Week Eight TE rankings

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 9:02 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Friday, Oct. 26, 9:02 p.m. ET

Byes: Baltimore, Bufalo, Cincinnati, Houston.

Here are PFW's Week Eight TE rankings:

  1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots at Rams                            INJ
  2. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons at Eagles
  3. Antonio Gates, Chargers at Browns
  4. Vernon Davis, 49ers at Cardinals
  5. Jimmy Graham, Saints at Broncos (DOWN)         INJ
  6. Heath Miller, Steelers vs. Redskins
  7. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings vs. Buccaneers
  8. Jason Witten, Cowboys vs. Giants
  9. Martellus Bennett, Giants at Cowboys
  10. Brent Celek, Eagles vs. Falcons
  11. Dustin Keller, Jets vs. Dolphins
  12. Jermichael Finley, Packers vs. Jaguars
  13. Greg Olsen, Panthers at Bears
  14. Brandon Myers, Raiders at Chiefs
  15. Jacob Tamme, Broncos vs. Saints
  16. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions vs. Seahawks
  17. Joel Dreessen, Broncos vs. Saints
  18. Jared Cook, Titans vs. Colts
  19. Coby Fleener, Colts at Titans
  20. Logan Paulsen, Redskins at Steelers
  21. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars at Packers
  22. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins at Jets
  23. Dwayne Allen, Colts at Titans
  24. Lance Kendricks, Rams vs. Patriots
  25. David Thomas, Saints at Broncos (UP)
  26. Chris Cooley, Redskins at Steelers
  27. Jordan Cameron, Browns vs. Chargers
  28. Dallas Clark, Buccaneers at Vikings 
  29. Ben Watson, Browns vs. Chargers
  30. Tony Moeaki, Chiefs vs. Raiders
  31. Zach Miller, Seahawks at Lions
  32. Rob Housler, Cardinals vs. 49ers
  33. Tony Scheffler, Lions vs. Seahawks
  34. Kellen Davis, Bears vs. Panthers      
  35. Charles Clay, Dolphins at Jets
  36. Daniel Fells, Patriots at Rams (ADDED)
  37. Craig Stevens, Titans vs. Colts
  38. Todd Heap, Cardinals vs. 49ers                                 INJ
  39. Steve Maneri, Chiefs vs. Raiders (DOWN)           INJ
  40. Travis Beckum, Giants at Cowboys                          INJ

Not listed: Fred Davis, Redskins; 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.