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The NFL Draft can have a big impact on player values. In dynasty leagues, additional competition or support from the NFL Draft can have an impact on a player’s dynasty outlook. This article focuses on five tight ends who were hurt by the NFL Draft.
Dallas Goedert benefitted from the departure of Zach Ertz in 2021, finishing behind only George Kittle in yards per route run after Ertz was traded. The pre-draft news was a clear indication the team was in the market for a wide receiver, but the trade for A.J. Brown is better target competition than any first-round rookie wide receiver could have provided. Goedert is hyper-efficient, but he has a volume concern in a run-first Philadelphia offense with Brown and DeVonta Smith on the perimeter.
T.J. Hockenson entered 2021 with a credible case to be the best receiving option in the Detroit passing game. Hockenson started well but struggled before missing time with an injury. The second half of the season saw Amon-Ra St. Brown breakout before the Lions signed D.J. Chark Jr in free agency and traded up for Jameson Williams. The addition of Williams creates more competition for Hockenson and could cap Hockenson from reaching the top three tight ends in targets in 2022.
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