Much has been said this summer about Tim Tebow’s role as peace keeping mediator back at the University of Florida. As we draw closer to the preseason, keep a close eye on Tim Tebow the ‘red zone specialist’. If there are indications that Tebow can fulfill that role, would that make him draft worthy in deep fantasy leagues, especially touchdown only formats?
Both Josh McDaniels and Bill Belichick are known to employ hybrid roles to players with unique skill sets. Wes Welker was essentially the Patriots running game before Stevan Ridley established himself. Danny Woodhead acted as a second slot receiver on the field. And Aaron Hernandez was a fast intermediate target that lined up everywhere. With Hernandez no longer on the team and Rob Gronkowski coming off a major leg injury, it will be interesting to see if the 6’3, Tim Tebow finds a role in red zone packages both as a receiver and as a runner. He could be a potent H-back that has to be accounted for by both defenses and fantasy football owners.