At 6-foot-8 and 265 pounds, Steelers draftee Zach Gentry looks more like a power forward than a tight end. But the Michigan product is viewed as a jack-of-all-trades, master of none, making him a dicey Fantasy prospect. He looked okay catching passes for the Wolverines (32 grabs last year) but he's not a tackle-breaker and is unrefined as a route-runner. Worse yet, he's not a strong blocker, which is crazy considering how big he is. This is a project player for the Steelers to develop - if they're successful, he could be insanely good for Fantasy. Target him with one of your final picks in rookie-only drafts and the deepest of long-term formats.
The Steelers selected Gentry in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 141st overall. Gentry is an interesting case study as a four-star quarterback prospect who transitioned to tight end early in his time at Michigan. He was ultimately a regular starter at the position the past two seasons and he finished that tenure with 49 receptions, 817 yards and four touchdowns. With plenty of room to continue growing, Gentry has the potential to surface as an interesting complement to Vance McDonald in an offense that no longer rosters Jesse James.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||@New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|3||09/22||@San Francisco 49ers||4||4.75|
|6||10/14||@Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
|10||11/10||Los Angeles Rams||23||7.89|
|16||12/22||@New York Jets||6||4.88|