Chicago Bears: Cole Kmet is a potential TE fantasy football breakout
By Nick Skrip
Chicago Bears tight end, Cole Kmet’s ADP vs. Predictions
According to FantasyPros, Cole Kmet’s ADP (average draft position) for league drafts is the 24th TE off the board. Kmet is being drafted after the likes of Anthony Firkser, Austin Hooper, Gerald Everett, Jared Cook and Tyler Higbee, which I would argue would be a draft mistake. I see a real-world where Cole Kmet can finish anywhere from TE10 to TE16 which would mean he is a “steal” at his current ADP.
Concluding Breakout Thoughts
As stated earlier, “breakout” to me means a player who takes a massive jump in fantasy production and can be useful for your fantasy roster. If Cole Kmet takes the jump from TE41 (2020 finish for the position) to the TE10-16 range, that fits the massive jump portion. If fantasy managers play in 10 or 12-team leagues, Cole Kmet is a guy that can be drafted in the later rounds who can either turn out as their starting TE or at least fill in during BYE weeks or cover potential injuries.
The TE position outside of the elite tier gets murky for fantasy football. For me, determining which tight ends will be important to their offense, can see a solid target volume and should be of good use in the red zone are all qualities I look for in a tight end. Cole Kmet checks all of these boxes for 2021.
What will be important is the efficiency of Cole Kmet catching what is given to him, increasing the yardage gained per game, and being a player who scores.
The quarterback play should be improving, consistent targets were evident and should be there, we saw some qualities in the small sample size of his play and Kmet will be on the field plenty in 2021. Most fantasy players know plenty about the likes of Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, George Kittle, etc. but I truly believe that Cole Kmet is a tight end with a bright year ahead of him. This is why I am calling out the Cole Kmet breakout for fantasy football in 2021.