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NFL Tight End Rankings: Week 7 Fantasy Football


RotoBaller brings you our Week 7 fantasy football tight end rankings by authors Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades) and Ryan Rufe (@RyanRufe), along with tight end rankings analysis by Zach Wilkens. For even more Week 7 rankings and analysis, be sure to check out our positional rankings for all other positions.

Editor's Note: In case you missed it, Zach Wilkens and Ryan Rufe nailed their rankings last week. They were both ranked in the top 10 overall accuracy scores on FantasyPros for last week's fantasy football rankings, going up against some of the biggest and baddest fantasy gurus in the industry. Zach came in at 4th overall (out of 133 experts), and Ryan cam in at 7th overall. Congrats guys, let's show them some love!

 

Week 7 Tight End Rankings Analysis

Wellslogan via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:WellsloganI suppose it's a little surprising that Gronk is ahead of Julius Thomas in my rankings. The difference for me is that while Thomas can't get two touchdowns every game, I think Gronk can get 100 yards and a score on a regular basis. Gronk finally looks just about 100%, and he's at 194 yards over his last two games-- a healthy Gronk can maintain that pace. Julius Thomas rarely goes above 60 yards.

Beyond the elite, Jordan Cameron finally had the game I was waiting for last week, and there is no reason he can't repeat against the Jags. Similarly, Jordan Reed came back from injury and looked like the excellent receiver I expected-- start him with confidence. Larry Donnell has been invisible the last two weeks, but should bounce back here as a mismatch against Dallas.

I really like Dwayne Allen against the Bengals, who are currently allowing the most points to opposing tight ends. It will be a tough matchup for Jace Amaro, but he led all tight ends in targets last week, and with the receivers on this team, that doesn't seem like a fluke. I wrote about this in my waiver wire article, but Charles Clay is a gut call. I believe he's better than he's been, and he's due for a score.

In deeper leagues, Josh Hill is a nice gamble. He's the Saints receiving tight end in Graham's absence, and they have shown a willingness to use him in the red zone. Clay Harbor is also an appealing deep-league option. He's had 70 yards or more in two of his last three games, which is pretty good for a TE outside of the top 15.

Good luck in Week 7 RotoBallers!

 

Week 7 Tight End Fantasy Football Rankings

Staff Rankings
Average
Player
Name
Team
Name
Ryan Rufe
Rankings
Zach Wilkens
Rankings
1 Rob Gronkowski NE 2 1
2 Julius Thomas DEN 1 5
3 Jordan Cameron CLE 4 2
4 Greg Olsen CAR 3 3
5 Jordan Reed WAS 6 4
6 Travis Kelce KC 8 7
7 Larry Donnell NYG 10 6
8 Martellus Bennett CHI 5 13
9 Delanie Walker TEN 7 11
10 Dwayne Allen IND 12 8
11 Vernon Davis SF 13 10
12 Antonio Gates SD 9 16
13 Jermaine Gresham CIN 16 9
14 Clay Harbor JAC 11 21
15 Jace Amaro NYJ 19 12
16 Jared Cook STL 15 14
17 Jason Witten DAL 14 17
18 Charles Clay MIA 25 15
19 Owen Daniels BAL 17 22
20 Josh Hill NO 23 18
21 Heath Miller PIT 18 19
22 Eric Ebron DET 20 27
23 Scott Chandler BUF 26 20
24 Timothy Wright NE 21 30
25 Coby Fleener IND 22 23
26 Ladarius Green SD 24 29
27 Garrett Graham HOU 24
28 Daniel Fells NYG 25
29 Chase Ford MIN 26
30 Andrew Quarless GB 27 34
31 Levine Toilolo ATL 28 32
32 Lance Kendricks STL 28
33 Luke Willson SEA 29 33
34 Niles Paul WAS 30 35
35 Benjamin Watson NO 31
36 Anthony Fasano KC 36
37 Crockett Gillmore BAL 37
38 John Carlson ARI 38
39 Richard Rodgers GB 39
40 Mychal Rivera OAK 40

 


Check out all of RotoBaller's fantasy football rankings. Staff rankings are updated regularly for all positions and include standard formats, PPR scoring, tiered rankings and dynasty leagues.