Week 16 TE rankings

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 12:25 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Dec. 24, 2011 @ 12:25 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for tight ends:

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

Not listed: Fred Davis, Redskins; Ben Watson, Browns; Jake Ballard, Giants; Anthony Fasano, Dolphins


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.