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Week 13 TE Rankings & Matchups: Scott Chandler, Julius Thomas, Vance McDonald


Below you will find our Week 13 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 13, 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 13.

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 13 Fantasy Football Rankings - Tight Ends

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Staff Ranks
Player Name
(Team - Position)
Zach Wilkens
Rankings
Ed Gorelik
Rankings
1 Greg Olsen CAR at NO 1 1
2 Delanie Walker TEN vs. JAC 2 3
3 Jordan Reed WAS vs. DAL 3 4
4 Travis Kelce KC at OAK 4 5
5 Julius Thomas JAC at TEN 5 7
6 Antonio Gates SD vs. DEN 7 6
7 Jacob Tamme ATL at TB 6 9
8 Gary Barnidge CLE vs. CIN 8 12
9 Martellus Bennett CHI vs. SF 10 11
10 Tyler Eifert CIN at CLE 2
11 Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. SEA 9 18
12 Jason Witten DAL at WAS 17 10
13 Benjamin Watson NO vs. CAR 14 13
14 Richard Rodgers GB at DET 13 14
15 Cameron Brate TB vs. ATL 26 8
16 Zach Ertz PHI at NE 11 23
17 Vance McDonald SF at CHI 12 20
18 Scott Chandler NE vs. PHI 16 16
19 Will Tye NYG vs. NYJ 15 31
20 Heath Miller PIT vs. IND 25 15
21 Crockett Gillmore BAL at MIA 21 17
22 Eric Ebron DET vs. GB 19 19
23 Charles Clay BUF vs. HOU 18 26
24 Jared Cook STL vs. ARI 20
25 Coby Fleener IND at PIT 30 22
26 Ladarius Green SD vs. DEN 22
27 Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB vs. ATL 23 28
28 Brent Celek PHI at NE 31 24
29 Ryan Griffin HOU at BUF 24
30 Vernon Davis DEN at SD 27 25
31 Zach Miller CHI vs. SF 29 27
32 Jordan Cameron MIA vs. BAL 28 32
33 Owen Daniels DEN at SD 33 29
34 Luke Willson SEA at MIN 32 30
35 Dwayne Allen IND at PIT 34

 

Week 13 Tight End (TE) Rankings Analysis

By Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades)

Stud TE Tyler Eifert is not expected to play this week so a lot of people are out there looking for replacements. One that I really like is Vance McDonald of the 49ers. He seems to have nice chemistry with Blaine Gabbert. He has 10 catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns over the last two weeks. It’s a small sample size, but I’m willing to take my chances.

I’m also buying into the mini resurgence we have seen from Julius Thomas. He’s seen 18 targets the past two weeks as it seems Blake Bortles and Thomas are getting on the same page. Allen Hurns being out only helps Thomas’ prospects this week. The Titans give up the 7th most points to tight ends. I have Thomas pegged for about 10 targets and that should lead to a very productive day.

Scott Chandler will be filling in for Gronk. He certainly has a chance for a touchdown in this offense but otherwise I’m not too enthused. The Eagles are a really bad matchup for tight ends. Even dating back to the start of last year they’ve given up just three touchdowns to tight ends.

It’s been a characteristic of Chip Kelly’s defense in the NFL. A lot of people are excited just because there aren’t many option for Brady to throw too. I’ll stay away this week.

 

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