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

May 23, 2022
Cole Kmet

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

Best Ball Draft Advice: Players the Experts are Targeting

George Kittle (TE – SF)
ECR TE4 | ADP TE5

Even though George Kittle didn’t feel like a great investment as an early round selection in 2021 fantasy drafts, there’s no denying his finish as the TE3 in both overall points and points per game (15.0) despite playing just 13 games. The 49ers tight end finished as PFF’s highest-graded tight end (91.2) and repeated as the leader in yards per route run (2.35) among all tight ends for the fourth consecutive season.

Cole Kmet (TE – CHI)
ECR TE13 | ADP TE17

Cole Kmet ranked inside the top 12 amongst tight ends in targets (93, eighth), target share (17.7%, 11th), receiving yards (612, 12th), and air yard share (17.6%, 11th). With the depth chart devoid of receiving talent outside of Darnell Mooney, Kmet should see a similar share of the passing offense (if not more) in 2022. With touchdown regression poised to strike his box scores, Kmet is a high floor and ceiling option in fantasy.

David Njoku (TE – CLE)
ECR TE16 | ADP TE21

Franchise-tagged tight end David Njoku has a golden opportunity to break out in 2022 with Deshaun Watson as his quarterback after an encouraging 2021. He set career highs in PFF grade (70.9, 10th), yards per route run (1.56, 8th), and yards after the catch per reception (7.0, first) among tight ends that commanded at least 50 targets in 2021. The Browns also released Austin Hooper, which should open up the opportunity for the athletic Njoku to take a major leap. Don’t be too quick to forget that Njoku already has a top-10 TE finish on his career resume.

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