Week Four TE rankings

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Sunday, Sept. 30 at 12:19 p.m. ET

Byes: Indianapolis, Pittsburgh

Here are PFW's Week Four TE rankings:

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

Not listed: Dustin Keller, Jets (INACTIVE); Kevin Boss, Chiefs; Aaron Hernandez, Patriots

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.