The first wave of preseason games are in the books and fantasy football drafts are right around the corner. In the coming weeks, we will prepare you ready for the upcoming fantasy season by breaking every position. Today we’re talking the top-heavy tight end position.
1. Rob Gronkowski, NE (9): He set positional records for receiving yards and touchdowns last year. He’ll be the first tight end off the board, and if you’re the owner picking him, you’ll be happy.
2. Jimmy Graham, NO (6): Graham’s spectacular season was overshadowed by Gronk, but he finished with the second most receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history. With Robert Meachem now in San Diego, Graham’s role in the offense could expand even more.
3. Vernon Davis, SF (9): Davis really came on for the Niners in the playoffs and showed fantasy owners what he is capable of. With new weapons like Randy Moss and Mario Manningham drawing attention on the outside, the middle will be open for Davis.
4. Jermichael Finley, GB (10): If he can stay healthy (and that’s a big if) Finley has the chance to put himself into the conversation with Gronkowski and Graham. But Finley also dropped 11 passes last season and is behind Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings in the pecking order. He’s a classic risk/reward pick.