Week 14 TE rankings

Posted Dec. 11, 2011 @ 4:02 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Dec. 11, 2011 @ 4:02 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for tight ends:

  1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots at Redskins
  2. Jimmy Graham, Saints at Titans
  3. Antonio Gates, Chargers vs. Bills
  4. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons at Panthers
  5. Jason Witten, Cowboys vs. Giants
  6. Aaron Hernandez, Patriots at Redskins
  7. Jermichael Finley, Packers vs. Raiders
  8. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions vs. Vikings
  9. Vernon Davis, 49ers at Cardinals
  10. Kellen Winslow, Buccaneers at Jaguars
  11. Brent Celek, Eagles at Dolphins
  12. Owen Daniels, Texans at Bengals
  13. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins vs. Eagles
  14. Dustin Keller, Jets vs. Chiefs
  15. Greg Olsen, Panthers vs. Falcons — UP
  16. Dallas Clark, Colts at RavensINJ (ACTIVE)
  17. Jake Ballard, Giants at Cowboys
  18. Jeremy Shockey, Panthers vs. Falcons
  19. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals vs. Texans
  20. Ed Dickson, Ravens vs. Colts
  21. Heath Miller, Steelers vs. Browns
  22. Tony Scheffler, Lions vs. Vikings
  23. Kevin Boss, Raiders at Packers — UP
  24. Kellen Davis, Bears at Broncos
  25. Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings at Lions
  26. Dennis Pitta, Ravens vs. Colts
  27. Jared Cook, Titans vs. Saints
  28. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars vs. Buccaneers — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  29. Jacob Tamme, Colts at Ravens — DOWN
  30. Joel Dreessen, Texans at Bengals
  31. Ben Watson, Browns at Steelers
  32. Evan Moore, Browns at Steelers
  33. Zach Miller, Seahawks vs. Rams
  34. Todd Heap, Cardinals vs. 49ers — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  35. Randy McMichael, Chargers vs. Bills
  36. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings at Lions
  37. Travis Beckum, Giants at Cowboys
  38. Delanie Walker, 49ers at Cardinals
  39. Logan Paulsen, Redskins vs. Patriots

Not listed: Fred Davis, Redskins; Scott Chandler, Bills


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.