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Most undervalued tight ends according to the 2022 PFF fantasy projections

• PFF's fantasy team compiles fantasy rankings and projections that leverage the modeling capabilities of our research and development team.

• PFF's projections see value in Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee and Los Angeles Chargers TE Gerald Everett for fantasy football leagues this season.

• On the other hand, PFF's projections don't see much value in Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson and Pittsburgh Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth.


While acknowledging that projections aren’t a substitute for rankings, in this piece I’ve translated our projections into positional rankings for comparison with our consensus ranking. Projections are not a better way for ranking players, but they aren’t as influenced by market sentiment and can be a more independent view of player value.

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TOP-12 TIGHT ENDS

The tight ends below are listed in order of positional consensus ranking — the blue points represent consensus rankings and the red points mark the positional rank by PFF projections. When two or more of the measures fall on the same positional rank, the point's color will represent a mix. The lines between points illustrate the magnitude of the difference between each player's maximum and minimum ranking.

Our projections are mostly aligned with the PFF expert rankings, as Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews slot in at the top. The projections have George Kittle one spot higher than Kyle Pitts and also see slight value on Dalton Schultz a few positional rankings down. 

The projections are significantly lower on T.J. Hockenson and Pat Freiermuth, as Hockenson lands outside of the top-12 projections while Freiermuth falls all the way to the mid-20s.


SECOND-TIER TIGHT ENDS

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