2010 fantasy football draft guide: tight end TE deep sleepers. Welcome to the 2010 fantasy football season! Here are my top 3 tight end TE deep sleeper picks to begin the 2010 fantasy football season. Deep sleeper picks are based on a standard mixed NFC/AFC single season redraft fantasy football league for the 2010 season. Tight end TE deep sleeper picks are based on players who are flying under the radar to begin the 2010 season, but have an opportunity to make a fantasy football impact if the situation arises. Tight end TE deep sleeper picks are also based on players who are widely considered to be a backup player behind the incumbent starter to begin the 2010 season, however if given the opportunity to receive playing time, could become fantasy football starter worthy at some point during the 2010 season. For additional fantasy football rankings and draft tools, check out my Blog at Hawk Fantasy Sports.
Tight End (TE) Deep Sleepers
Rob Gronkowski – NE
After posting outstanding receiving numbers during his college career, Gronkowski and his excellent receiving skills along with superb height at 6-6, could easily compliment Tom Brady and the Patriots offense during the 2010 season. With little competition at the tight end spot in New England, Gronkowski has a ton of potential to develop into one of Tom Brady’s trusted dump off targets. Combine in the possibility that Wes Welker likely will not be completely healthy to begin the season, and Gronkowski could be even more vital to the Patriots offense early on in the season.
Tony Moeaki – KC
As a 3rd round pick in this years 2010 NFL draft, Moeaki could be an outstanding steal for the Chiefs and fantasy football teams during the 2010 season. With little to no competition for the starting tight end job in Kansas City to begin the season, Moeaki has a great opportunity to be a week 1 starter for the Chiefs. Offering solid receiving skills and good size, Moeaki could easily turn into the second best receiving option in the Chiefs offense alongside Dwayne Bowe during the 2010 season. Typically ranked around the #40 spot among all fantasy football tight ends, and rarely if ever drafted in standard 12 team fantasy football leagues, Moeaki should be considered a solid sleeper pick in deep 18 plus leagues to begin the 2010 season.
Shawn Nelson – Buf
With injuries limiting Nelson’s playing time, and a revolving quarterback leading the Buffalo offense during the 2009 season, Nelson was never really able to establish any sort of consistency as a rookie last season. However entering his second season in the NFL, Nelson finds himself leading the competition for the starting tight end job in Buffalo to begin the 2010 season. With excellent size at 6-5, Nelson could easily develop into a top security blanket type receiver for whoever the quarterback is in Buffalo during the 2010 season.