Malcolm McMillan (@McLateralFF)
The Lateral Editor
It was always going to end this way. Tight ends. The tighest of ends (and no that's not an allusion to a Mr. Cole Kmet). Last Saturday @DLF_Karp, @KidFlashFF, @HermsNFL, and I talked about our Top-12 Dynasty TEs. Hopefully, you caught it live, but if not the link as always is right here for you. Hope you enjoy it!
Here are the links to the other parts of our four-part series on dynasty rankings:
McLateral's Dynasty Rankings: Top 12 QBs
1. Travis Kelce (KC)
2. George Kittle (DAL)
Note: Everyone had either Kelce or Kittle as their TE1.
3. Darren Waller (LV)
4. Mark Andrews (BAL)
Note: Even if the Ravens bring in a top free-agent wide receiver, Andrews gets targeted for TDs enough that I would keep him here at TE4.
5. T.J. Hockenson (DET)
6. Dallas Goedert (PHI)
Note: This ranking did not change with Jalen Hurts at quarterback instead of the recently traded Carson Wentz.
7. Mike Gesicki (MIA)
8. Noah Fant (DEN)
9. Robert Tonyan (GB)
Note: This ranking is based on him re-signing in Green Bay, but would not change drastically if he signs elsewhere unless it is cheap or a bad situation (which seems unlikely). I would still have him in my Top-12 regardless.
10. Kyle Pitts
Note: Originally had Pitts lower because he is not even drafted yet, but the tight end position is such a dart throw after Tonyan that I felt comfortable bumping Pitts up to here. The dude is just that good.
11. Hunter Henry (LAC)
Note: This ranking is based on him re-signing in Los Angeles, but like with Tonyan, it would not change drastically if he signs elsewhere unless it is cheap or a bad situation (which again, seems unlikely). Due to durability concerns though, I could drop him as low as TE15 if he is not properly invested in by an NFL team.
12. Austin Hooper (CLE)
Note: This is really a case of following the money, and the fact that Hooper largely performed well when healthy (13.04 PPR points per game when combining Weeks 4-6 and Weeks 15-17 (six-game sample size). There are concerns here but at the moment I still prefer him to Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. and Washington Football Team TE Logan Thomas (especially since the Washington Football Team is likely to add some key offensive pieces).
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