Fantasy Football TE Rankings: Week 8

Tight end is normally a top-heavy position, but there is some depth this year. If you're unsure of who to start this week, check out my rankings. If you own Vernon Davis, I think you're happy he's on bye. He hasn't looked himself. I list the top 15, because those are the only ones who are usually worth starting.

Byes: New York Giants & San Francisco 49ers

Updated: Oct. 23

Other Rankings: QB, RB, WR, TE, DEF

Rank & Player Opponent Notes
1. Rob Gronkowski, NE CHI If Gronk is healthy, Gronk is starting for you. I think he has a big week against Da Bears.
2. Julius Thomas, DEN SD Thomas is always a high-end start. UPDATE: A surprisingly poor performance from Thomas.
3. Greg Olsen, CAR SEA Olsen is one of the few reliable targets in Carolina.
4. Antonio Gates, SD @DEN I swear I didn't think Gates was going to hand the torch to Ladarius Green this season. UPDATE: Gates put up a big game. Hopefully you started him.
5. Jimmy Graham, NO GB It's tough to trust his health, but you likely don't have other options.
6. Martellus Bennett, CHI @NE Bennett's production has slowed because he hasn't had a touchdown since Week 3.
7. Jordan Reed, WAS @DAL Reed is healthy and the Cowboys struggle stopping tight ends.
8. Zach Ertz, PHI @ARI Ertz has promise, but he's been a little boom-or-bust this season.
9. Travis Kelce, KC STL He's inconsistent, like many tight ends, but you can justify starting Kelce.
10. Dwayne Allen, IND @PIT Allen has put up good numbers lately.
11. Jordan Cameron, CLE OAK Cameron has done nothing expect for Week 6.
12. Delanie Walker, TEN HOU Walker is much better with Locker than Whitehurst under center, but now he gets Mettenberger. That could hurt.
13. Jason Witten, DAL WAS Witten just hasn't gotten enough targets.
14. Charles Clay, MIA JAC You could do worse and he's got a good matchup.
15. Owen Daniels, @CIN Daniels is coming off a nice game and the Bengals have issues with covering tight ends. UPDATE: Daniels is out for Sunday.

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