It seems like a weekly tradition, with some surprising tight ends emerging to have big weeks. The real question is, can they sustain it? Let’s take a look if any of the Week 1 heroes find a spot in our rankings for the coming week:
- Dallas Clark – Indianapolis Colts – vs. New York Giants
- Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers – vs. New Orleans
- Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – vs. Jacksonville
- Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Chicago
- Jermichael Finley – Green Bay Packers – vs. Buffalo
- Visanthe Shiancoe – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Miami
- Brent Celek – Philadelphia Eagles – at Detroit
- Chris Cooley – Washington Redskins – vs. Houston
- Zach Miller – Oakland Raiders – vs. St. Louis
- Tony Gonzalez – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Arizona
- Kellen Winslow – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Carolina
- Heath Miller – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Tennessee
- Greg Olsen – Chicago Bears – at Dallas
- John Carlson – Seattle Seahawks – at Denver
- Jermaine Gresham – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Baltimore
- Todd Heap – Baltimore Ravens – at Cincinnati
- Jeremy Shockey – New Orleans Saints – at San Francisco
- Dustin Keller – New York Jets – vs. New England
- Tony Sheffler – Detroit Lions – vs. Philadelphia
- Bo Scaife – Tennessee Titans – vs. Pittsburgh
- The Saints got burned by Visanthe Shiancoe in Week 1. Given the problems in San Francisco with Michael Crabtree, would it surprise anyone to see the team utilize Vernon Davis as their go to receiver? As it is, he had eight catches in the first week of the season.
- Detroit got torched for 362 passing yards in the opening week, though a lot of that came courtesy of Matt Forte. I would think the Eagles will utilize a lot of screens and short passes, meaning Celek could be inline for a solid day regardless if it is Kevin Kolb or Michael Vick under center.
- The Vikings offense looked “off” in general, though Brett Favre and Visanthe Shiancoe didn’t seem to have a problem. He had four catches for 76 yards and a touchdown and should continue to be one of the go to guys with Sidney Rice out.
- Chris Cooley looked like his old self, didn’t he? You knew fantasy owners might regret sleeping on him, and it may not have taken too long. He had six catches for 80 yards against the Cowboys. After seeing the Colts utilize Dallas Clark against the Texans in Week 1, there’s a good chance the Redskins try to do the same thing.
- Until Owen Daniels proves healthy and is worked back into a role in the offense, it’s impossible to trust him outside of the deepest of formats.
- Marcedes Lewis and Tony Moeaki may be hot names on the waiver wire, but one big week from a tight end doesn’t mean much. If they can repeat it, then things will change.
Make sure to check out the rest of our Week 2 Rankings: