Week Two TE rankings

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 11:46 a.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated 11:42 p.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 15

Byes: none

Here are PFW's Week Two TE rankings:

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

Not listed: Dustin Keller, Jets.

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.