Description: Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins should be on the sleeper watch for next season.
Insight: New Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter praised the talent he has to work with on offense in Tampa Bay and included Seferian-Jenkins. Koetter worked with Tony Gonzalez in Atlanta for two years, so he definitely knows how to incorporate a big, pass-catching tight end. Seferian-Jenkins is 6-foot-5 and 262 pounds with blazing speed. For owners who love to take flier tight ends late in drafts, this might be the best guy to take next season.
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas looked poised to have another big day versus the Colts after the first drive, but had just an average fantasy day overall.
Insight: Thomas made a 32-yard catch on the opening offensive drive for Denver that brought the Broncos down to the two-yard line. On the next play, Peyton Manning targeted Thomas again in the end zone, and defensive holding was called on the incomplete pass. Remember, Thomas destroyed the Colts in the red zone during the Week 1 contest with three touchdown catches. That drive, however, ended with a Demaryius Thomas touchdown catch, and it was the only one of the day for Denver. J. Thomas finished with six catches and 53 yards.
Description: Colts tight end Dwayne Allen had four catches for 30 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Division round versus the Broncos.
Insight: Allen caught all four of his targets from Andrew Luck and scored a touchdown halfway through the second quarter to give Indianapolis the lead for good. With his size, Allen is a great target for Luck in the red zone.
Description: Cowboys tight end Jason Witten led the team with six catches and 71 yards in the NFC Division round versus the Packers.
Insight: Witten looked upset after the loss being that he is closing in on the end of his great career, and he still has not played in the Super Bowl. There are a lot of question marks going into next season for Dallas, but Witten should still be there for them.
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had four receptions for 58 yards on Saturday versus the Seahawks.
Insight: Seattle pretty much bottled up Olsen although he was able to make some impressive catches. Olsen clearly had his best season in 2014 and will be a top-five option for the tight end position in 2015 barring any injury setbacks or big changes on offense.
Description: Seahawks tight end Luke Willson is becoming quarterback Russell Wilson's favorite target.
Insight: During the Seahawks seven-game winning streak, the Wilson-Willson connection has become a lot more prevalent. Willson led the team with four catches and had 68 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a key third down conversion at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Willson was able to break a few tackles and find the end zone.
Description: Ravens tight end Owen Daniels caught four passes for 41 yards and a touchdown against the Patriots on Saturday.
Insight: Joe Flacco hit 10 different receivers versus the Patriots, but he targeted Daniels 11 times, which was more than any other receiver. Particularly on the last drive, Flacco was really trying to force the ball to his tight end.
Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught seven passes for 108 yards and a touchdown to help lift the Patriots over the Ravens, 35-31, on Saturday.
Insight: Like most weeks, the defense had no one to stop Gronkowski, so Tom Brady threw it his way a lot in the second half. Gronkowski caught his touchdown halfway through the third quarter with New England trailing by 14 points at the time. The Patriots scored the 21 of the final 24 points to erase a 14-point deficit.