Top 10 Dynasty Tight Ends in the 2021 Offseason
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10. Mike Gesicki
There are so many different TEs you could put at 10 in this top 10 dynasty tight end list, but I though Mike Gesicki offers the most upside. The thing you have to love about Gesicki is his athleticism and how he can get open on routes. Tua seemed to love him in the red-zone which is huge for TE production in fantasy. In his final 5 games he caught 4 TDs and averaged about 8 targets a game. The volume, skill, and athleticism is there to make the 25 year old a top 10 dynasty tight end. He finished as the TE7 in 2020, which was a rough year for TEs, but I can see him being a consistent mid-TE1 for the next few years.
9. Logan Thomas
In the 6 years previous to 2020, Logan Thomas was a TE we’d find deep in waivers as he saw 54 targets total during that time. He more than doubled that this year catching 72 of 110 targets for 670 yards and 6 TDs on his way to a breakout season and a TE3 finish in PPR settings. With the lack of talent in Washington at WR outside of McLaurin, Thomas became a dependable 2nd favorite target for Dwayne Haskins, Alex Smith and Taylor Heinicke.
I’d expect The Football Team to upgrade at the QB position this offseason, so Thomas will look to keep his solid fantasy value going. I would assume they will bring in another WR to compliment Scary Terry, so I don’t expect Thomas to see the same amount of targets he did in 2020. Anywhere from 80-90 targets isn’t out of the question though, and that’s good enough for a TE1 finish in fantasy football. He may be 29 years old, but he doesn’t have much tread on the tires, and because of that is a top 10 dynasty tight end.
8. Noah Fant
Here is a classic case of the 3rd year breakout TE. Finishing at the TE8 with Drew Lock as your QB is impressive enough as is, but Denver looks to upgrade their QB position which is great news for Fant managers. Noah Fant holds a ton of skill and will be a top TE for years to come. The 23 year old is 6’4 250lbs and is a very good athlete. He makes most of his money taking short catches and racking up yards after the catch. The top 10 dynasty tight end has a great future ahead of him despite the QB, but it’ll only help his value if they look elsewhere.
7. Kyle Pitts
There’s a ton of hype heading into the 2021 season that Kyle Pitts is going to produce immediately. Our very own Sully puts it this way, “Since 2010 there have only been two TEs that have produced a top-12 fantasy season as a rookie, Rob Gronkowski and Evan Engram. In 2021 Kyle Pitts becomes the third.” Look for this to be the case, and if this comes to pass, he’ll be even higher on the top 10 dynasty tight ends heading into the 2022 offseason. He’s a TE who plays like a WR, which is exactly what you want for your fantasy team, so he may be worth the risk of drafting him ahead of his ADP.
6. T.J. Hockenson
T.J. Hockenson will have a new QB in Jared Goff in 2021, but Goff has proven to produce fantasy relevant TEs. Hockenson finished as the TE5 last season, and the 23 year old will be looking to improve on that. With Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay possibly heading elsewhere in free agency, Hockenson will look to grow his target share from the 101 targets he saw last year. He’ll be a favorite target in the redzone like he was last year as he also looks to improve on his 6 TDs. His 6’5 248lbs frame is one that he uses to boxout defenders and high point balls. The possibilities for this kid are infinite, and that makes him a clear top 10 dynasty tight end.
5. Dallas Goedert
Dallas Goedert will head into his 4th season, and it’s looking like Zach Ertz will be finding a new home next year. This is great news for Goedert, whose ceiling has always been limited with Ertz in Philly. We’ll finally get to see what he’s capable of, and he’ll prove to be a top TE. Last year he was riddled with injuries, but in 2019 he finished as the TE10 with Ertz receiving the majority of the work. Dallas played just 11 games this year and had a TE20 finish on the year. He ranked as the TE9 for points per game with 10.6.
This top 10 dynasty tight end will look to command 100-120 targets in 2021 and beyond. There have been talks about the Eagles drafting Kyle Pitts with the 6th pick, and if that happens, it won’t hurt Goedert’s value. He’ll assume Ertz’s role while Pitts becomes the TE2 in Philly. If Wentz stays, it’ll raise Goedert’s ceiling since Wentz depends on his TEs for production. Hurts would hurt his value a little, but either way he’s a top 10 dynasty tight end.
4. Mark Andrews
The 25 year old burst onto the fantasy scene in 2019 on his way to a TE5 finish. He followed that up with a pretty disappointing 2020 season, though he still finished as the TE6. You could make a case for Andrews being higher on the top 10 dynasty tight ends list, but unfortunately he’s on a run heavy offense with a subpar passing QB. If we see Josh Allen-esq growth in Lamar Jackson in the coming years, Andrews will once again see his value rise back up.
He’s too talented to not get the target share he deserves. Last year he saw 88 targets which was second on the team only to Marquise Brown who finished with 100, and 10 fewer than he saw last season. He’s a TD machine and Lamar’s favorite red-zone target. In the past 2 seasons, Andrews has caught 17 TD passes, which shows his consistency in one of the most important areas of fantasy football for a TE. He’ll continue to be a guy who’s got a high floor and ceiling.
3. Darren Waller
Mark Andrews was the clear TE3 coming into the 2019 season since people thought Waller would be a one hit wonder, but he changed the minds of many as he climbed the top 10 dynasty tight ends rankings. He blew his 2019 year out of the water going from 221 fantasy points to 278.6 in 2020 and a TE2 finish. He is a deep threat and a TD waiting to happen. He saw 146 targets which was 1 more than Travis Kelce and also is the highest in the league. He became the clear cut number one target in Las Vegas and has put himself in the conversation to be in a tier with Kittle and Kelce.
He had a record setting season. He became the 4th TE in history to have 200 yards and 2 TDs in a game, but he didn’t stop there. He broke the Raiders record set by HOFer Tim Brown for most receptions in a season with 107. His 1,196 yard season had 5 games where he went over 100 yards while recording 9 TDs. He’s firmly set in the top 3 of the top 10 dynasty tight ends.
2. Travis Kelce
Numbers 1 & 2 could go either way in the top 10 dynasty tight ends, but I gave the nod to Kittle since Kelce will turn 32 next season. I will say that it’s tough to put him at number 2 after he just had a TE1 finish in his 5th consecutive year. Kelce is the most consistent TE in the game right now with his skill, QB, and situation as a whole in Kansas City.
Kelce still has a few years of league winning upside to him without a doubt and will continue to see a ridiculously high target share in the Chiefs offense. He’ll be entering year 9, and we can be certain he’ll finish in the top 3 for years to come barring injury. One of the best things about Kelce has been his durability, so if he keeps that up, he could very well be number 1 on this list. Either way, he’s going to ball out for your fantasy football team, and you can’t be mad to have either of these guys on your team.
1. George Kittle
The top TE in the top 10 dynasty tight ends is the 27 year old, George Kittle. There are a couple reasons why I have him at the top spot with the first being his ceiling. I think Kittle has a higher ceiling than Kelce after his Week 5 performance against Philly where he caught all 15 targets for 183 yards and a TD for a 40 point fantasy game. His only downfall is that he’s not as consistent as Kelce, but I think that’s mainly due to the QB play.
The other reason I have Kittle higher is because he may be getting a better QB who can feed him the ball as the clear number 1 receiver in that offense. If the 49ers land Deshaun Watson some how, Kittle’s value will be insane, but there are plenty of other QBs who’d be an upgrade from Jimmy G. If they can find a QB who can run the play action better, it’ll allow Kittle to feast. With all that said, George Kittle is the top TE in my top 10 dynasty tight ends.
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