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Postby t-love » Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:09 am

I don't know how in the world you couldn't put him in the top 3.
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Postby iceman88 » Sat Jun 28, 2003 2:17 am

There are some valid points made. However I think the tight end position is more important than that of defense or kicker.

I would suggest taking a QB, RB, and WR (or any combination) in the first three rounds but if you have the opportunity to draft a TE in round four or five, especially a Gonzo, Shockey or Heap caliber TE, it is a nice compliment to any team. Tight ends can make a difference in a win or loss throughout the season, and most times one win, or loss makes the difference in making the playoffs or not.

Who are some of your all's picks for sleeper tight ends this year?
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Postby Arlo » Sat Jun 28, 2003 6:01 am

I'm very high on Billy Miller (in spite of Joppru's presence); he may not put up quite the numbers of the big names, but he'll be undervalued in many drafts this year.
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Postby thee all » Sat Jun 28, 2003 10:03 pm

Hmm, (not a sleeper te comment)

I think at first an elite tight end sounds better than a 2nd WR...as in some games they will be able to put up more fantasy points.

HOWEVER, in the long run, a good 2nd WR is always better than ANY TE. Just look at the nice stats Endzone Express pointed out...
WR's are simply better Fantasy players any day. I know it is wise to take a top 3 TE, but don't just take one to avoid having a crappy TE. Two great WR's and a crappy TE score more pts than a great WR and a great TE, TRUST ME...

Good pts by everybody, and Arlo great sleeper pick with Miller... ;-D
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Postby joester » Sat Jun 28, 2003 11:31 pm

Randy McMichael should be a top 6 or 7 TE this year and he can be had in like the 9th round
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Postby terpfan » Sun Jun 29, 2003 8:37 am

Slowkidz wrote:
Guttpuppy wrote:There is no top 4 TEs.There are 3 then there is a huuuge drop-off.I drafted a TE waaayyy earlier than I wanted to but it's all about your overall team,not what position you draft or what round.Go for what you know and grab who you want...as long as you can bring it all together.


i have to agree wit da pup here. i've been criticized for taking te's and def's earlier than most would have, but i think it's just part of how you play the game. if you can still throw together a competitive team no matter where you draft a person, then where's the problem. i think it's more of a personal take on drafting myself...

put me in this group. once all the #2 wrs are about the same, i wouldnt shy away from taking a top te and still getting one of the remaining #2 wrs with ur next pick.
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Postby Slingblade » Sun Jun 29, 2003 2:35 pm

you can get a top 10 TE off the wire
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Postby thee all » Sun Jun 29, 2003 7:46 pm

exactly.
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Postby Endzone Express » Sun Jun 29, 2003 10:10 pm

Slingblade wrote:you can get a top 10 TE off the wire


Well Slinger, I don't know about the waiver wire... but last season there was only a 48 point difference between the #1 TE and the #10 TE, in an average scoring system. The difference between #4 and #10 was only about 20 pts. Not much when you average it out over a season. Like the "Dog Father" said...

The Dog Father wrote:There is no top 4 TEs. There are 3, then there is a huuuge drop-off... it's all about your overall team,not what position you draft or what round. Go for what you know and grab who you want... as long as you can bring it all together.


I just don't think that the drop-off after #3 is as "huge" as it has been in years past. With all the young, new TE's arriving on the scene, the fantasy depth at TE this season might be the best ever. Bottom line... I think that you can draft a quality TE in rounds 5-10 in any 12 team league! So build your nucleus and choose your TE, when you think the time is right! ;-D
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