Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Target – Number 6: Evan Engram
Evan Engram holds a lot of similarities to Hunter Henry in that his fantasy value is almost entirely based on availability. Engram only managed to play in eight games last season, but when healthy he produces.
Engram finished tied for eighth amongst tight ends in fantasy points per game in 2019. While the injury risk is there, like with Henry, if you happen to draft him on a healthy season you’re likely getting a top five fantasy right end.
The reason Engram lands higher in these rankings than Henry is target competition. There is a legitimate chance that Engram could be the leading receiver on his team this year. The risk is there with Engram but, again, so is the upside.
Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Target – Number 5: Darren Waller
Looking back at my personal fantasy seasons from last year, Darren Waller was a huge part, if not the biggest reason, for my fantasy success. He was a late round steal, and even a waiver wire pick up in a lot of leagues, and wound up finishing as TE3.
Now, Waller won’t be as much of a steal this year, as he will require a considerably higher draft capital, but the same production should be expected. The Raiders did add some new receiving options via the draft, but Waller’s value should hold.
Waller not only led his team in receiving last year, but basically doubled the next closest receiver in targets, receptions, and yards. Waller is also a player who could be looking at a touchdown increase in the coming season as well. He only managed three touchdowns despite having 117 targets in 2019, so expect him to improve on that total this year.