2014 DRAFT GUIDE
By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports

Tight Ends:

It is becoming more and more evident that the tight end position isn't overlooked these days. Just look at the last few seasons with Jimmy Graham posting huge numbers, point totals as high as any position. These are players that can carry a team to the playoffs. Needless to say, a top No. 1 tight end that produces similar to an elite receiver can be a huge plus for fantasy teams.

There are about five or so tight ends capable of having a monster season this year. If you want one of those guys, act quickly. You'll likely have to use a pick in the first five rounds.

But there remains a lot of talent after those top options. Guys like Dennis Pitta, Jordan Reed and Eric Ebron can be had fairly late in drafts but still produce solid starting tight end numbers for fantasy teams. So several players seem setup for solid seasons and are good reasons why some fantasy teams wait on a tight end while loading up on other positions.


Updated: 08/28/14
 #1  Jimmy Graham$26  Yr: 2013  TDs: 16  Yds: 1215  Recpts: 86New OrleansBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Graham had one of the best seasons every for a tight end last year. He had more than 1,200 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. He also had 86 receptions, getting at least five receptions 10 of 16 games. Graham is the top target in the Saints high-flying passing attack. Graham has 1,000-yard seasons two of the last three. Graham is the complete package at tight end. He is a big target with top speed and the ability to make the tough catch. His route running improved a bunch the last few seasons but can still get even better because he remains relatively new to the position. He also is an improving blocker but isn't used much in that role. Graham is a top athlete that plays more like a No. 1 receiver than tight end.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Graham is our No. 1 rated tight end once again. He is a difference maker at tight end. He is worth a first-round pick come draft day. He is consistent and productive in a high-powered offense. We wouldn't be surprised if he improved on his reception and yardage totals from last season. He can get 90 receptions for 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns.

 #2  Julius Thomas$18  Yr: 2013  TDs: 12  Yds: 788  Recpts: 65DenverBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Thomas had just one reception going into last season but didn't play like a tight end with such little experience. He was among the top tight ends in the game, scoring 12 touchdowns and totaling nearly 800 yards. And his numbers suffered some because he missed a couple games because of injury. Thomas had two 100-yard games and scores 10 of 14 games. He was a top red-zone target in the Broncos potent offense. He will continue to be a big part going forward, especially with Eric Decker gone. Thomas is a good athlete that can get down the field in a hurry. Thomas has strong hands but will drop some passes. He still isn't much of a blocker but is a much better route runner. He is a big-play threat at tight end.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Thomas is a top-five fantasy tight end. He might have a few down games because he competes with a lot of guys for targets but his overall numbers will be very good. He is the real deal. Last season wasn't a fluke. We expect around 75 receptions for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns.

 #3  Vernon Davis$18  Yr: 2013  TDs: 13  Yds: 850  Recpts: 52San FranciscoBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Davis didn't have quite a career season but was pretty close. He did tie a career high with 13 touchdowns, though. He also had 850 yards, averaging 16.3 yards per reception. He was quite the big-play threat in the passing game for the 49ers. He had some really big games throughout the season, having six games with 70 or more yards. Davis has two seasons with double-digit scores and 850 or more yards three of the last five years. He is a big part of the 49ers passing attack and always capable of the big game. Davis has the speed of a receiver, but the size of a tight end. He is a great athlete, making a ton of plays with the ball in his hands as well as making the tough catch in key situations. He is a big mismatch for the opposition.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Davis is a little more erratic than some of the elite tight ends but he has huge touchdown and yardage potential as the favorite target of Colin Kaepernick. Davis should get around 50 receptions for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns. He might be hit or miss at times but his overall numbers will look good in the end.

 #4  Jordan Cameron$16  Yr: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 917  Recpts: 80ClevelandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Cameron had a breakout season as the top tight end for the Browns last season. He excelled in this role and had several huge games. His play was a little erratic after a fast start to the year but his overall numbers were very good in the end. He had more than 900 yards and seven touchdowns. He also caught 80 passes, having at least five receptions nine of 16 games. Cameron will be a huge target in this offense for years to come. Cameron has good speed, can jump and the size to be an elite tight end. He still remains a bit raw at times but is improving in all facets of the game. He still needs to refine his route running and improve as a blocker but certainly took a huge step forward in all areas last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cameron isn't going to be a sleeper this year. He is an elite fantasy tight end. Last season wasn't a fluke and more consistent quarterback play this year will only help his production. We think he is a top-five option at the position. Cameron can get around 85 receptions for 950 yards and eight touchdowns.

 #5  Rob Gronkowski$16  Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 592  Recpts: 39New EnglandBye: 10 
 
 #6  Kyle Rudolph$14  Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 313  Recpts: 30MinnesotaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Rudolph played about half the season before landing on injured Reserve with a foot injury. He was producing pretty well before the injury, having 30 receptions for 313 yards and three touchdowns in eight games. If he plays a full season, Rudolph gets 60 catches for 626 yards and six touchdowns. He is one of the most reliable targets in this offense. And new offensive coordinator Norv Turner could do wonders for Rudolph's career. Turner has produced some big-time tight ends. Rudolph isn't much of a blocker but a top pass catcher. He has plus speed, very good hands and the ability to make the tough catch.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rudolph has touchdown potential and his reception and yardage numbers should rise with Turner in the mix. He could be a legit No. 1 fantasy tight end. Rudolph is poised to up his game, getting 70 receptions for 700 yards and eight touchdowns.

 #7  Charles Clay$14  Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 759  Recpts: 69MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Clay became the No. 1 tight end for the Dolphins last season and had a breakout serving, posting some big numbers much of the season. Clay nearly tripled his career best numbers, getting nearly 70 receptions for 759 yards and six touchdowns. Clay was a very consistent target in the passing game and should be a big part of the offense going forward. Clay had four games with 80 or more yards last season. Clay is a good blocker with big-play ability at tight end. He has good speed to stretch the field and can make plays after the catch.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Clay is a top No. 1 fantasy tight end. We don't consider last season a fluke. He can be a top starter at the position. It wouldn't surprise to see him best last season, getting 75 or so receptions for 800 yards and seven touchdowns. Clay is a player on the rise.

 #8  Dennis Pitta$14  Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 169  Recpts: 20BaltimoreBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Pitta suffered a hip injury in training camp last year and didn't play until very late in the season. He played the last four games and caught 20 passes for 169 yards. He had at least four receptions three of four games, serving as a big-time target in the Ravens passing attack. He is healthy heading into this season and should get plenty of weekly chances in this offense. Pitta isn't much of a blocker but does very well as a pass-first tight end. He is athletic enough to line up as a receiver, making him a tough cover for opposing defenses. He has speed to stretch the field and size to make him a tough cover in the red zone.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Don't forget about Pitta because of his injury woes last season. He can be a big-time fantasy tight end. You have to like his chances for a career best season now that he is healthy. He should be considered a legit No. 1 fantasy tight end. He can get around 70 receptions for 750 yards and seven touchdowns. He might get overlooked some after last season, giving him good value for the coming season.

 #9  Ladarius Green$13  Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 376  Recpts: 17San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Green moved up to No. 2 on the depth chart last season and got more work his second season in the league. He made some big plays, averaging an impressive 22.1 yards per reception. He also scored three touchdowns despite having just 17 receptions. Green will be the No. 2 tight end again this season and could get more chances as he is the future at the position while Antonio Gates is nearing the end. Green is a big-time athlete. He has size, speed and leaping ability. Green remains raw but is getting more seasoned, which helps his progression.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Green is a big-game talent but will get sporadic work in his current role. He might see his targets increase some this year but probably still won't be much of a help to fantasy teams. Green could get around 30 receptions for 450 yards and three touchdowns.

 #10  Zach Ertz$12  Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 469  Recpts: 36PhiladelphiaBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Ertz had a decent first season with the Eagles and expects to be a big part of this offense for years to come. He didn't have quite 500 yards but did catch 36 passes and score four touchdowns last season. He got more play down the stretch, having 57 or more yards two of the last five games. Ertz should be the primary pass-catching tight end for the Eagles this season. Ertz isn't really a speed demon at tight end but runs very good routes for a young player and has solid hands. He also blocks pretty well but could improve some in that area. He does lack a little speed to create big plays down the field but makes up for that with his hands and route running.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ertz is a fantasy tight end on the upswing. He can take a big leap forward this season and serve as a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams. He still could be a little erratic in this wide-open offense but he'll have plenty of big games. Ertz can finish with 55 receptions for around 700 yards and seven touchdowns.

 #11  Greg Olsen$12  Yr: 2013  TDs: 6  Yds: 816  Recpts: 73CarolinaBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Olsen continues to be the favorite target of cam Newton in the Panthers passing attack. He has back-to-back 800-yard seasons. Olsen had a career high 73 receptions last season and finished with 816 yards and six touchdowns. He had eight games with 50-plus yards, playing very consistent football. He should continue to be the top target at tight end and get plenty of work in that role. Olsen is a good athlete at the tight end spot. He has top speed and very good hands, making him a surprising big-play option at tight end. He is just a so-so blocker, though, which lands him on the bench at times.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Olsen is a little underrated but a legit No. 1 fantasy starter. He doesn't have some of the touchdown potential as the other elite tight ends but his reception and yardage totals will be near the top of the tight ends. Olsen can get 70 receptions for 825 yards and six touchdowns.

 #12  Jason Witten$11  Yr: 2013  TDs: 8  Yds: 851  Recpts: 73DallasBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Witten continues to chug along as one of the top tight ends in the game. He had another good season last year, scoring eight touchdowns, which was the second highest total of his career. His 73 receptions were the lowest total since 2006, though. Witten did see his production dip some, which isn't a big surprise considering his age and the emergence of younger options in the Cowboys passing game. Witten remains the No. 1 tight end for the Cowboys, though. Witten remains a favorite target of Tony Romo. Witten is an athletic tight end with above-average speed. He does well in traffic and has very good hands. And at age 32, Witten hasn't shown a whole lot of signs of slowing down just yet. He should be able to play at a high level another season or two.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Witten remains a very good fantasy tight end but could slip a little more this season. His numbers have been decreasing some in recent seasons, which is a concern. We think he should get about 65 receptions for 800 yards and six touchdowns. He is a No. 1 fantasy tight end but just outside that elite group now.

 #13  Jordan Reed$11  Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 499  Recpts: 45WashingtonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Reed was having a great rookie season before missing the last half of the year because of a concussion. Before the injury, Reed had 45 receptions for 499 yards and three scores. If he was able to play a full season, Reed finishes with 80 receptions for 887 yards and five touchdowns. He has more to compete with for targets this season but is going to be a big part of this offense for years to come. He is an exciting target for the offense. Reed is a top athlete with speed and plus hands. He also runs good routes and does a good job of finding the soft spot in coverage. Reed also is a pretty willing blocker and should continue to improve in this area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Reed is an emerging top fantasy tight end. He might not get the targets as last season but you still have to like his upside for the coming season. He is a legit No. 1 fantasy end, just behind the elite guys at the position. We think he'll get around 70 receptions for 750 yards and six touchdowns.

 #14  Jared Cook$9  Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 671  Recpts: 51St LouisBye: 4 
 
Player News:
A move to St. Louis was supposed to take Cook's game to a new level but that wasn't the case. He still posted his usual middling numbers. He did have a career high in receptions (51) and touchdowns (5), though. His production was very erratic all season with the Rams having quarterback issues after Sam Bradford was injured early in the year. A healthy Bradford could produce more consistent numbers for Cook this season. Cook has a ton of talent but hasn't produced quite as expected to date. He has a lot of upside because of his athleticism. Cook has plus speed and decent hands. He isn't going to help much as a blocker, but catches passes and runs routes like a receiver. He should be a big part of a Rams' offense that is looking for playmakers in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cook isn't a guy fantasy teams can trust based on his track record but he certainly has big-game potential. It wouldn't surprise to see him set career highs this season if Bradford comes back healthy. He still shouldn't be considered anything more than a top No. 2 tight end. Look for 60 or so receptions for 750 yards and six touchdowns.

 #15  Eric Ebron$8  DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Ebron gives the Lions a top pass-catching tight end for the coming season. Detroit used a first-round pick on the talented pass catcher. Ebron is a great athlete with top speed and hands. He is going to cause a lot of matchup problems for the opposition, especially if Calvin Johnson continues to draw most of the attention in coverage. Ebron isn't much of a blocker, though, which could get him off the field a little more than your normal top tight end. He should start from day one for the Lions.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ebron has plenty of upside in this high-flying passing attack. He'll get his targets and present all sorts of problems for the opposition defensively. He can get around 700 yards and five touchdowns, making him a solid No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #16  Martellus Bennett$7  Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 759  Recpts: 65ChicagoBye: 9 
 
Player News:
A move to Chicago turned out to be a good one for Bennett, who enjoyed his best season to date last year. He posted career highs in receptions and yards, and tied a career high in touchdowns. Bennett was a very consistent factor for the Bears passing attack. Bennett had multiple receptions all but two games and seven games with 50-plus yards. He should continue to get plenty of work going forward for the Bears as their top tight end. Bennett has two straight seasons with at least 50 receptions and 600 yards. Bennett is a huge target that is very athletic. He can make big plays because of his size and speed. Bennett isn't much of a blocker, though, and his work ethic has been questioned in the past.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bennett took a big step forward last season and should be able to finish with similar production, making him a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams. He can get around 65 receptions for 700 yards and six touchdowns. He is a good tight end to grab after the top ones are off the board.

 #17  Heath Miller$6  Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 593  Recpts: 58PittsburghBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Miller had another productive season for the Steelers but didn't have quite the year as the previous season, a season in which he set several career highs. But that wasn't a complete surprise with Miller returning from a major knee injury and some younger options emerging in the passing game for Pittsburgh. Miller did catch 58 passes, though, which is the third highest total of his career. He has 50-plus receptions three straight seasons and is getting more work later in his career than earlier. Miller will continue to start at tight end for the Steelers. Despite his size (6-5), Miller is quick and runs good routes, making him a tough cover. Plus, he is tough to bring down once he gets the ball. He is dependable option in the passing game and has the trust of Ben Roethlisberger.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Miller's numbers were a little down last year but he was returning from a major knee injury and was slowed early in the year. He still produced pretty well considering. Miller could improve on last season. He has some value as a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy end. He isn't going to post huge numbers but is consistent. Miller can finish with 65 receptions for 700 yards and six touchdowns.

 #18  Delanie Walker$3  Yr: 2013  TDs: 6  Yds: 571  Recpts: 60TennesseeBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Walker had a career season, getting a chance to start his first season with the Titans and making the most of his chances. He had career highs across the board, getting the most receptions, yards and touchdowns of his career. He caught 60 passes, which was more than double his career high, and had 571 yards. He had never topped 350 yards before last season. Walker had three or more receptions 12 of 15 games. He was a big part of the Titans passing attack and should continue to play a similar role this season. Walker is a well built tight end with decent speed. Once he gets the ball, he is tough to bring down at around 240 pounds. Walker will struggle at times with dropped passes but improved on that area some last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Walker isn't a top option at tight end but proved to be serviceable last season. He can help as a spot starter, especially in PPR formats. He is a good bet to get around 55 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns. He isn't a full-time starter but a more than average No. 2 fantasy tight end.

 #19  Marcedes Lewis$2  Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 359  Recpts: 25JacksonvilleBye: 11 
 
Player News:
A calf injury kept Lewis out of a lot of early-season action but he wasn't much of a factor even when he returned to the lineup. Lewis had 359 yards in 11 games, averaging 33 yards per game. He did finish the season well, though, having three straight games with 50-plus yards and scores four of his last five games. Lewis has underachieved some throughout his career but poor quarterback play hasn't exactly help matters for him. He remains the No. 1 tight end in this offense. Lewis is a big target with speed and athleticism. He is an ideal fit for the red zone because of his size and leaping ability. He needs to get more consistent quarterback play if he hopes to see his numbers start to rebound.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lewis can do better than last season but don't expect him to reach '10 levels. He isn't going to be a consistent fantasy producer. He is a spot starter for fantasy teams. Lewis can get 55 or so receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns.

 #20  Tyler Eifert$1  Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 445  Recpts: 39CincinnatiBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Eifert wasn't a featured player his rookie season but got his weekly chances. He had a reception in every game he played. Eifert had 39 receptions for 445 yards and two scores. He topped 50 yards three games but his career high in yards was 66. Eifert should get a few more chances this season as he gets more comfortable in the offense. He is the future at the position for the Bengals. Eifert is a tall tight end that is very athletic. He can stretch the field with his speed and has good hands to make the tough catch. He lacks a little bulk, though, and isn't much of a blocker for the tight end spot just yet.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Eifert is gaining fantasy value but still isn't a top fantasy tight end just yet. That might not happen for a few more seasons. For now, consider him a solid No. 2. He can get around 55 receptions for 600 yards and four touchdowns.

 #21  Antonio Gates$1  Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 872  Recpts: 77San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Gates returned to his productive ways last season, having his best season since '09. He looked much better than recent years, probably because the Chargers new offense did a good job of utilizing him. He did score just four touchdowns, which was disappointing, but Gates had 77 receptions and nearly 900 yards. He had multiple receptions every game and at least four catches 12 of 16 games. Gates is 34 years old and has a history of injury but remains the top tight end in this offense. He could get a few less targets at tight end with an emerging Ladarius Green. Gates remains a tough cover at tight end, though. He has plus speed for the position, great hands and seems to always put himself in position to make the catch.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gates had a great year last season but don't be surprised if his numbers suffer some this year. Consider him a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy tight end. His best days are behind him. We could see a season with around 65 receptions for 700 yards and six touchdowns.

 #22  Garrett Graham$1  Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 545  Recpts: 49HoustonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Graham had his best season to date, getting plenty of starts for the Texans because of an early-season injury to Owen Daniels. Graham didn't fair too badly in a starting role, having nearly 50 receptions for 545 yards and five touchdowns. He was mediocre most weeks but did have a 100-yard performance and two other games with 69 or more yards. Graham is the favorite to start right now for the Texans this season. Graham is an athletic tight end and solid pass catcher. He can make plays behind the defense and does well in finding space in the secondary. He doesn't have great size, though, making him just a so-so blocker. He also isn't too explosive of a player.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Graham wasn't much of a fantasy play last season as a starter and should be similar this year. He just isn't a very dynamic player at the position. He is more of a chain mover than big-play threat. He should get around 55 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns. He might be worth a look as a No. 2 fantasy tight end.

 #23  Scott Chandler$1  Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 655  Recpts: 53BuffaloBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Chandler took another career step forward last season, improving on his career season from the previous year. He did score just two touchdowns, snapping his streak of consecutive seasons with six scores. But the good news is he had a career-high 53 receptions for 655 yards. He had at least two receptions every game and five games with 50-plus yards. Chandler should be the top tight end in this offense once again. Chandler is a huge target at tight end and uses his big frame well, especially in the red zone. He also doesn't have bad speed for his size and runs pretty good routes.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Chandler is gaining value but he might have maxed out his potential last season. It would be a stretch to see him improve on that much. He looks to be a decent No. 2 for fantasy teams. He can finish with around 50 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns.

 #24  Owen Daniels$1  Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 252  Recpts: 24BaltimoreBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Daniels lasted five games before breaking his leg last season. He was playing pretty well before the injury, having 24 receptions for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He had more than 60 yards three of five games. Daniels heads to the Ravens this season. He'll serve as the No. 2 tight end but should get plenty of work as the Ravens are expected to run plenty of two tight end sets. Daniels has endured some injury issues the past few seasons, so maybe playing a more secondary role will keep him on the field longer. Daniels runs good routes and has solid hands, making him a nice possession receiver. He knows the Ravens new offense and should get plenty of targets in a passing attack looking for more options.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His numbers are going to suffer some with his move to the Ravens but don't expect a huge drop off. He still has some value as a low-end No. 2 tight end. He'll have some big games. Look for around 50 receptions for 600 yards and five touchdowns.

 #25  Travis Kelce$1  Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Recpts: 0Kansas CityBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Kelce needed knee surgery his rookie season and was limited to just a game. He didn't get a reception. Kelce remains in the plans for the Chiefs, though, and could compete for the starting job this season. Even if he doesn't start, Kelce should get chances as a pass-catching tight end. Kelce is a big target with speed, athleticism and plus hands. He also is a good blocker. He really is a complete package at tight end. Kelce can work on his route running some but should improve in that area over time.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Kelce might be worth a late look as a backup tight end if you have a great option in front of him. He has some potential for some big games but likely will be hit or miss most weeks. He could be better in another season or two. For now, look for about 40 receptions for 500 yards and four touchdowns.

 #26  Austin Seferian-Jenkins Tampa BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Seferian-Jenkins is a huge tight end that could be a top red-zone target for the Bucs for years to come. He has a great chance to start from day one as a rookie. He lacks a little speed but has good hands and runs pretty good routes for a young player. He isn't much of a blocker, though, and will need to get better in that area to be on the field as much as possible.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Seferian-Jenkins has some touchdown potential but his yards won't be anything too special in this offense. He can get around 500 yards and five scores, making him a deep reserve for fantasy teams.

 #27  Dwayne Allen Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 20  Recpts: 1IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Allen turned out to be the more productive of the two rookie tight ends for the Colts last season, catching 45 passes for 521 yards and three touchdowns. He had four games with 50 or more yards and his season high in yards was 75 yards. He didn't have a huge season but was a consistent presence in the Colts pass-first offense. Allen should continue to get plenty of chances going forward for the Colts - even if he doesn't start. Allen is a solid pass catcher with a knack for picking up first downs. He has enough speed to stretch the field and is a tough cover because of his size. He isn't a great blocker but is making strides in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Allen might have a hard time repeating last year if Coby Fleener can stay healthy all year. But even if Fleener is healthier, Allen will get his work. He can get around 40 receptions for 500 yards and a few scores. A bit of a dip in production wouldn't be a surprise.

 #28  Mychal Rivera Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 407  Recpts: 38OaklandBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Rivera had a solid rookie season, starting much of the season. He had multiple receptions all but three games and finished with 38 receptions. He only topped 50 yards once all season, though. Rivera didn't make a lot of big plays in the passing game but served as a solid secondary option. He is the favorite to start again this year for the Raiders and team is high on him going forward. He could get more targets his second season in the league. Rivera really isn't a big-play threat but runs good routes and has plus hands. He does lack a little speed for the position, though, and isn't a great blocker despite his size.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rivera seems likely to improve on last season but still isn't a top fantasy option just yet. He can get 50 receptions for around 500 yards and five touchdowns. Consider him a solid No. 2 worthy of some spot starts.

 #29  Coby Fleener Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 608  Recpts: 52IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Fleener got a little more action his second season in the league and produced pretty well much of the year. He topped 600 yards and had 52 receptions. He set career best numbers across the board. Fleener was much more involved in the offense, three or more receptions 10 of 16 games. He'll be the top pass-catching tight end for the Colts once again this season. Fleener is a big kid that runs good routes and has the athletic ability to make plenty of plays in the passing game. He lacks a little strength, though, and isn't a great blocker for a tight end.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Fleener made strides last season but could see his targets suffer some with a healthy Dwayne Allen back in the mix. Fleener likely will have similar production to last season, making him a top No. 2 for fantasy teams. He can finish with 55 receptions for 630 yards and five touchdowns.

 #30  Timothy Wright Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 571  Recpts: 54New EnglandBye: 10 
 
 #31  Jace Amaro New York JetsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Amaro is a top pass-catching tight end. He played more like a receiver than tight end in college, so he might have a bit of a transition to make to the pro game. He'll get his chance to start as a rookie for the Jets, though. Amaro is a very good athlete that does well after the catch. He also has solid hands and pretty good speed. He isn't much of a blocker, though, and player more like a receiver in college, so some early struggles could be expected.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Amaro will get his chances in the passing game. He'll make plays, so expect some decent numbers. Amaro can get 450 yards and few scores, making him a low-end No. 2 or top No. 3 tight end for fantasy teams. He'll have more value in a few years after he gets his feet wet.

 #32  Richard Rodgers Green BayBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Rodgers is a talented tight end that could challenge for a starting job in Green Bay in a season or two. He battled some weight issues in college, which is a concern, but has the potential to do well in the NFL. He does well on shorter routes and has pretty good hands. He lacks a little top speed but has enough to make some plays downfield. Rodgers also is a willing blocker, which is a plus for the running game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Rodgers isn't likely to make a huge impact as a rookie but has good potential moving forward if he continues to grow. We wouldn't draft him this year but keep an eye on him for down the road. He might get a few hundred yards this season.

 #33  Levine Toilolo Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 55  Recpts: 11AtlantaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Toilolo watched Tony Gonzalez much of his rookie season but got on the field some, catching 11 passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns. He had a great guy to learn from last season, though, and is the favorite to start this season for the Falcons. He won't be handed the job but it seems to be his to lose. Toilolo is a great athlete that does well making plays downfield. He also is a top red-zone threat because of his great size and athleticism. Toilolo will struggle with consistency some, though, and didn't always live up to his potential in college.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Toilolo has obvious upside if he can win the starting job in Atlanta. We all know what Gonzalez did in that offense. He isn't going to repeat those numbers but could get around 45 receptions for 550 yards and six touchdowns. He is worth a late-round flier for fantasy teams. He has the potential to exceed those numbers if all goes well.

 #34  Joseph Fauria Yr: 2013  TDs: 7  Yds: 207  Recpts: 18DetroitBye: 9 
 
 #35  Jermaine Gresham Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 458  Recpts: 46CincinnatiBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Gresham saw his production take a dive with Tyler Eifert on board, taking away targets at tight end from Gresham. He finished last season with the worst numbers of his career, failing to catch 50 passes for the first time in his career. He also didn't top 500 yards. This likely is a trend going forward for Gresham, who is becoming the top blocking tight end on the team. Gresham doesn't have great speed at tight end, but is a top athlete that runs good routes. Gresham is a huge target at receiver. Similar to last season, he should be more of a blocker and safety valve for the Bengals this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gresham is losing fantasy value in a hurry. Eifert is the fantasy tight end to own in this offense. Gresham still can have some big games and score some touchdowns but he won't produce big numbers in his current role. We think he can get around 50 receptions for 500 yards and a few scores.

 #36  Adrien Robinson Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Recpts: 0New York GiantsBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Robinson played just a game last season and has three games under his belt for his NFL career. Robinson was slowed by foot and knee injuries last season and hasn't been able to stay healthy since entering the league. This could be a make or break year for him but he has the potential to start this coming season. Robinson is a big target with speed and athleticism. He also has pretty good hands. He isn't a polished blocker, though, and his route running could use a little work, but he has a ton of athletic ability.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Robinson is hard to trust based on his injury history but he has some potential. He could be a big-time target at tight end. He certainly has the intangibles to make some big plays. We think he is worth a late-round look come draft day, especially if you have a reliable starter ahead of him. For now, look for around 35 receptions for 500 yards and three touchdowns. He certainly has the potential to best that if he can stay on the field and earn the starting job.

 #37  Luke Willson Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 272  Recpts: 20SeattleBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Willson got sporadic work as a rookie, getting some chances throughout the season but nothing on too consistent of a basis. The positive was he had two games with 70 or more yards. The negative is he had five games without a reception. He could get a little more consistent work this year but don't expect a huge jump in targets just yet. Willson is a top athlete with a lot of ability. He runs well and jumps well. He has the makeup of a top pass-catching tight end. But he remains a bit raw and needs plenty of seasoning.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Willson is a big-play threat, so he could have some big games this season. But don't count on consistent production once again. He still isn't a guy fantasy teams can trust just yet. He should get around 35 receptions for 500 yards and a few scores.

 #38  Brent Celek Yr: 2013  TDs: 6  Yds: 502  Recpts: 32PhiladelphiaBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Celek topped 500 yards for the fifth straight season. He didn't get to that mark by much, though, and caught 32 passes, which was his lowest total since '08. Celek is getting less work in the offense with Zach Ertz emerging at tight end for the Eagles. Celek will still get plenty of work because they use plenty of two tight end sets, though. Celek isn't flashy, but runs good routes and has reliable hands. He has big-play ability at tight end. Celek also is a solid blocker, making him an even bigger asset for the offense. Injuries have slowed him some in recent years but he avoided the injury bug the last few seasons, which is encouraging going forward.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Celek is getting fewer targets these days, so his value is taking a hit. He isn't the fantasy option of past years. He is more of a low-end No. 2 or 3 fantasy tight end. He isn't a guy you can start anymore. Celek should get around 30 catches for 450 yards and a few scores.

 #39  Brandon Myers Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 522  Recpts: 47Tampa BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Myers had a ho-hum season last year, serving as the No. 1 tight end most of the season with the Giants. He did top 500 yards but had more than 50 yards just four times. His season high in yards was 74, which came the second week of the season. Myers has two straight seasons with more than 500 yards. He heads to Tampa this season, likely serving as their No. 1 tight end. Myers has good size and strength for the position. He lacks a little speed but makes up for that well because of good route running and solid hands.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Myers isn't likely to see a surge in production with his move to Tampa. He should finish with similar numbers in an offense that doesn't produce huge numbers for tight ends. He should get around 50 catches for 600 yards and five touchdowns. He should help fantasy teams as a No. 2 fantasy tight end.

 #40  Troy Niklas ArizonaBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Niklas is a huge tight end that will help as a blocker and receiver for the Cardinals his rookie year. He is a really good blocker, which will get him on the field often. He isn't going to make a ton of big plays in the passing game but does well on shorter routes and moving the chains. Niklas will challenge for the starting role but will play a big role in the offense even if he doesn't start.

Fantasy Outlook:  
The Cardinals don't have a history of producing good fantasy tight ends, so Niklas has limited upside. He might get around 400 yards and a few scores. He'll be too inconsistent to help many fantasy teams.

 #41  John Carlson Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 344  Recpts: 32ArizonaBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Carlson had his best season in a few years, getting a lot more targets than his first season with the Vikings. He finished with 32 receptions for 344 yards in a backup role for the team. Carlson has more than 300 yards four seasons in the NFL but his career high came his rookie season, getting 627 yards. He'll look to get back to that form this season with the Cardinals. Carlson will be given first shot to start with his new team. Carlson has good hands, runs solid routes and has decent speed. He has a knack for making plays, but lacks some of the physicality you would hope from the tight end spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Carlson should do better than last season in a starting role but don't expect a huge spike in production with the Cardinals, a team that doesn't have a history of producing big tight-end numbers. He'll be worth a look as a low-end No. 2 tight end but that is about it. We expect around 45 receptions for 500 yards and four touchdowns.

 #42  Jeff Cumberland Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 398  Recpts: 26New York JetsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Cumberland emerged as the starting tight end for the Jets last season and didn't do too badly in that role. His production was erratic in a poor Jets passing attack but his overall numbers weren't terrible, finishing with nearly 400 yards and 26 receptions. He had 50 or more yards just three times all season. Cumberland is the favorite to start this season once again but won't be handed the job. He'll need to earn it and make strides from last season. Cumberland has good size and strength for the position. He isn't very fast, though, and doesn't have much big-play ability. He is more of a possession receiving option at the position.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cumberland isn't a very exciting fantasy option in this offense. He might have a few big games but don't expect consistency, which isn't good for fantasy teams. He might be worth a look as a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy tight end but that is about it. We are looking from around 35 receptions for 450 yards and four touchdowns.

 #43  Gavin Escobar Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 134  Recpts: 9DallasBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Escobar didn't get many chances his rookie season but did get some opportunities to stretch the field at times. He made some big plays, averaging nearly 15 yards per reception and scoring two touchdowns in nine catches. He could get more work from day one as the Cowboys like his upside in the passing game. Escobar is the future at the position for the Cowboys with Jason Witten getting up there in age. Escobar isn't much of a blocker or very physical but excels in other areas. He has speed to stretch the field and good hands to make the tough catch. He plays more like a receiver than a tight end, making him a tough cover for the opposition.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Escobar doesn't have a ton of value with Witten still around but will get some chances. He is a playmaker, so the Cowboys should utilize his abilities. He can get around 25 receptions for 325 yards and a few scores.

 #44  Andrew Quarless Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 312  Recpts: 32Green BayBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Quarless found his way into the starting lineup late in the season because of injury and didn't do too badly in that role. He had 66 yards and a touchdown two of the last four weeks of the season. Quarless set career highs across the board, getting the most work of his career. He has a chance to start from day one this season but won't get handed that job. Quarless is a big target that does well to find the soft spot in zones and make the tough catch. He isn't much of a blocker despite his size, though, which doesn't help his case to start.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His value is improving and he could help fantasy teams if he finds his way into the starting lineup, which is possible. But he is more of a late-round grab than someone you should count on in your starting lineup. For now, count on about 45 receptions for 500 yards and a few scores.

 #45  Dustin Keller MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Keller suffered a nasty knee injury during last year's preseason and missed all of last season. His career was thought to be in jeopardy because of all the damage he did to his knee, but Keller is set to play again this season. He is getting back to full strength. He might not be the player of past seasons but should be able to help in a reserve role. Keller has plus speed for the tight end spot and very good hands. He has a good feel for finding the soft spot in the middle of the field. He has improved as a blocker, but still lacks some in that area.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Injury Concern Keller might never be the same player but still could have the occasional big game. He just won't produce the numbers of past years. We expect around 25 receptions for 300 yards and a few scores.

 #46  C.J. Fiedorowicz HoustonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Fiedorowicz is a very big tight end that excels as a blocker and does fine as a receiver. He isn't going to be a top pass-catching tight end but can do fine in that area. He has plus hands and runs decent routes. His lack of top speed prevents him from being a big-play option in the passing game. He should challenge to start his rookie season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Fiedorowicz might block more than catch as a rookie. He probably isn't worth a roster spot just yet but could be a fantasy factor in a few more seasons. For now, expect around 400 yards and a few scores.

 #47  Lance Kendricks Yr: 2013  TDs: 4  Yds: 258  Recpts: 32St LouisBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Kendricks moved to a backup role last season with Jared Cook signed to take over the No. 1 tight end duties. Kendricks still posted pretty similar numbers to his last few seasons despite coming off the bench. He had 32 receptions and scored four touchdowns for the second straight season. Kendricks has at least 28 receptions every season in the NFL. He should continue to play a backup role this season and get sporadic targets in the passing game. Kendricks is a big-time athlete at tight end. He has plus speed for the position and decent hands but will struggle with drops at times. He also is a willing blocker that continues to get better and better in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Kendricks still gets his work in this offense but isn't much of a help to fantasy teams. He wasn't much of a factor when he was the starter, so serving as a backup doesn't bode well for his value. We expect around 35 receptions for 350 yards and three touchdowns. He might have a little value in a backup role in PPR formats but that is about it.

 #48  Anthony Fasano Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 200  Recpts: 23Kansas CityBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Fasano missed some time last year because of a concussion and finished with 23 receptions in nine games, his first season with the Chiefs. It broke a streak of five straight seasons with 30-plus receptions. He did his job as a blocker, though, serving as a big help for the passing game. He might start again this year for the Chiefs but isn't going to be the top pass-catching tight end for the team. He'll be used more as a blocker than a receiver. Fasano's biggest asset remains as a blocker, but he continues to make plays as a receiver when given the chance. Fasano has little speed, but pretty good hands and runs decent routes. He is a top blocker at his position, though, and a big asset for the running game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Fasano might be worth a spot start or two in a pinch but that is about it. His value is limited in his current role. He could get around 25 receptions for 300 yards and three touchdowns.

 #49  Rob Housler Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 454  Recpts: 39ArizonaBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Housler continues to make progress at tight end and set a career high in yards last season despite missing three games. He had 454 yards and scored his first NFL touchdown. Housler has two straight seasons with 400-plus yards. He is likely the No. 2 tight end this season, though, with John Carlson on board in Arizona. He'll still get his targets in the passing game but likely will see a bit of a dip in playing time. He isn't the complete package at tight end, which is holding him back from grabbing that full-time starter role. Housler has plus speed for the tight end spot and his size makes him a big target over the middle in the passing game. He is a top athlete for the position. He has made few strides as a blocker, though, which is a concern.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Housler could finish with similar numbers to last season even with Carlson around but that isn't going to help many fantasy teams. We think he'll get around 35 receptions for 400 yards with a score or two. He doesn't bring much to the table for fantasy teams.

 #50  Jermichael Finley Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 300  Recpts: 25---Bye:  
 
 #51  Zach Miller Yr: 2013  TDs: 5  Yds: 387  Recpts: 33SeattleBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Miller was the starter at tight end for the Seahawks much of the season but didn't do a whole lot in that role. He did have 33 receptions but fewer than 400 yards. He has less than 400 yards three straight seasons with the Seahawks. He has a shot to start once again this year but won't be handed the job. Miller had 680-plus yards three straight seasons with the Raiders but hasn't topped 400 yards in three seasons with the Seahawks. Miller is a gifted athlete with plus hands. He also has good speed for the position and blocks pretty well.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Miller has some value as a fantasy backup but that is about it. He doesn't produce enough consistent numbers and his big games are way too hit or miss. We don't see a big surge in stats this year. Expect around 30 catches for 350 yards and a few scores.

 #52  Ed Dickson Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 273  Recpts: 25CarolinaBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Dickson didn't do much for the second straight season with the Ravens, finishing with very similar production to the previous year. He had less than 300 yards and 25 receptions. He also scored just one touchdown, giving him one score the last two seasons. He signed with the Panthers this offseason, though, and will serve as their No. 2 tight end behind Greg Olsen. Dickson isn't likely to get much more work with his new team. Dickson is a fairly talented pass catcher at tight end. He has speed to stretch the field and is a top athlete. He runs solid routes and can create mismatches in coverage. Dickson will drop some passes, though, and still isn't much of a blocker.

Fantasy Outlook:  
His new team isn't going to lead to better production unless Olsen gets hurt. Until that happens, Dickson isn't worth a roster spot. He might get around 30 catches for 300 yards with a touchdown or two.

 #53  David Ausberry OaklandBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Ausberry missed all of last season because of a shoulder injury. The injury came at a bad time as Ausberry was going to compete for the starting job at tight end. He'll get another shot this season, though, to start. Ausberry has just nine receptions in three seasons but the Raiders like his skillset. Ausberry has the size for the position but needs to work on his blocking if he hopes to be a consistent producer at tight end. He runs pretty good routes and has the speed to stretch the field.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ausberry has some intriguing talent but will be hit or miss for fantasy teams. He won't be a consistent producer - even if he starts. He could set career highs, though, and finish with around 25 receptions for 300 yards with a score or two.

 #54  Chris Gragg Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 53  Recpts: 5BuffaloBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Gragg caught five passes for 53 yards and a touchdown his rookie season. He was inactive many weeks but did get some playing time and a few chances in the passing game. Gragg will battle for a backup role at tight end this year, likely serving as the No. 2 or 3 for the Bills. Gragg has a good skillset for the position. He is a big tight end but has very good speed. He can really stretch the field despite being a big target. Gragg needs to improve as a blocker and route runner some but is getting better in those areas.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gragg has some potential for the big game but likely will be very hit or miss. He isn't a guy to use a roster spot on just yet. He might be a more consistent play in a few more seasons. For now, expect around 25 reception 300 yard with a couple scores.

 #55  Ryan Griffin Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 244  Recpts: 19HoustonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Griffin had a quiet rookie season until late in the year, getting a chance for more playing time. He had three straight games with 49 or more yards to end the season. He finished with just 19 receptions for the season but got a chance to audition late in the year for this coming season. Griffin likely remains No. 2 on the depth chart, though. He still doesn't block well enough to start but might be the top pass-catching tight end on the team. Griffin is a good athlete with decent speed and plus hands. He jumps well and is a tough cover because of his athleticism.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Griffin is moving up the depth chart and could be worth a waiver-wire grab if he starts getting consistent targets. Griffin should improve on last season. We like for him to get around 40 receptions for 450 yards and four touchdowns.

 #56  Clay Harbor Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 292  Recpts: 24JacksonvilleBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Harbor got similar work to the last few seasons , finishing with 24 receptions for 292 yards. His yardage total was the highest of his career, getting more than 200 yards for the first time. He topped 50 yards just once, though, and scored just two touchdowns. Harbor should continue to play a similar backup role for the Jaguars this season. Harbor has some pass-catching skills and is a willing blocker. He has good size and strength, and athletic ability. He has the speed to stretch the field, but still needs some work on his route running.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Harbor has some potential in a good passing attack, but his production is likely to be very hit or miss in a backup role for the Jaguars. He should finish with around 20 receptions for 200 yards with a touchdown or two.

 #57  Kellen Davis Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 32  Recpts: 3New York GiantsBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Davis had three receptions in a reserve role for the Seahawks last season. He has never topped 20 receptions in a season and his career high is 19 catches. Davis heads to the Giants this season and could get some playing time with the tight end spot a little up in the air for the team. He'll challenge for a backup role. His biggest asset remains as a blocker, which helps get him on the field. Davis has so-so pass-catching skills for a tight end but is a big target at 6-7. He can help in the red zone.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Davis has some touchdown potential but don't expect his reception and yardage totals to take much of a spike. He might get 15 or so receptions for 200 yards and a few scores. He isn't going to help many fantasy teams.

 #58  Rhett Ellison Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 61  Recpts: 5MinnesotaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Ellison had five receptions in 11 games as the No. 2 tight end for the Vikings last season. He has 12 receptions in two seasons, serving more as a blocker than a receiver. He should remain in a similar role this season. Ellison is a willing blocker and solid receiver. He runs pretty good routes and can get separation because of his speed. Ellison does lack a little speed, though, but seems to have enough for the tight end spot.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ellison might get more work but probably not enough to be much of a help for fantasy teams. We could see a season with around 15 receptions for 200 yards and a score or two.

 #59  Benjamin Watson Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 226  Recpts: 19New OrleansBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Watson had 19 receptions in his first season with the Saints last year. He served his role well, giving the Saints another viable pass-catching tight end. Watson did break a streak of at least 37 receptions three straight seasons, though. But at age 33, his best days are behind him. He can still help as a backup but that is about it. Watson is a big, fast target over the middle and a nice deep threat, considering his size. He isn't much of a blocker, but his pass-catching skills are what get him on the field.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Watson is trending down. He still might have a big game or two but his days of helping fantasy teams seem about done. Watson might get 15 receptions for 200 yards with a score or two.

 #60  Brandon Pettigrew Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 416  Recpts: 41DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Pettigrew saw a dip in production last season, getting just more than 400 yards. He had three straight seasons with 560-plus yards before last year. The emergence of Joseph Fauria as a top red-zone target at tight end hurt Pettigrew some last season and could be a sign of things to come, especially with rookie Eric Ebron now on board. Pettigrew is a pretty good overall package at tight end. He is a huge tight end with plus hands and top athleticism. His size makes him a tough cover for the opposition. He also is a willing blocker, which helps the Lions rushing attack.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Pettigrew is trending the wrong way right now. He is becoming a bit of a reach for fantasy teams. He doesn't bring a ton of upside at this point. Pettigrew could get around 35 catches for 400 yards.

 #61  Vance McDonald Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 119  Recpts: 8San FranciscoBye: 8 
 
Player News:
McDonald was the top backup for the 49ers his rookie season but didn't get much work in that role with Vernon Davis remaining the top starter. McDonald had eight receptions in 15 games. He should play a similar role this season but could get a few more targets his second year in the league. McDonald has some potential the tight end spot. McDonald can stretch the field with his speed and can make plays after the catch. He runs routes pretty well for a young player and should get better as he learns behind Davis. McDonald isn't a great blocker, though, so his playing time could be limited to passing downs until that improves.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McDonald doesn't have much fantasy value as long as Davis is around. Until he is gone, don't bother with McDonald on your roster. He might get 20 catches for 250 yards and a touchdown.

 #62  Michael Egnew Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 69  Recpts: 7DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Egnew finally saw the field last season but didn't get much playing time. He caught seven passes in 16 games. He just hasn't made many strides since entering the league. He still has a little time to get it going but this could be a make or break year for Egnew. He is the likely No. 2 for the Dolphins this season at tight end. Egnew is a big target with plus speed and good athleticism. Egnew is a tough cover for the opposition because he plays more like a receiver. But he is a poor blocker and his route running needs work.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Egnew isn't going to get enough targets with Charles Clay around to help fantasy teams. It wouldn't surprise to see him about double his totals from last year but that isn't saying much. He could get around 20 receptions for 200 yards and a touchdown.

 #63  Logan Paulsen Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 267  Recpts: 28WashingtonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Paulsen found his way into the starting lineup once again because of injury and didn't do too badly in that role. He caught 28 receptions and had multiple receptions five straight games to end the season. He had more than 50 yards just one time all season, though. He is more of a move-the-chains receiver than anything. He'll compete for the No. 2 or 3 tight end spot this season. Paulsen is a solid blocker and has some pass-catching ability but isn't going to do a ton of damage in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Paulson might have a hard time repeating last season if the guys ahead of him on the depth chart can stay healthy all year. He could get around 15 receptions for 200 yards with a score.

 #64  D.J. Williams Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Recpts: 0New EnglandBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Williams played seven games with the Jaguars last season, getting most of his work on special teams. He failed to catch a pass and has nine receptions in three NFL seasons. He signed with the Patriots this offseason, though, which could be a boost for his career. He'll compete for a depth spot at tight end with his new team. Williams isn't a very big tight end, but has all the other attributes. He is a big-time athlete with speed and the knack for making tough catches in traffic. He does a good job of finding the soft spot in the secondary.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Williams isn't draft material by any means, but he could get a little more playing time this season and set career highs. He could get around 15 or 20 receptions for 200 yards with a score.

 #65  Jim Dray Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 215  Recpts: 26ClevelandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Dray shattered career numbers last season, getting more receptions and yards than his previous three seasons combined. Dray didn't have great numbers but served his reserve role well, finishing with 26 receptions for 215 yards. Dray had fewer than five receptions his previous three seasons. He remains more of a blocker than pass catcher but is improving as a receiver. He will be the No. 2 tight end for the Browns this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dray will have a hard time repeating last season but will get playing time because of his ability to block. He is just going to be used more as a blocker than a receiver in this offense. He could get around 15 receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown.

 #66  Jacob Tamme Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 184  Recpts: 20DenverBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Tamme had a big dip in production with the emergence of Julius Thomas at tight end for the Broncos. Tamme caught 20 passes after having 52 the previous season. Tamme has fewer than 200 yards two of the past three seasons. He is a solid backup because he has starting experience and some past success. Tamme should continue to serve that role this season. Tamme is a solid pass-catching tight end. Tamme is a solid receiver with the speed to stretch the field. He plays more like a receiver than a tight end, making him a tough cover for the opposition. Tamme isn't much of a blocker, but he isn't used much in that role.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tamme has pretty good value when starting but isn't likely to start this season. He isn't a guy to draft but might be worth a waiver-wire grab if forced into a bigger role because of injury. For now, expect about 15 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown.

 #67  Tom Crabtree Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 21  Recpts: 4Tampa BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Crabtree had a chance to grab the starter's job for the Bucs last season but couldn't do it. He had four receptions in seven games before getting placed on Injured Reserve because of a torn biceps. Crabtree will compete to be the No. 2 or 3 tight end this season. He has yet to have double-digit receptions in any NFL season. He made some big plays in the past, though, and seems to have a knack for finding the end zone. Crabtree has 22 career receptions with five going for touchdowns. Crabtree doesn't have a lot of speed for a tight end but has good strength and size. He isn't a great route runner, which holds him back some.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Crabtree might hit double-digit receptions for the first time in his career but still won't help fantasy teams. He is a reach. Crabtree might get 10 catches for 70 yards and a touchdown.

 #68  Matt Spaeth Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 11  Recpts: 1PittsburghBye: 12 
 
Player News:
A foot sprain limited Spaeth to just four games last season. He had a reception for the entire season. Spaeth has double-digit receptions just once his entire career. He has fewer than 10 receptions all but one of seven seasons in the NFL. Spaeth is a top blocking tight end, which will continue to earn him some playing. He also is a good red-zone target because of his 6-7 frame but his chances in the passing game are few and far between. He is a blocker first and foremost.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Spaeth has a little touchdown potential, but his work as a receiver will be very sporadic. He is a very risky draft choice because of his inconsistent targets. He might get five receptions and a touchdown.

 #69  Zach Sudfeld Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 63  Recpts: 5New York JetsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Sudfeld was all the talk in the preseason, expected to take over the coveted No. 1 pass-catching tight end role for the Patriots. But he didn't stick in that role with the Patriots, getting released after three games. He landed with the Jets and played 11 games, catching five passes. He'll challenge for a roster spot this season and look to win the No. 2 or 3 tight end role for the Jets. Sudfeld has good size for the position but doesn't really "wow" in any area. He needs to make some strides if he hopes to earn a larger role this season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sudfeld might get a few more chances but don't expect much. He isn't a guy fantasy teams should waste a roster spot. He might get 15 receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown.

 #70  Kellen Winslow Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 388  Recpts: 31New York JetsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Winslow had his best season in a couple years, catching 31 passes for the Jets. He was their top pass-catching tight end much of the season. He did have more than 60 yards just three times, though, having 35 or fewer yards the rest of his games. He was more of a possession receiver. Winslow also had some knee troubles again, which isn't a good sign. He is 31 years old with bad knees, so his NFL life isn't a sure thing right now. When healthy and on his game, Winslow has good speed and can run routes like a receiver. And his size makes him tough to bring down in the open field.

Fantasy Outlook:  
We don't see him repeating last season. He might be fortunate to just have a roster spot. Go with younger options that have more potential. Winslow seems setup for around 15 receptions for 200 yards.

 #71  Crockett Gillmore BaltimoreBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Gillmore is a pretty solid overall tight end. He does well as both a blocker and a receiver. Gillmore doesn't really wow you in any one area but puts his best effort forward with whatever he does, which helps his case for playing time. He'll likely be the No. 3 tight end this season but move up the depth chart before long.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gillmore has two good tight ends ahead of him on the depth chart right now, so don't expect much production his rookie season. He might get 100 or 200 yards.

 #72  Virgil Green Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 45  Recpts: 9DenverBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Green set a career high in receptions with nine last season but still didn't get much work in a reserve role with the Broncos. He has 17 receptions in three NFL seasons. Green is stuck as the No. 3 or 4 tight end for the Broncos having quality options ahead of him on the depth chart. He'll continue to play a reserve role with the Broncos this season and get more work blocking than receiving.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Green isn't likely to do a whole lot this season once again. He has too much to compete with for playing time. He might get more targets than last season but probably not a whole lot. He could get around 12 catches for 100 yards.

 #73  James Hanna Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 73  Recpts: 12DallasBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Hanna got a little more work his second season in the league, catching 12 passes compared to eight his rookie year. He still wasn't a big part of the passing game and could drop to third on the depth chart this season with Gavin Escobar emerging. Hanna has some talent but isn't an explosive player. His biggest plus is a great set of hands. He catches the ball well. He isn't a great athlete, though, and lacks some explosion.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Even if he is the top backup for the Cowboys, he doesn't have much fantasy value. Hanna could get around 15 catches for 100 yards. His fantasy value is very limited.

 #74  David Paulson Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 102  Recpts: 6PittsburghBye: 12 
 
Player News:
Paulson had just six receptions last season but made a lot of big plays with those catches, finishing with 102 yards. He averaged 17.0 yards per reception. He has just 13 receptions in two seasons. Paulson is the second best pass-catching tight end on the roster but doesn't get much work in that role. Paulson has good size for the position. He doesn't have great speed or is an explosive player but has pretty good hands and does well getting open.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Unless Heath Miller gets hurt, don't bother with Paulson. He might get around 10 catches for 100 yards. That isn't going to help many fantasy teams.

 #75  Dion Sims Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 32  Recpts: 6MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Sims had six receptions in a reserve role his rookie season. He did his job as a blocker, though, and was an asset in that area as a tight end. He should continue to serve as the top blocking tight end on the team. Sims is a huge tight end that is a solid blocker and big target in the passing game. He isn't a big-play threat but a good safety valve and move the chains type-receiver.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Sims doesn't have a ton of value because he won't get the targets in his current role. He might get around 10 receptions for 100 yards.

 #76  Taylor Thompson Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 13  Recpts: 3TennesseeBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Thompson had three catches for 13 yards last season and has nine receptions in two full NFL seasons. He is still learning the position and making some strides but is more of a special teams player and blocker. Thompson is likely the No. 3 tight end this season. Thompson has great speed and the likely intangibles to make him a solid pro tight end but remains raw. He still needs a ton of work but is at least progressing. He still might be a season or two away from making a bigger impact.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Thompson is a help on special teams but that doesn't help fantasy teams. He won't get enough targets to be worth fantasy consideration. He might get around 10 receptions for 90 yards.

 #77  Michael Hoomanawanui Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 136  Recpts: 12New EnglandBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Hoomanawanui had a limited role for the Patriots once again last season, catching 12 passes, which actually was the second highest total of his career. He has yet to top 200 yards in any season and has 17 receptions in two seasons with the Patriots. He isn't expected to get an expanded role this season, working as a backup tight end. Hoomanawanui is yet to play a full season and his career high in receptions is 13. He is an above-average pass catcher with good athletic ability and the knack for making the tough catch. Hoomanawanui also is a good blocker and asset to the running game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hoomanawanui isn't going to get enough chances to help fantasy teams. He helps more as a blocker in the offense than as a receiver, which doesn't help fantasy teams. He could get around 10 receptions for 100 yards.

 #78  James Casey Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 31  Recpts: 3PhiladelphiaBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Casey was supposed to get plenty of playing time his first season with the Eagles but that didn't go as expected. He caught just three passes and got little playing time as a tight end or fullback. And when Casey played, he was used much more as a blocker than a pass-catching option. He should play a similar role this coming season. He is stuck behind some pretty good options at tight end right now. Casey runs well and can make plays with the ball in his hands, but struggles some with his route running. He is an improving blocker and being used more in that role than anything these days.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Casey has a shot to earn more playing time but don't expect a big surge in stats. He'll likely get around 10 catches for 80 yards. Casey isn't a guy to target for fantasy teams. He just won't get enough work.

 #79  Niles Paul Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 51  Recpts: 4WashingtonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Paul had four receptions in 14 games last season and has 14 catches in 44 games for his career. He has yet to get double-digit receptions in a single season. Paul is just fighting for a roster spot right now. He'll likely be No. 3 or 4 on the depth chart at tight end. Paul is a strong tight end with plus hands. He lacks some speed and isn't a great route runner but has plenty of speed to make big plays in the passing game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Paul isn't likely to get much more playing time than the past few seasons. He isn't going to be a help for fantasy teams. He could get close to 10 receptions for 100 yards.

 #80  Craig Stevens Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 5  Recpts: 2TennesseeBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Stevens saw a big dip in production last season with Delanie Walker taking most of the targets at tight end for the Titans. Stevens had just two receptions after having 23 the previous year. He should serve as the No. 2 tight end again this season. Steven has just two seasons with double-digit receptions. Stevens is a better blocker than pass catcher but improving in that area. He is a top blocker at the position, though, which gets him plenty of playing time even if he isn't starting.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Stevens isn't a guy that is going to help fantasy teams at tight end. He just doesn't get the work. He might get around 10 receptions for 80 yards. Go with more exciting options.

 #81  John Phillips Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 30  Recpts: 4San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Phillips had four receptions in 15 games with the Chargers last season, his first with the team. He was third on the depth chart and should serve similar role this season. He has just 34 receptions for his career. Phillips is best suited as a blocking tight end. He is a big kid with good size and strength. Phillips also has pretty good hands, but needs to improve his route running and lacks some speed.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Phillips might get a few more targets this year but won't get enough to help fantasy teams. He might get around 10 receptions for 100 yards in a backup role. His value remains more so as a blocker.

 #82  Joel Dreessen Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 47  Recpts: 7DenverBye: 4 
 
Player News:
The emergence of some other options at tight end led to poor production for Dreessen. He had just seven receptions after having 41 the previous year. He had at least 26 receptions four straight seasons before last year. Dreessen needed surgery on his knee in the offeseason, though, and could be slowed early in the year. He is just going to compete for a roster spot and isn't expected to play a huge role. Dreessen isn't flashy, but has pretty good hands and finds space in the secondary. He is tough to bring down with the ball in his hands.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dreessen was released by the Broncos during training camp, giving him little value for the coming season. He'll have a hard time catching on with another team.

 #83  Luke Stocker Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Recpts: 0Tampa BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Stocker played two games last season before injuring his hip and landing on Injured Reserve. He failed to catch a pass before the injury, though. Stocker has 28 receptions in three NFL seasons and has been a disappointment for the Bucs. At this point, he is just trying to keep his roster spot as a No. 2 or 3 tight end. Stocker has the size and strength to do well as a blocking tight end, but lacks some speed and needs to improve as a route runner to be a legit contributor in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Stocker isn't likely to finally have that breakout season this year. His career is trending the wrong way. He might get 10 receptions for 100 yards. Stocker is not fantasy material.

 #84  Rob Blanchflower PittsburghBye: 12 
 
 #85  Ted Bolser WashingtonBye: 10 
 
 #86  Bear Pascoe Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 81  Recpts: 12AtlantaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Pascoe had 12 receptions last season in a reserve role for the Giants. He has double-digit receptions two of the past three seasons but his career high in catches is just 12. He has 38 receptions in five seasons. He is a deep reserve at tight end. His value is more so as a blocker.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Pascoe isn't likely to improve on last season. We doubt he gets double-digit receptions once again. He might get five receptions for 40 yards. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.

 #87  Arthur Lynch MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Lynch could be a top blocking tight end for the Dolphins. He isn't much of a receiver but does well as a blocker and has good size for that role. He does do alright on shorter routes but won't make many plays down the field. He lacks a little speed. Lynch should be the No. 3 or 4 tight end for the Dolphins his rookie season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Lynch is more of a blocker than receiver, bringing little value to fantasy teams. Go with more exciting options.

 #88  Dante Rosario Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 13  Recpts: 1ChicagoBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Rosario caught a pass in 15 games for the Bears last season and has just 18 receptions the past three seasons. Rosario does have two seasons with 25 or more receptions but his career high in catches is 32. He has never topped 350 yards in a season. Rosario is likely to be a No. 3 tight end for this season, getting sporadic work. Rosario is a solid pass-catching tight end with above-average hands and good athleticism. He isn't much of a blocker, though, serving more as a pass-catching threat.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Even when he was at his best, Rosario still wasn't much of a help to fantasy teams. And we have a hard time believing he'll set career highs this season, so go with more exciting options come draft day. He might get five or so receptions.

 #89  Fred Davis Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 70  Recpts: 7WashingtonBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Davis had seven receptions in 10 games last season and found himself in more off-the-field trouble. At this point, he has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. There is a good chance he misses all of the coming season. His entire career could be done after this latest setback. When all is right with Davis, he can be a difference-maker at tight end. Davis is a gifted athlete with good speed and pass-catching ability. He isn't much of a blocker, though, which hurts his playing time some. He produced some big games in past seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Take Davis off your draft boards. He might be worth a waiver-wire add if he gets reinstated and another chance with some team. But until that happens, stay away.

 #90  Tony Moeaki Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Recpts: 0BuffaloBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Moeaki caught on with the Bills last season and played two games with the team, failing to catch a pass. He has two seasons with 33 or more receptions but has battled serious injury much of his career. He is just trying to get back to near full strength and win a roster spot. Nothing is certain with him at this point of his career. When healthy, Moeaki is a well-rounded tight end. He is a solid and willing blocker, which helps the running game. But he can also catch the ball and makes plays after the catch. He is a big target with decent speed and good pass-catching skills.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Moeaki was once a player on the rise but his career path hasn't gone as expected. He isn't worth a roster spot for fantasy teams. He is a long shot to come close to any past numbers.

 #91  Richard Gordon Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 3  Recpts: 1Kansas CityBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Gordon caught a pass in two games for the Chiefs last season. He was low on the depth chart and seems stuck in that position. Gordon has just four receptions for his career. Gordon probably doesn't offer the complete package at tight end to be a starter in this league but can help in spot duty as a blocker and possession target.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gordon is just fighting to keep a roster spot. He'll be lucky to get a handful of receptions. Please go with other options.

 #92  Michael Williams DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Williams injured his hand before his rookie season and was placed on Injured Reserve, missing the entire season. He will compete for the No. 3 tight end job with the Lions this season. He has some good talent ahead of him on the depth chart, which doesn't bode well for Williams. He is more of a blocking tight end than a pass catcher, so he could help in that role for the Lions.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Williams might get a couple catches but don't expect much. He is going to block more than catch the ball.

 #93  Justice Cunningham Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 4  Recpts: 1St LouisBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Cunningham had one reception his rookie season, serving in a reserve role for the Rams. He has some good options ahead of him on the depth chart and likely remains the No. 3 or 4 tight end for the coming season. Cunningham is going to help more as a blocker than a receiver.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cunningham isn't draft material. He might get five receptions but that is about it.

 #94  Chase Coffman Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 0  Recpts: 0TennesseeBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Coffman got in 13 games last season with the Falcons but didn't catch a pass. He has just four receptions for his career and is just fighting to keep a roster spot right now. Coffman's career hasn't gone as expected. He has talent but his inability to consistently block keeps him off the field too often. Coffman isn't a speed burner, but has plus hands and is a good athlete.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Coffman isn't a guy fantasy teams should bother with. He has never topped five receptions in a season and doesn't seem likely to do so this season.

 #95  Alex Smith Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 12  Recpts: 3CincinnatiBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Smith had just three receptions last season, his first season with the Bengals. He hasn't topped 20 receptions in a season since 2008. Smith is a deep reserve right now. Smith is big and strong, and can stretch the field because of his plus speed at the tight end spot. He isn't a great blocker, though, which hurts his case for playing time. Smith also has struggled consistency throughout his career, a reason his playing time hasn't increased since early in his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Smith might have a hard time just keeping a roster spot, so don't bother with him on your team. We don't see a sudden turnaround.

 #96  Tony Gonzalez Yr: 2013  TDs: 8  Yds: 859  Recpts: 83AtlantaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Gonzalez was supposed to retire after last season but he is going to give it another go after playing at a very high level once again in 2012. He had as good of a year as ever, catching 93 passes for 930 yards and eight touchdowns. This was his best season in four years with the Falcons. He had at least three receptions in all but a game and nine of 16 games with 50-plus yards. Even at age 37, Gonzalez hasn't shown much signs of slowing down. He keeps himself in great shape and just keeps chugging along. He should once again be a big part of the Falcons passing game. Gonzalez remains a great athlete and an extremely tough cover at tight end. He makes the tough catch in traffic because of his size, but can also outrun defenders because of his speed. He also knows his limitations at this point and plays to his strengths.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gonzalez remains an elite fantasy tight end. He isn't a top-five option anymore but just outside that group. You can't expect him to repeat last season but you can come close. He can get around 80 receptions for 800 yard and seven touchdowns. He might have a few more down games at this stage of his career but he'll continue to be a productive player in a great passing game.

 #97  Jake Ballard Yr: 2013  TDs: 2  Yds: 75  Recpts: 7ArizonaBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Ballard finally got in some game action late in the season with the Cardinals and didn't look too bad, scoring touchdowns two of the last three games. He finally seems to be getting back to full strength from his major knee injury. Ballard will compete for the No. 2 or 3 tight end spot with the Cardinals this season. Ballard has plenty of upside, especially if you consider he caught 38 passes for 604 yards in 2010. Ballard doesn't have great speed but runs pretty good routes and makes plays in the passing game. He also is a willing blocker that continues to improve in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Ballard retired during training camp. Take him off your draft boards.

 #98  Dallas Clark Yr: 2013  TDs: 3  Yds: 343  Recpts: 31BaltimoreBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Clark did alright in a reserve role for the Ravens last season, finishing with 31 receptions. He has posted very similar numbers the previous four seasons, getting around 35 receptions for 350 yards and three touchdowns. He did have some bad drops last season for the Ravens, though, which led to less playing time late in the year. At age 35, Clark's career could be done. When he was on his game, Clark was a fast, athletic tight end and a good route runner. He had a knack for making big plays, especially in the red zone.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Clark announced his retirement this offseason. Take him off your draft lists.

 #99  Nick Kasa Yr: 2013  TDs: 1  Yds: 9  Recpts: 1OaklandBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Kasa played in every game his rookie season but had just a reception. He helped more as a special teams player and blocker. He remains a project at tight end, still trying to learn the position. The Raiders have some needs at the position but Kasa seems a long shot to get much playing time in the passing game. Kasa is a solid blocker for the position and has pretty good speed. He can make some big plays down the middle. He needs plenty of work on his route running, though, and is hands are so so.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Kasa tore his ACL in training camp and is done for the season.

 #100  Anthony McCoy SeattleBye: 4 
 
Player News:
McCoy suffered a torn Achilles' tendon before the start of last season and missed the entire year. He is on his way back, though, and should be about full strength for 2014. McCoy will compete for the top backup spot with the Seahawks. His career had been progressing nicely before last year's injury. McCoy is an athletic tight end with good pass-catching ability. He has some off the field concerns but has put those behind him for now. And his work ethic has improved since joining the league.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
McCoy tore his Achilles' during training camp and is done for the season. Take him off your draft boards.

 #101  Tony Scheffler Yr: 2013  TDs: 0  Yds: 82  Recpts: 7DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Schefller was released by the Lions early in the season. It was a bit of a surprise but the Lions had some younger options they wanted to get playing time. Scheffler wasn't picked up by another team and will look to land a roster spot this coming year. Scheffler has a pretty good track record as a backup tight end. He has four season with 40 or more receptions and three 500-yard seasons. Scheffler has big-play ability at the tight end position. He is a great athlete with good speed and the ability to make plays after the catch. Scheffler is a tough cover over the middle as evident by his career 12.4 yards per reception average.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Scheffler retired this offseason because of concussion issues.


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