Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – April 2015

Complete updated dynasty tight end rankings can be found here.

  • Top five remains the same with Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Travis Kelce, Julius Thomas, and Greg Olsen.
  • Several big risers in the last rankings before next week’s NFL draft: Zach Ertz is up to 8th from 12th; Antonio Gates to 19th from 23rd; Richard Rodgers up to 26th from 32nd; Owen Daniels up to 27th from 34th; Josh Hill up to 30th after being unranked; and Virgil Green to 42nd after being unranked.
  • A few drops include Dennis Pitta to 34th after being 25th while Joseph Fauria to 44th from 40th.

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Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – December

Complete updated dynasty tight end rankings can be found here.

  • gronkowskiIt’s been a while and we have a new top five: new top tight end Rob Gronkowski followed by Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas. Entering the top five are Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen. It’s Gronk and everyone else at this point.

 

  • Big risers include Kelce, Olsen, and Martellus Bennett up to 4th, 5th, and 6th from 12th, 13th and 14th respectively. Antonio Gates up to 23rd from 28th; Owen Daniels up to 33rd from 40th; Marcedes Lewis up to 36th from 41st. Mainly older veterans but still producing.
  • The drops include Zach Ertz from 5th to 11th; Vernon Davis from 9th to 14th; Ladarius Green from 10th to 15th and Troy Niklas from 31st to 38th.

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Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – September 2014

Updated dynasty tight end rankings can be found here.

  • rudolphTop five remains the same order with Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron and Jordan Reed. However, Kyle  Rudolph is closing fast, up to 6th from 10th.
  • Other risers include the Patriots Tim Wright to 24th from 39th after his trade from Tampa; there’s also the ageless wonder Antonio Gates to 28th from 33rd.
  • Drops include free agent Colt Lyerla to 40th from 25th after being cut; and Adrien Robinson to 41st from 37th after he couldn’t win the Giants starting job.

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Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Chargers upset Seahawks, 30-21

  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers showed he’s not done yet with 284 yards and three touchdowns against no interceptions against a very good defense. Rivers is probably not a QB1 in dynasty but you could do a lot worse as your QB2.
  • Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a very Wilsonian day with 202 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Like last week, it’s not sexy but it’ll work. He’s a solid QB2.
  • Chargers tight end Antonio Gates turned back the clock with seven catches for 96 yards and three touchdowns. For dynasty purposes, Gates is a good win-now option but nothing more. If anything, it further dampens Ladarius Green’s stock.

Updated Dynasty Tight End Rankings – February 2014

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  • No big shakes in the top five – Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron, and Vernon Davis are all there. These rankings should hold barring significant injury news on Gronk.
  • The big risers this month include Tim Wright from Tampa Bay, Delanie Walker from Tennessee, Brandon Bostick from Green Bay, and Mychal Rivera from Oakland. With the exception of Walker, all are young and are expected to see even more action in 2014. Bostick would be the guy that most leagues shouldn’t know about quite yet so get him if you can.
  • The big drops include Jared Cook of the Rams, Antonio Gates from San Diego, Brandon Pettigrew, who is set to be a free agent, Fred Davis, also set to be a free agent, and the ‘retiring’ Tony Gonzalez. Cook just fell off a cliff after a promising season opener. The Rams are expected to add even more weapons, diminishing Cook’s role. Brandon Pettigrew has had all the opportunity in the world with Detroit’s high-octane attack but hasn’t produced. Chances are low he’ll suddenly break out on another team. Fred Davis hasn’t produce since his breakout year  three years ago. Now rankings are taking in to account Tony Gonzalez’ retirement. But I won’t believe it until I see it. If you can snag Gonzalez for a late round pick in your draft, or something equivalent, do it. 

Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Chargers down Cowboys, 30-21

  • Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray continues to be efficient with a 5.0 YPC but only got 14 carries. Now, he did get five catches, in addition to the 14  carries, but until Dallas consistently goes to Murray, he can’t be considered a RB1 in dynasty circles.
  • San Diego’s offensive continues to have a renaissance between Philip Rivers (400 yards, three touchdowns) and Antonio Gates (10 receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown). While you could ride both of them to championships this year, it would be advisable to trade them for something of value while you can.
  • Meanwhile, San Diego rookie receiver Keenan Allen had his best day as a pro with five catches for 80 yards.
  • On the other side of the field, Dallas rookie receiver Terrance Williams had his best day as well with seven catches on eight targets. He did have a costly fumble towards the end but Williams should be able to produce from the third receiver spot (see: Robinson, Laurent; Ogletree, Kevin).
  • Any doubt you may have had about Sean Lee’s status as a LB1 should be gone after his 18 tackle night. Lee is just a beast and, at 27, should be that way for a while.