Fantasy Football 2019: Draft advice for Packers at each position
The tight end position has been disastrous for the Packers in fantasy football in recent years. Could a new offense change that? Possibly, but Jimmy Graham didn’t show enough in his first season with the team to be willing to take that risk.
It’s entirely possible that Graham — an excellent red zone threat throughout his career — only caught two touchdown passes in 2018 due to McCarthy’s outdated offense. But it was also a possible sign of what’s to come.
At this stage, Graham is the only Packers TE worth considering. Marcedes Lewis‘ primary role is as a blocker. It’s tough to predict how many offensive snaps rookie Jace Sternberger or Robert Tonyan will have this year, but it’s unlikely either player will have a big enough role to be started in fantasy each week.
Graham’s ADP makes him the 20th tight end off the board in drafts, according to Fantasy Football Calculator. That’s potentially a little low, as he could get back to his best in a new offense. However, there should be better options to go with in the draft.
Even if you miss out on Travis Kelce, George Kittle or Zach Ertz in the early rounds, the likes of Hunter Henry, O.J. Howard and Jared Cook could all be excellent picks a little later on.
For now, Graham is a player to watch, but not to draft unless it’s in the final couple of rounds.