When do you draft a tight end? That’s probably the most complicated question in fantasy football. What type of league are you in? Do you have a superflex position where you can flex a couple of tight ends? Are you in a PPR (Point Per Reception) or Non-PPR league? All those things need to be taken into consideration before you start selecting tight ends.
When it’s your turn to pick in the second round, it can be tempting when you see Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, Baltimore Ravens’ Mark Andrews, or San Francisco 49ers’ George Kittle still on the board. Do you go with one of those big name tight ends, or do you select a running back like Washington Commanders’ Antonio Gibson, or Baltimore Ravens J.K. Dobbins? Like I said at the top, it all depends what type of league you’re in.
My podcast partner Producer Mike’s strategy is to always load up with tight ends, whether there’s a superflex or not. This strategy can work both for your team, and it’s a great trade capital. At the end of the day, no matter what type of league you’re in, you have to have a couple of tight ends on your roster.
I would also say that there is a big drop off in tight end production from the top six and everybody else. So snagging a good tight end early can be a great strategy, but know that you’re leaving a big wide receiver or running back on the board for somebody else to snag.
When is the best time to take a tight end in your fantasy draft? Checkout my answer below.