Tony Gonzalez Traded to Atlanta Falcons: Fantasy Football Impact


Published: April 29, 2009


... seven of their eight picks the Falcons addressed their defense, but it was a move they made the week leading up to the draft that may have the biggest impact in 2009—especially from a fantasy-football standpoint.

Atlanta sent a 2010 second-round draft pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez.

Gonzalez is a 10-time Pro Bowler who has spent his entire 12-year career with the Chiefs. He is coming off a season in which he had 96 receptions for 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns. He enters the 2009 season as the NFL's all-time leader in receptions, yardage, and touchdowns for a tight end.

From a fantasy football standpoint, Gonzalez should once again be a top-three tight end.

He may be hard-pressed to put up the huge overall numbers he did with Kansas City in 2008, but he will be a threat to put up double-digit fantasy football points week in and week out. And, he will make the entire Atlanta offense bett...

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