Dynasty Database: Jacob Tamme
To get you prepared for the 2012 season each week we'll be profiling a player who we think will be a great value come draft time, especially if you are in a dynasty/keeper league. Enjoy!
Two years ago a knee injury to Jermichael Finley had me scrambling to find a decent tight end on an otherwise championship roster. The minute I heard the news that Dallas Clark was placed on injured reserve I picked up his backup in Indy, hoping the great Peyton Manning could make an unknown player named Jacob Tamme a decent fantasy option. He far exceeded my expectations back in 2010 and now that the two are reunited in Denver he's on my radar big time again in 2012.
Tamme isn't the most talented tight end in the league. He isn't the fasted or the biggest. In fact I'd rather have 8-9 tight ends over him. However, if you refuse to reach for one of the elite TEs and find yourself stocking up on WR and RB then snatching Tamme in Round Eight or Nine makes alot of sense, especially in PPR leagues. Some folks will take Jared Cook or even rookie Coby Fleener over Tamme based on upside. That's great until the one week when they lay a goose egg. Tamme isn't a sexy pick but he will be consistent week to week for your fantasy squad.
Of the nine games he started back in 2010 he caught six or more passes in eight of them, including an eleven catch performance against the Eagles.
What I love about fantasy owners is there short term memory about talent. Since he only registered 19 catches in 2011 most folks are going to forget about the Tamme/Manning connection that was built during the previous season. Now that they are reunited the sky is the limit.
Fearless Prediction: 82 catches, 998 receiving yards, 7 touchdowns