Week 15 TE rankings

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Dec. 18, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for tight ends:

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

Not listed: Fred Davis, Redskins; Scott Chandler, Bills; Travis Beckum, Giants; Ben Watson, Browns


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.