TE HAIKU 2017\nBy Muntradamus\n\nThe TE Position. A position that has been dominated by the same names for the past 5 years. If you have been following my analysis before this Boot Camp started, we already know what we are going to do at TE this season. Regardless, it is important to be aware of all the different players, because being aware is half the battle.\nTE ADP\n\nTARGETS\nMARTELLUS BENNETT - GB (83rd Pick) 7th-8th Round **STEAL auto BEAST.\n\r\nERIC EBRON - DET (146th Pick) 12th-13th Round **STEAL TE 1\n\r\nJARED COOK - OAK (191st Pick) 14th Round **STEAL TE2\n\r\nThese Rankings are unofficial, but they stand as of now until we re-evaluate during the preseason.\n\r\n\nBEAST\nRob Gronkowski - NE\nWhat is there to say about Gronk that we do not already know. If there is any reason to believe Gronk will be better, I have a couple.\n\n \tHis contract his heavily incentive based. He needs to have big numbers to get a big pay day.\n \tNo more Martellus Bennett. Dwayne Allen comes into town, but his athleticism is nowhere compared to Gronk.\n\nYou can count on Gronk to get his Gronk numbers.\nGreg Olsen - CAR\nCam will always trust Greg Olsen and it seems like the trust got stronger in 2016. Olsen is nearly impossible to guard and you can always depend on Olsen to get his 70+ Yards.\nMartellus Bennett - GB\nJared Cook showed his potential against the Cowboys in the Playoffs with a HUGE 103 Yard\/1 TD game. Tellus is such a better player than Cook and Aaron Rodgers would be crazy not to turn Martellus into his true #1 in the short passing game. Tellus could be the #1 TE in Fantasy Football this season, but that would take Gronk going down, because Gronk should easily finish #1.\nJordan Reed - WAS\nNo more Garcon. No more Desean Jackson. Jordan Reed should be even more dominant as Kirk Cousins can truly rely on his BEAST time and time again. If you think defenses will focus more on slowing down Reed, just remember Terrelle Pryor demands a double team.\nELITE\nJimmy Graham - SEA\nNo more Marshawn Lynch opened the door for Jimmy Graham to BEAST in 2016. Finally Russell and Graham are on the same page and that dream combo that we could only imagine back in 2014 before they were together is now potentially as lethal as the combo could be. Graham is a bit inconsistent but he played all of 2016 last season and there is no reason to believe he will not improve on those numbers and get back into the potential Hall of Fame if his career ends the way 2016 did. (923 Yards\/6 TD last season).\nEric Ebron - DET\nNo more Anquan Boldin, Ebron should really be the benefactor here. Ebron has always been a stud, injuries have limited his potential, but no more Anquan Boldin should set the TE BEAST Free. Ebron can put up TE1 numbers week in and week out.\nTravis Kelce - KC\nUsed to be a Kelce hater. No more Jamaal Charles and Jeremy Maclin drastically change the makeup of this offense. Kelce is the #1 target for Alex Smith and firmly remains in the Top 5 TE mix.\nDelanie Walker - TEN\nDelaine is almost as reliable as it gets. Actually he is more of a high upside\/medium risk option who should get his numbers almost every week. Titans are loaded with average\/good talent in the passing game, Delanie is the BEST but there Mariota has no problem spreading it out. As well as running the ball with Murray\/Henry all game. Still Walker should get his numbers.\nJared Cook - OAK\nCook is a superstar talent. Injuries derailed what could have been a big season with Aaron Rodgers in 2016, luckily for Cook he will get another chance to be a star in 2017 with Derek Carr as his QB. Cook will be heavily relied upon and gives the Raiders their best TE since Ricky Dudley back in the Rich Gannon days. Cook has a lot of talent and speed, look for it to all come together in 2017 making Cook a Top 10 TE option.\n\n \nGOOD\nTyler Eifert - CIN\nInjuries have been the slowdown for Eifert in his young early bright career. Andy Dalton will continue to consistently look for his superstar TE as long as he is on the field, which is more than we can say about the TEs below. If Tyler was healthy all the time, he could be in the ELITE category.\nCoby Fleener - NO\nFleener was a BUST in year 1 with Drew Brees. Sure there were moments where Fleener looked like a Top 10 TE, but there was also a lot of weeks where Fleener did not exist in the offense. The Saints offense might be more ground heavy in 2017 with the addition of Adrian Peterson, but Fleener will always have potential to have a good week just because Drew Brees is throwing him the ball.\nO.J. Howard - TB\nHoward has a lot of potential and Jameis Winston is a world class talent at getting the ball to his TE. Even Cameron Brate was a household Fantasy Football name in 2016. Howard has a lot of potential and it will be fun to see how the Bucs use their new toy in the preseason. Potential is HIGH, but we also have to be aware of 2 TE sets and how frequently we see that.\nKyle Rudolph - MIN\nRudolph showed some nice flashes of potential with Sam Bradford, but he also has been inconsistent as the Vikings offense was very inconsistent in 2016. Rudolph is a world class talent and there is no reason to believe he will not get better as the Vikings vastly improved their running game in 2017 which should help Rudolph in the short passing game.\nJack Doyle - IND\nNo more competition at TE for the Colts. Last time this has happened was...cannot even remember. Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener is no longer the 1\/2 punch it is Jack Doyle all by himself. The guy can catch anything thrown his way and Andrew Luck trusts him. Look at Doyle as the next Jason Witten.\nJason Witten - DAL\nWitten is rock solid and as long as he is playing on that Cowboys squad with Dak\/Dez\/Zeke, Witten will always be a quiet threat. Witten is reliable and reliable is something the TE position usually is not.\nJulius Thomas - MIA\nUnless Julius Thomas regained some speed, his days seem to be done. Last season watching Julius Thomas run was equivalent to driving behind a garbage truck. Slow. Slow. Slow. Slow. Apparently the Dolphins are creating some plays for Orange Julius to return to his vintage days, but then again, if Julius does not run fast those plays will quickly disappear.\nEvan Engram - NYG\nPotential is huge for Engram who is going to have mismatches all season as teams figure out how to slow down this Giants Passing game. Engram runs like a WR which is a huge advantage, he also went to Ole Miss, Eli Manning's college. Evan has some nice upside, but let us see how he looks in the Preseason before we get excited.\nJermaine Gresham - ARI\nNo more Michael Floyd and you can see Jermaine Gresham and role grow in 2017. Gresham and Palmer have been a nice combo since their days in Cincy and with Fitzgerald as his old big body WR, besides David Johnson out of the backfield, Gresham will put up consistent TE2 numbers week after week.\nHunter Henry - LAC\nThe potential for Hunter Henry is there, but so is Antonio Gates. Gates will always be the top target between the two, but Henry is showing that he has future TE1 written all over him. The future is bright, but this could be the last year he is a bit inconsistent and reminds us more of Zach Ertz than he does of Greg Olsen. Though Greg Olsen is a very generous comparison that I am sure Greg Olsen does not appreciate.\nAntonio Gates - LAC\nThe Ageless 9th Wonder of the World continues to produce when you least expect it. Sure Hunter Henry is improving and looking like the future, but as long as Phillip Rivers is throwing the ball, he will look for his Future Hall of Fame TE time and time again. Gates has something left in the tank, or at least enough to want to play a year in Los Angeles before he calls it quits.\nZach Ertz - PHI\nErtz-Rent-A-Bust continues to improve and has back-2-back 800+ Yard seasons. Only problem is he has a combined 7 TD in the last 2 seasons. There is little reason to believe those numbers will improve with the addition of LeGarrette Blount and Alshon Jeffery, but Ertz does continue to put up those solid TE2 numbers with some upside. Carson Wentz does like Ertz, so that does help a bit.\nZach Miller - CHI\nZach Miller is pretty reliable as far as a pass catching talent goes. As far as Fantasy goes, he is barely a TE2 but he should be very nice in garbage time all season. Might as well call Zach Miller the Trash Can TE in 2017.\nWAIVER WIRE\nDwayne Allen - NE\nPotential if Gronk gets injured, if Gronk is healthy no way Dwayne Allen is a startable option. Might as well play the lottery than depend on Dwayne Allen having a TE1 type of game.\nBen Watson - BAL\nGreat player but the signing of Jeremy Maclin and Crockett Gilmore on the squad make Watson more of a Waiver Wire option.\nMarcedes Lewis - JAX\nGreat player but he has not been featured as a Fantasy Threat his entire NFL Career where he was the #1 option for Cade McNown in UCLA back when I was a kid. Time flies.\nASJ - NYJ\nApparently ASJ is focused on Football again. Too bad the Jets are not and this could be a disaster team. Someone to monitor during preseason.\nCharles Clay - BUF\nReliable underneath targets, but unless 4 catches\/35 Yards with the potential TD is all you are looking for. Look somewhere else.\nVirgil Green - DEN\nGood potential, but that is all Virgil has shown us.\nDavid Njoku - CLE\nGary Barnidge still in MIX but rumor for potential trade. Regardless a Browns player is not in the cards for this years draft strategy.\nJesse James - PIT\nBlocker.\nCJ Fed - HOU\nTE by committee.\nVance McDonald - SF\nTE by committee.\nAustin Hooper - ATL\nTE by committee.\nTyler Higbee - LAR\nBlocker.