Last year the top eight tight ends scored fewer points than any other year in the last five. I expect the points to increase in 2017, but that might hurt the “throw a dart” tactics a lot of us had to resort to last year. Streamers will have to keep up with more productive players, so I’m paying closer attention to those with the potential to be the two-four players who break into the top five every year.
Based on Streaming the Stream, I’ve assigned tight ends a range of positional finishes for 2017. Searching for value using a projected range of finishes has been helpful when switching between dynasty and seasonal leagues – I think it leaves room for easy adjustment based on new information and how your opinion might differ from mine as well.
To be clear, these ranges are my opinion on the data and situation. They are the best values, many with the potential for a top five finish, as I see it. I wouldn’t necessarily “overpay” for them, but will snap up the value if they are available.
- By “Value” I mean how likely a player is to meet or outperform his positional ADP.
- Dynasty ADP is from DLF. Seasonal ADP is from myfantasyleague.com data in PPR public leagues drafted since June 1st.
- Raw statistics were pulled from pro-football-reference.com.
- In the tables: Green= Top-5, Tan= Top-12, Red=Top-24 finish.
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