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By Carl Tempesta
Carl Tempesta Coby Fleener – Colts to Saints

Despite the off year in Indianapolis, Coby Fleener is expected to be a top ten tight end this year. There are several changes that will impact Fleener’s 2016 season. The most important change will be at quarterback. In Indianapolis last season, Andrew Luck only played in seven games and did answer critics in his sophomore season. In New Orleans, he will have Drew Brees, who continues to be a top tier quarterback in the NFL. Brees also loves his tight ends. He made Jimmy Graham into a fantasy monster and made 34 year old Ben Watson into the eighth best fantasy tight end last season.

Martellus Bennett – Bears to Patriots

After a slow year in 2015, Bennett is ready to make an impact this season. He will now have Tom Brady throwing at him, which is a big upgrade. Over the last few years, Bennett has been a solid fantasy tight end. However, last season he was plagued injuries and personal issues and ended the season as the 25th ranked tight end. Playing opposite of Rob Gronkowski, Bennett will be a hit or miss this fantasy football season.

Jared Cook – Rams to Packers

Jared Cook has always had the potential to be fantasy football starter, however, he’s never had a quarterback good enough to push him to that level. While playing for the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams, Cook was never more than a bye week filler. Weighing in at 248 pounds with a height of 6’5”, Cook could easily become a constant Red-Zone target. Now playing for the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers could turn Jared Cook into a fantasy starter if he can avoid injuries and stay on the field.

ben watson - Saints to Ravens

At 35 years old, Ben Watson will be entering 2016 under a new team, the Baltimore Ravens. Watson was great for fantasy football players last season, especially daily fantasy sports players who picked him on the right weeks. After finishing eighth among tight ends last season with 825 receiving yards and six touchdowns, Watson will have to compete for targets with the now healthy Dennis Pitta, who seems to be fully healthy after only playing in seven games since the 2012 season.