Fantasy Football 2014 rankings and stat projections: Tight ends

Wednesday August 6th, 2014

In fantasy football, the tight end position is no longer a matter of five great ones and then a mess of useless players. Sure, Jimmy Graham has separated himself from the pack, finding himself in the first round of most drafts. But there are about 10 excellent options at the position now, and then the group of 10 or so behind them are all very promising.

POSITION PRIMERS: QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DST

The lesson here: You can either load up early on a stud, pick an average fantasy tight end with a middle pick, or wait and roll the dice on one or two from the promising group.

Find all our tight end fantasy rankings -- as well as stat projections -- below. The rankings are based on standard-scoring leagues, awarding one point for 10 rushing and receiving yards, and six points for rushing and receiving touchdowns.

FANTASY FOOTBALL POSITION RANKINGS AND PROJECTIONS:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

BYE

VALUE

REC

REC YDS

REC TDS

TIER

1

Jimmy Graham

NO

6

$37

85

1200

15

1

2

Rob Gronkowski

NE

10

$22

58

840

10

2

3

Julius Thomas

DEN

4

$18

60

750

10

2

4

Vernon Davis

SF

8

$11

55

750

8

3

5

Jason Witten

DAL

11

$10

67

805

7

3

6

Greg Olsen

CAR

12

$8

70

790

7

3

7

Jordan Cameron

CLE

4

$5

68

775

6

3

8

Jordan Reed

WAS

10

$2

65

705

7

3

9

Dennis Pitta

BAL

11

$1

60

645

6

4

10

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

11

$1

52

545

7

4

11

Martellus Bennett

CHI

9

$1

55

640

5

4

12

Charles Clay

MIA

5

$1

58

690

4

4

13

Zach Ertz

PHI

7

$0

55

670

4

4

14

Ladarius Green

SD

10

$0

45

580

5

5

15

Heath Miller

PIT

12

$0

60

630

4

5

16

Jared Cook

STL

4

$0

60

610

4

5

17

Antonio Gates

SD

10

$0

50

580

4

5

18

Eric Ebron

DET

9

$0

40

550

5

5

19

Delanie Walker

TEN

9

$0

50

505

5

5

20

Tyler Eifert

CIN

4

$0

52

550

4

6

21

Dwayne Allen

IND

10

$0

40

465

4

6

22

Garrett Graham

HOU

10

$0

38

405

4

6

23

Jace Amaro

NYJ

11

$0

37

395

3

6

24

Coby Fleener

IND

10

$0

34

380

3

6

25

Austin Sefarian-Jenkins

TB

7

$0

33

360

3

6

26

Marcedes Lewis

JAC

11

$0

30

290

2

6

27

Scott Chandler

BUF

9

$0

44

425

1

6

28

Levine Toilolo

ATL

9

$0

35

350

2

7

29

Travis Kelce

KC

6

$0

25

315

2

7

30

Andrew Quarless

GB

9

$0

31

305

2

7

31

Tim Wright

TB

7

$0

32

360

1

7

32

Owen Daniels

BAL

11

$0

30

350

1

7

33

Jermaine Gresham

CIN

4

$0

30

285

2

7

34

Mychal Riveral

OAK

5

$0

32

340

1

7

35

Brandon Pettigrew

DET

9

$0

26

280

2

7

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