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.
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.
SECOND-TIER TIGHT ENDS