2016 Dynasty Football Rankings
Updated Tuesday, May 31, 2016Our Dynasty rankings are predicated on a five 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. we factor individual talent, supporting cast, system, injury history/character concerns, and perceived value in the eyes of Dynasty players.
1. Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE - Age 27
The only thing that will slow him down is his own body. Absolutely unstoppable and as productive as they come at the position.
2. Jordan Reed, TE, WAS - Age 26
First healthy season proved the hype was real. Injury concerns still viable; however, Reed is now the best pass-catcher on the Redskins.
3. Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN - Age 26
Red zone monster. There are too many red flags for basically every TE in the league to worry yourself with parsing out who may or may not be safe. The question is when to draft them, not if.
4. Travis Kelce, TE, KC - Age 27
Gronk-lite may be a stretch. Doesn't score enough TDs for that distinction. Productive, consistent and trending in the right direction.
5. Greg Olsen, TE, CAR - Age 31
Age is beginning to push him down the rankings, but he could probably still play another three or four years easily.
6. Zach Ertz, TE, PHI - Age 25
Production increases in each of his three seasons. Just needs to become a bigger red zone factor. Looked incredible during the Eagles last four games in 2015.
7. Julius Thomas, TE, JAX - Age 28
Very TD-reliant. Could be very hit or miss weekly given there are so many mouths to feed in this offense.
8. Ladarius Green, TE, PIT - Age 26
The kid gloves can finally come off. Given the Steelers' offensive prowess, this ranking might not be high enough.
9. Eric Ebron, TE, DET - Age 23
Small step forward in Year 2. A ton of extra targets will be coming his way though.
10. Delanie Walker, TE, TEN - Age 32
Posted his best season at age 31. Mariota loves him so he's a top 8 TE for another year or two.
11. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, NYJ - Age 24
On paper, he should be better. His production, even when healthy, isn't enough for me.
12. Jimmy Graham, TE, SEA - Age 29
Patellar tendon injury is not easy to return from and may never be the same. How the mighty have fallen.
13. Coby Fleener, TE, NO - Age 28
Drew Brees has made lesser TEs look great. Fleener could flourish in this situation.
14. Gary Barnidge, TE, CLE - Age 31
One year wonder? Perhaps. Seems unlikely given his consistent and high-end 2015 production.
15. Antonio Gates, TE, SD - Age 36
Still plugging along and doesn't have to worry about Ladarius Green vulturing playing time. Rookie Hunter Henry is a long-term replacement and will need time to blossom.
16. Martellus Bennett, TE, NE - Age 29
Everyone knows he is a great blocker. The question is how often Brady will be looking for him.
17. Dwayne Allen, TE, IND - Age 26
Fleener is gone and it's up to Allen to stay on the field for all 16 games to take advantage.
18. Clive Walford, TE, OAK - Age 25
Learning the nuances of the position and plenty of reason to expect a step forward in production in second season.
19. Charles Clay, TE, BUF - Age 27
Production tapering off and Tyrod could do a better job of working him into the offense.
20. Maxx Williams, TE, BAL - Age 22
If he is Baltimore's No. 1 TE, this ranking is valid. But there's no way of knowing how this depth chart will play out.
21. Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN - Age 26
Not as great as many thought he could be. Plays like a lukewarm TE2.
22. Hunter Henry, TE, SD (R) - Age 21
Rookie TEs always need seasoning and patience. Exercise patience.
23. Jace Amaro, TE, TEN - Age 24
A great wait and hold option if you've got the spare roster spot.
24. Austin Hooper, TE, ATL (R) - Age 21
Give him a redshirt year and reevaluate before the 2017 season. Stanford has been churning out TEs for years now.
25. Tyler Higbee, TE, LAR (R) - Age 23
Big and athletic. Red flags galore with off the field issues. Lucky for him the whole position is a mess outside the top 5.