Draft Zone: 12th Ranked Tight End – Giants Brandon Myers

Brandon Myers of the New York Giants is the 12th ranked tight end in this year’s 2013 fantasy draft standings. With an Average Draft Position (ADP) of 111, he’s likely to be taken in the beginning of the 10th round.

Brandon Myers shocked most fantasy owners last year with somewhat of a breakout season. In 2012, Myers brought in 79 receptions for 806 yards and 4 touchdowns during his fourth season with the Oakland Raiders. All 3 of those stats were actually higher totals than his first 3 seasons combined. He’s also proven his ability to fight for extra yardage, with more than half of his receptions resulting in first downs (41 out of 79).

Myers seemed to come out of nowhere in terms of fantasy production, but durability has never been in question. Myers missed just one game during his past three seasons playing in Oakland. Looking to continue that tough behavior in New York, Myers can now thrive in an offense ruled by the passing game with quarterback Eli Manning.

Manning has spent his entire career making mediocre tight ends look very good. With Manning entering his prime, don’t be surprised if the 27 year old tight end puts up 1,000 yards this season in a system designed for him to succeed.

Myers should be a top 5 tight end in standard 12 team formats and could be one of this season’s breakout players of the year.

 

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