2014 Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight Ends 21-45


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


  1. Ladarius Green, TE, Chargers. Bye: 10.
    Ladarius Green showed some play-making ability this past season, logging 17 receptions for 376 yards and three touchdowns in limited action. It wouldn’t surprise me if he approached TE1 territory once Antonio Gates moved on. Unfortunately, he’s stuck behind Gates at the moment.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 42 catches. 630 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 87.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 129.

  2. Tim Wright, TE, Patriots. Bye: 9.
    AUG. 27: No offense to Josh McCown, but Tim Wright is better off playing with Tom Brady, especially given that Wright really won’t have anyone to compete with in New England as long as the team is running a two-tight end set. Wright is nothing more than a TE2, but he still deserves an up arrow.

    Tim Wright lost some fantasy potential when the team signed Brandon Myers. He lost all of it when the Buccaneers drafted Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 53 catches. 560 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 86.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 139.



  3. Eric Ebron, TE, Lions. Bye: 9.
    JULY 31: Eric Ebron has dropped tons of passes throughout OTAs and training camp, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Ebron had the same issue at North Carolina, so this is something Detroit fans will have to get used to.

    JULY 2: Eric Ebron told the media that he’s having trouble learning multiple positions. Ebron was the No. 10 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but as with all rookie tight ends, he’ll prove to be a disappointment.

    Rookie tight ends are even worse than rookie receivers, so I wouldn’t want anything to do with Eric Ebron in his first season. Besides, it’s no given that he’ll start over Brandon Pettigrew or Joseph Fauria.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 47 catches. 610 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 85.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 132.

  4. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Buccaneers. Bye: 7.
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins will have to battle Brandon Myers and Tim Wright for snaps and targets. He’s not an ideal player to own in fantasy this year.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 40 catches. 510 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 85.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 125.

  5. Mychal Rivera, TE, Raiders. Bye: 5.
    The Oakland coaching staff likes its tight ends, a group led by Mychal Rivera. The Tennessee product showed some promise as a rookie, posting a couple of five-catch games down the stretch. He’ll likely be a TE2 this upcoming season.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 53 catches. 600 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 84.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 137.



  6. Dwayne Allen, TE, Colts. Bye: 10.
    Dwayne Allen played in one game last year because of a hip injury. He underwent surgery, which did not go smoothly. He’ll be in a race to get ready for OTAs, which means that he’ll probably struggle in 2014.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 52 catches. 590 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 83.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 135.

  7. Troy Niklas, TE, Cardinals. Bye: 4.
    JUNE 30: Troy Niklas has reportedly fallen “far behind” in OTAs, thanks to a broken hand. It doesn’t appear as though he’ll be much of a factor at least until the middle of the season, so avoid him in your draft.

    The last time Carson Palmer had a legitimate starting tight end, he turned Brandon Myers into a PPR machine. Troy Niklas is much more talented than Myers, but he may not win the job right away.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 39 catches. 480 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 82.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 121.

  8. Scott Chandler, TE, Bills. Bye: 9.
    Scott Chandler enjoyed a career-high in receiving yards this past season (655), but saw his touchdown total drop from six to two.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 47 catches. 540 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 78.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 125.

  9. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs. Bye: 6.
    Travis Kelce missed the entire 2013 season with a knee injury. He was a Day 2 pick in 2013, so the Chiefs are still optimistic about his chances to contribute. However, keep in mind that he’ll essentially just be a rookie this year.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 46 catches. 540 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 78.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 124.



  10. Jermichael Finley, TE, Packers. Bye: 9.
    Jermichael Finley is a free agent. He’ll be a borderline TE1 if he returns to Green Bay, but he’s too injured to go anywhere for now.

    Projected 2013 Fantasy Stats: 42 catches. 520 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2013 Fantasy Points: 76.
    Projected 2013 PPR Fantasy Points: 118.

  11. Richard Rodgers, TE, Packers. Bye: 9.
    Richard Rodgers is worth monitoring as a TE2. Aaron Rodgers favored his rookie tight end on the opening drive against Oakland. Richard Rodgers, who has been talked up this offseason, caught two of his three targets for 40 yards.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 45 catches. 510 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 75.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 120.

  12. Owen Daniels, TE, Ravens. Bye: 11.
    Owen Daniels is the second tight end on the Ravens, but offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak loves utilizing players at the position. He’s also very comfortable with Daniels, so the former Texan should see a decent amount of targets.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 45 catches. 510 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 75.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 120.

  13. Brent Celek, TE, Eagles. Bye: 7.
    Though he caught six touchdowns in 2013, Brent Celek served as Philadelphia’s blocking tight end. Zach Ertz will continue to eat into his targets, so Celek doesn’t belong on fantasy rosters.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 35 catches. 500 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 74.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 109.



  14. Jace Amaro, TE, Jets. Bye: 11.
    JULY 16: Jace Amaro has looked lost at minicamps, according to ESPN New York. There have been multiple reports this summer about Amaro struggling, so this is nothing new. Rookie tight ends seldom produce, so there’s no reason to spend any sort of selection on him this year.

    JUNE 25: Jace Amaro has reportedly had difficulty adjusting to a pro-style system at OTAs. Some overvalued Amaro throughout the NFL Draft process, but he fell to the second round, where the Jets, who happen to be poor drafters, selected him. Amaro could ultimately pan out, but it’s difficult to imagine him contributing much this year. Don’t bother picking him up in your non-keeper leagues.

    Jace Amaro has a chance to produce sooner rather than later, considering that his team is starved for play-makers. The problem is that there won’t be many scoring opportunities for him in such a crummy offense. His long-term prospects are much better.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 39 catches. 490 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 73.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 112.

  15. Andrew Quarless, TE, Packers. Bye: 9.
    Andrew Quarless did a solid job replacing the injured Jermichael Finley this past season. Quarless re-signed with the Packers, where he’s currently the No. 1 tight end. That could all change if Finley is brought back, however.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 45 catches. 490 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 73.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 118.

  16. Jermaine Gresham, TE, Bengals. Bye: 4.
    Jermaine Gresham will continue to lose targets to Tyler Eifert, so there’s not much fantasy value here.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 45 catches. 480 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 72.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 117.

  17. Brandon Myers, TE, Buccaneers. Bye: 7.
    Brandon Myers was a huge disappointment in his only season with the Giants. He never made a strong connection with Eli Manning, finishing with a meager 47-522-4 line. He had a shot at more success in Tampa, but then the Buccaneers drafted Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 41 catches. 470 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 71.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 112.

  18. Adrien Robinson, TE, Giants. Bye: 8.
    Some are touting Adrien Robinson to be a sleeper this year, but this would ignore the fact that the Giants don’t really incorporate the tight end into their offense very much. That’s why they weren’t considering Eric Ebron at No. 12 in the 2014 NFL Draft.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 43 catches. 530 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 71.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 114.

  19. Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Lions. Bye: 9.
    Brandon Pettigrew has a penchant for dropping passes or fumbling the ball at key moments, so it’s surprising that the Lions re-signed him. Pettigrew won’t be a fantasy option, especially with Eric Ebron now on the roster.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 46 catches. 470 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 71.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 117.

  20. Garrett Graham, TE, Texans. Bye: 10.
    Garrett Graham struggled for the most part while filling in for the injured Owen Daniels in 2013. C.J. Fiedorowicz should be able to pass him on the depth chart at some point.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 43 catches. 420 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 66.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 109.

  21. Zach Miller, TE, Seahawks. Bye: 4.
    Zach Miller was due $5.8 million next year. It appeared as though he’d be cut, but he restructured his deal. He’s still not worth a fantasy roster spot.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 35 catches. 380 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 62.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 97.

  22. Luke Willson, TE, Seahawks. Bye: 4.
    Luke Willson played behind Zach Miller, so he had a promising rookie campaign that finished with a 20-272-1 line. Willson will be a greater part of the offense eventually, but he’ll need Miller to leave.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 36 catches. 440 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 62.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 98.

  23. Joseph Fauria, TE, Lions. Bye: 9.
    Joseph Fauria was an all-or-nothing fantasy player this past season, registering seven touchdowns. Unfortunately, the Lions retained Brandon Pettigrew and drafted Eric Ebron, so Fauria won’t reach his potential.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 24 catches. 340 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 58.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 82.

  24. Gavin Escobar, TE, Cowboys. Bye: 11.
    A second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Gavin Escobar was a huge disappointment as a rookie, catching nine passes. However, he saw more action late and will now be working with the best tight end positional coach in football. Escobar is at least a year away from being a fantasy factor, but he’s a name to keep filed away.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 27 catches. 410 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 59.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 86.

  25. Tony Gonzalez, TE, TBA. Bye: 0.
    Tony Gonzalez has “retired,” but he already said that he’d be willing to play for a contender down the stretch. You obviously can’t draft him because he won’t be on the field until about Week 10, but definitely pick him up as soon as reports surface of him signing with someone.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 16 catches. 210 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 58.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 74.

  26. Levine Toilolo, TE, Falcons. Bye: 9.
    Tony Gonzalez is gone (for now), meaning Levine Toilolo is next in line to start. That doesn’t mean he’ll be a big producer; Atlanta will use more receivers on the field instead.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 33 catches. 320 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 56.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 89.

  27. Jacob Tamme, TE, Broncos. Bye: 4.
    Jacob Tamme might receive more targets this upcoming season with Eric Decker gone, but don’t count on him to do anything that warrants a fantasy roster spot.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 36 catches. 390 yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 51.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 87.

  28. Rob Housler, TE, Cardinals. Bye: 4.
    Rob Housler had potential, but has never done anything with it. Now he’s stuck behind Troy Niklas.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 28 catches. 330 yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 45.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 73.

  29. Dustin Keller, TE, TBA. Bye: 0.
    Dustin Keller missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL, MCL, PCL and knee dislocation. Ouch. He’s a free agent and may not be able to play this season.

    Projected 2014 Fantasy Stats: 0 catches. 0 yards. 0 total TDs.
    Projected 2014 Fantasy Points: 0.
    Projected 2014 PPR Fantasy Points: 0.


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





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