(It ain't rocket science, folks).
While traditional scoring leader lists offer a look at how well a player did overall during a given season, it doesn't take into effect such factors as games missed and injuries. So, let's take a deeper look into the numbers to see how our heroes performed when the football was in their hands. In the case of the tight ends, we examined how well players performed on a per target basis with notes on snap percentage as well. This exercise helps us find which tight ends did the most with their opportunities to produce points, and which ones needed lots of chances to be relevant.
Here's a look at your top 20 fantasy tight ends from last season, ranked based on their fantasy-point-per-target averages (minimum 350 snaps).
5. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals (1.48 FPPT): Eifert scored a touchdown on 11 percent of his targets, so his success in the red zone and potential as an elite fantasy tight end isn't in question. What is in question is his durability. Eifert has missed a combined 26 games in the last three seasons.
8. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks (1.31 FPPT): While inconsistent at times, Graham still finished seventh in targets (95) and fourth in fantasy points among tight ends a season ago. Here's an interesting note, however ... Graham averaged 138 targets (approximately 43 more) in his four best seasons in New Orleans.