Angle of Pursuit: 2016 Tight End Rankings

The Angle of Pursuit staff is back to help you prepare for the upcoming fantasy football season with 2016 tight end rankings. Yesterday we took a look at the quarterback position. Below you will find rankings for both standard and PPR rankings.

For more Fantasy Football rankings and conversation check out Fake Pigskin’s Angle of Pursuit podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

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Tight End Rankings – Standard

Rob GronkowskiNE91111
Jordan ReedWAS92322
Greg OlsenCAR73233
Tyler EifertCIN94464
Delanie WalkerTEN136645
Travis KelceKC58556
Gary BarnidgeCLE135877
Julius ThomasJAC5107108
Zach ErtzPHI411999
Coby FleenerNO57141010
Antonio GatesSD119111211
Ladarius GreenSD111412812
Martellus BennettNE915101513
Austin Seferian-JenkinsTB619151714
Dwayne Allen IND1021161415
Zach MillerCHI913201916
Eric Ebron DET1020181617
Clive WalfordOAK1018132518
Jimmy GrahamSEA523211319
Ben WatsonBAL812242720
Kyle RudolphMIN617232421
Jason WittenDAL725221822
Will TyeNYG826172323
Richard RodgersGB416252824
Charles ClayBUF1024262125
Austin HooperATL1127193126
Jared CookGB429272227
Vance McDonaldSF822312628
Jordan CameronMIA831302029
Maxx WilliamsBAL828283230
Hunter HenrySD1130293031
Jacob TammeATL1132322932

Tight End Rankings – PPR

Rob GronkowskiNE91111
Jordan ReedWAS92322
Greg OlsenCAR73233
Delanie WalkerTEN136544
Travis KelceKC57455
Gary BarnidgeCLE134866
Tyler EifertCIN95787
Julius ThomasJAC5116108
Coby FleenerNO581479
Zach ErtzPHI41091110
Ladarius GreenSD111411911
Antonio GatesSD119131211
Martellus BennettNE915101913
Zach MillerCHI913181614
Austin Seferian-JenkinsTB619151715
Eric Ebron DET1020171415
Clive WalfordOAK1018122317
Dwayne Allen IND1021221318
Ben WatsonBAL812192719
Jason WittenDAL724201520
Jimmy GrahamSEA527211821
Will TyeNYG825162622
Kyle RudolphMIN617262523
Charles ClayBUF1022272024
Richard RodgersGB416282825
Vance McDonaldSF823322126
Jordan CameronMIA826302227
Jared CookGB428292428
Austin HooperATL1130233129
Maxx WilliamsBAL831243230
Hunter HenrySD1132253031
Jacob TammeATL1129312932
Saints Coby Fleener

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Where I’m Higher

Coby Fleener

One the names I was surprised to be higher on was Coby Fleener. He came in as 7th tight end and my fellow rankers had him in the double digits. The move to New Orleans is one of the few spots that would make me more excited about him. He gets a chance to take a prime role in the offense, occupying the middle of the field hopefully with room created by Brandin Cooks. The drafting of Michael Thomas out of Ohio State could hamper Fleener’s 2016 outlook especially when it comes to red zone targets. The five-year $36 million contract the Saints dished out shows that he should be a major part of the offense this season. If Fleener can match or improve on what Ben Watson did a season ago, finishing as the 8th tight end, he should have a strong season.

Colts Dwayne Allen

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Where I’m Lower

Dwayne Allen

Oddly enough its Fleecers former teammate that I am much lower on than my fellow rankers. I put him at 21 overall where my fellow rankers had him at an average of 15th overall. While I like the talent, Allen has played 16 games once in his four seasons.  He played 13 games each of the past two seasons. I love the return of Andrew Luck will surely help T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief and the Colts offense as a whole. Allen has never been highly targeted during his time in the NFL including 50 in 2014 and 29 in 2015. I think there will be weeks where Allen can be useful but there are too many questions for me between health and work load. I’ll target Marcellus Bennett, Zach Miller, and Richard Rodgers instead.

For more tight ends I like that can be found in drafts check out my piece on Fake Pigskin.

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