1. Tyler Conklin, TE, NY Jets
Listen, I know the Jets tight end room is crowded with Conklin, C.J. Uzomah, Jeremy Ruckert, and maybe even rookie Zack Kuntz getting reps this year. And I also know it has been a long time since a Jets tight end had a good statistical season.
However, Tyler Conklin should improve upon his solid 2022 season this year with Aaron Rodgers under center. Conklin posted 58 catches for 552 yards and three scores last year, good for 17th among tight ends in fantasy points.
That impressive year came with a combination of Joe Flacco, Zach Wilson, and Mike White throwing him the football. Bringing Rodgers in should bring Conklin up to about 70 catches for 700 yards and multiple more scores at minimum.
Further bolstering Conklin's fantasy upside is that he is reportedly already showing great chemistry with Rodgers, more so than any of the other options at tight end.
Although Uzomah might steal some red zone opportunities, the Jets' tight ends are expected to be much more involved in the offense this year, and Conklin is the clear frontrunner of that group. Targeting Conklin late in the draft would be a wise decision.