If you don’t plan on using a pick in the first four rounds of your fantasy draft on a tight end, you’re likely missing out on the likes of Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Jason Witten, Vernon Davis, and Tony Gonzalez. Two tight ends that have upside and hold huge value in later rounds are Chicago Bears Martellus Bennett and New York Giants Brandon Myers.
Bennett is entering his sixth season in the NFL and first with the Bears. He’s working on building better chemistry with quarterback Jay Cutler. Last season with the Giants, Bennett hauled in 55 receptions for 626 yards and 5 receiving touchdowns.
Bennett didn’t get a look from Cutler during his the first two preseason games. With an ADP (Average Draft Position) of 117, Bennett is likely to be taken in the 10th round of most standard 12 person fantasy drafts.
Myers had a breakout season last year hauling in 79 receptions for 806 yards and 4 touchdowns. Like Bennett, Myers is starting his first season with a new team and has had a very quiet preseason.
With a better quarterback situation in New York, Myers has the ability to put up similar numbers to last season. With an ADP of 111, he will likely go in the beginning of the tenth round of most standard 12 person fantasy drafts.
If you find yourself in the later rounds of your fantasy draft without a tight end, both Martellus Bennett and Brandon Myers are very good options. Myers has a bigger upside and could really make a push to be a top 5 fantasy tight end this season.