2016 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings: Tight Ends, Part II

Training camps are in full swing, and we finally have game action. After breaking down the Preseason Week 1 film and reviewing all the latest news, here’s my latest PPR TE rankings heading into Week 2 of Preseason Action.


? = guy I’m significantly higher on

? = guy I’m significantly lower on

↗️ = slight bump up

↘️ = slight bump down

⬆️ = major bump up

⬇️ = major bump down

? = health risk

? = 30+ concern

? = rookie

Tier 1 – Elite WR numbers at TE

1. ?Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots)

Tier 2 – Strong TE1 buys

2.? Jordan Reed (Washington Redskins)

3. Greg Olsen (Carolina Panthers)

4. Delanie Walker (Tennessee Titans)

5. ?Gary Barnidge (Cleveland Browns) – His circus TD catch in preseason Week 2 validates our belief in him. This guy can ball, and is not a one-year wonder.

6. Coby Fleener (New Orleans Saints)

7.  ⬆️?Martellus Bennett (New England Patriots) – There’s a real chance he jumps Fleener if we don’t see much from the Saints TE.

Tier 3 – Acceptable TE1s

8. ?Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs) – I never have and still clearly do not understand the Travis Kelce hype. Anytime his name is mentioned alongside Gronk it’s insulting to football fans everywhere.

9. ?Julius Thomas (Jacksonville Jaguars)

10. ? Tyler Eifert (Cincinnatti Bengals) *Monitor him closely in camp. He could rise with an early season return or plummet if he is stuck missing 6-plus games.

11. ??Antonio Gates (San Diego Chargers)

12. Zach Ertz (Philadelphia Eagles)

13. Dwayne Allen (Indianapolis Colts)

Tier 4 – Undesirable Starters, but TE1 upside

14. Zach Miller (Chicago Bears)

15. Eric Ebron (Detroit Lions)

16.?? Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys)

Tier 5 – Last draftable stashes

17. ⬇️?Ladarius Green (Pittsburgh Steelers)

18. Jimmy Graham (Seattle Seahawks)

19. Clive Walford (Oakland Raiders)

20. ⬆️Virgil Green (Denver Broncos)

21. Jordan Cameron (Miami Dolphins)

22. Will Tye (New York Giants)

Names to monitor 

23. Austin Seferian Jenkins? Cameron Brate? Tampa Bay’s starting TE

24. Jared Cook? Richard Rodgers? Green Bay Packers starting TE

25. Benjamin Watson? Dennis Pitta? Baltimore Ravens starting TE

26. Vance McDonald (San Francisco 49ers)

27. Charles Clay (Buffalo Bills)


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