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Dallas Goedert Fantasy Outlook Includes Breakout TE Potential in 2021

Larry Rupp
Dallas Goedert's fantasy outlook includes breakout tight end potential in 2021.
Dallas Goedert's fantasy outlook includes breakout tight end potential in 2021. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Tight end Dallas Goedert has the skillset to be a dominating player in the NFL. He has improved in all three of his NFL seasons and now heads into the fall as the Philadelphia Eagles' top option at the position. The 26-year-old has breakout TE written all over him in fantasy football leagues this year.

Dallas Goedert Fantasy Outlook

Yes, veteran tight end Zach Ertz is still in Philadelphia. However, that shouldn't have a major impact on Goedert's success this season. The Eagles run a ton of two tight-end sets and Ertz posted a career-low 335 receiving yards in 2020. He also scored just 1 touchdown in 11 games played.

Goedert has been inching closer to being the No. 1 tight end on this team for a few seasons now and he seems poised to be that guy in 2021. He is seeing less time on special teams and more time on offense. Goedert has reportedly been hauling in every ball thrown his way at training camp.

The former second-round pick is coming off of a season in which he racked up 524 yards and 3 touchdowns on 46 receptions in 11 games played. If Goedert had played in all 16 games, his pace would've set him up to finish as a top-10 tight end in fantasy football.

First-year head coach Nick Sirianni knows how important it is for quarterback Jalen Hurts to have a reliable security blanket to throw to. It wouldn't be shocking to see Goedert take on that role given how young and unproven the team is at the wide receiver position.

FantasyPros' average draft position data shows that Goedert is being drafted at No. 82 overall and No. 9 among TEs in PPR leagues. He's a player worth taking a chance on at that price since he has a good shot to finish as a top-five tight end or better this season.

Goedert checks in at TE8 in The Duel's 2021 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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