Ravens Beat: Crockett Gillmore 'remains the likely candidate to start' at TE

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

There will some ambiguity at tight end because it’s too early to know if Dennis Pitta will play or if rookie Maxx Williams will be ready to take on a big role. However, second-year player Crockett Gillmore remains the likely candidate to start because he’s the closest thing that the Ravens have to a two-way tight end after he spent the offseason working on his quickness and receiving skills.

Fantasy Impact: 

Since 1998, 47 tight ends have been drafted in the first two rounds, and a grand total of one (Jeremy Shockey) scored at a TE1-type rate when compared to the position’s production in 2014. Six more scored at a rate good enough to crack the top 18, so the odds are against Williams making much of a fantasy impact in 2015. However, there are a couple of things working in his favor. He has a great opportunity for snaps if Pitta is unable to play (and be effective) this season, and he’s playing in a very pass-friendly offense (under OC Marc Trestman) for a team that is looking for playmakers at receiver.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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