Okay, so the ‘sexy six’ Tight Ends are all off the board; Graham, Gronkowski, Davis, Hernandez, Pettigrew, and Witten. Not what do you do?
First don’t panic and settle for the two ‘old’ standbys, Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates. Gonzo will probably revert back to his 2010 numbers, especially if the Falcons can’t get any sort of running game going as was the case last season, and as for Gates, he’s had foot injuries the last two seasons so he becomes a risk.
Instead, here are six Tight Ends to consider after the big guns have been snatched up:
1. Jermichael Finley- Packers- He’s healthy and has played in all 16 regular season games last year and had 55 receptions for 767 yards and 8 TDs. When Aaron Rodgers is your QB there is no reason to believe that the passing will diminish anytime soon.
2. Jermaine Gresham- Bengals- Although not ranked as high as Finley, the two TE’s are very similar. Gresham had 1 less reception than Finley but had the same amount of targets (92). Bengal’s coordinator Jay Gruden will be utilizing Gresham in deeper routes which will help his production (and fantasy numbers).