Hayden Hurst – Atlanta Falcons
Hurst should be played across the board as he is being set up to thrive in Week 1.
Atlanta not only ranked 1 in tight end targets in 2019 but they are facing the Seattle Seahawks who ranked dead last in defense against opposing tight ends.
That should be more than enough to convince NFL fantasy owners to start the Falcons new TE1. His price on DraftKings in $4,300 and FanDuel is $5,200
T.J. Hockenson – Detroit Lions
Hockenson is poised for a breakout season after showing glances of his full potential in 2019.
During Week 1 last year, he put up 131 yards and a touchdown. He has a great matchup in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears who rank low against opposing tight ends at 28 in the league.
He offers great value for his asking price of $4,200 on DraftKings and $5,300 on FanDuel
Jared Cook – New Orleans Saints
Jared Cook is poised to have a great Week 1 outing against their division rivals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cook had a strong outing versus the Bucs in 2019 as he had at least one touchdown in both games. It also helps that the Bucs are ranked 29 against opposing tight ends as well.
Cook’s daily fantasy price on DraftKings is $5,500 and $5,900 on FanDuel.
Austin Hooper – Cleveland Browns
Hooper’s situation is not favorable at all especially in a Week 1 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens who rank first against opposing tight ends.
Hooper is also expected to play a small role on a crowded Browns offense that has Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, and a receiving running back in Kareem Hunt.
Rob Gronkowski – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Before fantasy owners run to start Gronk, they should take into consideration that he is coming back from a year away from the gridiron.
It also does not help that the New Orleans Saints defense ranks 7 against opposing tight ends.
Also, the Bucs have another starting-caliber tight end in O.J. Howard who could take away targets from Gronk as well.
Greg Olsen – Seattle Seahawks
Olsen is stepping into the Seahawks offense as the new TE1 but is facing a tough Atlanta Falcons defense who ranks 21 against opposing tight ends.
Something else to consider is that the Seahawks are known as a more run-heavy offense which could certainly take away targets from Olsen who also has to share the NFL field with talented receivers like DK Metcalf and Tyler Locket.
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