As many of you know, Mike Tagliere was an influential voice in the fantasy football industry and his absence is profoundly felt after his passing. He had an incredible ability to present statistics and in-depth analysis that made you truly think differently about the game of fantasy football, but yet simplify everything to where it was easy to understand.

One of his staple articles each off-season was Boom, Bust, and Everything In Between over at FantasyPros. It was a way of being able to step back from the previous season’s data and assess exactly how productive a player was without looking at their overall fantasy finish. People will consistently point out that a player finished as a top-12 QB seven times last year, but what they don’t realize is that the majority of those were overall down weeks for fantasy scoring at the position. Or in some other weeks, they might have finished outside the top-12 QBs – despite a fantastic scoring output – but it was a week in which every QB went off for big performances.

Tags’ report sought to sift through the unnecessary information to truly illuminate the truth about a player’s fantasy performances week in and week out the prior year. It was a way to be able to understand exactly how effective – or ineffective – a player was and whether or not the narrative surrounding them going into this upcoming season was indeed correct.

He took the mantle of mentor for me over our time working together and he set the pace for work ethic and content creation and I simply did my best to keep up. One of my goals in honoring his legacy now that he’s no longer here with us is to continue on his incredible work in the ways that I can. Last season, that looked like continuing his massive weekly article called, “The Primer”. This year, with my new company here at The Fantasy Playbook, I have the opportunity to continue his work with The MT Report.

The MT Report is based off of the constructs of his Boom, Bust, and Everything In Between article. I’ll get into those down below, but I also wanted to take the report and expound upon it a bit more to provide even more specifics and data points for fantasy managers to be able to use. My hope is that this serves as a valuable resource for you as you prepare for your drafts in 2022.

What Is The MT Report?

This expansive report below holds several different data points for you to be able to manipulate and refine your search criteria. Essentially, the report consists of thresholds that players must cross over in order to reach the next category. These thresholds are determined by taking each specific week’s fantasy points from 2021 and adding them together to find the average for that specific threshold.

For example, to determine the threshold for becoming a top-12 TE I’ve gone in and added up the point totals each week of last year for the TE12. Once I have all 17 weeks of data for that threshold, I averaged the total to find what it truly took to become a top-12 TE consistently in fantasy football. In order for a TE to be credited with a top-12 TE performance any given week, they must cross over that point threshold and so on and so forth for each category.

A “Boom” week is determined by a player crossing over the top-3 average over the course of the entire season. For TEs, a “Bust” performance is determined by them falling outside of the top-20 threshold that specific week. You’re also able to take the sliders at the top of the report and narrow down your search criteria.

If you have any questions based off of this report, jump into the free Discord and connect with me in there. I’m happy to help answer any questions that you may have!

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The 2021 MT Report - TE

wdt_ID Player Boom Bust Games Boom % Bust % Top-5 Finishes Top-5 % Top-12 Finishes Top-12 % Top-15 Finishes Top-15 % Top-20 Finishes Top-20 % Top-24 Finishes Top-24% Top-36 Finishes Top-36 % Top-50 Finishes Top-50 %
1 Mark Andrews 4 1 16 25.00% 6.25% 8 50.00% 3 18.75% 1 6.25% 3 18.75% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
2 Travis Kelce 3 4 15 20.00% 26.67% 9 60.00% 2 13.33% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
3 George Kittle 3 4 13 23.08% 30.77% 5 38.46% 3 23.08% 0 0.00% 1 7.69% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
4 Dalton Schultz 3 4 16 18.75% 25.00% 5 31.25% 2 12.50% 3 18.75% 2 12.50% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
5 Kyle Pitts 2 5 16 12.50% 31.25% 2 12.50% 4 25.00% 3 18.75% 2 12.50% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
6 Dallas Goedert 2 6 15 13.33% 40.00% 3 20.00% 5 33.33% 1 6.67% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
7 Dawson Knox 3 3 14 21.43% 21.43% 4 28.57% 3 21.43% 1 7.14% 2 14.29% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
8 Zach Ertz 1 5 16 6.25% 31.25% 2 12.50% 5 31.25% 1 6.25% 3 18.75% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
9 Hunter Henry 2 7 15 13.33% 46.67% 3 20.00% 4 26.67% 0 0.00% 1 6.67% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
10 Rob Gronkowski 3 2 11 27.27% 18.18% 5 45.45% 2 18.18% 1 9.09% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
11 Mike Gesicki 1 3 16 6.25% 18.75% 4 25.00% 0 0.00% 3 18.75% 4 25.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
12 Noah Fant 2 6 15 13.33% 40.00% 3 20.00% 2 13.33% 2 13.33% 2 13.33% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
13 T.J. Hockenson 1 2 12 8.33% 16.67% 3 25.00% 3 25.00% 2 16.67% 1 8.33% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
14 Pat Freiermuth 1 7 15 6.67% 46.67% 1 6.67% 6 40.00% 0 0.00% 1 6.67% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
15 Tyler Conklin 0 7 16 0.00% 43.75% 2 12.50% 2 12.50% 1 6.25% 4 25.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
16 C.J. Uzomah 2 10 16 12.50% 62.50% 2 12.50% 1 6.25% 1 6.25% 1 6.25% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
17 Darren Waller 1 2 10 10.00% 20.00% 2 20.00% 3 30.00% 2 20.00% 1 10.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
18 Jared Cook 0 8 15 0.00% 53.33% 1 6.67% 3 20.00% 3 20.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
19 Tyler Higbee 0 4 14 0.00% 28.57% 0 0.00% 4 28.57% 2 14.29% 4 28.57% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
20 Gerald Everett 0 6 14 0.00% 42.86% 1 7.14% 4 28.57% 2 14.29% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
21 David Njoku 1 8 14 7.14% 57.14% 1 7.14% 3 21.43% 1 7.14% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
22 Cole Kmet 0 9 16 0.00% 56.25% 0 0.00% 3 18.75% 0 0.00% 4 25.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
23 Evan Engram 0 8 14 0.00% 57.14% 0 0.00% 3 21.43% 2 14.29% 1 7.14% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
24 Austin Hooper 0 9 15 0.00% 60.00% 0 0.00% 3 20.00% 0 0.00% 2 13.33% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
25 Foster Moreau 0 6 14 0.00% 42.86% 1 7.14% 3 21.43% 1 7.14% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
26 Mo Alie-Cox 1 8 16 6.25% 50.00% 1 6.25% 2 12.50% 0 0.00% 1 6.25% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
27 Jack Doyle 1 8 14 7.14% 57.14% 1 7.14% 1 7.14% 1 7.14% 1 7.14% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
28 Cameron Brate 0 10 15 0.00% 66.67% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 2 13.33% 2 13.33% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
29 Albert Okwuegbunam 0 8 13 0.00% 61.54% 0 0.00% 2 15.38% 0 0.00% 2 15.38% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
30 Dan Arnold 0 5 11 0.00% 45.45% 0 0.00% 2 18.18% 1 9.09% 2 18.18% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
31 Ricky Seals-Jones 0 6 11 0.00% 54.55% 1 9.09% 0 0.00% 2 18.18% 1 9.09% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
32 Geoff Swaim 0 8 15 0.00% 53.33% 0 0.00% 2 13.33% 1 6.67% 1 6.67% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
33 Jonnu Smith 0 10 15 0.00% 66.67% 0 0.00% 1 6.67% 0 0.00% 3 20.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
34 Ryan Griffin 0 12 14 0.00% 85.71% 0 0.00% 2 14.29% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
35 Harrison Bryant 0 6 14 0.00% 42.86% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1 7.14% 4 28.57% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
36 Donald Parham Jr. 0 7 14 0.00% 50.00% 0 0.00% 3 21.43% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
37 Durham Smythe 0 10 15 0.00% 66.67% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1 6.67% 1 6.67% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
38 Hayden Hurst 0 7 11 0.00% 63.64% 0 0.00% 2 18.18% 0 0.00% 1 9.09% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
39 Brevin Jordan 0 4 8 0.00% 50.00% 0 0.00% 3 37.50% 1 12.50% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
40 Logan Thomas 0 1 5 0.00% 20.00% 0 0.00% 3 60.00% 0 0.00% 1 20.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
41 Kyle Rudolph 0 10 14 0.00% 71.43% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 2 14.29% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
42 Anthony Firkser 0 13 14 0.00% 92.86% 0 0.00% 1 7.14% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
43 MyCole Pruitt 0 7 13 0.00% 53.85% 0 0.00% 1 7.69% 1 7.69% 1 7.69% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
44 Adam Trautman 0 7 10 0.00% 70.00% 1 10.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1 10.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
45 Robert Tonyan 0 5 8 0.00% 62.50% 1 12.50% 1 12.50% 0 0.00% 1 12.50% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
46 Jimmy Graham 0 5 10 0.00% 50.00% 0 0.00% 3 30.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
47 Tommy Tremble 0 10 14 0.00% 71.43% 0 0.00% 1 7.14% 1 7.14% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
48 John Bates 0 9 12 0.00% 75.00% 0 0.00% 1 8.33% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
49 Will Dissly 0 11 13 0.00% 84.62% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 1 7.69% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
50 Juwan Johnson 0 6 12 0.00% 50.00% 1 8.33% 1 8.33% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Player Boom Bust Games Top-5 Finishes Top-12 Finishes Top-15 Finishes Top-20 Finishes