2013 Dynasty League RankingsMy Dynasty rankings are predicated on a three year window. To project six seasons long term is unrealistic and not feasible considering the flux of free agency and the injury impact of the NFL. Along with different Dynasty league formatting. I factor individual talent, supporting cast, system, injury history/character concerns, and perceived value in the eyes of Dynasty players.
1. Jimmy Graham, TE, SEA - Age 28
No surprise here, but he still needs to up his game. He's in a great system built for him with a HOF QB. He could and should be even better. He earns this because Gronk dropped..for now.
2. Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE - Age 25
There is Gronk and then the rest. Truth. Stranger then fiction is the forearm that I'll still give the benefit of doubt to. And now the back operation again...
3. Jason Witten, TE, DAL - Age 32
Will continue to average around 90 receptions per over the next 3 seasons. Right as the mail, or rain every week.
4. Vernon Davis, TE, SF - Age 31
Too great an athlete or weapon to not be used more..Riigghtt??
5. Jordan Cameron, TE, MIA - Age 26
Talk about a quantum leap forward! Still only a few games and now on a squad playing for 2014, can be good and bad for us.
6. Julius Thomas, TE, JAX - Age 26
Out of nowhere to an elite tight end in just a few games with Peyton. Incredible.
7. Greg Olsen, TE, CAR - Age 30
Just good enough in a good situation.
8. Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN - Age 25
A TE is a terrible thing to waste..
9. Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN (R) - Age 24
If I see Jay Gruden use his prodigious talents correctly he'll move up real quick.
10. Coby Fleener, TE, IND - Age 26
Playing with his collegiate OC and QB, he's hanging by a thread to this rank. I question his toughness, a TE pre-requisite.
11. Jermichael Finley, TE, FA - Age 28
In as good a circumstance as he could hope and still hasn't seized the reins as a top TE to rely on. Early reports are glowing but..
12. Jared Cook, TE, STL - Age 28
Still far from an all around TE but he'll see more opportunity with Fisher and Bradford. This is plenty based on perceived value right now.
13. Dwayne Allen, TE, IND - Age 25
Looked like a true TE talent in a system he should thrive in when that hip is 100%
14. Owen Daniels, TE, DEN - Age 32
One more season maybe until Hopkins steals his targets
15. Heath Miller, TE, PIT - Age 32
Not sure how effective he'll be post ACL
16. Jermaine Gresham, TE, FA - Age 26
He'll be 2nd fiddle pretty quickly to Eifert and maybe gone after this season
17. Brandon Myers, TE, TB - Age 29
Playing with a better QB he'll be more a RZ threat with less targets.
18. Jordan Reed, TE, WAS (R) - Age 24
Shanny loved him and he's cut from the new age TE. Not a lot of competition for targets either. He'll get a good shot.
19. Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI - Age 28
Couldn't last in Dallas and NY, I doubt he'll catch on quickly to another new system.
20. Charles Clay, TE, BUF - Age 26
Jack of all trades, master of none but gets you what you need, if not what you want say the Stones..
21. Zach Ertz, TE, PHI (R) - Age 24
I like his hands but other then situation, not very special
22. Vance McDonald, TE, SF (R) - Age 24
Not elite or special but The Niners have been on point, and he's all around solid with not much scary pass catchers in camp now.
23. Robert Housler, TE, CLE - Age 27
Never impressed with him as a pass catcher and all level TE. Arians promises to utilize, don't get sucked in.
24. Travis Kelce, TE, KC (R) - Age 25
The early camp buzz has quieted, and Reid never utilized his TE's all that much.
25. Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL - Age 29
Devastating injury but not a career killer.