X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Gain Access Now

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


POPULAR FANTASY TOOLS

Expert Advice
Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Value Picks
Player Comparisons
News and Alerts

Tight End Best Ball Tiered Rankings and Analysis

Tight end isn't everyone's favorite position in fantasy football. Beyond the top tier, we encounter uncertainty, frustration, and the need to stream. There is no such option in best-ball leagues, though. Securing a high-end TE, especially in an FFPC format that uses TE-Premium scoring, is very appealing but not everyone can have Travis Kelce, nor is spending a first-round pick on a tight end always the best choice.

For that reason, we're sharing our staff best-ball rankings at the tight end position with analysis on each tier to help you through draft season. Of course, you can find our frequently updated best ball rankings for every position live on RotoBaller throughout the preseason.

After you're done here, catch up on RB rankings analysis part one and part two for best ball formats.

Be sure to check all of our fantasy football rankings for 2024 fantasy football drafts:

 

TE Best-Ball Rankings

Position Rank Position Tier Player Overall Rank Overall Tier
1 1 Travis Kelce 10 2
2 1 George Kittle 24 3
3 1 Darren Waller 36 4
4 2 Mark Andrews 52 5
5 2 T.J. Hockenson 59 6
6 2 Dallas Goedert 73 6
7 2 Noah Fant 75 7
8 3 Robert Tonyan 85 7
9 3 Logan Thomas 99 8
10 3 Kyle Pitts 101 9
11 3 Mike Gesicki 104 9
12 3 Irv Smith Jr. 112 10
13 4 Hunter Henry 115 10
14 4 Jonnu Smith 118 10
15 4 Rob Gronkowski 121 10
16 4 Evan Engram 128 10
17 4 Austin Hooper 130 10
18 5 Zach Ertz 145 11
19 5 Tyler Higbee 146 11
20 5 Anthony Firkser 151 12
21 6 Cole Kmet 160 13
22 6 Eric Ebron 166 13
23 6 Blake Jarwin 167 13
24 7 Hayden Hurst 169 13
25 7 Gerald Everett 178 14
26 7 Jared Cook 188 14
27 7 Dan Arnold 205 15
28 7 Kyle Rudolph 216 15
29 7 Pat Freiermuth 220 15
30 8 Dawson Knox 223 16
31 8 Chris Herndon 225 16
32 8 O.J. Howard 232 16
33 8 Donald Parham Jr. 233 16
34 8 Adam Trautman 236 16
35 8 C.J. Uzomah 238 16
36 9 Jack Doyle 243 16
37 9 Jimmy Graham 244 16
38 9 Tyler Eifert 266 18
39 9 Brevin Jordan 280 18
40 9 David Njoku 281 18
41 9 Will Dissly 285 18
42 9 Dalton Schultz 286 18
43 9 Albert Okwuegbunam 297 18
44 9 Ian Thomas 307 19
45 9 Jordan Akins 319 20
46 9 Harrison Bryant 323 20
47 9 Richard Rodgers 332 20
48 9 Trey Burton 341 20
49 9 Cameron Brate 342 20

 

Tier 1

Does Travis Kelce belong in a tier by himself? Based on last year's stats, yes. But three years ago, George Kittle set the record for receiving yards by a tight end with 1,377 (until Kelce broke it last year). Now he has a new quarterback that is presumably an upgrade over Jimmy Garoppolo. The only issue with Kittle is health, seeing as how he missed half of last season. The optimistic view is that he will be fine and his offense will be better, cementing him as the No. 2 tight end.

Kelce is simply a machine, playing all but two possible games in the last seven years while averaging 101 receptions and 1,307 yards the past three seasons a.k.a. the Patrick Mahomes era. It's impossible to argue against Kelce in round one of any draft, but he is a potential top-five pick in FFPC formats that utilize TE premium scoring. Kittle can be considered in round one of FFPC leagues based on upside.

In FFPC leagues, Darren Waller has a higher ADP than Kittle, going on average as the ninth player selected overall. Kittle's ADP has remained fairly constant but drafters seem to be picking up interest in Waller as usurping him for the TE2 spot.

image taken from RotoViz FFPC Dashboard

The fact that the Raiders didn't do much to their receiving corps other than swapping Nelson Agholor for John Brown might make the tight end look like a safer option whereas we don't quite know what to make of San Fran's offense going into 2021. In early best-ball drafts and mocks, I've seen these two swapped interchangeably depending on format. In FFPC, don't expect any of these players to last beyond the first 15 picks.

 

Tier 2

If you want a productive, high-end tight end without spending a first or second-round pick, Hock it. The Lions won't be a dynamic offense but that might work in the favor of T.J. Hockenson. Like Waller, teams without great receiving options tend to target the tight end more frequently. Hockenson was already rock-solid last season with 67 receptions, fourth among all tight ends. The move from Jared Goff to Matthew Stafford can't be played off as an improvement but it's not a rookie at QB either.

The biggest difference is that Stafford had options like Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, neither of which are in Detroit any longer. No offense to the current WR corps, but the talent level has taken a huge step down. Tyrell Williams was last seen putting together a third straight mediocre season after moving to Oakland in 2019 and then opted out of 2020. Breshad Perriman joins his fifth team in the past five years in a continued attempt to justify his first-round selection. Amon-Ra St. Brown is a fourth-round pick with unspectacular measurables who will try to make an impact. Hockenson could very well lead the team in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. He should be taken within the first five rounds in best ball with a move up to the fourth or late third in FFPC formats.


Noah Fant has as high a ceiling as any player at this position. The question is who will be throwing him the ball in 2021? Drew Lock might get another shot but Teddy Bridgewater is waiting to take over snaps. Then there's the Aaron Rodgers saga that keeps linking him to the Broncos...

Regardless, Fant will be heavily involved but may not be as consistent as Hockenson. Fant was second on the Broncos with 93 targets last year, although that was without Courtland Sutton. They also drafted Javonte Williams to complement Melvin Gordon in order to form a strong running game. If Denver's defense is as good as it looks on paper, they may not have a high-volume passing attack. It's also concerning that Fant has only scored three touchdowns in each of his first two seasons. Fant is due to have his share of "booms" which is great in best-ball but a high-floor TE2 is recommended for those down weeks.

 

Tier 3

Kyle Pitts became the highest-drafted tight end ever when the Falcons took him fourth overall. He was sure to be involved heavily in the offense even before we knew Julio Jones was going to be traded. Now, with Jones in Tennessee, the sky seems to be the limit.

Before we decide that he's going for 2k yards as a rookie, a word of caution. For every Vernon Davis, there is a Rickey Dudley. There have been 56 tight ends selected in the first round and 20 of them, or 35.7 percent, finished with less than 2,000 receiving yards for their career. Pitts looks to be an athletic freak of nature and is going to be in a great situation but keep in mind he is still 20 years old. It's not out of the realm of possibility that it takes him a little bit of time, maybe even a year or two, to develop into a fantasy stud. Then there's the thought that Pitts could move outside to WR while Hayden Hurst stays at TE, therefore changing Pitts' eligibility in fantasy leagues similar to Chase Claypool last year. Not saying it's going to happen, just throwing it out there.

Irv Smith is becoming the fallback option for those who wait on their first tight end. He is being drafted as TE11 in FFPC and TE13 in Fanball drafts in the early portion of summer. The aforementioned lack of WR depth beyond Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen could benefit Smith now that Kyle Rudolph is gone to the Big Apple. Smith only caught 30 balls for 365 yards last year, which was almost the same as his rookie numbers. The difference is that he missed three games due to injury last season and he saw most of his action over the final four weeks when he saw 20 of his 43 targets. He may not inherit every one of Rudolph's 37 vacated targets but he'll see enough action to threaten top-12 TE production.

 

Tier 4

I'm not going to broach the Hunter Henry vs Jonnu Smith debate just like I'm not touching this duo in best ball. If you want a piece of either, it makes more sense in best ball because the concerns about lineup decisions are alleviated. But it begs the question: why do you want a piece of this TE duo?

The Pats targeted tight ends a league-low 8% of the time in 2020. Naturally, that's why they sought improvement after losing Gronk and not seeing what they wanted in rookies Devin Asiasi or Dalton Keene. With Cam Newton still at quarterback, there may not be a huge turnaround. His past three seasons with Carolina, the tight end was targeted 18% of the time, below the league average of 20%. New England did somewhat upgrade at receiver too, so let's not pretend this is the second coming of 2011 when the Pats had two TEs go over 900 receiving yards.

Austin Hooper stands out as one of the best value picks once it's time to seek a TE2. He fell from a career-best 787 yards with Atlanta in 2019 to 435 in his first year with Cleveland. With Odell Beckham Jr. coming back, it would seem Hooper is inconsequential in fantasy circles but this simply isn't true. Hooper missed Week 7-8 due to an emergency appendectomy and was ineffective for the next four weeks upon returning with a total of eight receptions for 81 yards, good (bad) for an average of two catches and 20 yards per game. He missed another game with a neck injury and was an afterthought in fantasy leagues at that point. He then taunted us by posting three straight games of 14+ PPR points through Week 15-17 a.k.a. the fantasy playoffs.

People will say that the Browns are a run-first team now and target volume won't be there. That was true in the middle portion of 2020 but down the stretch, Baker Mayfield averaged 38.4 pass attempts per game over the last five games. As with most teams, their run-pass balance will be dependent on game script. Hooper stands to see more targets than Henry, Smith, Gronkowski, and Engram.

 

Tier 5

Many drafters have cast Zach Ertz out of their minds because he is a malcontent who spent most of last season injured. A trade could thrust him up the rankings, especially if he lands in a desirable spot like Buffalo, as is heavily rumored, or reunites with Carson Wentz in Indy. At his current ADP of 147 (TE24) in FFPC leagues, there is plenty of potential reward compared to the risk.

Anthony Firkser is one of the biggest risers in the post-NFL Draft draft period due to the lack of pass-catching options in Tennessee. Also, thanks to reports like this:

Now that generational talent Julio Jones is in town, the Firkser hype will die down as it should. The Titans are reportedly still weighing options at tight end and may bring in a free agent like Trey Burton, Tyler Eifert, or even Delanie Walker. Don't overspend for Firkser, especially now.

 

Tier 6 and Lower

If this were a Tweet, it would say "Gerald Everett is the starting tight end in Seattle, has Russell Wilson as his quarterback, and is about to break out. Am I the only one talking about this?" He is being drafted as the TE22 in FFPC leagues and TE26 in Fanball, inexplicably being taken after Hayden Hurst and Eric Ebron, who were just replaced in the NFL Draft. Everett wasn't a major factor with the Rams, totaling 1,389 receiving yards over four seasons. That's less than Travis Kelce gained last year alone. Everett has the athleticism to be a receiving threat, he just needs an expanded opportunity and this may afford it to him.

Dan Arnold won't cost more than a last-round flier pick in best ball but he's worth it. He is a former wide receiver that could be fourth in line for targets in Carolina after CMC and the top two wideouts. In a one-year stint as a Cardinal, he caught 69% of his targets and averaged 14.1 yards per reception. He should have no trouble surpassing Ian Thomas on the depth chart.

Dawson Knox, on the other hand, does not intrigue me whatsoever. It's a pass-first offense with a now-elite quarterback but one that has no interest in tight ends. Plus, Zach Ertz seems destined to be traded to Buffalo any day now, especially since the franchise made room by shifting Stefon Diggs' contract around. Gotta love NFL salary cap loopholes.


C.J. Uzomah is the ultimate sleeper TE3. Drew Sample was drafted mainly to block and that's what he does. Last year, despite having the TE position all to himself while Uzomah was injured for the final 14 games, he ran a route on 79.3% of his snaps. There are very few fantasy-relevant tight ends below that threshold. By contrast, Uzomah ran a route 92.5% in two games of 2020 and could be back to a pass-catching role with Joe Burrow at the helm

I refuse to rank or discuss Tim Tebow. End of story.



Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy football app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, rankings, starts/sits & more. All free!




Win More With RotoBaller

Be sure to also check out all of our other daily fantasy football articles and analysis to help you set those winning lineups, including this new RotoBaller YouTube video:

More Best-Ball League Strategy


Check out all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings. Staff rankings are updated regularly for all positions and include standard formats, PPR scoring, tiered rankings and dynasty leagues.




POPULAR FANTASY TOOLS

Expert Advice
Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Value Picks
Player Comparisons
News and Alerts

REAL-TIME FANTASY NEWS

Cody Bellinger3 mins ago

Runs Friday, Will Ramp Up Soon
Robbie Ray1 hour ago

To Throw Five Innings In Rehab Start On Friday
Justin Verlander2 hours ago

To Throw A Bullpen On Saturday
Luis Rengifo2 hours ago

Does Baseball Activities On Friday
Mike Trout2 hours ago

Getting Close To A Rehab Assignment
MLB2 hours ago

Cardinals-Braves Postponed On Friday
Bo Bichette3 hours ago

Comes Up Limping, Leaves Game Early
Jonathon Brooks3 hours ago

Placed On Active/NFI List
Kenyan Drake3 hours ago

Announces His Retirement
Josiah Gray4 hours ago

To Have Season-Ending UCL Surgery
Tommy Edman4 hours ago

Needs More Rehab Reps
Walker Buehler4 hours ago

To Face Hitters In The Coming Days
Max Muncy4 hours ago

Takes Soft-Toss Swings, Still No Timetable For A Return
Starling Marte4 hours ago

Plays Catch, Hits Off Tee
Kodai Senga4 hours ago

To Make Final Rehab Start On Saturday
Jacob deGrom5 hours ago

Throws Bullpen On Friday
Giancarlo Stanton5 hours ago

Runs The Bases On Friday
Tyler Glasnow5 hours ago

Throws Simulated Game On Friday, Likely To Start Wednesday
Mookie Betts5 hours ago

Plays Catch Friday
J.T. Realmuto5 hours ago

Could Be Activated This Weekend
Yandy Díaz7 hours ago

Yandy Diaz Out Due To Personal Matter
Luis Arraez8 hours ago

Returns To Action On Friday
Bo Bichette8 hours ago

Returns To Kick Off The Second Half
Joe Mixon9 hours ago

Expects Heavy Workload In Houston
Juwan Johnson9 hours ago

Saints Put Juwan Johnson On PUP List
J.J. McCarthy9 hours ago

Signs Four-Year Rookie Deal
Ziaire Williams11 hours ago

Heading To Brooklyn
Kris Dunn11 hours ago

Moved To Clippers, Signs New Contract
Kevin Durant11 hours ago

Expected To Return To Team USA Practice
Clint Capela11 hours ago

Knicks "Checked In" On Clint Capela
Virna Jandiroba13 hours ago

Looks To Extend Her Win Streak
Amanda Lemos13 hours ago

Looks To Win Back-To-Back Fights
Brad Tavares13 hours ago

Set For Co-Main Event
JunYong Park13 hours ago

A Favorite At UFC Vegas 94
Kaynan Kruschewsky13 hours ago

Searching For First UFC Win At UFC Vegas 94
Kurt Holobaugh13 hours ago

Looks To Get Back In The Win Column
1 day ago

Russell Westbrook Traded To Utah, Likely Heading To Denver
Chris Olave1 day ago

Placed On Non-Football Injury List
New Orleans Saints1 day ago

Ryan Ramczyk Won't Play In 2024
Nick Chubb1 day ago

Likely To Be Placed On PUP List
Mike Williams1 day ago

Placed On PUP List
Bill Algeo1 day ago

Looks To Return To Win Column At UFC Vegas 94
MMA1 day ago

Doo Ho Choi Ends Layoff At UFC Vegas 94
Bruno Silva1 day ago

Looks To Extend Win Streak At UFC Vegas 94
Cody Durden1 day ago

A Slight Favorite At UFC Vegas 94
MMA1 day ago

Seung Woo Choi An Underdog At UFC Vegas 94
Steve Garcia1 day ago

Looks To Extend Knockout Streak At UFC Vegas 94
Miami Dolphins1 day ago

Bradley Chubb, Jalean Phillips Land On PUP List
Tristan Da Silva2 days ago

Stays Hot From Deep Versus Grizzlies
Scotty Pippen Jr.2 days ago

Totals 25 Points, Nine Assists Wednesday
Taylor Hendricks2 days ago

Notches 23 Points With Near-Perfect Shooting
David Roddy2 days ago

Pushes Suns Past Thunder
Keon Ellis2 days ago

Bounces Back With 29 Points Versus Knicks
Bronny James2 days ago

Helps Lakers To Victory With 12-Point Effort
Josh Richardson2 days ago

Hopes To Be Ready For Training Camp
Julius Randle2 days ago

Recovery "Going Incredibly Well"
Khris Middleton2 days ago

Has Surgery On Both Ankles This Offseason
Houston Texans2 days ago

Laremy Tunsil Fully Healthy After Arthroscopic Surgery
Xavier Worthy2 days ago

Won't Start Training Camp On PUP List
Deshaun Watson2 days ago

Hasn't Had Setbacks With His Shoulder
3 days ago

Usman Garuba Heading Back To Spain
Jarace Walker3 days ago

Stays Hot From Deep Tuesday
Marcus Sasser3 days ago

Enjoys Good Two-Way Outing
Jalen Wilson3 days ago

Leads Nets Past Knicks With 27-Point Effort
Karlo Matkovic3 days ago

Puts In Big Performance Versus Spurs
Alexandre Sarr3 days ago

Goes Scoreless On 15 Shots
Nicolai Hojgaard3 days ago

Continues Playing Well Before The Open Championship
Russell Henley3 days ago

Eyeing Strong Performance At The Open Championship
PGA3 days ago

Sungjae Im Playing Some Of His Best Golf In Lead-Up To The Open Championship
Dustin Johnson3 days ago

Lacking Major Championship Form In 2024
Jordan Spieth3 days ago

Struggling Ahead Of The Open Championship
Max Homa3 days ago

Slipping In Form Heading To Royal Troon
Charles Bassey3 days ago

Returning To The Spurs
Theo Johnson3 days ago

Giants Place Theo Johnson On PUP List
Daniel Jones3 days ago

Healthy, Won't Be Placed On PUP List
Ricky Pearsall3 days ago

Lands On Non-Football Injury List
Denver Broncos3 days ago

Quinn Meinerz Inks Four-Year Extension With Broncos
Dean Burmester3 days ago

May Be A Risk Worth Taking
Justin Rose3 days ago

Making His 22nd Career Open Championship Appearance
Robert MacIntyre3 days ago

Robert Macintyre Hoping To Take Momentum From Historic Win To Royal Troon
Christian Watson3 days ago

Health Imperative For Packers WR Corps
Sahith Theegala3 days ago

An Interesting But Risky Option At Royal Troon
Matt Fitzpatrick3 days ago

Looking For Consistent Ball-Striking At Open Championship
Davante Adams3 days ago

Expected To Stay With Raiders
Wyndham Clark3 days ago

Rolling Into Royal Troon After Intriguing Run Of Form
Caleb Williams3 days ago

Bears, Caleb Williams Agree On Rookie Deal
Keegan Bradley3 days ago

Looks To End Cut Streak At 2024 Open Championship
Brian Harman3 days ago

Looks To Defend The Claret Jug
Corey Conners3 days ago

Brings Strong Form To Royal Troon Debut
Cameron Young3 days ago

Readies For Third Open Championship
Tony Finau3 days ago

Returns To Royal Troon
Justin Thomas3 days ago

Returns To The Site Of His First Open
Brooks Koepka3 days ago

Debuts At Royal Troon
Daniel Jones3 days ago

Hasn't Had Any Setbacks
Bryson DeChambeau3 days ago

Bryson Dechambeau Looking To Finish Off Historic Major Run At Royal Troon
Ludvig Aberg4 days ago

Debuts At The Open Championship
Kyle Busch4 days ago

Hopes For Playoffs Take Another Hit At Pocono
Ross Chastain4 days ago

Struggles Continue At Pocono
NASCAR4 days ago

Martin Truex Jr Won Stage 1 at Pocono, but Foiled by Strategy Yet Again
Ryan Blaney4 days ago

Denny Hamlin Finished Second at Pocono but Matched Ryan Blaney in Performance
Ty Gibbs4 days ago

Had Speed at Pocono, but Hindered by Strategy, Speeding Penalty, and Sour Engine
Ryan Blaney4 days ago

Scores Penske's First Pocono Win Since 2011
Tracy Cortez4 days ago

Suffers Her First UFC Loss
Rose Namajunas4 days ago

Dominates Tracy Cortez
Tyler Reddick4 days ago

Incredible Consistency Continues At Pocono
Alex Bowman4 days ago

Captures Third Place At Pocono
Muslim Salikhov4 days ago

Edges Out Split Decision At UFC Denver
Santiago Ponzinibbio4 days ago

Loses Second Fight In A Row
Ange Loosa4 days ago

Drops Decision Matchup
Gabriel Bonfim4 days ago

Gets Decision Win At UFC Denver
Brad Keselowski4 days ago

Finishes Seventh At The Great American Getaway 400
Chris Buescher4 days ago

Earns Spot In DraftKings Winning Lineup At Pocono
Joey Logano4 days ago

Finishes Fifth At Pocono On Sunday
William Byron4 days ago

Still Ends Up In Top Five At Pocono
Abdul Razak Alhassan5 days ago

Gets a NC At UFC Denver
Cody Brundage5 days ago

Fight Ends Early Due To Illegal Shots
Christian Rodriguez5 days ago

Gets Submitted At UFC Denver
NASCAR5 days ago

Bubba Wallace Is One Of The Top DFS Options For Pocono
Martin Truex Jr5 days ago

. Is A Top Favorite To Win At Pocono
Joey Logano5 days ago

Will Start 10th At Pocono This Week
Brad Keselowski6 days ago

Should Fantasy Players Roster Brad Keselowski At Pocono?
Chase Elliott6 days ago

Will Start 11th At Pocono This Week
Austin Cindric6 days ago

Is A Capable Value Pick For Pocono
William Byron6 days ago

Expect William Byron To Compete For The Win At Pocono
Denny Hamlin6 days ago

The Favorite To Win At Pocono
Tyler Reddick6 days ago

Should Be Strong At Pocono

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP

MORE RECENT ARTICLES

 
Chris Olave - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Fantasy Football Players to Target and Avoid in 2024 - NFC South

Mediocrity defined the NFC South in 2023. The division winner Tampa Bay Buccaneers recorded a 9-8 record, narrowly edging out 9-8 New Orleans and 7-10 Atlanta. But who cares about records? Teams can be awful and there's still value to be found in individual performers. Some of the biggest values in fantasy football last season... Read More


David Njoku - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire

Fantasy Football ADP Values on Sleeper - Undervalued, Overvalued Draft Picks

While the Scott Fish Bowl is wrapping up, most 2024 fantasy football redraft leagues won’t draft until next month. However, now is the time to start preparing for your redraft leagues, whether they are home leagues with a bunch of friends or competitive leagues with a significant buy-in. Many factors go into winning a redraft... Read More


Travis Etienne Jr. - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Can You Trust Travis Etienne in 2024? Fantasy Football Outlook

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne missed the entire first year of his NFL career after suffering a Lisfranc injury in the 2021 preseason. However, ever since he began getting regular-season action in 2022, he has not looked back. In PPR formats, Etienne was the RB17 in 2022 and the RB3 last year. On the... Read More


Jordan Love - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Targets, NFL Injury News

Quarterback Targets and Sleepers for Best Ball Leagues - 2024 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Scott Fish Bowl is underway. While the rest of redraft leagues won’t draft until next month, July is the perfect time for fantasy players to join a best ball draft. However, they should know the difference between redraft and best ball fantasy leagues. Fantasy players need to manage their redraft leagues, making weekly transactions... Read More


Drake London - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Predicting All First-Time 1,000-Yard Receivers in 2024 - NFL Fantasy Football Outlook

The 1,000-yard mark has long been seen as a barometer of success for wide receivers. In truth, it has been watered down a bit with the league becoming more pass-heavy. However, it’s still a badge of honor, and 1,000-yard receivers certainly help any fantasy football roster. Each year, we have a new crop of receivers... Read More


Brandin Cooks - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

The Most Undervalued Fantasy Football Player from Every NFC Team (2024)

Fantasy football is all about value. Taking a player three rounds earlier than where he is going in drafts likely won't work out in the long run. Of course, there are exceptions to that rule, like if fantasy managers took Rachaad White a couple of rounds earlier last year.  Sometimes, reaching for players is also... Read More


Trey McBride - Fantasy Football Rankings, Waiver Wire Pickups, Draft Sleepers, Tight End

Predicting the Top-3 Fantasy Football Players At Each Position - 2024 Fantasy Football Outlook

When it comes to playing fantasy football, prognostication is extremely important. Yes, we as fantasy players are not correct as often as we'd like to think, but this is part of the game. As Hyman Roth once said in "The Godfather Part II," "This is the business we've chosen!" However, it's still an important exercise... Read More


Zamir White - Fantasy Football Rankings, Waiver Wire Pickups, NFL Injury News

The RB Dead Zone In Fantasy Football: What Is It And Do You Need To Avoid It?

To veer or not to veer, that is the question. The running back dead zone is a dangerous realm, one that’s not for the faint of heart. You may have been spurned in the past by the likes of running backs like Mike Davis in 2021, Chase Edmonds in 2022, and Alexander Mattison in 2023.... Read More


DeVonta Smith - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Philadelphia Eagles 2024 Fantasy Football Team Preview - QB, RB, WR, TE Outlooks

Welcome to my 2024 fantasy football preview for the Philadelphia Eagles as part of my team-by-team fantasy football outlooks series. This new 32-part series will dissect each NFL team through a fantasy football lens. We'll look at each of the four primary positions—quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end—and identify each player's value at... Read More


Dak Prescott - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Fantasy Football Players to Target and Avoid - NFC East

Fantasy football managers are gearing up for the 2024 NFL season and preparing for their fantasy football drafts. Evaluating the NFC East rosters to determine which players to target and which to avoid is crucial for these drafts. This article tackles fantasy targets and those to avoid from each NFC East team. The NFC East... Read More


Bijan Robinson - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Rookies, Draft Sleepers

Best Ball Running Back Rankings for 2024 Fantasy Football Drafts (Tiers 1-3) - July Updates

Some of you have been building rosters in best ball drafts since the initial weeks of the offseason, and participation in this format has accelerated as we have advanced through the summer. Enthusiasm for these leagues remains enormous as it provides the opportunity to satisfy your passion for involvement in the draft process while completing... Read More


Rachaad White - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

One-Man Backfields To Avoid In 2024 Fantasy Football Drafts

Bell-cow running backs in the NFL have become about as rare as having a positive interaction on social media. As a result, it's getting extremely difficult to find a workhorse back in fantasy football drafts. That makes our job as fantasy players trickier. While we typically want to target backfields with bell-cow rushers, there are... Read More


Harrison Butker - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Kickers

Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings (K)

    Fantasy Football Rankings by NFL Position ALL - QB - RB - WR - TE - DEF   Kicker (K) Rankings Articles On this page you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings for kicker (K) and the NFL season. All of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings analysis, advice and articles related to the kicker position appear here. Our fantasy football rankings articles include analysis on numerous league formats... Read More