In the ever-evolving landscape of fantasy football, identifying breakout players is a crucial element of building a championship-caliber roster. One player fantasy managers should keep an eye on is Philadelphia Eagles tight end, Dallas Goedert. With his combination of skill, opportunity, and potential for growth, Goedert should have the makings of a fantasy football star. Yet, with all his potential, the question remains: will he fulfill it? This article delves into the intricacies of Dallas Goedert’s 2023 fantasy football outlook.
2023 Fantasy Football Profile: Dallas Goedert
Dallas Goedert’s 2022 Season Recap
Dallas Goedert concluded the 2022 season as the TE5 in terms of fantasy points per game. This achievement, however, was overshadowed by his unfortunate absence for five games toward the end of the season. Goedert managed to snag 49 receptions for 656 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2022. Known for his exceptional athleticism, Goedert has earned a reputation as a dynamic tight end capable of generating exciting plays. Impressively, he has maintained an average of 13.8 yards per catch over the past two years.
Despite his undeniable talents, Goedert faces certain limitations in terms of target opportunities. This constraint can be attributed to the Eagles run-heavy offense, ranking fourth overall in the previous season. This is a testament to Philadelphia’s exceptional offensive line as well as ultra-athletic quarterback Jalen Hurts. Additionally, the insertion of standout wide receiver A.J. Brown and the emergence of DeVonta Smith further divides the share of targets. Another point of consideration is Goedert’s track record of scoring touchdowns. Goedert has not exceeded five touchdowns in any of his five NFL seasons.
Dallas Goedert’s 2023 Season Prediction
Amidst the competition for targets, Goedert continues to stand out for fantasy football managers seeking a reliable tight-end option. This might be a result of the overall deficiency in tight-end production across the NFL. While Goedert doesn’t claim the top ranks, being positioned after standout performers like Travis Kelce of the Chiefs, Mark Andrews of the Ravens, and T.J. Hockenson of the Vikings, there’s a compelling case to position him as the fourth-best tight end in terms of fantasy output.
However, Goedert doesn’t stand alone in the quest for this status. He finds himself in a league alongside other formidable talents such as George Kittle of the 49ers, Kyle Pitts of the Falcons, and Darren Waller of the Giants (provided he maintains his health).
Reports emanating from Eagles camp emphasize Goedert’s active involvement in the team’s offensive strategies. With his exceptional combination of size and speed, he creates a massive mismatch against linebackers and safeties. Notably, Goedert has also emerged as a frequent target in red zone situations, a very promising development for his fantasy football potential. Should he manage to augment his touchdown count, his fantasy production could ascend to new heights.
Good day for Dallas Goedert
4 targets, 2 catches, 2 touchdowns
I think he is bigger part of the red zone offense this year#Eagles
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) July 26, 2023
It’s worth noting that the Eagles held commanding leads in most games last season, leading them to adopt a run-heavy strategy in the second half. However, facing a tougher schedule this year may force them to pass more often late in games, potentially benefiting Goedert’s fantasy production.
Dallas Goedert Fantasy Football ADP/Rankings
Per FantasyPros, Goedert holds the seventh spot in ADP for tight ends and 71st overall. This slots him into the realm of a sixth or seventh-round pick for 10 to 12-team leagues. Positioned slightly behind Darren Waller and Kyle Pitts, Goedert finds himself ahead of Evan Engram of the Jacksonville Jaguars. When accounting for the injury history and a relatively lackluster production of the prior season from both Waller and Pitts, an argument can be made that Goedert is the safer pick for fantasy football.
Opting for Goedert in the sixth or seventh round allows fantasy managers to bolster their roster with top-tier wide receivers and running backs. While ensuring a dependable and productive choice for the tight-end position.
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