2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Updated TE Tier Rankings 5.0
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The point of tiers is to consolidate rankings of players into groups based on expectations. It's a necessary step in the process of getting ready for Draft Day — and a secret of the pros.
But the most important person you take advice from on Draft Day is yourself. These tiers are mine, but I encourage you to shuffle them to your liking. At the very least, this is a good jumping-off point for you.
Once you tailor these to your specifications, you'll know where the strengths and weaknesses of each position are. Then on Draft Day, you'll know when you need to draft a player at a certain position or wait another round to get someone in a similar tier. It's a huge advantage to have over your unprepared opponents.
|MID-ROUND 2||MID/LATE ROUND 2|
|Rob Gronkowski||Rob Gronkowski|
|ALMOST GRONK||ALMOST GRONK|
|ROUND 3||EARLY ROUND 3|
|Zach Ertz||Travis Kelce|
|Travis Kelce||Zach Ertz|
|VERY GOOD||VERY GOOD|
|ROUNDS 6, 7||ROUND 6|
|Trey Burton||Greg Olsen|
|Greg Olsen||Trey Burton|
|Jimmy Graham||Jimmy Graham|
|Evan Engram||Evan Engram|
|ROUNDS 8, 9||LATE ROUND 7 - ROUND 9|
|George Kittle||Delanie Walker|
|Delanie Walker||George Kittle|
|Kyle Rudolph||Kyle Rudolph|
|Jordan Reed||Jordan Reed|
|ROUNDS 10-12||ROUNDS 10-12|
|David Njoku||David Njoku|
|Tyler Eifert||Jack Doyle|
|Eric Ebron||Eric Ebron|
|Jack Doyle||Tyler Eifert|
|ROUND 13+||ROUND 13+|
|Mike Gesicki||Mike Gesicki|
|Cameron Brate||Cameron Brate|
|Benjamin Watson||Benjamin Watson|
|O.J. Howard||O.J. Howard|
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