ChiCitySports Fantasy Review: 2017 Fantasy Football TE Rankings

A good way to describe fantasy football’s tight end market the last several years is “Feast or Famine”.

Slowly but surely more names have broken into the league to ease everyone’s concerns at the position. Like quarterbacks, it’s the list of usual suspects at the top of the rankings, but be aware of younger names poised to enter the conversation.

Rank Player Team Bye
1 Rob Gronkowski NE 9
2 Travis Kelce KC 10
3 Jordan Reed WAS 5
4 Greg Olsen CAR 11
5 Jimmy Graham SEA 6
6 Tyler Eifert CIN 6
7 Kyle Rudolph MIN 9
8 Delanie Walker TEN 8
9 Martellus Bennett GB 8
10 Jack Doyle IND 11
11 Hunter Henry LAC 9
12 Jason Witten DAL 6
13 Zach Ertz PHI 10
14 Eric Ebron DET 7
15 Coby Fleener NO 5

There’s no such thing as a steal at tight end between the production you receive and the round you have to select a productive player.

We see you, thinking that this might be the year you spend an early pick on Gronk. The last four years that he’s played at least 11 games, he’s been a top four player at the position. Meanwhile in Kansas City, who does Kelce have to contend with for targets? Might as well sign the high schooler from down the street.

Doyle and Henry are two guys I’m very high on this year. If you miss on the top five, think about waiting around for them.

16 Cameron Brate TB 11
17 Julius Thomas MIA 11
18 O.J. Howard TB 11
19 C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU 7
20 Austin Hooper ATL 5
21 Antonio Gates LAC 9
22 Jared Cook OAK 10
23 David Njoku CLE 9
24 Benjamin Watson BAL 10
25 Dwayne Allen NE 9
26 Evan Engram NYG 8
27 Jesse James PIT 9
28 Charles Clay BUF 6
29 Tyler Higbee LAR 8
30 Zach Miller CHI 9

The most intriguing battle in the preseason will be Brate vs Howard in Tampa.

The athleticism of the latter can make you drool thinking about what kind of numbers he can put up, but rookie tight ends aren’t exactly a hot bed of fantasy football success. Thomas may see a bump with Cutler in Miami, meanwhile look for the never aging Watson to snag a respectable amount of targets in Baltimore.

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