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Fantasy Football Stock Report: Tight Ends

Who is on the rise and who might be tumbling down fantasy draft boards with the Regular Season approaching? Welcome to the Fantasy Stock Report. Over the last few days, we’ve looked at the players making moves at Fantasy Football’s most important positions.

In today’s Stock Report, we’ll dive into several Tight Ends you should be paying attention to as you prep for your draft or make moves in your lineups for Week 1.

Darren Waller – Stock Up

Waller has looked like Daniel Jones clear top target in the passing game in New York, and Brian Daboll has done a good job of getting his TEs involved in the passing game in the past, with another player we’ll mention in this exercise. Look for Waller to lead the Giants in targets in 2023 if he stays healthy. He’s my TE3 behind Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews.

David Njoku – Stock Down

Despite the Browns stock rising overall, specifically on offense with the hopeful return of Deshaun Watson to Top 10 QB status, Njoku’s stock is down based on history and the abundance of other pass-catching options in the offense. Watson has never supported a relevant fantasy TE, and Njoku at best is the 4th option in the passing game, maybe 5th if you include the RBs. Buckle up Njoku truthers. It could be a tough season.

Dalton Kincaid – Stock Up

Kincaid is already getting plays drawn up for him on key downs as evidenced by his body of work with the starters in Preseason Week 2 vs the Steelers. Kincaid looks incredibly smooth as a route runner and pass catcher. I expect Kincaid to be Josh Allen’s number 3 target behind Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis sooner rather than later. Jump on the Kincaid express before it’s too late.

Dawson Knox – Stock Down

With the rise of Kincaid comes the fall of Knox, who has been a solid fantasy TE during Buffalo’s ascent to the top of the NFL ranks as an offensive attack. With the talented Rookie in the mix, I expect Knox’s snap totals and targets to decline steadily throughout the course of the season.

Juwan Johnson – Stock Up

“The rising tide lifts all boats.” Such is the Saints offense with an actual starting-caliber NFL QB in place. Derek Carr has looked right at home in New Orleans, and Johnson has been one of the primary benefactors. Johnson is an athletic freak and has improved as a route runner tremendously over the course of his young career. He has low-end TE1 potential in this offense.

That concludes the Fantasy Stock Report series here on FFSN. Stay tuned for more Fantasy Football articles and advice from Jeremy and the Fans First Sports Network throughout the 2023 season. If you missed them, go back and read Jeremy’s stock reports for the RBs, WRs, and QBs, only on fansfirstsports.com.


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