Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Target – Number 10: Hayden Hurst
Hayden Hurst is the first player who makes a huge leap in the tight end ranks. Austin Hooper was could very likely a product of his system and Hurst should prove that this season. Basically, Hurst takes Hooper’s place in the rankings just as he will slide into Hooper’s role in Atlanta’s offense.
Let’s not forget that the former baseball player turned tight end was a first-round draft pick just a few offseasons ago, so the potential is there. Hurst comes to Atlanta and will look to fill a 75-reception, almost 800-yard, six-touchdown hole left by Hooper as he departed for Cleveland.
Hurst hasn’t proved himself to be worthy of his first-round selection yet in his short career, but look for a breakout season for Hurst this year.
Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Target – Number 9: Rob Gronkowski
It’s a little bit weird to see Rob Gronkowski‘s name this low in a tight end rankings list, but it’s also weird to see his name even on this list after his 2019 retirement. (It’s also weird to see him listed as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer) A lot of weird with this ranking.
As much weird as there is with this ranking, there is probably equally as much risk with taking Gronkowski this season. He hasn’t played football in a year and has often struggled with injuries. Not to mention the plethora of target competition in Tampa Bay.
Again, a lot of risks and a lot of unknowns with Gronkowski for the coming season, but there’s no denying the potential upside either. This is a swing for the fences pick, but if he can return to form and prove to still be Tom Brady’s favorite target, you could be getting overall TE1 with a relatively inexpensive draft pick price.