Dynasty and keeper leagues require a slightly different mindset than standard leagues. You’re playing for keeps, long term.
That said, it’s important to consider how many players you actually get to keep each year in assessing a player’s value when it comes time to make a cut, or when draft day rolls around.
The tight end is tough position to make an argument for keeping, even in a dynasty league. Each season only the top three or four players at the position score well enough to warrant consideration, and then only at the equivalent of a low-end No. 1 or high-end No. 2 wide receiver.
|1||Dallas Clark||IND||30||Continues to flourish with Peyton at QB.|
|2||Jason Witten||DAL||27||Off-year; should rebound nicely in 2010|
|3||Antonio Gates||SDG||29||You could put him at one or two as well.|
|4||Vernon Davis||SFO||26||Solid chemistry with Alex Smith helps.|
|5||Jermichael Finley||GBP||22||Freakish skills but will be overhyped this year.|
|6||Brent Celek||PHI||25||Could be top five this season; McNabb loves him.|
|7||Tony Gonzalez||ATL||33||A healthy Matt Ryan should boost his stats.|
|8||Kellen Winslow||TBB||26||Fourth in targets in '09 with QB carousel.|
|9||Owen Daniels||HOU||27||IF healthy he goes here; monitor his rehab.|
|10||Greg Olsen||CHI||24||Top five skills, poor supporting cast.|
|11||Heath Miller||PIT||25||If Big Ben stays pass-happy, he’s gold at TE.|
|12||John Carlson||SEA||27||Needs O-line help and a healthy Hasselbeck.|
|13||Chris Cooley||WAS||27||Solid pick. Shanahan should boost value.|
|14||Dustin Keller||NYJ||25||Ranking based more on promise and hope.|
|15||Vinsanthe Shiancoe||MIN||29||If Favre retires, his value drops big-time.|
|16||Zach Miller||OAK||24||Big jump with any QB not named JaMarcus.|
|17||Jared Cook||TEN||22||Best TE in Tennessee (sleeper alert).|
|18||Jeremy Shockey||NOS||29||Saints offense means he’s always a threat.|
|19||Kevin Boss||NYG||26||Poor yardage but always a red-zone threat.|
|20||Todd Heap||BAL||29||A decent No. 2 TE option with Flacco at QB.|
|21||Fred Davis||WAS||24||Moves up several spots if Cooley gets moved.|
|22||Brandon Pettigrew||DET||24||May not be ready for the start of the season.|
|23||Bo Scaife||TEN||29||May move this offseason.|
|24||Ben Watson||NEP||29||A better Brady means a better Watson.|
|25||Marcedes Lewis||JAX||25||Without a better QB, he’s hit or miss.|
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