2019 Fantasy Football Delanie Walker Player Profile

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated players in standard scoring and PPR leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best tight end value lies.

Delanie Walker ADP and AAV

Standard: 12th among TEs, 122nd overall

PPR: 12th among TEs, 124th overall

Delanie Walker Average Auction Value (AAV) $200 Budget: $3

Stats:

FANTASY SCORING — STANDARD

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2017 7th 100.5 7th 6.3
2016 5th 123.1 5th 8.2

FANTASY SCORING — PPR

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2017 4 174.5 6 10.9
2016 5 188.1 6 12.5

PLAYER USAGE

Receptions Receptions Per Game Targets Targets Per Game
2018 4 4.0 7 7.0
2017 74 4.6 111 7.4
2016 65 4.3 102 6.8

Overview: Walker followed up four straight 100+ target seasons by going one-and-done for games in the 2018 due to a fractured and dislocated ankle. Owners will have to weigh his consistent production against his age and injury.

Strategy: Delanie Walker Auction Value ($200 Budget): $1

If we can’t nab a mid-top-ten tight end for a few bucks or a seventh-round pick, we’re happy to just wait and take a late-round pick or a $1 flier on Walker. Sure he shattered his ankle, but before then he was the pinnacle of consistency for four years in Tennessee. Worth a gamble rather than reaching for a higher-end tight end with the same fantasy football prospects, but with more glitz.

Best Case Scenario: He gives you a middling TE1 value for practically zero investment.

Worst Case Scenario: He’s done and you’re out a 14th round pick or an auction buck.