Fantasy Football Sleeper Report: TE’s

In this article I will explain why this may be a pivotal year for Te’s for 2017 Fantasy Football Sleepers. Consider this a Free Report for these this Key Position.

Taking a bit of Strategy in first, I plan to stay away from high profile TE’s that not only will have a hard time consistently producing because of their offensive situation but will struggle to keep healthy. Keep away from trying to do what everyone else will do, since in order to finish #1 out of 10 or 12 team leagues, you will have to separate yourself in your evaluation of taking a players, or players at this position to solidify your late round options, and increase your chances of picking up as much value as possible. Some risk always involved to win. Here are the guys I was mentioning everyone else is going for:

Fantasy Football Sleeper Report: TE
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Gronk, Jordan Reed, and Travis Kelce, along with Greg Olsen

So here are some guys that have as good a chance as any to produce up to around the same level, given the drop offs happen due to injury.

#1 TE Sleeper: Eric Ebron

This guy is actually NOT drafted at this time in some formats. I really can’t believe this: It shows that people are underestimating his ability. He was one of the best in the red zone for one stretch of the 2nd half of the season, comparable to Gronk. Watch out because he IS in the right given situation with Stafford and Co.

#2 TE Sleeper: Jack Doyle

Doyle will also benefit greatly from a Solid Fantasy QB, who may surprise, reaching elite status again, and Doyle is in position to profit as the main TE there now.

#3 TE Sleeper: Coby Fleener

Fleener is one who could definitely benefit from really good QB play as well. While not as solid as the prior 2, in terms of the offensive changes, maybe more run play action will open up the TE passing offense, like it once was with J. Graham

#4 TE Sleeper: Hunter Henry

Henry is a good position as well, but only thing is he has to share time. When Gates came back, he was not as well used but this year, he should show more consistency and if Gates has any downfall, or injury Henry has proven to be a good pickup.

#5 TE Sleeper: Vernon Davis

Davis shows some nice flashes, and as I eluded to above, Davis has  a TE ahead of him that is often injured. Davis still has that ability that he has had with SF to light up, creating TD opportunities. Obviously Davis does not need to be drafted. Pick him up if needed as a FA.

Fantasy Football Sleeper Report
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Also worth mentioning here is Jimmy Graham, while not necassarily considered a sleeper by everyone, but his ADP is not showing his real value probably because of his injury last year.

Also, Zack Ertz, whom I did not necassarily like, but he has really good rapport with Carson Wentz, which means his ADP should also be highere than what it is right now.

Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Position

When ranking the top 100-150 fantasy football players for 2017, its difficult to sort out when Blogs do those straight player of any position rankings because not all positions are treated equally in fantasy football as is a well known fact in any fantasy football league.

So I’ll go by position compiling to just about equal the same amount of players of a top 100 list, so we can go about organizing them better.

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Fantasy Football Player Ranings: Position Here we Go: Starting today with Te’s for the 100 list. Keep in mind also these lists do not include technical scoring accumulations as in my freereport explained, as well as in my prior blog post, fantasy football starters explained evaluating fantasy football consistency in particular. These are fundamental projections based on upside talent, offensive opportunity, and general performance, and injury history variables, with a bit of my opinion too.

Fantasy Football Player Rankings: TE

Fantasy Football Rankings: TE

TE #1 Travis Kelce:

My initial thought was to put Gronk here, but left him at # 2. Kelce will provide consistent value delivered over the course of the year, with durability and value delivered over the middle part of the field with the same offense ongoing from last year with the Outside Wr’s. His dynamic playmaking ability to take plays to the house allows for really good TD percentage with TD’s in probably 10 out of 16 games.

TE # 2 Rob Gronkowski:

While he won’t be drafted as high overall as in previous years, Gronk continues to be the most dangerous and aggressive force that the NFL has to reckon with in mismatches. If he can stay healthy for 10 out of 16 games that would be good, but not high enough to really merit a top 3 round pick in standard drafts.

TE #3 Jake Reed:

Another Te who is hard to keep healthy, checking weekly, if not daily injury reports on this one, which makes it a good idea to wait on drafting a Te in many draft formats, unless you get Kelce. The mismatch ability makes many teams looking at drafting similiar looking Te’s coming out of college with similar attributes.

TE #4 Jimmy Graham

Though many would disagree as to these tiers, in my opinion Graham is still in the same tiers as these previous and could be taken ahead of 2, and 3 here if you prefer, since Graham has a chemistry now with Russell Wilson even though its supposed to be a running offense. While Graham does have injury concerns, so does everyone else. There is no denying his potential as a threat to score in Redzone.

TE # 5 Greg Olsen:

Though there are concerns about the offense changing with the arrivals of lightning bolts on offense, this guy has been the most consistent on this offense including Cam Newton. Kinda reminds me of Jason Whiten in terms of the ability to age and keep it up for a long time, being a reliable target, and threat to score as well.

As for the rest of the Te’s well, I will just mention and finish this segment up, because in reality, in standard scoring leagues, and even PPR, the rest will have to be streamed at some point in the season to keep good lineups going:

Player Ranking: Unranked Streamer Position

Tyler Eifert, Delanie Walker, Martellus Bennett, and Eric Ebron.

Oh, and don’t forget the San Diego, I mean LOS Te’s as mismatching from week to week.