RankingsSeptember 2, 2010

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PPR Rankings: Tight End - 4 comments

By Michael Hawes

How invaluable would a set of fantasy football rankings be if it was based on 96 veterans from some of the most popular and knowledgeable FF boards around. Well, we have it! Here are the results for the Quarterbacks.

The Cafe has 12 members participating in a 96 team league called the IBL, The Inter Board League, a rival league between eight of the most popular fantasy football boards on the Internet. Eight separate drafts were conducted under the following scoring rules: one point per 25 yards and four points per TD for quarterbacks; one point per 10 yards and six points per TD for skill position, with all players getting a full point per reception. Over 350 trades were made during these drafts, with owners chasing the players they wanted to draft. These rankings are as accurate as we can get.

Here are the results, in a tiered ranking, from 96 seasoned fantasy football veterans. A special thanks goes out to aaawall91 for the original spreadsheet that was transformed into these rankings, as well as Cowboys 4 Life and all the other league members who helped keep the spreadsheets updated.

This ranking is strictly from the draft results. No variations were made, although notations have been made based on recent news.


(inj) – injured
(S) – sleeper, may outperform his position


Dallas Clark, IND
Antonio Gates, SD


Jason Witten, DAL
Vernon Davis, SF
Jermichael Finley, GB


Brent Celek, PHI
Tony Gonzalez, ATL


Owen Daniels, HOU
Kellen Winslow, TBB
Zach Miller, OAK


Chris Cooley, WAS
Heath Miller, PIT
Visanthe Shiancoe, MIN
John Carlson, SEA


Dustin Keller, NYJ
Greg Olsen, CHI
Jeremy Shockey, NO
Tony Scheffler, DET
Jermaine Gresham, CIN


Ben Watson, CLE
Fred Davis, WAS
Aaron Hernandez, NE
Todd Heap, BAL


Marcedes Lewis, JAX
Tony Moeaki, KC
Anthony Fasano, MIA
Kevin Boss, NYG
Brandon Pettigrew, DET
Evan Moore, CLE
Bo Scaife, TEN

Shawn Nelson, BUF

Jimmy Graham, NO

Michael Hawes is one of a growing number of fantasy experts who write for the Cafe. Nearly 20 years of FF, had to have learned something in that time. You can catch up with Michael in the Cafe's forums where he posts under the name of bungle613.
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4 Responses to “PPR Rankings: Tight End”

  1. User avatar Navyseal says:

    Time to “update” these rankings in my humble opinion and as a long-time Cafe member and contributer. I’d knock Witten out of his lofty tier 2 for now, and Celek from tier 3. Meanwhile, I’d downgrade O.Daniels at least a few tiers until he can prove that he will be an integral part of the HOU passing attack. Now, I would HAVE to upgrade upstarts like Pettigrew, Moeaki, Marcedes, and Hernandez — and especially Dustin Keller, who was a tremendous value where most folks must have drafted him this year… those are the most glaring mis-rankings thru week 4, just my 2c gang.

    keep up the great work!

  2. User avatar bungle613 says:

    Thanks for the feedback Navy. I hadn’t planned on updating these as they were rankings based on a specific set of drafts. I am thinking about putting together some new sets of rankings for specific scoring or style of leagues. Your opinions are pretty bang on though, alot of TE’s stepping up with decent numbers through 4 weeks and a few not performing.

    Please, in case it is not clear, these are not current rankings and the Cafe’s start and sit should be used for weekly updates.

    oh and p.s., I dropped Keller week 1 in a league and I am still kicking myself.

  3. Weikman says:

    Also, Hernandez is now quickly moving up teirs with moss gone in n. england – 3 tier in my humble opinion!

  4. User avatar DCFan17 says:

    Jason Witten Tier 1, everyone else? Under him.


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