Fantasy Football Draft 2015: Tight End (TE) Sleepers
Taking a Look at the Top Sleeper Picks at TE in the 2015 Fantasy Draft
August 26, 2015
This week, we’ve been breaking down some of the interesting sleeper and value candidates in honor of the 2015 fantasy football draft. Today it’s time for the tight end slot, which will be a tough one to get right.
After Rob Gronkowski at the top, TE is filled with question marks. There aren’t too many sure-fire pickups, but let’s take a look at some high-upside guys you should keep in mind when you’re on the clock.
Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals: Eifert played in just one game last season before injury derailed his entire campaign. This season, he’s back to 100 percent and ready to take the next step as a fantasy TE.
Eifert has the capability to bag 50 catches with 500 yards or so. He’ll be an enticing weapon on a rapidly-improving Bengals offense.
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Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills: You can count us as among the fantasy folks on Clay’s bandwagon. He’s packed his bags and moved to Buffalo this year, ready to help revitalize the Bills offense behind LeSean McCoy.
Clay’s surroundings have changed, but he’s got a legitimate shot of reaching last year’s numbers of 58 catches with 605 yards and three touchdowns.
Jace Amaro, New York Jets: Let’s stick in the AFC East for a moment and visit with Amaro. Sure, he’s on the Jets offense, which swallows talent whole, but he’s got a better supporting cast around him than he did last year.
Amaro showed flashes in 2014, bagging 38 catches in 14 games. He’s got the talent to be a TE2, and could flirt with 50 catches if that Jets offense can gain any traction at all.
Maxx Williams, Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens have been trying to fill the void left by an injured Dennis Pitta for the past two years, and Williams is their latest attempt. The rookie out of Minnesota logged 36 grabs for 569 yards and eight scores in his final college season, making him a prime red zone candidate for Flacco and company.
Williams is something of a dice roll right now, but snagging him in the draft late could pay off if he gets off to a hot start.
Richard Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: The Packers will be dealing with the loss of Jordy Nelson for some time to come, and in the meantime the other offensive personalities need to step up.
That’s where (the other) Rodgers comes in. He should see an increased workload in this new-look offense, and will provide a nice big red-zone target for his QB of the same name. 50 catches and 500 yards aren’t out of the question.
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