2019 Fantasy Football Rookie Roundup: New York Jets

The 2019 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror, and it’s time for the next part of the NFL calendar. That’s right… massive, rampant speculation! They will go through drills in shorts, and we will endlessly project and prognosticate on their fantasy football futures. There are 78 guys who might have fantasy football relevance after their names were called in Nashville. Our goal with our Fantasy Football Rookie Roundup series is to give you a quick hit on every one of these guys. By the end, you’ll know these guys better than their mothers know them. Because it’s not like their mothers are necessarily good at fantasy football. 

These aren’t your daddy’s New York Jets. They might actually have something going on offense, with the second year of Sam Darnold combining forces with Le’Veon Bell and the established receiving corps. The Jets added just one fantasy football eligible player in the 2019 NFL Draft to add to this group of players. Is he someone you should think about in your fantasy football drafts? 

Round 4, Pick 121 overall – Trevon Wesco, Tight End, West Virginia 

There’s a saying among baseball circles, that if you play multiple positions, that you don’t play any of them particularly well. That holds true for Wesco, who is a fullback/tight end hybrid. He isn’t great at either outside of blocking. I don’t want to downplay how good he is at blocking. He is amazing as a blocker. 

I am not concerned with the blocking coming out of a tight end for fantasy football. He’s the textbook definition of a guy who will be in the league for ten years without putting together ten sets of multiple consecutive useful fantasy football games.  

Even if he was a quality pass-catching tight end, there are three huge issues with him being worthy of roster consideration in 2019 fantasy football leagues. First, off the top, the Rookie Tight End Curse. Second, there’s Chris Herndon. The Jets already have a very good incumbent who led all rookie tight ends in targetsreceptions, and touchdowns, and who was second in yards last season. He’s a quality option for the JetsThird, Adam Gase does not have a history of quality production from his tight ends. Outside of two years with him letting Peyton Manning run the show, his average TE1 finishes as tight end 30.2. Yikes. 

I’m not sure who this is for. People who wanted hot, hot Trevon Wesco takes? In that case, thank you for reading, Mrs. Wesco. Your son should be a quality NFL player, just not in fantasy football. 




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