Let's face the cold hard truth: no one likes drafting a tight end in fantasy football. There are always too many questions with the position. One of the biggest being – should you draft one early?
Well four of the top five projected tight ends have some sort of injury concern attached to them, including the dreaded “injury prone” label for No. 1 Rob Gronkowski and Jordan Reed. Travis Kelce is coming off of an injury while Jimmy Graham has dealt with his own issues. That leaves Greg Olsen who also just happens to be the most consistent tight end over the past four years, even though he’s not a sexy pick.
So should you wait on drafting a tight end? Probably. But you're going to need to know which one to draft and that's why these rankings are so important.
— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.
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