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2021 Fantasy Football Tight End Offseason Moves


Welcome, everybody, to my 2021 Fantasy Football Tight End Offseason Moves article. As the off-season is currently ongoing and we are beginning the month of August, we at Fantasy Six Pack believe this would be an excellent time to catch up on critical changes to NFL teams to get you ready for your draft season. This is the fourth article of a four-part series. 

I want to remind Fantasy managers that NFL teams run off more than four positions. So feel free to dig deep into the nitty-gritty. Many other changes do matter, such as o-linemen, teams fire selling for rebuild, and drafted rookies that could impact franchises. Don’t miss out on the Quarterback, Running Back, and Wide Receiver articles.

Let’s get this going with the 2021 Fantasy Football Tight End Offseason Moves

2021 Fantasy Football Tight End Offseason Moves

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Tight Ends

Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons

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The Atlanta Falcons have moved on from Julios Jones and sent him off to the Tennessee Titans. To help ease in the loss of production is fourth overall draft pick, Kyle Pitts. Pitts measurables are nothing but extraordinary and he is considered to be the next Darren Waller. Falcons are expected to use Pitts more as a receiving option rather than a pass-blocking option. If Pitts lives up to the hype, he will be a nightmare mismatch for all secondaries. With Arthur Smith taking over the Falcons head coaching job and his knack of running two tight end sets, expect plays dedicated to using Pitts early and often. If anybody has ever had the chance to beat the tight-end narrative, it’s Pitts. A warning to all Pitts owners, Hayden Hurst is still on the team and may limit the upside of Pitts.

Pitts is currently being drafted as the TE4 in all formats. If you are in a dynasty league, expect Pitts to be taken early in the first round.

Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry, New England Patriots

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As I pointed out before, the Patriots changed their entire receiving corps. Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry were both big free agent signings to the team. This is why I believe that the slot receiver for the Patriots might not be as featured as they use to be. The Patriots are looking to return to their two tight end sets, and both Smith and Henry have potential upside. Although each of these guys limits the other one’s upside, they are both outstanding big-body pass catchers.

Both Henry and Smith are being drafted at TE2 ranges but can both finish as TE1. I do not consider these guys must-haves in all formats due to quarterback play, but they are worth stashing if you have space. 

Jared Cook, Los Angeles Chargers

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With the departure of Hunter Henry to the Patriots, the Chargers decided to add long-time veteran Jared Cook. Cook is thirty-four years old and is coming towards the end of his career. Finishing with at least six or more touchdowns in the last three seasons, Cook does have some fantasy relevancy. However, Fantasy managers are currently taking Cook as a low-end TE2 due to possible low usage. I will not be rostering Cook as I believe he will be inconsistent through most of the season, but he does have streaming viability.

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About Davis Peng

I am a Fantasy Football Fanatic, there is no such thing as an offseason to me. Having dabbled in competitive Best Ball the last few years even finishing in the semi finals for Draft Best Ball Championship in 2018 and making it to the second round with numerous teams in 2018/2019. Hoping to shed some light and knowledge for Best Ball players.

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