You can recycle the storyline for fantasy tight ends every year. There are a few established studs, but you have to pay up for them. There are also a lot of candidates to make the leap to stud-dom available later, but few actually make the leap and most leave grasping at waiver wire straws. Last year, Darren Waller and Mark Andrews made the leap. How much will they cost this year? Are they worth it? Who are the best picks to make the leap this year?
This duo is separated by a hair, so if you are thinking early tight end, hope that Kelce gets taken before you and snag Kittle at a slight discount from Kelce. Kelce has the better quarterback but a more crowded passing game, and he has a lot of mileage and wear and tear on his soon-to-be 31-year-old body. Kittle’s numbers would have been very similar to Kelce’s in 2019 if he hadn’t gotten hurt, and he is at his peak, turning 27 this year. Don’t be surprised if Kittle overtakes Kelce, with an assist from a 49ers wide receiver group that can’t stay healthy.
Priced Correctly: Kelce
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