Fantasy Football Poll: Will any rookie TE reach 600 receiving yards in 2014?

As difficult as it has been for rookie wide receivers to make a significant impact, it's been more difficult for rookie tight ends to do so.

Rookie TE Yards in 2014?
Will any rookie TE reach 600 receiving yards in 2014?


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The last — and actually only — rookie tight end to reach the 1,000-yard milestone was Mike Ditka in 1961. Even though it's not very common for rookie wide receivers to reach that milestone, we have much more recent examples: San Diego's Keenan Allen last year and Cincinnati's A.J. Green a couple of years before that.

Over the past decade (2004 to 2013), only one rookie tight end has reached 600 receiving yards: John Carlson (627 yards in 2008).

The second-highest total of the past decade came last season as Tampa's Tim Wright finished with 571 yards with Aaron Hernandez (563), Tony Moeaki (556) and Rob Gronkowski (546) rounding out the top five.

One of the players that appeared on my list of overvalued players in fantasy football was Lions rookie tight end Eric Ebron, the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

With an ADP of TE14, Ebron is my 21st-ranked fantasy tight end. To be clear, Ebron has a lot of long-term potential and upside in dynasty formats, but he is currently overvalued at TE14 in re-draft leagues.

Among rookie tight ends, I have Ebron projected for the most yards (509). That would be good for eighth over the past decade. Along with the top five listed earlier, Dustin Keller (535) and Dwayne Allen (521) also exceeded 500 yards as a rookie.

Will Ebron or any rookie tight end finish with at least 600 receiving yards in 2014?

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