2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight Ends


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2014 Fantasy Football Rankings - Tight Ends (Aug. 27):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-45


  1. Jimmy Graham, TE, Saints. Bye: 6.
    Jimmy Graham accumulated 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2013 – and he did this despite playing half the snaps in some games during the second half of the season as a result of being injured. It’s scary to think that Graham could have produced even better numbers.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 94 catches. 1,270 yards. 14 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 213.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 307.

  2. Julius Thomas, TE, Broncos. Bye: 4.
    JULY 28: Julius Thomas has worked out with Tony Gonzalez this offseason. It’s great that Thomas is taking his professional career seriously rather than rolling $20s in bathrooms or racking up DUIs each weekend. Thomas could conceivably improve upon his 2013 numbers.

    I had Julius Thomas as one of my top 10 fantasy sleepers in 2013, yet I never envisioned that he’d have the type of year he enjoyed. The ultra-athletic Thomas caught 65 passes for 788 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013. His targets figure to rise next season with Eric Decker gone and Wes Welker declining.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 77 catches. 930 yards. 11 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 159.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 236.



  3. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots. Bye: 10.
    JULY 24: There was speculation that Rob Gronkowski would be put on the active/PUP list to start training camp, but he won’t be going on that. He has been cleared by doctors because he’s way ahead of schedule on his rehab. Just keep in mind that Gronkowski is still injury-prone and thus carries lots of risk.

    Rob Gronkowski missed the first six games of the season with injuries. He came back to catch 39 passes for 592 yards and four touchdowns in seven contests, but then tore his ACL and MCL. Gronkowski himself said it’s too early to tell if he’ll be ready for Week 1. He’s a major injury risk, so unless he falls to you in the sixth-round range, you’ll probably want to avoid him.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 73 catches. 930 yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 152.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 225.

  4. Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers. Bye: 8.
    JULY 24: Vernon Davis threatened to hold out during the summer, but he reported to training camp on Wednesday. This is obviously great news for his fantasy outlook this season.

    JUNE 18 UPDATE: Vernon Davis is another player who is skipping out on mandatory workouts. Players who hold out are prone to injuries or regression. It’s not a big deal yet, but Davis will be branded as a potential fantasy bust if he doesn’t report soon.

    Vernon Davis and Colin Kaepernick have a great rapport. This was evident down the stretch in 2012, and it carried into this past season. Davis hauled in 13 touchdowns despite missing one game and being limited in two others.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 56 catches. 830 yards. 11 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 149.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 205.



  5. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings. Bye: 10.
    AUG. 18: Kyle Rudolph dropped a touchdown against the Cardinals – the ball went right off his fingertips – but he otherwise had a big outing. He caught four balls for 89 yards and a touchdown, which was a gain of 51 yards. Rudolph is going to have a huge season with Norv Turner as his coordinator.

    JULY 9: Kyle Rudolph has spent lots of time watching tape of Jordan Cameron. With Norv Turner as his offensive coordinator, Rudolph figures to post huge numbers like Turner’s other tight ends have done over the years.

    Kyle Rudolph had a disappointing 2013 campaign, catching 30 balls for 313 yards and three touchdowns in eight games. However, the arrow is pointing up for Rudolph because Norv Turner is his new offensive coordinator. Turner frequently gets the most out of his tight ends, so Rudolph should have his best season yet.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 78 catches. 890 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 137.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 215.

  6. Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins. Bye: 10.
    AUG. 26: Jordan Reed has been diagnosed with a sprained thumb. He’ll play Week 1, as this isn’t a major injury, but it’s just another reminder of how fragile Reed is. If you draft him, make sure you have a quality backup.

    AUG. 5: Patriot beat writers have reported that Jordan Reed has been exceptional in joint practices with New England. Reed is an injury risk, but he’ll post huge numbers if he can stay healthy.

    Jordan Reed had an awesome rookie campaign, catching 45 passes for 449 yards and three touchdowns. Those numbers may not look great, but consider that Reed did this in just eight full games. Robert Griffin should bounce back this upcoming season, which is great news for those who end up with Reed on their fantasy roster.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 82 catches. 940 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 130.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 212.



  7. Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers. Bye: 12.
    Greg Olsen maintained his numbers despite Rob Chudzinski leaving the team. He caught 73 balls for 816 yards and six touchdowns in 2013. There’s no reason to think those figures will decline; in fact, they’ll probably rise because Cam Newton lost all of his receivers.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 74 catches. 880 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 130.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 204.

  8. Dennis Pitta, TE, Ravens. Bye: 11.
    Dennis Pitta fractured his hip in the preseason. The initial prognosis was that he’d miss the entire year, but he came back for the final four games of the season and managed to catch 20 balls. Pitta will be healthy going into 2014, and his outlook is up because offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak tends to make fantasy studs out of his tight ends.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 78 catches. 860 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 128.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 206.



  9. Jordan Cameron, TE, Browns. Bye: 4.
    JULY 1: Jordan Cameron has been terrific at OTAs, with one report indicating that he has been “impossible to cover.” With Josh Gordon gone, Cameron will be the No. 1 option for Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel.

    Jordan Cameron caught 80 balls for 917 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013. Those numbers were impressive, and there were two men responsible for that: Norv Turner and Rob Chudzinski. Both are gone. Cameron’s stats should decrease as a result.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 72 catches. 820 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 118.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 190.

  10. Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys. Bye: 11.
    Jason Witten saw his receptions total drop from 110 to 73. He’s getting older – 32 in May – so he’ll continue to slow down. His eight touchdowns may stand out, but keep in mind that four of those were scored against the defensively inept Giants.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 76 catches. 850 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 115.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 191.


2014 Fantasy Football Rankings - Tight Ends (Aug. 27):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-45





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