Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Projections Week -- TE tier rankings

Projections are inexact and boil a range of potential outcomes down to a single number. A good way to consider the results is by grouping together similar options into tiers, then adjusting for upside or downside, plus injury risk since projections generally assume reasonable health.

Below are Heath Cummings' and Ben Gretch's tight end projections tiers for both PPR and non-PPR scoring formats. If you're looking for full Draft rankings, you can always find those on the Draft Prep page.   

Keep in mind the below tiers are purely where the players project in a "most likely" scenario. Team context, teammate injuries, and efficiency peaks or valleys can all contribute to different outcomes, but a projection provides a solid baseline to start from. 

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Heath Cummings' PPR TE projection tiers

265-plus points

230-235 points

165-185 points

Travis Kelce

George Kittle

Evan Engram

Zach Ertz


Hunter Henry



O.J. Howard




145-165 points

120-145 points


Jared Cook

Trey Burton


Eric Ebron

Delanie Walker


Jordan Reed

Vance McDonald


David NJoku

TJ Hockensen


Austin Hooper

Jack Doyle



Greg Olsen



Mark Andrews



Jimmy Graham



Noah Fant



Kyle Rudolph


Heath Cummings' non-PPR TE projection tiers

175-plus points

140-160 points

110-120 points

Travis Kelce

Zach Ertz

Evan Engram


George Kittle

O.J. Howard



Hunter Henry




85-105 points

65-85 points


Jared Cook

Mark Andrews


Eric Ebron

Jimmy Graham


David Njoku

Greg Olsen


Jordan Reed

Jack Doyle


Delanie Walker

Noah Fant


Vance McDonald

Kyle Rudolph


Trey Burton

Will Dissly


Austin Hooper

Chris Herndon


TJ Hockensen



Ben Gretch's PPR TE projection tiers

295-plus points

235-245 points

170-190 points

Travis Kelce

Zach Ertz

Evan Engram


George Kittle

O.J. Howard



Hunter Henry




140-145 points

125-135 points

105-120 points

Vance McDonald

Austin Hooper

Jimmy Graham

Jared Cook

Delanie Walker

Greg Olsen

Jordan Reed

Eric Ebron

Chris Herndon

David Njoku

Trey Burton

Noah Fant

Kyle Rudolph

Mark Andrews

Jason Witten


Jack Doyle

Darren Waller



Mike Gesicki

Ben Gretch's non-PPR TE projection tiers

190-plus points

145-150 points

110-125 points

Travis Kelce

George Kittle

O.J. Howard


Zach Ertz

Evan Engram



Hunter Henry




85-95 points

80-85 points

65-75 points

Vance McDonald

Jordan Reed

Chris Herndon

David Njoku

Kyle Rudolph

Jimmy Graham

Jared Cook

Trey Burton

Jack Doyle

Eric Ebron

Delanie Walker

Greg Olsen


Mark Andrews

Noah Fant


Austin Hooper

Darren Waller



Dallas Goedert



Matt LaCosse

Senior Fantasy Writer

Heath Cummings is a Senior Fantasy Writer that covers Daily Fantasy Sports of all types. Before coming to CBS Sports he was a staff writer for Footballguys and the host of The Fantasy Football Show on... Full Bio

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