2014 Fantasy Football: 10 Ridiculously Underrated TEs

10 Ridiculously Underrated Fantasy Tight Ends

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The tight end, much like their progression in the NFL, are becoming just as important in fantasy football. Unless you want to spend a high draft pick on Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas or Rob Gronkowski, there are other solid options later in the draft. Here are 10 ridiculously underrated tight ends who can lead you to a fantasy championship.

10. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

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10. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

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This one is a bit of a flyer, but Fleener already has that rapport with Andrew Luck, and I would expect a much better season from him this season. He was disappointing last season, but now with more options on the outside, he should be able to stretch the field down the seam.

9. Any Packers Tight End

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9. Any Packers Tight End

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I don't know who will win the tight end job for the Green Bay Packers, but regardless, they could be a solid tight end option. Aaron Rodgers loves to use the tight end in the flat and down the seam.

8. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears

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8. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears

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Bennett made news in the wrong at the beginning of camp, but the fact remains that he is supremely talented, and he could thrive in Marc Trestman's system. If Bennett meets his full potential, he could be a steal late in the draft.

7. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans

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7. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans

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Walker put up career-highs in his first season as a starter for the Tennessee Titans, and it should be interesting to see how he progresses this season. With Ken Whisenhunt coming over from San Diego, a team that loves their tight ends, Walker might turn into a viable fantasy option.

6. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins

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6. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins

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Clay put up good numbers last season for a player who never started as a tight end before. He became Ryan Tannehill's safety blanket, and I would expect a similar output this year, especially with question marks at the receiver position.

5. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers

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5. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Miller has been a successful and effective tight end for a long time because Ben Roethlisberger trusts him more than any other pass-catcher on the roster. He doesn't impress with his athletic ability, but he is always a top target in the red zone, and that alone makes him a real fantasy option.

4. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions

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4. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions

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Ebron is about to make Brandon Pettigrew irrelevant. He's a physical freak, and with all the attention paid to Calvin Johnson on the outside, it frees up the middle for Ebron to dominate.

3. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

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3. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

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Ability has never been an issue with Rudolph. His problem has always been the quarterback position, or lack thereof. If the Vikings can get some stability at quarterback, whether that's Matt Cassel or Teddy Bridgewater, he should have a great year.

2. Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers

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2. Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers

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I have been on this Green's bandwagon for a while now, and that's because I believe he's going to be a star. He has the talent to be a top tight end in the NFL, and he has Antonio Gates to learn from.

1. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

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1. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

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Olsen has always been a mid-level option at tight end, but he could end up having the best year of his career with the Carolina Panthers this season. There are serious question marks at receiver, and Olsen is the only receiver Cam Newton has any sort of familiarity with. I expect a big year from Olsen.


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