Let’s keep our Week 14 rankings rolling with a look at the best tight ends for the coming week. Who has the best matchup? Who has been struggling? Let’s take a look:
- Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Washington
- Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints – at Tennessee
- Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys – vs. New York Giants
- Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – vs. Buffalo
- Jermichael Finley – Green Bay Packers – vs. Oakland
- Tony Gonzalez – Atlanta Falcons – at Carolina
- Aaron Hernandez – New England Patriots – at Washington
- Kellen Winslow – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Jacksonville
- Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers – at Arizona
- Dustin Keller – New York Jets – vs. Kansas City
- Brent Celek – Philadelphia Eagles – at Miami
- Owen Daniels – Houston Texans – at Cincinnati
- Jermaine Gresham – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Houston
- Jake Ballard – New York Giants – at Dallas
- Heath Miller – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Cleveland
- Brandon Pettigrew – Detroit Lions – vs. Minnesota
- Jared Cook – Tennessee Titans – vs. New Orleans
- Scott Chandler – Buffalo Bills – at San Diego
- Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Atlanta
- Anthony Fasano – Miami Dolphins – vs. Philadelphia
- The New York Giants have been burned by the pass as of late, and tight ends have shared in the fun. Over the past two weeks Jermichael Finley and Jimmy Graham have combined for 11 receptions for 171 yards and 3 TD. Yes, they are two of the best tight ends in the game, but what is Jason Witten? Look for him to deliver a strong game and don’t be surprised if he finds the end zone this week.
- The problem with Vernon Davis is that you just don’t know what you are going to get from him. Over the past two weeks he’s combined for 9 receptions, 70 yards and 0 TD. In fact, he’s been at 47 yards or less in 10 of the 12 games thus far this season (and he only has touchdowns in four games). His upside keeps him as a TE1, but he’s got to be considered a low-end option.
- Dustin Keller has a great matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, but is he an option you really want to trust? He’s averaging under 50 yards per game on the season and is at 37.5 yards per game over his past four. Maybe if he was a constant red zone target, but he has just 4 TD on the year (and has TD in just three games). He’s a borderline TE1 at this point.
- We can give Brent Celek a pass on one poor game, can’t we? He had posted 50 yards or more in five consecutive games prior to his 3 receptions, 21 yard performance in Week 13. Granted, he has scored 2 TD on the season but if he continues to get opportunities the touchdowns should not be far behind.
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