• Chris Miles

Dan 'The Postman' Arnold: Delivering Fantasy Success

The Draft Director / @ChrisMiles1017

Hey guys, Draft Director here to add another piece to my film room for your viewing pleasures. Today I will be talking about one of the most undervalued and under appreciated TE in fantasy, Dan ‘The Postman’ Arnold. Dan Arnold is the current TE1 for the Arizona Cardinals, he joined the team prior to week 14 in 2019, and he quickly found a role. First, let’s talk about Dan Arnold the athlete. Arnold ran a 4.68 40 time (78th percentile), and according to PlayerProfiler.com he has a 132.6 Burst Score (97th percentile), 11.11 Agility Score (94th percentile) and a 10.37 Catch Radius (95th percentile). These stats show that Arnold is clearly a superior athlete when compared to other TEs in the league. 

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There are two things that are huge signifiers for future success at the TE position, they are market share and athletic ability. Arnold easily checks off the athletic profile box with his fantastic scores shown above. Next is market share, this is very hard to get a grasp of for Arnold but he definitely showed promise in the three games he played. In those games his usage stats were as follows; 18 Snap% - 1 Target, 26 Snap% - 3 Targets, 44 Snap% - 6 Targets. 

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Shortly after joining the team Arnold saw a steady and continuous improvement in these important categories. These are great indicators of fantasy usefulness as volume/opportunity are key. In the final week of the season, Arnold saw a market share of 14.3%. If he had been there the whole season and seen this market share he would’ve seen 77 targets from Kyler. Only Kelce, Waller, Ertz and Kittle saw more than 77 targets in 2019. Keep in mind that this is using his stats from just his 3rd week being with the team. In 2020 he’ll have had a full offseason to work with the team, get a better connection with Kyler, and become more comfortable with the Cardinals system. Dan Arnold’s current Dynasty ADP is TE54!!!! He could be bought for a 4th or 5th, or even found on the waivers in most dynasty leagues. I highly suggest you go try to grab Dan The Postman in as many leagues as you can. He’s basically free and has massive upside. That concludes this film, stay tuned for my next production down the line. Until then, Draft Director is out...CUT!