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Week Two TE Rankings

Trying to figure out your TE for week two? Take a look at our rankings, and see who we have rated highest.

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Week one has now past, and whether you won or lost, it is time to move on to week two.  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 two, and some added commentary below on a few guys.  Now that we have some game film we can trust more than the preseason, the rankings of players will start to fluctuate more on a week to week basis.  As the season continues to progress, the matchups will also start to play more of a factor in these rankings, as some defenses are better matchups than others.  Remember that this is a weekly game, so the terrible performance that you may received from Jason Witten last week doesn't hurt you this week, so just put it behind you and move forward.  Now the rankings, with commentary on a few of the guys that are in interesting spots.

Greg Olsen - Had a terrific start to his season last week, and he put up his numbers without Cam Newton being the starter.  When you can get 11 targets and 14 fantasy points with Derrick Anderson as your starting QB, that shows Olsen is in for a big year.  Newton should be back for this game, and he has always loved to target Olsen on those short to intermediate throws, which will accumulate to big numbers yet again.

Dennis Pitta - He picked up right where he left off at the end of last season with 10 receptions on 14 targets.  If Flacco is going to be constantly under pressure, then he will have to checkdown and look for Pitta often, especially with Rice gone as his usual safety valve.  Just like with Olsen, his numbers will come as a result of quantity, not big plays.

Zach Ertz - Ertz looks to have already passed Celek on the depth chart, which was all I needed to see in that first game.  Sure a TD is always nice to have, but now that he is the unquestioned starter with the Eagles, look for him to keep up a modest number of targets, with big play potential.  He goes up against the Colts who were just destroyed by Julius Thomas last Sunday night.  Don't expect what Thomas did for Ertz, but a TD and 80+ yards is very likely to happen.

Delanie Walker - Scored a TD last week, and looked decent, oh and he is facing the Cowboys.  Expect the pass catching options on the Titans to have a big game, as they will be able to throw all over the Dallas defense.  Another TD should ensue for Walker, but the yards may not be there.

Travis Kelce - Sure he may not have had the most targets out of the Chief TE's, but Kelce doesn't need a lot of targets to make an impact.  He is one of the rare big play potential guys at the position, and although Anthony Fasano scored last week, the Chiefs will have to throw often against the Denver Broncos.

Levine Toilolo - Caught a TD last week, but only had 19 yards to go with it.  Devin Hester came out of nowhere to steal away five catches last week, and that is a trend I don't see continuing.  Toilolo was targeted six times in week one, and is a big redzone threat.  Playing against the Bengals, who just allowed ten catches to Dennis Pitta.

Larry Donnell - Not someone you should start this week, or even pickup, but keep an eye on him as Eli did look for him in the redzone, and finished the game with a 6 catches for 66 yards and a TD.  If he has another high volume game, If your Tight End gets hurt, or is not one of the top 15 at the position, it could be time to take a flyer on him.

Brandon Myers - Had Austin Seferian-Jenkins listed here last week, and looks to have been a mistake.  It looks as though he is truly only going to be a redzone player as Myers is ahead of him on the depth chart.  I still like the upside of Jenkins, but until he can receive more snaps during the game, he doesn't deserve to have a spot on your roster.

Consult the chart below and play the guy who is rated higher.  Good luck and get that win this week!

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Jimmy Graham New Orleans Saints Browns
2 Julius Thomas Denver Broncos Chiefs
3 Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots Vikings
4 Greg Olsen Carolina Panthers Lions
5 Dennis Pitta Baltimore Ravens Steelers
6 Vernon Davis San Francisco 49ers Bears
7 Zach Ertz Philadelphia Eagles Colts
8 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys Titans
9 Jordan Cameron Cleveland Browns Saints
10 Delanie Walker Tennessee Titans Cowboys
11 Kyle Rudolph Minnesota Vikings Patriots
12 Charles Clay Miami Dolphins Bills
13 Martellus Bennett Chicago Bears 49ers
14 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs Broncos
15 Heath Miller Pittsburgh Steelers Ravens
16 Jermaine Gresham Cincinnati Bengals Falcons
17 Levine Toilolo Atlanta Falcons Bengals
18 Dwayne Allen Indianapolis Colts Eagles
19 Jared Cook St. Louis Rams Buccaneers
20 Ladarius Green San Diego Chargers Seahawks
21 Antonio Gates San Diego Chargers Seahawks
22 Coby Fleener Indianapolis Colts Eagles
23 Marcedes Lewis Jacksonville Jaguars Redskins
24 Larry Donnell New York Giants Cardinals
25 Niles Paul Washington Redskins Jaguars
26 Brent Celek Philadelphia Eagles Colts
27 Jeff Cumberland New York Jets Packers
28 Eric Ebron Detroit Lions Panthers
29 Brandon Myers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rams
30 Timothy Wright New England Patriots Vikings
31 Zach Miller Seattle Seahawks Chargers
32 Mychal Rivera Oakland Raiders Texans