Fantasy Football owners must fill every roster spot with quality talent if they want to win their league's championship. And with the passing game taking over NFL offenses, the tight end position has become an important asset and one that can net plenty of points during the season.
Here is a closer look at the top sleepers at tight end for the upcoming season. Barring injuries, these players could give fantasy football owners some good point totals in the upcoming football season.
Kyle Rudolph was selected in the second round of last year's draft by the Minnesota Vikings and after one season as the team's backup, the 6'6" tight end is now the starter for the Vikings. Last season he made 26 receptions for 249 yards and three scores and those numbers could easily double with a solid 2012-13 season.
Lance Kendricks is another second year pro that could breakout this season. Last year with the St Louis Rams, the youngster made 28 catches for 352 yards. With a new offensive coordinator that uses the tight end more in the passing game and the added skilled position players added by the team this off-season, Kendricks could have a big year for the Rams.
Big and athletic tight ends are starting to take over in the NFL and these two youngsters could become the next big thing in football and help fantasy owners with their goal of winning their league this season.