There isn’t nearly as much point disparity between tight ends as say running backs and wide receivers. This directly influences their value. If you have a shot at a stud running back for example, you’ll want to pull the trigger on that player as opposed to the best tight end available. The only exception this season is Rob Gronkowski. Gronk annihilated his competition last season, averaging 11.5 points a game. Even though he’ll likely be missing his starting quarterback (Tom Brady) for the start of the season, he’s still head and shoulders above the rest. For your draft you’ll want to end up with one to three tight ends. You’ll only draft three if you can use a tight end in your flex position on your roster. Players marked with $$$ are players that are likely to outperform their draft value.
|1. Rob Gronkowski NE||14. Kyle Rudolph MIN||$$$|
|2. Greg Olsen CAR||15. Larry Donnell NYG|
|3. Jimmy Graham SEA||16. Josh HIll NO|
|4. Martellus Bennett||$$$||17. Charles Clay BUF|
|5. Travis Kelce KC||18. Heath Miller PIT||$$$|
|6. Dwayne Allen IND||19. Jordan Reed WAS|
|7. Julius Thomas JAC||20. Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB|
|8. Jason Witten DAL||21. Maxx Williams BAL||$$$|
|9. Jordan Cameron MIA||$$$||22. Jace Amaro NYJ|
|10. Owen Daniels DEN||$$$||23. Eric Ebron DET|
|11. Zach Ertz PHI||$$$||24. Vernon Davis SF|
|12. Delanie Walker TEN||25. Tyler Eifert CIN|
|13. Antonio Gates SD|
*These rankings are based on standard scoring.
More rankings to come! After all are published I will link all of my rankings to a downloadable document for easy printing and draft day use. Good luck!