Stock Watch: Tight End Sleepers Pt. 2

Stock Watch: Tight End Sleepers Pt. 2

This article is part of our Dynasty Watch series.

This is the second post in a series about breakout candidates among the late-round tight end options. The previous article, here, looked at Chris Herndon and Jace Sternberger. This one will look at the Titans and Colts, snaring all of Jonnu Smith, Anthony Firkser, Jack Doyle, Mo Alie-Cox, and Trey Burton in our net.

TITANS TIGHT ENDS

Jonnu Smith, Anthony Firkser, MyCole Pruitt

This is one of the NFL's more interesting collection of tight ends, and probably one of the most talented. They're certainly among the fastest, quickest, and most explosive, if nothing else. With an average height/weight of 6-foot-2, 248 pounds, they're also likely the smallest tight end rotation in the league.

That last detail is a strange one given how run-obsessed the Titans are, but it's an intentional part of the formula. The Titans are committed to their theory of rangy run blockers, and perhaps the speed of these tight ends is an indispensable part of how the Titans make downfield blocks that spring Henry's bigger plays, delaying linebackers and safeties long enough for Henry to build up the sort of momentum that no one can stop.

Unfortunately for fantasy owners, we don't get points for good blocks. It's problematic, then, that it seems Smith's blocking-heavy role from 2019 has no obvious reason to change going into 2020. This is one of the more frustrating cases of player utilization in the entire league, because Smith is one of the very

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