Owen Daniels of the Houston Texans is the 11th ranked tight end in this year’s 2013 fantasy draft standings. With an Average Draft Position (ADP) of 108, he’s likely to be a late 9th or an early 10th round selection.
Daniels has put up some above average numbers in the past, only failing to reach 500 receiving yards in 2 out of his 7 years in the league. However, his time may have passed and he may have plateaued in terms of production.
The former 4th overall pick is now 30 years old, and the wear and tear of the NFL style may not allow him to be quite as successful as he was in the past.
It looks like Daniels is receiving a little too much credit from fantasy owners. Being the 11th tight end picked isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement, but it’s still on the high side for Daniels.
On a lighter note, Daniels’ success will most likely be very dependent on how quarterback Matt Schaub utilizes him. Fortunately for Daniels, they have been playing together since 2007, so Schaub’s will naturally be on the lookout for him.
Even with an average draft position of 11 for tight ends, he may be someone to pass up on when draft day comes. At best, he should be the 14th tight end taken in standard 12 team fantasy formats.