Week Nine TE rankings

Posted Nov. 06, 2011 @ 3:24 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Nov. 6, 2011 @ 3:24 p.m. ET

Byes: Panthers, Lions, Jaguars, Vikings

Here are our fantasy rankings for tight ends:

  1. Jimmy Graham, Saints vs. Buccaneers
  2. Jermichael Finley, Packers at Chargers
  3. Antonio Gates, Chargers vs. Packers
  4. Aaron Hernandez, Patriots vs. Giants — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  5. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots vs. Giants
  6. Owen Daniels, Texans vs. Browns
  7. Jason Witten, Cowboys vs. Seahawks
  8. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons at Colts
  9. Vernon Davis, 49ers at Redskins
  10. Brent Celek, Eagles vs. Bears
  11. Fred Davis, Redskins vs. 49ers — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  12. Dustin Keller, Jets at Bills
  13. Kellen Winslow, Buccaneers at Saints
  14. Jared Cook, Titans vs. Bengals
  15. Jake Ballard, Giants at Patriots
  16. Dallas Clark, Colts vs. Falcons — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  17. Heath Miller, Steelers vs. Ravens
  18. Scott Chandler, Bills vs. Jets
  19. Ben Watson, Browns at Texans
  20. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins at Chiefs
  21. Zach Miller, Seahawks at Cowboys
  22. Joel Dreessen, Texans vs. Browns — DOWN
  23. Kevin Boss, Raiders vs. Broncos
  24. Delanie Walker, 49ers at Redskins
  25. Evan Moore, Browns at Texans
  26. James Casey, Texans vs. Browns — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  27. Ed Dickson, Ravens at Steelers
  28. Julius Thomas, Broncos at Raiders
  29. Randy McMichael, Chargers vs. Packers
  30. Daniel Fells, Broncos at Raiders
  31. Michael Hoomanawanui, Rams at Cardinals
  32. Lance Kendricks, Rams at Cardinals
  33. David Thomas, Saints vs. Buccaneers — UP
  34. Kellen Davis, Bears at Eagles
  35. Todd Heap, Cardinals vs. Rams — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  36. Donald Lee, Bengals at Titans
  37. Dennis Pitta, Ravens at Steelers
  38. Clay Harbor, Eagles vs. Bears
  39. Luke Stocker, Buccaneers at Saints
  40. Leonard Pope, Chiefs vs. Dolphins
  41. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals at Titans — INJ (INACTIVE)
  42. Cameron Morrah, Seahawks at Cowboys — INJ, DOWN (INACTIVE)

Not listed: none


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.