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Fantasy Football: TE depth chart and rankings

Ranking and keeping track of tight ends around the league.

NFL: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Rankings: QB | HB | WR | TE

It’s always important to keep an eye on team’s depth charts in the fantasy world. There’s nothing more frustrating than wasting a draft pick on a player who is buried in the depth chart and, unless a plague sweeps the team, has no real chance at seeing consistent playing time during the season.

Here is the tight end depth chart of all 32 teams. Obviously tight ends labeled Starter are currently set to be the number one option. Backup is who is currently behind the starter on team’s depth chart.

For each TE, I’ve attached a Value to them (where I see their fantasy value currently at): TE1 (top 10), TE2 (11-25) and Don’t Bother (pretty self explanatory). I’ve also given my initial value for each backup tight end if either the starter is injured or sees their playtime reduced throughout the season. For backups I’ve added a Waiver value, which means worth a potential pickup.


Note: Depth chart will be updated throughout offseason.

TE depth charts

Team Starter Value Backup Value
Team Starter Value Backup Value
ARI Jermaine Gresham Don't Bother Troy Niklas Don't Bother
ATL Austin Hooper TE2 Levine Toilolo Waiver
BAL Dennis Pitta Don't Bother Benjamin Watson Don't Bother
BUF Charles Clay Don't Bother Nick O'Leary Don't Bother
CAR Greg Olsen TE1 Ed Dickson TE2
CHI Zach Miller TE2 Dion Sims Don't Bother
CIN Tyler Eifert TE1 Tyler Kroft Waiver
CLE David Njoku TE2 Randall Telfer Waiver
DAL Jason Witten TE2 Geoff Swaim TE2
DEN Virgil Green Don't Bother Jeff Heuerman Don't Bother
DET Eric Ebron TE2 Darren Fells Waiver
GB Martellus Bennett TE2 Richard Rodgers TE2
HOU C.J. Fiedorowicz TE2 Ryan Griffin TE2
IND Jack Doyle TE2 Erik Swoope TE2
JAC Marcedes Lewis Don't Bother Mychal Rivera Don't Bother
KC Travis Kelce TE1 Demetrius Harris TE2
LAC Antonio Gates TE2 Hunter Henry TE1
LAR Tyler Higbee Don't Bother Temarrick Hemingway Don't Bother
MIA Julius Thomas TE2 Anthony Fasano Don't Bother
MIN Kyle Rudolph TE1 David Morgan II Don't Bother
NE Rob Gronkowski TE1 Dwayne Allen TE1
NO Coby Fleener TE2 Josh Hill TE2
NYG Evan Engram TE2 Will Tye Don't Bother
NYJ Jordan Leggett Don't Bother Braedon Bowman Don't Bother
OAK Jared Cook TE2 Clive Walford Waiver
PHI Zach Ertz TE1 Brent Celek TE2
PIT Ladarius Green TE2 Jesse James TE2
SF Vance McDonald Don't Bother Garrett Celek Don't Bother
SEA Jimmy Graham TE1 Luke Willson Waiver
TB Cameron Brate TE2 O.J. Howard TE1
TEN Delanie Walker TE1 Jace Amaro TE2
WAS Jordan Reed TE1 Vernon Davis TE1

Let me know your thoughts on my initial values in the comments!