Fantasy Football Rankings Debate: Who Should Be The No. 1 TE?

August 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We all know that tight end is one of the toughest positions to predict.  From week-to-week you never know who is going to post a big performance.  Will it be an unknown who manages to score two TD?  Will it be a mid-level option who suddenly becomes a team’s top target?
The questions actually start at the top and filter all the way down. 
The truth is, there is no consensus No. 1 tight end heading into 2010, though two clearly stand out for the distinction. 
Antonio Gates (ADP of 44.3 according to Mock Draft Central) and Dallas Clark (ADP of 46.1), are certainly the best of the class.
In my most recent rankings (click here to view), I have Clark at the top with Gates just behind.  Should I be reevaluating that thought process?  Let’s take a look.
First, their 2009 numbers:
Clark - 100 receptions, 1,106 yards, 10 TD
Gates - 79 receptions, 1,157 yards, 8 TD
Clark certainly had the...

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