One of the unique positions in a fantasy football lineup is the tight end slot. The elite options are apparent each season and require significant draft capital. The second tier of possibilities is often a mixed bag of older veterans who have lost a step combined with young upstarts looking to take the next level. The rest of the tight end options are either weekly streamers or high-upside fliers.
Regardless of how you choose to address this part of your lineup, the tight end position carries intrigue. Fantasy owners know they take longer to develop into productive players for both real and fantasy football. Thankfully, some research has been done that highlights the importance of youth in predicting tight end breakouts.
Let’s take a look at three tight ends coming into their second season.
T.J. Hockenson – Best Ball ADP TE12
T.J. Hockenson was the first tight end off the board in the 2019 NFL Draft. Going at No. 8 overall to the Detroit Lions, Hockenson brought with him high draft capital, elite athleticism, and a strong college production profile.