Looking for a Tight End you can target late in your draft? RotoZak has a great selection for you to choose from.
Jordan Cameron (TE) Browns – If I’m not getting Jimmy Graham or Rob Gronkowski, I’ll be waiting until the end of the draft to grab a Tight End and Cameron is one of the reasons why. The Browns brought back Tight End specialist Rob Chudzinski and new head coach Norv Turner who have both worked with Antonio Gates. Cameron, who possesses the same athletic build and same basketball background as Gates, should be used in the same way that Gates has over the years in San Diego. So far this preseason Cameron has 72 Yards with two TD’s scored already. With Weeden looking as sharp as he has so far, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Cameron blow past the predictions I’ve made.
Projections: 65 Receptions, 700 Yards and 6 TD’s
Brandon Pettigrew (TE) Lions – Stafford threw a record breaking 727 passes last year. I know Stafford will probably tone it down this year but there’s still gonna be a lot of “Air Time” going on in Detroit. In 14 games last year Pettigrew was just shy of 60 receptions and will probably be targeted just as much this season. The Lions probably had the worst luck in the Red Zone last year and we should see Stafford throw more TD’s with some of them going Pettigrew’s way. Also the Lions added Reggie Bush to the roster which will free up guys like Pettigrew down the field this year, something the Lions haven’t been able to do the past few seasons. For a guy going in the later rounds and sometimes un-drafted, I’d take a chance on him with the possibility of him producing top ten stats.
Projections: 65 Receptions, 650 Yards and 5 TD’s
Fred Davis (TE) Redskins – If you like taking risks and wanna gamble on someone, here’s your guy. Davis and RG3 didn’t light it up together and with the injury to Davis, he’s just been flying under the radar this year in most drafts. Last year’s unimpressive numbers were 24 receptions and over 300 Yards. That’s in less than half a season. The main reason managers are passing up on Davis is the fact that he didn’t score a single TD last year. Davis has always had amazing talent but his bad attitude and lack of effort has stalled him from being an elite Tight End. Davis signed on to a one year contract and has a lot to prove this year and with the potential break out from RG3 this year, I’d be excited to get Davis if everyone passes up on him.
Projections: 65 Receptions, 700 Yards and 4 TD’s
Brandon Myers (TE) Giants – Myers had a breakthrough year in 2012 on a terrible Raiders offense. So going to New York should boost his stats shouldn’t it? Not exactly, since Eli has a lot of options and hasn’t thrown more than 60 receptions to a Tight End since 2007. So why is Myers in this sleeper post you might say? Every year Eli’s Tight Ends always seem to be consistent from week to week and for where Myers is getting drafted, which is way outside the top 10, is worth the late round flyer.
Projections: 60 Receptions, 625 Yards and 5 TD’s
Rob Housler (TE) Cardinals – The main reason I like Housler is not for Housler himself. It’s the fact that he has Carson Palmer throwing the ball to him. Last year Palmer targeted his tight end Brandon Myers 105 times with Myers getting 27 more receptions than any other receiver on the team. Yes the Cardinals have way more guys that Palmer can throw to but the targets will still be there for Housler. Housler has tremendous speed for his size and I think he will be the most streamed Tight End this year. If you like digging for those deep sleepers, Housler is being un-drafted in most leagues and could be a nice guy to stash away on your bench to start the year.
Projections: 55 Receptions, 600 Yards and 4 TD’s
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