2014 Fantasy Football: Top 5 Deep Sleepers At TE After Preseason Week 3

Top 5 Fantasy Football Deep TE Sleepers After Preseason Week 3

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Tight end has been a notoriously thin position in fantasy football for years. Besides a handful of elite players, the position has been filled with plug-and-play options from week-to-week for fantasy owners. That could change this year though. Five deep sleepers in particular could go from relatively unknown to fantasy gold in 2014. Read on to find out who they are.

5. Adrien Robinson

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5. Adrien Robinson

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At first glance, Adrien Robinson may not offer much upside in fantasy. After all, Eli Manning and the New York Giants were awful offensively last year. Robinson really never wowed anyone in college and his roster spot may not even be safe. With that said, he also has a chance to be a breakout candidate with the Giants' TE situation a mess. He is the most athletic of the Giants options and they utilize the TE. He's a high-risk high-reward option.

4. Luke Willson

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4. Luke Willson

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The key to Seattle Seahawks TE Luke Willson making an impact this year is the injury to Anthony McCoy. After a second injury in two years to his Achilles, he will be shut down this season. This will allow Willson to slide in behind Zach Miller as the No. 2 TE on a contending team. He has very little production to speak of, but he is 24 and in just his second year. He has a very good QB in Russell Wilson and impressive size and speed.

3. Jace Amaro

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3. Jace Amaro

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If he wasn't on a team with questions at QB, rookie TE Jace Amaro might be the top guy on this list. Unfortunately, the New York Jets are once again starting Geno Smith who has yet to show he can be a productive NFL QB. Also, Jeff Cumberland is ahead of him on the depth chart, at least for now. However, Amaro is the player who offers way more upside. He has a chance to be a red zone threat and catch his fair share of balls in 2014.

2. Richard Rodgers

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2. Richard Rodgers

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Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers has benefited in a big way the past few weeks. Fellow TE Colt Lyerla was lost for the season, allowing him to show what he's made of. Jermichael Finley is out of the picture as well, further helping his cause. He has started the first three preseason games of the year, getting the majority of first-team reps in each game. On a very good offense with Aaron Rodgers at the helm, he has monster fantasy upside.

1. Travis Kelce

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1. Travis Kelce

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Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is making his way back from microfracture surgery in 2014. That sounds bad, but he looks healthy if his preseason play is any indication. He has caught ten passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns thus far. Anthony Fasano is ahead of him right now on the depth chart, but he isn't the pass catcher that Kelce is. the Chiefs lack prolific receivers too, meaning Kelce and Fasano should both contribute.

Will Gellman is a New England Patriots writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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