• Albert Okwuegbunam

  • TE
  • , Denver Broncos
  • 25
  • 258 lbs
  • 6' 5"
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Scouting report

by Spencer Babbitt

DEN TE Albert Okwuegbunam - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs. San Francisco 49ers
Albert Okwuegbunam was shut out on a mere two targets in Week 2 as the young tight end continues to struggle to produce consistent offense along with the rest of the Broncos' skill players through two games. Albert O appears to be the top tight end in Denver, at least until Greg Dulcich returns from IR, but that role has simply not been very involved in what has been a poor offense to this point in the season. Until Okwuegbunam earns a more consistent target share and the Broncos' passing game picks it up as an overall unit, he is difficult to trust as a TE1 starter for fantasy purposes.

by Spencer Babbitt

DEN TE Albert Okwuegbunam - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Houston Texans
Albert Okwuegbunam finished with five catches on six targets for 33 scoreless yards in his 2022 debut against the Seahawks. Albert O surprisingly split the TE workload with Andrew Beck, who hauled in two of his three targets for 52 yards. It will be difficult for Okwuegbunam to maintain TE1 relevance if he is ceding any pass-catching work to Beck or Greg Dulcich upon his eventual return from IR. Okwuegbunam can be started in deeper leagues based on his talent and him being part of what should be a productive offense, but he is hard to trust as a shoe-in TE1 until we see some consistent connection with Russell Wilson.

by Spencer Babbitt

DEN TE Albert Okwuegbunam - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Seattle Seahawks
Albert Okwuegbunam enters 2022 with a non-zero amount of fantasy hype as a potential TE breakout with Russell Wilson arriving in town to operate the Denver passing game. Although some questionable preseason usage had Albert O truthers worried in August, rookie Greg Dulcich was placed on IR at roster cutdowns, meaning he will miss Weeks 1-4 at a minimum and Okwuegbunam should have the TE snaps mostly to himself to start the year. Strong usage will be a recipe for fantasy success against Seattle in Week 1, a defense that finished 2021 allowing the fifth-most schedule-adjusted fantasy points to TEs. Consistency may end up being a concern for Okwuegbunam, but he makes for an intriguing TE1 option in Week 1 facing a soft matchup.

by Spencer Babbitt

DEN TE Albert Okwuegbunam - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
It's not hard to find reasons to get excited about Albert Okwuegbunam this season. Albert O entered the NFL with a 99th percentile speed score in part due to his 4.49 40-yard-dash time. That kind of speed comes in a 6'6", 260-pound package that will look to fill the void left by Noah Fant's trade. Speaking of that trade, Okwuegbunam will now be catching passes from Russell Wilson instead of Drew Lock, a significant upgrade to put it mildly. Fant's departure has opened up a great opportunity for Okwuegbunam to put his physical talent on display and break out in his third season.

2022 Fantasy Downside
Okwuegbunam will have to compete for targets with a stacked pass catching group in the new-look Denver offense. Okwuegbunam posted improvements on his rookie numbers across the board last season, but he still only caught 33 balls for 330 yards and a pair of touchdowns working behind Fant in the passing game. Okwuegbunam's physical talent is enticing, but he doesn't have much of a track record to show for it quite yet. While a breakout season is certainly within Albert O's range of outcomes, his stiff target competition could lead to some slow weeks along the way.

2022 Bottom Line
Okwuegbunam represents an exciting upside pick for those who like to wait until the later rounds to grab a TE. While he will have to show he can handle a starter's workload and be efficient in the passing game, Okwuegbunam has the physical tools and QB to pull it off. You could do a lot worse at TE than drafting Albert O in the mid-to-late rounds and hoping you cash in big.

by Amr Gabr

DEN TE Albert Okwuegbunam - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 at Cowboys

It seems like a revolving door for the Denver Broncos' tight ends. With Noah Fant out, and Albert Okwuebunam back to assume lead tight end duties, he's a solid streaming option this week. According to 4for4 adjusted fantasy points allowed tool, the Denver Broncos are looking at the ninth easest tight end defense this week going against the Dallas Cowboys. If you need a replacement for Fant, Albert O is a great option.

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