2023 Fantasy Football Rankings: TE

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These 2023 fantasy football rankings are by Mike MacGregor. These rankings generally consider half point PPR scoring but the tiers do not change significantly for other scoring formats. Follow Mike @DraftBuddy. Rankings last updated Thu Sep 7.
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Tight End

Bye 10 · Age 34.5 · ADP 1.06 · PPG 15.3

Number one tight end, no question. Well, if we were going to question then it would be Kelce's age and whether he can keep doing what he's doing. There are no signs of a slow down yet. Tony Gonzalez played until he was 37. But let's talk draft cost. Expensive. I don't see paying a Top 6 pick for a tight end and setting yourself back at RB or WR. Let someone else play catch up if they take Kelce at that price. I definitely want a strong TE on my roster, but others come so much cheaper, you're better off fading Kelce, even as good as he is.

Bye 13 · Age 28.6 · ADP 3.07 · PPG 10.1

Ranking Lamar Jackson at QB5, I mention how bullish I am on Lamar and the whole Ravens offense. Ah, but here is the rub. I also question whether Andrews should be the clear-cut TE2 as the ADP would have us believe. Why? The Ravens finally have good depth at receiver. This removes the narrow tree Andrews enjoyed to rise to prominence. My recommendation is pass on Andrews at or around his current draft cost.

Bye 13 · Age 31.6 · ADP 4.11 · PPG 7.9

Bye 11 · Age 23.5 · ADP 7.02 · PPG 6.2

Bye 13 · Age 26.8 · ADP 4.10 · PPG 9.9

The difference between T.J. Hockenson with the Lions and the Vikings last season isn't as significant as I thought. Weeks 1-8 (Lions), TE4 at 10.1 PPG. Weeks 9-17 (Vikings), TE2 at 10.9. Good. Definitely improved, thanks to Kirk Cousins peppering Hockenson with targets. He went from 43 first half to 85 second half, but his yards per reception dropped from 15.2 to 8.5. The addition of a good second receiver in rookie Jordan Addison, and K.J. Osborn still around as a team's more suitable WR3, has me not overly excited about Hockenson for fantasy. Ranked appropriately as TE3, but still pricey to draft.

Bye 10 · Age 29.3 · ADP 7.05 · PPG 9.5

Am I fading every top TE? It seems like it as I'm writing this commentary. In Goedert's case, he is ranked here more for talent than opportunity and past performance. He missed 5 games last year, and has never played a full season. He scored 5 TD in 2019, his career high. Now it wasn't until mid-2021 that the Eagles traded Zach Ertz to the Cardinals opening up more TE snaps for Goedert. But Goedert suffers a little bit like George Kittle - numerous good skill players around him, and in this case, a running QB. Don't seek out Goedert but if he falls a bit in your draft, he's a good pick.

Bye 9 · Age 30.5 · ADP 6.09 · PPG 11.4

It was feast or famine with Kittle last season. He finished 1st or 2nd at TE for the week, half-ppr, five times. And he was outside the Top 20 six times. He really padded his stats the final four weeks (including Week 18) with 7 TD. Perhaps it was a great connection with Brock Purdy, but Deebo Samuel also missed Weeks 15-17. Kittle is a great player, but there are other excellent receiving options on the 49ers - CMC, Samuel, and Aiyuk. To the extent they are all healthy, fade Kittle or get ready to enjoy the rollercoaster ride.

Bye 10 · Age 31.3 · ADP 12.05 · PPG 6.8

Bye 6 · Age 25.4 · ADP 9.05 · PPG 7.3

Bye 9 · Age 29.6 · ADP 8.09 · PPG 8.1

Bye 5 · Age 27.8 · ADP 10.06 · PPG 8.1

Bye 13 · Age 24.4 · ADP 11.03 · PPG -

Bye 7 · Age 24.6 · ADP 12.10 · PPG 4.7

Bye 11 · Age 27.6 · ADP 13.04 · PPG 7.1

Bye 9 · Age 24.0 · ADP 14.07 · PPG 7.0

Bye 5 · Age 29.8 · ADP 14.12 · PPG 6.8

Bye 9 · Age 23.3 · ADP 12.11 · PPG -

Bye 7 · Age 25.2 · ADP 16.06 · PPG 2.4

Bye 7 · Age 25.7 · ADP 17.10 · PPG 5.3

Bye 7 · Age 27.8 · ADP 12.02 · PPG 7.6

Bye 13 · Age 25.1 · ADP 13.07 · PPG 7.2

Bye 11 · Age 28.5 · ADP 20.10 · PPG 4.8

Bye 13 · Age 27.3 · ADP 19.05 · PPG 7.4

Bye 7 · Age 30.6 · ADP 21.02 · PPG 6.1

Bye 5 · Age 24.9 · ADP 23.12 · PPG 4.5

Bye 11 · Age 33.6 · ADP 30.07 · PPG 9.0

#27
TIER 6

Bye 5 · Age 26.3 · ADP 23.11 · PPG 5.7

Bye 6 · Age 23.6 · ADP 15.07 · PPG -

Bye 11 · Age 26.9 · ADP 37.04 · PPG 4.6

Bye 7 · Age 28.7 · ADP 19.03 · PPG 6.0

Bye 11 · Age 29.3 · ADP 21.05 · PPG 4.9

Bye 14 · Age 24.3 · ADP 23.07 · PPG 2.9

Bye 13 · Age 29.4 · ADP 33.07 · PPG 4.5

Bye 13 · Age 22.8 · ADP 19.01 · PPG -

Bye 13 · Age 23.9 · ADP 19.09 · PPG 4.6

Bye 13 · Age 23.5 · ADP 33.10 · PPG 4.8

Bye 5 · Age 31.9 · ADP 39.11 · PPG 6.4

Bye 7 · Age 25.5 · ADP 38.08 · PPG -

#39
TIER 7

Bye 10 · Age 24.9 · ADP 42.01 · PPG 3.3

#40
TIER 7

Bye 14 · Age 33.4 · ADP 23.04 · PPG 8.8

Bye 13 · Age 29.9 · ADP 40.02 · PPG 5.0

Bye 11 · Age 25.5 · ADP 25.07 · PPG 4.1

Bye 14 · Age 32.8 · ADP 25.05 · PPG 4.1

Bye 9 · Age 27.2 · ADP 40.04 · PPG 2.4

Bye 6 · Age 22.6 · ADP 41.04 · PPG -

Bye 5 · Age 26.6 · ADP 37.07 · PPG 4.0

Bye 13 · Age 25.2 · ADP - · PPG 3.5

Bye 11 · Age 28.6 · ADP 41.03 · PPG 2.8

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