Fantasy Football: Top 15 Tight Ends to Target for 2017

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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When looking at your options at the tight end position, think about the other players you might want on your team first.

For instance, you’re probably not going to luck out and land both Aaron Rodgers and Rob Gronkowski. If you go for Gronk in the first or second round, you’ll be settling with a quarterback like Carson Palmer or Matthew Stafford.

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If, however, you opt to wait and get a tight end later, you could still end up hitting the jackpot. Guys like Hunter Henry and Jack Doyle are going to be nice “late round” draft picks and you can still get other good position players before focusing on the tight end position.

Since this is a Kansas City sports site, I should probably plug the hell out of Travis Kelce, and I will.

When the Chiefs played the Broncos on Christmas night last season, one of my brothers had Kelce on his team. We were at the game, so every time Kelce had a big play (like his 80+ yard catch and run for a touchdown), my brother would check his team’s stats and would be gloating like crazy. I was a little jealous.

My brother ended up scorching his opponent that week. It wasn’t even close because Kelce got him triple the amount of points his opponent’s tight end had.

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Big time tight ends are worth the early picks, but just remember that you’ll have to go for lesser running backs and wide receivers if you make that pick.

Be sure to check out our other fantasy football posts as draft season rolls along. Happy drafting!