Throughout this week, I’ve released my early 2019 fantasy football rankings on quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers, each with detailed explanations as to why each player is where they are. That leaves us with one of the most frustrating positions in fantasy football… the tight end position.
You’ll hear some tell you to grab a tight end in the first-round, while others will say there are three of them who should go inside the top two rounds. My belief is that you don’t need to do anything, but rather take value as it’s presented to you. For instance, I’m not planning on taking Travis Kelce at the start of the second-round, but if the other top-12 players on my cheat sheet are drafted before him, I’ll take him as the 13th player on my board. That goes for the others, too, though George Kittle and Zach Ertz are at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively. With that being said, I’m not one to reach for tight ends. Why? Well, because I’ve been able to have success streaming them, and have been able to find top-five options later in the draft. My take this year is that you ideally get one of the top-six tight ends in the rankings below. Those are the guys I’d feel confident starting every single week. If they come off the board before you’re comfortable taking them, wait it out. Streaming tight ends isn’t as hard as some say.
ADP – Average Draft Position