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2014 Rankings: Top-200 | Top-200 (Half-PPR) |  Top-200 (PPR) | QB | RB | RB (PPR)| WR | WR (PPR) | TE | TE (PPR) | K | DST | IDP Rankings: Top-100 | DL | DB | LB

As noted in the Tight Ends Rankings for leagues that use standard scoring, or “O.G. scoring”, as we Tupac fans like to call it, we are now getting to the meat and potatoes of the fantasy rankings, because I remember being hungry. Then again, I’m always hungry. Mostly for alcohol, but, you know, protein and starch… I got room for ya. Regardless, I bring you the tight end rankings for PPR leagues. And while everything I address for standard leagues still generally applies here, you’ll definitely see some movement of players, based on their value from receptions or the lack thereof.

Tier 2 looks different.: Yes, yes it does my perceptive typed words you. In fact, the only non-change was the craziness that is Greg Olsen at numero dos. Basically what is described in Spanish as “la caca en la que la verdad se encuentra es con el océano”. It’s a rough translation, based on my expertise of the language. But yeah, receptions are a thing in this iteration, and that changes the dynamic. Vernon Davis now closes out Tier 2, as compared to his peers, most of his value derives from yardage and red zone targets. Kyle Rudolph moves up because that Norvitus is actually a positive for any offensive principal, unlike a Schiano-man, who just gets MRSA. Jason Witten and Charles Clay also sneak into the Tier 2. Delanie Walker, Antonio Gates and Heath Miller all move up, as they’ve shown (especially Gates and Miller) to be favorite escape valves by their respective Quarterbacks.


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  1. Hey Jay, I’d like to start by saying I agree completely on your knocking Gronk down in both charts- Is he awesome when he’s healthy? Cthulu yes. But an early pick is tough to give up; I’d personally want to be at least 2, maybe 3 RB deep before I think about it. Though I imagine people not reading this and going with ESPN defaults will pick him and hopefully leave me something awesome.

    And the Rudolph/Olsen bumps to me are very real. Rudolph may not have the Jamaal Charles-like bump with check downs from the QB, but I love me a featured TE. Tier 2 may not outperform Tier 1 most, if almost any, week, but all those look like sound starting options after all my RB/WR/Flex spots, and probably QB, are filled. Tier 3 and below arn’t bad, but I’d have to go into a draft thinking if I end up with those, to just punt it for a lottery ticket RB/WR and make a transaction before Week 1.

    Love the ranks and keep em coming! Mock wint-, err, season is coming…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @I Pitta the Fool: Thanks! Yeah, Gronk is probably going to be the one ranked all over the place. I just think history shows that a Norv Turner offense relies heavily on the TE, and that’s even without Gates.

  2. Zar says:
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    Hey jay,

    Nice rankings, lot of thought makes sense. I’m sad to see Vernon dropped so low but it makes total sense. Is there going to be an RCL this year? Is it gonna be PPR or standard scoring?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zar: Thanks. Yeah, with Davis, if he doesn’t get the TD’s, not sure where the value is. Yeah, we’re going to do RCL’s this year, and will probably do PPR again… unless there’s a huge uproar.

  3. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Jay: Out of curiosity, since you’re posting these rankings does that mean Sky isn’t doing them this year?

    His advice lead me to lots of busts (sorry Sky, just being honest) so if you’re actually doing rankings this time, I might have better luck!

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Jay:

        Ahhh, that makes sense. Go figure, a fantasy football announcement made in January was overlooked. :)

        1) Why does your intro post say “comments closed”?
        2) Are you going to do individual player write ups like Grey does for baseball? I’d love to get more specific commentary on why each player is ranked where they are. So far, the TE rankings had good intros but I’m hoping you’ll get more specific like these guys: http://www.rotoballer.com/2014-fantasy-football-tiered-rankings-nfl-wide-receivers-wr/

        Good luck my friend! May your advice lead me to my second Fantasy Football championship!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @SwaggerJackers: Yeah, after the rankings come out, I’m going to highlight specific guys. We’ll also be having some contributors tell you why they agree or disagree with my rankings, going over those players, and offering you a different opinion.

          And thanks! We’re going to be trying some new things this season, so I’m crazy excited.

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