Rookie Profile: Ben Sinnott

Rookie Profile: Ben Sinnott, Tight End, Washington Commanders

Welcome to the Rookie Profile: Ben Sinnott, a tight end from Waterloo, Iowa who attended Columbus High School. Sinnott was not recruited and eventually walked on to Kansas State University after decommitting to South Dakota.

As an in-line TE, an H-back, and a fullback, Sinnott eventually worked his way onto the Wildcats’ field. After redshirting in 2020 and barely seeing action in 2021, Sinnott put together back-to-back productive campaigns. His sophomore and junior seasons produced a total of 79 receptions for 1123 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns, becoming a First-team All-Big 12 member in both years.

Sinnott possesses the requisite size and blocking chops to contribute to an NFL team immediately. And, as he showed at the Senior Bowl, he can also be a plus contributor in the receiving game at the next level.


Ben Sinnott

Draft Capital & Landing Spot

Draft Capital- Round 2, 53rd Overall

  • Sinnott is the long-term answer in Washington to their subpar TE situation, especially with the perennially unhealthy Logan Thomas out the door. With only an aging Zach Ertz ahead of him, he’s set to start sooner rather than later.
  • The 2nd round capital is surprising, even though we at the FFU were higher on Sinnott than most everyone else pre-process. That bodes well for his longevity on this team and in the league.

Landing Spot- Washington Commanders

  • The Commanders have a new QB in 2nd overall pick Jayden Daniels, so it speaks volumes that Sinnott is the first new weapon they’ve acquired to pair with him. Terry McLaurin and Austin Ekeler are nice passing game pieces, and Sinnott should find a complementary role soon.
  • Overcoming Zach Ertz this season may not be possible, if healthy. However, he’s the answer in Washington for years to come, and one that you’d do well to get on your fantasy rosters now.

Team Depth Chart

Expected Role: Starting Tight End

Washington Commanders Depth Chart

Depth Chart via Fantasy Pros

Fantasy Impact

It’s hard to project Sinnot’s year 1 impact given the state of flux the Commanders find themselves in. A new coaching staff and quarterback make it possible that Sinnott is funneled targets in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. However, it’s more likely he takes a back seat, learns the ins and outs of playing TE at the NFL level, and is slower out of the gate.

I’m betting on Sinnott long-term in dynasty, but I find it hard to be in on him this season. He’s currently free in redraft, but I’m still using that roster spot for someone with more upside than I believe Sinnott has this year.

Check out our 2024 Rookie Rankings Page for a full breakdown of this rookie class.

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