Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Target – Number 14: Noah Fant
Noah Fant flashed elite fantasy potential last season here and there as a rookie. He had a nine target game in week eight and a 10 target game in week 11. He also had two 100+ yard, one touchdown games in weeks nine and 14.
He has the potential, he just needs to consistently string solid games together to reach his full fantasy potential. Remember, he was just a rookie last season, so traditionally speaking it’s pretty safe to assume that he will improve upon last season’s production.
The one thing that Fant has working against him that someone like Herndon doesn’t have is target competition. Not only is he competing with a proven fantasy star in Courtland Sutton, but he will also have two new highly regarded rookies coming in to compete for targets. However, the talent cannot be ignored so that is how he sneaks in a spot higher than Herndon.
Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Target – Number 13: Jonnu Smith
The Titans have produced elite fantasy tight ends in the past with Delanie Walker producing three straight top-six finishes from 2015-2017. He followed those three years up with two injury-riddled seasons, but now it is Jonnu Smith‘s time to shine.
Let’s not forget that Walker actually started four games last year, but Smith was still able to finish as TE19 despite Walker’s presence and dealing with a quarterback change.
Going into his first season as ‘the guy’ and potentially having the most consistent presence at quarterback in his career, Smith is a high upside fantasy option this year.
Similar to Herndon, Smith has a legit shot at being the number two receiving option in Tennessee, which is huge for a tight end’s potential fantasy value, making him a great target for the late rounds of your fantasy draft.