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TE Jesse James - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-7, 261Born: 6-4-1994College: Penn StateDrafted: Round 5

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Summary

Ladarius Green didn't do much in his one year with the Steelers and now he's gone, leaving Pittsburgh without a clear-cut starter at the position. The frontrunner for the top spot on the depth chart at tight end is Jesse James. In 2016, James hauled in 39 catches for 338 yards and three touchdowns. A huge tight end, James measures in at 6'7" 261 pounds which automatically makes him a fine red-zone target. James has the potential to snare 40 or so passes and a small handful of touchdowns. Even though the Steelers could have one of the highest-powered passing attacks in the league, fantasy owners can find better tight ends elsewhere. With Martavis Bryant returning from a year-long suspension and with the addition of guys like rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster we just don't see a ton of breakout potential for James or any other Steelers tight end. (July 10)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 23, 12, 19, 21, 21, 21, 22, 23, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 25, 26, 26, 27, 27, 28, 29
TE Redraft PPR - 23, 14, 19, 20, 20, 20, 20, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 24, 25, 26, 26, 26, 27, 28, 29
TE Dynasty - 26, 17, 20, 28, 29, 34, 43

Stats and Projections

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2015 PIT 8 8 56 1
2016 PIT 16 39 338 3
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 45 * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 47 * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 48 * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 47 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 228
TE: 27
Overall-PPR: 218
TE-PPR: 27

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2017 Schedule

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