One pleasant surprise thus far in camp has TE Tyler Conklin. Coming off his best season of his career last season with the Minnesota Vikings, Conklin has quickly built a strong connection in camp with QB Zach Wilson.
The story went on to say the early look is that Conklin will be a favorite red-zone target for the Jets’ offense. He may quietly have yet another career year in his first season with the Jets. The Jets also have former Bengal Uzomah who is a red zone target himself, along with the rookie Ruckert. Conklin is well down our TE list at 29th, so right now he's only a consideration in deeper leagues, or those that utilize multiple TE slots.
Conklin has played more as a back-up than starter, but has shown he can be fantasy-viable in spurts. He should run behind Uzomah in terms or routes, targets, and catches, and will be asked to block more.
Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah (MCL sprain) told reporters Monday that he feels "really, really good" ahead of Super Bowl LVI. Uzomah also credited Nick Cosgray and his work on his Achilles injury last season in his trust with playing Sunday.
While it is great to hear Uzomah's optimism, the trainers and HC Zac Taylor have final say on his availability. Uzomah's injury is one of the most important to monitor on the offensive side of the ball.