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This year's tight end class worries me. Gronk is by far the top player, but the position muddles quickly after that. The best option, assuming Gronk isn't on the board, might be to wait, take two players and hope one produces. As with most TEs, you'll be banking on touchdowns, which is often risky.
Before the rankings, some housekeeping notes.
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Last Update: August 28
1. Rob Gronkowski, NE
Far and away the best option.
2. Jimmy Graham, SEA
Now in Seattle, Graham won't get as many targets.
3. Greg Olsen, CAR
Olsen is consistently a Top 5 TE. In a down year for TEs, he's well worth a selection.
4. Travis Kelce, KC
Kelce flashed potential last year. If he keeps improving, he could have a big year.
5. Martellus Bennett, CHI
He was 5th last season and the Bears traded away Marshall.
6. Jordan Cameron, MIA
If he can stay healthy, Cameron will get a massive boost going from Cleveland's crop of mediocre QBs to Tannehill.
7. Jason Witten, DAL
Witten always seems to come in around the Top 10.
8. Julius Thomas, JAC
Going from Peyton Manning to Blake Bortles is a big hit for Thomas' value.
9. Delanie Walker, TEN
Walker had some big games, but needs some consistency.
10. Zach Ertz, PHI
Another player with potential, Ertz could have a big season. Improvment in his blocking would increase his playing time.
11. Kyle Rudolph, MIN
If Rudolph can just stay healthy, he could have a good season.
12. Dwayne Allen, IND
He'll split time with Fleener, but expect Allen to get the bulk of the chances.
13. Coby Fleener, IND
He's behind Allen, but might end up getting a chance.
14. Larry Donnell, NYG
Donnell had some big games, but relies on TDs to be productive.
15. Heath Miller, PIT
Big Ben's security blanket, Miller likely won't have another Top 12 fantasy season.
16. Tyler Eifert, CIN
See Rudolph, Kyle.
17. Josh Hill, NO
Hill is Graham's replacement, but Hill is no Graham.
18. Owen Daniels, DEN
Daniels replaces Thomas, but Daniels needs to show he can produce a full season of health.
19. Jordan Reed, WAS
Reed is talented, but has had a tough time staying healthy. Improved QB play would help too.
20. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TB
It's Seferian-Jenkins second year, so maybe he puts together a decent season.
21. Ladarius Green, SD
With Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games, Green has a chance to prove himself as a starter. Gates might not get the starting job back if Green plays well.Back to the Fantasy Football Newsfeed