TE - ARI
Trey McBride, who has been dealing with back soreness, is likely out for Friday's preseason opener versus the Bengals.
The Cardinals are taking it slow with their second-round pick, who will back up Zach Ertz this season regardless. Should something happen to Ertz, though, McBride could become relevant in fantasy as he enters the NFL as a premier pass-catching Tight End.
Cardinals rookie TE Trey McBride has missed the past couple practices because of back soreness.
McBride, who was a second-round pick for the Cardinals this year, has missed the last couple of practices because of lingering back soreness. It doesn't project to be serious, and the team just wants him to be 100% for their preseason games. For fantasy purposes, McBride could be worth a late pick at the end of bestball drafts.
The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that they have signed 2022 2nd round pick, TE Trey McBride to a rookie contract.
McBride was simply dominant at Colorado State. Per PFF, McBride produced a 38.1% dominator rating in his past two seasons, an incredible number for a receiver, but even more absurd for a TE. McBride is a high-quality TE prospect, but rookie TEs don't historically offer much fantasy relevance and his landing spot with Arizona is far from ideal. In 2022, McBride will likely play behind veteran TE Zach Ertz and be limited to playing in 2-TE sets. McBride isn’t likely to be a player worth rostering in most redraft leagues, but he could be a valuable asset in dynasty leagues for fantasy managers who are willing to roster him for the long haul.
The Arizona Cardinals have selected TE Trey McBride with the No. 55 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The 2021 John Mackey Award winner caught 90 passes for 1,121 yards in his final year at Colorado State. McBride has a NextGen Stats score of 85, making him the highest-ranked tight end in the 2022 Draft. Coupled with Zach Ertz, McBride gives Arizona a two-TE set, expanding Kyler Murray's choices in offensive weapons. However, he would only be worth a late-round flyer in redraft leagues as he is squarely behind Ertz in the depth chart for offensive opportunities. In dynasty leagues, he is worth the add.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, former Colorado State TE Trey McBride visited with the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend.
McBride, the top TE in the 2022 draft class for most NFL draft experts, was simply dominate while playing for Colorado State. Over the past two seasons McBride accounted for 38.1% of Colorado State’s passing yards, an absurd number for any receiving option, but especially incredible for a tight end. Jacksonville presents an intriguing landing spot for McBride, as their new head coach Doug Pederson is known for running offenses that heavily feature the tight end position, but the Jaguars already have starting caliber TE’s in Evan Engram and Dan Arnold in house. Tight end committees crush players’ fantasy value and tight ends rarely provide much fantasy relevance in their first year or two entering the league as the position has one of the steepest learning curves for young players. For those reasons, McBride isn’t likely to be a starting caliber fantasy option in 2022 redraft leagues but he is a worthwhile investment in dynasty leagues.
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