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2018 RotoViz Scouting Index – One Last Look at Tight End

The 2018 RotoViz Scouting Index (RSI) has tracked NFL draft prospect rankings from a variety of traditional scouting sites, giving you quick insight into how the incoming rookies were being valued over in “real football” land.

This has served as a counterpoint to our usual stats-and-metrics-based analysis. Discovering where the stats and film crowds agree and disagree has not only been fun but often illuminating. We’ve tracked the rise and fall of player values throughout the draft season and assessed the impact on player fantasy valuations. We’ve been aggregating rankings from a number of well-respected sources, but this is where the story ends for this class.


In order to ensure that you understand where our data comes from and how the scores are calculated, I recommend reading the introduction to this series.

The 2018 RotoViz Scouting Index Top Tight End Prospects

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After reaching the top spot last week, Hayden Hurst goes into the 2018 NFL Draft as the consensus number one TE according to our sources. In fact, he solidified his position over the last week, with his average rank and RSI scores both improving. Mel Kiper Jr. named Hurst as his favorite TE in his class, thanks in no small part to his willingness to block.

Despite posting far better numbers as a receiver than Hurst, Dallas Goedert could manage no better than number two on the RSI. His average rank improved ever so slightly, but his RSI score did drop from 91 to 88.

The major changes in the top ten came at the six and eight spots. Former Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli finishes the process as the No. 6 TE on the RSI. Durham Smythe also rose up one spot, improving his standing over Jaylen Samuels. 1

That brings the 2018 RotoViz Scouting Index for TEs to a close. I write a weekly article during the season looking at TE streamers. I am confident that I will be making mention of several of the players named in the RSI this season, especially if they land in the right places … like the Saints taking Mike Gesicki, for instance.


  1. I’ve maintained since version 3.0 of the TE RSI, Samuels is NOT a tight end. He’s an intriguing offensive chess piece, but he is not a tight end.  (back)

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