If you play daily fantasy sports, you need to pay attention to every major position in your sport that is captured in fantasy sports. For example, you might want to pay attention to tight ends if you play fantasy football in daily fantasy sports. Here is what you need to know when it comes to the position:
Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
After four years in Dallas, Bennett joined the Giants and reached career highs with 55 receptions, 626 yards and five TDs. Then Bennett signed a four-year deal with the Bears, where new coach Marc Trestman is remaking the passing offense. The Bears released Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth, last season’s tight ends.
Brandon Myers, New York Giants
Myers replaced Bennett with the Giants after breaking out in Oakland with 79 receptions (fourth-highest among tight ends) for 806 yards (sixth-highest) and four TDs. Myers’ new team outscored his old one by 139 points. Myers’ contract is voidable after the first season, so he is basically again in a contract year.
Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams
After four years with the Rams, where his top totals were 49 receptions for 759 yards in 2011 and four TDs in 2012, Cook went to the Rams, where has been reunited with St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher, who was Cook’s first coach in Tennessee. As the Rams remake their offense, Cook could play an important role.
Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns
Cameron, a third-year player replacing Ben Watson, now in New Orleans, had 20 catches for 226 yards and one TD, but should be headed for bigger things this season. New Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has a strong background coaching tight ends, including Antonio Gates when he was in San Diego. In the Browns’ second exhibition game, Cameron caught two TDs.
Fred Davis, Washington Redskins
Davis was off to a slow start when he tore his Achilles in the Redskins’ seventh game, ending his season with 24 receptions, 325 yards and no TDs. In 2011, Davis’ season also ended early when he was suspended for t
he final four games for failing drug tests, but in 12 games he had 59 receptions for 796 yards and three TDs. Davis has reportedly looked good in training camp and caught a TD in the first exhibition game.
Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers
Miller is also coming back from a major injury (torn ACL), but he got hurt in week 16 and may not be ready for week one. But midway through August, there was hope that he would be able to come off the physically unable to perform list before the start of the season. Miller is coming off career highs in yards (816 – fifth-highest among TEs) and TDs (eight – tied for fourth-highest). Miller was also fifth among TEs in receptions with 71.
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Jon Lewin writes for a variety of faantasy sports topics.