One of the more interesting things new coach Todd Bowles said this spring is Jace Amaro is now considered an H-back, not a tight end. We’ll see how that designation plays out under new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. It was hard to get much of a feel for it this spring because Amaro often practiced on the second field with the backups. Then he injured his back in the team’s final week of OTAs, which kept him sidelined for the minicamp.
You would think this means Amaro will play more in the slot or on the wing and not be asked to get in a stance as an in-line tight end, something he never appeared really comfortable doing.
Amaro has struggled with a back injury and he’s missing valuable reps as a result. If healthy, he has a chance to make a fantasy impact in his second year after cracking the 50-yard mark four times in 14 games as a rookie. Amaro's status as a tight end may depend on the individual site/fantasy league.