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Dynasty Rookie Draft Sleepers: Erick All, Jared Wiley, Jaheim Bell

The tight end position is traditionally a top-heavy group in fantasy football. Thus, if you miss out on those top guys, it’s time to put on your scouting cap and try to find those toward the end of the rankings list that could soon become a productive asset to a fantasy roster. Dynasty rookie drafts can be a great opportunity to identify sleepers at the position that can pay dividends for years. Let’s dive into a few dynasty rookie draft sleepers to keep in mind as you prepare for your leagues.

Dynasty Rookie Tight End Sleepers

Let’s dive into a few of our top dynasty rookie sleepers at the tight end position.

Erick All (TE – CIN)

With Joe Burrow under center, the Bengals will have one of the most prolific offenses in the league for at least the next decade. The team has typically had high-level wide receiver talent like Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins, but the tight end position has always been up and down. Heading into 2024, the Bengals have Mike Gesicki heading up on the depth chart. He’ll turn 29 during the season and is signed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal.

Behind Gesicki, there’s Drew Sample, who’s more of a blocker, and then there’s All.

All was the Bengals’ fourth-round pick from the Iowa Hawkeyes. Of course, there’s a long line of productive Iowa tight ends, and All could be the next.

He’s been in college since 2019 but hasn’t gotten much time due to injury. He started at Michigan and was there until 2022, and he spent last year with Iowa only. Since 2019, he caught 75 passes for 864 yards and five touchdowns.

In putting All on your fantasy team, you’re banking on the athletic profile. He also had 2.62 yards per route run in 2023, per Pro Football Focus.

Jared Wiley (TE – KC)

The Chiefs recently inked tight end Travis Kelce to a two-year deal, but his time with the team is getting ever so close to being over. This is where Wiley comes in.

Wiley also has Noah Gray on the depth chart, but he’ll be a free agent after this season, and he’s unlikely to be a difficult adversary when it comes to starting reps in a couple of years.

Coming out of TCU, Wiley ran a 4.62 40-yard dash and ranked fourth among all tight ends in the 2024 NFL Draft in RAS Score at 9.30.

In 2023, Wiley caught 47 passes on 65 targets for 520 yards and eight touchdowns. Of those 520 yards, 320 came after the catch.

Jaheim Bell (TE – NE)

The Patriots signed Hunter Henry to a three-year deal this offseason, but they also overhauled this offense through the draft, bringing in quarterback Drake Maye, wide receivers Ja’Lynn Polk and Javon Baker, and Bell, who was classified as a tight end.

Bell is an interesting player. At six feet two inches and 240 pounds, he’s a bit of a “tweener”– he’s undersized for a tight end.

Bell, drafted in the seventh round out of Florida State, has an interesting background. He began his college career in South Carolina in 2020, where he caught 55 passes for 752 yards and seven touchdowns. He also had 74 carries for 257 yards and three touchdowns in 2022.

In 2023, he transferred to Florida State, where he had just four carries and a touchdown and was used much more as a receiving threat. He caught 39 passes on 52 targets for 503 yards and two scores, and he had 315 yards after the catch, which was seventh among all college football tight ends last season.

At the Combine, he ran a 4.61 40-yard dash.

He has some athleticism and could be an intriguing option down the line, depending on how creative the Patriots’ offense can get with his unique skillset.

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