Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Tight End Rankings 2017

Can you trust Rob Gronkowski to produce like a No. 1 fantasy TE?

Let's face the cold hard truth: no one likes drafting a tight end in fantasy football. There are always too many questions with the position. One of the biggest being – should you draft one early?

 

Well the top three projected tight ends are either injury prone (Rob Gronkowski, Jordan Reed) or coming off of an injury (Travis Kelce). The only real consistent tight end over the past four years has been Greg Olsen and that's not a sexy pick.

 

So should you wait on drafting a tight end? Probably. But you're going to need to know which one to draft and that's why these rankings, even with plenty of time left before the start of the season, are so important.

 

Rank Player Team
1 Rob Gronkowski NE
2 Travis Kelce KC
3 Jordan Reed WAS
4 Greg Olsen CAR
5 Jimmy Graham SEA
6 Kyle Rudolph MIN
7 Martellus Bennett GB
8 Delanie Walker TEN
9 Jack Doyle IND
10 Tyler Eifert CIN
11 Zach Ertz PHI
12 Hunter Henry LAC
13 Eric Ebron DET
14 Austin Hooper ATL
15 Coby Fleener NO
16 Jason Witten DAL 
17 Julius Thomas MIA
18 Jared Cook OAK
19 C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU
20 Antonio Gates LAC
21 Cameron Brate TB
22 Charles Clay BUF
23 Jesse James PIT
24 Dwayne Allen NE
25 O.J. Howard TB
26 Zach Miller CHI
27 David Njoku CLE
28 Evan Engram NYG
29 Jermaine Gresham ARI
30 Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ

 

— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.

 

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 17:40

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