NOTE: These depth charts will be updated sporadically throughout the winter. Players set to be free agents are listed under their 2017 teams. Soon after free agents begin to sign new deals, we will debut our 2018 depth charts page.
This is a file I've done in the past -- previously known as the "Tamme Index" -- and it's important to note it does not necessarily reflect a player's position on his NFL team's depth chart.
A player listed in the "starter" column is the most valuable tight end on his team in terms of fantasy value.
A player listed under "handcuff" should see increased fantasy value if the starter becomes injured or sees his role diminish.
The "value" column reflects the likely upside that player would have in standard leagues if he becomes a starter: TE1 (top 10), TE2 (11-20), flex (21-30), bench (worth adding to your bench as a flier), waivers (not worth adding as a free agent).
Other fantasy depth charts: