Today I heard someone taking a rookie TE in the second round of a rookie draft. Then I thought, I bet I could trade my second round pick for a veteran TE I know will produce.
Most TE take a few years to develop and will not score any points for a while.
Most leagues only require starting one TE.
Most leagues are not TE premium… yet
Most leagues it is fairly easy to stream TE
Even if I got the 12th TE, it is still a better strategy. I can just trade my second, or maybe even third, every few years. Think of Fleener, he could probably have been had for almost nothing and I bet he is at least top 15 next year.