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 Rankings/Projections > Dynasty Rankings  
Updated: 2/21/18
Doug Orth | Archive | Email |



Considerations for TE
  • Talent
  • Three years of solid (or better) production remaining
  • Age
  • Durability
  • Proven consistency
  • Age/skill of supporting cast
  • Coaching/scheme stability/situation
These rankings are for PPR leagues, where each touchdown is worth six points. I will release my next set of rankings after the NFL Draft. I will then update the rankings before the start of the 2018 regular season and again midway through the season.

Upside = Upside   Risk = Risk
TIGHT ENDS
Chg Rank Player Tm Age
  1 Travis Kelce KC 28
  2 Zach Ertz PHI 27
  3 Rob Gronkowski NE 28
Tier 2
  4 Evan Engram NYG 23
  5 Hunter Henry LAC 23
  6 O.J. Howard TB 23
  7 David Njoku CLE 21
Tier 3
  8 Jack Doyle IND 27
  9 Kyle Rudolph MIN 28
  10 Jimmy Graham FA 31
  11 Jordan Reed WAS 27
  12 Austin Seferian-Jenkins FA 27
  13 Eric Ebron DET 24
  14 Greg Olsen CAR 32
  15 Delanie Walker TEN 33
  16 Tyler Eifert FA 27
Tier 4
  17 Trey Burton FA 26
  18 George Kittle SF 24
  19 Gerald Everett LAR 23
  20 Tyler Kroft CIN 25
  21 Austin Hooper ATL 23
  22 Cameron Brate TB 26
  23 Adam Shaheen CHI 24
  24 Jake Butt DEN 22
  25 Charles Clay BUF 29
Tier 5
  26 Ricky Seals-Jones ARI 22
  27 Jonnu Smith TEN 22
  28 Vance McDonald PIT 27
  29 Jared Cook OAK 30
  30 Jason Witten DAL 35
  31 Jesse James PIT 23
  32 Vernon Davis WAS 34
  33 C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU 26
Tier 6
  34 Coby Fleener NO 29
  35 Rico Gathers DAL 24
  36 Nick Vannett SEA 24
  37 Tyler Higbee LAR 25
  38 Erik Swoope IND 25
  39 Ross Travis IND 25
  40 Stephen Anderson HOU 25
 
COMMENTS
  Zach Ertz, PHI: Finally started to put it all together in 2017.

  Rob Gronkowski, NE: Risk of injury will always be high with him (and now possibly retirement).

  Evan Engram, NYG: Likely future overall TE1, although OBJ's early injury helped pave the way for stellar rookie season.

  Hunter Henry, LAC: As long as Antonio Gates remains in the picture, he will likely remain somewhat inconsistent.

  David Njoku, CLE: Perhaps the brightest young talent at the position, needs time to develop and team to find steady QB.

  Austin Seferian-Jenkins, FA: Appears to have straightened out his life; has the talent to be a dominant red zone threat if not more.

  Delanie Walker, TEN: 60+ catches in each of his five seasons as a Titan; Jonnu Smith likely to take on a bigger role in 2018 however.

  Trey Burton, FA: Has potential to be a top-10 TE if he finds right fit in free agency.

  Gerald Everett, LAR: Good buy-low target; still the same player Sean McVay targeted as his new Jordan Reed last spring.

  Adam Shaheen, CHI: Will new coach (Nagy) use small-school 2017 rookie similar to the way he used Travis Kelce?

  Jake Butt, DEN: Clear favorite to emerge as team's top TE in 2018; would benefit if Denver finds high-end QB.

  Ricky Seals-Jones, ARI: Will new staff take same liking to him that former HC Bruce Arians did?

  Jonnu Smith, TEN: Could be a top 10 TE if he gets his shot soon, but path blocked by Walker for the near future.

  Rico Gathers, DAL: Showed serious potential in 2017 preseason.

  Ross Travis, IND: Favorite of GM Chris Ballard; former basketball player with intriguing size (6-7) and athleticism.


Doug Orth has written for FF Today since 2006 and been featured in USA Today’s Fantasy Football Preview magazine since 2010. He hosted USA Today’s hour-long, pre-kickoff fantasy football internet chat every Sunday in 2012-13 and appears as a guest analyst on a number of national sports radio shows, including Sirius XM’s “Fantasy Drive”. Doug is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.