1. C.J. Uzomah, TE, NY Jets
Most assumed when the Jets signed C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin this offseason that Uzomah would be the 1A to Conklin's 1B. Instead, it seems like Conklin has emerged as the go-to guy at the position.
The former Minnesota Vikings tight end was one of the stars of the summer and, in actuality, appears primed to be the No. 2 passing option in this Jets offense behind Elijah Moore to start the year.
For whatever reason, Conklin still isn't getting the fantasy respect he deserves and should probably be a hotter commodity in the fantasy world, but that's a story for another time.
As for Uzomah, this leaves him without a defined role in the Jets' offense. He'll still get his snaps, sure, but it's hard to say what his target share might be.
The Jet shave Moore, Davis, Conklin, Hall, and probably Berrios all ahead of Uzomah, not to mention Garrett Wilson and Michael Carter. How many targets will Uzomah realistically receive?
That's why it's a bit of a surprise that most fantasy outlets still have Uzomah as a borderline TE2 in some leagues. Yes, that means he's ranked ahead of Conklin.
If you're drafting a Jets tight end, it should be Conklin. Uzomah shouldn't be fantasy relevant this season unless Conklin suffers an injury. Don't be fooled by the rankings — Conklin is the guy, Uzomah is TE2.