It’s time to start talking fantasy football as tight end Jordan Leggett of the New York Jets should be on your draft boards as a potential sleeper in 2017.
As the tight end position has evolved in reality, tight ends have become an important position in fantasy football. Even though many expect Josh McCown to be the starter Week 1, the door is now ajar for Christian Hackenberg according to Mike Batista of The Sports Daily. Batista reported that the New York Jets are happy with his progress and are looking forward to their open quarterback competition. What does this mean for the fantasy football value of newly drafted tight end Jordan Leggett?
If Hackenberg is the starter, you should definitely target Leggett as a sleeper pick this upcoming fantasy football season. With that said, regardless of who starts, Leggett should be on your radar.
Many people expect the Jets to incorporate many West Coast offense principles this season. In the West Coast system, running backs and tight ends are integral parts to the passing attack.
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The Jets drafted Leggett for several reasons. First, he’s able to stretch the field vertically. Second, he’s able to move in tight spaces. Third, and finally, he’s sure handed. Leggett can catch the easiest or toughest of footballs thrown his way.
With Austin Seferian-Jenkins out for the first two weeks, expect Leggett to get his targets. He will be able to show what he’s capable of early.
The Jets will face five of the eight teams that gave up the most fantasy points to tight ends in 2016. All but one gave up more than nine points per game. One of them, the Miami Dolphins, the Jets face twice. Leggett will be a true fantasy sleeper and again, should be an easy decision for owners out there that want to take an advantage of one of the only bright spots the Jets will have in 2017.