While they don’t come with the same fanfare as running backs and wide receivers when it comes to fantasy appeal, tight ends should not be neglected on fantasy football draft day.
With the NFL utilizing the tight end position more and more these days, NFL teams are more apt to pick a tight end early in the NFL Draft. Never is that more apparent than with this year’s crop of tight ends, highlighted by Eric Ebron, who is teetering on the brink of being a top-10 pick (Charles Davis of NFL.com has Ebron going ninth to the Bills).
It’s not just Ebron you should target, as there are some other legitimate prospects who can make for some great long-term fantasy assets.
So, in this slideshow will be the top five tight ends (in order of long-term impact) to target for fantasy purposes.