It’s time to take a look at some 2020 Fantasy Football tight end sleepers. There is nothing worse than missing out on the elite tight ends and then getting stuck with a dead fish at the position all year. That’s why I’m here to help. A year ago, I had Mark Andrews and Darren Waller on my sleeper list. Both of those worked out very well. Let’s try to find tight end sleepers again for the 2020 fantasy football season.
*This is in no order.
Mike Gesicki (Dolphins)
Mike Gesicki is getting better and better! As a rookie, Gesicki had 22 receptions for 202 yards and 0 touchdowns. In year two, the Penn State product improved with a season of 51 receptions, 570 yards, and 5 touchdowns. Year 3, could be a BIG year.
More importantly, the Dolphins didn’t draft any weapons. It’s going to be a 3 man combo of DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, and Gesicki. Now we’re talking about potentially getting better quarterback play too depending on if and when Tua Tagovailoa takes over for the 2020 season.
Gesicki is just such a big mismatch weapon. 6-foot-6 body that can dominate in the red zone. Remember, the Dolphins were basically tanking last year. They should be more competitive. Gesicki could have a huge year.
Jonnu Smith (Tennessee Titans)
Jonnu Smith is the dude now. Delanie Walker is no longer on the roster. Targets was really the issue. Smith is the guy now and should get more opportunities than the 44 targets he got last year.
Smith has improved every single year. The former Florida International prospect has upped his yardage from 157 to 258 to 439 yards. Smith is a great athlete and can turn small plays into big plays. 4.62 speed is more than serviceable for the position. It may be a run first team but Smith will emerge as one of the top targets for Ryan Tannehill.
Eric Ebron (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Eric Ebron seems to be lower than expected on fantasy lists. He sort of fell out of favor in Indy and mostly didn’t have the same season because Andrew Luck retired. That’s not on Ebron. Big Ben seems thrilled the team added Ebron. He hasn’t had a go to tight end since Heath Miller. As long as Roethlisberger is healthy, Ebron can have a big year.
Greg Olson (Seattle Seahawks)
I don’t feel super confident about this one but it feels like Olson has a shot. It’s mostly DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Will Dissly has been hurt a lot too. Maybe Greg Olson can be a cagy veteran. We’ll see. This is a borderline one for me.
Irv Smith (Minnesota Vikings)
Another questionable one. It’s not the talent, it’s the fact that Kyle Rudolph is still there. Justin Jefferson is coming in too so the target share might not be too different even after Stefon Diggs left.
Irv held his own as a rookie. 36 receptions, 311 yards, and 2 touchdowns. I was all in on this guy on draft day. It’s a matter of if he can take the lead role from Rudolph. If not this year, it’s next year.
Dawson Knox (Buffalo Bills)
Dawson Knox is a serious sleeper. The athletic traits are there. 4.58 is legit speed for the position. The production wasn’t off the charts as a rookie with 28 receptions, 388 yards, and 2 touchdowns. I was more impressed by his traits. Speed and run after the catch was impressive. If he takes the next jump, watch out. There are targets to be had in this offense.
Jace Sternberger (Green Bay Packers)
Jimmy Graham is out. That means Jace Sternberger is the guy. That is if he can hold off rookie Josiah Deguara. He’s a bit raw but Sternberger has good size and should be able to at least replicate what Graham gave them. Green Bay didn’t draft a receiver either. It’s a matter of if he develops or not.