News: Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison hauled in two receptions for 35 yards in Week 5 against the Titans. Ellison had a long of 29 yards and was targeted twice in the 30-7 defeat.
Analysis: Ellison recorded his first two receptions of the season against the Titans, but Fantasy owners shouldn't get too used to that happening. The 24-year-old is merely a blocking tight end and can continue to be ignored in all formats at this point in the season.
News: The Minnesota Vikings have selected Southern Cal tight end Rhett Ellison with a fourth-round selection in the NFL Draft. The 250-pounder can also play fullback and could be a replacement for Jim Kleinsasser, the long-time Vikings battering ram who retired after the season. Ellison caught 21 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns for the Trojans last season.
Analysis: Ellison is a versatile option with experience lining up on the line of scrimmage as a tight end, in the backfield at fullback and out wide as a receiver. He is a quick athlete and is usually sure-handed as a receiver. Ellison is a much improved route runner and can block well, too. He's just not fast. Figure him to be buried on the Vikings' depth chart and not a major offensive option, making him worth a late flier in rookie-only drafts.