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The Tight End phenomenon

Postby bungle613 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:41 pm

No, it is not a new porn flick. I just drafted in a large PPR league, 96 teams over 8 drafts and the TEs flew off the board. I have always been one of those guys to wait on a TE and am wondering if I am still right or have I missed the changing of the guard. Last year to me has the writing of being an anomaly or it is the start of a new generation.

Based on PPR scoring

2005 TEs over 190 points - 4, over 160 points 7
2006 TEs over 190 points - 3, over 160 points 7
2007 TEs over 190 points - 5, over 160 points 6
2008 TEs over 190 points - 3, over 160 points 6
2009 TEs over 190 points - 8, over 160 points 11

There has been no steady increase, it is (so far) just 1 big year. Will TEs continue to be a factor a HUGE factor? Projections are roughly for 7 over 190 and 11 over 160 for 2010 taking a quick look at a couple sites.
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Re: The Tight End phenomenon

Postby Matthias » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:03 am

The TE position is pretty deep. In a 10-team, $200-budget league, I bid up to $21 or $22 for Finley and after giving up, let everyone else pick whoever they wanted and will just rotate off of whoever is hot. In a league that is 12 teams or more, though, I'd start getting worried if I was picking a TE at the end and picking the 16th or 18th best after a few people picked up backups or value picks. Because there are enough TEs out there now that are legitimate point scorers that contrast to the traditional, average TE that it's not just something to write off.
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Re: The Tight End phenomenon

Postby garretterik » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:01 am

I agree with Matthias. The depth will continue at TE this year. It used to be if you didn't get a Gates, or a Gonzalez it didn't matter who you got. Now with the addition of more young playmakers at the TE spot like, V Davis. you can wait and get a productive TE late. However, if a league has more than 12 teams I wouldn't wait too long. There are 12 solid TEs after that there is a little bit of a reach.

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