The tight end position has been pretty thin this fantasy football season. Some guys are behind bars and some guys have been on the operating table. One guy to keep an eye on, though, is Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham.
Gresham finished the season with a respectable 737 receiving yards. He hauled in 64 passes on 94 targets and finished with five touchdowns. It wasn’t an All-Pro performance, but he still warranted a starting spot week after week.
The Bengals grabbed TE Tyler Eifert in the first round of this past year’s draft. The Notre Dame star was the best tight end in the draft class and is a talent that comes around once every couple years. Just because the team grabbed a tight end in the first round, though, doesn’t mean that they won’t be utilizing Gresham.
The 25-year-old is an outstanding athlete and has matured into a very reliable target for QB Andy Dalton to look for. He isn’t afraid to go over the middle and has a knack for making the big play. Needless to say, Gresham will once again have a critical role in the offense in 2013.
Also, more and more offenses are moving to two-tight end sets and the philosophy didn’t seem to hurt the New England Patriots’ tight ends from putting up numbers. Cincinnati could thrive with two strong tight ends, so don’t sleep on Gresham just because the team brought in another mouth to feed.
Gresham is worth grabbing towards the end of the draft in deeper leagues. He should be able to still finish with around 700 yards and between 6-8 touchdowns.