After four years of toiling away as a backup, it may finally be time for Gerald Everett to shine as a starter. When deciding of the best Gerald Everett fantasy football landing spots, one has to first be excited by the promise. He has flashed at times but has not broken out in the NFL. Everett does possess some great athleticism at 6′ 3″, and at 239 lbs he ran a 4.62 forty-yard dash, giving him a 74th percentile weight-adjusted speed score, he has a 93rd percentile burst score, 81st percentile agility score, and an 86th percentile catch radius.
His great combine as well as his solid career at South Alabama led the Los Angeles Rams to draft him in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. After four lackluster seasons, the speedy TE will hit free agency and could see his fantasy football stock take a bump up.
Gerald Everett Fantasy Football Destination #1
The Indianapolis Colts surely have a need at tight end. The tight ends currently on contract are only Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox. Alie-Cox flashed last year in a short stint as the starting tight end and Jack Doyle has not done much since his career year in 2017 where he hauled in 80 receptions for 690 yards and four TDs. The limited amount of competition could help Everett elevate himself to the starting role by the beginning of the season.
If the Colts decide to bring in Everett he will be stepping into an offense where his head coach likes to feature the tight end position. Frank Reich said, “I think part of the reason for that is just the great athleticism of tight ends where they are almost like a receiver and you just get matchups that you like.” He will also be paired up with Carson Wentz who loves to target tight ends. He supported a tight end one in Zach Ertz for years and has targeted the tight end position at almost a 33% rate in his career! This could lead to him becoming a back-end tight end one.
Gerald Everett Fantasy Football Destination #2
Los Angeles Chargers
One destination that makes some sense would be to stay in Los Angeles but swap teams. Hell, he wouldn’t even have to move. The Chargers have plenty of cap space at $32,668,626. If the Los Angeles Chargers decide to not bring Hunter Henry back their tight end depth would consist of Donald Parham and Stephen Anderson. Although Parham is a giant and has shown promise it may be a good move to bring a veteran like Everett in.
The Chargers need more weapons in the passing game than just Keenan Allen. Mike Williams has been okay but has not performed to the level many expected. Bringing in a field-stretching tight end could help the offense take another step forward with the young Justin Herbert at the helm of the offense. Everett would get an upgrade at quarterback moving to the Chargers and could see his fantasy stock rise. He should also come cheaper than Hunter Henry who’s market value according to Sportrac is $10.9 million a year for four years. Everett is estimated at $7.3 million per year for three years.
Gerald Everett Fantasy Football Destination #3
The Tennessee Titans make a lot of sense for Everett. He has produced almost as well as Jonnu Smith over the past two years and would more than likely sign a cheaper contract. Jonnu posted 35 receptions for 439 yards in 2019 and 41 receptions for 448 yards in 2020 compared to Everett’s 37 receptions for 408 yards in 2019 and 41 receptions for 417 yards in 2020.
Everett would be able to again upgrade at quarterback getting paired with Ryan Tannehill who has been one of the best quarterbacks in the league over the past couple of years. The offense will have plenty of vacated targets with Corey Davis and Smith potentially gone. Although this is listed as third on the Gerald Everett fantasy football destination list, it could end up being the one with the most opportunity for targets.
Gerald Everett Fantasy Football Destination #4
The Arizona Cardinals are a destination that could definitely increase at least Everett’s perceived dynasty fantasy football stock. He would be tied to one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL in Kyler Murray.
Cardinals tight end Dan Arnold is hitting free agency and Everett could step right into his role and be an upgrade. Arizona needs to surround Kyler with more weapons. One of the all-time greats at wide receiver, Larry Fitzgerald, may end up retiring. Christian Kirk has also not exactly worked out for them thus far. Their only reliable option is DeAndre Hopkins. Everett could step in as a great field-stretching tight end and possibly the second or third option in the passing game.
Everett’s free-agency will be an interesting one to follow. He is still a dart throw in dynasty formats and if utilized correctly in an offense hopefully he can finally realize the potential that the Rams saw in him in 2017. He has all of the athleticism in the world and it will be nice to see if a change in scenery can help him elevate himself to fantasy football relevance.
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