4. Jordan Thomas, TE
Entering his second season in the NFL, Houston Texans tight end Jordan Thomas could provide fantasy football rosters a solid choice as a TE2 option in 2019 if he and Deshaun Watson and become a stronger duo in his sophomore season.
Some may be saying, “The Texans have three tight ends on their roster … won’t that affect Thomas’ overall numbers?”
The answer is yes and no, but like mentioned earlier, this is a selection for a fantasy football roster for the fact he could be a nice reserve for a lineup this 2019 season. Looking at his stats last season, he totaled 20 receptions for 215 yards and four touchdowns, with an average of 10.8 yards per reception.
Thomas had a season-long reception of 39 yards in Week 3 against the New York Giants. One part of Thomas’s game that should draw attention is he caught 20 of his 27 targets last season, with 12 of those catches going for a first down.
One issue that does have some concern for Thomas is of his 27 targets in his final four regular-season games, he was targeted just seven times, with four of those coming on Dec. 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.
In the CBS Sports fantasy football scoring, Thomas totaled 49 points last season, with his top outing coming in Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins, where he had 14 points off four receptions for 29 yards and two touchdowns.
Thomas should be considered a sleeper pick in the latter rounds of a fantasy football draft, but if you have a empty roster spot and want to take a chance, the reward on Thomas is much greater than the risk of drafting him.