What does TE stand for?

Tight end

TE is an acronym for tight end, which is an offensive position in football. The tight end is used to block for the RB and QB as well as catch passes from the QB.

The TE position usually lines up on the line of scrimmage next to the offensive linemen but may also spread out wide like a WR. In the earlier days of the NFL, the position's responsibiliy was primarily to run and pass block but as the game has changed, TEs are called on to catch more passes. Since they need to block a lot, TEs are large in stature, which means that they usually catch shorter passes in the 5 to 15 yard range. The TE acronym is commonly seen in FFB lineups and gains points by catching passes for yards and TDs. Some famous TEs include Antonio Gates, Kellen Winslow, Shannon Sharpe, Rob Gronkowski, Tony Gonzalez, and Ozzie Newsome.


The 2 best TEs available have an ADP of 13 and 16 so if I can't get one of those I'm gonna wait until the later rounds bc there's a large drop off in production
Tony Gonzalez catching a TD pass
Tony Gonzalez catching a TD pass

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Updated October 20, 2016

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