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Week 4 TE Rankings

Is Jason Witten still a guy you can start? Does Antonio Gates playing against the Jaguars make him a top three option this week? Robert offers you his TE rankings for week 4.

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Three weeks of the NFL season have now been completed, and injuries are depleting the players at some positions.  Luckily the TE position has been relatively unscathed, other than Jordan Reed, and now Kyle Rudolph.  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 four, and some added commentary below on a few guys.  Now that we have some more 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  Without dragging this intro longer, let's dive right into the commentary and rankings.

Antonio Gates - Fell back to earth last week by not scoring a touchdown, but don't worry as he now gets the soft Jacksonville defense.  I expect another monster game out of Gates here, as he will score at least once, with 80+ yards.

Niles Paul - He keeps on racking up the yards, and that means something.  Paul should be relied on now as a guy who can get 60 yards at least each week, and then have the opportunity to score a TD in the process.  Washington plays the Giants tonight, and they haven't been tested yet by a team that has a good TE, so I'm expecting a good game.

Travis Kelce - Each week that I see Kelce make plays, the more I like him.  He has all the requisite skills to be a good TE in this league.  He is a borderline top 10 guy the rest of the way, and I expect that Fasano won't be poaching too many TD's the rest of the way.

Dwayne Allen - The Colts seem to be leaning more towards Allen in there basic sets than Fleener, something that has been happening the past few years.  As the top TE on the Colts, I believe that Luck will help Allen get a redzone score this week.

Jason Witten - I'm real close to just giving up completly on Witten at this point.  If he has another disappointing game, feel free to drop him, as the offense is running through DeMarco Murray at this point.

Scott Chandler - If you are desperate to find a replacement for Julius Thomas this week, look no further than Scott Chandler.  He has always been a nice redzone target in Buffalo, and last week had over 70 receiving yards.  If you are looking for a guy with a decent chance at scoring a TD this far down the rankings, Chandler is your best bet.

Teams On Bye: Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, St. Louis

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Jimmy Graham New Orleans Saints Cowboys
2 Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots Chiefs
3 Antonio Gates San Diego Chargers Jaguars
4 Greg Olsen Carolina Panthers Ravens
5 Niles Paul Washington Redskins Giants
6 Vernon Davis San Francisco 49ers Eagles
7 Martellus Bennett Chicago Bears Packers
8 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs Patriots
9 Zach Ertz Philadelphia Eagles 49ers
10 Delanie Walker Tennessee Titans Colts
11 Larry Donnell New York Giants Redskins
12 Dwayne Allen Indianapolis Colts Titans
13 Charles Clay Miami Dolphins Raiders
14 Owen Daniels Baltimore Ravens Panthers
15 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys Saints
16 Heath Miller Pittsburgh Steelers Buccaneers
17 Brandon Myers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Steelers
18 Garrett Graham Houston Texans Bills
19 Levine Toilolo Atlanta Falcons Vikings
20 Scott Chandler Buffalo Bills Texans
21 Coby Fleener Indianapolis Colts Titans
22 Jace Amaro New York Jets Lions
23 Ladarius Green San Diego Chargers Jaguars
24 Mychal Rivera Oakland Raiders Dolphins
25 Andrew Quarless Green Bay Packers Bears
26 Eric Ebron Detroit Lions Jets
27 Daniel Fells New York Giants Redskins
28 Jeff Cumberland New York Jets Lions
29 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Tampa Bay Buccaneers Steelers
30 Anthony Fasano Kansas City Chiefs Patriots
31 Josh Hill New Orleans Saints Cowboys
32 Rhett Ellison Minnesota Vikings Falcons