5. Julius Thomas
Last year, Julius Thomas was catching passes from Peyton Manning. This year, Thomas will be catching passes from Blake Bortles. Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the league, while Bortles is a second-year signal caller with loads of potential, but who most think is still a few years away from meeting that potential. That’s just about all you need to know about Thomas’ fantasy value. Of the top ten ranked fantasy tight ends, Thomas will be the only one not playing in a top 15 offense. No matter how talented a tight end is, they play a position that depends heavily on the ability of their quarterback. Bortles isn’t ready and Julius Thomas and his fantasy value will suffer.