Brent Celek, TE, Eagles
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2013 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Sep-02-2013 by Ben Standig
Celek has turned in some potent performances during his career, some over large chunks of entire seasons. The 2012 campaign wasn't one of those seasons. He finished with 57 receptions for 684 yards, but only one touchdown after scoring at least four times in each of the previous three seasons. The trick with projecting Celek's value before fantasy drafts is gauging the tight end's worth in a Chip Kelly offense. From what we can tell, it is actually worth quite a bit, so much so that Kelly has stated he plans to use three of them throughout the season. As for how he will use them, perhaps this article is a clue. Kelly classifies rookie Zach Ertz as a receiver. Same with James Casey. As for Celek, "his strength is blocking." Now, that's not the same as predicting Celek turns into the Eagles' sixth offensive linemen, but it is also not the same as projecting him catching 76 passes like Celek did during his breakout 2009 campaign. We'll find out during camp if Celek is the main option or part of a committee. Seeing as the fantasy tight end class is a weak one this year, Celek's upside is interesting (just not TE1 interesting, not yet anyway).
Update 9/1: Word in Eagles camp is that Brent Celek will be heavily involved in the passing game this season. Celek was orginally thought to be used more as a blocking tight end, which would allow rookie Zach Ertz to be the receiving threat. This would make for a crowded tight end position for fantasy, but things change quickly in pre-season. Update your draft board accoringly, but Celek should be considered a high end TE2 with big time potential in Chip Kelly's offense.
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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