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 four of the top five projected tight ends have some sort of injury concern attached to them, including the dreaded “injury prone” label for No. 1 Rob Gronkowski and Jordan Reed. Travis Kelce is coming off of an injury while Jimmy Graham has dealt with his own issues. That leaves Greg Olsen who also just happens to be the most consistent tight end over the past four years, even though he’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 are so important.


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

— 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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