TE - FA
Week 7 Outlook
The Patriots cut TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the first day of mandatory camp.
This news is a bit shocking given the hole that the Patriots have at TE following the retirement of Rob Gronkowski. However, the team also has veteran Ben Watson on the roster, and he would be poised to enter the season as the team's top option at the position. Other TEs on the roster include Matt LaCosse, Ryan Izzo, Stephen Anderson, and Andrew Beck.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins has signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots.
Seferian-Jenkins has been on and off the fantasy radar for several years now. After spending the start of his career in Tampa Bay, he moved to New York with the Jets and then on to Jacksonville for the last season. He's continued to deal with injuries, and despite the promise he's yet to reach 400 yards receiving or more than four touchdowns in a season. Still, he's again an intriguing option entering the 2019 season for the Patriots with the absence of Rob Gronkowski.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins is scheduled for surgery on the core muscle injury that landed him on on injured reserve, ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco reports.
Seferian-Jenkins hopes to be back before the end of the season and will be eligible to play in Week 14 against Tennesee. The veteran TE is not worth stashing and fantasy owners should be moving on. Niles Paul and James O'Shaughnessy will see the targets at tight end for the Jaguars with Seferian-Jenkins out but are not worth owning in standard fantasy leagues.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins did not catch a pass on one target as the Jaguars lost to the Chiefs by a 30-14 score in Week 5 action.
Seferian-Jenkins has been disappointing for fantasy owners as his production continues to decrease after every game this season. The veteran tight end is not a priority in the Jaguar offense and should only be owned in deeper fantasy leagues.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught two passes on four targets for 24 yards as the Jaguars defeated the Jets 31-12 in Week 4 action.
Seferian-Jenkins has been disappointing for fantasy owners this season as he has just 11 catches for 88 yards over four games. The veteran TE no longer is a must-own in standard leagues and fantasy owners may want to look to the waiver wire for a more productive receiver at the position.