2015 Fantasy Football: TIght End Rankings
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19.) Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bucs – Rookie tight ends almost always struggle and it was no different with Seferian-Jenkins who had just 21 catches for 228 yards and 2 TDs. He has elite size and athleticism and with a probable upgrade at QB in Jameis Winston, ASJ could have a breakout season. ASJ has had trouble staying healthy so there is some risk here, but he’s worth a flyer at his 133 ADP.
20.) Jace Amaro, Jets – His rookie year line wasn’t impressive (38 | 345 | 2) but he led rookie TEs in all categories. After displaying great hands in college, Amaro had a bunch of uncharacteristic drops with the Jets that may have been nerves and just a fluke. I watched a lot of tape on Amaro pre-draft and I’m confident he has natural hands and will prove it this season. The switch to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick boosts his value a little and I wouldn’t be that surprised if Amaro ends up in the top 12 fantasy TEs this season.
21.) Coby Fleener, Colts – His value is directly related to Dwayne Allen’s health. When both are healthy, Fleener hasn’t been enough of a factor to trust in fantasy. Though with Allen banged up last season, Fleener finished as the 6th best fantasy TE so the talent is clearly there for Fleener to be an impact player. The Colts have so many weapons this year, I just don’t see Fleener getting enough targets to be a starting caliber fantasy TE.
22.) Heath Miller, Steelers – Will be 35 this season, but is the starting TE on one of the best offenses in football and is a reliable safety-valve for Roethlisberger. Miller’s TDs have dropped sharply the last two season (4 total) but he still caught 66 balls for 761 yards last season, making him a useful low-end starter in PPR leagues. At his age the end of his fantasy value could come any week, so plan accordingly if you plan on rolling with Miller as your starting TE.
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23.) Richard Rodgers, Packers – The injury to Jordy Nelson could make Rodgers somewhat relevant in fantasy this year. He struggled last season as most rookie TEs do but should be a bigger part of the offense this year and has the size (6’4 | 257) to be a factor in the red zone. Jordy Nelson got 151 targets last season and Rodgers should get a share of those as the Packers starting tight end. I’m not recommending him as a fantasy starter in week 1, but a starting TE on a top offense in football could have significant fantasy value at some point this season.
24.) Josh Hill, Saints – Showed some flashes of talent last year and will get a lot more chances in 2014 with Jimmy Graham in Seattle. Hill is a popular sleeper, but will most likely be splitting snaps with veteran Ben Watson which will limit both of their fantasy value. Hill is the better receiver and red zone threat and could eventually earn a bigger slice of the snaps. I don’t think Hill will see enough targets early in the year to have consistent fantasy value, but keep an eye on him in the 2nd half of the season.