Aug 9, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (85) makes a catch and is tackled by Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
10. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens – Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip in last year’s training camp which prevented Pitta from having any impact last season. Now, we look to see Pitta get back to his old self and have an impressive comeback year. The Ravens offense has always utilized the tight end position in the passing game well which will sit well with fantasy owners this season.
9. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles – Ertz had an average season last year as a rookie getting close to 500 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns. The reason Ertz is ranked #9 for fantasy football is because of his potential and how we expect the Eagles will use Ertz this season. The Eagles have had Brett Celek as their primary tight end for quite a while now and it is becoming more clear that Celek could become the primary blocking tight end in Philadelphia while Ertz becomes the leading receiving tight end in Chip Kelly’s fast paced offense.
8. Eric Ebron, Detriot Lions – Ebron was the top tight end drafted in this year’s past draft at #10 overall. The Lions did not draft a tight end so high to not utilize his skills this season. If Ebron lives up to the potential he was given out of college, Ebron could have a very successful rookie campaign with the Lions especially in their pass happy offensive game.