For the 2013 season, it’s Jimmy Graham, and then everyone else. Graham is the consensus number one fantasy tight end, a guaranteed second right pick – or a thirty dollar value in auction drafts, but after that, however, it’s a slim pickins’.
Tony Gonzalez, while expected to have a productive 2013 being on the Falcons’ high-octane offense, is 37 and no longer the dominant fantasy tight end he once was. Ditto to Jason Witten (but he’s only 31). Dustin Keller just suffered a gruesome injury, tearing every ligament in his knee, and who can expect Kyle Rudolph to have a repeat performance from last year (493 yards, 9 TDs)?
So, once Graham, Gonzalez, Witten and Vernon Davis go off the board, who should you look to wait and draft in those later rounds? Here are four solid fantasy tight ends to hold out for: