Week 10 Rankings: Top 25 Tight Ends

Which tight end is going to be this week’s breakout performer?  Who are we going to go into the week thinking we can depend on them, only to disappoint?  Who is worth the flier for the desperate?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Buffalo
  2. Jimmy Graham – New Orleans – vs. Atlanta
  3. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys – at Philadelphia
  4. Heath Miller – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Kansas City
  5. Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – at Tampa Bay
  6. Aaron Hernandez – New England Patriots – vs. Buffalo
  7. Jermaine Gresham – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. New York Giants
  8. Dustin Keller – New York Jets – at Seattle
  9. Owen Daniels – Houston Texans – at Chicago
  10. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers – vs. St. Louis
  11. Tony Gonzalez – Atlanta Falcons – at New Orleans
  12. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Denver
  13. Brandon Pettigrew – Detroit Lions – at Minnesota
  14. Brandon Myers – Oakland Raiders – at Baltimore
  15. Scott Chandler – Buffalo Bills – at New England
  16. Martellus Bennett – New York Giants – at Cincinnati
  17. Brent Celek – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Dallas
  18. Joel Dressen – Denver Broncos – at Carolina
  19. Anthony Fasano – Miami Dolphins – vs. Tennessee
  20. Jared Cook – Tennessee Titans – at Miami
  21. Dwayne Allen – Indianapolis Colts – at Jacksonville
  22. Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Detroit
  23. Marcedes Lewis – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Indianapolis
  24. Dennis Pitta – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Oakland
  25. Zach Miller – Seattle Seahawks – vs. New York Jets

Thoughts:

  • Has Tony Gonzalez’ value peeked?  Things have certainly appeared to be on the decline in recent weeks, totaling 11 catches for 107 yards and no touchdowns over his past three games.  Remember in Week 5 (just before the streak started) he had 13 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown.  Obviously the potential to produce is there, but at 36-years old you have to be extremely cautious.
  • After starting off slow Jason Witten has quickly returned to form.  Over his past five games he hasn’t had fewer than six receptions, showing that he is a constant in the offense.  While he hasn’t always generated a ton of yards and he hasn’t found the end zone too much (just one touchdown on the season), it’s hard to argue with the opportunities he’s been given.  With that in mind, he has to be considered a good option for the coming week.
  • Brandon Myers started off hot before completely disappearing.  He thrust his name back on the map in Week 9 by catching 8 passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns.  Is he a dependable option?  Obviously not, but he’s a viable one due to upside.  However, I wouldn’t consider him more than a TE2.
  • It has been a frustrating season for Aaron Hernandez owners, but after missing Week 8 and then getting a bye we have to think he is ready to come back with a vengeance.  While I wouldn’t rank him as highly as normal, it is hard to argue against using him against the Bills this week.  Sooner or later a breakout is coming.
  • Dustin Keller is likely going to be considered a good option the rest of the way for fantasy owners.  Why?  The truth is, where else is Mark Sanchez going to go with the football?
  • It has been a very good season for Owen Daniels, though taking on the Bears has a habit of reducing anyone’s potential fantasy appeal.  Consider him a low-end TE1, as there is too much potential given what he has done this season.
  • Jared Cook should be a good option, though the Titans continually fail to incorporate him into the offense.  Until they do, he’s a mid-level TE2 with upside.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 10 rankings:

 

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9 Responses to Week 10 Rankings: Top 25 Tight Ends

  1. Paul says:

    This isn’t abt a tight end. It’s a qb question. I have Rodgers on my team that’s it. He’s on a bye. I need to pick up a qb to start this week. Do I go flacco tannihill Palmer dalton smith Wilson. If none of them then who do u think?

  2. Nemo says:

    So your saying I go Graham over Hern huh? Even though the Pats have an easier matchup?? I really should trade one of them but they need to show me they’re healthy first

  3. Paul – For me it is Dalton for tha week.

    Nemo – I would, o ly because Hernandez has more people to battle for touches (especially with Sproles out).

  4. Paul says:

    Vic Ballard or daniel thomas

  5. Paul says:

    T.y Hilton a good spot start for the week?

  6. Paul – It depends on Donald Brown’s health, but I’d probably say Ballard.

    As for Hilton, depends on your other options but he’s the WR I like best in Thursday’s game. He’s more of a low-end WR3, though.

  7. Sean says:

    Any advice this week on my lineup would help, as it is really crucial.
    QB: Right now I’m starting romo over freeman. I’m not sure about this, but I’m just afraid the week I bench romo he gets 350-400 yards again, and freeman plummets. But I’m just not sure
    WR: right now I’m starting wes welker, demaryius Thomas, and denarius Moore. I have amendola on my bench right now with larry Fitzgerald on a bye. I think denarius has a bigger upside than amendola but I’m not sure
    RB: Right now I’m starting lesean McCoy and mikel leshoure. I have f-jax on my bench right now. Do you think Philly will ever decide to actually run the ball?… Their complete defience on using the running game is killing me… And I think leshoure is a better option than fred.
    TE: I’m starting owen Daniels over Brandon pettigrew. Even going against the bears I think daniels will have a decent week.
    K: Jason hanson
    D: I’m starting the Seattle defence over the giants. I love the matchup of the jets at Seattle right now.
    Thanks

  8. Steve says:

    RB question Roto: Unfortunate predicament of having bradshaw and andre brown. should i start andre brown over rashard jennings at my flex considering he poaches bradshaw’s goal line carries every damn week?

  9. Sean:
    QB – I understand the frustration and the hesitancy. I like Freeman’s match-up better and he is the hotter QB, so I would go with him though.
    WR – I agree with the line-up you have
    RB – Again, I agree, with the split carries it’s tough to trust Jackson
    TE – Another agreement
    D – I prefer the Giants because of their play-making ability (Cincinnati has thrown a lot of INT and allowed Dalton to be sacked), but it’s close enough.

    Steve – I would still go Jennings. While he’s struggled, he still is going to get significant touches and has a favorable match-up.

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