Fantasy Football Draft 2015: Tight End (TE) Busts
Taking a Look at the Potential Busts at TE in the 2015 Fantasy Draft
August 31, 2015
Over the past few days, we’ve been checking out some potential bust picks in the 2015 fantasy football draft. Today it’s time for tight ends, and there’s plenty to be wary of at that position.
There are question marks all over the place at TE, so you’ll be taking a chance regardless of whom you draft. That said, let’s check out some bust candidates.
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Julius Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars: It’s quite obvious that Thomas won’t have the kind of numbers he’s had over the past couple of seasons in 2015, now that he’s down in Jacksonville.
Still, you’ll find some owners who will over-draft him due to his name and reputation alone--don’t be one of them. Thomas is talented, sure, but there are plenty of other surer options out there.
Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys: Witten is being drafted as a mid-level No. 1 TE this season, and though he’ll be decent, that still seems a little high. He’s coming off a “blah" 2014 with 64 grabs for 703 yards and five scores.
Sure, if you’re scraping for a low-level starting TE in a 10- or 12-team league, Witten is your guy. Just don’t pop too early here.
Owen Daniels, Denver Broncos: You shouldn’t trust anyone on the Broncos offense this year; it’ll look quite a bit different. This designation includes Daniels, who is gaining some interest as the aforementioned Julius Thomas’ replacement.
That said, Daniels has been underwhelming and inconsistent practically his whole career. If he can stay healthy (a big “if”), he won’t make as much of an impact in this new “protect Peyton” system.
Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts: There’s a lot of optimism surrounding the Indianapolis offense this season, and that includes Allen. He bagged eight touchdowns in 13 games last year, proving his worth as a money target.
Still, Allen has had some problems staying healthy, and he’ll be fighting for targets on a very crowded roster. He may pay off in scores, just not in catches and yards.
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles: Ertz is another popular pickup from a crowded offense, and he won’t do you much good in fantasy, either.
Along with the presence of fellow TE Brent Celek, Ertz needs to prove himself as a consistent part of the Philly attack this season. He probably won’t end up scoring more than three or four times, either.
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