2023 Fantasy Football Preseason Rankings: Tight Ends

2023 Fantasy Football Tight Ends: Numbers 10-6

10. Mike Gesicki, New England Patriots

Floor: 16, Ceiling: 8, Projected Points: 133

Breakdown: From 2019 to 2021, Gesicki was one of the best tight ends in fantasy football. However, his usage dropped significantly in 2022 under new Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel. McDaniel’s offense simply did not have much use for a tight end who doesn’t block. Gesicki now finds himself with the Patriots in a system that should better utilize his skillset. Expect him to vault right back into the top ten.

9. Evan Engram, Jacksonville Jaguars

Floor: 12, Ceiling: 3, Projected Points: 139

Breakdown: Engram had a breakout year in his first season with the Jaguars. He posted career highs in both receptions and yards. Jacksonville rewarded his efforts this offseason with a hefty contract extension. When teams make an investment of that size, they typically try to get their money’s worth. Engram could have another big year.

8. Juwan Johnson, New Orleans Saints

Floor: 12, Ceiling: 2, Projected Points: 143

Breakdown: Johnson is coming off what was by far the best season of his career. He posted career highs in catches, yards, and touchdowns, despite having sub-par quarterback play. Now, he will have Derek Carr throwing him the ball. Johnson is a big and athletic former wide receiver, just like Carr’s old teammate, Darren Waller. The potential here is enormous.

7. Pat Freiermuth,Pittsburgh Steelers

Floor: 9, Ceiling: 3, Projected Points: 150

Breakdown: Freiermuth is one of the safest picks you’ll find out there. He has a very well-defined role in his offense, he plays for a steady organization, and he has a young quarterback just looking to move the chains. The former Penn State tight end has a top-ten floor. However, given what we have seen so far, there is potential for him to breakout in his third year.

6. George Kittle, San Fransisco 49ers

Floor: 8, Ceiling: 3, Projected Points: 153

Breakdown: Seeing Kittle outside of the top five may shock some. It is important to remember that these are fantasy rankings. Talent is just one of many factors we have to consider. Competition for targets and quarterback play also play a role. These are both huge question marks for the Niners tight end. Regardless, Kittle is a mid-range TE1, at worst, with elite upside.

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