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The Composite Re-draft TE Rankings

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I suppose the impact of my annual draft strategy of waiting on all positions is that you should be able to get enough bargains that you can afford to spend on guaranteed studs if you can identify them.

And yet I can’t ever seem to talk myself into spending on guaranteed TE studs. Part of the reason is that I’ve never done it and I feel like it’s only hurt me in limited circumstances (like if Jimmy Graham was on the board and I took Trent Richardson last year). But part of it is also that I don’t really remember any of my leaguemates beating me over the head with an early TE strategy either. So it kind of goes in the pile of strategies where I’m sure some people make it work – there are lots of strategies like that – but I never have.

And I don’t know if it’s irrational or not, I would have to check, but I feel like great TE seasons have more potential than other positions to be derailed by injury. The same is true of RB as well, but the reason you draft RB early is because you can’t count on them, not because you can… or that’s the theory anyway.

Without further ado, I give you our initial TE re-draft rankings.

The rankers are: FD = Fantasy Douche, DM = Davis Mattek, MF = Matthew Freedman, SS = Shawn Siegele, SS2 = Scott Smith,JK = Jim Kloet, BF = Bryan Fontaine, AM = Aaron Messing, JB = Justin Bailey,  CR = the Composite Ranking.

One additional note – I am probably wildly overoptimistic on Levine Toilolo. My initial thought was that the ATL offense has 119 targets to replace. Some of those will no doubt be replaced by Julio Jones and Roddy White. I’m leaving Toilolo where I have him for now but will be investigating that situation further.

*Note that like most coverage on RotoViz, these rankings are implicitly PPR as that is the format that the writers play and also is the most common in online money contests.

PlayerFDDMSSMFJKBFJBAMSS2CR
Graham, Jimmy NOS TE1211111111
Thomas, Julius DEN TE3422322332
Gronkowski, Rob NEP TE4165237223
Cameron, Jordan CLE TE2573773444
Davis, Vernon SFO TE131034446575
Reed, Jordan WAS TE5389589656
Pitta, Dennis BAL TE76510895787
Witten, Jason DAL TE109469549108
Olsen, Greg CAR TE611976681269
Rudolph, Kyle MIN TE12813111110118910
Ertz, Zach PHI TE814108211210131111
Clay, Charles MIA TE9171114141313111212
Bennett, Martellus CHI TE15131215131116151313
Green, Ladarius SDC TE1771413181514141714
Allen, Dwayne IND TE18161616102119162015
Eifert, Tyler CIN TE14121519241815191916
Walker, Delanie TEN TE20181926191417181417
Ebron, Eric DET TE19211818221712211818
Gates, Antonio SDC TE21232012201926171519
Miller, Heath PIT TE16302417151624202520
Amaro, Jace NYJ TE22151720262920231621
Fleener, Coby IND TE23222921122318242122
Cook, Jared STL TE24242128172023252423
Graham, Garrett HOU TE25202538162225102624
Kelce, Travis KCC TE26192327272722262325
Seferian-Jenkins, Austin TBB TE27992222233521222226
Toilolo, Levine ATL TE11299935352631352927
Gresham, Jermaine CIN TE29992734293232282828
Wright, Tim TBB TE28253039462428333329
Rivera, Mychal OAK TE30269931259930393530
Lewis, Marcedes JAC TE32992899313134303131
Finley, Jermichael GBP TE31992640289929279932
Griffin, Ryan HOU TE33999923389927412733
Pettigrew, Brandon DET TE35999933363033313634
Fauria, Joseph DET TE34999929343699323235
Robinson, Adrien NYG TE37999924433499293736
Lyerla, Colt GBP TE36999930399937343437
Daniels, Owen BAL TE38999999322599373838
Escobar, Gavin DAL TE99999999309999363039
Willson, Luke SEA TE39279932459939999940
Bostick, Brandon GBP TE99999925999999999941
Fiedorowicz, C.J. HOU TE99999999339935999942
Quarless, Andrew GBP TE99999999992899999943
Celek, Brent PHI TE99999936409999383944
Miller, Zach SEA TE99999999373399429944
Housler, Robert ARI TE99999999449936409946
Chandler, Scott BUF TE40999999419940994046
Niklas, Troy ARI TE99999999429938999948
McDonald, Vance SFO TE99999937999999439948
Keller, Dustin FA TE99999999999999999950
Myers, Brandon TBB TE99999999999999999950

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