Fantasy Football is back and the 2020 NFL season is in full bloom and in what’s already been a crazy year for all, we at Bruno Boys can say that we are glad to see the first week of games kickoff of what is sure to be an equally eventful season of offering advice to all of you. Hopefully, we can see this through all 17 weeks of the season. While we can’t say that football will alleviate the struggles many of us are facing, hopefully it can offer an escape and taste of normalcy in your fall season. There is little doubt that this will be a season that will chart new territory and circumstances. So let’s get to it!
If you’re a returning reader to Bruno Boys, welcome back and if you’re new, our Start and Sit position articles span the matchup plays each week, and we circle those borderline, flex decisions and give you confidence in those choices based off of how we see the matchup playing out that week. We’re more than happy to point out a few chalky plays at the end, but in the write-ups, we try to explain our reasoning as to why we are giving that recommendation.
In this article, we are looking at Tight Ends, which are one of those positions that are dominated by a few haves in a field full of have nots. That said, this season looks promising for younger tight ends as we’ve seen a growing trend of faith in players like Noah Fant, Chris Herndon, T.J. Hockenson and Jonnu Smith. Let’s how many tight ends are worth starting in Week 1.
Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys
Few tight ends ended the 2019 with such explosive ability than Higbee. He had five straight games with at least 84 yards receiving, and within that stretch four straight 100-yard games. It only took Gerald Everett going down with an injury to tap this potential. There’s no reason for the Rams to split targets between Higbee and Everett again although Sean McVay will likely try to incorporate both into the offensive game plan. With the Rams in need of more pass catchers, Higbee should get targeted frequently and hopefully in the red zone.
Right now he has PPR appeal but given this season will be a clean slate for many Rams players, Higbee could assert himself more in the red zone. As for the matchup, the Cowboys were the only team to give up over 100 receptions and just one of three teams to surrender over 1,000 yards receiving to the position.