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FANTASY FOOTBALL FEEDING FRENZY: 2017 Tight Ends Preview (Recap)

FANTASY FOOTBALL FEEDING FRENZY: 2017 Tight Ends Preview (Recap)

We’re nearing the end of August. This week teams across the National Football League will hold all their all-important “dress rehearsal” third preseason game. And there are just two big fantasy draft weekends to go before the 2017 NFL season opens at Gillette Stadium.

There will be thousands of fantasy drafts this weekend, and drafters far and wide are looking for every edge they can get. The Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy has already previewed the quarterback position. And the running backs. And the wide receivers.


That means this week it’s time to tackle the most unpredictable position in all of fantasy – the tight ends.

The tight ends, as they have been for several years, are headlined by Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots, the oft-injured man-monster who the is the personification of the risk-reward fantasy pick. Gronkowski has a ceiling no other tight end can match, but how early is too early considering his injury risk?

Speaking of injury risk, what about Jordan Reed, he of the injured foot? Reed’s falling in drafts to what could be a position of value, but is he a bargain in the waiting or fool’s gold?

Can Tyler Eifert bounce back from injury this year. Can Kyle Rudolph and Jimmy Graham back up big 2017 campaigns?


Which tight ends are undervalued in 2017 and should be targeted of draft day? Which ones are overvalued busts waiting to happen.

And will I ever stop asking questions?

Join the Feeding Frenzy gang for everything you need to know about tight ends leading up to your fantasy draft.

Come on in – the water’s FINE.

About Gary Davenport

A member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association and Pro Football Writers of America who resides in Columbus, Ohio, Gary has been featured on a number of fantasy websites and in nationally circulated publications. These publications include the USA Today Fantasy Football Preview and the magazines distributed by Fantasy Sports Publications Inc., for whom Gary is a both a contributing author and associate editor. Gary is an nine-time FSWA Award finalist and three-time winner who has been a finalist for that organization's Fantasy Football Writer of the Year award each of the last four years. He won the honor in 2017 and 2019. Gary also appears regularly on Sirius XM Radio (including live from Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIX) and over-the-air stations across the country. Gary was one of the co-founders of, and Head Writer at, Fantasy Football Oasis before joining Fantasy Sharks as an IDP Senior Staff Writer in 2011. He knows football. Or so he's heard.