|(Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun)|
Bottom Line: Pitta is on a team that has now gone to a pass first attack. The receiver options in Baltimore aren't the best in the league and defenses will always have to focus on Ray Rice. Pitta will become a high end TE2 option with the possibility of being a mid-low end TE1.
2) Martellus Bennett (NY Giants) - Martellus Bennett who has had a disappointing start to his career with Dallas has now found a new life with the Giants. Bennett has unquestioned athletic ability but his work ethic and inconsistency on the field has been his down fall. Bennett is in a great situation in New York where he is complimented by one of the great quarterbacks and one of the top receiver cores in the league. Bennett had 4 catches for 40 yards and a touchdown in the season opener vs. Dallas.
Bottom Line: With all of the weapons New York has and its pass first offense, I see Bennett continuing to get a lot of opportunities. If he can limit his drops, he will continue to earn the trust of Eli and Coach Coughlin and will thrive in 2012. Bennett is someone you could fill in now as a viable TE1 option.
3) Scott Chandler (Buffalo Bills) - Scott Chandler isn't a guy that is going to wow you with his athletic ability, however, the 6'7" tight end is a huge target for a team that is lacking other options. The Bills just lost their starting running back (Fred Jackson) and number two receiver (David Nelson) and are hurting for other options. With CJ Spiller coming in as the starting running back, look for this team to open up the offense more and throw the ball. Chandler had 4 catches for 38 yards and a touchdown last week against one of the better defenses in the league.
Bottom Line: Chandler's size gives him a huge advantage in the red zone. He will continue to get looks near the goal line and may see some added targets due to the loss of Nelson. If you have a roster spot and aren't desperate, pick up Chandler and stash him for a week or two before making any long term commitments.
Who do you think will have the best 2012 season of these three tight ends?