2010 Pre-NFL Draft Fantasy Football TE Rankings & Sleepers

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2010 Pre-NFL Draft Fantasy Football TE Rankings & Sleepers

by John Gustafson, john@fantasylion.com

Before we get started, I want to note that when I refer to a player as a sleeper, it has 2 definitions. The first is the traditional term for a sleeper which is a player that hasn’t reached their full potential but is a player I feel is poised for a breakout or a better than expected season. This is going to be a player that most people haven’t heard about. The second term for a sleeper is a player that most other fantasy players know about, but will sleep on. For instance, I have Joe Flacco at #9 pre-NFL Draft at QB. Everyone knows who Joe Flacco is, but may not have him ranked that high. I try to adjust for the type of season I feel a player will have. I don’t rank them lower just because the consensus says I should. Sorry, homey don’t play that. You don’t win fantasy championships by rolling with the same die as the consensus. You have to think out side of the box and take some chances. It doesn’t always pay off, but more often times than not, it does. I play to win the game, I don’t play not to lose. With that said, my designated keepers will be denoted with an (S) next to their name. Also these rankings are for points per reception (PPR) leagues. I don’t waste my time in non-PPR leagues, they’re archaic and bush. The top 12 should be considered fantasy starters and the bottom 12 are backups. This list is just to establish a starting point for ranking the players for 2010. I will adjust and add comments as the offseason progresses.

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2010 Pre-Draft TE Rankings

  1. Dallas Clark, Ind
  2. Antonio Gates, SD
  3. Vernon Davis, SF
  4. Brent Celek, Phi
  5. Jermichael Finley, GB (S)
  6. Jason Witten, Dal
  7. Owen Daniels, Hou
  8. Chris Cooley, Was
  9. Tony Gonzalez, Atl
  10. Kellen Winslow, TB
  11. Dustin Keller, NYJ
  12. Vishante Shiancoe, Min
  13. Heath Miller, Pit (S)
  14. Zack Miller, Oak (S)
  15. Tony Scheffler, Det (S)
  16. John Carlson, Sea (S)
  17. Greg Oslen, Chi
  18. Jeremey Shockey, NO
  19. Jared Cook, Ten (S)
  20. Anthony Fasano, Mia (S)
  21. Kevin Boss, NYG
  22. Shawn Nelson, Buf
  23. Fred Davis, Was (S)
  24. Brandon Pettigrew, Det (S)

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