Update on Tight End Tiers

The Tight End and Quarterback tiers are out, and the tight ends have drawn some questions.  

The base rates aren’t a prediction of odds to hit.  They are simply a comparison to players of the same pedigree and production.   For players who have not produced a top 12 season, they are the rates used in the base rates chapter of the book.   For players that produced a top 12 season, they use the rates from the density chapter.  It is notable that players with a top 12 season see a good shift in future odds.  

The base rates are valuable at the middle of the spectrum of tight ends.  Notable outliers, like George Kittle (0%) and Richard Rodgers (83%) are a good example of the limitations of the analysis at the extremes.  The use of base rates is better in the middle of the distribution, with players like Tyler Higbee (40%), Mike Gesicki (67%), and David Njoku (81%) major beneficiaries of hitting for a top 12 season.  Notable players who have not hit and have hit rate questions with O.J. Howard (50%), Jonnu Smith(4%), and Gerald Everett (7%) with Smith and Everett picks that are higher in ADP than their base rates warrant.  

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