Gerald Everett
Can Gerald Everett become a reliable fantasy tight end in Seattle? This season is Everett’s biggest opportunity to prove himself. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Can Gerald Everett Become A Reliable Fantasy Tight End In Seattle?

For the first time in his life, Gerald Everett is no longer splitting tight end duties. After years of sharing snaps with Tyler Higbee, Everett finally has the job to himself in Seattle, but how will that translate to fantasy success?

The Everett situation has three potential outcomes:

A: Will Dissly is actually healthy and is the de facto starter

B: Everett has an impact but is overshadowed because of the number of targets both Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf command each game.

C: Everett plays like a stud and Russell Wilson finds him in the end zone early and often.

That final outcome is not impossible, in fact, it is quite feasible. Right now, Everett is essentially free in any fantasy league. FantasyPros has him ranked below Hayden Hurst, whose fifth-year option was just declined by the Falcons. Atlanta also drafted Kyle Pitts so Hurst isn’t even the starter.

Finding an impactful tight end in fantasy is a daunting task, but picking up Everett is still a worthwhile gamble. Seattle may choose to go run-first again and continue to not target their tight ends, (even prime Jimmy Graham underwhelmed in Seattle), but there is almost no risk if the gamble does not pay off.

Even in a part-time role with the Rams, Everett notched 41 receptions for 417 yards. That offense was choked with competition at skill positions, not to mention Jared Goff signal-calling, so a 70-catch season is not out of the realm of possibility for Everett this season.

Keep tabs on Everett in your league. If you find yourself stuck on the tight end position, snatching up the Seattle tight end might not be a bad choice to make.

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