Fantasy Football 2011: Week 7 Tight End Rankings

Coming back this week, but will he stay back?

Lots of questions in the Tight End world going into week 7:

Will Antonio Gates finally return this week? Possibly.

Will Jermichel Finley have another good game this season? Most definitely, yes.

Will Jimmy Graham play this week despite not practicing Thursday? Maybe. Check back here for updates.

Will Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez play this week? No.  Can they please, despite being on bye this week? I'm sorry. Still no.

Facts/Flukes and Ranks After the Jump.

The Redskins' Fred Davis leads the team with 6 catches and 95 yards in an ugly Rex Grossman-led game. FACT. Despite Grossman's constant miscues, Davis was still heavily targeted.  John Beck continued to look Davis' way when he replaced Sexy Rexy.  Davis is back, baby! Along with Santana Moss, he'll continue to be the focal point of the passing game.  Chris Cooley's injuries prove that fact further.

In a win over Washington, the Eagles' Brent Celek scores a touchdown to go with 4 catches. FLUKE.  I'm not buying a sudden Celek resurgence in the passing game.  Celek has been used mostly as a blocker so far this year and hasn't lived up to his break-out season from 2  years ago.  I'd like to see more.

New England's Aaron Hernandez leads the Patriots' receivers with 8 catches in close win over CowboysFACT.  The athletic TE from Florida has become Brady's # 2 Receiver since his return from injury.  The pecking order in the Pats' game is essentially this: Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, Rob Gronkowski, Deion Branch, everyone else.  With defenses keying in on Gronk, Hernandez has come back in a big way.  I think he ends the year as a top-10 TE at the very least.

Players I Like This Week: Brandon Pettigrew, Greg Olsen, Jared Cook

Players I Don't Like This Week: Kellen Winslow, Dallas Clark, Antonio Gates

Rankings are below, and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns with the list.  You can follow me on Twitter or ask any questions there.

For all other rankings, head on over to our friends at Fantasy Rundown and Fantasy Football Librarian.

Tight End Team Opponent
1. Jimmy Graham (Questionable) Saints Colts
2. Jason Witten Cowboys Rams
3. Brandon Pettigrew Lions Falcons
4. Jermichel Finley Packers Vikings
5. Fred Davis Redskins Panthers
6. Owen Daniels Texans Titans
7. Antonio Gates Chargers Jets
8. Dustin Keller Jets Chargers
9. Greg Olsen Panthers Redskins
10. Tony Gonzalez Falcons Lions
11. Jared Cook Titans Texans
12. Ed Dickson Ravens Jaguars
13. Dallas Clark Colts Saints
14. Kellen Winslow Bucs Bears
15. Ben Watson Browns Seahawks
16. Kevin Boss Raiders Chiefs
17. Heath Miller Steelers Cardinals
18. Jeremey Shockey Panthers Redskins
19. Todd Heap Cardinals Steelers
20. Visanthe Shiancoe Vikings Packers
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