By Aaron Charles @aaroncharleskc on August 25, 2014
In previous years, tight end has been a pretty top-heavy position in fantasy football. This season, you shouldn't have to commit a pick in one of the first five rounds just to get a tight end who can produce. There are several sleepers loaded with upside who won't cost you points at other positions.
Allen's hip injury hurt his progress last season, but he's back this year and has already jumped Coby Fleener on the depth chart. The Colts plan on using a lot of two-TE sets this season, which will only increase his snaps.
The Detroit Lions are one of the most pass-oriented teams in the NFL, and they plan on using Ebron's talents to the fullest. He may still be listed at No. 3 on the depth chart, but the Lions didn't select him 10th overall in a draft loaded with talent just to have him sit on the bench. Brandon Pettigrew has done very little with a ton of targets in Detroit. The team is looking to get much more out of their tight end position.
Despite a quiet preseason, Eifert has sophomore breakout written all over him. Jermaine Gresham is an inferior pass catcher to Eifert, and Andy Dalton needs to find a quality target outside of A.J. Green. Eifert is can be exactly what the Cincinnati Bengals' offense needs.
Speaking of teams that need another passing threat, the Kansas City Chiefs desperately need one. Kelce has exploded for two long touchdowns in the preseason so far. Alex Smith needs to bring that explosiveness to the regular season. Kelce is a far superior athlete to Anthony Fasano, and he should get his share of looks this season. Smith's favorite target in San Francisco was Vernon Davis. Kelce can be that kind of guy for him in Kansas City.
DeSean Jackson is gone and the Philadelphia Eagles need another playmaker. Ertz is definitely up to the task. The second-year tight end has caught eight of nine targets for 110 yards through three preseason games. He is ready, willing and able for a large role in what is expected to be one of the NFL's best offenses.
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