The Texans haven't had an impactful tight end in a while, but San Diego State's Kahale Warring could be it. Standing at an imposing 6-foot-5 and 252 pounds, Warring is a raw but talented prospect. He's fast and good at blocking, but his route-running needs work. Frankly, his whole game needs a lot of coaching, but with basketball-player size and moves and a willingness to learn, he could eventually be a helpful option for the Texans and Fantasy managers. Look for him starting in Round 4 in rookie-only drafts and with a very late pick in long-term formats.
The Texans selected Warring in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 86th overall. Warring only started playing football in high school, so it's fair to suggest the San Diego State tight end is still raw when it comes to learning some of the finer techniques. Former basketball players have lost a bit of their NFL luster compared to the glory days of Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez, but Warring still fits the bill, able to go up and get the catch and use his body to create more space in the air. What's more, the former walk-on proved to be an enthusiastic blocker, which should aid his chances at seeing more snaps early on. Both Ryan Griffin and Jordan Thomas worked their way into the Texans' passing attack by seasons end, so it's not a guarantee Warring will see the necessary amount of snaps to make good on his potential, at least in his rookie season.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||@New Orleans Saints||14||6.22|
|3||09/22||@Los Angeles Chargers||10||5.67|
|6||10/13||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||9.56|
|13||12/02||New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|16||12/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||7.88|