In a few short weeks, fantasy drafts will begin and owners will be assembling their teams for the 2015 season. Those looking for a low-cost tight end with significant upside, according to NFL.com Associate Fantasy Editor Matt Franciscovich, might want to take a look at Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
"Austin Seferian-Jenkins only played in nine games (21-221-2) in his rookie campaign due to ankle and back injuries," Franciscovich wrote. "After a full offseason to regain his health he has said that he 'wants to be an explosive player' in his second season."
Franciscovich continued,"At 6-foot-5 and 262 pounds the sophomore tight end out of Washington is one of several lethal weapons in the Bucs' passing attack. Along with wideouts Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, Seferian-Jenkins is a skyscraping target with big hands and an incredible wingspan. On film, he seems to roam around the gridiron as gracefully as any man of his size can while simply towering over defenders -- defensive coordinators might as well forget about one-on-one coverage. Seferian-Jenkins can rise above double coverage with his reach and he has the strength to power through any would-be tacklers for extra yardage."
Seferian-Jenkins was one of five players Franciscovich listed, along with Oakland's Mychal Rivera, Cincinnati's Tyler Eifert, Dallas' Jason Witten and Tennessee's Delanie Walker.
He added some video evidence to support his confidence in ASJ, which can be seen below. Safe to say, if he's around in the later rounds, he's worth a look.