TE Rankings 2017 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings Projected Rounds: 1. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots: Round 1, 2. Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals: Round 2, 3. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: Round 2, 4. Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins: Round 3, 5. Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers: Round 3, 6. O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Round 4, 7. Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants: Round 4, 8. David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns: Round 4, 9. Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans: Round 5, 10. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks: Round 5, 11. Martellus Bennett, TE, Green Bay Packers: Round 6, 12. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Round 6, 13. Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions: Round 7, 14. Antonio Gates, TE, Los Angeles Chargers: Round 7, 15. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys: Round 7, 16. Dwayne Allen, TE, New England Patriots: Round 8, 17. Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons: Round 9, 18. Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts: Round 10, 19. Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers: Round 11, 20. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: Round 11, 21. Jared Cook, TE, Oakland Raiders: Round 12, 22. Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Round 13, 23. Bucky Hodges, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Round 14, 24. Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Rams: Round 15, 25. C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans: Round 16


2017 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings





Jason Bantle follow @jasonwbantle Last Updated: June 7, 2017.



  1. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots

    Rob Gronkowski is the best tight end in the game. When fully healthy he will dominate with or without Brady unless you have safeties that can cover him.



  2. Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals

    Tyler Eifert like Gronkowski can be a beast when healthy. Eifert will be Dalton's second receiving option behind A.J. Green if he can stay healthy in 2017. Look for Eifert to take that next step and cement himself as a top 3 tight end after becoming a borderline top 5 tight end in 2015 before missing time with injuries in 2016.



  3. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs

    Travis Kelce was a top 5 tight end in Fantasy Football the last two seasons. With the Chiefs cutting Jeremy Maclin expect Kelce to continue to dominate.



  4. Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins

    Jordan Reed had more receiving yards than any target Kirk Cousins threw to. He's a top 5 tight end as long as he can avoid injuries.



  5. Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers

    Greg Olsen is a top 5 tight end. He was Cam Newton's biggest asset outside of Kelvin Benjamin in 2016 and was Newton's biggest asset in 2015. With Benjamin being overweight this offseason, you can argue Olsen is Cam's most reliable target in 2017.




  6. O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    O.J. Howard can start over Cameron Brate right now. They may split reps initially, but Howard will overtake him as the season progresses.



  7. Evan Engram TE, New York Giants

    Evan Engram should be the Giants week 1 starter at tight end. Engram is a great pass catching tight end and that helps you out in PPR leagues.



  8. David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns

    David Njoku has dominated at OTA's for the Browns. He has a chance to emerge as a go-to target for whichever quarterback starts for Cleveland since the Browns released Barnidge. Howard has to split reps with Brate and Engram has to earn the starting job by beating out Rhett Ellison. Njoku is the only rookie tight end guaranteed to be the #1 tight end for his team, but he doesn't have the consistency that Howard and Engram have plus he has the worst quarterback situation of those three which is why Njoku came in at 8.



  9. Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans

    Delanie Walker is a borderline top 10 tight end. Marcus Mariota will make Walker his primary target when going through progressions just like Brady does with Gronkowski or Cousins does with Jordan Reed. Walker may be due for another big year in 2017.



  10. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks

    Jimmy Graham has a bounce back year in 2017 where he re-emerges into a borderline top 10 tight end. He's not the tight end he was in New Orleans though.




  11. Martellus Bennett, TE, Green Bay Packers

    Martellus Bennett was a top 5 tight end in Chicago as the teams #1 tight end. He did superb as a #2 tight end to Rob Gronkowski. He is going to be a #1 tight end for Aaron Rodgers so be ready for Bennett to either regain that top 5 tight end form or watch Bennett show teams why he's a #2 tight end at best.



  12. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings

    Kyle Rudolph is Minnesota's biggest asset right now regardless of who ends up starting at quarterback for the Vikings. Laquon Treadwell did not break out as a rookie so Rudolph is a pretty safe bet as a result.



  13. Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions

    Eric Ebron has a chance to shine in a contract. It feels like Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, and Eric Ebron are all 1A, 1B, and 1C as Stafford's favorite targets. Ebron may do better in a contract year.



  14. Antonio Gates, TE, Los Angeles Chargers

    Antonio Gates is still a top fifteen tight end. He's not a top 10 tight end anymore due to his age. He can ball though and will still perform like a top 15 tight end in 2017.



  15. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys

    Jason Witten is capable of performing like a top 5 tight end at times. It comes down to how Dak Prescott does in year two. Witten is still a top 15 tight end even with his age.




  16. Dwayne Allen, TE, New England Patriots

    Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener split receptions in 2014. Allen took the starting tight end job in 2015. Allen is going to be splitting reps with Rob Gronkowski once again so I'm moving him up a few spots as a result.



  17. Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons

    Austin Hooper can be an effective tight end. He didn't do much as a rookie, but I expect a much bigger impact from him this upcoming season after he showcased what he can do in Super Bowl 51.



  18. Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts

    Jack Doyle stepped up last year. With Dwayne Allen gone after Coby Fleener left too, Jack Doyle has a huge chance to step up.



  19. Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers

    The Chargers drafted Hunter Henry for a reason. To have the successor to Antonio Gates in place. Look for Henry to do even more this year and potentially push Gates for the starting job.



  20. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles

    Zach Ertz has the tools to be a top 10 tight end. He hasn't put it together yet, but maybe he can step up this season with Carson Wentz having better weapons.




  21. Jared Cook, TE, Oakland Raiders

    Jared Cook won't be as good in Oakland. He can still be effective, but he's also a huge liability in terms of durability.



  22. Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Cameron Brate did well last year. I think O.J. Howard will take his job over time though.



  23. Bucky Hodges, TE, Minnesota Vikings

    Minnesota cut MyCole Pruitt. They drafted Bucky Hodges out of Virginia Tech, and here he steps into a place where he has a chance to be the #2 tight end.



  24. Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Rams

    Sean McVay compared Everett to Jordan Reed, the tight end he coached as Washington's offensive coordinator. I think Everett can come in and contribute to some extent as a rookie.



  25. C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans

    Fiedorowicz rounds out my top 25. He mainly picked up this spot due to Dennis Pitta's injury. I had Pitta at 22 ahead of Brate, Hodges, and Everett before his injury.



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