The NFL is about depth and several of the top tight ends in the league have already suffered injuries, making it tough on fantasy football owners, but there is help on the waiver wire and for owners that have Aaron Hernandez or Antonio Gates, these players could help in the short-term.
Scott Chandler is a touchdown machine for the Buffalo Bills and with the team losing their third receiver last weekend, Chandler could see more balls thrown his way in the coming weeks, helping owners that need help with their roster in week 3.
Dante Rosario made a big splash last week filling in for Gates and the San Diego Chargers may need the backup tight end again this weekend. With three touchdown receptions in week 2, Rosario will get a lot of waiver-wire action this week.
The tight end has become very important in the NFL, especially in the red zone and owners must have a viable option or risk losing points to the opposition. These two players are short-term solutions for owners in need, but players like Lance Kendricks of the St Louis Rams might not be flashy, but he will get points each week.