ADP Desirability Rankings: TE

Rethinking tight end rankings to order players by how desirable they are at current ADP

Something about typical fantasy rankings has been bothering me lately. By listing all relevant players in order of draft desirability, we still don't really have anything actionable until we add a denominator of ADP. If I tell you a player is my #5 tight end, that doesn't tell you whether I would recommend drafting him or not. When you add the dimension of ADP, it becomes clear right away who my rankings recommend targeting and who my rankings recommend avoiding. This leads to an experiment idea of rethinking rankings. Instead of ranking players by draft desirability (or projected end of year finish), why not rank players by desirability of drafting them at ADP? This table will show you the rough ADP of a player, and where I would consider drafting the player. This ranking should help when prioritizing targets pre-draft and understanding the next best outcomes when targeted players go off the board ahead of you. Any and all feedback welcome!

Rank Tight End Team Projected ADP Worth Drafting in?
1 Kyle Rudolph MIN 12th-13th 9th
2 Jordan Cameron MIA 8th-9th 7th
3 Dwayne Allen IND 10th/11th 9th
4 Travis Kelce KC 4th/5th 4th depending on RBs left
5 Ladarius Green SD 14th-15th 12th
6 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB 11th-12th 11th
7 Tyler Eifert CIN 11th-12th 11th
8 Heath Miller PIT 15th or later 13th
9 Rob Gronkowski NE Early 1st Mid 1st
10 Josh Hill NO 11th-12th 12th
11 Owen Daniels DEN 12th-13th 13th
12 Julius Thomas JAX 8th 9th
13 Jimmy Graham SEA 3rd 4th
14 Greg Olsen CAR 5th/6th 7th
15 Coby Fleener IND 14th-15th 15th or later
16 Zach Ertz PHI 8th 10th
17 Jason Witten DAL 9th 12th
18 Delanie Walker TEN 9th-10th 12th
19 Antonio Gates SD 12th-13th 15th or later
20 Martellus Bennett CHI 7th 12th