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Potential Tight End Busts for the 2019 Fantasy Football Season

Zach Brunner
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The tight end position for the 2019 fantasy football season is an interesting one, as a number of big-name players look poised for great years. After the three top-tier options are off the board, however, there's a lot of uncertainty at TE this season.

With that in mind, here are three potential TE busts ahead of the 2019 fantasy football season.

1. Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

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Eric Ebron dominated last season, catching 13 touchdowns en route to a TE4 finish. However, there's reason to believe that Ebron's production could regress this season. Jack Doyle is back healthy, and he averaged 5.5 targets in six games played last season. The Indianapolis Colts also added Devin Funchess and Parris Campbell, so Ebron will have more competition for targets in 2019. Last season, touchdowns accounted for 50 percent of Ebron's fantasy production, so if his TD total declines, he could struggle to match his 2018 campaign.

2. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns

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Much like Ebron, David Njoku might not see nearly as many targets as he did last season. While he received 88 targets in 2018, it's fair to assume that the additions of Odell Beckham Jr. and Kareem Hunt could eat into Njoku's target share. He finished as TE8 last season, but there are now a ton of mouths to feed in Cleveland. Currently being drafted as TE9, Njoku could be a risky investment.

3. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers

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There were big plans for Hunter Henry in the Los Angeles Chargers' offense last season, but an ACL injury suffered prior to the year knocked him out for the entire regular season. Despite the injury concerns, Henry is currently being drafted as TE6. Considering he's never tallied 600 receiving yards in a single season, it's hard to justify that kind of investment on a player who hasn't played any meaningful snaps since 2017. Henry is undoubtedly talented, but he's being drafted ahead of far more reliable players.


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