Best Round: Seventh
Tight end is an interesting position in fantasy football this season.
Jimmy Graham is the clear-cut No. 1 guy there, but he is going to be quite expensive. You might have to draft him at the end of the first round if you love him that much.
Behind him, though, there is a precipitous dropoff. Rob Gronkowski might be the top dog here if he weren't coming back from multiple surgeries. Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten are nice options, but neither figures to have the production Graham is projected to have.
That leaves several mid-round options at your disposal.
Namely, Kyle Rudolph and Dennis Pitta are falling into the seventh round, two guys who figure for spots in the top five.
Rudolph scored nine touchdowns last season—a number that could fall, but his usage could go up—and Pitta has an even bigger role in store with Anquan Boldin gone.
Other good rounds: Fourth, 11th
If, for some reason, Rob Gronkowski falls into the fourth round, snap him up.
That is where he has fallen in recent weeks given all the injury woes. Owners want to avoid the second-round bust with him. Of course, if he is cleared to play in Week 1, he is unlikely to fall out of the third.
Then there is the sad tale of Jermichael Finley, whose heart is wrought of gold but hands are made of stone. He has burned fantasy owners enough to fall out of starter status in drafts, making him a bargain in the 11th around.
Still don't trust him? How about Martellus Bennett, Dustin Keller or Brandon Myers in the 11th?