News: 2 days agoOtton brought in one of two targets for 10 yards in the Buccaneers' 26-24 preseason loss to the Dolphins on Saturday night.
Spin: The rookie tight end generated only modest production, but Otton was able to log his first game action in approximately 10 months after seeing his final college season end early due to an ankle injury. Otton should continue to log ample playing time over the final two preseason games as he aims to secure a solid role behind veterans Kyle Rudolph and Cameron Brate to open the regular season.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Otton was selected by Tampa Bay in the fourth round of April's draft. He enters the NFL after posting a 91-1,026-9 receiving line during 39 games at Washington. He lacks speed, but is a big, capable blocker and was effective as a short-area target for the Huskies, hauling in 91 of his 99 catchable targets (92%). Otton's efficiency took a big hit in his final season (28-250-1 in eight games), but a class-low 70% of his 46 targets were deemed catchable and he was almost exclusively a short-range target (ran a deep route a class-low 14% of the time). That led to a class-worst 5.4 YPT. It's a longshot considering the resume of rookie tight ends in fantasy, but Otton can be considered a deep sleeper with only Kyle Rudolph and Cameron Brate perhaps ahead of him on the Tampa Bay depth chart.