Dynasty Rankings 2023: Top Fantasy Options at TE Include Travis Kelce, Pat Freiermuth, and Greg Dulcich

    With tight end being the most volatile position in fantasy, here are the current 2023 dynasty tight end rankings heading into the summer.

    When it comes to the tight end position, there are only a handful of players that dynasty managers can rely on. After that, it’s a complete mystery as to who the next breakout fantasy football star will be that can help carry rosters to victories.

    With that in mind, we do the work here at Pro Football Network to help you identify that next game-changer for fantasy football that can help you dominate your leagues. Here are our latest dynasty TE rankings for 2023.

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    Top Dynasty Tight End Rankings

    The below rankings are intended as a guide for PPR formats. They do not take into account individual league rules and setups. These rankings now include rookies that were selected in the 2023 NFL Draft. To see the TE rookies ranked in comparison to other rookies, check out our 2023 dynasty rookie rankings.

    1) Kyle Pitts | ATL
    2) Mark Andrews | BAL
    3) Travis Kelce | KC
    4) T.J. Hockenson | MIN
    5) Dallas Goedert | PHI
    6) George Kittle | SF
    7) Pat Freiermuth | PIT
    8) Dalton Kincaid | BUF
    9) David Njoku | CLE
    10) Greg Dulcich | DEN
    11) Darren Waller | NYG
    12) Evan Engram | JAC
    13) Chigoziem Okonkwo | TEN
    14) Michael Mayer | LV
    15) Cole Kmet | CHI
    16) Sam LaPorta | DET
    17) Cade Otton | TB
    18) Juwan Johnson | NO
    19) Dalton Schultz | HOU
    20) Trey McBride | ARI
    21) Luke Musgrave | GB
    22) Noah Fant | SEA
    23) Jelani Woods | IND
    24) Mike Gesicki | NE
    25) Isaiah Likely | BAL

    26) Luke Schoonmaker | DAL
    27) Gerald Everett | LAC
    28) Dawson Knox | BUF
    29) Tyler Higbee | LAR
    30) Irv Smith Jr. | CIN
    31) Darnell Washington | PIT
    32) Hayden Hurst | CAR
    33) Tucker Kraft | GB
    34) Hunter Henry | NE
    35) Zach Ertz | ARI
    36) Daniel Bellinger | NYG
    37) Taysom Hill | NO
    38) Tyler Conklin | NYJ
    39) Jake Ferguson | DAL
    40) Logan Thomas | WAS
    41) Brenton Strange | JAC
    42) Robert Tonyan | CHI
    43) Albert Okwuegbunam | DEN
    44) Austin Hooper | LV
    45) Harrison Bryant | CLE
    46) Brevin Jordan | HOU
    47) Jonnu Smith | ATL
    48) Zack Kuntz | NYJ
    49) Adam Trautman | DEN
    50) Kylen Granson | IND

    51) Noah Gray | KC
    52) Cameron Latu | SF
    53) Foster Moreau | NO
    54) Will Dissly | SEA
    55) Jeremy Ruckert | NYJ
    56) Will Mallory | IND
    57) Tommy Tremble | CAR
    58) Donald Parham Jr. | LAC
    59) Hunter Long | LAR
    60) Elijah Higgins | MIA

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    Who Are the Best Tight Ends To Draft in Dynasty?

    If you’ve played fantasy football at all before, you know that it’s a wise strategy to draft one of the elite TE options. However, you’ll pay for it with their overall ADP or completely wait it out until the later rounds and take chances on multiple players.

    Travis Kelce will go down in history as one of the greatest fantasy football assets of all time. We have to go back to 2015 to find the last time that Kelce finished outside of the top two tight ends by the end of the season, which is truly mind-blowing to think about.

    However, at some point very soon, reality will set in for the veteran TE here. Kelce finds himself set to turn 34 years old during the 2023-2024 NFL season, and history doesn’t favor players maintaining elite production toward this stage of their careers.

    Nevertheless, Kelce has defied the odds over the past several years, and he’s single-handedly carried dynasty managers to championships time and time again with his performances. If you’re wanting to go all in for a title in Year 1 of your dynasty league, Kelce’s a very solid option in the first few rounds of your startup draft.

    However, further down the draft board, Greg Dulcich is an intriguing name to monitor. Despite missing the first five games of his rookie season last year, Dulcich went on to average the 19th-most fantasy points per game amongst tight ends. And he did so in an absolutely horrific offense.

    Sean Payton has ridden into town now to fix this Broncos offense, which can only mean good things for Dulcich going into his sophomore season. Rookie TEs typically don’t produce much at all in fantasy football, but Dulcich was able to show enough flashes to inspire confidence in managers for the future.

    Dulcich’s already receiving praise from Payton this offseason, and he figures to be an integral part of this (hopefully) much-improved offense in 2023, making him a worthy investment in the mid-to-late rounds of startup drafts.

    Meanwhile, dynasty managers seem completely intent on forgetting about Cade Otton in startup drafts. For much of last season, Otton battled with Cameron Brate for the starting role and was able to do good things for fantasy football at different stages of the year.

    As mentioned above, rookie tight ends typically do next to nothing in their initial campaign. If they do make some noise right away, it’s an incredibly positive sign for the future.

    Otton will no longer be catching passes from Tom Brady this season, but the need for a big receiving option over the middle of the field is going to be there for Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask in 2023. Otton may not have top-five upside at the position for the short term, but the target opportunity is present this season. Add on the potential that he could be catching passes from Caleb Williams or Drake Maye in 2024 and beyond, and Otton’s ADP is absolutely worth investing in.

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