Tight end has proven to be an incredibly unpredictable position for fantasy owners. From week-to-week you never know who is going to step up and have a big game. Just look at last week, when Benjamin Watson had five catches for 47 yards and a touchdown. Would anyone have predicted that?
It’s unpredictable, for sure, but let’s take a look at my rankings for the coming week:
- Dallas Clark – Indianapolis Colts – at Jacksonville
- Jermichael Finley – Green Bay Packers – vs. Detroit
- Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – vs. Arizona
- Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers – at Atlanta
- Dustin Keller – New York Jets – at Buffalo
- Zach Miller – Oakland Raiders – vs. Houston
- Tony Gonzalez – Atlanta Falcons – vs. San Francisco
- Chris Cooley – Washington Redskins – at Philadelphia
- Brent Celek – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Washington
- Greg Olsen – Chicago Bears – at New York Giants
- Aaron Hernandez – New England Patriots – at Miami
- John Carlson – Seattle Seahawks – at St. Louis
- Jermaine Gresham – Cincinnati Bengals – at Cleveland
- Heath Miller – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Baltimore
- Todd Heap – Baltimore Ravens – at Pittsburgh
- Kevin Boss – New York Giants – vs. Chicago
- Bo Scaife – Tennessee Titans – vs. Denver
- Marcedes Lewis – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Indianapolis
- Jeremy Shockey – New Orleans Saints – vs. Carolina
- Tony Sheffler – Detroit Lions – at Green Bay
- Jermichael Finley has not yet found the end zone, but has back-to-back 100+ yard games. Going against the Detroit Lions, who have allowed 265.0 passing yards per game, he should continue to excel.
- I know how bad the San Francisco 49ers offense has been, but a change at offensive coordinator could bring a renaissance to the offense. Vernon Davis is coming off his worst game of the season (3 receptions, 22 yards), but I’d look for him, as well as the offense in general, to improve significantly this week.
- The Houston Texans have allowed 368.7 passing yards per game. They’ve allowed 14 plays of at least 20 yards and four plays of at least 40 yards (the only team to have allowed more is Jacksonville at 16 and six). While the Raiders offense runs through Darren McFadden, Zach Miller is arguably the best receiver on the team and could be in store for a big day. Consider him a very good play this week.
- Over the past two weeks Dustin Keller has 13 catches for 213 yards and three touchdowns. Think that he and Mark Sanchez are working the short passing game well? Look for them to continue exploiting what has worked, meaning Keller should have another strong day.
- I know how bad Brent Celek has been, but with the way Michael Vick has been playing you have to think it’s only a matter of time before he starts kicking in some numbers. I’d still use him this week.
- John Carlson has 10 catches over the past two weeks and had a 6 catch, 95 yard, 2 TD game against the Rams last season. Consider him a low-end TE1 this week.
- Once Owen Daniels is healthy, he should prove to be a usable option once again. Thus far he’s clearly still limited, however, with just six catches for 60 yards. It’s tough to trust him for now.
What are your thoughts on these rankings? Who’s too high? Who’s too low?
Make sure to check out the rest of our Week 4 Rankings:
- Top 25 Quarterbacks
- Top 40 Running Backs
- Top 60 Wide Receivers
- Top 15 Kickers
- Top 15 Defenses
- Waiver Worthy For Week 4
- Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em
- Sunday Sleepers