Fantasy: 2014 Player Rankings - Tight Ends

Aug 31, 4:34 AM

Over the last two seasons, theScore's Justin Boone has finished in the top 10 in FantasyPros' Most Accurate Expert Competition. Follow the links to see his rankings for every position heading into 2014 fantasy drafts.

Rankings
QB | RB | WR | TE | DST | K | IDP

Tight Ends

RankPlayerBye Week
1Jimmy Graham - NO6
2Rob Gronkowski - NE10
3Julius Thomas - Den4
4Jordan Cameron - Cle4
5Kyle Rudolph - Min10
6Greg Olsen - Car12
7Jason Witten - Dal11
8Vernon Davis - SF8
9Dennis Pitta - Bal11
10Zach Ertz - Phi7
11Jordan Reed - Was10
12Martellus Bennett - Chi9
13Heath Miller - Pit12
14Ladarius Green - SD10
15Dwayne Allen - Ind10
16Travis Kelce - KC6
17Charles Clay - Mia5
18Antonio Gates - SD10
19Delanie Walker - Ten9
20Garrett Graham - Hou10
21Tyler Eifert - Cin4
22Eric Ebron - Det9
23Tim Wright - TB7
24Jared Cook - StL4
25Richard Rodgers - GB9
26Marcedes Lewis - Jac11
27Coby Fleener - Ind10
28Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TB7
29Zach Miller - Sea4
30Scott Chandler - Buf9
31Mychal Rivera - Oak5
32John Carlson - Ari4
33Brent Celek - Phi7
34Levine Toilolo - Atl9
35Jace Amaro - NYJ11
36Jermaine Gresham - Cin4
37Brandon Pettigrew - Det9
38Jeff Cumberland - NYJ11
39Andrew Quarless - GB9
40Owen Daniels - Bal11
  • With Josh Gordon's suspension confirmed, Jordan Cameron has received a lot of hype heading into the regular season. Cameron will be the focal point of the Browns' passing attack, which will mean more targets, but also more attention from defenses. The Browns should be able to run the ball more effectively this year, which could lead to more red zone targets for Cameron. Don't be scared to make him the fourth tight end taken in your draft, he will not disappoint. 
  • I miss the days when you could get Kyle Rudolph in the eighth round. Those were better times. In drafts this week, you will need to use a sixth round pick to acquire Rudolph's services for the season. He might be worth it, but I would rather take my chances on a late round flier at that point. 
  • Zach Ertz and Ladarius Green are both extremely talented and both have the potential to explode for high-end TE1 kind of seasons. The problem remains the consistency of their targets. I think Ertz can overcome that by scoring more touchdowns, while Antonio Gates will still vulture red zone looks from Green. 
  • Tim Wright has become my new fallback plan at the position. If I miss out on all of the usual suspects, the newest member of the Patriots offense holds the kind of upside that fantasy owners need to be looking for late in the draft. When in doubt, trust Bill Belichick to get the most out of a talented tight end. 

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