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Week 5 TE Rankings

Having trouble making your lineup decison for week 5? Look no further as Robert has his TE rankings for the week to help you get a win.

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Hard to believe that most teams have already played a fourth of the season.  This is one of those times when what we saw last season gets put on the back burner compared to what we have seen so far this year.  Sure Jason Witten has been a consistent option for a long time, but he has done nothing to help you out this year.  Decisions to bench, and even drop Witten may seem tough because of the mid round pick you had to use on him, but to give yourself the best chance at winning, it is necessary.  Same goes for those people who are surprising owners with top level performances.  Trust Larry Donnell and Travis Kelce, even if they were not drafted in almost all leagues.  To gather wins to make the playoffs, these choices are what separates the championship contenders, with those who need to rely heavily on its studs.  Yesterday we covered the QB, RB, and WR, positions, so now it is time to tackle the TE's.  Below are the top 32 TE's in order for week five, and some added commentary below on a few guys.  Without dragging this intro longer, let's dive right into the commentary and rankings.

Vernon Davis - I think Davis will play, but he will be limited.  There is a good chance that he has a snap count on him, or if he doesn't, that he re-aggravates his injury.  His presence in the redzone is hard to ignore though, so he still barely makes the top ten.

Garrett Graham - I like his skill set, but his matchup is what really drives up his value this week.  He has the best matchup a TE could hope for playing against the Cowboys.  They have allowed opposing TE's nearly 100 yards a game, and a total of 6 TD's through four games.  I feel that Graham is a safe bet this week to score, and put up some decent yards along the way.

Niles Paul - I'm taking a guess that Jordan Reed won't play until week 6, and that Paul will be cleared to play after his concussion.  If Reed were to suit up and play, he would rank where Paul is, and Paul would be around the last 20's.

Jason Witten - Feel free to drop him in shallow ten or twelve team leagues.  There is a good chance someone who is ranked higher is available on the waiver wire, and I do not want to deal with this three or four point effort each week.

Clay Harbor - Last week I picked Scott Chandler as a lower ranked guy available in a lot of leagues as someone who could put up a decent effort and find the endzone.  Well that didn't go too well, but I expect this weeks pick in Clay Harbor to perform much better.  He is the starter with the Jaguars, and Bortles kept looking his way.  He could start to shoot up the rankings if he proves that this was not a one week thing.

Jace Amaro - Two straight weeks of five fantasy points is nothing special, but for a rookie it is a good start.  Geno Smith really can't get any worse, so Amaro's value can't go down.  Each week he appears to have a larger role, so clearly Rex Ryan has started to trust the rookie more, so he could find himself near the top 15 if his usage rate keeps up and he finds his way into the endzone a couple of times.

Teams On Bye: Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Jimmy Graham New Orleans Saints Buccaneers
2 Julius Thomas Denver Broncos Cardinals
3 Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots Bengals
4 Martellus Bennett Chicago Bears Panthers
5 Delanie Walker Tennessee Titans Browns
6 Greg Olsen Carolina Panthers Bears
7 Larry Donnell New York Giants Falcons
8 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs 49ers
9 Heath Miller Pittsburgh Steelers Jaguars
10 Vernon Davis San Francisco 49ers Chiefs
11 Dwayne Allen Indianapolis Colts Ravens
12 Jordan Cameron Cleveland Browns Titans
13 Garrett Graham Houston Texans Cowboys
14 Antonio Gates San Diego Chargers Jets
15 Zach Ertz Philadelphia Eagles Rams
16 Niles Paul Washington Redskins Seahawks
17 Owen Daniels Baltimore Ravens Colts
18 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys Texans
19 Clay Harbor Jacksonville Jaguars
20 Jared Cook St. Louis Rams Eagles
21 Coby Fleener Indianapolis Colts Ravens
22 Eric Ebron Detroit Lionns Bills
23 Jace Amaro New York Jets Chargers
24 Ladarius Green San Diego Chargers Jets
25 Luke Wilson Seattle Seahawks Redskins
26 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saints
27 Daniel Fells New York Giants Falcons
28 John Carlson Arizona Cardinals Broncos
29 Levine Toilolo Atlanta Falcons Giants
30 Logan Paulson Washington Redskins Seahawks
31 Rhett Ellison Minnesota Vikings Packers
32 Josh Hill New Orleans Saints Buccaneers