The Tight End position in college football is a tough one to nail each week. Personally, I like to “punt” the TE position in daily college fantasy football but just getting a cheap guy who might get a catch or two. I’d much rather spend my money on for sure talent at WR, RB and QB in college football than spend a good portion of my budget on my tight end because even the best NCAA TE isn’t great each week.
However, we’ll run down a few of the guys that you can keep an eye on all season. Certainly against weaker teams, you could start most of these guys for the right price.
Iowa State – TE E.J. Bibbs is a JuCo Senior who has some real talent. Last season he could get you 4-6 fantasy points per game on a fairly regular basis, and likely he’s not going to be one of the top-priced players at this position.
Colorado State – Kevon Cartwright is a very talented TW/WR that should get lots of attention in DFS circles + the team likes to throw.
Duke – TE
Braxton Deaver looks like he’s been in the coach’s dog house over the summer. Last season was a marginal starter, but he was pretty consistent at getting about 4 or 5 fantasy points per game. However given the stance with the coach, I’d avoid him for the most part until his play proves otherwise. UPDATE: Torn ACL – OUT FOR SEASON
Michigan – TE/WR Devin Funchess is actually a wide receiver, but you never know with these daily fantasy sites, he could be listed still as a TE. He’ll likely be an expensive TE, or a value WR play …. so you’d probably rather see the DFS list him as a WR.
Ohio State – TE Jeff Heuerman is getting some hype this off-season, and given he plays for the Buckeyes, will likely be slightly overpriced on DFS. He’s worth monitoring, but was inconsistent last season.
Rutgers – TE Tyler Kroft could be a nice sleeper name to keep an eye on at tight end, mainly because his team can fall behind against solid teams & be throw-mode most of the game. Last season he proved he could get 5 – 8 fantasy points per game on a fairly regular basis.
Florida State – TE Nick O’Leary had a decent season last year, but returns to a team that is still pretty loaded – but should be involved in a few more competitive games this season. His production tended to come in bunches last season, so picking the right game to start O’Leary could be difficult, but he’s worth a look given how talented the QB is.
USC – TE Randall Telfer is a guy I’ll likely avoid until he proves he’s a part of the passing offense, but for people who have a gambling spirit … he should be pretty cheap the opening weeks & could have upside. Telfer and freshman TE Bryce Dixon are the only scholarship TE’s on the USC roster, so Telfer should get playing time.
Miami – TE Clive Walford is a solid TE who enters his senior season. There are fans/blogs who are expecting bigger things from Walford this season. If Walford is cheap or around the minimum price – he’s not a bad option at TE because he’s fairly consistent getting you 4 or 5 fantasy points with some minor upside.
Minnesota – TE Maxx Williams should be a value/sleeper name that could have some upside against weaker teams. Looks like fellow TE Duke Anyanwu is hurt, so Maxx could get some more playing time.
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