TE Rankings: Week 2
For simplicity, the rankings will be broken up into tiers. For the most part, players in the same tier will be interchangeable from week to week. Next to the ranking number there will be either a +, -, or 0. This shows whether their rankings have improved, decreased, or stayed roughly the same after this week’s games. Rankings are for rest of the season. Points are PPR scoring.
1. Jimmy Graham, NO (33 pts, 23.5 avg) - Yes, he is clearly #1.
2. Rob Gronkowski, NE (DNP) - Gronk is expected to return in the next week or two and the Patriots needhim badly. Look for him to get almost every pass thrown his way.
High End TE1
3. Jason Witten, DAL (4 pts, 15.5 avg) - A poor week 2 performance but he still was 2nd in targets on the team and will play a big role each week.
4. Vernon Davis, SF (5 pts, 16 avg) - Off day for the niners, look for the bounce back.
5. Tony Gonzalez, ATL (7 pts, 9.5 avg) - He continues to receive a high number of targets and it’s hard to imagine him not staying involved in the passing game.
6. (-) Jared Cook, STL (2 pts, 16.5 avg) - A very disappointing week 2 but Cook is way too talented to not bounce back from it.
7. (+) Greg Olsen, CAR (21 pts, 15.5 avg) - The short passing attack now being used in Carolina isn’t good for their success but it works great for Olsen. ***PPR Boost***
8. (+) Julius Thomas, DEN (16 pts, 22 avg) - Week 2 showed that Thomas will be a factor for the Broncos each week.
9. Jermichael Finley, GB (18 pts, 18 avg) - Finley once again was very active in the passing game and looked focused and strong throughout the game.
10. (+) Martellus Bennett, CHI (26 pts, 19.5 avg) - Becoming a zed zone monster has made him a solid starter.
11. (+) Jordan Cameron, CLE (14 pts, 18.5 avg) - Cameron has been the only player on the Browns worth looking at but he could be even better once Gordon gets back and opens up the coverage for him.
12. (+) Owen Daniels, HOU (10 pts, 16.5 avg) - Schaub loves throwing to his TEs and Daniels has been off to a great start because of it. He’s got a very high floor.
13. (+) Tyler Eifert, CIN (9 pts, 12 avg) - He’s developing chemistry with Dalton and could end up being the #2 receiver for the Bengals.
14. (+) Antonio Gates, SD (18 pts, 12 avg) - Gates had a huge game but did so against a terrible Eagles secondary. Look for him to stay involved but big games like this will be rare. Possible sell-high.
15. (+) Brandon Myers, NYG (13 pts, 16 avg) - Eli looked to Myers often in the passing game and he may play a bigger role than initially expected.
Up and Coming TE2
16. (+) Jermaine Gresham, CIN (12 pts, 10 avg) - He’s playing so well it’s tough to imagine him not being on the field and he’s making big plays but his ceiling is low.
17. (+) Charles Clay, MIA (21 pts, 15.5 avg) - He was a safety blanket for Tannehill but I wouldn’t expect this level of production moving forward. ***PPR Boost***
18. (+) Colby Fleener, IND (16 pts, 8.5 avg) - Fleener had a big game with Allen out but he’ll be back and they will split time. He’s boom-or-bust. Sell-high if you can.
Desperation Play TEs
19. Kyle Rudolph, MIN (13 pts, 8.5 avg) - Rudolph is a boom or bust, TD dependent TE who is not start worthy given the depth at TE.
20. (-) Kellen Winslow, NYJ (6 pts, 13 avg) - Winslow was a big target during week 1 but disappointed week 2. Week 2 is more what a typical week will be like for him.
21. (-) Fred Davis, WAS (1 pt, 2 avg) - Despite the Redskins throwing all game for two straight week, Davis has not been involved at all and doesn’t look like he deserves a roster spot at this point.
22. (-) Brent Celek, PHI (0 pts, 6.5 avg) - Celek was a tease with his TD week 1 but he’s clearly not being used for his receiving abilities.
23. (-) Brandon Pettigrew (8 pts, 5 avg) - With 38 receiving yards in two games, it’s clear Pettigrew is not a major part of the offense.