Week 17 TE rankings

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 12:26 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Jan. 1, 2012 @ 12:26 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for tight ends:

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

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


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.