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2014 Fantasy Football: Predicting 5 Biggest TE Flops

Predicting The 5 Biggest TE Flops in 2014 Fantasy Football

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The tight end position can be incredibly difficult to gauge during fantasy football draft season. With the exception of the top few elite players, nothing is a certainty. Here is a look at five potential flops at the position in 2014.

5. Heath Miller

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5. Heath Miller

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In 2013, Miller caught 58 passes for 593 yards which is respectable, however he was only able to muster one touchdown in 14 games. If you have the chance to take Ladarius Green instead as current ADP indicates, Miller should be an afterthought.

4. Jace Amaro

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4. Jace Amaro

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The New York Jets have high hopes that Jace Amaro will be their tight end of the future after picking him in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft, but all reports coming out of Jets' camp indicate the rookie is having a difficult time adjusting to the pro system and has struggled mightily. He might be worth a look in dynasty leagues, but 2014 is not going to be kind to the former Red Raider.

3. Dwayne Allen

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3. Dwayne Allen

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Allen was hurt during the Indianapolis Colts' first game against the Oakland Raiders in 2013 and missed essentially the entire season. He undoubedtly has talent and showed some promise in his rookie season in 2012 with 44 receptions for 521 yards and three touchdowns. However, QB Andrew Luck and Colby Fleener have been teammates going back to college and I'd expect Fleener is still Luck's prime target at TE, which hurts Allen.

2. Tyler Eifert

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2. Tyler Eifert

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Stay away from Cincinnati Bengals in 2014, as they project to take a huge step backwards. QB Andy Dalton's contract status is still up in the air, and TE Jermaine Gresham is not expected to miss much time to start the season, if any, to his current back injury. Eifert is getting rave reviews thus far into training camp, and it's hype that will be a tough task to live up to.

1. Kyle Rudolph

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1. Kyle Rudolph

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The Minnesota Vikings clearly have more faith in Rudolph than I do, as he was signed last week to a five-year contract extension. He missed half of the 2013 season with a fractured foot which appears to be fine, but the Vikings project to have a tumultuous season as soon as Matt Cassel throws his first pick, and fans and media alike clamor for Teddy Bridgewater. Rudolph is a great talent, but the circumstance is scary, especially at 8.11 ADP.

Timothy Downs is a St. Louis Rams/NFL writer for RantSports.com. You can add him on Google or follow on Twitter @Tidow1212.