Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/23/11
The general consensus before the start of the was that other than guys like Antonio Gates and Jason Witten, tight ends would not have much of an impact on fantasy leagues. A few guys would come along and change all of that in 2011, making it the year of the tight end in the NFL. These guys not only led their teams in receiving, but oftentimes they would be the leading fantasy scorers on their team for a given game. In some instances, these guys almost scored 30 points in one game!   Who were the NFL fantasy football MVPs that many times looked to line up next to the offensive tackle? These five guys were difference makers for almost every league they were owned in: 1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots 2011 Stats (Through 14 Games): 75 receptions, 1141 receiving yards, 15 TDs Rumor has it that LeBron James is coming out with a new shoe line this winter called the Gronk Spikes, in honor of the celebration the Patriots' tight end does after scoring a touchdown. Gronkowski not o...
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