Week 6 - Tamme remains a low TE2, as he caught 6 passes for 50 yards in week 5. His main problem continues to be red zone looks, and that doesn’t figure to change much going forward.
Week 5 - Sorry Tamme owners that thought they had this year’s big sleeper pick, Tamme doesn’t look like he will be the guy. In week 4 against the Raiders Tamme caught 5 passes for just 38 yards and 0 TD’s, while Joel Dreesen recorded a TD. Tamme still leads Dreesen by a healthy margin in receptions, but Manning spreads the ball around too much in the red zone, and Tamme isn’t a threat in the open field to rack up yardage. Leave him as a TE2 who will have the occasional big week, but finish outside the top 12 TE in fantasy football this season.
Week 4- Sometimes we wish the old Peyton was back, because Tamme would have been one of the steals of the draft. Well Peyton has struggled for two straight weeks vs the Falcons and Texans, and Tamme has struggled alongside him. At this point Tamme is a TE2 that should remain stashed until the Broncos get rolling offensively.
Week 2 - Tamme’s fantasy owners will be quick to point at his 10.30 fantasy points as a sign of things to come, but he caught 5 passes for just 43 yards as he showed a lack of ability to produce yards after the catch. If it wasn’t for a late TD pass from Peyton, Tamme would have been right around 3.8 fantasy points, and considered a bust. Now heading into week 2, we have moved him up the ranks as the Broncos take on the high flying Falcons, but Tamme still doesn’t break out of the TE2 ranks just yet. If he can show the ability to move once he catches the ball, he may break into TE1 territory, but for now we recommend you find a better option, unless you play in a 2 tight end format.
Week 1 – We had Tamme ranked as a TE2 heading into the season, and for week 1 that ranking will hold true. With 2 tight end sets in Denver, we will need to see which of his tight ends develops as his favorite target. Facing a tough Steelers defense in week 1, Tamme should be sat in most formats.
Jacob Tamme has followed Peyton to Denver, and that should give his numbers a significant boost in 2012. The last time he played with Peyton in Indianapolis he caught 67 passes for 631 yards and 4 TD’s. He should be one of Peyton’s favorite targets as they already have chemistry with each other, and he will offer significant upside this year in fantasy football as a TE2. Keep in mind on draft day that Joel Dreesen is listed as the #1 TE on the Broncos website, and with the two TE sets the team plans on running out, it looks like the ball will be shared between the top two TE’s of the Broncos
2009 stats – 16 games – 3 Receptions, 35 Yards(11.7 Average), 0 TD’s, 0 Fum
2010 stats – 16 games – 67 Receptions, 631 Yards(9.4 Average), 4 TD’s, 0 Fum
2011 stats – 16 games – 19 Receptions, 177 Yards(9.3 Average), 1 TD, 0 Fum