Week Five TE rankings

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11:25 a.m. ET

Byes: Dallas, Detroit, Oakland, Tampa Bay

Here are PFW's Week Five TE rankings:

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

Not listed: Kevin Boss, Chiefs

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.