There were times when many doubted we would ever get here. But finally, after the most topsy-turvy offseason in NFL history, Week 1 is upon us. This means, of course, to paraphrase the late, great Ricardo Montalban, we have entered Fantasy Island.
While most drafts have only been completed recently, this doesn’t necessarily mean that fantasy managers are ecstatic with the players on their teams. Maybe you’re having second thoughts about your choices at some positions, especially at the “onesie” spots like quarterback or tight end. If so, then I am here to help. Here, I present to you three options at the TE spot who are still readily available in a bulk of fantasy leagues. Indeed, they are on less than 50% of rosters according to ESPN. All three could certainly help your team out in the season’s opening salvo.
Let us start with a returning hero from 2018, namely Chris Herndon.
Chris Herndon (rostered in 40.2% of ESPN leagues) vs. Buffalo Bills
2019 was a lost season for Herndon. But we should not forget the form he showed as a rookie in 2018. From Week 6 to the fantasy Super Bowl in Week 16, he averaged 10.2 PPR points per game. He managed this despite seeing fewer targets per game than 18 other TEs.