2015 Fantasy Football: TIght End Rankings

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With the 2015 NFL season less then three weeks away, it’s past time to start the prep work for your fantasy football draft. Over the next two weeks I will be finishing up my fantasy preview with a primer, rankings, sleepers, busts, and rookie previews for every position. Check the links on the sidebar for more position breakdowns.

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Tight End Rankings

1.) Rob Gronkowski, Patriots – A borderline 1st round pick who should be the best fantasy TE by far if he can stay healthy. Gronk missed a full game and parts of others last season and still outscored the #2 TE (Graham) by 35 fantasy points. He’s the only tight end I would use a high draft pick or a significant chunk of my auction budget on. With the Pats still being light on WR talent, Gronk should be Brady’s primary option again.

2.) Greg Olsen, Panthers – It may look crazy having Olsen above Graham, but they finished less than a fantasy point per game apart last season. Since then Graham has gone to a run-heavy offense, while Olsen’s Panthers just lost their top WR (Kelvin Benjamin) making him the de facto #1 option in the passing game.

3.) Jimmy Graham, Seahawks – Going from the team that led the NFL in pass attempts to the team that finished dead last isn’t going to be good for Graham’s fantasy value. That being said, QB Russell Wilson has never had a receiving option close to as talented as Graham which may lead to more passes this year. Graham will still see far less targets than he did in New Orleans. His lack of targets should be offset some fantasy wise by the fact that he is the most reliable red zone option the Seahawks have. His catches and yardage will suffer in Seattle, but his TDs could stay consistent.