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Fantasy Football Week 1: Best TE Values On OwnersBox

  • The Draft Network
  • September 2, 2021
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A great tight end can make or break your fantasy lineup because, well, there are so few of them. Luckily for those who can’t afford the Travis Kelces and Darren Wallers of the world, there are a handful of cheaper tight ends who can boost your lineup in certain weeks.

Let’s run through some of those tight ends and why they can add some juicy flavor to your Week 1 lineup. Looking for running backs? Try these three cheap options on for size.

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Jonnu Smith (TE - NE)

$4,200 vs. MIA

Smith’s fantasy relevancy is directly tied to the health of Hunter Henry. Historically speaking, tight ends who predominantly split time in two-tight-end sets don’t work out well for fantasy. However, Henry has been dealing with a shoulder injury and may miss the first game against Miami. That opens Smith up to a much larger involvement in the new Mac Jones-led offense. If Henry does miss the season opener, then Smith is a top-10 lock due to his versatility and lack of target competition. If someone is going to catch the ball in New England’s offense, it’ll probably be the person who has the team’s third-largest contract.

Logan Thomas (TE - WSH)

$4,200 vs. LAC

Thomas has come a long way since his days playing quarterback for Virginia Tech. Thomas finished last season as the third-highest-scoring tight end in PPR leagues. He also saw the team’s third-highest targets as well. Translation: He’s viable. It doesn’t help that Washington added Curtis Samuel and Dyami Brown to the passing game, but Samuel’s been dealing with an injury. Therefore, Thomas could retain his heavy involvement in Week 1 against the Chargers. Now, Los Angeles isn’t a walk in the park. Despite their budding young defense, Thomas’ value is too great to overlook. He deserves consideration for your starting lineup. Keep an eye on Samuel’s health, though. If he’s active, Thomas’ involvement should diminish a bit.

Jared Cook (TE - LAC)

$3,900 @WSH

Let’s talk about the other tight end in the Chargers-Washington matchup, and like Thomas, he seems to be a bit overlooked. Cook slides into Henry’s old role—a role that gifted Henry 92 targets in 14 games. Look, no one‘s expecting the 34-year-old veteran to dip into the fountain of youth anytime soon—although he hasn’t exactly fallen off, either. In New Orleans, he racked up 16 touchdowns in two seasons. At 6-foot-5, Cook has a legitimate chance to be Justin Herbert‘s favorite red-zone target, especially if Mike Williams can’t stay healthy again. Cook’s situation couldn’t be better in such a promising offense. Not to mention he received rave reviews in training camp. Viable tight ends are so tough to find, so even if his matchup against Washington isn’t the best, take what you can get. Cook is worthy of a start.

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