This year will be interesting to say the least for fantasy football owners as they decide who they want to select for their tight end fantasy roster spot.
The NFL has become more of a passing league and tight ends are no longer used for blocking and five-yard passes. The likes of Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski are beasts at their position and play key roles for their teams.
Future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is back for one more year after saying he would retire after last season. He is coming back to the Atlanta Falcons, and with that it brings potentially another great season for Tony.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is back, and that means Drew Brees will be locked and loaded with a serious game plan from his coach that will involve a heavy dose of Jimmy Graham. So the team will no longer be thinking about Bountygate, which means the offense should be running on all cylinders.
Both New England Patriot star tight ends, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, have dealt with surgery issues this offseason, which might limit their productivity. Please focus on the might. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will need to rely on those two, since the security blanket that was Wes Welker is now playing in Denver.
What about the veterans like Antonio Gates and Jason Witten? Do you pick them because you always have in the past? Here are some answers that could help you for this year’s fantasy football draft.