Unlike years past, the tight end class is deep. No longer is there just an elite group and a bunch of average to mediocre tight ends. This class has both top-tier talent and depth.
For once, if you don't get one of the top two or three tight ends, you'll still be good.
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Updated: August 23
|1. Jimmy Graham, TE, NO||Now that he's signed a new contract, there should be nothing holding back Graham this season. He's vastly superior to any other fantasy TE.|
|2. Julius Thomas, TE, DEN||Thomas will be an elite fantasy tight end as long as Peyton Manning is in Denver.|
|3. Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE||Gronk needs to prove he can stay healthy. Major risk-reward here.|
|4. Vernon Davis, TE, SF||Davis has ended his contract holdout, but he's still not a Top 3 TE.|
|5. Jason Witten, TE, DAL||Witten is about as reliable as they come.|
|6. Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE||Cameron tailed off down the stretch last season, but with Hoyer back as his QB, he should bounce back.|
|7. Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN||I think this is the year Rudolph breaks out. Norv Turner loves to utilize TEs and Rudolph's QB situation really can't get much worse than last season.|
|8. Greg Olsen, TE, CAR||With the loss of the rest of his weapons, Newton will probably look to Olsen early and often.|
|9. Jordan Reed, TE, WAS||If RGIII stays healthy, I think Reed will have a nice season.|
|10. Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL||Pitta is Flacco's security blanket and the Ravens have (foolishly) gone to a more pass-happy offense.|
|11. Zach Ertz, TE, PHI||Ertz is a good fit for Chip Kelly's offense, but it remains to be seen if he will get enough looks. He's got breakout potential though.|
|12. Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI||Bennett is Jay Cutler's fourth option behind Marshall, Jeffery and Forte.|
|13. Charles Clay, TE, MIA||Clay was solid last season, and could show growth this year.|
|14. Heath Miller, TE, PIT||Big Ben loves throwing to Miller and Miller should be healthy this season.|
|15. Ladarius Green, TE, SD||Green won't take over Antonio Gates' spot full-time, but he is the TE of the future in San Diego.|
|16. Eric Ebron, TE, DET||With opposing defenses focusing on Calvin Johnson, and to a lesser extent Golden Tate, Ebron could be in for a big year.|
|17. Delanie Walker, TE, TEN||Walker is a reliable bye-week or spot starter.|
|18. Antonio Gates, TE, SD||Gates is on the decline and will lose playing time to Ladarius Green.|
|19. Coby Fleener, TE, IND||The Fleener-Luck connection hasn't quite worked out as well as it did when the two were at Stanford.|
|20. Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN||Eifert continues to improve, but he won't reach his full fantasy potential as long as Jermaine Gresham is on the team.|