Your tight end strategy is one of the defining pillars of a draft. It is arguably the most important decision you will ever make (in fantasy football). Like quarterback, it is also often one of the most overlooked elements of roster construction. A key part of this decision is whether or not to use an early pick on a tight end. The factors that drive this decision are:
- The ceiling of the available tight ends
- The opportunity cost of other positions
- The viability of the tight ends available later
- Luck: there are a finite number of elite options available and not every drafter can get one
I recently examined if early tight ends still provide the same edge on half-PPR sites like Underdog. I’ve previously gone into detail as to how much an elite TE supercharges Zero-RB, Anchor RB, and Hyperfragile constructions.
WHERE TO DRAFT TIGHT ENDS ON THE FFPC
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