in Week 1 have been his most since his first NFL recreation, when he had 131.
  • 22.9%Noah Fant led the Broncos with a 22.9% goal share.
  • 0Mike Gesicki did not have a catch, or rating a Fantasy level, in Week 1 in opposition to the Patriots. You may lower him.
  • 37.4%David Njoku was answerable for 37.4% of the Browns’ air yards in Week 1. Amongst tight ends, solely Darren Waller had the next fee.
  • 323 — Waller is on tempo for 323 targets after Week 1. That will be a document.

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