JermichaelFinley

In this series, I’ll take a position by position look at players whose ADP is broken: they’re being drafted too high based on our projections. I’ll highlight some of our existing analysis of the players, and offer a new tidbit. Then I’ll offer some better, cheaper alternatives. Throughout, I’ll be assuming a 12 team league using PPR scoring.

Today’s installment: Tight Ends. It seems like TE is a pretty deep position, so we ought to be able to get a good one in the mid to latter part of the draft. But not just any TE. We still want to get the maximum bang for our draft pick buck. To do that, you’ll need to avoid these three TEs, and target one of these better, later round options.


ADP Information

Courtesy Fantasy Football Calculator, here’s the most recent TE ADP breakdown.

Pos
Rank

Pick

Name

Team

Bye

Overall

Times
Drafted

1

2.03

Jimmy Graham

NO

7

15.0

513

2

4.02

Rob Gronkowski

NE

10

38.2

346

3

4.11

Jason Witten

DAL

11

46.7

489

4

5.08

Vernon Davis

SF

9

55.9

353

5

5.11

Tony Gonzalez

ATL

6

58.8

517

6

6.10

Dennis Pitta

BAL

8

70.2

392

7

7.12

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

5

83.7

374

8

8.11

Jared Cook

STL

11

94.9

468

9

9.05

Antonio Gates

SD

8

100.8

486

10

9.10

Greg Olsen

CAR

4

105.6

716

11

9.12

Jermichael Finley

GB

4

107.5

580

12

10.08

Brandon Myers

NYG

9

115.7

649

13

11.08

Owen Daniels

HOU

8

127.8

549

14

11.11

Martellus Bennett

CHI

8

131.4

545

15

12.06

Jordan Cameron

CLE

10

138.5

525

16

13.07

Heath Miller

PIT

5

150.6

219

17

13.07

Brandon Pettigrew

DET

9

150.8

262

18

13.08

Tyler Eifert

CIN

12

151.6

228

19

13.10

Jermaine Gresham

CIN

12

154.2

Tight Ends to Avoid

Kyle Rudolph

Jared Cook

Antonio Gates

Target These Tight Ends Instead

Greg Olsen

Jermichael Finley

Martellus Bennett

Projections

From our TE Projection App, our scoring projections for these six TEs.

Gates

Standard

PPR

Rudolph

Standard

PPR

Cook

Standard

PPR

Low

2.9

5.1

Low

3.3

5.3

Low

3.3

5.7

Median

4.2

6.8

Median

4.4

7.2

Median

5.6

7.8

High

5.6

9.2

High

5.6

9.1

High

6.8

10.1

Olsen

Standard

PPR

Finley

Standard

PPR

Bennett

Standard

PPR

Low

5.1

8.7

Low

3.7

6.2

Low

2.9

5.1

Median

5.7

10.3

Median

5.6

8.7

Median

4.1

6.6

High

7.1

11.2

High

7.2

11.5

High

6.8

10.3

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