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Fantasy Football: Finding 2020's breakout tight end

In fantasy football drafts, the elite tight ends come with high draft capital, and there are only so many of them. If you miss out at the beginning of your draft, it’s crucial that you can snag one or two of these late-round targets who have shown the upside that suggests that they can make the next leap.

In this series of articles, I’m looking at the breakout potential at the tight end position. This can range from second-year tight ends to fourth-year tight ends. I will take a look at their current situation to see if they have a clear path to targets. I will then analyze what they have done in the NFL up to this point and determine whether they have shown the upside to breakout in 2020.

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Hayden Hurst, Atlanta Falcons

Jonnu Smith, Tennessee Titans

Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins

T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions

Jace Sternberger, Green Bay Packers

Irv Smith Jr.,  Minnesota Vikings

Jordan Akins, Houston Texans

Chris Herndon, New York Jets

Ian Thomas, Carolina Panthers

Blake Jarwin, Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles

Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Rams

Noah Fant, Denver Broncos

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