2014 Fantasy Football: Updated Top 5 TE Sleepers

2014 Fantasy Football: Updated Top 5 TE Sleepers

Top 5 TE Sleepers 2014 Fantasy Football Season
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The tight end position is really booming in the passing league that the NFL has become; so it's not a position that you want to neglect in your draft. Who will become the next Jimmy Graham, or even the next Jordan Cameron? I can't promise you that I can predict that type of ridiculous talent, but I can show you five TE sleepers who face very little competition on their teams for their jobs, that you must pounce on in later rounds. Here's my list.

5. Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron 2014 Fantasy Football Top 5 TE Sleepers
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5. Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron 2014 Fantasy Football Top 5 TE Sleepers
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At the moment, Eric Ebron is listed behind Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria, but I'm sure this "list" will change soon. Pettigrew failed to impress last season and Fauria had seven TDs, but he only caught 18 passes. The Detroit Lions want Ebron to become the "next Jimmy Graham" so bad that they went out and hired Joe Lombardi as their offensive coordinator; a man who spent the last five seasons with the Saints. Don't miss out on this young TE.

4. Delanie Walker

Delanie Walker 2014 Fantasy Football Top 5 TE Sleepers
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4. Delanie Walker

Delanie Walker 2014 Fantasy Football Top 5 TE Sleepers
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His name doesn't jump out at you, but Delanie Walker is going to have a pretty good season this year. QB Jake Locker likes to throw it in Walker's direction and with Chris Johnson and Kenny Britt gone, Walker will have the opportunity to reel in more catches. His 60 REC, six TD output last season was nothing to sneeze at, and he's definitely a sleeper to consider in 2014. Walker should be easy pickings at the end of your draft.

3. Garrett Graham

Garrett Graham 2014 Fantasy Football Top 5 TE Sleepers
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3. Garrett Graham

Garrett Graham 2014 Fantasy Football Top 5 TE Sleepers
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Last season, the Houston Texans were horrible, but Garrett Graham's improvement was the silver lining amidst their woes. Graham took over Owen Daniels' job with 49 REC and five TDs and he'll see plenty of targets from TE-friendly QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick took over for Jake Locker when he got hurt in 2013 and he kept the link with TE Delanie Walker in tact, so expect Graham to have a break-out year in Houston this season.

2. Heath Miller

Heath Miller 2014 Fantasy Football Top 5 TE Sleepers
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2. Heath Miller

Heath Miller 2014 Fantasy Football Top 5 TE Sleepers
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Does the old man still have a bit left in his tank? I think so and all Heath Miller has to do this season to have a major impact on the Pittsburgh Steelers' passing game, is stay healthy. Ben Roethlisberger almost threw the ball 600 times last year, so it looks like the Steelers have abandoned their traditional ground-game approach. Miller has no competition for his job so look for him to return to being one of Big Ben's favorite targets in 2014.

1. Kyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph 2014 Fantasy Football Top 5 TE Sleepers
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1. Kyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph 2014 Fantasy Football Top 5 TE Sleepers
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Whether he's catching passes from Matt Cassel or Teddy Bridgewater, TE Kyle Rudolph will excel in 2014. The Minnesota Vikings hired Norv Turner as their offensive coordinator and Turner had a lot of success with TE Antonio Gates back in San Diego. Rudolph is not Gates, but he should be able to get back to his 2012 Pro Bowl form this year as the Vikings look to provide more offensive support for RB Adrian Peterson with the passing game.

Walton Yeboah-Amoako is an NBA writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter @WaltYeboah, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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