2017 Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight Ends




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2017 Fantasy Football Rankings - Tight Ends (Jan. 31):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-45


  1. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots. Bye: 0.
    Rob Gronkowski had a season to forget. He missed the first couple of weeks with a back injury, and then was lost at the end of the year because he had to undergo back surgery. Gronkowski was dominant when healthy - 25 catches, 540 yards, three touchdowns in five full games - but a back issue is nothing to shrug off. Gronkowski is a very risky fantasy option, but he has the obvious, immense upside.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 75 catches. 1,070 yards. 11 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 188.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 263.

  2. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs. Bye: 0.
    Travis Kelce makes bone-headed plays from time to time, and he drops lots of passes, but he's extremely talented. He's a perennial top-five fantasy tight end, but it would be nice if his touchdown totals (5, 5, 4 in 2014-16) were higher. That would happen if the Chiefs were able to find a better quarterback, but that's unlikely to happen.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 82 catches. 1,110 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 141.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 223.



  3. Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers. Bye: 0.
    Greg Olsen became the first tight end to ever accumulate 1,000-plus yards in three consecutive seasons. There's no reason why it couldn't be four. Olsen's touchdown total dropped from seven to three in 2016, but that can be attributed to Cam Newton's injury. Olsen remains a top-five fantasy tight end.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 74 catches. 1,040 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 140.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 214.

  4. Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins. Bye: 0.
    Jordan Reed would be a top-five fantasy tight end if he could stay healthy, but that hasn't been the case. He's never played all 16 games, missing 18 contests in his four NFL seasons. Reed is definitely a TE1, but you need a strong insurance option if you draft him.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 75 catches. 820 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 130.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 205.

  5. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks. Bye: 0.
    Jimmy Graham was just the second skill-position player ever to have a great season coming off a torn patellar tendon. The first was Robert Brooks, and he regressed rapidly following that year, so will the same thing happen to Graham? Perhaps, but if not, he'll continue to serve a potent fantasy TE1.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 68 catches. 910 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 127.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 195.



  6. Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals. Bye: 0.
    Tyler Eifert missed the first half of the season. He returned at full strength in Week 8, but suffered a back injury that required surgery. That makes him an obvious injury risk, but Eifert said he'll be ready to go by training camp. Eifert is a top-five tight end if he can stay healthy.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 62 catches. 720 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 124.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 186.

  7. Cameron Brate, TE, Buccaneers. Bye: 0.
    The Buccaneers cut Austin Seferian-Jenkins, but it was addition by subtraction because Cameron Brate was better at the position. Jameis Winston loved throwing to Brate as his safety valve, as Brate caught 57 passes for 660 yards and eight touchdowns in 14 full games. Brate's production should continue to increase.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 64 catches. 710 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 119.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 183.

  8. Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles. Bye: 0.
    Zach Ertz doesn't catch many touchdowns - just nine over the past three years - but he racks up tons of receptions; he's hauled in 75 and 78 balls the past two years. He developed a great rapport with Carson Wentz in the second half of the season, so his 2017 outlook is very bright.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 82 catches. 910 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 115.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 197.



  9. Delanie Walker, TE, Titans. Bye: 0.
    Delanie Walker has been terrific for the Titans the past three seasons, but he turns 33 in August and may regress. He could still catch half-a-dozen touchdowns, however, and should be a borderline TE1.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 64 catches. 780 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 114.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 178.

  10. Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers. Bye: 0.
    Hunter Henry had a strong rookie campaign, catching 36 passes for 478 yards and eight touchdowns. He did this despite Antonio Gates taking targets away from him. Henry should be able to take a big step forward in 2017, but will never reach his full potential until Gates moves on.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 52 catches. 650 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 113.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 165.


2017 Fantasy Football Rankings - Tight Ends (Jan. 31):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-45






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