Meyer: fantasy football tight ends draft strategy rankings

BY foxsports • May 9, 2016

With the 2016 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror and most NFL free agents with their new squads, here are the FOX Fantasy department's way-too-early 2016 fantasy football draft strategy rankings.

The gap is slowly closing between Gronk and the field. Three other tight ends joined Gronkowski with at least 1,000 receiving yards. Last year, Jordan Reed scored only nine fewer fantasy points than Gronkowski. Tyler Eifert led all TEs with 13 touchdowns (Gronk had 11).

Greg Olsen finished with 26 fantasy points less than Gronk in 2015, but defenses knew that Olsen was the primary target in Carolina. With Kelvin Benjamin returning from a torn ACL, the attention should focus more on him and less on the reliable TE. Delanie Walker also had a tremendous season in 2015. He set career-highs in yards (1,088), receptions (94), and targets (133).

Player Bye Week
1. Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE) 9
2. Greg Olsen (Car - TE) 7
3. Jordan Reed (Was - TE) 9
4. Tyler Eifert (Cin - TE) 9
5. Travis Kelce (KC - TE) 5
6. Delanie Walker (Ten - TE) 13
7. Julius Thomas (Jac - TE) 5
8. Gary Barnidge (Cle - TE) 13
9. Zach Ertz (Phi - TE) 4
10. Antonio Gates (SD - TE) 11
11. Zach Miller (Chi - TE) 9
12. Jimmy Graham (Sea - TE) 5
13. Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TB - TE) 6
14. Eric Ebron (Det - TE) 10
15. Jason Witten (Dal - TE) 7
16. Ladarius Green (Pit - TE) 8
17. Coby Fleener (NO - TE) 5
18. Jordan Cameron (Mia - TE) 8
19. Charles Clay (Buf - TE) 10
20. Clive Walford (Oak - TE) 10

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