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Dalton Schultz is an Elite Tight End (2022 Fantasy Football)

Jul 3, 2022
Dalton Schultz

Whether you are playing best ball or preparing for your redraft fantasy football draft, it’s important to keep an eye on fantasy football rankings and average draft position (ADP) throughout the summer. Gaining early insights helps you prepare and take advantage of those managers that start their prep the day before your draft. Andrew Erickson is here to help. He’s here to tell you why you need to target Dalton Schultz, who’s an elite fantasy football tight end for 2022.

Fantasy Football Redraft Draft Kit

  • List of tight ends that played all 16 games last season and busted on fewer than 25% of them:
  • Schultz is drafted numerous rounds after the other elite tight ends like Kelce, Andrews, George Kittle and Darren Waller – even though his ceiling from last season is closer to the elite with a top-five boom rate (three top-3 finishes, 19%).
  • Schultz is an elite fantasy tight end disguised as a middle-round tight end. He has superior ADP value to Waller and Kittle.

Dalton Schultz 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

Coming off a stellar season as PFF’s sixth-highest-graded tight end (78.2), Dallas placed the franchise tag on Dalton Schultz off the career season and released veteran Blake Jarwin.

Big D’s No. 1 tight end wrapped up the 2021 season sixth in route participation (77%) and third in overall routes run (586). The highly-coveted role within the constrains of a high-powered offense ensures that Schultz will be in the back-end fantasy TE1 conversation for the third straight season.

Only Darren Waller, Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews have scored more fantasy points at the tight end position since the start of 2020.

With Dak Prescott‘s trust firmly in hand and Amari Cooper out the door, it’s possible that Schultz builds off his ninth-ranked 16% target share entering Year 5.

FantasyPros Staff Consensus 2022 Redraft Fantasy Football Rankings

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