2013 Keeper League Rankings
1. Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE - Age 24
Gronk, good. Even though the Pats endured an injury-plagued season, his overall value (same for Graham) actually rises considering overall positional mess.
2. Jimmy Graham, TE, NO - Age 26
3. Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE - Age 23
4. Jason Witten, TE, DAL - Age 31
110 receptions for 1,039 yards are the numbers of a fantasy hero. Only four scores, however. Regardless, one of the safer options in all of fantasy.
5. Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL - Age 37
Until he makes retirement official, Gonzo remains high, high on the list
6. Greg Olsen, TE, CAR - Age 28
And, now we have the dropoff. Olsen is a legit starter, just not with the popping upside of those ahead of him.
7. Vernon Davis, TE, SF - Age 29
Too much talent for the 49ers to ignore, again.
8. Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN - Age 23
Nine touchdowns - and that was with Christian Ponder's growing pains.
9. Owen Daniels, TE, HOU - Age 30
10. Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL - Age 27
The pass-catching half of the Ravens TE tandem with Ed Dickson, Pitta racked up monster games early and late.. Hurt by Joe Flacco's week to week inconsistency
11. Jermichael Finley, TE, GB - Age 26
12. Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN - Age 24
13. Antonio Gates, TE, SD - Age 32
Would love to pretend it's a mortal lock Gates is toast, but then he did close the season with a three-game scoring streak. Likely is drafted higher than true value.
14. Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET - Age 28
15. Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI - Age 26
16. Brandon Myers, TE, NYG - Age 27
Finished fifth among tight ends with 79 receptions and had 806 yards with four scores. Relatively low ranking speaks more to Raiders uncertainty.
17. Lance Kendricks, TE, STL - Age 25
Had at least three receptions in each of last five games with two TDs in that stretch. Bradford needs a go-to guy. Why not Kendricks?
18. Jared Cook, TE, STL - Age 26
19. Zach Miller, TE, SEA - Age 27
Should his old Raiders form during the playoffs and did so at less than 100 percent. Sneaky option heading into the summer.
20. Fred Davis, TE, WAS - Age 27
21. Heath Miller, TE, PIT - Age 30
22. Coby Fleener, TE, IND - Age 24
Injuries limited the speed threat's rookie campaign, but we already Fleener and his QB have chemistry. Obvious sleeper.