2023 Fantasy Football Rankings: PFN Consensus Top 50 TEs To Draft

It's tricky to know which TEs to draft in fantasy football! The PFN Fantasy Staff put together consensus rankings to make it easy for you going into 2023!

There are fantasy football rankings absolutely everywhere nowadays. You can find people’s opinions on these players on essentially every single website out there, but that doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily the most accurate or well thought out, right?

At Pro Football Network, we’re committed to providing you with the best possible fantasy football advice that we can. That’s why we’ve compiled our PFN Consensus Rankings for 2023 right here for you to easily take with you into your draft!

(These rankings are comprised of Kyle Yates’, Kyle Soppe’s, Jason Katz’s, and Derek Tate’s rankings for season-long leagues and are in half-PPR format.)

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What TEs Should You Draft in Fantasy Football?

1) Travis Kelce | KC
2) Mark Andrews | BAL
3) T.J. Hockenson | MIN
4) Dallas Goedert | PHI
5) Kyle Pitts | ATL
6) George Kittle | SF
7) Darren Waller | NYG
8) Evan Engram | JAX
9) Pat Freiermuth | PIT
10) David Njoku | CLE

11) Tyler Higbee | LAR
12) Dalton Schultz | HOU
13) Cole Kmet | CHI
14) Chigoziem Okonkwo | TEN
15) Greg Dulcich | DEN
16) Dalton Kincaid | BUF
17) Juwan Johnson | NO
18) Gerald Everett | LAC
19) Sam LaPorta | DET
20) Hayden Hurst | CAR

21) Trey McBride | ARI
22) Mike Gesicki | NE
23) Cade Otton | TB
24) Michael Mayer | LV
25) Taysom Hill | NO
26) Irv Smith Jr. | CIN
27) Dawson Knox | BUF
28) Luke Musgrave | GB
29) Noah Fant | SEA
30) Hunter Henry | NE

31) Zach Ertz | ARI
32) Jelani Woods | IND
33) Jake Ferguson | DAL
34) Logan Thomas | WAS
35) Isaiah Likely | BAL
36) Tyler Conklin | NYJ
37) Daniel Bellinger | NYG
38) Austin Hooper | LV
39) Luke Schoonmaker | DAL

40) Robert Tonyan | CHI
41) Foster Moreau | NO
42) Jonnu Smith | ATL
43) Albert Okwuegbunam | PHI
44) Darnell Washington | PIT
45) Tucker Kraft | GB
46) Brevin Jordan | HOU
47) Will Dissly | SEA
48) Adam Trautman | DEN
49) Noah Gray | KC
50) Donald Parham Jr. | LAC

The Top TEs To Draft in 2023

Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams

Tyler Higbee saw a career-high 108 targets in 2022, which he turned into a career-high 72 receptions and the best finish of his fantasy career as the TE6 in PPR formats.

Higbee was also one of just six tight ends who averaged over six targets per game — Travis Kelce, T.J. Hockenson, Mark Andrews, Zach Ertz, Pat Freiermuth, and Zach Ertz. Only Ertz failed to finish the season as a top-seven TE in PPR formats.

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This is the part where I point out the Rams didn’t add any significant competition for targets this offseason, and Higbee should fit in as the second option in the passing game behind Cooper Kupp.

– Derek Tate, Fantasy Football Analyst

Juwan Johnson, New Orleans Saints

Every once in a while, you just get a feeling. I’ve got that feeling about Juwan Johnson. Of course, I would never recommend anyone draft players based purely on my feelings, but there are tangible reasons to be bullish on the Saints’ TE.

Johnson performed so well last season that he earned himself a contract extension. He’s the team’s clear primary receiving tight end and now gets a QB upgrade in Derek Carr, who has a history of making TEs quite relevant for fantasy.

With seven touchdowns on just 42 receptions last season, Johnson has a nose for the end zone. When you get outside the top seven or eight at the position, pretty much all tight ends are touchdown or bust. I actually think Johnson could be more than that this season. He’s my favorite TE outside the top 12.

– Jason Katz, Fantasy Football Analyst

Luke Musgrave, Green Bay Packers

I know it’s unpopular to project rookie tight ends as breakout candidates, but Luke Musgrave sure looks like he’s penciled in as the starting TE in an offense where the target share is completely wide open.

Musgrave was on the field with the starters throughout the majority of the preseason and saw a healthy target share from QB Jordan Love in those contests. He’s a very fluid athlete and capable pass-catching option, which makes him an intriguing draft investment as the TE19 off the board.

– Derek Tate, Fantasy Football Analyst

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