DET TE Jesse James - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook
Over the past three seasons with the Steelers, Jesse James has averaged 37 receptions for 378 yards and scored eight times. He is coming off a career-high 423 yards last year, averaging more than 14 yards per grab. James has not missed a game in three years, is just 25 years old and is a huge target at 6’7”.
The Lions drafted T.J. Hockenson in the first round and plan for him to be their TE of the future. Even though James registered a career-high in yards last season, nearly 200 of them came in the first two weeks. In ’18, he scored just twice and had more than three receptions in a game on only three occasions.
James and Hockenson are both learning a new offense, so the veteran may see some additional playing time early on as the rookie gets acquainted with the NFL. Right now, neither player makes for a good fantasy option, but Hockenson definitely has the long-term upside.