4 Strategies to Win Your League: Tight End Tiers

Filtering fantasy tight ends for the key players and tier breaks to optimize value

Each fantasy position is its own ecosystem of value. Format plays a part as does unique scoring. However, navigating a draft (or trade value environment) ultimately comes down to players, tiers, and where are the key zones to exploit the best values. Here is a look at the 2020 tight end landscape, highlighting the key players and tier breaks:

*Using the Tight End Consensus values available as of publication*

Other Positions:

Strategy 1: The Big 4

Tight ends with a strong profile of production and good (or better) quarterback pairings are the gold standard to projecting a high floor and ceiling combination.

Qualifiers

The profiles are robust here with Kelce posting four straight top-2 PPG finishes and two lower TE1 years before that. Ertz has four straight top-five seasons even with a developing Dallas Goedert on the same depth chart. Kittle has back-to-back top-3 seasons. Andrews is the new kid on the block with a top-five season in 2019 but a quality rookie season in 2018 to kick off his career.

Ideal Values

Ertz and Andrews are notably cheaper than Kelce-kittle and in some cases by two or three rounds in a 1TE format draft. Both to some degree functioned as their team's de facto WR1 within the offense in 2019. Andrews' proposition in 2020 centers around buying or fading the Lamar Jackson's sky-high touchdown rate from last season and the lack of development of their wide receiver corps, all second or first-year players of note. Ertz is the safer choice by profile and even is available after Andrews in most drafts.

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