The Top Rookie TE for 2020

The Footballguys staff offer their picks for the top rookie tight end

Let's talk about this year's crop of rookie tight end. Who is your top tight end in a normal fantasy league? In most leagues, is there even one worth drafting? Does your answer change in a dynasty league?

Jason Wood

Tight end is a terrible position for rookie success. It's one of the more difficult positions to learn because they often have to be adept at blocking schemes like an offensive lineman, and also a mastery of all the route combinations as a receiver. T.J. Hockenson, arguably the best tight end prospect in five to ten years, struggled last year with Detroit. So what to expect this year? Not much. This was a weak class -- historically so -- for the position. And with COVID-19 likely truncating the preseason and training camp, I don't see any rookie earning enough snaps to help redraft leagues, at least early in the season.

If I had to choose someone, it would be Devin Asiasi in New England. The Patriots seem committed to a wholesale rebuild this year (tanking for Trevor?) and it's well known how fond Belichick is of the tight end position. Asiasi is a competent receiver and has no credible veteran competition for snaps if he can win over the coaches in the preseason.

Phil Alexander

I'm with Jason. There isn't a tight end I'm interested in for fantasy purposes next year. But just in case some calamity were to befall Jared Cook, keep Adam Trautman on your watch list.

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