Fantasy Football Sleepers – Tight Ends
I’m going to preface this by stating that in this day and age there really are no “sleepers” since there is so much coverage that a third string TE can’t make a nice catch in practice without the world knowing about it. That said, here is a list of TEs that I feel will exceed expectations this season.
Owen Daniels – Owen will likely be the 8th-10th Tight End taken in drafts, but could end up being a Top 5 TE. He’s got great hands and is the second best target on the Texans behind Andre Johnson.
Vernon Davis – Here’s another Top 5 candidate. He has the size and speed. Now if he can just stay healthy. Having pass-happy Mike Martz on board should help his progress.
Greg Olsen – With Benard Berrian gone, Olsen is probably the Bears best option in the air attack (I use that term loosely). If Orton wins the job, Olsen will probably be leaned on even more. He’s a sneaky good pickup.
Zach Miller – Zach is another second-year TE that intrigues me. He meshed well with JaMarcus Russell and could be in store for a solid fantasy season. He also may be his team’s best receiving target.
Kevin Boss – They got rid of Shockey because of his Super Bowl catch. Oh, and the whole attitude thing.
John Carlson – Rookie out of Notre Dame could win the starting job in Seattle.