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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots (Bye Week: 9)
Gronk is easily the most talented TE in all of football and there is not debate about it. He can do it all. The biggest question is his health. If he can stay healthy he will be the best tight end in all of football. He will also be the only players on the Pats, besides Brady, that you can predict to have a big season.
2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (Bye Week: 10)
Kelce is an absolute monster in the passing game. He is one of the top receiving tight ends in all of football. It is arguable that he is better than most wide receivers as well. He is the number one option for the Chiefs and he will put up big numbers.
3. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers (Bye Week: 11)
Greg Olsen is one of the most consistent Tight Ends in the league. He has accumulated 1,000 yards in each of the past three seasons and should be able to do it again this year. He has not finished outside of the top 8 since 2011.
4. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals (Bye Week: 6)
Eifert's biggest question mark (along with our next player) is durability. First, reports had it that he would not be ready for training camp. However, now he should be good to go. No Tight End has a higher touch down rate than Eifert over the last two seasons.
5. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins (Bye Week: 5)
Reed could fight for the number two spot with Kelce. However, as mentioned with Eifert, his biggest problem is durability. He still is not playing due to a toe injury so Reed comes with a bit of a risk. He has great chemistry with Kirk Cousins and if he can stay healthy he is a top 3 Tight End.
6. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks (Bye Week: 6)
Graham started off the 2016 season strong, but fell off towards the end. What does not make sense is that he began to fall off when Wilson began to get healthy. Graham is still a solid play at the Tight End position, but he is not the elite player he once was.
7. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans (Bye Week: 8)
Walker will regress a bit this year due to age and players being added around him. However, I think he can still catch at least 7 touchdowns this year. There are not many Tight Ends that will give you consistency, but Walker is one of them.
8. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings (Bye Week: 8)
Sam Bradford loved to check the ball down last year and it was to Rudolph most of the time. Bradford and Rudolph seemed to have great chemistry and Rudolph had the most targets by any Tight End last year. He is out to prove people wrong after being snubbed from the Pro Bowl last year.
9. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions (Bye Week: 7)
Ebron disappointed a lot of people last year mainly because Boldin served as a Tight End for the Lions. However, Boldin is now with the Bills. I think this is the year Ebron breaks out and surprises a lot of people. I usually like to wait to draft a TE. Ebron will be a guy that I will be targeting in the later rounds.
10. Martellus Bennett, Green Bay Packers (Bye Week: 8)
It will be interesting to see how Bennett fits in with the Packers. The Packers love to spread the ball around, but they do have a ton of weapons. Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery to name a few. How many targets will Bennett see?
11. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles (Bye Week: 10)
Zach Ertz is a volume dependent player. While he can still be productive this year, it is going to be hard for him to finish top 10. The Eagles added Alshon Jeffrey and Torrey Smith in the receiving game. They also added Blount, who will take a lot of the goal line work.
12. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers (Bye Week: 9)
It is going to be hard for Henry to finish as a top 8 TE again this season. They Chargers drafted Mike Williams this draft, Keenan Allen will be healthy to at least start the season and Antonio Gates is still in town.
13. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts (Bye Week: 11)
Doyle had some big games last year, but then was very quiet for others. I think his value can rise if Luck is healthy for all 16 games. Doyle will be the clear cut number one Tight End with Dwayne Allen out of town.
14. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys (Bye Week: 6)
Witten is as consistent as they come. He has finished in the top 14 every year he has been in the league besides his rookie season. He will not win you any fantasy games on his own, but he will not lose you any either.
15. Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints (Bye Week: 5)
Brandin Cooks is off to New England and someone is going to need to replace him. Fleecer had a very down season last year, but he should be able to bounce back this season. He has a chance to finish in the top 10 if he lives up to the expectations.
16. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bye Week: 11)
Howard does have a lot of potential, but he comes with risk. He was the most talented Tight End to come out of this year's draft class. However, the Bucs have a lot of options in the passing game and reportedly do not want to get away from Cameron Brate just yet. I think Howard has the bigger upside than Brate and is definitely more talented. Just depends on how the Bucs want to use the two Tight Ends.
17. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston Texans (Bye Week: 7)
There will be plenty of opportunity for Fiedorowicz with the Texans. After DeAndre Hopkins there really is no true number two options. Fiedorowicz can seize the moment and be very productive for the Texans this year if they can find the right QB to throw out there.
18. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons (Bye Week: 5)
Jacob Tamme is no longer in Atlanta, which shows the Falcons coaching staff has a lot of trust in Hooper. Matt Ryan has also spoken out about Hooper's improvement this season. I think Hooper will be one of the biggest steals of any fantasy draft this year.
19. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bye Week: 11)
We go back to the O.J. Howard/Cameron Brate talks. As I mentioned, the Bucs want to keep Brate involved in the passing game this season. However, the Bucs have a good amount of weapons and I think Howard will finish this season being more productive than Brate.
20. Julius Thomas, Miami Dolphins (Bye Week: 11)
Julius Thomas was a huge disappointment while he was with the Jaguars. Maybe a change of scenery and reunion with Adam Gase is just what he needs. The addition of Jay Cutler and loss of Ryan Tannehill should not effect his value at all. His injury problems and recent lack of production are his biggest issues.
21. Zach Miller, Chicago Bears (Bye Week: 9)
Zach Miller was having a productive season before going down with an injury. I think he is still the Bears' number one Tight End even with the addition of Adam Shaheen. Brian Hoyer can help Miller's value and I think he is a sleeper pick this season.
22. Antonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers (Bye Week: 9)
Gates will break the all-time TD record for Tight Ends this year, but that might be all his season will amount to. He does still have talent, but he is 37-years old and it seems as if Hunter Henry is ready to replace him.
23. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders (Bye Week: 10)
I am over the Jared Cook hype. He had a nice playoff run with the Packers last season, but that was about it. A lot of people expected big things being paired up with Aaron Rodgers and Cook disappointed. I'm not expecting much at all this year from Cook.
24. Evan Engram, New York Giants (Bye Week: 8)
It is hard for me to place Engram too high because of the addition of Brandon Marshall and that Odell Beckham guy. The Giants also have second year WR Sterling Shepard who should build off of his strong rookie season. The Giants do love using their Tight Ends in the passing game and I think Engram can be a tough matchup for most LBs who will try to defend him. However, the question is how many targets will he see?
25. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (Bye Week: 9)
The Browns drafted Njoku in the first round and cut veteran TE Gary Barnidge. The Browns do not have a true number one option so I believe the ball will be spread around the field. Njoku would be higher if the Browns had a Quarterback I could trust to consistently get him the ball.
26. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills (Bye Week: 6)
Charles Clay will not give you crazy numbers and he can be inconsistent at times. He finished off the season strong, which gives me reason to believe he can be a late round steal. Right now he is a nice weekly flier if you pick the right matchup.
27. Jesse James, Pittsburgh Steelers (Bye Week: 9)
Jesse James is a guy I will definitely be taking a chance on in the later rounds. The Steelers cut LaDarius Green this off-season, which leaves James as the clear cut number one option. The Steelers have a ton of weapons, but they will score a ton of points. That gives James some opportunities to score TDs.
28. Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens (Bye Week: 10)
Ben Watson will not make a huge difference for your fantasy team, but he can have a solid PPR season. He is another player I will target in the late rounds because the potential is there. Flacco loves to check down the ball and the Ravens have a weak receiving group. Not to mention, Dennis Pitta is out for the year.
29. Vance McDonald, San Francisco 49ers (Bye Week: 11)
Very simple with McDonald. The 49ers are not good and their receivers are not very good. It is Garcon and then nobody. Someone is going to have to step up on that offense. Will it be McDonald?
30. Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams (Bye Week: 8)
See Vance McDonald.
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