Best ball leagues have kicked off for 2020, meaning it’s a perfect time to cover some late-round TE targets. If you haven’t played best ball before, then have a look at our other articles that can give you more of a footing, and has more of this series.
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Best ball is perfect for late round flyers, as there are no lineup issues- your best lineup is selected for you automatically. Because of that, if these guys only put up numbers for a week or two you get the full benefit of those boom weeks.
For the purposes of this article, we are only considering players outside of the top 100 players that are being selected. Rookies are also excluded, as their ADPs are still catching up.
2020 Best Ball Late Round Targets: TE
Hayden Hurst (ADP 108)
Each of the past three seasons there has been a tight end that has broken out, last year that was Austin Hooper. Hooper then left the team during free agency, and the team immediately traded for Hurst. With Mohamed Sanu also leaving the team, there are a lot of targets that have opened up on the offense in Atlanta. Grab him while his ADP is this low.
Blake Jarwin (ADP 152)
Last season, Witten and Jarwin combined for 124 targets. While the team might have drafted receiver CeeDee Lamb, they also have 83 vacated targets from Randall Cobb leaving the team. Jarwin has a perfect opportunity to provide value in the late rounds of best-ball drafts.
Ian Thomas (ADP 155)
The Carolina Panthers let Greg Olsen leave the team, completely free-ing up the starting role. The TE position has long been valuable in Carolina, and while Thomas has seen limited usage with his 79 career targets he has had flashes of fantasy value.
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