By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports
It is becoming more and more evident that the tight end position isn't overlooked these days. Just look at last season when Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham were among the top point scorers at any position. Having either of those guys likely meant you made the playoffs. A top No. 1 tight end that produces similar to an elite receiver can be a huge plus for fantasy teams.
Gronkowski had numbers most No. 1 receivers didn't match. There are about five or so tight ends capable of having a Gronkowski-type 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 Fred Davis, Jared Cook and Brent Celek can be had fairly late in drafts but still produce solid starting tight end numbers for fantasy teams. All guys seem setup for solid seasons and are good reasons why some fantasy teams wait on a tight end while loading up on other positions.
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