No position is slower to change in fantasy football than tight end. It takes years for the best to be dethroned, and new challengers emerge every season.

This year will be no different. Travis Kelce and George Kittle still reign supreme — with Darren Waller wedging his way into the room — while there are a plethora of TE breakout candidates waiting for a chance to prove themselves in 2021.

Last year saw TEs like Mike Gesicki, T.J. Hockenson, Robert Tonyan and Logan Thomas emerge as viable players on a weekly basis.

Which TEs have the best chance to join the upper echelon in 2021? Let’s get to it.

Irv Smith, Minnesota Vikings

Smith is going to get a lot of hype all offseason, and deservedly so. He was on the breakout radar last season,...

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