2014 Dynasty League Rankings
Updated Tuesday, August 5, 2014My 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, NO - Age 28
The unquestioned top guy. No real flaws. He's not young anymore, but should play well into his 30s.
2. Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE - Age 25
Produces monstrous stats when healthy. Physical style may shorten his career though and he may be a chronic injury case.
3. Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE - Age 26
Still somewhat underrated after a breakout 2013. He's a lesser version of Graham, being a WR in a TE's body. My clear #3 after the big two.
4. Eric Ebron, TE, DET - Age 21
He drops passes and isn't the physical specimen that Graham and Cameron are, but he's another TE with WR mobility. He should become a constant mismatch.
5. Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN - Age 24
A younger version of Greg Olsen/Dennis Pitta. His ceiling might not be elite, but it could be pretty high and he's unlikely to bust.
6. Jordan Reed, TE, WAS - Age 24
A unique weapon with a smaller frame, but better open field ability than the typical TE. He's essentially a slot WR. He showed last year that he has huge FF upside if he can stay healthy. Going forward, it's all about the durability.
7. Julius Thomas, TE, DEN - Age 26
I believe his production had as much to do with the situation as it did his talent, so while I think he's a decent player, I also think he's overrated in dynasty. I don't see him staying top 3-4 after Peyton retires.
8. Zach Ertz, TE, PHI - Age 24
I didn't like him out of Stanford, but he had a good rookie year and this offense should be very favorable. He has breakout potential in 2014.
9. Ladarius Green, TE, SD - Age 24
A unique talent with a light frame and rare vertical ability. With his height and speed, he should continue to be a major threat down the seam. He has breakout potential, but will probably need to do more than just catch bombs to become a consistent elite TE1.
10. Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN - Age 25
A big target with soft hands, but very limited explosiveness. He's an overrated talent who lacks big play skills. However, he's quite young and should hover around fringe TE1 production for several years to come.
11. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, TB - Age 22
A similar type of player to Kyle Rudolph. A big-body with soft hands and nimble feet, but pedestrian speed and big play ability. He should be strong in possession situations, but lacks dynamic qualities. That likely equates to a low TE1 future. He also has some character issues that diminish his value slightly.
12. Vernon Davis, TE, SF - Age 30
Overrated after a somewhat flukish 2013. He's old and I expect him to come back down to Earth. However, he still has slightly more difference-maker potential than the likes of Pitta and Olsen.
13. Jason Witten, TE, DAL - Age 32
Ancient, but still playing well and Romo will feed him targets as long as he's upright. A very good option for
14. Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL - Age 29
Should give you 2-3 years of solid mid-low TE1 numbers. A very nice short term bargain play.
15. Greg Olsen, TE, CAR - Age 29
Very similar to Pitta. Not a world-beater, but he can give you a couple years of passable production.
16. Charles Clay, TE, MIA - Age 25
The jack-of-all-trades athlete had a breakout season after Dustin Keller got injured last year. With Keller gone, he'll get a chance to repeat.
17. Jace Amaro, TE, NYJ - Age 22
I'm not a big fan of his skill set, but he was a high pick and could become very valuable if he pans out given the nature of his role as an oversized slot WR.
18. Travis Kelce, TE, KC - Age 25
Has some serious durability concerns and isn't the smoothest athlete, but he has a rare size/speed/explosiveness combination and offers lots of upside. A boom-or-bust pick.
19. Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI - Age 27
A useful fringe TE1 with a modest ceiling. He won't win you many games, but he'll keep you competitive.
20. Dwayne Allen, TE, IND - Age 24
Not an elite receiving threat due to his lack of speed and height. With Fleener struggling, he may have a nice breakout opportunity though.
21. Antonio Gates, TE, SD - Age 34
Coming up on the end, but even one decent season might be more than you'll get from most players in this range.
22. Jared Cook, TE, STL - Age 27
An okay player, but he hasn't quite delivered on the hype after several years in the league.
23. Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN - Age 26
Had a pretty good 2012 before Eifert arrived. You have to hope that he walks in free agency and signs with a new team. If that happens, he can become a top 12-15 guy again.
24. Gavin Escobar, TE, DAL - Age 23
He'll never be Witten, but could eventually become a serviceable starter.
25. Coby Fleener, TE, IND - Age 26
If he hasn't broken out by now, I doubt he ever will. A disappointment when you look at where he was drafted and what he has shown so far. Still, it might yet happen for him.