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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 1: TE Will Tye

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 03: Will Tye #45 of the New York Giants runs the ball in for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during their game at MetLife Stadium on January 3, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 03: Will Tye #45 of the New York Giants runs the ball in for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during their game at MetLife Stadium on January 3, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 1 fantasy football, tight end Will Tye of the New York Jets is a safe sit this week due to various factors.

When it comes to the tight end situation of the New York Jets, it leaves much to the imagination. While they did their best to bolster the position during the offseason, they’re in a bad situation as they prepare for their Week 1 game against the Buffalo Bills. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is suspended this week and rookie Jordan Leggett is out due to a knee injury. How does this affect tight end Will Tye and his fantasy football value this week?

The reality of the situation is, Tye was a recent pickup by the Jets just about a week ago. It’ll take time for him to understand the offensive playbook of the Jets as unfortunately, magic simply won’t happen overnight.

It’s not easy to get acclimated to a new offensive playbook in such a short notice and especially being thrown into a starting position due to suspensions and injuries. Tye, for most of his career, has been an average tight end at best.

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In his two year tenure with the New York Giants, Tye totaled 859 receiving yards, 90 receptions, and four touchdowns. Mind you, that was with the incredible Eli Manning and now he’s switching to Josh McCown. Yeah, I wouldn’t be all that excited either.

For fantasy football owners, don’t even entertain the thought of starting Tye this week as if anything, he’ll be delegated to mostly blocking duties to help establish the run. He might have a few plays designed for him but at the end of the day, it won’t warrant enough fantasy points to give him a starting slot this week.

Sit Tye this week and don’t even second guess it. Trust me when I say, you won’t be missing much of anything since he’s not going to be a big factor on offense for the Jets against the Bills.

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