In fantasy football, it feels like if don’t get a top-3 tight end, it’s sometimes best to wait till the late rounds to fill the position. Guys like Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz and George Kittle figure to be off the board in the first three rounds in your fantasy draft. But what about the fantasy sleepers to buy low on in 2019? From bounce-back candidates like Delanie Walker to late-round fantasy football sleeper tight ends like the unretired Jason Witten, we take a look at the top 5 fantasy football sleeper tight ends in 2019.
2018 Ranking: #8 Fantasy TE
2019 Preseason Rank: #9 Fantasy TE
2019 Overall ESPN Rank: #112
After playing in all 16 games for the Browns a year ago, David Njoku showed flashes of the player he could become when the Browns took him 29th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Finishing as the No. 8 fantasy tight end in 2018, Njoku hauled in 56 catches for 639 yards and 4 touchdowns. In 2019, he’s one of the biggest fantasy sleeper tight ends ready to break out.
The offense really began to click and jell after Baker Mayfield took the reigns, and a full offseason of familiarity will only help Njoku’s cause. Sure there are tons of mouths to feed with Jarvis Landry and major trade splash Odell Beckham Jr., but Njoku is about as lethal and athletic a third receiving option as the NFL will see this year.
Njoku had a catch rate of nearly 64% a year ago on his 88 targets and with Freddie Kitchens at the helm, this Browns offense figures to be one of the AFC’s best in 2019. He’s one of the best fantasy sleeper tight ends to target this year, so make sure you target David Njoku who doesn’t even rank in ESPN’s top 100.
Click ahead to Page 2 to see how a big bounce-back year is expected for Delanie Walker after his 2018 was over in Week 1.