Week Seven TE rankings

Posted Oct. 23, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Oct. 23, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. ET

Byes: Bills, Bengals, Patriots, Giants, Eagles, 49ers

Here are our fantasy rankings for tight ends:

  1. Jimmy Graham, Saints vs. Colts
  2. Jermichael Finley, Packers at Vikings
  3. Jason Witten, Cowboys vs. Rams
  4. Antonio Gates, Chargers at Jets — INJ (ACTIVE)
  5. Owen Daniels, Texans at Titans
  6. Fred Davis, Redskins at Panthers
  7. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions vs. Falcons
  8. Greg Olsen, Panthers vs. Redskins — UP
  9. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons at Lions
  10. Jared Cook, Titans vs. Texans
  11. Dallas Clark, Colts at Saints
  12. Kellen Winslow, Buccaneers vs. Bears
  13. Jeremy Shockey, Panthers vs. Redskins — UP
  14. Dustin Keller, Jets vs. Chargers
  15. Ben Watson, Browns vs. Seahawks
  16. Heath Miller, Steelers at Cardinals
  17. Ed Dickson, Ravens at Jaguars
  18. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars vs. Ravens
  19. Kevin Boss, Raiders vs. Chiefs
  20. Lance Kendricks, Rams at Cowboys
  21. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins vs. Broncos
  22. Joel Dreessen, Texans at Titans
  23. Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings vs. Packers
  24. Evan Moore, Browns vs. Seahawks
  25. Tony Scheffler, Lions vs. Falcons — UP
  26. Randy McMichael, Chargers at Jets
  27. Kellen Davis, Bears vs. Buccaneers — UP
  28. Daniel Fells, Broncos at Dolphins
  29. Leonard Pope, Chiefs at Raiders
  30. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings vs. Packers
  31. Todd Heap, Cardinals vs. Steelers — INJ, DOWN (INACTIVE)
  32. Julius Thomas, Broncos at Dolphins — INJ (INACTIVE)
  33. James Casey, Texans at Titans — INJ, DOWN (INACTIVE)

Not listed: Chris Cooley, Redskins; Zach Miller, Seahawks


The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.