New Bloom article: AN EARLY LOOK AT TIGHT END TIERS IN REDRAFT PPR LEAGUES
Didn't see another thread that seemed like a good place to discuss this article and the general topic of redraft TE tiers.
A few comments:
1. Bloom prefers Allen over Fleener, and there are many who agree. I'm with Bruce Hammond on this one and believe Fleener will outscore Allen this year. There isn't much discussion on these two in the article, but perhaps we can discuss the situation here.
2. The article characterizes Moeaki as a deep sleeper and doesn't mention Fasano or Kelce at all. Similarly, Dodds' default Draft Dominator rankings have Fasano ranked as TE #50 and Kelce ranked as TE #72. But Moeaki is currently rehabbing injury and is #3 on KC's TE depth chart, behind Fasano and Kelce. Meanwhile, there are rumors that Moeaki could be traded. I'm interested in others' thoughts on the KC TE situation, as the FBG take on it right now seems off base to me.
3. The article identifies Gates as a TE2 depth play. In 15 games last season, Gates finished as TE13 in PPR, less than 3 points behind TE12 (i.e., a #1 TE). The season before that, he was TE7 in 13 games, and he was a top 4 TE for 7 straight seasons before that. He just turned 33, so IMO he is not too old to rebound back to a #1 TE. The entire San Diego offense imploded last season, and there are many reasons to believe it will be better this year. I think Gates is being underrated for redraft purposes.
That should be enough to get some discussion started.