Week One TE rankings

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 10:39 a.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated 10:40 a.m. ET, Thursday, Sept. 6

Byes: none

Here are PFW's Week One TE rankings:

  1. Jimmy Graham, Saints vs. Redskins
  2. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots at Titans
  3. Aaron Hernandez, Patriots at Titans
  4. Antonio Gates, Chargers at Raiders
  5. Vernon Davis, 49ers at Packers
  6. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons at Chiefs
  7. Jermichael Finley, Packers vs. 49ers
  8. Jason Witten, Cowboys at Giants — INJ
  9. Fred Davis, Redskins at Saints
  10. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions vs. Rams
  11. Brent Celek, Eagles at Browns
  12. Greg Olsen, Panthers at Buccaneers
  13. Owen Daniels, Texans vs. Dolphins
  14. Jared Cook, Titans vs. Patriots
  15. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings vs. Jaguars
  16. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals at Ravens
  17. Dallas Clark, Buccaneers vs. Panthers
  18. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars at Vikings
  19. Lance Kendricks, Rams at Lions
  20. Dustin Keller, Jets vs. Bills — INJ
  21. Jacob Tamme, Broncos vs. Steelers
  22. Ed Dickson, Ravens vs. Bengals
  23. Scott Chandler, Bills at Jets
  24. Martellus Bennett, Giants vs. Cowboys
  25. Zach Miller, Seahawks at Cardinals
  26. Coby Fleener, Colts at Bears
  27. Ben Watson, Browns vs. Eagles
  28. Tony Moeaki, Chiefs vs. Falcons
  29. Heath Miller, Steelers at Broncos
  30. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins at Texans
  31. Joel Dreessen, Broncos vs. Steelers
  32. Dwayne Allen, Colts at Bears
  33. Kellen Davis, Bears vs. Colts
  34. Kevin Boss, Chiefs vs. Falcons
  35. James Casey, Texans vs. Dolphins
  36. Charles Clay, Dolphins at Texans

 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.