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 Rankings/Projections > Dynasty Rankings  
Updated: 5/13/2021
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. I will release my next set of rankings before the start of the 2021 regular season. Players with an up arrow are those that moved up eight or more spots from my previous set of rankings in March. 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 32
  2 George Kittle SF 28
  3 Darren Waller LV 29
Tier 2
4 Kyle Pitts ATL 21
  5 T.J. Hockenson DET 24
  6 Noah Fant DEN 26
  7 Mark Andrews BAL 26
Tier 3
  8 Irv Smith MIN 23
  9 Robert Tonyan GB 27
  10 Dallas Goedert PHI 27
  11 Evan Engram NYG 27
  12 Mike Gesicki MIA 26
  13 Austin Hooper CLE 27
  14 Jonnu Smith NE 26
Tier 4
  15 Cole Kmet CHI 22
  16 Adam Trautman NO 24
17 Pat Freiermuth PIT 23
18 Hunter Henry NE 27
  19 Eric Ebron PIT 28
  20 Logan Thomas WAS 30
  21 Blake Jarwin DAL 27
Tier 5
  22 O.J. Howard TB 27
  23 Gerald Everett SEA 27
  24 Chris Herndon NYJ 25
25 Anthony Firkser TEN 26
  26 Harrison Bryant CLE 23
  27 Tyler Higbee LAR 29
  28 Rob Gronkowski TB 32
Tier 6
29 Brevin Jordan HOU 21
30 Hunter Long MIA 23
  31 Dawson Knox BUF 25
  32 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN 23
  33 Donald Parham LAC 24
Tier 7
  34 Mo Alie-Cox IND 28
  35 Zach Ertz PHI 31
36 Hayden Hurst ATL 28
  37 Jared Cook LAC 34
38 C.J. Uzomah CIN 29
  39 Brycen Hopkins LAR 24
40 David Njoku CLE 25
  Travis Kelce, KC: Combination of QB and exquisite route-running keeps him atop this list despite age.

  Irv Smith, MIN: Departure of Kyle Rudolph opens him up for lion's share of 107 targets by Minnesota Tes in 2020.

  Jonnu Smith, NE: Tight ends figure to be featured in Foxboro for the foreseeable future.

  Adam Trautman, NO: Logical choice to emerge as third option in offense after Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara.

  Logan Thomas, WAS: Arrivals of Curtis Samuel, Ryan Fitzpatrick likely to cut into targets he saw late last season.

Anthony Firkser, TEN: Belief in this former UDFA was one reason why Tennessee was OK with moving on from Jonnu Smith.

Hunter Long, MIA: Appears likely to start in 2022 if Mike Gesicki chases big money in free agency.

  Donald Parham, LAC: May need to wait another year following addition of Jared Cook, but a strong candidate to start in 2022.

Doug Orth has written for FF Today since 2006 and been featured in USA TODAY's Fantasy Football Preview magazine since 2010. He is also a high-stakes player who often appears as a guest analyst on a number of national sports radio shows, such as Sirius XM's 'Fantasy Drive.' Doug is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.