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Best Ball Draft Advice: Tight Ends the Experts are Avoiding (2022 Fantasy Football)

May 24, 2022
Darren Waller

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Let’s take a look at players our experts are avoiding based on their ADP.

Best Ball Draft Advice: Players the Experts are Avoiding

Darren Waller (TE – LV)
ECR TE5 | ADP TE4

A consensus top-25 overall pick in 2021 after a huge 2020, Waller was a colossal disappointment. A late-season injury was partly to blame, but he was unimpactful for long stretches. Waller will be entering his age-30 season, so a bounceback can’t be taken for granted, and it’s a safe bet that WR Davante Adams will put a dent in Waller’s target total.

Dawson Knox (TE – BUF)
ECR TE11 | ADP TE10

Dawson Knox has major red flags on his profile from his impending touchdown regression to super-low target rate per route run (14%), so any role that O.J. Howard potentially earns coming in is a massive problem. Considering Knox is being drafted in the middle-range of TEs (TE9) that typically have poor ROIs compared to guys going later, the Bills’ tight end remains hands-off.

Hunter Henry (TE – NE)
ECR TE15 | ADP TE14

Hunter Henry emerged as Mac Jones‘ No. 1 red-zone weapon in his first year with the New England Patriots, finishing second in end-zone targets (13) and tying for first in red-zone touchdowns (9) with Mark Andrews. But Henry’s dependency on scoring touchdowns for fantasy made his production extremely volatile with just a 14% target share (13th). In seven of his games, he finished as a top-12 tight end. In the other eight games, he finished outside the top-18.

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