On Second Thought: Tight End Edition

A look at how my thinking about tight ends has changed over the offseason.

It’s hard to believe we’re a week away from the NFL regular season. After spending more than four months focusing on every bit of minutiae, every tidbit, every coach’s quote, and adjusting our rankings and projections, accordingly, a lot can change from our original expectations. Here’s a quick look at some of the most significant changes from my initial thoughts back in early May.

On Second Thought...


Mark Andrews (BAL) is an ideal target if you pass on tight end early

A few months ago, it was hard to be excited by any Ravens pass catcher. Lamar Jackson may run the ball 200 times, and Baltimore may rank dead-last in passing attempts. While some of that still holds, Jackson has passed the eyeball test in camp and the offense will be more balanced than we feared. Andrews has emerged from a crowded tight end group to become a focal point. He could clean up as a first-down converter and red-zone target.

Greg Olsen (CAR) is back, but it only matters in deep leagues

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