- Austin Seferien-Jenkins hasn’t been able to practice thanks to Washington’s graduation schedule which means he’ll start off behind incumbents Tim Wright and Brandon Myers. ASJ probably won’t contribute much in his rookie year but should be on the radar in the second round of your rookie drafts.
- Confirming what was thought before, Giants tight end Adrien Robinson has yet to distance himself from the competition. He should be avoided in dynasty leagues.
- If you have any chance of grabbing Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson for a reasonable price, do it now. He’s going to be featured a ton this year.
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- Change to the top five this month with Redskins tight end Jordan Reed entering at number five. Reed’s stock is up thanks to new coach Jay Gruden’s pass-first mentality. The four before him include Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Julius Thomas, and Jordan Cameron.
- Up this month is Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar and Titans tight end Delanie Walker. Escobar should see more opportunities in Dallas with Jason Witten getting older. Delanie Walker is expected to see more targets in new coach Ken Whisenhunt’s offense. Walker is a decent buy-low candidate for 2014.
- Lions tight end Joseph Fauria dropped a bit thanks to the Lions re-signing of fellow tight end Brandon Pettigrew. Fauria should pass Pettigrew on the depth chart sometime this season. The other drop is Tampa’s new tight end Brandon Myers. Myers had a terrible stint in New York and isn’t expected to do much better in Tampa. Even at 39 he’s not a recommended buy.
- Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is penciled in as the starter for 2014 and many years to come, possibly as the next Percy Harvin. His stock will be sky-high around dynasty drat time thanks to that and new offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
- Colts receiver Reggie Wayne will begin a new phase of his rehab by including straight-line runs. Wayne was seriously injured halfway though the year last year but could be had on the cheap in most dynasty leagues if you’re looking for a WR3 for a year or two.
- Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew will, most likely, test the free agent market. In related news, the Lions will probably upgrade the position. Pettigrew was one of the most promising tight end prospects for years thanks to the high-powered Detroit offense but never took advantage.
- Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez apparently wont’ have to look hard to find work should he be a cap casualty. For Sanchez dynasty owners, there’s a glimmer of hope.
- Recently ‘retired’ Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride suggested tight end Brandon Myers might be better suited as a reserve. For Myers dynasty owners – abort! abort!
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- We have a new top five with Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski (injuries aside), new #3 Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron, and Vernon Davis rounding it out.
- Next up on the list is now second-year Washington tight end Jordan Reed, making a big leap from ninth to sixth. Other big risers include fellow second-year tight end Ladarius Green (from 16th to 11th) who will, presumably, take on a bigger role in San Diego next year. Also be on the lookout for Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz (from 22nd to 16th) who had three of his four biggest yardage games in the last five games of the season. Ertz has more talent than any other tight end on the Eagles roster and should be utilized more.
- Dropping this time is Packers tight end Jermichael Finley from 14th to 18th due to the questions about his health and where he’ll end up next season. Other drops include the Giants Brandon Myers, who possibly had the most disappointing fantasy season in the tight end category, and Washington’s Fred Davis who was unseated by the previously mentioned Reed. Neither one shows bounce-back potential in 2014.