The Tight End Cliff

Michael Moore analyzes the age trends of fantasy football's top tight ends.

| 2 years ago

The Tight End Cliff

A few months back, I looked at the ages of top fantasy running backs. The results were fairly definitive, showing a startling drop from the number of top running backs before and after 29 years old. Since then, I wanted to see if similar conclusions could be reached at other positions, or if running backs were the anomaly. First up were tight ends.

To determine if there was such a trend at the position, I looked at the top 12 fantasy tight ends for each year dating back to 2009. I took 12 since that’s typically the number of starting tight ends in a standard fantasy league, whether it’s re-draft or dynasty format. I used the ages of those players in the years they were top 12 performers and tallied them to look for trends, if any.

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Michael Moore is a contributor to the Dynasty section of Pro Football Focus. Check out his dynasty-centric website at or follow him on Twitter @Dynasty_FFC.

Michael Moore has written for PFF Fantasy since 2013, focusing primarily on dynasty content. He’s also hosted the PFF Fantasy Slant Podcast since 2014.

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