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On Second Thought: Tight Ends

A discussion of how my early preseason expectations have changed as we near the start of the regular season

It's hard to believe that we're just a week away from the start of the NFL regular season. For many fans, they're just now starting to pay attention. But for fantasy owners, for FOOTBALLGUYS, we're already many months into our preparation. As one of the contributors to the site's projections, I have to have the entire league modeled and projected by late April. Needless to say, a LOT of things happen between then and the beginning of September. I, along with the other staff, tweak our projections and expectations as we go along. But it occurs to me that very little is ever said about the way our opinions change. This article, and others like it, will highlight in a qualitative manner the assumptions that went into my initial projections that have since changed considerably. Enjoy.


On Second Thought...

...Ben Watson (BAL) is not going to emerge from the crowded Ravens depth chart

Watson was a Top 10 fantasy tight end way back in 2006 playing for the Patriots, he had a 13th ranked season in Cleveland, and is coming off a 7th ranked season in New Orleans. The veteran signed with Baltimore and appeared to have the edge over the likes of Dennis Pitta, Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore. Unfortunately, a torn Achilles ends his season and leaves Baltimore with a collection of unexciting tight ends.