NFL 2010 Fantasy Football Dynasty Rankings: Tight End

Fantasy Knuckleheads@_knuckleheadsCorrespondent IFebruary 17, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9:  Tight end Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys smiles in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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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.

1Dallas ClarkIND30Continues to flourish with Peyton at QB.
2Jason WittenDAL27Off-year; should rebound nicely in 2010
3Antonio GatesSDG29You could put him at one or two as well.
4Vernon DavisSFO26Solid chemistry with Alex Smith helps.
5Jermichael FinleyGBP22Freakish skills but will be overhyped this year.
6Brent CelekPHI25Could be top five this season; McNabb loves him.
7Tony GonzalezATL33A healthy Matt Ryan should boost his stats.
8Kellen WinslowTBB26Fourth in targets in '09 with QB carousel.
9Owen DanielsHOU27IF healthy he goes here; monitor his rehab.
10Greg OlsenCHI24Top five skills, poor supporting cast.
11Heath MillerPIT25If Big Ben stays pass-happy, he’s gold at TE.
12John CarlsonSEA27Needs O-line help and a healthy Hasselbeck.
13Chris CooleyWAS27Solid pick. Shanahan should boost value.
14Dustin KellerNYJ25Ranking based more on promise and hope.
15Vinsanthe ShiancoeMIN29If Favre retires, his value drops big-time.
16Zach MillerOAK24Big jump with any QB not named JaMarcus.
17Jared CookTEN22Best TE in Tennessee (sleeper alert).
18Jeremy ShockeyNOS29Saints offense means he’s always a threat.
19Kevin BossNYG26Poor yardage but always a red-zone threat.
20Todd HeapBAL29A decent No. 2 TE option with Flacco at QB.
21Fred DavisWAS24Moves up several spots if Cooley gets moved.
22Brandon PettigrewDET24May not be ready for the start of the season.
23Bo ScaifeTEN29May move this offseason.
24Ben WatsonNEP29A better Brady means a better Watson.
25Marcedes LewisJAX25Without a better QB, he’s hit or miss.

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