Rookie tight end Jeff Heuerman tore his ACL in rookie minicamp, and he will unfortunately not be able to catch passes from Peyton Manning in 2015 Fantasy Football leagues.
Heuerman’s injury will affect the #Broncos rotation at TE, coaches had already been planning to play him a great deal in the season.
— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) May 10, 2015
Generally, you never want to rely on a rookie tight end to start for your Fantasy team, and I think Fantasy players are a little blinded by the allure of a tight end catching passes from Manning.
The tight end on the Broncos’ offense with the most value is Owen Daniels, even if he is an aging veteran. Daniels has followed new head coach Gary Kubiak from Houston to Baltimore, and now he joins him in Denver. While Daniels was not a Fantasy stud in Baltimore last season, he was still able to prove he has something left in the tank with 48 receptions for 527 yards and four touchdowns. Daniels may not see a huge increase in yards, but I expect him to be a key target for Manning in the end zone.
Aside from Daniels, the Broncos signed tight end Virgil Green to a new deal. Green has played for the Broncos since 2011, but only has 23 catches to his name. Kubiak is a fan of using multiple tight ends, however, and it’s realistic to expect Green to see a bump in production, although he will most likely remain irrelevant in Fantasy leagues.
Even if the Broncos had plans to implement Heuerman into the passing attack in Week 1, Daniels is still the veteran who has lots of experience with Kubiak, and he will be the tight end to own in Denver.
Categories: 2015 Fantasy Football