TE Rankings 2016 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. Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers: Round 3, 4. Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins: Round 4, 5. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: Round 4, 6. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks: Round 5, 7. Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego Chargers: Round 5, 8. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys: Round 5, 9. Martellus Bennett, TE, New England Patriots: Round 6, 10. Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans: Round 7, 11. Jared Cook, TE, Green Bay Packers: Round 8, 12. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: Round 8, 13. Gary Barnidge, TE, Cleveland Browns: Round 9, 14. LaDarius Green, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers: Round 10, 15. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Round 10, 16. Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills: Round 10, 17. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Round 10, 18. Julius Thomas, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars: Round 10, 19. Coby Fleener, TE, New Orleans Saints: Round 10, 20. Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions: Round 11, 21. Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts: Round 12, 22. Jordan Cameron, TE, Miami Dolphins: Round 13, 23. Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Round 14, 24. Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Round 15, 25. Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco 49ers: Round 16


2016 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings





Jason Bantle Last Updated: June 1, 2016.



  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 2016. 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.



  3. Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers

    Greg Olsen is a top 3 tight end. He was Cam Newton's biggest asset with Kelvin Benjamin out last season.



  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. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs

    Travis Kelce was a top 5 tight end in Fantasy last season. Since the Chiefs failed to upgrade tight end in the draft, Kelce should be a top 5 tight end once again.




  6. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks

    Jimmy Graham has a bounce back year in 2016. I don't think he will be the tight end he was in New Orleans though.



  7. Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego Chargers

    Antonio Gates is still a top ten tight end. He's not a top 5 tight end anymore due to his age. He can ball though and will still perform like a top 10 tight end in 2016.



  8. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys

    Jason Witten is capable of performing like a top 5 tight end at times. It comes down to how healthy Tony Romo is. With all the questions about Romo's health we're gonna put Jason Witten at 8 for now.



  9. Martellus Bennett, TE, New England Patriots

    Martellus Bennett was a top 5 tight end in Chicago as the teams #1 tight end. He will still be a top ten tight end even if he is mainly used in two tight end sets with Gronkowski.



  10. 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 a big year in 2016.




  11. Jared Cook, TE, Green Bay Packers

    Jared Cook will be a stud tight end on the Green Bay Packers.



  12. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles

    Zach Ertz has the tools to be a top 10 tight end. Philadelphia's quarterback controversy between Sam Bradford and Carson Wentz has him at 12 for this season.



  13. Gary Barnidge, TE, Cleveland Browns

    Gary Barnidge is Cleveland's most effective playmaker at the moment. I expect things to remain that way even if Corey Coleman shows promise as a rookie.



  14. LaDarius Green, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers

    LaDarius Green will take that next step and assert himself as a top 15 tight end in Pittsburgh. Green will be a great player in Fantasy, but he won't do enough to surpass the guy he backed up in San Diego, Antonio Gates for another year.



  15. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings

    Kyle Rudolph is Teddy Bridgewater's biggest asset right now. That may change with Laquon Treadwell on the roster. At this point Rudolph is the Vikings best playmaker for Bridgewater to throw to plus he's great in the red zone.




  16. Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills

    Charles Clay may have the tools to be a top 15 tight end. He comes in at 16 because ten of the Bills 16 games in 2016 are against teams with quality safety tandems. That will limit his production this upcoming season in 2016.



  17. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Austin Seferian-Jenkins has a chance to take that next step and develop into a top 13 tight end. My issue with him is he cannot stay healthy. Mike Evans and Doug Martin will limit his touches plus Vincent Jackson is in a contract year.



  18. Julius Thomas, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Julius Thomas may shine this year. It comes down to how effective Blake Bortles is. Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns will limit the number of receptions he has though.



  19. Coby Fleener, TE, New Orleans Saints

    Coby Fleener is due for a big year with the Saints. I'm not ready to say he will take that next step and become a Jimmy Graham type of tight end. He played well with Andrew Luck and should get better with Drew Brees.



  20. Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions

    Eric Ebron has a chance to shine with Calvin Johnson gone. It feels like Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, and Eric Ebron are all 1A, 1B, and 1C as Stafford's favorite targets. Ebron is my favorite of those 3, but it is too early to tell what happens with Stafford's playmakers in 2016.




  21. Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts

    Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener split receptions in 2014. Allen took the starting tight end job in 2015. With Fleener gone, I'm expecting Allen to be Luck's favorite target after T.Y. Hilton.



  22. Jordan Cameron, TE, Miami Dolphins

    Jordan Cameron is in a contract year. He may put together a big season just to get a huge payday.



  23. Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore Ravens

    Baltimore has an abundance of tight ends. Dennis Pitta has to be the favorite to start if he can stay healthy in 2016.



  24. Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens

    Another tight end I like is Benjamin Watson. Watson will be used in two tight end sets with Dennis Pitta. If Pitta gets injured again, Watson can be an effective starter in Pitta's absence. I wouldn't rule out Maxx Williams or Crocket Gilmore either, but right now Watson is the favorite to start at tight end after Pitta.



  25. Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco 49ers

    Vance McDonald finally took the tight end job from Vernon Davis in 2015 with the eventual decline of Davis. McDonald has to maintain that job with a strong 2016 season with him in a contract year. McDonald comes in at 25 due to being a product of Chip Kelly's bizzaro offense.



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