We're less than 2 months away from the start of the Fantasy Football season, and that means it's time to start thinking about which players to target in fantasy football drafts. In this article series, I'm taking a look at the most overrated and underrated players at every position. In my last article, I recapped the four most underrated tight ends in fantasy. In this article, I'm going to analyze the tight ends that fantasy players should avoid this season.

1. Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs)

Yes, I am aware that Kelce finished the season with the most points of all tight ends last year. And yes, I am aware that Kelce is a young player who definitely has the talent and the capability to do it again this year.

However, Kelce is simply too expensive at his current price. In fantasy football drafts, Travis is the 2nd tight end off the board, after Rob Gronkowski. He is going off the board at 38, and is surrounded by talented players including Adrian Peterson, Spencer Ware, Allen Robinson, and Alshon Jeffery. I'd rather have a receiver or a running back in that spot, because there is only one tight end slot in most standard fantasy football formats. Stay away from Travis Kelce this year.

2. Jordan Reed (Washington Redskins)

When Jordan Reed is healthy, he's amazing. Sadly, a fully healthy Jordan Reed for an entire season just doesn't happen. In his career, Reed has never played the full 16 game slate and he missed three games last year.

He finished 9th in fantasy scoring among all tight ends last year, but failed to give owners a return on investment. He's currently the third tight end off the board in fantasy drafts, and it's just not worth drafting a player who is routinely injured every year at that spot.

3. O.J. Howard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

I know that he was a Top pick in the draft, but I'm always wary of rookies. There's no clear indication yet that Howard will be a huge part of the offense and there's no chance Winston's favorite target doesn't remain Mike Evans. That means less opportunities for Howard, who fantasy football owners have too much confidence in at the moment.

Avoid Howard and instead draft a more established tight end or player in his place.

4. Julius Thomas (Miami Dolphins)

Those who gave Thomas a chance last year were severely disappointed by his results as he averaged just 3.1 points per game. He also missed the last six games of the season with injuries and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues this season. Don't even bother spending a draft pick on the once premium fantasy football tight end.

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