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Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Tight End Rankings 2017

Rob Gronkowski

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Travis Kelce: Tight End Rankings Week 1

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.

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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.

RANK

PLAYER

TEAM

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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