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The Decade's Most Consistent Fantasy Tight Ends

A list of the most consistently high-performing fantasy tight ends since 2007 and its 2017 implications.

What makes a tight end a consistent fantasy producer? Is it his hands? His height and weight? His speed? His route running? HIs skill after the catch? This article is a list of the most consistent, high-performing fantasy tight ends since 2007.

Consistency can be measured a number of ways. Some use standard deviation. I prefer creating tiers based on the average value of fantasy production (fantasy points per game). Tiers don't punish players for production well above their average the way that standard deviation can.

My consistency tiers based on the span of seasons measured in a 12-team league:

  • Elite: Weekly performances that meet or exceed the average fantasy points per game of the top two overall tight ends.
  • No. 1 TE: Weekly performances that meet the average fantasy points per game of top 12 tight ends.
  • No. 2 TE: Same as above for 13th-24th tight ends.
  • Sub Par: Weekly performances that are below the average baseline of the lowest-ranked starter spot in a league.

In this article, I'm measuring tight ends in 12-team PPR leagues that field one starter. It means the No.1 TE tier spans the averages of the top-12 tight ends, the No. 2 TE tier spans receivers in the range of 13-24, and is the beginning of the Sub-par Tier. 

The averages at the bottom of the table below are the fantasy points that define each tier.

 BASELINE PPR FANTASY POINT AVERAGES BY Tight End TIER TYPE (2007-2016)


YearElite#1#2Subpar
2007 15.8 7.9 5.5 7.9
2008 16.4 7.6 5.8 7.6
2009 16.9 9.6 4.8 9.6
2010 15.5 9.6 6.6 9.6
2011 20.7 10.2 6.2 10.2
2012 14.8 9.3 7.3 9.3
2013 19.0 9.3 6.4 9.3
2014 16.6 10.0 5.2 10.0
2015 16.0 9.3 6.6 9.3
2016 13.9 9.4 6.6 9.4
Average 16.6 9.2 6.1 9.2
 

Here's the quickest way to think of this information:

  • The Elite tier measures the percentage of a wide receiver's games between 2007-16 where he scored at least 16.6 fantasy points.
  • The #1TE Tier measures the percentage of a wide receiver's games between 2007-16 where he scored between 9.2-16.59 fantasy points.
  • The #2TE Tier range is between 6.1-9.19 fantasy points.
  • The subpar tier measures the percentage of a tight end's games between 2007-16 where he scored less than 9.2 fantasy points.

The players below are sorted by the following priority:

  • The lowest percentage of subpar games. 
  • The highest percentage of No.1 games. 
  • The highest percentage of Elite games. 

 "Max" and "Min" are the highest and lowest fantasy performances during their decade of play. 

TOP 24 HIGH-PERFORMING FANTASY Tight ends (2007-2016, PPR, NO MINIMUM GAME REQUIREMENT)

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