When the Saints add a tight end, Fantasy fans take notice. In this case, Sean Payton & Co. selected Alize Mack with a late-round pick. Mack is a wide-bodied tight end with surprising speed, but a lack of good numbers at Notre Dame along with some inconsistent hands and suspect maturity make him risky. Feel free to keep an eye on how he does in training camp, but he doesn't figure to be a big part of the offense in 2019. That makes him a late-rounder in deeper dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts.
The Saints selected Mack in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 231st overall. The highly regarded high school recruit out of Las Vegas failed to make much of a name for himself at Notre Dame, but Mack (6-foot-4, 249 pounds) posted respectable workout numbers for someone of his size at the combine and he has plenty of room to grow as both a receiver and blocker. The former is likely where he has the most potential at the pro level, though he may have a hard time cracking the Saints' 53-man roster out of training camp on a depth chart that otherwise includes Jared Cook, Josh Hill and Dan Arnold.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||@Los Angeles Rams||23||7.89|
|5||10/06||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||7.88|
|11||11/17||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||7.88|
|14||12/08||San Francisco 49ers||4||4.75|