Fantasy Football: TE Tiers

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TE Tiers

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The rankings I wrote are meant to be a supplemental tool for your draft. They rank the players based on how I think they will perform and how I would have them ranked if I ran a league website.  While the top 10 is how I would draft the players, the further down you go, the more different than your stock rankings it will be. For some positions, especially TE and QB, my tiers look nothing like stock rankings. If you choose to use my rankings, know your website’s rankings and where players are generally being drafted on that website. If a player in my tiers is ranked substantially lower than your stock rankings, it means these are players I would avoid. If a player is ranked substantially higher, these are players I am targeting. If you don’t use adjunct rankings (sources outside of where your league is set up) properly, it will cause you to misfire during your draft and take players higher than they could be taken, missing on value. It requires a good deal of mock drafting and knowledge of your websites rankings to properly utilize supplemental sources properly.
Remember, let the draft fall to you, some players you will have to reach for and others you won’t. After round 9-10 I draft for upside/talent and my rankings, especially lower tiers, reflect that. For tight ends, I just flat out ranked them as I saw fit, since you should be at about round 5 TE6. I generally try to wait till later rounds for them, remember that when you wonder why I love Kyle Rudolph and have him ranked in the top 10. I’ll go over him more in my sleepers.


1. Jimmy Graham
2. Rob Gronkowski

3. Antonio Gates
4. Aaron Hernandez
5. Jason Witten
6. Vernon Davis
7. Greg Olsen
8. Kyle Rudolph
9. Jacob Tamme
10. Fred Davis

11. Jermichael Finley
12. Jermaine Gresham
13. Tony Gonzalez
14. Brandon Pettigrew
15. Owen Daniels
16. Jared Cook
17. Dustin Keller
18. Jordan Cameron
19. Coby Fleener
20. Brent Celek

21. Kellen Winslow
22. Scott Chandler
23. Ed Dickson
24. Marcedes Lewis
25. Anthony Fasano
26. Heath Miller
27. Lance Kendricks
28. Martellus Bennett
29. Tony Moeaki
30. Dennis Pitta
31. Dallas Clark

32. Ben Watson
33. Kevin Boss
34. Joel Dreeson
35. Zach Miller
36. Leonard Pope
37. Robert Housler
38. Evan Moore
39. Dwayne Allen
40. John Carlson
41. Charles Clay
42. Daniel Fells
43. Chris Cooley
44. Luke Stocker

About the Author

James Rustler is a 10 year fantasy football veteran. You can follow me on twitter @JamesRustler1.