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|The loss of Tony Gonzalez from the offense clearly had an impact in 2014. Atlanta chose to ignore the position in the passing game altogether rather than find an adequate replacement. For the 2015 season, the team added former Chief Tony Moeaki and former Bronco Jacob Tamme. Both tight ends offer more offensive upside than incumbent Levine Toilolo but both have plenty to prove before fantasy owners can trust either as a weekly option. Moeaki is the better option if he can overcome injury woes that have hampered him since his rookie season. As a result, Jacob Tamme may end up being the most stable option for the Falcons. The risk of a tight end committee makes this situation undesirable for fantasy purposes.
|Hankerson, Tamme among early standouts|
WR, TE turning heads in Atlanta
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 3, 9:20 pm
|Two acquisitions that look especially good right now are WR Leonard Hankerson and TE Jacob Tamme. Hankerson has been the best wide receiver at Flowery Branch thus far.
“I think it’s the length, he’s got such a big catching radius,” new HC Dan Quinn said. “He’s got such a knack for keeping it in bounds and going to stretch for the ball.”
Quinn likes what he’s seen from Tamme, as well. The veteran TE impressed with numerous catches in high-traffic areas.
"We're just trying to find ways to feature (Tamme). He's got a unique style of how to get open, where to go find it. I think there's a good rhythm with him with that," Quinn said. (atlantafalcons.com)|
FFToday's Take: Roddy White has been limited with a knee ailment, but Atlanta has been consistent in hyping Hankerson this offseason. It should also be noted that Hankerson played for the Redskins when offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan held the same job in Washington. Tamme is shaping up as a potential high-upside TE2. Not only has Shanahan been able to get tight ends to produce in his offense, but the Falcons would like for one to emerge to diversify the offense like Tony Gonzalez did before his retirement.