Another year, another draft. Fantasy football is year-round, but this is about the time where we settle into the marathon that is fantasy draft season. At least in for redraft leagues.
So who came out of the draft looking pretty? Which players landed in bad situations? Who dodged a bullet? When will the Jets find a quarterback? Most of these questions will be answered below.
Rookie tight ends. Can’t trust ‘em.
Outliers like Rob Gronkowski aside, rookies are traditionally bad in the fantasy realm. Critics will say low-production O.J. Howard will not buck that reality, particularly given Cameron Brate’s presence on the roster. But why did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expend a valuable first-round pick on the position if Brate was good enough to start?
If he does win the starting gig, he will be paired with the best tight-end-loving quarterback this side of Tom Brady. Jameis Winston propelled NFL scrub Nick O’Leary to a Mackey Award in college and Brate to top-10 fantasy status last season on the wings of 82 targets and eight touchdowns. Think about that. Brate was sixth in standard fantasy scoring last season. Cameron Brate.