Times are changing in the NFL, which of course extends to fantasy football. As tight ends become top options on some offenses, their fantasy value suddenly increases exponentially.
You only really need to look at two players from last year to see what kind of numbers a tight end can put up in the right situation. Rob Gronkowski scored a tight end-record 17 receiving touchdowns last year and he continues to be a matchup nightmare that no defense can stop.
Jimmy Graham also had a brilliant season with 1,310 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. He was the only other tight end with numbers remotely close to Gronk's. Therefore, it shouldn't surprise fantasy players that