Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:


Already have an account? Log in here.


Forgot Password


Tight End PPR Rankings for Fantasy Football Drafts

Tight ends are tricky in fantasy football. Due to the top-heavy nature of the position, it is typically best to either land one of the top few or to wait until the end of the draft to find one. An elite TE like Rob Gronkowski in years past can elevate your roster with his performances relative to the rest of the field. This season is a bit different than years past.

Outside of the established top-three that is well known across football, there is a group of three in the next tier that could be even better over the next few years. The position is intriguingly deep in 2019 and there is value to be mined from even the mid-rounds.

TEs are naturally more appealing in PPR given the propensity for short-yardage looks they receive when quarterbacks are under duress. Jump on one relatively early this draft season to secure a solid floor/ceiling combo for the 2019 season.

Editor's Note: Compete against the best on the industry's leading high-stakes fantasy football platform: FFPC. Best Ball Leagues are filling hourly, Dynasty Start ups are kicking off daily. FFPC is #1 choice for high-stakes players! New players get $25 off any contest! Sign Up Now!


Updated PPR Tight End Rankings - Redraft

Below are RotoBaller's consensus staff rankings for the 2019 fantasy football season. These rankings are compiled by Nick Mariano, Pierre Camus, Scott Engel, Bill Dubiel, Dominick Petrillo, Spencer Aguiar, and Kev Mahserejian.

In case you missed it, our very own "Big Pick Nick" Mariano was the #11 overall most accurate industry expert ranker for the 2018 season, and #9 overall in 2017. Additionally, industry legend Scott Engel recently joined the RotoBaller team and provides his insights as well. Scott is an FSWA Hall Of Famer and award winner.

Position Rank Overall Rank Player Name Position Tier Overall Tier
1 13 Travis Kelce 1 2
2 27 George Kittle 1 3
3 28 Zach Ertz 1 3
4 53 Evan Engram 2 5
5 59 Hunter Henry 2 5
6 62 O.J. Howard 2 5
7 87 Jared Cook 3 6
8 91 David Njoku 3 6
9 108 Vance McDonald 3 7
10 111 Austin Hooper 3 7
11 114 Delanie Walker 3 7
12 120 Eric Ebron 3 8
13 126 Jack Doyle 4 8
14 127 Mark Andrews 4 8
15 134 Trey Burton 4 9
16 161 Greg Olsen 5 10
17 164 Jordan Reed 5 10
18 171 Kyle Rudolph 5 10
19 173 Jimmy Graham 5 10
20 178 Noah Fant 5 11
21 183 Chris Herndon IV 5 11
22 203 Mike Gesicki 5 11
23 205 Darren Waller 5 11
24 206 Dallas Goedert 5 11
25 214 T.J. Hockenson 5 12
26 226 Tyler Eifert 6 12
27 229 Gerald Everett 6 12
28 248 Ian Thomas 6 13
29 264 Cameron Brate 6 13
30 303 Hayden Hurst 7 14
31 311 Jason Witten 7 14
32 315 Ricky Seals-Jones 7 14
33 325 Will Dissly 7 15
34 330 Irv Smith Jr. 8 15
35 338 Nick Vannett 8 15
36 339 Matt LaCosse 8 15
37 341 Lee Smith 8 15
38 347 Benjamin Watson 8 15
39 349 Jake Butt 8 15
40 356 Jonnu Smith 8 15
41 367 Josh Oliver 9 16
42 371 Josh Hill 9 16
43 373 Blake Jarwin 9 16
44 381 Foster Moreau 9 16
45 393 Jesse James 9 16
46 397 Charles Clay 9 17
47 402 Adam Shaheen 9 17
48 411 Mo Alie-Cox 9 17
49 413 Luke Willson 9 17
50 420 Demetrius Harris 9 17
51 427 Jeff Heuerman 9 17
52 440 Dawson Knox 10 18
53 443 Geoff Swaim 10 18
54 444 Jace Sternberger 10 18
55 446 Tyler Higbee 10 18
56 457 Vernon Davis 10 18
57 459 Jordan Thomas 10 18
58 460 C.J. Uzomah 10 18
59 462 Kahale Warring 10 18
60 463 Tyler Kroft 10 18
61 470 Nick O'Leary 10 18
62 476 Nick Boyle 10 18
63 480 Luke Stocker 10 18
64 483 James O'Shaughnessy 10 18
65 484 Dan Arnold 10 18
66 490 Blake Bell 10 18
67 495 Jason Croom 10 18
68 498 Dwayne Allen 10 18
69 499 Jordan Akins 10 18
70 500 Levine Toilolo 10 18
71 502 Virgil Green 10 18
72 503 Ed Dickson 10 18


Tier 1

The cream of the crop. With Gronk out of the picture, three tight ends are vying for that unquestioned top spot for the next few years. Travis Kelce is the heir apparent after his performance last season with Patrick Mahomes under center. Kelce broke career highs in yards, receptions, and touchdowns last season on his way to a third consecutive 1000-yard year. With Mahomes continued growth, it's not unreasonable to think that Kelce takes things up a notch as one of the primary weapons in this high-powered Chiefs' offense.

On the NFC side, the top-dog at TE in recent years has been Zach Ertz. Although his game is not flashy, it is consistent. Ertz recorded 70~ receptions and 800~ yards for three straight years between 2015-2017. 2018 marked his first season above the 1000-yard and 100-reception threshold. Although there is a ton of skepticism as to whether the offense provides a similar target-share in 2019, it is hard to doubt the incredibly high floor Ertz possesses.

Challenging him in this tier as the NFC's top TE is 2018 breakout, George Kittle. Kittle's performance last season blew the 49ers away and gave them hope for the future while quarterback Jimmy Garopollo was injured. Kittle's topped 1300 yards in just his second season. What's most impressive, was how Kittle created most of it after the catch. He lead the entire NFL in YAC last season and blew the next highest TE (Kelce) out of the water with 300 more. Kittle's 136 targets/88 receptions are promising as to how much he will be used this season, but there is cause for concern as to whether he could repeat last year's performance due to the variance that comes with YAC year-to-year. PPR or not, these three TEs are viable top picks across all formats.


Tier 2

This tier is where things get interesting because any one of these tight ends could catapult themselves into TE1 territory by mid-season. Hunter Henry arguably should have been there last season if he had not torn his ACL. With Antonio Gates seemingly out of the picture, and the Chargers' offense as TE-friendly as it was/is, he should be in consideration with Kelce/Ertz/Kittle at the moment, but, fortunately, there is a significant discount with his current ADP around the sixth round. He was playing second fiddle to the veteran Gates in his first two seasons with LAC and still produced at a respectable, TE2 level. Now, he is ready for a full-on breakout.

O.J. Howard is in a similar boat. Last year, the former first-round pick supplanted Cameron Brate as TE1 on the Bucs' depth chart but had his season shortened by a season-ending ankle injury in Week 10. Had he stayed on the field for the full 16 games, Howard was roughly on pace for 900 yards and nine touchdowns. The only thing with Howard is that he does not need many targets/receptions to be effective. Throughout his first two seasons, he has managed 16.6 yards per reception, putting him above even Kittle. However, with this type of efficiency, there is the unfortunate PPR hit his value takes. He is not utilized as a safety blanket for Jameis Winston, more so as a deep/intermediate threat.

If you are looking for safety blankets in this tier, look no further than Evan Engram of the New York Giants. With Odell Beckham Jr. out of the picture, there are a ton of targets in the Giants' offense that will be available. Evan Engram is a beneficiary, partly due to his size/skill and also due to the fact that there is not really much else to throw to. Golden Tate is suspended for the first four games of the season and the WRs on this depth chart outside of Sterling Shepard are journeymen. Engram is probably the ideal PPR TE given that the Giants will have to throw plenty in the second half of games due to their defense and Engram will be fed in those hurry-up offenses. Scoring any one of the TEs in this tier is a win in PPR. They all possess a high floor and could all end up in tier one by 2020.


Tier 3

Now it is getting ugly fast. Each of these tight ends is noticeably flawed and while they do possess upside, it is a much longer shot to reach it compared to the ends in the prior tier. David Njoku is a highly talented TE but plays in an offense with so many mouths to feed. With the addition of Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland now has to target: OBJ, Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb, and David Njoku. That is a lot of high-end talent (to varying degrees), and Njoku is at the bottom of the priority list. While he should benefit from having defenders drawn away from him and attached to Beckham Jr. this year, unless an injury hits somewhere, he may not provide a significant return in fantasy, particularly PPR.

Jared Cook has his warts as well. While he did enjoy a late-career breakout with Oakland last season, there are concerns as to whether this was a fluke year or not. The upgrade from the Raiders to the Saints offense is certainly a boost, however, he is now competing with much more talented skill players for targets. Cook is in a similar situation as Njokue except he does not provide the same floor. The upside may be higher due to the dome and proven offense, but the bottom could fall out at any moment.

Eric Ebron is someone I just can not become comfortable evaluating. He enjoyed a massive touchdown breakout last season and did it while playing a limited number of snaps per game. He typically shared playtime with Jack Doyle among others and occasionally was not even in for half of the offense's snaps. While he may take another step forward this season, it is unreasonable to expect his TD total for 2019 to look anything like 2018. Given Andrew Luck's retirement and the fact that this is for PPR, it is probably best to avoid Ebron unless the price is too good to pass up.


Tier 4

Due to the drop in price, it is probably better to target tight ends in this tier and below rather than those in tier 3. Delanie Walker was one of the better at his position for a few seasons prior to breaking his leg last season. He was a top-10 TE from 2014-2017 and could recoup some of that lost value this season as he is getting taken towards the end of drafts. Despite his older age, he is fully healthy now and ready to contribute to an offense in need of anything. The Titans are in flux given the uncertainty around the future of their quarterback, running back, tight end and wide receiver corps. Walker might not produce like a TE1 but should have value as a safety blanket for whichever QB starts throughout the year.

Jack Doyle is pretty much a JAG and only viable in this format due to how often he's on the field. I would still just avoid him due to the lack of upside on a Luck-less offense. Yes, Brissett favored targeting him in 2017, however, that was pre-Ebron. They will eat into each other's snaps.

There's a lot of love lost from Trey Burton after last season. His performance was very average and he failed to do much with near full playtime. He's a post-hype breakout candidate but it's unlikely. Jimmy Graham is a well-known name but his role in the Green Bay offense is unknown and he has missed time with a finger injury in the preseason. Graham is not much a PPR target but could score a couple more touchdowns this season.

Mark Andrews is probably the best of this bunch. He was the second TE the Ravens drafted last season but turned out as the better one. He is more of a receiver than a blocker which is all that matters for fantasy but could hurt his snap-share if Hayden Hurst proves himself more along the line. Nevertheless, there is upside here in a Ravens' offense ready to burst. The targets might come as more quality than quantity though, making him less appealing here.


Tier 5

Chris Herndon IV would be higher had he not been suspended for the first four games of the season. The second-year TE showed plenty of potential last season. The rapport with quarterback Sam Darnold was strong and even with more targets-hogs in the offense this season, there was hope until now.

Don't draft a TE you have to stash him. Opt for someone like T.J. Hockenson out of this tier where the upside is plentiful due to the pedigree and lack of major targets in the Detroit offense. Kenny Golladay will see his fair share, but other than that, there is no reason for Marvin Jones to be considered more of a priority if Hockensen proves himself early on. Matt Patricia could utilize Hockensen as his version of Gronkowski and keep Matthew Stafford happy with a great safety blanket.

Darren Waller is a guy who could become a useful fantasy option on the lower end. The skillset is strong, but he has dealt with substance abuse in the past and has not done much in the league as a result of it. The Raiders' are not very deep at TE, which could lead to plenty of opportunities this season.


Tier 6 and Lower

At this point, we are at deeper and two-TE league options. Cameron Brate has had success in the past but is no longer the top option on his own team. If something happens to Howard, he immediately becomes viable in shallower leagues. Irv Smith Jr. will be competing with Kyle Rudolph for snaps but may have his opportunity deferred for a year or two as the Vikings develop him. Rudolph remains a solid PPR option with his familiarity in the offense and new contract. Minnesota is seemingly committed to him for the time being.

Potential TE1s (on their own team) from these tiers include Adam Shaheen, Dawson Knox, and Josh Oliver. Although they are young and do not possess much fantasy value, they could have some decent reception opportunities if things break their way. For the most part, you are throwing darts at this point and it is best to avoid drafting anyone here and maybe riding the hot hand during the season if someone pops up.

More Fantasy Football Analysis

Check out all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings. Staff rankings are updated regularly for all positions and include standard formats, PPR scoring, tiered rankings and dynasty leagues.

Recent RotoBaller News

Jakob Poeltl2 months ago

Jakob Poeltl Records Second Double-Double In Three Games
José Altuve2 months ago

Jose Altuve Will Be Absent From Wednesday’s Lineup Amid Slump
Pablo Sandoval2 months ago

Donovan Solano, Pablo Sandoval Out Of Tuesday’s Lineup
Ronald Acuña Jr.2 months ago

Ronald Acuna Jr. Scratched From Lineup Due To Injury
Blake Snell2 months ago

Blake Snell Plans To Ramp Up To Five IP Wednesday
Joe Musgrove2 months ago

Joe Musgrove Placed On Injured List With Triceps Ailment
George Springer2 months ago

George Springer Absent From Lineup For Fifth Straight Game
Ryan Braun2 months ago

Ryan Braun Returns To Lineup Tuesday Batting Fifth
Leury García2 months ago

Leury Garcia Placed On Injured List
Edwin Encarnación2 months ago

Edwin Encarnacion Returns To Lineup Tuesday
DeMar DeRozan2 months ago

DeMar DeRozan Scores Efficient 23 Points
Keldon Johnson2 months ago

Keldon Johnson Has Best Game Of Career
Seth Curry2 months ago

Seth Curry Listed As Out For Tuesday
Giannis Antetokounmpo2 months ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo Listed As Questionable
Eric Bledsoe2 months ago

Eric Bledsoe, Donte DiVincenzo Sidelined Tuesday
Wesley Matthews2 months ago

Wesley Matthews Sitting Out Versus Washington
Daniel Theis2 months ago

Daniel Theis Will Play Tuesday
Tobias Harris2 months ago

Tobias Harris Out On Tuesday
PGA2 months ago

Sungjae Im Looks To Find Form At Wyndham
Kevin Kisner2 months ago

Kevin Kisner Heads To Carolina In Sharp Form
Paul Casey2 months ago

Paul Casey Riding Positive Momentum Into Wyndham
Russell Henley2 months ago

Russell Henley Brings Hot Irons To Wyndham
Webb Simpson2 months ago

Webb Simpson An Elite Option At Wyndham
Alex Smith2 months ago

Alex Smith Could Compete For Starting Job
Travis Fulgham2 months ago

Packers Claim Travis Fulgham
Sony Michel2 months ago

Sony Michel's Status Still Uncertain
Lamar Miller2 months ago

Patriots Sign Lamar Miller
Alvin Kamara2 months ago

Alvin Kamara Dealt With Torn Knee In 2019
Nasrat Haqparast2 months ago

Nasrat Haqparast Gets Back On Track With Win
Andrew Sanchez2 months ago

Andrew Sanchez Scores Big First-Round Knockout
Justin Jaynes2 months ago

Justin Jaynes Submitted In Third Round
Gavin Tucker2 months ago

Gavin Tucker Wins Via Rear-Naked Choke
Ryan Blaney2 months ago

Ryan Blaney Wrecked Out By Teammate, Finishes 38th
Erik Jones2 months ago

Erik Jones Fades Late, Finishes 27th At Michigan
Denny Hamlin2 months ago

Denny Hamlin Comes Up Just Short In Race Two At Michigan
Kevin Harvick2 months ago

Kevin Harvick Sweeps Michigan
TOR2 months ago

Andreas Johnsson Activated from IR, Will Play in Game 5
CBJ2 months ago

Joonas Korpisalo Back in Net for Blue Jackets
CBJ2 months ago

Zach Werenski and Ryan Murray Both in Lineup for Game 5
TB2 months ago

Victor Hedman Awaiting Injury News
Austin Dillon2 months ago

Austin Dillon Crashes Late, Finishes 31st In Race One At Michigan
Aric Almirola2 months ago

Aric Almirola Struggles In Race One At Michigan
NASCAR2 months ago

Bubba Wallace Nabs Top-10 Finish At Michigan
Brad Keselowski2 months ago

Brad Keselowski Runner-Up Again At Michigan
A.J. Green2 months ago

A.J. Green Looking Explosive In Practices
T.J. Hockenson2 months ago

T.J. Hockenson Activated From COVID List
NFL2 months ago

Miami Dolphins Sign Chester Rogers
Peter Barrett2 months ago

Peter Barrett Unable To Get His First Octagon Win
Erik Jones2 months ago

Erik Jones Ends Up In 11th At Michigan
Youssef Zalal2 months ago

Youssef Zalal Wins Third Bout Of 2020
MMA2 months ago

Ali Al Qaisi Drops Debut In Very Close Contest
Irwin Rivera2 months ago

Irwin Rivera Earns Hard-Fought Decision In Opener
2 months ago

Daniel Castano Struggles A Bit In His Debut
2 months ago

Eric Hosmer Activated Off IL, Rejoins Lineup Saturday
Oakland Athletics2 months ago

Frankie Montas Sharp Again Vs Astros
Jarvis Landry2 months ago

Jarvis Landry Activated From PUP List
MON2 months ago

Carey Price Blanks Penguins In Series Clinching Game 4
NYI2 months ago

Anthony Beauvillier Scores Twice As Islanders Advance To Round One
TOR2 months ago

Auston Matthews Keeps Toronto Alive With Overtime Winner
ARI2 months ago

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Quietly Adds to Growing Point Total
ARI2 months ago

Darcy Kuemper Shuts the Door on Nashville, Makes 49 Saves
2 months ago

Chris Paul Leads Team in Scoring Again
2 months ago

Luguentz Dort Stays Productive
2 months ago

Ja Morant Posts 19 Points And Nine Assists
2 months ago

Jonas Valanciunas Extends Double-Double Streak
2 months ago

Dillon Brooks Scores Game-High 22 Points
2 months ago

Zach Plesac A Risky Play Saturday
Utah Jazz2 months ago

Tony Bradley Records A Double-Double Off The Bench
Utah Jazz2 months ago

Jordan Clarkson Leads Jazz With 24 Points
San Antonio Spurs2 months ago

DeMar DeRozan Remains Quiet On Friday
San Antonio Spurs2 months ago

Jakob Poeltl Ends Double-Double Drought
San Antonio Spurs2 months ago

Derrick White Scores Team-High 24 Points
Atlanta Braves2 months ago

Braves and Phillies Game Postponed Due To Weather
2 months ago

Joey Logano Will Start On The Pole At Michigan
Texas Rangers2 months ago

Joey Gallo Out Of Lineup On Friday
2 months ago

Cam Bedrosian Not Throwing Yet
Peter Barrett2 months ago

Peter Barrett Looks To Build From Contender Series Win
Jason Day2 months ago

Is Jason Day Back?
Brooks Koepka2 months ago

Brooks Koepka Will Try To Three-Peat The PGA Championship
Jordan Spieth2 months ago

Can Jordan Spieth Keep It Within The Trees?
Rory McIlroy2 months ago

Rory McIlroy Hopes To Overcome Recent Woes
2 months ago

Joey Wendle At Shortstop Tuesday
2 months ago

Mookie Betts Participates In Modified Hitting Drill
2 months ago

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Leads Thunder With 24 Points
2 months ago

Shogo Akiyama Leading Off On Friday
2 months ago

Ryan Yarbrough Looking To Keep Momentum Going Thursday
2 months ago

Travis d'Arnaud, Tyler Flowers Activated Wednesday
2 months ago

Kevin Newman Gets Day Off On Wednesday
2 months ago

Khris Davis Absent Versus Rockies
2 months ago

Ji-Man Choi Leaves Tuesday's Game Early
2 months ago

Tanner Roark Terrific In Win Over Nationals


Today’s Most Read Articles

Warning: file_get_contents(/var/www/ failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/ : eval()'d code on line 3

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/ : eval()'d code on line 6

More Recent Articles


ERA Lie Detector: Finding 2019 Overachievers With SIERA (Part 1)

Skills-Interactive ERA (or SIERA) has been around since 2011 when it was introduced at Baseball Prospectus by Matt Swartz and Eric Seidman before moving to its current home at Fangraphs. Much like xFIP, SIERA attempts to quantify the skills that underpin a pitcher's ERA, albeit in a different manner. Although technically a backward-looking evaluator,  SIERA... Read More

Later-Round WHIP Warriors

Every season, fantasy owners across head-to-head leagues are faced with a tough decision on draft day. Do they load up on crummy starting pitchers at the end of the draft to amass wins and strikeouts? Or do they opt to only roster good starters and spend late-round draft picks on relievers to help with ERA... Read More

Minnesota Twins: Top 12 Dynasty Prospects

The Minnesota Twins will be our next stop on the farm to evaluate the best prospects on each MLB team. Once the 2020 MLB season begins, it may turn out that Minor League systems will be more important than usual. Franchises are losing money during the pandemic layoff, so many teams will be looking for... Read More

Hitters Ready To Break Out Late

Depending on the chosen method of understanding performance declines by age, MLB hitters generally start to decline sometime between the time they turn 28 and 30. Nevertheless, some players can have their best seasons after what is typically a hitter’s peak years. Since many of these hitters have had underwhelming careers before their breakout seasons,... Read More

Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 10 Dynasty Prospects

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be our next stop on the farm to evaluate the best prospects on each MLB team. Once the 2020 MLB season begins, it may turn out that Minor League systems will be more important than usual. Franchises are losing money during the pandemic layoff, so many teams will be looking for... Read More

ADP Risers: The Injured and the Young

Over the last few days, there have been rumors circulating of a baseball season starting in early July. This is music to all our fantasy baseball ears. With news of the game we love returning, that also means it will be time to start drafting again.  During draft season most people love looking at the... Read More

Deeper Draft Sleepers - Shortstop

In shallow or even standard fantasy baseball leagues, there is a common tenet that the end of drafts is for taking chances. Since there is normally not much difference between a player that gets selected at the end of a draft and a player who is left for waivers, taking a large, figurative swing on... Read More

Chicago White Sox: Top 10 Dynasty Prospects

The Chicago White Sox will be our next stop on the farm to evaluate the best prospects on each MLB team. Once the 2020 MLB season begins, it may turn out that Minor League systems will be more important than usual. Franchises are losing money during the pandemic layoff, so many teams will be looking... Read More

Three Hitters Ready to Breakout Earlier Than Their Prime

The quickest path to a fantasy championship is to identify and select potential breakouts. The challenge with this approach is that usually such players are hyped to the point where their ADP becomes inflated. This increases their risk, because often their new ADP has an assumed breakout baked into the cost.  This is why it’s... Read More

How to Approach High-Stakes Leagues in 2020 (Part 1)

While it's not clear which of the proposed scenarios will be ultimately be used, there is hope that games will eventually be played in 2020. We may not know what the season will look like but drafts are still taking place, including those hosted on the gold standard of high-stakes competition, the National Fantasy Baseball... Read More

Third Basemen Likely to Return a Loss in 2020

So far we've covered some possible players to avoid at both 1B and 2B, so now we'll finish up by looking at 3B. Just as a refresher, my goal is these articles is to point out players who I believe won't match the value necessary for their current ADP. We frequently want to label these players... Read More

WPC+ Videocast: New Draft Strategies for a Shortened Season

Pierre Camus and Nicklaus Gaut review the draft board for RotoBaller's recent expert mock fantasy baseball draft and explain how their strategies have changed with the likelihood of a shortened MLB season in 2020. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and... Read More

RotoBaller MLB Mock: Revising Draft Strategy for a Short Season

With rumors of a proposed plan to start the MLB season becoming more of a reality, it is time to start mock drafting again. I joined some writers from RotoBaller to take place in a 12-team mock draft (full draft results here) for a traditional 5x5 rotisserie league draft with a 24-player roster. It was... Read More

Updated 2020 Fantasy Baseball Staff Rankings

Below you will find RotoBaller's 2020 fantasy baseball rankings, tiers and auction dollar values for the 2020 MLB season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Mixed, Head-to-Head, Points, AL/NL Only, Two-Catcher Top 2020 prospects, Dynasty leagues, Keeper values Export the rankings easily... Read More

Cincinnati Reds: Top 10 Dynasty Prospects

The Cincinnati Reds will be our next stop on the farm to evaluate the best prospects on each MLB team. Once the 2020 MLB season begins, it may turn out that Minor League systems will be more important than usual. Franchises are losing money during the pandemic layoff, so many teams will be looking for... Read More

More Recent Articles


Veteran RBs Set to Lose Touches in 2020

Turnover exists in all work places and the NFL is no exception. As far as professional sports go, the NFL has more turnover than the rest. Between free agency, trades, and the draft, player situations undergo significant and sometimes unexpected changes. Each year, a new crop of rookies enters the league and aging or underperforming... Read More

The Perfect 10: Drafting a Dream Team in Round 10 and Later

Derrick Jones Jr. in the 2020 Dunk Contest (Sorry, Aaron Gordon). Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci during the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Miss Davis working at the Landing Strip in Varsity Blues. Our lives are defined by perfect 10s. Thankfully, we can take this same principle and apply it to our fantasy drafts. After you’ve taken the... Read More

What Will The Rams Offense Look Like in 2020?

Remember last offseason when any person who was ever in the vicinity of the Sean McVay was receiving head coaching gigs? Rumor has it that even his plumber was called in for an interview. I mean, McVay looked like an offensive genius who had his team in the Super Bowl on his second year on... Read More

Nick Mariano's Auction Draft Strategies and Tips (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Congratulations to you and your leaguemates for electing to play in the vastly superior format that is auction-based fantasy football, where luck of the draw doesn't determine draft position. I'm not here to drone about many basic how-to's, I want to get after winning... Read More

The King's One-Man Mock (Post NFL Draft)

This is my second one-man mock exercise of 2020 and the first after the NFL Draft. I put myself in the draft chairs and minds of every owner in an advance look at the next season. With the return of play in some other sports, we can look ahead with hope to the first few... Read More

Dynasty Tiered Rankings and Analysis (Wide Receiver)

It's never too early for some fantasy football rankings, right? We here at RotoBaller firmly believe that, which is why we've already done rankings for the 2020 season. Standard. PPR. Dynasty. (Click the word "dynasty" to go see our complete dynasty rankings.) But what are rankings without some kind of context by which to understand... Read More

Assessing Dynasty Value in FFPC Startups

This is the time for dynasty leagues to plan rookie drafts and make preparations for another competitive season. But what if you're new to the dynasty world or deciding whether to dip your toe in the pool? First, you should read about Joe Nicely's experience jumping head first into a dynasty league with the sharks... Read More

Updated Dynasty Rookie Rankings: Post-NFL Draft Risers and Fallers

As the calendar begins to lean towards the summer, that tells fantasy owners to ramp up their preparations for the upcoming season. But what is on tap first for many is the rookie draft. We've been through the scouting combine, the NFL Draft has come and gone, and we know where these rookies will be... Read More

2020 IDP Rankings - Top 120 Defensive Players for Fantasy Football

Welcome back RotoBallers! Below you will find our staff's updated 2020 fantasy football rankings (top 120) for IDP formats. For those of you who are not familiar with fantasy football IDP leagues, these are formats where individual defensive players (IDP) are drafted by fantasy managers and accrue points for defensive stats like tackles, sacks, interceptions, etc. Our... Read More

Josh Hayes' 2020 Best Ball Avoids (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. The fantasy football season upon us! For those fantasy players looking to get an edge on their 2020 leagues, best ball formats are an awesome way to get an early look at where players are being drafted in terms of ADP, and which players... Read More

Nick Mariano's 2020 Late-Round Fliers (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. We’re intentionally sidestepping the term “sleeper" because I don’t want to get wrapped up in debates over these guys not being “under the radar” enough. I may still throw it into the SEO field, regrets. Instead, let’s discuss some late-round fliers at running... Read More

Justin Herbert - Fantasy Football Rookie Spotlight

As fantasy football players and NFL fans, every year we get excited about the NFL draft. It is a time of hope where a franchise's luck can change for the better or for the worst. This rings especially true for the teams that decide to select a quarterback. The starting quarterback of an NFL team... Read More