This ranking considers tight ends that started at least 11 games in 2021. Fantasy points were derived using 1 point per 10 yards rushed or received, six-point touchdowns rushed and one point receptions. Given that the position supplies only around ten players of any fantasy note, there aren’t a lot of surprises here.
The best positive here is that Darren Waller’s down season still provided over ten points in two-thirds of his matchups. Still, this is a position that offers precious few difference-makers, and Kyle Pitts rookie season didn’t look near as strong only No. 13 in consistency. He ended the year on a stronger note which at least gives promise to 2022, even if he lost his quarterback.
Rob Gronkowski is currently still undecided about playing, but last year he scored 20+ fantasy points in half of his games played, so he’ll shoot up the rankings once (if) he signs.
Dalton Schultz was a surprise last season and while that may seem like an aberration, he ranked third in games with at least five catches. And the Cowboys lost Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup returns from his knee injury. Schultz is still in a good spot.
Tyler Higbee also enjoyed a higher number of games with at least five receptions now that Matthew Stafford is with the Rams. He’s expected to be healthy after an MCL sprain led to surgery in the offseason. Mark Andrews ruled everything last year while Travis Kelce was just one step behind. Notable that Hunter Henry and Dawson Knox tied for the most games with a touchdown.