2021 Top Tight Ends

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Targets and TDs Fantasy Football 2021 Tight Ends

The 2022 NFL Draft is complete, the 2022 NFL Schedule (thoughts on the 2022 NFL Schedule) has been released! The fantasy football community is eager to start the upcoming 2022 Fantasy Football Season! Before that happens, I want to give a look at the Tight Ends and some key stats for the position from the 2021 Fantasy Football Season. I think it may be helpful as we look forward towards our Tight Ends of preference in 2022. Especially if we can compare previous years to see any trends.

Keep in mind a players Ability, Availability, Opportunity, Consistency, Advantage/Upside and Matchup. Feel free to review our position leaders in Targets and Touchdowns for the 2021 Fantasy Football Season as they are players that were most likely a top player at their position last year. I believe both statistics are helpful in finding opportunity for Fantasy Football production!

2021 Top Tight End – Targets

PlayerTeamReceptionsYardsTotal TDsTargetsGames PlayedTargets/Game
Mark AndrewsBAL1071,3619154179.06
Travis KelceKC921,1259134168.38
Zach ErtzPHI/ARI747635112176.59
Mike GesickiMIA737802112176.59
Kyle PittsATL681,0261110176.47
Dalton SchultzDAL788088104176.12
George KittleSF71910694146.71
Cole KmetCHI60612093175.47
Darren WallerLV55665293118.45
Noah FantDEN68670490165.63
Rob GronkowskiTB55802689127.42
Tyler ConklinMIN61593387175.12
Tyler HigbeeLA61560585155.67
T.J. HockensonDET61583484127.00
Jared CookLAC48564483165.19
Pat FreiermuthPIT60497779164.94
Dallas GoedertPHI56830476155.07
Hunter HenryNE50603975174.41
Evan EngramNYG46408373154.87
Dawson KnoxBUF49587971154.73
Gerald EverettSEA48478463154.20
C.J. UzomahCIN49493563163.94
Austin HooperCLE38345361163.81
Cameron BrateTB30245457173.35
David NjokuCLE36475453163.31

Above are your Top 25 Tight Ends in Targets for the 2021 NFL Season. Referencing some history with this Targets category Targets TE – 2019 Regular Season gives you some insight at what we anticipated going into 2021.

2021 Top Tight End – Touchdowns

Using the above yearly Touchdowns rankings I was looking from one year to the next to see how many of the previous years Tight Ends made the following year list. As you follow the colors (Grey – 2015, Green – 2016, Red – 2017, Blue – 2018, Grey – 2019 and Electric Blue – 2020) it helps to pick out who stayed on the list from the previous year. In 2016, 8 tight ends from 2015 made it. In 2017, 7 tight ends from 2016 made the Top 20 list. While in 2018, 8 tight ends from 2017 made it. For 2019, 8 tight ends from 2018 made the Top 20 list. In 2020, 7 tight ends from 2019 made the list again. In 2021, 8 tight ends from 2020 made the list.

Over the past few years, it looks like the average of 8 players would be anticipated to make this list again in the 2022 NFL Season. Referencing some history with the Touchdowns category Tight End TDs – 2020 Outlook gives you some look at what we anticipated going into 2020 as well.

2021 Top Tight End – Receiving

PlayerTeamReceptionsYardsTotal TDsTargetsGames PlayedTargets/Game
Mark AndrewsBAL1071,3619154179.06
Travis KelceKC921,1259134168.38
Kyle PittsATL681,0261110176.47
George KittleSF71910694146.71
Dallas GoedertPHI56830476155.07
Dalton SchultzDAL788088104176.12
Rob GronkowskiTB55802689127.42
Mike GesickiMIA737802112176.59
Zach ErtzPHI/ARI747635112176.59
Noah FantDEN68670490165.63
Darren WallerLV55665293118.45
Cole KmetCHI60612093175.47
Hunter HenryNE50603975174.41
Tyler ConklinMIN61593387175.12
Dawson KnoxBUF49587971154.73
T.J. HockensonDET61583484127.00
Jared CookLAC48564483165.19
Tyler HigbeeLA61560585155.67
Pat FreiermuthPIT60497779164.94
C.J. UzomahCIN49493563163.94
Gerald EverettSEA48478463154.20
David NjokuCLE36475453163.31
Evan EngramNYG46408373154.87
Dan ArnoldCAR/JAX35408052114.73
Austin HooperCLE38345361163.81

The chart above is the Receiving Leaders at the Tight End position from the 2021 season.

2021 Top Tight Ends Final Thoughts

We are getting closer to the start of the 2022 Fantasy Football Season. Having the ranks for player positions and overall thoughts coming into focus is very exciting! Be flexible and look for value when drafting your Tight Ends this year. Most value will come from Targets, Touchdowns and Yards that a Tight End can accumulate through the course of the season. Who has opportunity for Targets? Who will have the chance for Touchdowns? If you believe a player is in line for either, you know I would be interested in them!

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If your players are on an offensive team that can get many Targets and Touchdowns, you know I would be interested in them! Statistics courtesy of The Football Database, a great resource for your NFL players statistics. If you enjoyed the article, please share it with others (via the social media links).

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