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Top 20 Tight End Ranks, PPR Scoring

This list is a quick reference for those who want to target the right PPR tight end in redraft leagues

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1) Rob Gronkowski - Fear the Gronk. Even without Brady for four games, he is still in a tier all his own.

2) Jimmy Graham - Although his output won't be the same as some of his best seasons in New Orleans, don't sleep on this TD titan. He will get his.

3) Travis Kelce - The hype train is full steam ahead and I bought a ticket. Sure, he could end up being the Ertz of last season or he could end up winning you a Chip. We all know Alex Smith can't throw it deep. Expect plenty of targets for Kelce, which should lead to some solid stats.

4) Greg Olsen - He's so undervalued it's ridiculous. With Benjamin and Funchess stretching the field, expect Olsen to rack up the catches. Although I don't see him surpassing his stat line from last year, I think he could get close to obtaining it again.

5) Martellus Bennett - New HC Fox and OC Gase love them some TE in their offensive scheme. Sure, Bennett isn't the best team player but we draft for fantasy football; not real life. My only concern is newly acquired Eddy Royal eating into his targets.

6) Zach Ertz - Last year this blew up in our face. This season Maclin is gone though and that means all those targets are up for grabs. Get him on the cheap and reap the benefits. He'll produce this season like we expected last season.

7) Jordan Cameron - He might be one concussion away from selling cars at a car lot, but his physical size, athleticism, and opportunity are hard to pass on in Miami. I'm snatching him up at a very discounted price anywhere I can.

8) Delanie Walker - He might be 30 years old, but rookie QBs love their tight ends and Walker has shown us that he can deliver some stellar stat lines when given the opportunity to do so. I wouldn't be shocked to see him lead the Titans in receptions and TDs this season.

9) Julius Thomas - We can all agree that Bortles isn't very good yet. He might never be good. They will make it to the red zone here and there though, and Orange Julius is about the most sure thing they have of bringing the ball down.

10) Antonio Gates - A four game ban may hurt his overall production, but it only improves his value. Buy low. Stash. Repeat.

11) Jason Witten - He's not the PPR machine he was a half decade ago, but he still has some gas left in the tank. Although he probably runs a 5.9 - 40 now, I suspect he will still haul in 5 or so TDs this season and probably rack up 50ish catches.

12) Tyler Eifert - If there is one TE I think has potential to break out this season, it's Eifert. Many of us are still cringing from watching his elbow get shredded last season, but he is self-proclaimed full healed and ready to roll this season. With Grisham gone I'm expecting a big jump this season even with Dalton throwing to him.

13) Heath Miller - Don't count him out yet. He is still going to be Big Ben's go-to-guy.

14) Josh Hill - A lot of hype out there around Hill, but he isn't Jimmy Graham. Sure, I could be eating crow by the end of the season but I just don't see him finishing top 8.

15) Charles Clay - If the QB situation was better in Buffalo I'd be all over Clay. As it stands though, I can see Clay being a great TE2.

16) Kyle Rudolph - He can't stay healthy. When he does play, he has potential to put up some respectable numbers though.

17) Austin Seferian-Jenkins - I just don't see the leap this season that others are predicting. Even though rookie QBs love their tight ends, Winston has Jackson and Evans to target and I think ASJ gets lost in the shuffle.

18) Dwayne Allen - The coaching staff in Indy has said they plan to run less two TE sets this season. They also added another rookie WR in the first round of the draft and signed PPR stud Andre Johnson. Consider Fleener stealing a few targets I just don't see much happening this season for Allen.

19) Richard Rodgers - This is my dark horse. While everyone is riding the Devante Adams bandwagon, I'm hopping on Richard Rodgers' and hoping he finds me a championship. Get him while you can.

20) Owen Daniels - Although Daniels is Kubiak's BFF, he is well past his prime and there are a lot of more talented mouths to feed in Denver.