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Gerald Everett Week 1 Outlook - Packers at Bears

By Derek Brown (FantasyPros), Sun, Sep 10th 2023, 12:05pm EDT

Everett has been my favorite sleeper tight end to select this season, and I feel great about thrusting him into my starting lineup with offensive fireworks likely on deck versus the Miami Dolphins. He should occupy the Dalton Schultz role in Kellen Moore's offense, which should lead to plenty of routes/snaps for Everett to create fantasy production. Denver's defense under Fangio was extremely stingy in the red zone - first in red-zone scoring defense from 2020-2021 - so it might be more of a floor performance than a ceiling game if Everett can't find the end zone. Luckily for him, the Dolphins were horrible versus tight ends in 2022 (3rd-most points allowed) and there has not been a dramatic personnel change along the safety or linebacker positions that would suggest they will start to completely nullify tight end production in 2023. David Long is much more of a run defending linebacker as is DeShon Elliott at the safety position. Everett posted a 5-28-0 stat line on 8 targets in his lone matchup versus the Dolphins in Week 14 of the 2022 season.

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