TE Finley pays visit to Foxborough


TE Finley pays visit to Foxborough

According to ESPN NFL insider Ed Werder, free agent tight end Jermichael Finley @JermichaelF88 was brought in for a visit by the New England Patriots yesterday. The visit was purely for a medical evaluation of Finley's spinal fusion surgery. He has been released by his doctor, but there is still much justified concern on his recovery.

Finley played in six games for Green Bay in 2013, tallying 25 receptions for 300 yards and three touchdowns.

Fantasy Analysis:

Finley has always had the talent and ability to be a top five to top ten fantasy tight end, but he's been the fourth option in Green Bay's passing game, as quarterback Aaron Rodgers likes to use his wideouts a little more. Even with that, Finley was averaging over 12 points per game in PPR formats last season before his injury.

Given New England's history of utilizing athletic tight ends to the fullest possible extent, it figures that Finley would be a great fit to line up opposite of Gronkowski and be a viable weapon for quarterback Tom Brady. This will definitely be something to follow. We don't usually use the term "tight end handcuff", but with Gronk's history, Finley would be just that if he ends up in a Patriots uniform in 2014. If this were to come to fruition, I like him as a top 15 tight end with top 10 upside.

Ed Werder via Twitter

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