Please Brandon Pettigrew. Please have at least six catches for 85 yards and preferrably a touchdown so you can lead me to a fantasy championship. What about the rest of the league in the final week of the regular season. Who can you count on? Which teams are going to play their star players all game long? Who will help lead you to the fantasy promised land? Can Jimmy Graham have one more big week for you? Will Rob Gronkowski put an exclamation poiint on his record breaking season? Will Jared Cook continue his late season hot streak and vault himself into fantasy players minds for next season? It certainly has been a quality year for the tight end position, and we give you one last crack at the tight end rankings.
Tight ends continue to be major contributors to your fantasy team, although many of those that we expected to be the ones putting up points continue to disappoint, including Vernon Davis, Antonio Gates, Jermichael Finley, and Zach Miller. However, saving others' fantasy seasons are the two headed monster in New England, Owen Daniels, Jake Ballard, and Fred Davis. Which of your guys will be rocking out the fantasy points this week? Is it really possible for opposing defenses to be unable to stop Hernandez and Gronkowski? How are two tight ends on the same team really fantasy relevant? Is Antonio Gates healthy? Are any other tight ends going to break out before the end of the season? If you have one of the players on bye this week and need a replacement, look no further than the Week 9 tight end rankings.
This has certainly been a golden season for tight ends, as so many guys are stepping up and providing their fantasy owners with major points on a weekly basis. Fred Davis made his presence felt with Chris Cooley officially out, Antonio Gates made his return, and Jared Cook found the end zone for the Titans. The good news for fantasy owners is that the Dynamic Duo of tight ends in New England are off of their bye and can go back into your lineups, as well as Jason Witten, and Vernon Davis. What was once a black hole of fantasy sucking, but now is an integral part of your lineups. The contenders are definitely separating themselves from the pretenders in your fantasy leagues, and only contenders will really read the Week 8 Tight End rankings. You are a contender, aren't you?
The probable return of Antonio Gates and the injury to Chris Cooley is the biggest news items when it comes to tight ends in Week 7 and that begs the question can any quarterback in Washington get the ball to Fred Davis so he can show off his enormous potential? Other than that you have to recognize that Jimmy Graham and Greg Olsen are turning themselves into elite players at the position, while Jermichael Finley continues to disappoint even though he stays high on my rankings. it is a rough week for bye weeks upcoming as both New England studs, Vernon Davis, and even up and comers Jake Ballard and Jermaine Gresham won't be playing this weekend, and Zach Miller's concussion will keep him out as well. That fact alone makes it more important than ever to check out the weekly rankings to see which potential free agents might be able to help your team bring home the win as we reach the middle of October.
You might find the name at the top of this list to be a little strange, but I am really liking what I am seeing from Greg Olsen and I think this is going to be a huge game for him. I also like the fact that Vernon Davis has finally gotten his head out of his rear end and is starting to live up to some of his predraft hype. Jimmy Graham came through for me big time last week, which means that this week might not be so hot. But I am really liking what I see from Dustin Keller as well as Brandon Pettigrew. Who else do I like and not like? You can find it all below in this week's tight end rankings.