This is the time of year when hype grows. Coaches speak highly of all players. Everyone is in the best shape of their life (maybe not Leonard Fournette…). However, it’s important to be able to dig deep and determine which players are entering the season overrated and overvalued in fantasy football leagues. Let’s take a look at a few overrated players.
3 Overrated Tight Ends
Darren Waller (LV)
ECR TE5 | ADP TE5
I would contend that Josh Jacobs isn’t overrated, and that he was merely limited by his role as an early-down grinder under Jon Gruden. Darren Waller, on the other hand, was a colossal disappointment to his investors last year. Waller was being drafted as early as the middle of the second round. Yes, he missed six games due to injury, but his per-game numbers dropped across the board. Waller finished seventh in fantasy points per game among TEs. Now, his target share is going to be jeopardized by the arrival of high-volume WR Davante Adams.
– Pat Fitzmaurice
T.J. Hockenson (DET)
ECR TE7 | ADP TE6
Through three seasons, T.J. Hockenson has posted extremely similar counting stats to former 1st-round Lions tight ends, Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew. Hockenson hasn’t been bad per se, but he has hardly lived up to being the 8th overall pick in the draft three years ago. Among 35 tight ends with at least 200 targets through their first 3 seasons, Hockenson ranks 26th in receiving yards and yards per target.
– Andrew Erickson
Dallas Goedert (PHI)
ECR TE8 | ADP TE8
This is by no means an assertion that Dallas Goedert stinks. But the Free Dallas Goedert coalition, which had so many supporters when Zach Ertz was still a member of the Eagles, couldn’t have been thrilled with Goedert’s production after Ertz was actually traded last year, Goedert averaged 9.6 fantasy points a game in 0.5 PPR. That made him the TE4 over that stretch, but he fell far short of reaching the Travis Kelce/Mark Andrews/George Kittle tier. Goedert isn’t going to reach it this year either, now that the Eagles have welcomed aboard target magnet A.J. Brown.
– Pat Fitzmaurice
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