NFL Tight Ends – Don’t Sweat the Position in Fantasy Drafts

June 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This year you are going to see tight ends flying off the shelf starting in the fourth and fifth rounds od fantasy drafts, which are prime rounds for your quarterback, running back and wide receiver picks. In this year's expert draft I picked up Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco in the fourth round of a sixteen team league. I typically wait until fifth round for a signal caller, but in such a large league I had to flip flop and pick quarterback in the fourth then running back in the fifth.
The top 12 tight ends for 2010 are not going to have a huge difference in points scored, so you will find most owners not selecting a back-up tight end until the later rounds of the draft.  So, in a typical 12 person league you can have a top shelf tight end as late as the eighth or ninth round so you don't even need to think taking one until the sixth round.
For instance I can pick up Zach Miller from Oakland in the eighth or ninth with his huge upside, where by the eighth or ninth the ...

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