Tight end is the trickiest position to draft, especially in a keeper/dynasty league. If you need a rookie tight end in your keeper league, take a look at these guys.
Coby Fleener, IND – The former Stanford Cardinal should have a solid fantasy year. When receivers/tight ends enter the NFL they have to get used to a new quarterback throwing them the ball, but Fleener is in a unique and comfortable situation. He is yet again paired up with his former quarterback in college, Andrew Luck. Instead of getting familiar with a new quarterback, all he has to do is study the Colts’ playbook. Fleener does have the speed to spread the field and the ability to go up and get the ball. His only weakness is that he is not a great run blocker, but he can work on that over time. This season, expect Coby Fleener to have 45-50 catches, 700 receiving yards and 8-10 touchdowns. If you’re looking for a tight end to draft, this guy is your number one chose. Target him in the third to fourth round in your keeper/dynasty league.
Michael Egnew, MIA – When the Miami Dolphins drafted Michael Egnew they were looking for someone who could stretch the field and help the quarterback in the short to intermediate passing game – they may have found their man. Egnew has decent size (6’5”), has good hands, and has the ability to leap high and catch balls that seems to be out of his range. The only drawback, as with most rookie tight ends, is that his route running is not up to par. He also needs to work on his blocking which was a liability in college. If you’re going to draft him in your keeper/dynasty league, use one of your late round picks.