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Week 3 Tight End Rankings & Matchups Analysis

Below you will find our Week 3 tight end rankings, to help determine your TE starts/sits for this week, brought to you by Edward Gorelik (@EdwardGorelik) and Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades).

Featured fantasy football writer Zach Wilkens also highlights some TE rankings and matchups analysis for Week 3, and draws some matchup conclusions. He tells you who he likes, who he doesn't, and most importantly who he thinks you should be starting in Week 3.

You can also check out our 2015 fantasy football ranking dashboard, for more in depth rankings analysis on all positions including rookies and dynasty leagues.


Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings - Tight Ends

Staff Ranks
Player Name
(Team - Position)
Zach Wilkens
Ed Gorelik
1 Rob Gronkowski NE vs. JAC 1 1
2 Travis Kelce KC at GB 3 2
3 Jordan Reed WAS at NYG 2 4
4 Greg Olsen CAR vs. NO 4 3
5 Tyler Eifert CIN at BAL 5 7
6 Jimmy Graham SEA vs. CHI 7 6
7 Ladarius Green SD at MIN 13 5
8 Jason Witten DAL vs. ATL 8 10
9 Martellus Bennett CHI at SEA 10 8
10 Delanie Walker TEN vs. IND 6 13
11 Jordan Cameron MIA vs. BUF 9 12
12 Heath Miller PIT at STL 11 11
13 Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. SD 15 9
14 Vernon Davis SF at ARI 12 16
15 Zach Ertz PHI at NYJ 16 15
16 Eric Ebron DET vs. DEN 14 18
17 Crockett Gillmore BAL vs. CIN 21 14
18 Jared Cook STL vs. PIT 19 17
19 Richard Rodgers GB vs. KC 17 21
20 Larry Donnell NYG vs. WAS 18 20
21 Jacob Tamme ATL at DAL 24 19
22 Owen Daniels DEN at DET 20 23
23 Charles Clay BUF at MIA 22 22
24 Dwayne Allen IND at TEN 23 24
25 Darren Fells ARI vs. SF 25 32
26 Coby Fleener IND at TEN 26 25
27 Anthony Fasano TEN vs. IND 26
28 Scott Chandler NE vs. JAC 27 31
29 Gary Barnidge CLE vs. OAK 27
30 Gavin Escobar DAL vs. ATL 28
31 Josh Hill NO at CAR 28
32 Benjamin Watson NO at CAR 33 29
33 Mychal Rivera OAK at CLE 29
34 Virgil Green DEN at DET 31 30
35 Luke Willson SEA vs. CHI 30
36 Lance Kendricks STL vs. PIT 32
37 Brent Celek PHI at NYJ 34
38 Marcedes Lewis JAC at NE 35


Week 3 Tight End (TE) Rankings Analysis

By Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades)

Jordan Reed has had two strong games already and I expect that to continue. The Giants gave up three touchdowns to tight ends in Week 1, and then allowed 77 yards to Jacob Tamme, which was the most yards Tamme has put up in one game in over two full seasons. Expect Reed to be targeted heavily once again. He makes a strong play in all formats but is especially a must-start in PPR leagues.

I definitely haven’t given up on Jimmy Graham, but I have lowered him to TE5 this week. He had just two targets last week which is surprising, even though we know the Seahawks aren’t going to force the ball to him. I won’t be shocked if he has a big bounce-back game this week, but he is no longer the obvious #2 TE behind Gronk.

Delanie Walker is another player I feel good about. Tennessee tight ends have been targeted heavily in the first two weeks. With Walker out last week two separate tight ends saw 5+ targets including Anthony Fasano’s 5-84-1 line. Assuming Walker plays he should see a healthy number of targets and make a very nice play.

I’m low on Martellus Bennett and I’m looking to avoid him if I can. With Jimmy Clausen expected to start this week (against Seattle no less), I’m really avoiding the Bears as a whole outside of Matt Forte. This is probably going to be a very ugly game offensively. Someone will probably get a receiving touchdown but I don’t want to try and guess who that is.

I’m not getting overly excited about Crockett Gillmore. His two-touchdown week seems more fluky than anything. For what it’s worth, the Bengals have only allowed 52 total yards to tight ends through two games with no touchdowns.


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