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Staff Sleepers, Under and Over Valued Players: Tight Ends
August 4, 2010 Comments Comments       Print this page Print 

Other Positions:  Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers  |  Tight Ends

Eight staff writers have all been polled who their sleepers, undervalued and overvalued players are. To make this within context of your draft, we have shown the selections against the average draft rankings and are highlighting when at least three writers have a consensus on a player.

Sleepers (Players drafted as a backup that have the potential to perform like a starter)

(3 stars)

Vishante Shiancoe, Minnesota Vikings - He gets this mostly because he comes in 13th and yet should be used as a starter with 566 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Even without Favre, Shiancoe should be a big factor in the passing game.

(2 stars)

Jared Cook

Undervalued (Players drafted as a starter but a great value where available)

(4 stars)

Zach Miller, Oakland Raiders - Most of the staffers love Miller who is drafted as a backup and yet already had 805 yards and three scores last year. Now he gets Jason Campbell who already has made stars of Chris Cooley and Fred Davis. Miller could end up as one of the elite tight ends this year.

(2 stars)

Brent Celek, Owen Daniels, Tony Gonzalez, Kellen Winslow

Overvalued (Players that are poor values where being drafted, if not outright busts)

(4 stars)

Greg Olsen, Chicago Bears - No matter what Mike Martz says, his system is a proven tight end killer. Vernon Davis only had 31 catches for 358 yards and two scores under Martz in 2009 and that was after Martz claiming in the summer to be excited to incorporate Davis. Sorry Greg, it just does not look good.

Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals - Gresham may be the first tight end drafted in the NFL this year but he still goes to a team that has never used the position much at all. Add in the Bengals signing Terrell Owens and Gresham requires major optimism to consider as a desirable rookie for this season.

(3 stars)

Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers - Finley had a fine season in 2009 but going 4th overall seems too high for three of the staff members. Ahead of more proven players like Jason Witten and Tony Gonzalez?

Under Valued
or Sleeper
Over Valued ADP Rankings
as of 8/3
DMD  2V   DT   KR   PS  TVP  SG  JUM
    1 Clark, Dallas                
2 Gates, Antonio       U O      
    3 Davis, Vernon                
  4 Finley, Jermichael   O       O   O
5 Witten, Jason     U         O
  6 Celek, Brent U             U
7 Gonzalez, Tony   U O U        
  8 Daniels, Owen     U   U      
  9 Winslow, Kellen           U   U
  10 Miller, Zach U U     U U    
    11 Cooley, Chris                
  12 Miller, Heath         O      
  13 Shiancoe, Vishante S S     S      
    14 Carlson, John                
  15 Keller, Dustin O              
16 Olsen, Greg O   S O O O    
  17 Shockey, Jeremy       O        
  18 Gresham, Jermaine O O   O       O
  19 Boss, Kevin     S          
  20 Davis, Fred       S        
21 Pettigrew, Brandon     O     S    
  22 Scheffler, Tony S              
23 Cook, Jared   O   S       S
  24 Hernandez, Aaron           O    
    25 Gronkowski, Rob                
  26 Nelson, Shawn     S          
  27 Heap, Todd           S    
    28 Graham, Jimmy                
  29 Moeaki, Tony   S            
    30 Scaife, Bo                
    31 Lewis, Marcedes                
    32 Watson, Ben                
    33 Miller, Zach                
  34 Fasano, Anthony         S      
  35 Bennett, Martellus               S
DMD: David Dorey
2V: John Tuvey
DT: Darin Tietgen
KR: Kevin Ratterree
PS: Paul Sandy
TVP: Tim Van Prooyen
JUM: John Miller O: Over Valued
U: Under Valued
S: Sleeper

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