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 Rankings/Projections > Dynasty Rankings  
Updated: 5/8/18
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 before the start of the 2018 regular season. Players with an up arrow are those that moved up eight or more spots from my previous set of rankings. Likewise, a down arrow represents a drop of eight or more spots.

Upside = Upside   Risk = Risk
Chg Rank Player Tm Age
  1 Travis Kelce KC 28
  2 Zach Ertz PHI 27
  3 Rob Gronkowski NE 29
Tier 2
  4 Hunter Henry LAC 23
  5 Evan Engram NYG 23
  6 David Njoku CLE 22
7 Trey Burton CHI 26
  8 Mike Gesicki MIA 22
  9 O.J. Howard TB 23
  10 Kyle Rudolph MIN 28
Tier 3
  11 Jimmy Graham GB 31
  12 Greg Olsen CAR 33
  13 Jack Doyle IND 28
  14 George Kittle SF 24
  15 Jordan Reed WAS 28
  16 Eric Ebron IND 25
  17 Delanie Walker TEN 33
Tier 4
  18 Tyler Eifert CIN 27
  19 Austin Seferian-Jenkins JAC 27
  20 Ricky Seals-Jones ARI 23
  21 Hayden Hurst BAL 24
  22 Cameron Brate TB 27
  23 Charles Clay BUF 29
Tier 5
  24 Jonnu Smith TEN 22
  25 Vance McDonald PIT 28
  26 Jake Butt DEN 23
27 Gerald Everett LAR 24
  28 Austin Hooper ATL 23
  29 Ian Thomas CAR 22
  30 Mark Andrews BAL 22
  31 Jared Cook OAK 31
  32 Dallas Goedert PHI 23
  33 Rico Gathers DAL 24
  34 Chris Herndon NYJ 22
Tier 6
35 Michael Roberts DET 24
  36 Vernon Davis WAS 34
37 Ben Watson NO 37
38 Tyler Kroft CIN 25
39 Adam Shaheen CHI 24
  40 Tyler Higbee LAR 25
  Rob Gronkowski, NE: Yearly injury (and now retirement) risk figures to keep him out of the top spot going forward.

  Hunter Henry, LAC: With Antonio Gates out of the picture, 60+ catches, 700+ yards and 8-10 TDs could become the norm.

  David Njoku, CLE: New OC Todd Haley wanted a downfield TE throughout Pittsburgh tenure; he has one now in Cleveland.

Trey Burton, CHI: Favorite to be 2018's newest fantasy darling at TE.

  Mike Gesicki, MIA: Essentially an oversized slot WR with freakish athleticism; near-limitless upside.

  Jimmy Graham, GB: Is he merely a red zone player at this point or can he still dominate all over the field?

  Jack Doyle, IND: Arrival of Eric Ebron caps the upside he displayed in 2017.

  George Kittle, SF: Full offseason with Jimmy G in TE-friendly offense bodes well for his immediate future.

  Eric Ebron, IND: Should have ample opportunities as "move TE" in two-tight offense.

  Ricky Seals-Jones, ARI: New coaching staff open to seeing if last year's flashes turn into something more consistent.

  Dallas Goedert, PHI: Like Trey Burton before him, he'll be a good fantasy start if/when Ertz is hurt but inconsistent otherwise.

  Rico Gathers, DAL: Easily the most talented TE left on the roster, now what does he with his opportunity?

Ben Watson, NO: Has to be nearing the end, although it would not surprise if he produced again in 2018.

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.