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2016 Club Fantasy – Fantasy Football Preseason TE Rankings


By The Hudsonian, Joshua Hudson

The forgotten position.

Or it used to be anyway. It used to simply be a position to assist in the run game and to catch maybe a pass a game to get a first down.

Not anymore.

Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen the tight end position evolve into something of a priority for teams. And by priority, I mean “someone who can catch the damn football” priority.

Teams want elite athletes that can stretch the field because the linebacker position hasn’t quite caught up to the evolution. Few linebackers and safeties can cover these big-bodied behemoths and teams want to exploit that.

So should you, aspiring fantasy football champion.  So should you.

And here’s how I rank them so you know who the better targets are:

  1. Rob Gronkowski
  2. Delanie Walker
  3. Greg Olsen
  4. Jordan Reed
  5. Travis Kelce
  6. Coby Fleener
  7. Gary Barnidge
  8. Zack Ertz
  9. Tyler Eifert
  10. Julius Thomas
  11. Jason Witten
  12. Antonio Gates
  13. Zach Miller
  14. Eric Ebron
  15. Charles Clay
  16. Ladarius Green
  17. Dwayne Allen
  18. Jimmy Graham
  19. Martellus Bennett
  20. Jared Cook
  21. Austin Hooper
  22. Clive Walford
  23. Kyle Rudolph
  24. Richard Rodgers
  25. Cameron Brate
  26. Josh Hill